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Sean Pendergast

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    October 6, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of The Craziest College Football Saturday Ever

    ESPN's College GameDay, the gold standard for all sports studio shows and maybe all sports shows period, took its road show this week to Oxford, Mississippi for the most important game in the recent history of Ole Miss football. The Ole Miss Rebels, sitting on the curp of the top ten at number elev ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Fan Fighting League! LSU Bro Fight Video Is Delightfully Absurd (VIDEO)

    This past weekend, I traveled to Norman, OK to watch the Sooners take on the Tennessee Volunteers with some friends. Among them was my radio partner Ted Johnson, a three time Super Bowl champion and 10 year NFL player from 1995-2004. Ted and I started doing our show together, along with Rich Lord, ... More >>

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    September 12, 2014

    This Weekends Best Bets: "Cleveland Punter Gets Face Stomped" Edition

    Finally, a safe haven from TMZ videos of domestic violence incidents and replays of Roger Goodell's sweaty face, lying his ass off to America. Actual football! If you're someone who is more the traditionalist, you can say what you want about Thursday Night Football -- the short week dilutes the qu ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Watch Valet Crash This $335,000 Lamborghini (VIDEO)

    The concept of valet parking has always been a fascinating one to me. Here is an item that for many people is one of the largest tangible items that they own, for most second behind their home, and yet when we pull into a driveway at a hotel or restaurant, we are totally cool with just handing over ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Motorcyclist Crashes Into Moving Car, Lands On His Feet, Walks Away (VIDEO)

    When I was a senior in high school, I was bragging in study hall one day to a girl next to me that I'd never broken a bone in my whole life. I have no idea why I was touting that to her. I mean, I was boasting to a young female about something that essentially amounted to an 18 year run of luck. S ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Hair Balls Viral Video Box Set, Father's Day Weekend Edition

    I hope all of you fathers out there had a great Father's Day. I hope you got everything that you expected, which I know for many of you was a few peaceful hours on the couch to fall asleep to the U.S. Open (and this year's Open was quite conducive to catching a few winks). If you're one of those da ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Kid at Rangers Game Pulls Smoothest Foul Ball Trick Ever (VIDEO)

    Like many of you reading this, I have a teenage daughter. She's 16, so she's slowly gaining wisdom, and is slightly cagier than her junior high years where life basically kicks you into the deep end of the emotional swimming pool and says "Here ya' go," so I'm not as concerned as I may have been a ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: Live Twitter Feed

    The NFL Draft is finally here, and I'm so happy! Not just happy, we are talking like "Navin R. Johnson when the new phone books arrive" levels of happiness. We are talking Roscoe P. Coltrain thinking he just caught those diabolical Duke boys level of happiness. We are talking Carlos Lee on the earl ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Incredible Rescue Video From The Montrose Fire

    I'm a sports talk show host and, in this space at least, a sports writer. I live in a sports cocoon almost 24 hours a day. Certainly, the importance sports takes on is disproportionate in my world, and I think at the end of the day, it's probably disproportionate "out there" with many of you who res ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Special Olympics and Jolly Jesters: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend

    I'm back! Did you miss me? Don't run from your feelings! This is the place to come if you want to find out what the flip there is to do/watch when it comes to sports in the fine city of Houston, Texas. And for those of you Yankees who might visit this here website for info, don't be surprised when t ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The Desolation of Rods: With Release of Harris, 1560 Has Shed Nearly All It's Talent from "The Game"

    Almost three years ago, I wrote a story about how a local upstart sports talk station was waging a kind of David versus Goliath war against corporate-owned stations, and doing it with wit, attitude and creativity. No one argued that the group of young hosts and creative staff assembled by what was t ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Pendergast to Leave 1560, Join Rich Lord on 610 Drive Time Show

    Back in March, I wrote my list of fantasy sports talk radio pairings based on the current hosts. One of them was long-time host at KILT 610 and Texans sideline reporter Rich Lord with KGOW co-host and Houston Press contributor Sean Pendergast. Someone must have been listening. Beginning the first of ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Shock Jerks: Atlanta Sports Talk Guys Fired for Making Fun of Former NFL Player with ALS

    I have gone on record numerous times saying I really do not care for the whole "guy talk" format in sports radio. I think mixing entertainment with sports talk is great, necessary even, especially in the long stretch between the end of basketball season and the beginning of football season. What do ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    April Schooled: How Two Different Pranks Caught Even Us Off Guard April 1

    As the saying goes, you've got to get up pretty early in the morning to pull one over on us. Apparently, in at least two cases yesterday, people got up DAMN early because a couple of our writers got caught with their virtual pants down. We know conspiracy theorists think the media is involved in so ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    DeAndre Jordan's Dunk Immortalized By The Voice Of WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross!

