On Sunday morning at the Texans' second day of practice of the young preseason, I was hanging out with my co-host John Granato watching the wide receivers go one-on-one against the cornerbacks in pass catching drills when Evan Koch of the Texans media relations team walked by and asked us who we tho ... More >>
The Houston sports talk landscape is complicated and fascinating. We are blessed with four full-time sports stations, several other sports-themed shows scattered along the dial and one national sports network headquartered right here in the Bayou City. When I ranked the best sports talk shows in Hou ... More >>
Vagabond '90s-rock heartthrob Evan Dando goes where the wind blows.
Photos by Jason WolterFitz & the Tantrums House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room April 18, 2011 Soul music is about power, yoking that gospel id to the pursuit of more worldly affairs, but it's also about subtlety. Grunt all you want, but smooth and steady wins the race (and wins over the ladies ... More >>
Rebecca Black WANTS YOU to keep Twittering about her.The Internet is a strange place. Its most dominant and pervasive bandwidth hogs are spam and porn, both completely voluntary (people actually open those Nigerian money request e-mails or they wouldn't still be sending them). It drives news ... More >>
Brittanie SheyThe girl next to Aftermath at Headhunters motions to her American husband, who is pogoing like a 10-year-old in desperate need of Ritalin. "He tells me I must be the only Canadian who has never heard of Nardwuar." Indeed, since Nardwuar the Human Serviette has made a name in Ca ... More >>
Photo courtesy FBI See this dude here? Rocking the sunglasses and the shaggy locks?NOTE TO CRIMINAL OVERLORDS: Do not hire this guy to rob any banks for you. If you do, give him some Ritalin or something.Here's what the FBI has to say about this guy's attempt to rob the Chase Bank near 9300 Westh ... More >>
If you're aware of Kanye West's - whom Pollstar is reporting stops at Toyota Center with Lady GaGa January 22; good luck selling tickets for that one now, kiddo - past behavior at all, then you're probably surprised this article isn't longer. His habit of blurting out inappropriate, nonsensical n ... More >>
Texas' UIL had originally canceled a bunch of competitions until May 11 because of the swine-flu scare, but it appears they've now got things under control.The organization announced this afternoon that they're cranking things up again as of tomorrow.Because of "the magnitude and scope" of the regio ... More >>
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