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  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    "Delino DeShields, Jr. Hit In The Face With 90 MPH Fastball" Twitter Montage

    I like to be out in front of this blogging process early in the weekend, and have a post or two in the bag ready to go Monday morning by the time I'm done with breakfast on Sunday. That process requires staying on top of the action throughout the day on Saturday. So Friday night, word began to spre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Deplorable Oklahoma City Thunder Fans Tweet About Patrick Beverley and "Karma"

    There aren't a whole lot of things that are off limits for sports fans. Buying a ticket allows you to engage in every form of jackassery that doesn't harm somebody else. Social media allows you to directly interact with not only fans of other teams, but the actual players from those teams as well. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Namaste! Arian Foster Returns to Twitter (And Is Reportedly Healthy)

    Last season went sideways on a lot of Houston Texans, and if we count "the season" to include the month or so after the season as well, perhaps it spun out of control for none moreso than running back Arian Foster. Think about it -- with fans, the perception of Foster went from "quirky, uber-produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Twitter Wars: Richard Sherman Takes On The World

    It was a polarizing moment, maybe the most polarizing moment of the NFL season (not involving Richie Incognito talking about running a train on one of Jonathan Martin's female relatives), but I loved Richard Sherman's promo that he cut on Michael Crabtree after the NFC Title Game in Seattle. It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Terrible Weather Makes for Good Instagram Pictures

    Glad this wasn't a Monday. The winter is giving us a sign that it's not ready to go yet, causing highway grief as well as power outages, close to 30,000 people were without power early this morning according to various reports. Freezing rain pelted roofs throughout Houston and we even got a little t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Your Two-Steppin' Guide to the Rodeo Cookoff Bands

    As one of the biggest entertainment-based enterprises on the planet, not just in Texas, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is one of the few local events that people halfway across the country and around the world travel to see. As such, its concert calendar has become increasingly crowded with pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Astros Pitcher Jarred Cosart Picks A Bad Day To Tweet A Gay Slur About Justin Bieber

    They say timing is everything. When you consider that the Astros are coming off of a third consecutive season with more than 100 losses, when you consider Jim Crane is the perceived scourge of the town in the Great Comcast Standoff of 2014, and when you consider that Missouri and soon-to-be NFL de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Media Tweets and Images From Sochi May Be More Entertaining Than Actual Olympics

    Russia allegedly spent more than $50 billion for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the most ever spent to prepare for the Olympics. Yet, the reports from the site of the games are not exactly what you call favorable. It has mostly the media that is sending back reports of all sorts of things most west ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Summer Is Coming: Browns WR Davone Bess' Arrest Tells Us Crime Season Is Nigh

    I don't know that anything positive comes out of one human being shooting another human being, other than the killer (if caught) being put behind bars before he can kill several more human beings. However, when Aaron Hernandez did the perp walk from his house to the police car last summer in the wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Lessons In Twitter: How NOT To Troll a Radio Personality On Twitter

    In case you haven't heard (or don't read the tag at the bottom of each of these posts), I just recently started up at a new job working afternoon drive co-hosting with Rich Lord on SportsRadio 610. So far, so good, the show is evolving, and I'm extremely happy with my new employer. CBS (owner of 6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    PenderCast, The Epilogue: Readers Add Broadcast Feeds To My Revolutionary New Football Network

    People laugh at some of the ideas that I threw out there in my post yesterday where I constructed my own version of ESPN's Megacast for the college football national championship game. Yes, most of the ideas were tongue in cheek, generated for a chuckle (except for GambleCast, which I truly think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 8. Twitter

    I heard someone recently say (and my apologies in advance for not recalling to whom to give proper credit) that Twitter will be to the Internet what the Internet was to the computer. A game changer, the prism through which we consume all things digital content and communicate in rapid fire blurbs wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    City Council James Rodriguez Gets in a Fight on Twitter

    Yesterday the Houston City Council passed some pretty important law regarding payday loan lending. And then things got really interesting when District I City Councilman James G. Rodriguez took to Twitter to let everyone know his feelings on the subject. Obviously when a politician wants to be an as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 16: Bearded Schaub's Revenge!

