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  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Pro-Manziel Billboards by Local Attorney Eerily Familiar

    Back in 2006, local furniture purveyor Jim "Mattress Mac" McInvale -- before he was doling out $7 million in refunds over a Super Bowl "bet" -- was a big fan of Vince Young. So much so, he took out a full-page ad in the Chronicle extolling the virtues of Young and encouraging (to just this side of d ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Football Music: Looking Back on NFL Jams

    Super Bowl XLVIII is this weekend and though it's probably still stinging for many Texans fans that their Super Bowl dreams went up in smoke sometime around week three of the regular season, most of them will still be tuning in to see the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks go head to head. In the ... More >>

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    January 20, 2014

    Why Richard Sherman Is Awesome

    For an AFC and NFC Title Game weekend that I compared to Wrestlemania 3, the ending was entirely appropriate. No, I'm not talking about Peyton Manning's (at the very least) evening the score and perhaps surpassing (certainly, giving himself a chance to surpass) Tom Brady in the "greatest of our gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    NFL Playoffs: Like Andy Dalton, Still Seeking My First Playoff Win

    Well, any chance of pulling out of my season long tailspin in the post season appears to be out the window. In excruciating fashion, the first weekend of the NFL postseason continued to bully me like Richie Incognito, jamming my head in the gambling restroom toilet and swirly-ing me into the poor h ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Offseason Blueprint: Four Priorities For The Texans

    The early time of death was surprising. But with a painful illness that we already knew to be fatal, perhaps it's a relief for everyone involved. No, we certainly didn't expect the 2013 Texans to become the worst team in the NFL at 2-14. But after the 11-1 start in 2012 that ended with a collapse t ... 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

    December 24, 2013

    Fan Fighting League! Cowboy Fan Fights Falcon Fan On MARTA Train

    A lot of angst this time of year for football fans. Think about it, even the richest of the rich have something to bitch about this time of year. The Broncos beat the Texans on Sunday, but lost pass rusher extraordinaire Von Miller for the rest of the season to an ACL tear. The Seahawks are on thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Why Schaub's Latest Blunder Is His Brad Lidge Moment In Houston

    The beauty and tragedy of sports comes in transcendent, "Where were you?" moments. I remember the apartment and spot on the couch in December 2011 where I watched T.J. Yates find Kevin Walter for an improbable last-second touchdown in Cincinnati, clinching the Texans' first playoff berth. On a trip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Halftime Hero: Why Bruno Mars Is The Right Choice for Super Bowl XLVIII

    Less than a month into the new NFL season, we already know who will be playing at the Super Bowl. We may not know which teams will line up for football's biggest game. As the sports cliché goes, there's a lot of football yet to be played; but, no prognostication is required when the subject is the ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2013

    Texans Chemistry: Do the Texans Have the Formula to Win a Championship?

    Head Coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub are cooking up another season together

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Texans-Cowboys: Final Preseason Odds And Ends, Latest 53 Man Roster Prediction

    On Tuesday, the Texans made their final set of moves to get down to 75 players before they head up to Dallas on Wednesday for the game Thursday night, placing wide receiver Alec Lemon on the injured reserve list and placing nose tackle David Hunter and wide receiver Mike Smith on waiver/injured rese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Please Welcome Our New Advice Columnist, the Geto Boys' Willie D

    Rocks Off is so excited about this, we could just... well, we don't know what, but we're pretty damn excited. About a week ago, we got an email from Willie D of the Geto Boys offering his services as an advice columnist. No shit. It turns out that besides one of the most volatile MCs in Houston rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Jacoby Jones' Revenge Tour 2013 Continues With A Sports Illustrated Cover

    Oftentimes in football when things go inexplicably right, and virtually every time things go horribly wrong for one's football team, we like to credit/blame the "football gods," mythical, karmic beings who can go from savior to grim reaper faster than you can say "Kubiak." Well, if the "football go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    God Pondering What To Do Now That Ray Lewis Has Retired

    No longer shackled with the burden of managing Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' Super Bowl run, God the Almighty is looking for a new gig. "I may never find something as important as my Ray Lewis Project, but I'm hoping the Middle East can keep me occupied, God said. Other offers He is consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Randy Moss' And Chris Culliver's Nuclear Trolling Of San Francisco

    As an NFL player playing in the biggest football game known to the free world, the last thing you want to do during Super Bowl week is give your opponent any bulletin board material. Trash talk is not highly recommended. This year, perhaps because (more likely, in spite of) the two head coaches are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Super Bowl XLVII: Five Prop Bets And Game Prediction

