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    October 28, 2014

    Rockets Season Preview 2014-15: Uphill Climb in the Stacked Western Conference

    Since 1997 when the Rockets took a dagger to the heart in the form of a John Stockton three pointer in the Western Conference Finals, the team has toiled in mediocrity. Sure, they've made the playoffs on several occasions, but they have made it past the first round exactly once in 16 seasons, includ ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    The 10 Best Texans-Steelers Rapper Tweets

    The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day night to comment on the home team's gridiron action. And, as in years past, Rocks Off read their tweets more thoroughly and ef ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Betting on Their Own Team: Sugar Land's Minor-League Gamble Pays Off

    Houston is a rambling, gambling town and this year Best of Houston celebrates those in the community who are taking a chance. At baseball's major league level, the stadium boom of the 1990s was built on promises of economic stimulation and community pride, with cities investing hundreds of millions ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Houston Rockets Reportedly Will Decline Chandler Parsons' Team Option

    During his first handful of offseasons as general manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey spent most of his time tweaking the roster, piling up small assets, and trying to work around the balky knees and feet (and massive contracts) of Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming. Then in 2012, Morey was able to ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    From Bad To Worse: Psychotic Fans Torment Matt Schaub at His Home

    On the Houston sports landscape, there exists a rarified strata of supreme Houston "sports hate" which has been reserved over the years for the likes of Derek Bell, Matt Maloney, and David Carr. In more recent years, you can add Carlos Lee, Kevin Martin, and Tracy McGrady to the list as well. Whet ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Within 24 Hours Of Each Other, The Best And Worst Johnny Manziel Pictures

    The autograph broker feeding frenzy is now in full swing on Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, as Tuesday sources told ESPN.com of at least two more autograph sessions that Manziel partook in back in January, including one right here in Houston. It feels like we've offi ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Sorry Lakers, Dwight Howard Just Wasn't That Into You

    Just before the lockout-shortened 2011-2012 NBA season, the Houston Rockets completed a three team trade that would have sent then-New Orleans point guard Chris Paul to the Lakers, Lakers forward Pau Gasol to the Rockets, and an appetizer sampler of Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, and other odds and ends ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Rockets at Midseason: The Grades Are In

    With the All-Star break on us, it seems logical to talk about where our local NBA team stands at the season's figurative midpoint. I say "figurative" because the Rockets passed their actual midpoint in January at which point they were 21-20 coming off the last game of a season-long seven-game losing ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Crystal Ball: Looking Ahead to 2013 Houston Sports, Texans/Rockets Edition

    It's always an adventure when it comes to being a sports fan in Houston. Fortunes change quickly and the sensitive sports psyche of the city is so damn fragile, our confidence having been shattered so often in the past. Even when we want to swagger into a new year or a new season, it feels uncomfort ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    License Plate Auction for Something Similar to But Not TEXANS

    The Great Plate Auction of 2013 has released yet another custom plate option to be auctioned off in a couple weeks. We already wrote about HOUSTON, DYNAMO and ROCKETS. Now, you can have...TEXAN5? They even got a quote from Jamey Roots of the Houston TexanS about how great having this plate would be ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    The Young Ones: Rockets Season Will Be Infused With, Complicated By Youth

    Back in the late '90s, when the Rockets had real championship aspirations, the team was consistently one of the oldest in the NBA. They routinely filled the end of the roster with guys like Charles Jones, who Rockets TV play-by-play man Bill Worrell affectionately called "Old Man River." By contrast ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Texans-Ravens: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Game

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of them is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. We perused Twitter dur ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The Trindon Holliday Conundrum Edition)

    If you are a sports couch potato (and if you are reading this, chances are that is the case), Saturday night was one of those nights that we probably take for granted all of the technological advances that allow us to consume all of the fare on the sports buffet simultaneously. Picture if you will, ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Tough Week: Rockets Go from Sixth Seed to Out of the Playoffs

