Certain game shows stand the test of time. The Price Is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, they've all seen different hosts come and go (although each has its own iconic "Michael Jordan" level host associated historically with the show), and all continue to thrive and survive in either early morni ... More >>
Apparently, other game shows were getting tired of Wheel of Fortune getting all of the attention in the dumb ass community. For here comes Family Feud. In an NFL game, you never celebrate until the final gun has sounded. In baseball, you never celebrate until you've recorded the final out. In prof ... More >>
Let the record reflect that I am completely on board with the proliferation of game show screwups on the internet. Overall, does the explosive distribution of these gaffes within ten seconds of their occurrence foster a detrimental subset of bullying, whereby we all cyber-stand there and point at t ... More >>
I think there's a spectrum of intelligence on which most board games fall, with games like Candy Land at one end and games like, say, chess at the other end. Games such as Scrabble and Monopoly fall somewhere in between, probably somewhere to the "chess" side of center. Television game shows fall o ... More >>
With all due respect to the four play-in games in Dayton, Ohio the last two nights, today is the first real day of March Madness. We've all probably filled out a bracket, and we all head into Thursday afternoon's games with a hope (albeit a 1 in 9.2 quintillion hope) of a perfect bracket. It's the ... More >>
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 >>
Back in the day, when I used to have oodles and oodles of idle time on my hands during prime game-show watching hours (that's code for "back in college"), Wheel of Fortune was a staple of my game-show dance card. (For the record, Tic Tac Dough, Joker's Wild and Price is Right -- the Sopranos of game ... More >>
As game shows go, I like watching those that I feel like I could win. Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, and the old Match Game are just remedial and random enough to where I could see myself celebrating on the set. Along those lines, I've never gotten into Jeopardy, mostly because I don't know ... More >>
Photos by Blake WhitakerOn the way to our first ever game-show tryout today, we saw what we took at the time to be cosmic encouragement. Competing for space in Airline Drive's forest of signage was the Moonlight Inn marquee, which spoke to us: "You are awake. Don't dream it -- do it." Of cour ... More >>
Local South Texas officials didn't like Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff too much to begin with and then when he pushed forward with the border wall despite every political and ecological plea they could make, the dislike morphed into something very akin to hatred. That hasn't passed, apparentl ... More >>
Bell: Kicking it Intercontinental You've done your civic duty, and now it's time to see if your guy or gal is going pull through tonight. If you want to scream for your candidate with like-minded voters, rather than sit through "Decision 2006" coverage at home, you've got options after the polls ... More >>
The Nick-and-Jessica split, tarot-style
A lack of lodging. Snarled transportation. Searing summer heat. No matter. Houston boosters say the Bayou City will be unbeatable in the bidding for the 2012 Olympics.
Bubba Henderson says he sees all, knows all. Sometimes that's the problem.