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Shaquille O'Neal

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    October 2, 2014
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    July 31, 2014
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    May 22, 2014
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    January 13, 2014

    Dwight Howard is Exactly the Athlete We All Want, So Why Do So Many Dislike Him?

    The Rockets and Washington Wizards had a rain delay on Saturday night. Yes, a rain delay. The roof at the Verizon Center in D.C. had a fairly serious leak during a rainstorm. As a result, both teams were forced to wait out the weather. During that time, Dwight Howard did something rather remarkable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of A Drunk Chick Wearing Just A Shaq Jersey

    Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous dates in American history, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The quintessential date where anyone alive at that time "remembers where they were," the nation was indelibly changed that day, and in an eerie way a star crossed (at times, morbi ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 29, 2013

    Special Labor Day Edición: Whatever Happened to the Lazy Mexican?

    And will gabachos ever pick crops like Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    BEAT LA: Media's Collective Shock Over Howard Choosing Houston Not Surprising

    In 1999, the NFL had a decision to make. Would they award the NFL's 32nd franchise to Los Angeles or Houston? The contingent from Houston had the better bid worth $1.1 billion, an organized plan of attack and a city ready to build a brand new stadium. LA had the second largest television market in A ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    LeBron James Is Your Non-Unanimous 2012-13 MVP, And I'm Fine With That

    I am mesmerized by LeBron James. I'll admit, he's converted me. I am a fan. This is coming from someone who wrote four straight posts around the time of "The Decision" in July 2010 about what an asshole LeBron was. This is coming from someone who openly rooted against him every time he was on my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Rockets-Thunder Game 5: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    The Rockets began this series with the Thunder by falling behind three games to none, with a deer-in-the-headlights Game 1 preceding two very winnable games in Games 2 and 3. No team in NBA history has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series, and to expect an 8 seed like the Rockets to become t ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    NBA All Star Weekend: 5 Observations And A Plea For More Barkley

    In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should tell you that I chose not to stick around Houston for the NBA All Star Game and it's peripheral festivities (up to and including the transformation of the Galleria into some kind of three-story clown car on Saturday) this past weekend. As a br ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Oh, You Mean There Is Actually A Game During NBA All-Star Weekend? (Plus, Can You Name The Rappers In Our Courtside Photo?)

    After a weekend of human gridlock at the Galleria, traffic snarls, bottles poppin', and all the parties you could handle, NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston came to a close on Sunday with the Western Conference defeating their Eastern foes 143-138, the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul getting the game' ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Seven ZERO Time NBA All-Stars Who Made More in Career Earnings Than Michael Jordan

    I once had a boss who told me "The only thing worse than being underpaid is being overpaid." Looking back, perhaps he was trying to send a message to me personally, but the general message was this -- making too much money makes one utterly expendable. That's a fine notion, and in most walks of li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    The Most Pointless Part of 2013 NBA All-Star Houston: The "Rising Stars" Practice (PRACTICE?!)

    It would've been better if the coaches made the players perform drills like the spider, the Cousy or the box-out circle. Hell, even watching these anointed "stars" running suicides would've been riveting compared to the whatever on display at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday morning. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    NBA All-Star Game: Your Prop Bets For This Weekend

    Michael Jordan turns 50 this weekend, I'm not sure if you've heard. In case you missed the incessant career retrospective pieces that ran on Sportscenter or the story of MJ's renting the Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston for his birthday shindig this weekend, the most iconic team sport athlete o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    All the Rappers Who Will Be Here All-Star Weekend, Part 2

    "Are you going to StripperFest?" "Excuse me, am I going to what?" "StripperFest. It's a thing at All-Star Weekend." Rewind: All the Rappers Who Will Be Here All-Star Weekend, Part 1 If I told you a complete stranger with his or her own guide to All-Star Weekend told me such a thing, I would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    6 Famous Female Artists' Bizarre Early Album Covers

    Marketing can be a funny thing in the music business. Look at Garth Brooks, who tried a dozen different gimmicks before becoming the world's most famous country singer. Even the Beatles were shaped and forged into the lads we know after an early career dressing like hooligans and nailing condoms to ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: Tha Centop's Top 6 Sports-Related Rap Songs

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Syrupy Surprises: Random Selections From DJ Screw's Personal Vinyl Collection

    If you haven't taken the time to check out the "DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip-Hop" exhibit on display now at UH's MD Anderson Library, do yourself a favor and go. Put on in conjunction with the H.E.R.E. (Houston Enriches Rice Education) Project, UH's African-American Studies department and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Top 5 Musical NBA Players

    The NBA All-Star Game is coming up in a couple of weeks. There may not be any Rockets on the roster - even ex-Rocket/Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin didn't blow up in time to be added as a reserve - but musical names such as Kanye West, Rihanna (the halftime entertainment), Lenny Kravitz, Josh Groban, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Houston Rockets 1993 vs. Houston Rockets 2012, the Hard Truth

    It's been a tough start for the hapless Rockets. With early injury problems, a trade that didn't happen in the lockout-shortened offseason and a new, unproven coach, it's no wonder the first few weeks of the season have been somewhere between "OH GOD NO!" and "Just shoot me." This, of course, makes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Rape, Scandal, Greed and Cockfighting -- The 2011 Sports Year In Review

