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  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    UConn Wins 2014 Men's Basketball Title: "This Is What Happens When You Ban Us"

    When he took over for the retiring Jim Calhoun back in September of 2012, University of Connecticut then-interim head coach Kevin Ollie concluded his introductory press conference with some very prophetic words: "I want to just say that we're gonna take the stairs and not the escalator because the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Johnny Manziel 's Judgment Day: All Roads Lead To Wrestlemania (I mean, the Alabama Game)

    After nearly ten months of talk, the rematch is finally here. Alabama. Texas A&M. College Station. Saturday. And while, in the grand scheme of things, we still know relatively little about either team , one thing has been immutably hammered home, starting with my column from the Monday after the Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    WWE's Randy Orton Gets Nut Shotted By A Fan: Real Or Fake? (w/ VIDEO)

    Old school wrestlers from back in the territory days, before WWE swallowed up the wrestling universe piece by piece and became a billion dollar publicly held company, will tell stories about fans (mostly in small backwater towns, where the average IQ was slightly above that of a turnip) who would ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Yes, Even The ESPYs Has Wagering Odds, And Here They Are!

    Nobody does "self-congratulatory disguised as congratulating others" better than the ESPN, and if that's the soap box that I have climbed atop today, then you know it must be time for the ESPYs! For years, the Wednesday after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game was known for one thing: it was t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    NBA Draft: Best Active Player Selected In Each First Round Draft Slot

    I've said it many times in this space -- we are all dorks. I don't mean we all have pocket protectors and pull our trousers up to an unreasonably high waist level (or even use the word "trousers" instead of the hipper, cooler "pants"), I mean that we all obsess over something, obsess to an extent t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    R.I.P. Paul Bearer, 1954-2013: The Definitive Video Anthology Of His WWE Career

    In news that when transcribed sounds like some sort of weird mix between a scene from Inception and a webcam installed in Vince McMahon's brain, William Moody, an actual trained mortician turned wrestling manager by the name of "Paul Bearer" and longtime WWE manager of the legendary Undertaker, died ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Saturday Night: Brantley Gilbert at Reliant Stadium

    Brantley Gilbert Reliant Stadium March 2, 2013 The specter of Honey Boo Boo hovered over Brantley Gilbert Saturday at RodeoHouston. If one single human being apart from the not-so-pint-sized TLC reality star who embodies the word "redneckognize," it's the man responsible for the song "Kick It In th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Fan Fighting League! It's FFL Playoff Time! Falcons Fans Pummel 49er Fan (w/ VIDEO..and Pepper Spray!)

    When it comes to playoff time in the NFL, we know tensions can run high. They especially run high when you root for one of the chokiest of choking dog home teams in recent history, and yes, I'm looking right at you, Atlanta. On the heels of the Falcons' most recent playoff collapse, a 28-24 home lo ... More >>

  • Film

    August 23, 2012

    Action Movies Don't Have to Suck

    A lament for lost carnage - and coherence.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    In Honor Of Tonight's RAW 1000, The Definitive Timeline Of WWE's Victory In The Monday Night Wars (w/ VIDEO)

    I don't know that any television product has changed the way we visually consume it more times than professional wrestling. For a majority of its history (which I am counting as the period from "dawn of time" until around 1978 or so), syndicated television was basically a weekly commercial for whate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Top 10 Houston Rappers & Their Wrestler Counterparts

    Since the days of Hulkamania, I've been a wrestling fan. That's not slandering anybody who gave up on the attraction or entertainment aspect after the second-generation boom in the late '90s, that's just me once again self-deprecating while tossing off a few knife-edged chops in defense. Take that, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Squared Circle: Top 5 Songs About Pro Wrestling

    Although the wrestling boom of the late '90s is a fading memory, the absurd mix of sport and theater continues on in bingo halls and arenas across the country. Every night, under the bright lights, someone is trying to avoid being hit with a steel chair. It should come as no surprise that there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Pau Gasol Thoughts, My Texans Prediction and Other Weekend Best Bets

