Sean Pendergast

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    October 15, 2014

    Fan Fighting League! Red River Shootout Edition

    In the pantheon of college football rivalries, few have the combination of tradition and bitter hatred of the Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas. (NOTE: I refuse to call it by the more politically correct Red River Rivalry, as if somehow including the word Shootout means that the irresp ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    College Football 2014: Jameis Winston's Heisman Highlight Reel Begins (VIDEO)

    College football is back, and for this we should all be grateful. It was quite the opening weekend over the holiday! The season kicked off with an unexpected Thursday night beatdown by the Texas A&M over the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia, launching the career of Kevin Sumlin's next Heisman T ... More >>

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    August 1, 2014

    A Breakdown of the Former NFLers Bull Rushing Houston Sports Radio Market

    When George Costanza was looking for a job, he said that he might like to be a color commentator for baseball to which Jerry Seinfeld responded, "Well, they tend to give those jobs to ex-ballplayers and people that are, you know, in broadcasting." While this may not have seemed fair to George, it is ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of A Pool Dunk With LOTS OF FIRE (VIDEO)

    In the mid to late 90's, professional wrestling's popularity was skyrocketing with a battle between two huge companies on Monday Night television. In oder to win the ratings battle, among many tactics, both companies tried to up the ante of gratuitous violence. The use of chairs begat the use of ba ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Hair Balls Viral Video Box Set, Early June Edition

    Monday morning is a time for two things -- assessing what you accomplished (or didn't) over the weekend, and commencing time wasting by watching viral videos. Before we get to the latter, I decided to do a little bit of the former. I knew that I watched a LOT of sports this weekend (nothing new), ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    The First Pool Dunk Zapruder Analysis Tells Us "Summer Is Here!"

    While the official start of summer according to things like the earth's rotation, the solstice, and the gods is June 21, the symbolic start to the summer, in most places, is Memorial Day weekend. Except in Houston where summer officially starts when the temperature reaches 90 for the first time of ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Post-Draft NFL Season Win Totals Are Out! The Texans' Number Is....

    Amidst the myriad of Johnny Manziel prop bets and NFL Draft forecast wagers, anyone who enjoys the occasional bet knows that there is a distinct beginning to NFL betting season, a harbinger of the gambling delights of the autumn. It's when the Las Vegas Hilton releases its first post-NFL Draft seas ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    Game Show Follies: An Epic Wheel Of Fortune Fail (VIDEO)

    Let the record reflect that I am completely on board with the proliferation of game show screwups on the internet. Overall, does the explosive distribution of these gaffes within ten seconds of their occurrence foster a detrimental subset of bullying, whereby we all cyber-stand there and point at t ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    NFL Free Agency Day 3: Silence On Kirby Ends

    Three days of NFL free agency in the books, and here is your Houston Texans scorecard: * Two players cut * Five players left in free agency * One cockblocking on a veteran quarterback * Zero new players acquired * One player re-signed * A growing abyss between the AFC (which includes the Texans) an ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Jim Ross on Jamaican Nightclub "Daggering" is Best Jim Ross Dub Yet

    For the amount of convenience, enjoyment, and entertainment it gives us, I don't know that there's ever been a better pure value than the Internet, and as a subset of that, I would say that no portion of the internet is a greater value than YouTube. Someday, perhaps they'll find a way to further mo ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    PenderCast, The Epilogue: Readers Add Broadcast Feeds To My Revolutionary New Football Network

    People laugh at some of the ideas that I threw out there in my post yesterday where I constructed my own version of ESPN's Megacast for the college football national championship game. Yes, most of the ideas were tongue in cheek, generated for a chuckle (except for GambleCast, which I truly think ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 8. Twitter

    I heard someone recently say (and my apologies in advance for not recalling to whom to give proper credit) that Twitter will be to the Internet what the Internet was to the computer. A game changer, the prism through which we consume all things digital content and communicate in rapid fire blurbs wi ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Unveiling the King of Content 2013: The Honorable Mentions

    Relevance. It can be measured any number of ways, it just depends on the medium. In television, it's measured by viewership. In radio, it's measured by listenership. In stripping, it's measured in one dollar bills. Quantity might not necessarily mean quality (except in stripping), but typically it ... More >>

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    December 25, 2013

    My Christmas Gift To You: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (w/ VIDEO)

    When you work in media for a living, how do you properly thank thousands of people that you can't see or don't know personally? The thousands of people (we hope) who listen to your show, read your blog, follow you on Twitter, what's an appropriate show of gratitude? Sure, a general tweet of thanks ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Christmas PSA: Zapruder Of A Jillion Car Pile Up In Snowy Wisconsin

    It's Christmas time, a time of giving, and as much as I would love to give all of you an actual, tangible gift for your loyal readership, I am but a humble radio host and cannot afford to do so. I can, however, give you my sage advice on all things Christmas. That is free (to me), and yet still qui ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Let the House Cleaning Begin: Gary Kubiak Fired By the Texans

