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  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of A Pool Dunk With LOTS OF FIRE (VIDEO)

    In the mid to late 90's, professional wrestling's popularity was skyrocketing with a battle between two huge companies on Monday Night television. In oder to win the ratings battle, among many tactics, both companies tried to up the ante of gratuitous violence. The use of chairs begat the use of ba ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    A Sweet Story About Phil Collins and the Ultimate Warrior (R.I.P.)

    Days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Warrior, better known as the wrestling phenom the Ultimate Warrior, collapsed on the sidewalk outside his Arizona hotel room Wednesday. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival of as yet unknown causes. The 54-year- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    The Ultimate Warrior on 1990 Episode of Arsenio Hall Show

    When you go to a concert to see a legendary musical act, sometimes the regular show just isn't enough. You need an encore. And I feel the exact same way about YouTube tributes to wrestlers who pass away at a very young age. The jabronis, they get their requisite four or five videos, then it's time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Adventures In Gambling: Yes, People Lost Money Betting On The Undertaker At Wrestlemania 30

    All good things must come to an end. For some people, "good things ending" means the end of the Undertaker's remarkable 21 match winning streak at wrestling's annual "showcase of the immortals," Wrestlemania, which actually occurred on Sunday night as Brock Lesnar shockingly ended the "Dead Man's" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Dennis Rodman: 5 WWE Promos (Maybe The Only 5) That Were More Insane Than His CNN Rant

    Dennis Rodman's relationship with North Korea started with the best intentions (to film a documentary and help raise money to build a basketball court for some kids), but somewhere along the way, in a misguided twist, Rodman's trip became one of the more bizarre and, to many Americans, infuriating c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Fan Fighting League! Cowboy Fan Fights Falcon Fan On MARTA Train

    A lot of angst this time of year for football fans. Think about it, even the richest of the rich have something to bitch about this time of year. The Broncos beat the Texans on Sunday, but lost pass rusher extraordinaire Von Miller for the rest of the season to an ACL tear. The Seahawks are on thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Two Chicks Brawling At Intersection Of Harwin And South Gessner

    The holidays can be awfully stressful. The parties, the presents, the expenses, they can all make normally sane people do insane things. To say, though, that the video you're about to see has anything to do with holiday stress is probably giving too much benefit of the doubt. Completely judging two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Les Miles: Zapruder Analysis Of The LSU Head Coach Breaking Traffic Laws

    Welcome to the most important weekend so far this college football season! Yes, I am welcoming you to the weekend on a Thursday morning! It's an odd college football weekend in that the two most important games are actually going to be played tonight, with 10th-ranked Oklahoma traveling to Waco to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Kuwaiti Soccer Ref Punching A Player

    Fan scorn, player arguments, maybe even a little physicality. Those things are all, unfortunately, part of the officiating experience. Whether it's an umpire in baseball, a referee in basketball, or any of the various officiating positions on a football field, the whole thing can be a thankless gig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Assessing the Damage: Comparing Losing Streaks of the Gary Kubiak Era

    Say what you will about Gary Kubiak the head coach, but Gary Kubiak the person seems to be a genuinely nice man. All stories behind the scenes point to that, and every player of his I've ever spoken with, past and present, seem to have a sincere admiration, if not adoration, for the man they call Ku ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Johnny Manziel 's Judgment Day: All Roads Lead To Wrestlemania (I mean, the Alabama Game)

    After nearly ten months of talk, the rematch is finally here. Alabama. Texas A&M. College Station. Saturday. And while, in the grand scheme of things, we still know relatively little about either team , one thing has been immutably hammered home, starting with my column from the Monday after the Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    This Weekend's Best Bets: God Bless The NFL, Week 2

    It's all about perspective. You can look at my performance last week in this space one of two ways (and depending on whether or not you decided to follow my picks, I bet I can determine exactly which way you choose to view it): "Sean, you went 2-4 on your picks, including losing all three of your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Texans-Chargers: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, Matt Schaub Is Mr. September!

    The way that the construction of each season's NFL schedule works, every team already knows 14 of the 16 teams they will play every season from now until such time that the NFL a) expands, b) realigns, or c) gets bored and changes the way they do the schedule. Simply put, right now each team's sche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Texans-Vikings: Let The (Preseason) Games Begin!