    In 2013, one of the biggest gauges of your brand, your legacy, your relevance is what I like to call the "Google ______" test. Put someone's name in Google and what are the first three or four items that Google self-fills in as related topics after that name. If my "Google _____" test for DeAndre J ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Sports Radio Fantasy Draft: Filling Out the Lineups of Two Local Stations with Talent from the Existing Four

    One of the arguments against expansion in pro sports leagues is that it dilutes the talent pool. There are enough great players to fill out the lineups for 30 teams, but are there enough for 32? It's an important factor to consider. On Monday, 1560 KGOW fired Adam Clanton and John Wessling, hosts o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Dierdorf's "Over the Top Slathering"

    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 >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Dez Bryant 9-1-1 Edition

    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 >>

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    March 1, 2012

    So They Have A World Record For Paper-Airplane Throwing? Yes. Yes, They Do. (w/ VIDEO)

    I don't know if I'd count this as a sign that we are evolving or regressing as a society, but in the last decade or so, it seems like we've become strangely fascinated with the mundane. What were once considered nondescript vocations and mindless pastimes are now the foundation for reality televisio ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Astros Name Change Edition

    ​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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Our Rockets Season Preview: Ready For Some More Mediocrity?

    It hasn't been making a lot of waves here, given the excitement over the Texans' playoff games, but the NBA season has begun. Of course, if you're a Rocket fan, you know what that means: A team not good enough for the playoffs but not bad enough to get a franchise pick in the draft. Our Sean Pende ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Forecasting the NFL Head Coach Guillotine

    Your time here is done.​They call it "Black Monday." It's the day after the NFL regular season ends, when any still-employed head coach whose name has been remotely associated with the words "hot" and "seat" tiptoes cautiously into his office and hopes that there's not a box on his desk to pa ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Comment of the Day: The Day The Astros Died

    ​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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Comment of the Day: A Madden Cure for the Texans?

    ​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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Texans Preview: The Interactive Season Prediction

    ​For a larger, interactive version, click here. As noted below, our annual Houston Texans season preview, which includes our annual belief that the team will improve and make the playoffs, is up and on the Web. Our Sean Pendergast was optimistic even before word got out about Peyton Manning' ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Sports-Talk 1560 Loses Another Veteran: Lance Zierlein Calls It Quits at The Game

    Photo by Jeff BalkeZierlein (left) with his now former co-host John Granato.​In what feels like the dismantling of KGOW 1560 The Game, long-time morning show co-host Lance Zierlein announced via his Houston Chronicle blog that he would be turning in his microphone and leaving the station eff ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Tattoos Will Be the Secret to Extra Retirement-Home Pudding

    ​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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Changing Stations: KGOW's Creative Team Packs Up, Pendergast Goes National

    KGOW's now former creative team of Frank Bullington (left) and Chance McClain (right)​If you have listened at all to KGOW 1560 the Game over the last month or two, you may have noticed some changes taking place that represent a distinct shift in the overall vibe of the station. Gone are the od ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Hilariously Inept Criticism From A Reader

    ​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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Changes at 1560: Is KGOW Losing Its KAPOW?

    Our April 6 cover on KGOW.​In April, our cover story featured the irreverent, independent nature of local sports radio station KGOW 1560 The Game. It appears both of those characteristics may be on their way out as changes at the station inch them closer to the mainstream. Longtime program di ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    NFL Draft Liveblogging, Starring Sean Pendergast

    Rick Smith, you shall be judged immediately​The topic that has dominated sports talk radio lately -- at least in a city such as Houston that is experiencing a severe drought in anything worthwhile to talk about for its current franchises -- is the NFL Draft. It has turned into an off-season L ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Famous Triple Doubles (NBA and Otherwise)

    The Jim Rome triple double: He's Big O-esque​Ah, the triple double. The semi-elusive NBA statistic whereby an NBA player gets double figures in a game in three performance categories (points, rebounds, assists are usually the big three, but steals and blocked shots are sometimes allowed in the ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    KGOW'S KAPOW KAPOW

    1560AM weaves pop culture, locker-room humor and irreverence into sports-talk radio.