    We are officially at the point where we can start counting down to the end of the 2013 NFL season...the seemingly interminable, blight on Houston football history that's been the 2013 NFL season. The end is near, thank God! Go back to Week 1's BATTLE-DRINK game, and it reflects a much simpler time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 13: The All-John McClain Edition

    Watching sporting events in the year 2013 is a different experience now than it was just five years ago. Yeah, if we're watching on television, we still have our play by play guy, our color analyst, and perhaps even a sideline reporter. Those people haven't gone anywhere. But now, even just in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 10: Randy Bullock Bullies Your Liver

    We are at the mathematical halfway point of the Texans season, and the team sits at 2-6. It's funny how this weekly BATTLE-DRINK game, if you go back and look at each week, in an odd way sort of weaves the tapestry of the entire season. You can see how all the storylines and futility have evolved we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Memories Of Doomed Astrodome Flood Twitter

    The plan to renovate the Astrodome didn't pass muster with the voters last night, but that hasn't stopped people from being heard in another way. The rejection of the $217 million plan makes it more likely than ever that the Dome gets turned into a parking lot. And so Houstonians have taken to Twit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 5: I Left My Liver In San Francisco

    Sunday night, the Texans take on the San Francisco 49ers, and I think of all the possible BATTLE-DRINK challenges, Sunday night games pose the most daunting one. Think about it, Thursday night games are all right because there's only one per year, and who's really focused on Friday at work anyway. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

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

    Texans BIIITCH— slim thug (@slimthugga) September 15, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of those forms of social medi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    The Seven Stages Of Chris Berman Twitter Hate

    It's indisputable that America loves its football. The boffo television ratings, the exploding rights fees for broadcasts, the jam packed stadiums every Saturday and Sunday, we just can't get enough. Our appetite for football is insatiable. On the first Monday of every NFL season, the league finds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Governor Christie's Pants Edition)

    They say the third preseason game is the one that's supposed to most closely resemble a regular season game. With most of the starters (the available ones, at least) playing a full half, the game against the Saints Sunday was supposed to give Texan fans a decent glimpse at what's in store for 2013. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Texans-Vikings: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (From What I Saw, Ahem, Channel 13)

    When you're the preseason television flagship for an NFL team, you'd better be on your game because you only get four opportunities to make it count. And let's face it, these aren't your normal broadcasting opportunities. Most fans are watching preseason games just to see how some of the obscure r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Dwight Howard's Instagram Account Is The Bizarro Johnny Football Account

    With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the like, the argument can very easily be made that we know too much about athletes in this day and age. (Actually, the argument can be made that we know too much about everybody in this day and age, but this is a sports blog post, so stay focused, Sean.) So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: DJ Ipodammo, "Progressive, Weird, Contemporary, Sound Archeology"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    This is Not How You Do Twitter: A Refresher on Twitiquette for Business

    I read this tweet recently and I couldn't decide if it was genius or the most idiotic thing I'd ever seen. Do the #Rockets make the playoffs? RT for Yes FAV for No— NBA Follow Train (@Nbafollowtrain) July 23, 2013 See what they did there? They force you to either re-tweet them or f ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013

    Virtual Reality

    Ten things we learned about the Internet From the Wendy Davis Filibuster.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Dwight Watch 2013: Twitter Keeps a Constant Vigil in the Pursuit of Free Agents

    In years past, news came slowly, sometimes at a snail's pace. Sports fans waiting for news on a trade or a free agent signing were relegated to the sports portion of the nightly news or, at worst, the morning paper. Press releases told of signings or trades and they made their way to news organizati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Royce White (@Highway_30) Is Saying Weird Things On Twitter Again

    "A lot of talk... 'Cut Royce', 'Trade Royce', only a few players with my skill set in the WHOLE league... everybody knows it. #RedNation" -- Royce White, 6/30/13 on Twitter And just like that Royce White sucked me back in. I was made aware of this tweet by my former intern up at the radio station, ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 27, 2013

    The 2013 Houston Web Awards: The Best Of Online Houston

    Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    A Look at the Music Side of the 2013 Houston Web Awards

    Now that the winners of the 2013 Houston Web Awards are out of the bag, we'd like to take a minute to point out why we're so darn enamored with our music-centric winners. From the Wild Moccasins and their retro-hip Facebook vibe to Shea Serrano's utterly ridiculous Twitter feed, these guys provide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Revolutions Will Not Be Televised: Ten Things We Learned About the Internet During the Wendy Davis Filibuster

    At one point during Senator Wendy Davis's marathon filibuster yesterday, the hashtag #StandWithWendy started to go viral. By the end of the night, it was trending worldwide along with a number of other related words, phrases and hashtags. Just before midnight, more than 180,000 people were viewing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Twitter Improves Notifications, Gives Users More Control

    Notifications from any app or Web site can be annoying. By default, most of them leave virtually all notifications on from the start. That means stupid pop-up windows on your phone or an inbox full of e-mails about things you have zero interest in. With Twitter, for quite some time, notifications we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Music's 10 Biggest Tools Right Now

    Let's just jump right on in to this one, shall we? Blogs about musicians exhibiting extreme tool-like behavior don't need much of an introduction. A lot of musicians opt out of behaving like normal, rational adults, and we like to rag on them a bit, especially when they're misbehaving on some ridic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Social Distortion: Why Storming Off Facebook and Twitter Is Never a Good Idea

    Having been on social media for quite some time now, I've seen my share of Facebook and Twitter flameouts. It usually begins when a person is going through a rough time personally or is forced to suffer through a public controversy. But it can be triggered by almost anything. The problem is that whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    10 Ways Amanda Bynes Is Already a Rap Star

