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  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Just When You Think Things Can't Get Worse For The Astros, They Prove You Wrong

    Elmore Leonard's novels are full of guys and girls who think they're smarter than everybody else. Crooks, con men, and cops who know better than their rivals. Who have figured out all of the angles. They're arrogant about this genius, bragging to anyone who'll listen about just how damn smart they a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    LeBron James Goes Back To Cleveland: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    A simple letter posted to the internet. That's all it was this time. No made for television special, no Jim Gray, no "taking my talents to," no dry ice unveiling where were told "not three, not four, not five..." championships. In every way imaginable, LeBron James' announcement Friday that he wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    The Future is Just Over the Horizon: A Little Patience for These Astros

    This could sound a bit familiar. A respected national sports magazine does a feature on a woebegone baseball team. The team's coming back from the depths. The farm system's been rebuilt and is now the best in baseball after having invested huge amounts of time and money. The GM was hired after havin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Is the Astros Magical Mystery Tour About to Go All Helter Skelter?

    The last true collaboration of John Lennon and Paul McCartney (writing together and harmonizing on vocals) was "I've Got A Feeling" off of "Let It Be," which would turn out to be The Beatles last album. The start of the song's written by McCartney, an ode to the soon to be Linda McCartney. Lennon h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Dear Sports Illustrated: Any Prediction as to When CSN Houston Will Get On Our TVs?

    The Houston Astros are on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated. The photo's not a joke; neither is the story. The story goes into the radical rebuild of the club and the magazine makes the bold prediction that the Astros will win the 2017 World Series. And who knows, if the Astros really get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 9. Jacoby Jones

    Recent history has not been kind to the Houston Texans when it comes to either former Baltimore Ravens coming to Houston, or the Texans cutting players loose and seeing them wind up in Baltimore. The Ed Reed saga was chronicled in detail in the most recent "King of Content" post -- Hall of Fame car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Bing Bang Theory's Jim Parsons Loves Him Some Houston Sports

    Anyone who has seen any interviews with multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons knows of his love for his home town. He is not shy in talking up Houston on national talk shows and even dropping in stuff about us in his show. But, even more than being an unabashed Houston honk, Parsons loves him his h ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 8, 2013
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    April 5, 2013

    Rice Denies "Terrorist," "Axis of Evil" Racial Slurs Surrounding Implosion of Men's Basketball Team

    It's been four long, sad decades for the Rice men's basketball program. There have been a few moments of levity -- the opening of Tudor Fieldhouse, Morris Almond's mid-range jumper, Willis Wilson's mustache -- but, by and large, the tale's been one of cumbersome academics and milquetoast community ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Seal Turning 50 Gives Us An Excuse To Use This Picture On A Blog

    Today British singer Seal turns 50 years old, which is a perfect excuse for me to finally use the above picture and for you all to bask in its glory. Look at it. It's Seal's head on an actual seals head! I mean when I first saw it years ago I thought, "Internet, just when I think you can't get any b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Sports Illustrated Gets In Depth with Rockets GM/Geek Daryl Morey

    If you've ever seen the movie Moneyball, you probably have a tiny inkling of what goes into the data-heavy methodology behind modern sports analytics. It's a complex mix of raw data, probability and computing power. Prior to Daryl Morey's hire as the Rockets GM, no one had seriously tried it in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    5 Things We Learned From SI.com's Fascinating 2012 Mock College Football Playoff Selection

    Since the largely money driven epiphany of the college presidents and power brokers of the Bowl Championship Series finally gave us the promise of a four team playoff beginning with the 2014 season, one of my many questions has been "Why do we have to wait until 2014?" I think I know the answer -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Texans Rewind: I Found a 2008 NFL Preview Magazine, Man Alive Was the Texans Defense Bad

    On our radio show on 1560 The Game this past Monday, John Granato and I were breaking down various aspects of both the Texans 26-13 win over the Panthers and the preseason in general. The topic was the defense, specifically Whitney Mercilus and the various ways that Texans defensive coordinator Wade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    The Mean, Evil, Bored & Ashamed Faces on 13 NFL Team Logos, Ready for Their Close-Ups