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    February 3, 2011

    The Most Illegal Wrestling Move of All Time!! (with VIDEO)

    Never violate the international rules​Anyone who knows me well (or listens to me on the radio, which is practically the same thing as my radio persona is not exactly a closed book when it comes to my personal life) knows that I am a huge fan of professional wrestling. I've been to about a hal ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Super Bowl: Welcome to JerryWorld

    Big Tex, in all his Jerry glory​The Metroplex powers-that-be are cursing the weather gods right now -- Lord knows they'd never curse the man they think is the actual God -- over the terrible conditions hitting town for Super Bowl week. And we're not just talking Steeler fans!! Ba-dum-bump. T ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Comment Of The Day: Glengarry Glen Texans

    ​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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Comment Of The Day: Last Word On The Grinch

    ​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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    So You Want To Be The University of Texas Offensive Coordinator...APPLY HERE

    What are the hours?​As a resident of the great state of Texas, it pains me to see our tax dollars being wasted. Case in point, somewhere in Austin there is a person who had to spend a couple hours of his or her day posting the offensive and defensive coordinator positions for the University ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    NFL & College Football - Weekend's Best Bets (SEC Guy Podcast Gold)

    Who doesn't love college football? Right?​I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and got to spend some quality time with their families. Me, my family is scattered all over the country, so when it came time to find some Thanksgiving dinner after my show yesterday, fortunately ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Five Step Plan To Being A Terrible Little League Parent (w/ VIDEO)

    Let me preface this post by saying that I love my kids, all three of them. They are named James, Judy Anne, and Sammy and they are ages 12, 12, and 11. They have all played sports since virtually the time they could walk and attending their sporting events -- whether it's soccer, football, baseb ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    YouTube Sports Time Wasters (i.e. VIDEO!!) -- "Fans Running On Field" Category

    About to get more than he bargained for​"All things end badly, or else they wouldn't end." -- Brian Flanagan, Cocktail (Yeah, you saw that right. I just started a sports post with a quote from Cocktail, which, having now seen my first episode of Glee, is strangely only the second gayest thing I' ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Houston Cougars -- An Early Lock of the Century

    That's a very big lock​I realize that my Best Bets for the weekend are usually a Friday thing, and rest assured after my fast start last week, no one is chomping harder at the bit to get back to the business of picking winners than me. (By the way, did ya see? 4-2, bitches! I know 6-0 and 5-1 are ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Game Time: Stephen F. Austin Football -- The "F" Now Stands for "Fakers"

    Dr. Nick will testify SFA players WERE really hurt​My birthday is on January 22. (I don't say this because I want you to get me anything -- although I wouldn't say NO -- I am merely pointing it out to illustrate how I feel this time of year.) Growing up, it was great having a January birthday bec ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Game Time: An Open Letter To Carlos Lee

    Life is a breeze when you're Carlos Lee​Dear Carlos: I hope your travels are going much smoother this week than last week. I'm guessing the pilot of the Astros' team charter doesn't have any issues with an expiring pilot's license, so getting from Pittsburgh to Chicago and then eventually back h ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    Game Time: 10 Simple Rules To Safe Fireworking (With Video Of People Being Unsafe!)

    What could go wrong?​For those working today, I hope you all had a very happy and safe 4th of July weekend. For those blessed with a vacation day today, I hope your happy and safe 4th of July weekend continues. This post is actually for you.I realize that many of you took in the city's fireworks ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Game Time: A Follow-Up E-mail To Brian Cushing

    Brian Cushing and Elton John: Soulmates​Brian: Let me get right down to business. I am actually sending this e-mail as a follow-up to my open letter to you on Monday of this week, and frankly, I'm kicking myself that I actually sent you an open letter. I mean, who the hell sends letters any ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Game Time: The Definitive Sports "How To" Blog Post

    ​In a week that saw me have to write my eulogy to Corey Haim and on the cusp of one of the best sports weeks of the year, I'm going to use this Friday post to breathe easy a little bit and let someone else do the heavy lifting. More on this in a second....First, a couple of housecleaning items:-- ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Your Last Shot At Free UH Tickets, And A Chance To Party With Sean Pendergast, Is Almost Here

    Time is running out on the chance to spend some time with blogger extraordinaire and 1560 The Game host Sean Pendergast -- with the added value of free food, drink and college hoops thrown in. (Technically, you can even enjoy the free stuff and ignore Sean all night long.)Sean will be hosting a grou ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Coog Basketball Fever! Catch It For Free! With Food, Drinks & Sean Pendergast

    The Houston Press has a suite at Hofheinz Pavilion, and we feel like sharing the love.So we're giving away 10 tickets to the UH-UTEP basketball game January 13. You not only get the tickets, you not only get free food and drinks, you not only get to marvel at Tom Penders' hair....You also get to han ... More >>

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