    So apparently there's been a legit hip-hop record deal offered to Amanda Bynes. By all accounts it isn't a joke, which is utterly mind-blowing. The guy responsible for this offer, Daniel Herman of Chinga Chang Records, has spoken out, claiming to have cleared the way with both Sony Entertainment and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Oklahoma City Twitter Thugs Go in on Patrick Beverley After Thunder Season Ends (LOTS of NSFW)

    It must hurt to go into a season with the highest of hopes, dreams of a championship, go through the grind of an 82-game regular season to secure a one seed, and then have it all go up in smoke in a matter of about a week. It's been so long since I had a team I was emotionally invested in head int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Foodstagramming Is Apparently a Problem

    We are all guilty of whipping out our phones to snap a photo of our food at dinner, then making it look artsy and hipster before uploading it to Instagram for all our friends to see, secretly hoping they will be jealous of the delicious meal we are about to consume. While many restaurants are banni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Houston Not Very Racist, Homophobic Based on Twitter "Geography of Hate" Map

    Since Twitter feeds were able to be aggregated on Google Maps, there have been Web sites that published all sorts of geographic representations of the things we say. But one of the more recent goes to greater length to determine just how racist and homophobic parts of the country are. Not surprising ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Filomena Tobias: Middle Finger-Flipping Miami Heat Fan's 15 Minutes of Fame Has Begun

    While the viral celebrities of the Internet age are, in our minds, all part of the same dysfunctional family (Ladies and gentlemen, the VIRAL Family! Tay, Chris, Antoine, Charles, and Zombie Kid! Ready for action!) , the fact of the matter is that none of them actually know each other and none of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Prostitution Sting Johns: The Oddly Haired, the Wife-Fearing & the Guy Who Wants the Party to Keep on Going

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office decided to get in the way of working women on their way to a master's in geopolitics by having itself a prostitution sting Tuesday. This time they weren't after the master's students hookers, they were after the johns. The operation focused on suspects soliciting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The 6 Top Regrets Students Have Once Finals Week Hits

    Oh finals week, the time of year when students turn into zombies and energy drink companies make a killing. Some students aspire to do the bare minimum to squeeze out a C, some are going frantic trying to maintain their A. However, this is the week where all students kick themselves, asking themselv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The Texans 2013 Draft Class: The Definitive Video Anthology (& Twitter Handles)

    Prior to the draft, at his annual pre-draft press conference, Texans general manager Rick Smith eschewed the idea of drafting for need versus looking for the best values on the board:

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Keep Calm and Carry On Twittering: Social Media Returns to Form After Tragedy

    Less than 24 hours after the worst bombing on American soil since 9/11, one of my friends posted on Facebook a picture of Darth Vader riding a unicycle wearing a kilt and playing bagpipes. I scroll through my Twitter feed and see the familiar jokes, memes, posts about food and talk of the Rockets an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Uh Oh, Royce White May Have Knocked Up Another Groupie #BeWell

    The NBA's D-League's playoffs begin this week and, for interested Rocket fans, just know that your Rio Grande Vipers are taking on a bunch of things called the Maine Red Claws (presumably with Mr. Krabs as their mascot). Barring a last minute wager (Can you wager on the D-League?), the extent of my ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Five Artists Who Overshare On Twitter

    Social media has become quite the necessity among people worldwide. Websites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook allows people to express themselves in a public setting. Most celebrities take full advantage of the opportunity to not just promote milestones in their careers, but allowing their perso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    RIP, Johnny Manziel & Twitter: Johnny Football's Five Most Underrated Tweets

    Shocking news from the college football world today: Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel is "stepping away" from Twitter. Financial analysts are divided as to whether Twitter will be able to withstand this defection and still somehow stay alive. College football fans are in a panic knowing they won't get th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Ed Reed Is A Texan! Raven Fans Sound Off

    "@TwentyER -hope the rumors are true! Would love working with U. #hurricanepower." -- Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) on Twitter Wednesday night Last Thursday began with tweets from the Houston Texans team account touting that owner Bob McNair's private jet had just gone "wheels up!" to go retrieve free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Cabo 2013: Your Johnny Football Spring Break Update!

    On Monday, I compared the Houston Texans in free agency to the Wheel of Fortune shopper that scooped a meager, one-letter-remaining puzzle for a few hundred bucks. That description would imply that the Texans are at least doing some shopping. In reality, thus far, they've been more like the dude wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    RIP @ArianFoster (February 2, 2010 - March 4, 2013)

    It all started a little over three years ago with this: Walking into the Twitter house for the first time. Hello digital world...— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) February 2, 2010 And now, after three years of deep thoughts, weird thoughts, ticket giveaways and ill-timed JPEGs of hamstring MRIs ... More >>

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