    Remember all the warm, fuzzy feelings last week when the Rockets came home from a 4-0 road trip, knocking on the door of a good seeding in the Western Conference playoffs? It appeared this scrappy, tough team was going to defy odds and make the playoffs with no stars and their entire starting backco ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Houston Rockets 2009 Draft Lottery Posse -- Final Scorecard

    I've mentioned this in previous posts, but one of the most amazing and envy-inducing pictures I've ever seen is a picture on Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's Mobile Uploads page on his Facebook account. It's a shot of a blackjack hand, split three times (for four hands total), with a blackjack ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Looking Ahead: Rockets Hold Off on Re-Upping Lee, 2009 Rookies

    The Houston Rockets announced this week that they would not exercise their option to extend the contracts of guard Courtney Lee and the four rookies from the 2009 draft, center Hasheem Thabeet, forward Jordan Hill, guard Johnny Flynn and guard Terrence Williams. The Rockets had the option available ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 12, 2012

    Tiradito and Turf

    At Samba Grille, David Guerrero is breaking the traditional steakhouse mold wide open.

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    November 3, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: David Guerrero of Samba Grille, On His Road to Recovery and Becoming Executive Chef

    Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Guerrero in the kitchen at Samba Grille​Yesterday, we talked to Samba Grille's Executive Chef David Guerrero about how he was diagnosed with brain cancer early last year. You can read about it here. Today, he tells us the rest of his story about his extraordinary r ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: David Guerrero of Samba Grille, On His Fight with Brain Cancer at 27

    Photo by Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille, a year and a half after having brain surgery​When I asked to interview Executive Chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille, I knew very little about him. I didn't know that he'd been diagnosed with brain cancer at the young age of 27, ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Kevin McHale Is The Rockets New Head Coach

    Do not read the subhed​In what would have been classified as a fairly startling upset at the beginning of the search process, the Houston Rockets have chosen former Boston Celtic great/Minnesota Timberwolves coach and general manager Kevin McHale as the next head coach of their franchise. In ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    He's Only a Perv

    Court rules video voyeur not a child pornographer

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    February 16, 2011

    Houston Bids on 2014 NBA All-Star Game (and 4th Annual Dwight Howard Booty Fest)

    The soundtrack for the party of the year​It took four years, but it appears that NBA All-Star weekends are finally starting to feel safe again. No longer fearful that the volatile combination of Pac Man Jones, strip clubs and firearms is a threat, the city of Houston and the Rockets submitt ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Brett Favre's Sister Would Do Anything for Meth (MUGSHOT ALERT!)

    Yes, Brett Favre's sister is named Brandi​In Season Five of The Sopranos, Tony is dealing with a lot of shit. In addition to the usual set of headaches -- little things like RICO statutes and wondering each day if that would be the day that the New York crew decides to off him -- Tony was d ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Twitter Follow Friday -- My 24 Favorite Tweets From @OMGFactsSex (with commentary)

    It's all about the sex​It's a bye week Friday, so we don't have the Texans defense to kick around this week. So I'm going to use my Friday post as a forum to do the new and exciting Friday activity that's sweeping the nation -- telling people to follow other people on Twitter! Riveting! Actuall ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Aggies Go Big

    Build largest college-football statue ever.

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    August 18, 2010

    NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Is Interested In Bringing His Talents To Houston

    'Melo is eyeing up the Rockets​Carmelo Anthony is interested in coming here? To Houston? To play for the Rockets? Don't be messing with us, Sports Illustrated.Supposedly it's so.SI reported that the Rockets are on a short list of teams Anthony would be interested in joining if he and his current e ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Game Time: Yao Ming -- My Career Advice

    Yao: No sane person would retire from your gig​As NBA stars go, when healthy Yao Ming is a game changer. We all know this to be true. He's as skilled an offensive big man as there is in the league, he draws double teams, and what he lacks in footspeed defensively, he makes up for in effort and s ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    GAME TIME: NBA Draft: 8 Winners and 8 Losers

