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    December 30, 2013

    Titans 16, Texans 10: And the Texans Are Officially On the Clock

    Finally. It took weeks of torture, but the long, slow, painful death of the Houston Texans 2012-13 season mercifully came to a close on Sunday. Fittingly, it ended at the hands of the former Houston Oilers -- in the same year that its former icons Bud Adams and Bum Phillips died within mere days of ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    The Houston Texans Are Not (Mathematically) Dead Yet!

    Are you ready for two semi-obscure, "guilty pleasure" television references in one day? I hope so. Earlier today, as you may have read, in what I'm sure sent the Pulitzer folks scrambling to reevaluate 2013, I compared Rex Ryan and Ed Reed to Lowell Mather and Big Strong Man, respectively, from the ... More >>

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    November 29, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: A Story Of The Worst Sibling Ever

    It happens for many families at Thanksgiving. What, on paper, looks like it should be a time to enjoy the company of relatives, maybe even reconnect with those you've lost touch with, turns into old wounds torn open. Fights, arguments, and an airing of grievances that would make Frank Costanza pro ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Assessing the Damage: Comparing Losing Streaks of the Gary Kubiak Era

    Say what you will about Gary Kubiak the head coach, but Gary Kubiak the person seems to be a genuinely nice man. All stories behind the scenes point to that, and every player of his I've ever spoken with, past and present, seem to have a sincere admiration, if not adoration, for the man they call Ku ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Titans-Texans: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, "Gary Kubiak, Replay Ninja" Edition

    Around 8:00 Sunday night (presumably after walking several old ladies across the street and single handedly raising a million dollars in two hours to cure an obscure disease), Texans defensive end J.J. Watt tweeted this: Nobody said it'd be easy. #FindAWay— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 16, ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    10 More '90s Rap Oddities Worthy of the Texans' Halftime Show

    Well, it's been three days now, and it hasn't all been revealed as just another elaborate Jimmy Kimmel Live! prank. It's true, then: apparently Vanilla Ice -- white rapper, DIY renovator and Ninja Turtle ally -- will be performing at halftime Sunday at the Texans' game against Tennessee at Reliant S ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Early Betting Lines On NFL Weeks 1 Through 16

    It's always good to get in on something at the beginning, at the ground floor. In the world of sports wagering, for bettors equally long on hubris and illness (gambling is a sickness, my friends), some betting outlets realize that no time is too soon to put out lines on NFL games. The draft just en ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, NFL Divisional Round Nut Cuttin' Time!

    This past Monday night, I had the privilege of attending the BCS Title Game in person in Miami. I say "privilege" because, despite my Notre Dame background, the trip itself and the magnitude of the event were amazing. Yes, my team lost, but it the vibe in the building before kickoff was surreal. As ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    The 12 Days Of Christmas, Houston Texans Style on 12/12/12

    Well, Monday night wasn't very much fun. Patriots 42, Texans 14. As bad as it must have been for all of you who had to watch the Texans lay an egg on the big stage from the comfort of your living rooms, I had to go through the pain of the live Chowd audience, complete with all of their Marty's and ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, And A Story Of The Worst Gambling Beat Ever

    File this one under "Worst Beats Ever": According to a story on businessinsider.com, there was a bettor last week (and the story has a picture of the ticket, so I tend to believe it's true) who fired on an eight-team parlay of NFL games on Sunday, risking $50 to win $18,441. The first seven games ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Hornets to Become the Pelicans? Dear NOLA, Blame Utah

    The city of New Orleans has been forced to suffer many indignities when it comes to sports. Whether it was the long period of disastrous play by the "Ain'ts", so bad that fans came to games at the Super Dome with paper bags over their heads; or the fact that the team currently known as the Hornets e ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets -- "College Football Playoff, Get Here Soon" Edition

    It's the first weekend of December, and you know what that means -- a slew of college football conference championship games that, to the average college football fan, mean virtually nothing. Sure, will some teams win their way into automatic bids to BCS bowls? Yes. In the spirit of...well, spirit, ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Boom. Roasted. -- Arkansas Sucks, OSU Cheats(?) : The Monday Morning College Football Roast