    This time of year, we are looking for signs that football is actually here. The Texans' open practices are nice, but rarely involve hitting, or even pads and helmets. There are Gary Kubiak soundbites on the radio every day, and that's all well and good. But until something that feels like real footb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Mystery Surrounds Doink the Clown's Untimely Death

    Plano police are investigating the death of Matt Osborne, better known as Doink the Clown, one of the greatest of all evil-clown WWF characters. Police say the 55-year-old Osborne "was found in his Plano, TX, apartment on Friday by his girlfriend, who reported that he was unresponsive. He was trans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Conspiracy Theorists Are Dead Wrong About the NBA

    I don't get it. I read about conspiracy theories all the time. From 9/11 was an inside job to aliens to "false flags," I try to reasonably digest the possibilites, but I just can't wrap my head around them. This isn't to say I don't think cover-ups or conspiracies don't exist. In fact, history tells ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    A Birthday Playlist for Edge (No, the Other One)

    It's been a fair few years since I watched professional wrestling regularly, something you can trace back to absolute mishandling of the ECW invasion and the death of women's wrestling in favor of juvenile sex fantasies. That being said, WWE Raw was on the other night and I decided to take in a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Week 3 Highlights of FFL (Fan Fighting League): Redskin-On-Redskin Fan Brawl Zapruder Analysis

    A couple weeks ago, I launched the maiden week of my new fighting league, the Fan Fighting League, dedicated to bringing you the best in pro sport fan fights from around the globe. Week 1 gave us a quartet of Buffalo Bill fans taking on an entire section of New York Jet fans with very mixed results ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    5 Sports Figures Who Follow Absolutely Nobody On Twitter And Why

    Someday, if they ever come up with a graduate degree in social-media forensics, I'm going to back to school and get my Ph.D, because I am of a firm belief that you can learn a lot about a person by the way they utilize and conduct themselves on Twitter. For example, if you have, say, 4,359 follower ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Spurs Fans And Thunder Fans Brawl In The Stands (w/ VIDEO)

    Well, the Conference Finals are in full swing in the NBA, and you know the old saying -- the Conference Finals don't really start until the two fan bases have a drunken brawl over something really, really stupid. (It used to be the series didn't start until the road team won a game. That's a very 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Yankee Fan Mule-Kicks Drunk Red Sox Fan (w/ VIDEO)

    The Red Sox-Yankee rivalry is one of the fiercest in all of team sports, a true "throw out the won-loss record" hatred, if not between the teams then certainly between the respective fan bases. That acrimony was on full display this weekend. Strangely enough, the backdrop for what you're about to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Football! My Texans Prediction and Other Weekend Best Bets

    Baby needs new gear...​Every year at about this time, I wind up investing several hundred dollars in various pieces of Texans gear for my two sons (ages 13 and 12, and I'm fairly certain the only two Texan fans in their Chicago-area junior high school), and while the attitude in this, the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Some Perspective on Ndamukong Suh's Cheap Shot (w/ VIDEO)

    In what was easily the most significant Thanksgiving Day game played in Detroit in the last ten years, the Green Bay Packers ran their record to 11-0 by beating the Lions pretty soundly 27-15. After the game, the big story had nothing to do with the Packers' chasing history, nor did people want to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Thankgiving Recipes from Metal Musicians Courtesy of Mosh Potatoes

    We all love to eat at Thanksgiving and, apparently, that includes some of the loudest and angriest sounding bands on the planet. If Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal is any indication, there are a bunch of culinary experts in the world of metal. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    The Four Best Final Fours of the "One Shining Moment" Era (w/ VIDEO)

    Hopefully more shining and less Hudson this year​Some of you mistook my piece on Monday as my not being excited for the Final Four this weekend in Houston. That couldn't be further from the truth. I am incredibly excited to have the event here in our town, for a couple reasons: 1. I'm a Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Friday Night: GWAR At House Of Blues

    Photos by Matthew Keever​GWAR House of Blues November 5, 2010 See pictures of GWAR playing a tarp-covered stage at the House of Blues in our slideshow. It's difficult to describe GWAR. Some say the band is a mixture of KISS, World Wrestling Entertainment and the Rocky Horror Picture Show; ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    NFL, College Football and Brett Favre's Wiener -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Brett Favre can't get out of the headlines​I hope everybody had a lovely Texans bye weekend (insert lame joke about "Texans giving up fewer than 300 yards passing to BYE" here), and that you're refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the back half of the football season. I'm on vacation this week vis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    ICP's "Echo Side": The Only Truly Spooky Rap Song Ever?

