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Sean Pendergast

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 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 22, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 12: Rock Bottom, Jaguars vs Texans

    Back in my younger years, I was quite the pro wrestling aficionado (as opposed to now, when I am...well, still quite the pro wrestling aficionado), and while my favorite wrestling organization was the WWF (and still is WWE), I would watch the weekly shows on cable for a handful of other companies -- ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Tale of the Tape: Douchy Astro Boyfriend vs Frightened Diamondback Boyfriend

    Through three games, your Houston Astros are 1-2. Believe it or not, that's the good news. Yes, a 54 win pace is the good news. Here's the bad news: They were one out away from having a perfect game dropped on them by Yu Darvish. They are the first team in the live ball era (since 1920) to have 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    We're Goin' Streakin!! High School Football Streaker Narrowly Escapes Castration (w/ VIDEO)

    I've reached the point with television shows where I rarely watch them in first run anymore. I find it much easier to satiate my TV thirst if I sit down and plow through an entire series on Netflix or DVD over the course of a few weeks. It's what I did with The Wire, it's what I intend to do with Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Hammered Miami Heat Fan Strips To Bra & Panties To Celebrate A Win (VIDEO Analysis)

    I realize that, unless you're a member of LeBron James' or Dwyane Wade's immediate family, it's awfully tough to find a reason to root for the Miami Heat. While they're not the lightning rod for vitriol that they were coming off of LeBron's "Decision" in the summer of 2010, the Heat are still quit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    2012 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I made an analogy on my radio show this morning on 1560 The Game that the NFL Draft tonight is like Christmas Day for many NFL fans. Air of anticipation, excitement of the unknown, food, it's all there. (My co-host, John Granato, compared it to Hanukkah because it's played out over several days, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The Most Hideous "Cinnamon Challenge" Video Ever -- A Zapruder Breakdown

    Invention begins with a conversation. I've often said I'd love to have a DVD of the conversations that took place in creating some of the items or concepts that are woven into the daily fabric of our lives. Deep dish pizza, strip clubs, YouTube, pretty much everything started with someone saying, "H ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Bill Belichick in Super Bowl XLVI: "Make Him Go To Manningham" (w/ Sound FX VIDEO)

    The play worked as designed, on both sides​I got home from my show this afternoon and, having just finished up talking about sports for five hours, I did what I normally do -- turn on one of the sports channels on television. Luckily (or perhaps not so luckily, if I had any designs on being p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, College Bowl Special: UH, UCLA & An Aggies Loss

    Hopefully will not include "NAPA Know-How" ads.​In the second part of my ongoing series "Sean phones it in on the Hair Balls blog during his vacation week," here are six picks I really like for the upcoming week of huge (and not so huge) bowl games. Have I mentioned that I'm 56-38-1 this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets -- Crushing Las Vegas

    Vgeas is begging you to bet on a dog​For years, the rule in Las Vegas (because that's the only place you can wager, online wagering does not exist..cough, cough) has been that squares (wagering parlance for "Joe Q. Betting Public") bet favorites and overs a vast majority of the time. And for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    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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    December 10, 2010

    Friday Juvenile Time Waster -- Live TV Cussing Videos!

    Bleep happens.​Since getting into radio a few years ago, my biggest fear hasn't been a "dear in the headlights" moment (I prepare pretty meticulously), it hasn't been a guest or caller sending the show sideways. The one thing I'm still most fearful of is accidentally cursing on the air. You' ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Magnolia High School Gets Its Own Driving Range! -- Five Suggestions

    Possibly works for Magnolia High​"For the longest time, we just had a few individuals in our golf program. Our previous coach did a nice job of building up the program, but now we are trying to take it to the next level." -- Magnolia High School golf coach Jim Bob Jackson You hear about a lot ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Texans-Jags Hail Mary (and 5 other plays) In TECMO BOWL Form! (W/ Video)

    On the cutting edge, 20 years ago​In 2010, by my calculations, there are really four legitimate ways for your legacy to be commemorated. They are as follows: 1. Bobblehead doll 2. Being spoofed on South Park 3. Being spoofed in West Coast porn (My character's name would be Stone Pendergasm, ... 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 HoustonPress.com. 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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    September 10, 2010

    Game Time: Football -- This Season's First Round of Best Bets

    Oregon Ducks: Ignore the uniforms and jump onboard​Okay, it's the first officially great football weekend of the season (loaded college slate plus first weekend of NFL).Last weekend's college slate was sort of like a "soft" opening for a new restaurant, working out the kinks in anticipation of the ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Houston Texans: Five Possible 2010 Theme Songs

    ​If you haven't been able to tell by the depleted charcoal supplies and life-size bikini-model cutouts by the Miller Lite at your neighborhood grocery store (provided it's not Whole Foods), it's almost football season. Houstonians greet this time of year with the same unbridled jubilation they ... 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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    June 28, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 World Cup -- I Am Darth Soccer

    "Luke!! I am your bad-luck charm!!"​If ever there were a sporting event that was tailor-made for watching in a sports bar with a room full of diehard fans, it's World Cup soccer.It's the one sporting event that takes a pretty easily graspable concept for the casual fan (put ball in goal -- and in ... 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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