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Texas Longhorns (Football)

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    October 24, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Before we get to the Best Bets for the week, I'll use this space (and perhaps a lengthier column in the future) to salute the recently laid off employees at the soon-to-be-sold-and-renamed-and-lobotomized Comcast Sports Net Houston. As you all are probably aware, painfully so if you're a non-Comca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Fan Fighting League! Red River Shootout Edition

    In the pantheon of college football rivalries, few have the combination of tradition and bitter hatred of the Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas. (NOTE: I refuse to call it by the more politically correct Red River Rivalry, as if somehow including the word Shootout means that the irresp ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    A 5-1 week of prognosticating is like an elite quarterback in the NFL. It can cover up a lot of future mistakes. Two weeks ago, I put up a nice 5-1 week, and began feeling pretty good about myself, like maybe I was turning the corner and shaking a slump that had gone back to the end of the 2012 sea ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Gambling! Five College Football Season Win Total Bets You Should Play

    Each week in this space, I plan to give you, the faithful HoustonPress.com news blog reader, six picks against the spread for the upcoming football weekend. I would encourage you to read them even if you don't plan to wager as they serve the dual purpose of conveying football predictions as well as ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    College Station Named Sixth Most Affordable College Town in America

    Fortunes sure have a way of changing. Just a few years ago, Texas A&M had a brutally awful football team in the Big 12 with their rivals, University of Texas, a team that was competing for titles seemingly every year. The Aggies were constantly playing second fiddle to their Austin adversaries. Then ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Five Reasons Why Sports Talk Radio is Ignoring the Rockets

    I am and have always been an avid listener to sports talk radio. I enjoy the banter with callers, the analysis and I even manage to make it through the randomly juvenile antics that occasionally make their way across from morning shock jock-ery on other stations. Listening during the past few months ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Special Olympics and Jolly Jesters: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend

    I'm back! Did you miss me? Don't run from your feelings! This is the place to come if you want to find out what the flip there is to do/watch when it comes to sports in the fine city of Houston, Texas. And for those of you Yankees who might visit this here website for info, don't be surprised when t ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    College Football Recap: The Reverse Jinx And The Return Of Coach O

    The dirty little secret about college football in 2013 is that it hasn't been all that great a season. Yeah, it's college football, and even ho hum college football is still better than 80 percent of what sports has to offer. And yeah, we have the usual tasty controversy brewing with four undefeat ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: God Bless The NFL, Week 2

    It's all about perspective. You can look at my performance last week in this space one of two ways (and depending on whether or not you decided to follow my picks, I bet I can determine exactly which way you choose to view it): "Sean, you went 2-4 on your picks, including losing all three of your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    It's College Football Quiz Time (for Houston and Texas)

    Another college football season kicks off this weekend. The national media focus, as always, is on Alabama, LSU, and the schools of the SEC. There's a bunch of interest just up in the road in College Station, with the Aggies being relevant to the world of college football for the first time since R. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    The Incredible, Hilarious Memo On How To Make Texas Tech & Its Coach "Cool": A Quiz

    The guys at Deadspin have gotten their hands on a piece of comedy gold -- a memo on how the school can make itself and its football coach, former Red Raider QB Kliff Kingsbury, into ultra-hip, highly cool icons that the kidz of today will flock to just so they can be hip and cool too. A tall order ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    College Football National Signing Day: Ole Miss Signs This Year's Annual "WTF" Class

    Go back and look at the historical data in the Rivals.com recruiting database, and the top ten classes each season generally include the same cast of university characters -- some permutation of USC, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, with a generous smattering of Michigan, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    UPDATE: Two Texas Longhorn Football Players Accused Of Sexual Assault In San Antonio

    UPDATE: Mack Brown disclosed at his press conference Friday morning that two players have been suspended for the game and sent home for violating team rules. He didn't get into specifics, wouldn't name the players specifically, and wouldn't indicate if either is a starter. When asked if the team had ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    20 Fun Facts About College Football's Final Regular Season Coach's Poll

    College football's methodology for selecting its championship game participants (and its marquee four bowls outside of the title game, for that matter), the BCS, is cloaked in numerous flaws that when all is said and done, more often than not give us a title game shrouded in controversy over who act ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

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    November 9, 2012

    10 Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet Albums You Need to Own

    Tonight at the Continental Club, Austin's Freddie Steady 5 will head up a tribute to the late Doug Sahm focusing on Sahm's 2000 album The Return of Wayne Douglas, which he recorded only a few months before dying of a heart attack in November 1999. La Porte native Freddie Krc, leader of the 5, has ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets And The World's Weirdest Lawsuit Victory

