From the time he entered the NBA as a teenager, Kobe Bryant wanted to be Michael Jordan, with every fiber of his being. He made this very clear from a young age, not so much by saying the words "I would like to be Michael Jordan" but by seemingly mimicking every single Michael Jordan bodily move. E ... More >>
If you never caught a GWAR show in the band's improbable 30-year reign, your failure is now officially complete. Dave Brockie, the often-hilarious, always-obscene front-thing better known to fans as Oderus Urungus, returned to the stars from whence he came early Sunday morning. He was 50. Though a ... More >>
Antarctic alien lords of metal and mayhem, GWAR have once more returned to the realm of mankind for another round of rioting and ribaldry, more determined than ever to inseminate and exterminate every living being on the planet. In order to resume their never-ending onslaught, the band had to overco ... More >>
As we drink our morning coffee and watch President Obama talk about how avoidable the federal government shutdown is and hear Republicans counter with their arguments, it's important to note that there have actually been several government shutdowns over the last few decades. So while this is more ... More >>
Every age group of sports fan has a precious few announcers whose voices serve as the collective narrator of their greatest sports memories (which as I've stated many times, for various reasons, typically take place between the halcyon ages of 16 and 28). For us 40-somethings, virtually every NFL m ... More >>
So if you are from Upstate New York (like me), and if you love hot dogs (like me), and you live in Texas (like me), then you probably really, really miss Hofmann hot dogs. Like me. Because when I tell you I miss Hofmann hot dogs, I mean that I miss them super-duper terribly, especially when holidays ... More >>
This means sonething different when Ben Roethlisberger does itOkay, so now we can put the whole Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers thing to bed, right? While Aaron Rodgers still has a ton of work to do to build the overall resume of the Ol' Dongslinger, yesterday's win over the Steelers, and just as ... More >>
This is not Roger StaubachBen Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers. In an era where success in the NFL has never been more tied to quarterback play, those are your last four quarterbacks standing in the 2011 Playoffs. Most NFL fans see the elimination and subsequent absen ... More >>
Don Meredith: Gone but not forgottenDandy Don Meredith, the carefree Cowboy and Monday Night Football star, is dead. He died at 72 last night in Santa Fe, N.M., where he'd been living a life decidedly out of the spotlight, ignoring most interview requests. He was one of a kind, and here are ... More >>
Like a great many former Oilers fans with a concurrent Longhorn allegiance, I am no Houston Texans fan. I tried for a few years, right up until the 2006 draft. The selection of Mario Williams was it for me. I took a solemn vow then to never support the Texans until the McNair family relinquished ... More >>
Like a great many former Oilers fans with a concurrent Longhorn allegiance, I am no Houston Texans fan. I tried for a few years, right up until the 2006 draft. The selection of Mario Williams was it for me. I took a solemn vow then to never support the Texans until the McNair family relinquis ... More >>
We took a pilgrimage in search of old-fashioned tamales, chili con carne and cheese enchiladas
Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.
NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games
Reid Ryan embarked on a new career as a team owner facing one big obstacle: voter approval of a new stadium. Then he called in a campaigner with the perfect pitch: a father named Nolan.
The State Bar of Texas tries again to KAYO John O'Quinn but can't lay a glove on him