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Women's National Basketball Association

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    July 30, 2014

    Kevin Durant Praises LeBron James, Countdown to 2016 KD Sweepstakes Begins

    "I'm going to do what's best for me. It's hard to talk about that right now when I've got two years left in Oklahoma City. I'm just going to focus on that. I'm not going to make a decision based on what anybody else does." -- Kevin Durant, 7/29/14 LeBron James and Cleveland have given 29 other NBA ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    A Few Houston Sports Things To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

    Since it's Thanksgiving, here are a few things in the Houston sporting world for which I'm thankful. ANDRE JOHNSON Andre Johnson is without a doubt the greatest player in the history of the Houston Texans. He also has to go on the short list with Earl Campbell and Elvin Bethea as the greatest play ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Astros Get Fewer Than 1,000 Viewers, Lose Ratings War to WNBA

    On Saturday, a good friend gave me a pair of extra tickets to the Astros-Angels game at Minute Maid Park. To say it was sparsely attended would be generous, but the few thousand people on hand in the park eclipsed by a wide margin those watching on TV. According to a report from Deadspin and the Chr ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    5 Thoughts On Jay-Z's Getting Skylar Diggins The Best Graduation Present Ever!

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, like women's hoops star Skylar Diggins this past weekend, I graduated from the University of Notre Dame. And thus ends the list of things that Skylar Diggins and I have in common. At the time of my graduation, I was (and still am) a pasty, unathletic, sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Five Reasons I'll Miss the Aeros That Have Little to Do with Hockey

    As our own John Royal reported Wednesday, it appears the Aeros run as the only hockey in Houston has come to an end. I have been to fewer than five Aeros games. I'm not really a hockey fan. Still, I hate to see any team leave the city, particularly when it is one that represents a sport that will no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    NBA All Star Weekend: 5 Observations And A Plea For More Barkley

    In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should tell you that I chose not to stick around Houston for the NBA All Star Game and it's peripheral festivities (up to and including the transformation of the Galleria into some kind of three-story clown car on Saturday) this past weekend. As a br ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    NBA All-Star Game: Your Prop Bets For This Weekend

    Michael Jordan turns 50 this weekend, I'm not sure if you've heard. In case you missed the incessant career retrospective pieces that ran on Sportscenter or the story of MJ's renting the Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston for his birthday shindig this weekend, the most iconic team sport athlete o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    The NBA Makes The Day Of Some Hospitalized Children

    On the tenth floor of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, the children aren't allowed to do much, considering their condition. Many children are sick, wheelchair-bound, or bed-bound. They have an artificial park there called Fondren Park to help give them a feel of what it's like to be outside and ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    How to Speak Republican

    Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language.

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    May 23, 2012

    Who Will Be DC Comics' First Gay Superhero? Our Top Six Picks

    People everywhere with not much going on in their lives are all atwitter over the news that a DC Comics superhero is coming out of the supercloset in June. That's right: someone who wears skin-tight clothing and very likely a cape will reveal to a stunned world that they are, in fact, gay. But who w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 5

    While Houston played a huge part in the early history of country music, by the end of the 1950s a new breed of artist was coming on the scene. Western Swing, for all purposes, was a relic, and although honky-tonk was still a force in the charts and on radio, its share of the pie was waning. The arr ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012

    NBA Lucky Sperm Club: Javale McGee's Video Resume (Including His Moronic Goaltending Last Night)

    Lucky Sperm Club. It's a term I often use for professional athletes who, if they weren't so genetically gifted, would be super-sizing french fries at the drive-through for the next 60 years. To be clear, the term is not meant for all physical freaks. Just the ones who display an IQ somewhere betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: Slim Thug's Sweet Tooth, Against Me! Destroys, Bun B Trills

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSlim Thug​Slim Thug is in front of me eating a popsicle right now. That sums up the second half of my day pretty well. There was skanking at Los Skarnales - both kinds - and a surprise Baby Bash mini-set before Slim Thug came onstage. I forgot how much "Suga Suga" remind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    New Bands Mikey & The Drags, Bang Bangz Debut Saturday

    Saturday night at Mango's, two new local acts make their debut. Rocks Off rummaged through our Rolodex and contacted them to find out what to expect. ​First on the list is Mikey & The Drags, formed by Miguel Ponce, whom many folks will remember as the frontman of The McKenzies. It's his first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Annise Parker: Lamest "Gay Agenda" Ever