    We are about there now, that time of the week leading up to the Super Bowl where everybody is getting antsy and we all just want the game to get here. I've been on Radio Row in New Orleans the better part of the last three days (humblebrag alert!), and all the signs of "anticipation fatigue" are set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    The NFL Experience Lands In New Orleans

    On Wednesday, the The Super Bowl 47 NFL Experience opened to fans at the Morial Convention Center. Featuring a mind-boggling amount of merchandise, GMC automobiles, and chances to exercise your crazed fandom, the 850,000-square-foot fan fest is a feast for the eyes and a strain on the muscles. Seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2013

    Patriots 41, Texans 28: Offense Turns Offensive On Big Stage. Again.

    Ignore the main box score numbers. Forget the 425 total yards for Houston and the 28 points. Same for the 41 placed in the New England column. In the big picture, it's more of the same. Gary Kubiak, Matt Schaub and the Houston offense shoulder the majority of blame in yet another crucial game, this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Colts 28, Texans 16: Gary Kubiak-Led Collapse Reaches Fitting Conclusion

    Dumbfounding special teams miscues. A 70-yard touchdown over the top on 3rd-and-23. Two inexplicable Matt Schaub interceptions with the offense rolling. Four offsides penalties. Two timeouts wasted on a baffling challenge and an indecisive fourth down. These are Gary Kubiak's Houston Texans. In the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Texans-Vikings: New BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Game Card, Egg Nog Edition

    Well, this week's game card should be the final Battle-Drink Bingo card of the 2012 season. Assuming the Texans win this Sunday against the Vikings, that means the final game against the Colts would hold no meaning (possibly for either team), so cobbling together a Battle-Drink centered around the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Texans-Patriots: Brand New BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Card

    The time is almost here. This week's game of the century is upon us. Texans versus Patriots in New England. The storyline is simple for the Texans -- win, and you are one win away from hosting playoff games all the way up to the Super Bowl in New Orlens. Lose, and you're one bad week against the Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Texans-Bears: NEW BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Card, "Cutler Messes You Up" Version

    For a franchise that was lucky to play one primetime game per season for so many seasons, this whole "Texans on national television" thing is getting to be old hat! For the third time in the last five games, the Texans will show their wares in front of a national audience as they travel to Chicago t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    AFC Playoff Projections, Week 7: First One Onto The Colts Bandwagon!

    When Peyton Manning and the Broncos stormed back with 35 unanswered points in the second half of their 35-24 Monday night win against the Chargers this week, they accomplished a few things: 1. They tied an NFL record for the largest comeback win by a road team in NFL history. 2. They evened their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Texans-Packers: ALL NEW BATTLE-DRINK Bingo Drinking Card

    The Texans come back this Sunday night to play the Green Bay Packers on the dreaded "short work week," having just played the New York Jets on Monday night. Much like the players having to summon all of their recuperative powers to be near the top of their game on Sunday, so too must you, the weeken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Your Texans Gamewatching Prep: Lord, How Times Have Changed With The Team's Success

    Man, NFL Sundays used to be so much easier when the Texans sucked. You knew they were going to lose, they knew they were going to lose, all your friends knew they were going to lose -- what was the sense in putting a lot of effort into watching? Unless you're putting together an Irish wake, you don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Early NFL Season Win Total Lines Have Brought Out a New Trash-Talky Side of Bob McNair

    "I think we are a contender, so that's no surprise to me. I guess they got tired of losing money out there, putting our over-and-under too low, so they're getting more realistic." -- Houston Texans owner Bob McNair trash-talking the oddsmakers when asked about the Texans' status as favorites in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Super Bowl XLVI: Gisele Bundchen Is NOT Happy with the Patriot Receivers (w/ VIDEO)

    A good woman stands by her man. Prior to Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, e-mailed a prayer request out to many of her close friends and family: "My sweet friends and family, This Sunday will be a really important day in my husband ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The 10 Must-Haves at Any Super Bowl Party

    Leading up to this Sunday's showdown between the Giants and the Patriots (go Big Blue!), we've been offering up recipes and ideas for those of you brave souls who are hosting Super Bowl parties at home. And if you've decided that you don't want to take the easy way out by ordering a party pack of ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    SUPER BOWL STORY LINE ALERT! Jason Pierre-Paul Talked Mad Trash About Tom Brady!