    2011: Penn State's horrible year​You know how, in the series 24, the way a season unfolds? How just when you think there has been some sort of resolution to the bad guys being bottled up, right then and there a new (often worse) layer is introduced, and ultimately in like Hour 22 Jack Bauer wi ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Ask A Rapper: Discussing the Six Worse Rap Collaborations Ever

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. &# ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    NBA Draft Rewind -- 1986, The Worst Draft Ever

    Plus the shorts sucked​As much as those who construct teams in sports would like to think that they have a formula and a blueprint that they can go execute with any team in any market and be successful, the fact of the matter is that even for the best personnel men in the best-run organization ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    The NBA's Top-Selling Jerseys List (And Seven Things It Tells Us)

    NBA jerseys: We CAN just all get along!!​I'll admit, I don't own any sports jerseys. I'm not a jersey-wearing guy, partially because the fit and feel of an authentic professional sports shirt are not optimal, but mostly because I'm over the age of 14. Full disclosure, I don't buy many jersey ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Top Five Worst Rapper-Athlete Collaborations

    ​Ever since Shaq flung the doors wide for athletes to satisfy their microphone dreams, many have tried to follow in his steps. The athlete-rapper experiment usually works, as long as the athlete leaves all the rapping to the rapper. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case with these five songs. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Top Five Hip-Hop Foes Turned Friends

    Marco Torres​Some rivalries are beyond repair. You'll never catch Kobe and Shaq trading smiles at a joint family picnic. 50 Cent and The Game will still be mugging at each other at the 2021 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. Batman will always despise that sonamabitch The Joker. Truth be told, hip-hop is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    October 5, 2010

    Rocks Off's All-Star Team Of Rap Ballers

    hoopedia.nba.com​Basketball and hip-hop have crossed paths for decades. In the words of self-proclaimed No. 1 draft pick Drake: "I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ 'Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us." To mark the start of NBA training camp, Rocks Off assembled an all-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Game Time: Kobe Bryant: One Down, One To Go (And Neither of Them Are You, LeBron)

    You, Senator, are no Michael Jordan​ "I've got one more than Shaq." -- Kobe BryantThe accolades would seem to indicate that respect has not been an issue for Kobe Bryant -- the respect of fans, the respect of his peers, the respect of the media.In his career, Kobe Bryant has been selected to the A ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Game Time: Shaq And Dwight Howard Battle Over Who Is The Real Fruit Of Jor-El's Loins

    ​Back when I was a little kid on the mean streets of Austin (Yep, I lived there for two years during my youth) in the mid-`70's, me and a few of my fellow second-graders would play Star Wars during recess. We would pretend the jungle gym was the Millenium Falcon, the area behind the rocks was Tato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2009

    Rockets-Suns: Brooks, Lowry Bring Small Ball to Houston

    If the Rockets needed any additional evidence to the potential success of a two point-guard system, they only needed to look on the other end of the court on Friday night at Toyota Center. The Phoenix Suns (34-28) have been the model of up-tempo basketball in recent years, routinely playing small g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2009

    Rockets-Suns: Brooks, Lowry Bring Small Ball to Houston

    If the Rockets needed any additional evidence to the potential success of a two point-guard system, they only needed to look on the other end of the court on Friday night at Toyota Center. The Phoenix Suns (34-28) have been the model of up-tempo basketball in recent years, routinely playing small g ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    October 16, 2008

    You Down With OCD? Yeah, You Know Me

    Video games linked to obsessive, Tony Shalhoub-type behavior

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Can a Houston Texan outrap Shaq?

    Since I spend the rest of the day listening to music, most of the time I enjoy (for lack of a better word) waking up to Marc Vandermeer and Andre Ware on SportsRadio 610, even though they're both entirely too in love with the Texans. I mean, I know the Texans pay a good chunk of your salary, but com ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008
  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Pro Athlete Musicians

    Athletes step off the field and into the studio

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006

    Yo, That's Cold, Yao

    NBA.com Shaq better watch it from now on -- Mr. Ming's on a roll. There promises to be some crazy Houston Rockets action on Friday, courtesy of Yao Ming and T-Mac. The dynamic duo will be guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they'll share time with Matthew McConaughey, and — get this ̵ ... More >>

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Hustle Time

    Damon Jones has traveled from UH to all around the NBA chasing stardom and a sound bite

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006

    Baller's Ball

    Where to party this All-Star Weekend

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    February 16, 2006

    And Now, Some Hoops

    All-Star Weekend culminates with an actual game

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    May 5, 2005
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    March 24, 2005

    French Kissed

    Hollywood Frame Gallery goes Gallic with "March de Triomphe"

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    February 12, 2004
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    January 23, 2003

    Indulge Your Inner Yao

    The ultimate Web site for those obsessed with the Rockets' big guy

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Bert Wills

    Tell Me Why (Gold Rhyme)

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Off the Road Again

    Jesse Dayton sans Road Kings

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    August 17, 1995

    Family Feast

    At Mandola's Family Table, small portions aren't on the menu

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    March 3, 1994
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