    For this week's random person with newfound wealth via frivolous lawsuit or dumb luck, we go to northern China and a fellow by the name of Jian Feng. Until recently, Feng was married to the love of his life, an unnamed (in the article, at least) beauty who had also recently given birth to their daug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Aggies, Texans, LSU: Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, Helping Impoverished Greek Soccer Teams

    Ironically, I lead into this weekend's football bets with a story of a poor Greek soccer team trying to stay afloat financially. Courtesy of the Soccernet area on ESPN.com: Players on a cash-strapped Greek soccer team now wear pink practice jerseys with the logos "Villa Erotica" and "Soula's House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, "Satan Hates Auburn" Edition

    I was saddened on Thursday to hear of the passing of legendary college football historian and journalist Beano Cook, who passed away in his sleep at the age of 81. Back in the `80's and early `90's, before the television landscape was cluttered with literally dozens of studio shows all blending toge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The 25 Best Reasons To Love Texas In The Fall

    Fall has arrived in Texas, and thank God. There is no better time in the Lone Star State, for so many reasons. The switch in season may be more subtle than it is in the north -- you never can get that far away from a Texas summer, after all -- but there's enough change in the air to signify that y ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, "Roger Goodell Is Better Than FEMA" Edition

    So how bad was the controversial ending of Monday night's Seahawks-Packers game for the NFL? Well, consider that the story got coverage on every major national news show Tuesday morning, was the subject of a David Letterman Top 10 list, and prompted President Obama to comment publicly on the topic ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    RIP, Larry Joe Miggins

    Houston's fabled Irishman dies.

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    July 23, 2012

    New Baylor Stadium: Now Texas Can Actually Have a Good College Football Venue

    On Friday, Baylor regents gave a thumbs-up to the construction of a new $250-million stadium that will post up on the Waco campus and alongside the Brazos River. If Waco City Council green lights the $35 million tax increment financing zone funds that would be needed, then the 45,000-seat venue coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Longhorn Panic: Sealy WR Ricky Seals-Jones Decommits

    It wouldn't be June if we didn't have some sort of off the field drama to worry about with our college football. And since the realignment talk this summer is at a dull roar at best, and since the resolution of a college football playoff is still several weeks away, how about a little recruiting ang ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Terrible? Great? Seven Rap Videos About Texas Colleges

    Rap is a universal language, except for most old people. So it's natural that college students would use rap to express their love for their school. Sometimes this is done well, others....not so well. True to form are these Texas schools, be they oh-so-white or not so white. How well do they succe ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    NFL Draft 1st Round by the Numbers: Ranking High School Ratings, Conferences

    The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books, and now we spend today overanalyzing the selections the teams made last night (complete with the inane letter-grade report cards for a bunch of players that have not yet even had their first press conferences with their new teams) and preparing for t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    December 30, 2011

    Cougars and Lions and Cats and Aggies: Oh My, It's Time for a Little Bowl Action

    There's probably nobody happier to see this college football season come to an end than the players for the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-3), unless, of course, it's the players for the Texas A&M Aggies (6-6). Then again, with the way their hopes and dreams came crashing down to the ground at the sta ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, College Bowl Special: UH, UCLA & An Aggies Loss

    Hopefully will not include "NAPA Know-How" ads.​In the second part of my ongoing series "Sean phones it in on the Hair Balls blog during his vacation week," here are six picks I really like for the upcoming week of huge (and not so huge) bowl games. Have I mentioned that I'm 56-38-1 this year ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    Down the Hatch

    The Texas Attorney General's Office says a drugmaker lied in order to push an antipsychotic on foster children. So why are kids as young as three still taking the drug?

