The 2013 season begins for the Astros on Sunday night when the Astros host the Texas Rangers on ESPN. And frankly, I'm at the point with Jim Crane and flunkies that I really don't give a damn. Is anyone really excited about this Astros season? The team is going to be bad. The owner and his minions ... More >>
In any competitive field, having aptitude for your work will help you get by. Throw in a handful of other characteristics, and you could be valued by your organization and excel at your career. But, to be one of the true greats in anything, it requires quite a bit more. In sports, I've always believ ... More >>
Sometimes the sports gods have a sense of humor. For example, a player named Nomar Garciaparra (and the multiple "ar" sounds in his name) landing in Boston, with the natives' ridiculous accent, is funny to me. Sometimes the sports gods are cruel. Refer to the entire sports history of the city of Cl ... More >>
Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.
(Note: I didn't know that a man had fallen to his death yesterday at Reliant Stadium until I was leaving the complex on Thursday night. ) Check out Groovehouse's spectacular slideshow from the Texans and Vikings match-up. Yesterday afternoon I had the honor of seeing a side of the Houston Texans ... More >>
Finally, it's here! If you had allowed David Stern to sit in a room with all 16 playoff teams on the wall by conference, and allow him to pick his dream matchup for the NBA Finals, it's without a doubt the Miami-Oklahoma City matchup we're getting here. LeBron versus Durant, big market versus small ... More >>
The man behind Clutch takes up the fight game on the side.
Counting down the 25 best local rap albums of ANY year is less than easy. Counting them down for this year, the most energetic, frenzied year for Houston rap since 2005, it is more than impossible. Rather: WAS more than impossible. After countless at-length conversations with those that know ... More >>
1560AM weaves pop culture, locker-room humor and irreverence into sports-talk radio.
There's still a chance I sit courtside next to Ashley Judd at the Final FourAs we prepare for the Sweet 16, here are some of the things we learned from the first weekend of games of the NCAA Tournament. 1. Maybe Seth Greenberg's supporters should have been bitching about too many schools fr ... More >>
We're gonna need some bigger handcuffs.......The potential for a lockout in both the NFL and the NBA is starting to feel very real. With news that NFL collective bargaining talks started off contentiously and then earlier this week were unceremoniously broken off, it looks like labor peace is ... More >>
Brett Favre finally wins a big game for the JetsThe mainstream sports media couldn't avoid the topic forever. Eventually, the story of Brett Favre's penis would have to be addressed. And as deafening and infuriating as the silence in Bristol and points beyond was, we knew that the only thing mo ... More >>
LeBron: The power is waningMankind, I have to say that I was just about to give up on you. I'm a very patient person, but with every kid running around in a Ben Roethlisberger jersey or every nimrod that decides to turn right on Hamilton at the Texas Street intersection next to Minute Maid Park ... More >>
Big East fever: Possibly catchable (Not shown: South Florida)To sit down and type up a piece about college football realignment, specifically the (choose one) maintaining of/realignment of/annihilation of the Big 12, knowing that said piece would be set to run nearly 24 hours from now feels almos ... More >>
We scout out happy hour in Houston.
The Rome show may have mellowed, but the Smack-Off still deliversIf you're a sports fan in the Year 2010, you probably know who Jim Rome is. If you read my blog posts each day, you almost definitely know who Jim Rome is.For those who don't, I'll be brief with the history lesson -- Rome is a syndi ... More >>
Readers respond to our feature on the championship Yates basketball team.
"I've done some pretty bad things..." -- Tiger Woods, 3.21.10That makes two of us, Tiger. Of course, while the bad things you did were decidedly more kinky and homewrecking than my transgressions, it doesn't make me feel any less remorseful than you. Hey, by the way, saw your texts to Joslyn ... More >>
It's all a matter of how you look at it -- if you're a diehard college football fan, then today is December 25. You woke up this morning and ran over to your computer to pull up ESPN's Recruit Tracker the same way you ran downstairs to see what was under the Christmas tree when you were a kid. (" ... More >>
Honefenger helped out in the kitchen at Stella Sola at the recent Bivalve Throwdown.Jonathan Honefenger is working as a waiter at Branch Water Tavern these days. Which is kind of odd, considering that he was one of the brightest new stars of the wine scene when he was hired away from Poscol b ... More >>
I host a sports talk show for a living, four hours a day, five days a week. That's a lot of air time to fill, so you can imagine the number of hotly debated topics that arise during a regular twenty hour broadcast week. Just over the last few weeks on our show, we've seen John Harris and Rich ... More >>
The Oughts have been a busy decade of people getting busy here in Houston, as perhaps every other decade has been. There's a reason the population has been booming, after all, and it's not all due to people leaving Detroit.But some Houstonians have been shtupping where they shouldn't shtup, and t ... More >>
"That's the thing about defining moments -- when they define you as really, really good or really, really bad, you pretty much know them the minute they occur; when the jury is still out on whether you're good or bad, ultimately you have to go back and find the defining moment." -- Sean Pen ... More >>
How the Houston rapper turned a near miss on MTV into a victory for himself — and his city
The Greatest Game cheats history, and just about everything else
This sneak preview by a UT film student stole more than the show at Sony Studios
A Web site uses the Games for a bicycle revolt
Doug Eagle was an elite racquetball player till a car crash ruined his life. He rebuilt himself, finding God in the process. Now, he says, he's faster and better than ever.