    Pau Gasol: The closest he'll get to Rocket red.​On November 23, the Texans signed quarterback Kellen Clemens to take over third-string duties. On December 4, the Texans signed Jake Delhomme and two days later they cut Clemens. I never thought there would be a less satisfying era for a Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    The Four Best Final Fours of the "One Shining Moment" Era (w/ VIDEO)

    Hopefully more shining and less Hudson this year​Some of you mistook my piece on Monday as my not being excited for the Final Four this weekend in Houston. That couldn't be further from the truth. I am incredibly excited to have the event here in our town, for a couple reasons: 1. I'm a Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Music Stories We Wish We'd Ignored This Year

    ​We in the alternative media - not necessarily the Houston Press and/or Rocks Off, not all the time - enjoy calling out our mainstream brethren. Whether it's ten books that didn't make The New York Times' "Best of 2010" list, or "10 Stories Our Print Version Accidentally Overlooked," us "under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The 7 Basic WWE Metaphors For Real Life Situations (w/ video)

    Let's get ready to....examine life!!!​I'm working on my 2009-2010 NBA Preview which should be done by tomorrow. I hope that some of you will cut me slack given that a whopping three games will be in the books by the time it gets posted here on Hair Balls, including the Rockets opener against the L ... More >>

  • Film

    August 12, 2010

    Twilight of the Bods

    Sly and the family Stallone get nostalgic for their legacy of ­brutality in The Expendables.

  • News

    August 12, 2010

    The Fireman's Wife

    Nikki Araguz, formerly Justin Purdue, clashes with family over her late husband's legacy.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Game Time: Ken Griffey, Jr.: Baseball's Tracy McGrady?

    Not as good as Tom Gordon. Who?​I'm not sure if the back-burnering of Ken Griffey, Jr.'s sudden retirement yesterday speaks more to the magnitude of the Jim Joyce/Armando Galarraga aborted perfect game fiasco or just how far the perception of Griffey as a sure-fire lock of a future Hall of Famer h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Game Time: Kentucky Derby 2010 Infield Olympics (Includes Mud-Wrestling Videos)

    We guess Hunter S. Thompson was right -- the Kentucky Derby really is vile and depraved​I'm not sure what it says about the type of summer we're going to have here in Houston when an embedded video of 30 hornets wrecking a shop and mass-murdering 30,000 bees in a blog post about the Kentucky Derby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Game Time: My Five-Point Plan To Make Tiger Woods Popular Again

    Ever since the sultry stories of Tiger Woods' "other life" started to leak out after Thanksgiving, the attempts to rebuild Tiger's image have gone from predictable.... ...to even more predictable.... ...to downright creepy.... (Can I coin the phrase "Nike-rophilia" for the act of using a dea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Game Time: Brad Mills Shows Bald Is Beautiful

    ​The biggest story locally this week has probably been the Astros hiring of Brad Mills. While some see it as the dawning of a new era for the Astros, I for one am sad to see the pageant that was Star Search 2009 end.So many memories...watching Drayton and Tal parade all ten candidates around...hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    AC/DC to Piledrive Wrestlemania

    Daniel KramerDo people still watch professional wrestling? We stopped watching when the Rock left to make awful mummy movies and Stone Cold Steve Austin started fighting women instead of other dudes in black Speedos. That, and we graduated high school. Nonetheless, World Wrestling Entertainm ... More >>

  • Film

    April 26, 2007

    The Condemned

    Stone Cold is hot, but The Condemned's hypocrisy is not

  • Home Entertainment

    November 2, 2006
  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    Gridiron Gang

    Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes

  • Film

    December 22, 2005
  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Lyin' Scion

    How deep is this Toyota subsidiary's love of hip-hop?

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005

    Hip-hop Hoedown

    Bavu Blakes rides into town on Blazing Saddles

  • Film

    April 1, 2004

    A Tall Order

    The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't quite fit

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    Reality Bites, Slams and Spears

    The WWE floods Houston with Bad Blood

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Voodoo Organist brings his Beelzebub blues to town

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Wham, Bam, Thank You, McMahon

    Wrestlemania X-Seven enters the ring

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Ring Dings

    Bound for the World Wrestling Federation or not, these folks learn to take their lumps at Texas All-Star Wrestling

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