    Our long national nightmare, otherwise known as the football offseason, is nearing an end. Exhibition Preseason games are in full swing, for better or worse. (If you watched all -- or even most of -- the Cowboys' 3-0 win over Oakland Monday, seek help.) Still, the appearance of the pads and unis i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Four Earl Campbell SI Covers to Remember His Greatness

    Anyone old enough to remember the Luv Ya Blue days of the Houston Oilers (hell, a lot of you probably don't remember the Houston Oilers!) likely remember very specific things like Bum Phillips, the rally in the Astrodome, Dan Pastorini and the AFC title games in Pittsburgh. But, above all else, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    50 Rad Things Now on the Sig's Lagoon Walls

    Within the past month, the walls of Sig's Lagoon have been transformed into a sprawling pop-culture collage of posters, photos, newspaper clippings, magazine covers, picture discs and cardboard cutouts courtesy of former Sundance Records owner Bobby Barnard. Since the longtime San Marcos music stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Top 5 College Football Drug Scandals: An Ode to TCU

    Yesterday, 17 Texas Christian University students were arrested by Fort Worth authorities following a six-month drug sting. Four TCU football players -- including Tanner Brock, one of the team's top linebackers -- were among those nabbed for selling ecstasy, weed, coke and prescription pills to unde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    SI Swimsuit Issues: The Least-Read Articles Inside Them, Through the Years

    Sports Illustrated is out with its latest swimsuit issue, much to the dismay of people who prefer to hear sports-talk radio hosts talk sports. The issue, in these porn0filled days, is not the major event it used to be, of course. Back in the day, its arrival in mailboxes was an eagerly awaited wint ... 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 30, 2012

    He Said, She Said: WTF Is With Fashion These Days?

    Just as it is said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture, the same can be said for writing about fashion, though we know a few fashion magazines, blogs and crazed fashionistas that would violently differ. Even still at the end of the day, it's just fabric or animal skin coverin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Wikipedia Doesn't Think Much of Astros GM Ed Wade

    ​Wikipedia, the absolutely, impeccably never-wrong source of all information, apparently isn't impressed with Astros General Manager Ed Wade. The opening, in case you can't read it up there:

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    My Favorite 12 Nuggets from the Sports Illustrated Piece That Exposes Jim Tressel

    Jim Tressel, tattoo victim​By now, you probably know the story at Ohio State. It's the age-old story of "football players befriend drug trafficking tattoo parlor owner, players swap memorabilia for tattoos (and quite possibly drugs), head coach finds out about scam via e-mail and does nothing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Final Four: Find Yourself at the Game

    Was Waldo there?​SI.com has got a neat feature up today -- a gigapan, searchable photo of last night's NCAA Final. In case you don't know what that is (and we probably got the terminology wrong), it's basically a GoogleStreetview of the arena last night -- you can zoom in, pan around and even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Is Interested In Bringing His Talents To Houston

    'Melo is eyeing up the Rockets​Carmelo Anthony is interested in coming here? To Houston? To play for the Rockets? Don't be messing with us, Sports Illustrated.Supposedly it's so.SI reported that the Rockets are on a short list of teams Anthony would be interested in joining if he and his current e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Game Time: Best of the Best -- Top 10 Moments from Clutch City Rockets (w/video)

    Consensus Number One​I am a total sucker for lists.This makes me like roughly 95 percent of society; the fact that I openly admit I'm a sucker for lists makes me a little more unique. There are so many list books, list columns, list blog posts (many by yours truly) that it seems by admitting you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Sports Illustrated's 10 Strangest Covers Of The `60s

    We all know Sports Illustrated, for decades the leading athletic magazine around. Even in its heyday, though, editors felt the need to be hip and edgy.Sometimes.Or maybe they just did a lot of drugs in the Time-Life offices, and occasionally the boss who was supposed to stop terrible cover ideas was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Texans' Eric Winston Pinch-Hits For Sports Illustrated's Peter King

    A second career opens up for a Texan​Sports Illustrated's Peter King is off covering the World Cup (because why the hell not?), so the publication has turned to some substitutes to keep up the popular NFL rumors/analysis column Monday Morning Quarterback.Today's pinch-hitter: Houston Texan Eric Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Remembering Good Things About The Astros, Part One

    ​As Shakespeare would have said if he was an Astros fan, there have been several summers of discontent lately, and there ain't no son of York hanging around waiting to make them glorious.In fact, it's a pretty dismal time to be a Stros fan. Since that big Game Seven against the Cards in 2005, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Pop Rocks: More Like Hannah "Tetons," Am I Right?