    ​Frequent visitors here will note that Rocks Off is not much of a rap guy... and Halloween is one of the reasons why. See, we grew up as rap and hip-hop grew did, and consequently we got to watch the genre go through an adolescent phase just as awkward and embarrassing as anybody else's. One o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    YouTube Sports Time Wasters (i.e. VIDEO!!) -- "Fans Running On Field" Category

    About to get more than he bargained for​"All things end badly, or else they wouldn't end." -- Brian Flanagan, Cocktail (Yeah, you saw that right. I just started a sports post with a quote from Cocktail, which, having now seen my first episode of Glee, is strangely only the second gayest thing I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    The Undertaker Gets Married In Houston, And We Weren't Invited

    After a honeymoon, the couple will reside....IN HELL​Social news reaches us from Wrestling Inc that The Undertaker, a very famous wrestler amongst those who follow such things, was married here in Houston this past weekend.The bride was one Michelle McCool, who also participates in the wrestling a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 World Cup -- I Am Darth Soccer

    "Luke!! I am your bad-luck charm!!"​If ever there were a sporting event that was tailor-made for watching in a sports bar with a room full of diehard fans, it's World Cup soccer.It's the one sporting event that takes a pretty easily graspable concept for the casual fan (put ball in goal -- and in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Game Time: Jim Rome Smack-Off Appendix -- 12 Most Memorable Calls From The Golden Era

    I appreciate everyone's comments, feedback, kind words on yesterday's post that gave a diary-style breakdown of the 2010 Jim Rome Smack-Off and my perspective on where the show is now compared to where it was during the earlier part of this decade. If you missed it, you can easily go back and read i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Game Time: Whose Overpaid Left Fielder Situation is Worse? Astros or Cubs?

    ​Baseball gods, I have to give you credit. You tried as hard as you could on Saturday to keep me from writing about it on Monday. You gave us Ubaldo Jimenez throwing the first no-hitter in Colorado Rockies' history. That was cool. Even cooler than that, you gave us the Mets and the Cardinals i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Get In The Ring: How 7 Wrestlers Match Up With Their Rock-Star Lookalikes

    ​ While rock stars wrestle with their inner demons, the performers of the WWE wrestle with other people. A rock star may cut himself because he just needs to feel something; a wrestler will cut himself because it's the championship pay-per-view event and needs to look more intense. The rock stars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Game Time: 2010 Fiesta Bowl....Thanks For Coming, TCU

    ​The winner and NEEEWWWW Intercontinental Champion...the Boise StateBRONCOS!!!-- me on Twitter last night after the Fiesta BowlFor those of you who don't get the analogy, I'll give you the back story. In professional wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment (known better by the acronym WWE) has th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Game Time: At That Moment, Jerry....I Tell You, The Texans WERE A Playoff Team!

    "So I started to walk into the water. I won't lie to you boys, I was terrified! But I pressed on and as I made my way past the breakers a strange calm came over me. I don't know if it was divine intervention or the kinship of all living things but I tell you Jerry at that moment I was a marine bio ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
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    April 3, 2008

    Young Guns Amateur Cage Fighting

    Real fighters bleed real blood in this no-holds-barred showdown

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Christmas Chaos 2

    Pro Wrestling Alliance star Booker T takes on RVD

  • Film

    April 18, 2002

    Rock in Role

    As The Scorpion King, the People's Champ doth layeth the smacketh down

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Golden Oldies

    How many times can the Chronicle write the "How to be a Texan" story?

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Wham, Bam, Thank You, McMahon

    Wrestlemania X-Seven enters the ring

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    School's Out Forever

    "Unschoolers" like Holly Furgason don't believe in public education. They don't even believe in teachers. They believe in the ability of their children to teach themselves. Will the law catch up with them?

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Rotation

    Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Jordan Knight, Juno

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Talking Revolution

    Michael Franti and Spearhead are into change, if not the Internet

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