    As in most things in life, Calipari is both a winner and loser​"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2010 NBA Draft..." -- David SternI'm not going to lie, those words give me a tingly feeling every year that I hear them. It never gets old -- like reruns of The Sopanos or seeing that Bree Ol ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Game Time: Texans Sign DeMeco Ryans, Their Dwight Shrute

    ​When a big sports news story breaks, my tendency is to spend about eight seconds internalizing it and wondering what it means to the subject of said news and what it means to me as a fan. From second number nine forward it's time to figure out other angles the news puts into play, what other pe ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Game Time: Jedi Master Obi Wan Morey Strikes Again

    At some point, other NBA general managers are going to just stop taking Daryl Morey's calls. Nobody enjoys being made a fool of, no one aspires to be the target of an atomic wedgie on the playground, and no one wants to be the Imperial Stormtrooper that gets snowed by Obi-Wan Kenobi on the way into ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Game Time: Areans Vs. Crittenton In Pistols...And We're Off And Running In 2010

    ​Happy New Year to all of you. Quick question -- what is the record for breaking a New Year's Resolution that doesn't involve alcohol, drugs or sex? Because I just ate a Chipwich for breakfast...just wondering. Well, 2010 is here, and that means we get to hit the reset button on "Surreal Story of ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Game Time: Try As You Might, No One Can Take Down Tiger Woods

    ​I start this post with the premise that we all love attention. We crave it. Even if you don't openly admit it, there's a small part of you that likes it when you're recognized for, as J. Peterman would say, a "job....done."It's not often in the sports world that one person can usurp everyone's ... More >>

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    December 25, 2009

    Game Time: The Decade's Five Most Lucrative Miracles

    ​First, I want to wish everybody out there a very happy holiday, and thank all of you who have read my stuff here on HoustonPress.com since I started up a couple months ago, especially those of you who leave comments (even if you think what you've just read is utter drivel, and you're telling me ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Houston's Little Shop Of Sports Horrors

    Still stuck for that Christmas gift for the sports fan on your list? Lord knows you can't give him a championship -- this is Houston, after all -- but that doesn't mean you've got no options.We cyber-strolled through the gift shops of Our Town's teams, and came up with these unbeatable gifts, if we ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Never Depend On A QB Named "The Sex Cannon"

    I stumbled over to the Texans website the other day, and after looking through things for a bit, I guess that I should buy my Super Bowl tickets because, if you listen to Texans employee Marc Vandermeer, this is an outstanding team at every position on the field. I especially like how he calls the s ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Rockets-Cavaliers: Yao's Revenge

    Photo by Wootang01 LeBron James has a lengthy history of poster-quality slam dunks. But on Thursday night, Yao Ming emphatically turned the tables on the Cleveland superstar. Yao overwhelmed James on two game-defining plays, sparking the Rockets to a 93-74 home victory over a Cleveland (44-12) tea ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Five More Houstonians and Their Wacky Sexual Escapades

    U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent of Houston is faced with a slew of sexual misconduct charges, including aggravated sexual abuse, abusive sexual contact and obstruction of justice, for which he faces a possible sentence of life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Things look bleak for Judge Kent, but he s ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Embrace The Inflatable Ads, Houston

    Houston has a new acronym -- AGDs, or Attention-Getting Devices. These are the inflatable gorillas, dogs, whatevers that festoon car dealerships and cel-phone stores all over town, because apparently drivers slam on the brakes and put down $20K on a car if they see a big blue gorilla. The City Cou ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    The Houston Rockets: Goodness Greatness

    Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Celtics, the Rockets’ 3-0 start had many fans filled with what Alan Greenspan might call “irrational exuberance.” So after four games, what do we really know about the ‘08-‘09 Rockets? The preliminary analysis for me says that they are a very g ... More >>

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    March 17, 2005

    The Stud Next Door

    It's pay-to-play if you wanna be a porno star

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