    You knew it was only a matter of time, but after 11 straight losses (including 2 to the Jacksonville Jaguars) the Texans finally pulled the trigger and fired Gary Kubiak. In the meantime, Wade Phillips will serve as interim head coach. The Texans say the search for a new permanent coach is already u ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving 2013: Believe It Or Not, I Am Thankful For Idiots

    The tendency for many in my business, those who have a broadcasted voice and a platform, is to preach to the ne'er do wells and the meatheads, preach that they stop with their chicanery, stop with their self destructive behavior, stop with their narcissism. Truthfully, I never get why my peers do ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    College Football Recap: The Reverse Jinx And The Return Of Coach O

    The dirty little secret about college football in 2013 is that it hasn't been all that great a season. Yeah, it's college football, and even ho hum college football is still better than 80 percent of what sports has to offer. And yeah, we have the usual tasty controversy brewing with four undefeat ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    The Seven Stages Of Chris Berman Twitter Hate

    It's indisputable that America loves its football. The boffo television ratings, the exploding rights fees for broadcasts, the jam packed stadiums every Saturday and Sunday, we just can't get enough. Our appetite for football is insatiable. On the first Monday of every NFL season, the league finds ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: God Bless The NFL, Week 1

    I am always happy when the NFL season arrives, but especially happy this weekend, because it gives me a diversion from college football for my best bets of the weekend. I'm not sure if you noticed (Yes, I know ALL of you noticed), but I came out of the shoot in Week 1 of my football Best Bets 1-5. ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Johnny Manziel on Time Magazine Cover for Article Advocating Paying College Athletes

    For its September 6 cover, Time could not have picked a more appropriate approach if it wants to sell magazines. On national, regional and local sports networks, radio stations and magazines, as well as the sports section of every newspaper, the debate has raged on about Johnny Football. But, the ar ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Starting The Day Off Right: The Greatest Alley Oop In Swimming Pool History (w/ Zapruder VIDEO)

    If you're between the ages of 8 and 15, you know that pool games are a big part of the summer. For purposes of this post, a "pool game" is defined as any borderline stupid human trick involving multiple human beings, a ball, and some sort of element that could result in one or more broken necks. ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Skeeters Land 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game

    The hist just keep on coming for Houston's minor league franchise. While the Astros struggle with attendance, ratings and wins, the Sugar Land Skeeters win, fill the building and now find out they will host the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game at their home park, Constellation Field. As Sean Pend ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    The 2013 Kolache Olympics: Strawberry Flavors Prevailed

    Dwight Howard has a few more reasons to frequent the Kolache Factory, well two to be exact. For the 13th time, the Kolache Factory held its Kolache Olympics to decide which new kolache flavors would be added to the menu, one sweet and one savory. I was a little worried when I heard that cheese was ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    10 Minor League Baseball Mascots Where I Have No Goddamn Clue What They Mean

    While its Major League parents continue to struggle to maintain their place on the big league sports landscape, trailing at least perceptually behind the NBA and way behind the NFL, minor league baseball continues to be a solid, growing (albeit slowly in some places, but growing nonetheless) busines ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Awesome National Anthem From Boston To Start Your Day Off Right

    Back in the day, before there were 800 channels on television that all went around the clock every day all year long, television stations would actually have a beginning and an end to their programming day. On the air at 6:00 a.m., off sometime shortly after midnight, with a few hours of static duri ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Dissecting the Surveillance Video Shot of a Crosby Walmart Bank Robber

    Before I get to this photo, it is worth noting that the impetus for this is a serious story about a guy who robbed a bank inside a Walmart in Crosby. The suspect apparently walked into the store at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, verbally threatened tellers and demanded cash. He fled the store after being han ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Houston Texans Roster-tology: My Latest 53-Man Roster Guess

    After years of trying to get people's respect, trying to force people to sit up and notice how smart I am, I finally figured out what the secret is. (And I'm so smart that I'm about to share this secret with all of you at no charge!) The secret is this -- just describe whatever it is you do with th ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Skanks 'r' Us 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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    May 30, 2012

    Spurs Fans And Thunder Fans Brawl In The Stands (w/ VIDEO)

    Well, the Conference Finals are in full swing in the NBA, and you know the old saying -- the Conference Finals don't really start until the two fan bases have a drunken brawl over something really, really stupid. (It used to be the series didn't start until the road team won a game. That's a very 20 ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    The Cinnamon Challenge: The Internet's Mass Manifestation of Insanity

    What's dumber than chugging an entire bottle of Cristal or eating a whole ghost pepper? Attempting to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon. Why is it dumber? Because unlike the Cristal or ghost peppers -- fairly isolated incidents, according to my brief, anecdotal research on the Internet -- dozens of peop ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Police Use Free Football Tickets to Capture Deadbeat Dads

    I can't believe my luck!!!​For a divorced parent, paying your child support should be one of those simple, automatic tasks each month. First and foremost, it pays to feed and clothe your children, who should be the most important people in your life (even when they're acting up in the back se ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    7 Reasons Transformers 3 Made Me Want to Kill Myself

