Sometimes, change being thrust upon a person brings out the best in them, and takes them to a place where they find skills they didn't even know they had. Jon Gruden is one of these guys. Much like Jeff Van Gundy's coaching in and subsequently covering the NBA, Gruden had been grinding (Gruden Gri ... More >>
Who's your favorite player? For traditional sports, the answer to that question for most people is pretty easy. You know who your favorite football, baseball, or basketball player is, and you know the reasons why. Their career is a collective body of work that defines them, and your love for that a ... More >>
Five Texans players who should make an album.
I just finished watching the Houston Texans defeat the Minnesota Vikings in the first preseason game of the 2013 season. As you read this, I'm fewer than four days from firing up the grill, knocking back beers and listening to get-pumped music with great friends at Reliant Stadium's preseason opener ... More >>
The annual Pro Bowl is generally viewed by NFL players as, in this order, 1) a reward for a job well done, 2) an opportunity to get some much needed rest and relaxation, and 3) a chance to play a glorified sandlot football game another football game. Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster t ... More >>
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 >>
Today is actress Jodie Sweetin's birthday. The co-star of television's Full House turns 30 today, making us all who grew up with her immediately old. Considering that Jonathan Taylor Thomas turned 30 himself a few months back, I should be looking into getting my affairs in order. As Pink Floyd san ... More >>
Stars and hearts over the naughty bits, so this is almost 100 percent safe for work. Almost.In case you hadn't heard -- especially since the man himself Tweeted the pic -- a nude photo of Anthony Bourdain surfaced yesterday, taken 12 years prior while on vacation. To quote Bourdain on the pho ... More >>
Apple season is here, and I love me some apples. I am a big fan of baking with them (apple crisp a la mode = heaven), but who knew applesauce was so easy to make? And why didn't anyone tell me until now? At my sister's suggestion, I gave homemade applesauce a shot this week, and let me tell you -- ... More >>
You'd be smiling, too.It's tough to get a reality show. As you know, TV networks are always looking out for our best interests. And to this point they've been diligent about only distributing these precious program slots to those individuals and groups most likely to make society a better p ... More >>
Crystal Harris: Not older than Iron EagleYou know what is messed up and completely awesome? Hugh Hefner was 60 years old when his current fiancee, Crystal Harris, was born. Hef was hatched on April 9, 1926, and six decades and 20 days later his soon-to-be bride was born in Lake Havasu, Arizon ... More >>
A year ago, in honor of Sesame Street's 40th birthday, Rocks Off brought you a list of the beloved television program's 10 Best Musical Appearances. But 41 years ago, Nickelodeon didn't exist. Now the network is known for its retro-cool vibe, thanks to bringing back shows from the golden age ... More >>
Christ, there's gotta be an old Green Lantern around here somewhere....(Note: Pete Vonder Haar is on vacation.)Saturday The New York Times examined the attempt by the owners of Archie comic to transform him and his Riverdale pals into "global brands in comics, film, apparel and more.""We're ... More >>
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 >>
One of the first things Carolyn Rodriguez, the Houston-based female singer and rap artist by way of Arkansas, by way of North Carolina, said to us is that she doesn't like bios. "When you make a bio you have to keep it politically correct," she tells Rocks Off. "You can't tell the real story." She' ... More >>
I was all set to continue riding the Tiger Woods gravy train for one more day. I even had an idea for the Fallen One's eventual triumphant comeback -- not to give too much away, but the training sequence from Rocky III figured prominently.But then the Meredith Baxter story hit, and I realized the po ... More >>
The murder of peace activist Gregoris Lambrakis retold
Click here for a slideshow of images from all four shows currently at Lawndale. Katie Pell’s “The Best That I Can Give You and Less Than Half Of What You Deserve” is currently showing at Lawndale Art Center. Assistant Night & Day Editor Dusti Rhodes called her up to ask her about the exhibit. ... More >>
The hidden agenda of Hannah Montana
A Howling Howitzer
Yours, Mine & Ours lowers the bar for miserable remakes
Roll Bounce skates on its '70s vibe
NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games
Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson's cash-in pays off
A church searches for God in the good Mr. Griffith's TV series
How does a Rice grad go global with DNA analyses? It's all in the marketing.
Alcoholism undergoes the Sandra Bullock treatment in 28 Days
Gary Ray is going to Russia for the glory of his sport. For the honor of his country. For a chance to win one more arm-wrestling contest.
After the Littleton massacre, Brazosport High cracked down on its own "freaks" which only left them more alienated
May 28 - June 3, 1998
Twenty years after Elvis's death, a guide to his greatest movie "hits" and misses
Surrounded by machine guns, grenades and troop carriers, Earl Tucker makes his peace with the world.
Geena Davis and Gene Hackman exhume some explosive histories
In a cineplex world ruled by mega-corporations, how much damage can one man do?
Wildlife rehabilitator Vivian Steele got along fine with animals. It's people who gave her trouble.
1996 Summer Guide
After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.
Growing up with the Bunch wasn't meant to be this ugly
In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests
And: The Ramones on a lofty mission, and Celts belt it out