It's no secret that great athletes tend to get more leeway when it comes to bad behavior. If you're a good enough college football player, many head coaches will either look the other way or give you a mere slap on the wrist if you decide to behave badly. In the NFL, they will take into considerati ... More >>
Much has been made of the New England Patriots' injury woes this football season, how quarterback Tom Brady has been missing some of his favorite playthings in the passing game at various times throughout the season. What started as the usual NFL litany of nagging injuries to guys here and there go ... More >>
There is only one kind of victory in football, the kind that finds you ahead on the score board when the game is over. In the Texans latest loss to the Patriots, 34-31 on Sunday at Reliant Stadium, there seemed to be progress, but the result was the same as the Texans dropped their 10th straight gam ... More >>
Now that every team is down to its 53-man roster and the first "real" game of the season is joyfully only days away, fantasy football players everywhere are holding their annual draft parties. If you are somehow unaware because you aren't one of 30 million Americans who play -- or one of the millio ... More >>
Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.
In Season 2 of The Sopranos, Christopher begins his ascent up the Soprano family "corporate" ladder by running (ruining?) a local stock brokerage for the sole purpose of artificially inflating the price of shares of some select companies (Webistics!). Along the way, he picks up a couple of flunkies ... More >>
I've already explained why the Texans will beat the Patriots. So, how could I possibly explain then how the Patriots will beat the Texans. Let's just say while my rooting interests lie with the Texans, I am enough of a sports fan to see both sides. I certainly don't WANT the Patriots to win on Sunda ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>
Earlier this week, the New England Patriots reportedly let their Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski know that it was time to dial back the body shots off of hookers, slow down on the shirtless club dancing, and say "NO" to random minor league home run derbies. Work starts again in ten days. The "Summ ... More >>
One of the lasting images of last season's NFL lockout took place in the press conference after the owners and players reached an agreement in late July. Jeff Saturday, at the time the center for the Indianapolis Colts, embraced and paid tribute to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, whose wife ... More >>
In general, I think Texan fans are excited for the upcoming 2012 season, but that has more to do with how strong the team looked in 2011 than the collective offseason efforts of the front office. In fact, the offseason has been littered with far more bad news than good, highlighted (or lowlighted, a ... More >>
So here we are, it's Thursday of Super Bowl week and we've had almost nothing to dig our teeth into from a story line perspective. I warned you earlier this week that it would be this way. Hell, when news came down today that Rob Gronkowski would be a gametime decision because of his high ankle sp ... More >>
Super Bowl hype week is underway, and I know that many of you will be consuming sports talk radio this week in an effort to get ready for the big game. (I know many of you won't be, and I understand that as well. I hate me some me sometimes, too. It's okay.) The general public service announcement ... More >>
So it's Super Bowl week. This game featuring a rematch between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. There will be a lot of story lines, real and imagined, developed and discussed before and during the game on Sunday. Like, for instance, the 25 mentioned below. 25. Tim Tebow because ... More >>
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