    ​Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue hit newsstands this week. The cover features model Brooklyn Decker, also known as "Mrs. Andy Roddick." That's far from the only athlete connection in this year's issue, however, as several U.S. Olympians (skiers Lindsey Vonn and Lacy Schnoor and snowboa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    For The Cold Snap: Bikinis Ain't What They Used To Be, Thank God

    As Houston gets ready for an actual deep freeze this week, it brings to mind enduring winters up north. A day or two of nighttime temperatures getting near 20 is nothing like a few months when you're begging for the thermometer to get in the upper 30s, believe us.But growing up in New Jersey, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Long Live The BCS

    ​By the slimmest of margins, America was spared the unthinkable horror of seeing a (*shudder*) mid-major team contend for a national championship last Saturday. And if you don't think there were some urgent calls made from the executive office of the BCS to the replay booth in Jerry's World (Cowbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Game Time: Tiger, Why Can't You Be More Like Jeter?

    ​I have very few sports allegiances that drive me to either end of the emotional spectrum, especially professionally. Honestly, in the business that I'm in, I think it actually helps me think and assess things clearer than if I had a diehard rooting interest.Sure, I root for the Houston teams, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Rockets Once Again Get No Respect

    A Rockets belt buckle -- what every taste-free fan should be wearing tonightThe Rockets season ends tonight at Toyota Center -- wait, wait, did we just say that out loud? We mean the Rockets season likely ends tonight -- no, wait, we mean the Rockets' improbable Game Four win will be repeated tonigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Erin Andrews: Playboy's Sexiest Sportscaster

    Photo by speedye The competition has ended, and just like the Philadelphia Phillies putting down the upstart Tampa Bay Rays in last year's World Series, ESPN Erin Andrews' dominated her competition once again to repeat as Playboy.com's Sexiest Sportscaster. Playboy.com attempted to toughen things u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Erin Andrews: Playboy's Sexiest Sportscaster

    Photo by speedye The competition has ended, and just like the Philadelphia Phillies putting down the upstart Tampa Bay Rays in last year's World Series, ESPN Erin Andrews' dominated her competition once again to repeat as Playboy.com's Sexiest Sportscaster. Playboy.com attempted to toughen things u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Bar Refaeli, Sports Illustrated's New Cover Girl

    This young lady is Bar Refaeli, swimsuit model and the just-announced cover girl for Sports Illustrated's 2009 Swimsuit Issue. This young lady is also the girlfriend of one Leonardo DiCaprio. Now let's think about this for a moment.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2009

    Top Ten Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Photos

    It's that time of the year, time for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, when young hetero boys first discover the joys of women in bathing suits, when angry mothers and librarians fire off letters to SI decrying the pornography that the magazine has become. In tribute, here's a quick review of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2009

    Top Ten Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Photos

    It's that time of the year, time for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, when young hetero boys first discover the joys of women in bathing suits, when angry mothers and librarians fire off letters to SI decrying the pornography that the magazine has become. In tribute, here's a quick review of s ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008
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    May 21, 2007

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    March 21, 2007
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    February 12, 2007

    Don't Cover Me

    Daniel Kramer For much of its existence, Sports Illustrated magazine has dealt with its famed "cover jinx" -- players or teams featured on the cover one week often end up falling flat on their face the next. Does the Houston Press have the same evil mojo going? Ask Rice's baseball team. Tabb ... More >>

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • Film

    October 23, 2003

    Turn Down the Radio

    Cuba gives a loud performance in the mawkish Radio

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Unlucky Winners

    Is there a Houston Press Music Award jinx?

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Traditional and Trite

    Plastic and the past melt together in a field of schemes

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Luck of the Puck

    Sweet irreverence works in Mystery, Alaska

  • Film

    July 28, 1994

    Rockets Redux

    That championship season makes its way to video

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