    So here we are, it's Thursday of Super Bowl week and we've had almost nothing to dig our teeth into from a story line perspective. I warned you earlier this week that it would be this way. Hell, when news came down today that Rob Gronkowski would be a gametime decision because of his high ankle sp ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Some Perspective on Ndamukong Suh's Cheap Shot (w/ VIDEO)

    In what was easily the most significant Thanksgiving Day game played in Detroit in the last ten years, the Green Bay Packers ran their record to 11-0 by beating the Lions pretty soundly 27-15. After the game, the big story had nothing to do with the Packers' chasing history, nor did people want to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Texans/Bucs -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The "Goddammit, NOT Schaub!" Edition)

    Born under a bad sign.​So, I was thisclose to hitting "SEND" on a post that would have openly discussed the Texans going 13-3 and getting home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. And then this: Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has a significant foot injury that will force him to mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    The Flacco Factor: Always keep it in mind​It's the first weekend of football in November. In college football, this means we get into nut-cutting time, weekends that completely weed out the real championship contenders. This weekend includes a quasi-final four in the SEC with the huge LSU- Ala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Texans 17, Steelers 10: No Longer Bullied, These Texans Are The Bullies

    See more pics from the Texans' third win in our slideshow. Led by a dynamic running game and relentless pass rush, the Texans beat and bullied defending AFC champion Pittsburgh to the point that Ben Roethlisberger compared the Texans to the Ravens. Wait, what? "That defense is physical," Roethlis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Texans-Saints, Etc. -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    Big winner: James Casey​The easy fall back after Sunday's 40-33 to the New Orleans Saints is to say "Same ol' Texans," and in a way, I understand. Red zone issues, fourth quarter brain farts (23 points allowed), the untimely turnover, same ol' Texans. But I choose to look at the glass half f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    More NFL Owner Premature "Celebra-culation" As Lockout Rolls On

    ​So, the NFL owners ratified the proposed collective bargaining agreement on Thursday afternoon. Instead of following up that approval with a brief, measured statement from commissioner Roger Goodell (an appropriate follow-up since the deal is not done until the players approve it), the owners ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 2, 2011
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    September 20, 2010

    Texans 30, Redskins 27: This Was The Game Great Teams Win, And The Old Texans Lose

    Arian Foster's a perfect 6-0​On the surface, it could seem silly to characterize a 3-point overtime escape in Washington as more of a season-defining moment than a blowout of rival Indianapolis. But when you consider where the now 2-0 Texans have been, that appears to be exactly the case.Ask New O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Fantasy Football For (Immature) Dummies

    ​Football season is almost upon us. For many people, this time of year offers renewed hope for the future, ranging from the merely possible (can the Saints repeat?) to the improbable (will the Texans makes the playoffs) to the "You gotta be fucking kidding me" (Kris Brown kicks a last-minute f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Game Time: Gary Kubiak's Contract Extension -- Move Along, There's Nothing To See Here

    ​A couple of years in, I'm finally starting to get the hang of this sports talk radio thing.  Basically, what you do is you fill four hours a day making issues in the sports world seem as though the fate of mankind rests on the outcome, choose the side which you think will save mankind, defen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Wine of the Week: Super Bowl Wines

    ​In honor of Super Bowl Sunday this weekend, we're continuing to bring you the latest and greatest in Super Bowl-ready wine. Odd Pair has featured Buffalo wings with red wine and nachos with white. Today, Wine of the Week has found two easygoing red wines to pair with just about anything you p ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Game Time: NFL Conference Title Predictions...Channeling College Football

    There's no two ways about it, my NFL playoff predictions have been terrible. As I outlined on Monday, I reached a point this past weekend, after going goose eggs on the first seven games, where I picked the Jets to beat the Chargers outright merely because every rational thought and shred of evide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    25 Super Bowl Memes You'll Be Sick Of

    It's Super Bowl week. The game is on Sunday, but by the time kickoff rolls around we're going to be so sick of the hype that nobody is going to care about the game. The memes have started coalescing, so here's a little primer for every storyline that you will be sick of come Thursday evening once ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    25 Super Bowl Memes You'll Be Sick Of

    It's Super Bowl week. The game is on Sunday, but by the time kickoff rolls around we're going to be so sick of the hype that nobody is going to care about the game. The memes have started coalescing, so here's a little primer for every storyline that you will be sick of come Thursday evening once ... More >>

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    January 29, 2004

    Pats and Cats Bring It Back

    The biggest of them all returns to Houston

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