    It stinks!​Yes, I try and keep it sports-related in this space as much as I possibly can. That's what I've been asked to bring to the table on Hair Balls and that's where my area of expertise lies. However, sometimes there is confluence of circumstance so powerful that I must stray from sports ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    We're Liveblogging the NBA Draft

    Jimmer Fredette: Who will make, and regret, this pick?​The NBA Draft is tonight, and while the talent level isn't as low as 1986's pathetic crop, it's generally considered a down year. Which means, of course, that the Houston Rockets have a lottery pick. Now, when the biggest question seems ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Mark Cuban Hit In The Face With Flying Projectile; Video of Five Times He Deserved It

    Mark Cuban: We have the video evidence​Apparently, at the end of Game 3 of the Maversicks-Blazers series on Thursday night in Portland, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was pegged in the face with a mysterious unidentified object. While I don't condone the anonymous launching of projectiles a ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Why We Read Previews (A Prelude to My Astros 2011 Preview)

    ​Thanks to the Internet -- specifically blogs, YouTube, chat rooms and porn -- the competition for the few spare minutes that you have in your day to consume items not related to work, family, or sleep has never been fiercer. So why would you spend the next several minutes reading my previe ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    The Definitive Duke Basketball Flopping Anthology (with VIDEO)

    Flopping like it's the World Cup​The calendar flip-over from February to March has a definitive feel to it, different than most "calendar flips." Most of them tend to blend into one another, but March 1 definitely feels like the beginning of something. Most will say it feels like renewal with ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    High School Recruitnik -- The Silent Predator

    You fail, social media stalkers of high school athletes​Well, today is the day. The day where entitled 17-year-old kids everywhere say hello to the free world by putting five hats of various universities in front of them, faking that they will grab one (completely offending that school which ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Super Bowl Day One -- Jim Rome (Sort of) Calls My Show

    ​So this week, I'm covering my first Super Bowl. Radio Row. Sporting News Radio. Some national run. The whole deal. It's all very exciting, especially for someone like me who still doesn't entirely view what I do as "work." I've been at this radio thing now for going on four years, and I hav ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Awkward Price is Right Videos! Merry Christmas!

    Oh, hockey, keep trying​If we can all agree that the four major sports in this country are baseball, football, basketball, and hockey (sorry Dynamo fans), then I'd like to take a moment just to make an analogy on the marketing and strategic direction of each sport. Let's use a language that a ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Houston Texans: My McNair Epilogue, Apparently It's NOT On Gary Kubiak

    Bob McNair doesn't know why you're so pissed, Texan fans​Things I've learned in the last 24 hours: 1. Dunkin' Donuts is re-opened on Bellaire Boulevard and is cranking out some positively delightful coffee and flatbread sandwiches. Highly recommend. 2. Per @OMGFacts on Twitter, the most dan ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Twitter Follow Friday -- My 24 Favorite Tweets From @OMGFactsSex (with commentary)

    It's all about the sex​It's a bye week Friday, so we don't have the Texans defense to kick around this week. So I'm going to use my Friday post as a forum to do the new and exciting Friday activity that's sweeping the nation -- telling people to follow other people on Twitter! Riveting! Actuall ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    College Football and NFL: This Weekend's Best Bets (And a Promise From Me)

    You can't lose, except when you lose​I'm coming up on almost one year now writing a daily post on Hair Balls for In that time, I've written tens of thousands of words about topics like the Summer of LeBron, the Brian Cushing saga, the Houston Texans, and the death of Jose Lima. ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Game Time: Tiger Woods -- Divorce, It Does A Body Good

    Tammy Wynette never addressed the golf angle​Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Oil spills, hurricanes, divorce. Compassionate human beings don't wish any of these things upon their fellow man.That said, we live in a capitalist society. Financial Darwinism, survival of the fittest, wha ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Game Time: YouTube Rewind -- "Ram It", By The 1986 LA Rams (The Godfather Of Awful Team Videos)

    Try to forget. Just try​The year is 2010, and our society has advanced in so many ways. In a scant 20 years, we've gone from the ability to even own a cell phone being a luxury to being able to do everything from watch television, stream music, play games, and download porn on those very phones. ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    The Game Goes On

    Yo folks -- our Sean Pendergast (to be honest, we share him with 1560AM The Game -- is live-tweeting the UT-Bama game here. (Sample tweet: "McElroy, throw the f-ing ball, even if it's incomplete. I'm tired of watching you get sacked like a little bitch..")Our thoughts so far:a) Who the hell kidnappe ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    The T-Mac Question

    Stacy McLady or true superstar?

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    December 3, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Other TV Moms That Might Be Lesbians

    I was all set to continue riding the Tiger Woods gravy train for one more day. I even had an idea for the Fallen One's eventual triumphant comeback -- not to give too much away, but the training sequence from Rocky III figured prominently.But then the Meredith Baxter story hit, and I realized the po ... More >>

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