The dirty little semi-secret in sports talk radio is that there are many hosts out there who dread the months of June, July, and the first part of August. Yes, the same time of year to which the rest of the free world counts down like a prisoner approaching their parole date, many in my business ab ... More >>
There are parts of the NFL Draft process that can be a lot of fun. The chess game between front offices, the study and analysis of game film, and the leaks of really horrible Wonderlic scores at the combine -- I love those things! Then there's the overanalysis, the portion of the player study that ... More >>
I like Antonio Smith. I don't approve of what he did on Saturday night, ripping off the helmet of Dolphins guard Richie Incognito and trying to crack his face with it. I understand it, but I don't approve of it. But overall, even though he cost his team his services for the regular season opener in ... More >>
One of Time magazine's Top 100 English-language novels of the last century, the late David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest is a gargantuan book. Its cutting, comedic views cover a broad swath of American life, but focus on family dysfunction, chemical dependency, depression, entertainment saturation ... More >>
As Puerto Rico is battered by a wave of drugs and brazen murders, Houston and other continental U.S. cities feel the blowback.
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.
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 >>
Only a big dummy wouldn't have this show on the list.Yesterday, we hit you up with the best ten TV theme songs that didn't quite make the top of our list. We heard a few quibbles from fellow television aficionados, but their cries of frustration were muffled by the sounds of "The LOOOVVE BOA ... More >>
YouTube. If you're a blogger or a talk show host (or someone like myself who is attempting to be both), it is the gift that keeps on giving. If you're trying to be a productive member of society or a contributor at your place of work, it's the silent killer, especially "Related Videos." If you ge ... More >>
China, be glad Michael Graham wasn't there.I've said many times that the greatest sports memories that we have tend to fall into that (relatively) carefree part of our lives from teenage years through mid to late 20s, before the burden of life and lack of free time infringe upon our ability t ... More >>
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Photos by Paul Knight / Click here for a full slideshowHair Balls watched a game about a month ago between two old HISD rivals, and we noticed that the stands were a little empty and the game play was a little soft. We found an old Madison coach, Richard Blair, who told us that he thought H ... More >>
Top Pentagon lawyer Alberto Mora risked his career arguing against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man
As America prepares to close the infamous camp, what about those prisoners?
Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009
Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes
Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh stepped on a St. Joseph Hospital elevator and died. His death was gruesome and horrifying. But it wasn't unique.
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Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?
When he was young, William Simon wanted to change the world. The late University of Houston sociology professor changed the way we view sex instead.
Dr. Blum will see you now...