    As I type this, I'm sitting in the Reliant Stadium press box after the Texans' 38-14 win over the Titans on Sunday afternoon, and admittedly it's incredibly difficult to focus on writing about college football -- partially because of the four television screens showing the late games and partially b ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, Another Crappy Notre Dame Video Edition

    Popcorn lung. Apparently, that's a thing. On Wednesday, a federal jury awarded a Denver man named Wayne Watson $7.2 million from various food companies after they determined that the respiratory problems he developed in 2007 were due to his frequent inhalation of the buttery aroma from microwave po ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    For The NFL Season: The Overpowering Awfulness Of Houston Oiler Fight Songs, Collected

    Everyone's happy, happy, happy with where the Houston Texans are headed into the 2012 season -- the roster battles are largely confined to low-profile back-up positions, the division's weak and a Super Bowl beckons - but this city has been there before. We've gone through it with the Texans themsel ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    A Few Suggestions For Houston Sports Moments and Personalities To Be Memorialized

    The greatest player in the history of the Houston Oilers is, without a doubt, Earl Campbell. And Ross Greenburg, the former head of HBO Sports, is producing a documentary on the life and career of Campbell that will air later this year on the NBC Sports Network. And last month the MLB Network did a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Texans-Bengals: Five Matchups to Watch, and a Prediction

    If he can dream...​The last time the city of Houston hosted an NFL playoff game -- or even had a team playing in one -- it came under very different circumstances than what will transpire Saturday afternoon. Unlike the 10-6 Texans, who slide into the playoffs on a 3-game losing streak, the 12 ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    7 Things from Sunday's Texans-Titans Game That Made Me Happy

    Well, the time for worrying is over. Soon Saturday will be here and the playoffs will be upon us, and as the great Bobby Knight once said, if the entire two-deep winding up in the hospital at some point is inevitable, why not sit back and enjoy it? So I'm done worrying about whether or not T.J. Yat ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Bryan Braman Lives Out Metallica's "Seek & Destroy"

    I'll readily be the first to admit it: I'm pessimistic about the Texans chances of winning in the playoffs this weekend. Besides losing three straight games, T.J. Yates, also known as "The Savior" was hurt against the Titans on Sunday, Gary Kubiak has finally come back down to Earth as a coach and W ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets

    Odd sare Brian Kelly won't look like this Satruday night​As I get ready to drop some more decidedly mediocre wagering knowledge on all of you this weekend, I have one quick thought to share with you on the opening weekend of the NFL season: This time last season, these were your starting quar ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    My Plea To Chris Johnson (The One From The Titans, Not The Astros)

    Chris Johnson: Don't rush into a contract, dude​When I first got on Twitter a couple years ago, I followed Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson for the first few months. For whatever reason, around this time, athletes thought it was a good idea to put up links to a uStream feed where ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    NFL -- Bob McNair's Delusion, Twitter Madness And The Weekend's Best Bets

    Orange slices for the Texans!​"I wanted the team to know not only how close we think they are but how close our competitors think they are to being an outstanding team." -- Texans owner Bob McNair, presumably not being held at gunpoint nor under the influence of any drugs or alcohol What Bob ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Good Lord: Are The Texans About To Make A Playoff Run?

    Beat the Ravens, and things get interesting quickly​Nothing hurts our head more than calculating NFL playoff scenarios, with the possible exception of getting hit directly on the skull by a 50-pound block of ice. So we will leave those calculations to more-obsessed people, but we do know this ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Texans 20, Titans 0: Andre Punctuates Big Win With Knockout Blow

    Marco TorresAndre Johnson (left) was ejected from the game after a fistfight with Titans player Cortland Finnegan. See more photos from the game in our slideshow.​For the first time in four weeks, the Texans left someone other than themselves and their fans feeling the effects of a punch. In ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Texans' Bye Brings Unofficial Start To AFC Bubble Watch

    Will the Texans take "moops" for an answer?​For the first time in seven weeks, a football Sunday passed and the Texans' secondary wasn't torched by an opposing quarterback. Of course, that sadly meant it was the Texans' bye week.A week from tonight, Peyton Manning will look to repeat his 400-yard ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Rappers Talk Trash Before And After Cowboys-Texans Debacle