    Shockingly, Dave Wilson is outraged.​Dave Wilson, the homophobe who did everything he could to derail Annise Parker's mayoral race, is at it again, mass-mailing people to try to drum up a candidate to oppose her re-election, the Houston Chronicle reports. Wilson says Parker has promoted a "g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Ludacris And Monica A-Town Stomp Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco Torres​ 8:22 p.m.: Ah, yes, the rap concert double-decker of safety: Walking through a metal detector and then getting a very handsy full-body pat-down. How is it that this actually makes you feel less safe than if there were no precautions at all? 8:29: Oh, man. We love when white ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Game Time: Jim Rome Smack-Off 2010, A Five-Time Champ Weighs In

    The Rome show may have mellowed, but the Smack-Off still delivers​If 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 >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009

    Red Blooded Fans

    Win or lose, the mood is always congenial in U of H watering hole The Den.

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    March 25, 2009

    Literacy Advance of Houston to Honor Hannah Storm

    Every now and then I like to step away from the snark and write about something good that's going on. Today is one of those days. On May 1, 2009, Literacy Advance of Houston will be honoring ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm as its Champion of Literacy as part of the organization's Champion ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Literacy Advance of Houston to Honor Hannah Storm

    Every now and then I like to step away from the snark and write about something good that's going on. Today is one of those days. On May 1, 2009, Literacy Advance of Houston will be honoring ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm as its Champion of Literacy as part of the organization's Champion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2008

    Top Ten Houston Sports Moments of 2008

    10. I never really followed the Houston Comets, who folded several weeks ago. By the time they came on the scene I was getting pretty sick of professional basketball. So I never became invested in the team, and I can't feel any real loss behind their demise. Still, unlike the Rockets and Astros ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    July 28, 2008

    Chris Baker In Trouble Again

    You might remember Chris Baker, the frothing right-wing KTRH talk-radio host who left town a while back. He landed in Minnesota, and he's up to his old tricks. The aptly named blog Awful Announcing recently noted that Baker, ever the font of wisdom, had this take on women's sports: "You know what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Bald-Faced Guys: Hilton Koch and Sam Malone

    We’ve just received word that Comets owner Hilton Koch is going to be on the Sam Malone Morning Show (Mix 96.5) this Friday, getting his head shaved to fulfill a promise he’d made to the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Trauma Unit. Koch agreed to shave his head (and Malone offered up his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2007

    Big Shot: Tunnel Mole Watches Sheryl Swoopes Get Needled

    Ferret-hater and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani was hospitalized overnight last week while in Missouri for flu-like symptoms, which makes you wonder how much attention to detail is being paid by his handlers. What a sissy thing to take you out on the campaign trail, especially if i ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007
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    April 24, 2007
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    April 4, 2007
  • Film

    July 6, 2006

    Slam Dunk

    How the story of a high school basketball team ended up being much more

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    Slam Dunk

    How the story of a high school basketball team ended up much more

  • News

    February 23, 2006
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    September 22, 2005
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    January 29, 2004

    Visitors' Guide

    Get Bowled over by the best of the real Bayou City

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Endless Boogie

    Former Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus gets back to basics

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Lay of the Land

    Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Winning Ways in a Losing League

    The future remains uncertain for the champion Houston Energy

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Pipeline to the Pros

    One of the straightest paths to the NBA begins on the summer hoops circuit. All the kids have to do in return is wear the right shoes.

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Overblown and Underrated

    So you know Houston's goats, heroes and high points? Think again.

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    September 28, 2000

    No Sissies Allowed

    They'll run. They'll catch. They'll tackle. Women's professional football ramps up (again) in Houston.

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Letters 09-07-2000

    Burned by City Hall, Leon and Joe, Muzzle This Mirth

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    August 24, 2000

    Arena Wars

    "Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant

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    May 25, 2000

    Here's Johnny

    Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Letters

    From the February 24, 2000 issue

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    October 21, 1999

    Ad Nauseam

    Despite what the campaign says, that new arena will cost plenty

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    News Hostage

    Dead Man Walking

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    September 2, 1999

    Here Come the Brides

    Wedding gowns? Check. Priest? Check. TV crews? Check. Linda and Elli strike a blow for Gay Rights!

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    June 17, 1999
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    January 1, 1998
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