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    December 13, 2011

    Mike Leach: Former Tech Coach Partners with Houston Publisher of Strip-Club Guides

    Adult Quest: Proud partner of Mike Leach Football.​Texas football hasn't been the same since Mike Leach left Lubbock. Not only have the Texas Tech Raiders struggled on the field, but the goofiness quotient has gone way down. Leach has gone to Washington State, but he hasn't cut off all his T ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    UT Sports, George Greanias: The Turkeys of the Year Runners-Up

    Almost, but not quite​Not everyone can be a winner. Not everyone can be such a loser that they become a Houston Press Turkey of the Year. But while we don't give out participation ribbons, we do think there were some candidates who only barely eked out our 2011 winners. So we salute these in ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Football! A&M-UT, LSU: This Weekend's Best Bets

    So yeah, about that "Bully Theory" from last week. Um, well, um....sorry? In case you missed it, I shared a theory of mine last week, and without rehashing the details it all led up to me telling all of you to take Wisconsin, Oregon, Oklahoma State, and Stanford laying the points. The theory had a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 13, 2011

    TCU to the Big 12: What's Changed Since the Southwest Conference Went Kaput

    ​Earlier this week, Texas Christian University officially accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference, which sort of models the old Southwest Conference, a division that the Horned Frogs competed in from 1923 to 1996. We gotta tell you, horny toads, compared to '96, the league is goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Don't Worry Longhorns, There Have Been Worse Beatdowns

    It was ugly, brutal and painful to watch. As a movie fan of some 40 years, I could be describing any number of lopsided fight scenes. But as a UT fan, I'm of course referring to the horrific pounding Oklahoma put on my Longhorns last Saturday. The Sooners dominated every aspect of the game, trounci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    The Coogs Go 13-0. Does Anyone Notice?

    Don't get your hopes up, Coogs.​After their impressive win over East Carolina this weekend, talk in Cougar Town is that the team is set to run the table and go undefeated. Such talk has occurred before, of course, like in 2009 when it beat Oklahoma State and a strong Texas Tech team early in ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Best/Worst College Football QB Transfers: A List Inspired by Former Texas Main Man Garrett Gilbert

    Obviously, Garrett Gilbert is no Colt McCoy. Or Case McCoy. Or David Ash. Earlier today, the Texas Longhorns announced that Gilbert -- who filled in admirably for the injured Colt McCoy during the Longhorns' loss in the 2010 BCS Championship game...and that's about it -- is leaving the program. G ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Five Oddly Timed or Just Plain Odd Texas License Plate Offerings from MyPlates.com

    ​The folks over at MyPlates.com, who bring us just about every custom license plate our Texas hearts could desire, just released a batch of new offerings we didn't even know we needed. The mostly-sports-themed releases provide citizens of our great state the opportunity to show pride in their ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Six More Reasons to Go to the Houston Press Best of HoustonĀ® BestFest

    Yesterday we gave you the five best reasons to go to the Houston Press Best of HoustonĀ® BestFest this Saturday and Sunday in Midtown. We are by no means backing off from them, but we never said the list was exhaustive. Here are six more reasons you need to be there: 6. The Notre Dame game is at ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Five Reasons Why Texas A&M Just Ruined College Football

    It's an emo day to be a college football fan. ​Today, Texas A&M basically ushered in the era of the college football superconference when the Southeastern Conference extended an invite to the university. (That legal threat lobbed by Baylor an anonymous Big 12 school is idle at best.) Well don ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    College Realignment Talk Is The New NFL Lockout Talk

    More a-holery from Ken Starr​During this past summer of sports talk radio, our insatiable appetite for any topic football-related, our perennial need to talk about minutiae at all times, and the usual summer content-related radio doldrums met at a tedious midpoint -- a no man's land that left ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Rocks Off's Musical 2011 Texas Football Preview

    buckaroosfunnypictures.comHook 'em Horns...​You wouldn't know it from walking around outdoors, but fall is just around the corner, and in Texas that means two things: We no longer have to consume our body weight in water for shows at the Pavilion, and it's almost time for college football. An ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011
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    August 11, 2011

    Five Reasons Why Texas A&M Needs to Elope to the SEC

    ​Hey, Texas A&M and the Southeastern Conference: Get a room already! Then get married or whatever because this idle flirtation, which has been going on for years, is getting tired. For the past few weeks, a potential move by A&M to the SEC has become a hot topic, especially after the A&M Boar ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Blue Hair and Mohawks: Notes From the Rice Owls Media Day

    Pity the fool who mocks the Mohawk.​The Rice Owls' media day on Saturday was a bit looser than the media day held by the Houston Cougars on Friday afternoon. There were more players available. There was more laughter. The coaches mingled with the press. Spirits were high. It's not that th ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Aggie Orgasm: A&M a Top 10 Team, UT Barely in Top 25

    Will UT end up the season the fourth-highest-ranked team in Texas?​We kid the Aggies a lot, but we guess every once in a while they deserve a big day. Such as today, when the USA Today Coaches Poll came out and found them to have a far, far better football team than those orange-loving dudes ... More >>

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