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Fat Tony, Kyle Hubbard, Brad Gilmore, John Dew, Fr ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    The Five Worst Musical NFL Players

    myspace.com/freereignFree Reign, or "God's Revenge"​Professional football players dabbling in music? What could possibly go wrong? Glad you asked. You did ask, right? 5. Ben Utecht, Cincinnati Bengals Ben Utecht suffered a concussion while working out with the Cincinnati Bengals and decide ... 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 18, 2010

    Game Time: Whaler Fan Fest -- Houston Oiler Fans May Know How I Feel

    Hartford Whalers: They live on as a dessert​"Somewhere along the line, we will see you in another place in another time. God bless all of you fans. Remember one thing, you may have lost the NHL, but you have not lost the memories." -- Chuck Kaiton, the voice of the Hartford Whalers after the Whal ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    One Man's Entry For Five Worst Houston Sports Moments -- Where Are Yours?

    A UH lowlight, an ND legend​I couldn't help but notice that the bosses are soliciting suggestions for the best and worst sports moments in Houston history.So I thought I would make a few suggestions.I'll do my top 10 moments when the issue comes out with the winners, but here are my five worst mom ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Game Time: Texans' Playoff-Rooting Manifesto 2.0

    ​"So you're saying there's a chance..."  -- Lloyd ChristmasA couple weeks ago, when the Texans were sitting at 5-6, I spent the better part of about four hours constructing an easy-to-follow guide for Texans fans to know whom to root for in games throughout the balance of the season in order ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Game Time: Defining Texans Coach Gary Kubiak

    ​"When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment... or the moment defines you." -- Roy McAvoyCertainly, I'm not asking Gary Kubiak to make like the source of the above quote and take multiple 3-wood shots over a water hazard to post a 12 on the last hole of the U.S. Open, or even do o ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Five Houston Monday Night Football Highlights

    The Texans go nationwide tonight with a Monday Night Football match-up against the Tennessee Titans. MNF isn't what it used to be since moving to ESPN, but it's still a big deal.Houston, of course, has had some memorable moments on Monday night. Mostly involving the Oilers -- who are now the Titans ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    No More Bull

    The past, present and future of the Texans breaking our hearts

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    December 23, 2008

    Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Hooters and Houston Texans

    I'm in a Hooters in downtown Phoenix, Arizona and the Houston Texans are losing to the Oakland Raiders. And I'm the only one in the place watching the game. The requisite Redskins fans are scattered about, watching the Redskins on a majority of the TVs - really, is there any place besides Dall ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Hooters and Houston Texans

    I'm in a Hooters in downtown Phoenix, Arizona and the Houston Texans are losing to the Oakland Raiders. And I'm the only one in the place watching the game. The requisite Redskins fans are scattered about, watching the Redskins on a majority of the TVs - really, is there any place besides Dall ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Texans-Raiders: Don't Bet on Black

    Lots of you don't like what I write about the Texans. You think I'm too negative. That I don't give the team proper credit. Hell, some of you have actually written that you want me to die. To which I respond, if you want homers who are always positive, go over to the Chron. I try to take a more ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Texans-Raiders: Don't Bet on Black

    Lots of you don't like what I write about the Texans. You think I'm too negative. That I don't give the team proper credit. Hell, some of you have actually written that you want me to die. To which I respond, if you want homers who are always positive, go over to the Chron. I try to take a more ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Were You Ready for Some Boring Football?

    I can't believe I wasted over three hours of my life watching the Houston Texans last night. Sure, they won the game 30-17, but damn, that was an awful game to watch. I found the document review I was working on to be more interesting than most of that game - and you attorneys out there know that ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Post-Denmark, Pro-Texans, Really Jetlagged Edition

    You're not going to believe this, but last week, I wrote a post in which I predicted the Texans would defeat the Browns. But I headed back out for Europe, and things got lost in the shuffle, so that post never ran. But trust me, I actually did write that the Texans were going to defeat the Cle ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    Wednesday Morning Quarterbacking: Special Post-Amsterdam Edition

    So I was in Amsterdam for the weekend – working on those frequent flyer miles – and I missed the Texans’ 33-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. However, the BBC World Service did manage to show highlights from the Titans/Jaguars game. After the game, Gary Kubiak went with the “we had a ... More >>

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    Georgia on My Mind

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