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    November 13, 2013

    Best of Houston® 2013: Rest of the Best - Houston Rockets Edition

    Were you so inclined to look up the Best Rocket category from previous Best of Houston® issues, you would find these honorees for the last 10 years: Yao Ming (2003-2004, 2006) Tracy McGrady (2005) Shane Battier (2007, 2009-2010) Rafer Alston (2008) Luis Scola (2011) Chuck Hayes (2012) Let's start ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    For Valentine's: The Five Best Recent Rockets Bromances

    Over the years, the NBA went from a league where practically every player hated each other, to a league where they Tweet to tell how much they miss one another. Since NBA All-Star Weekend is coming to Houston, some former and present Houston Rockets may get to rekindle the flame of the bromance the ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Picking Rockets Team of the 2000s Not an Easy Task

    Throughout the course of this frustrating season, the Houston Rockets have been allowing fans to pick their choices for the starting team of the decade beginning with the 1970s and continuing with the '80s, '90s and 2000s. They had all but one of their starting five for the 2000s on had for their wi ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Jeremy Lin vs. Yao Ming: The Breakdown

    NBA executives are beaming these days with the Tim Tebow-like mania for the Knicks' Jeremy Lin, a Harvard grad whose family comes from Taiwan. Not only is Lin getting hysteria in the States, but he is reawakening visions of opening the lucrative Chinese and Asian market back to the NBA, dreams whic ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Top 10 Sports Moments of 2011

    More rings than LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined. ​Think about it: Eliminate the Astros and Houston had a year worthy of holding down multiple spots on this list that encompasses athletic accomplishments both inside and outside of the best U.S. state. 10. The Rise of the Houston Dynamo Th ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Behold, the loser of the world's first high-stakes game of Duck Duck Goose.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're currently taking bets on how many Jack Sparrows it will be possible to see in one day at Dickens On the Strand. Our guess: 14. Not counting the p ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Texans RB Arian Foster, ESPY Nominee, Is Chilling by Reading Paulo Coelho and Digging Egyptian Culture

    ​Yao Ming retired today, the Astros are in the midst of their worst season ever and the NFL lockout continues. But at least there's one glimmer of hope in Houston's pro sports scene. Texans running back Arian Foster is nominated for three ESPYs tomorrow night, ESPN's fan-chosen accolades. Wh ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Yao Ming Signals It Might Be All Over

    Bye-bye, Yao.​Yao Ming, the man who -- through no fault of his own except his fragile feet -- has never delivered on the high expectations Houston had of him, is beginning to make clear that he's played his last game here. In an interview with a Chinese basketball site, Yao says he'll retire ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Kevin McHale Is The Rockets New Head Coach

    Do not read the subhed​In what would have been classified as a fairly startling upset at the beginning of the search process, the Houston Rockets have chosen former Boston Celtic great/Minnesota Timberwolves coach and general manager Kevin McHale as the next head coach of their franchise. In ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    River Monster, East Texas Style

    Dallas Trinity TrailsThat's one big alligator gar.​It might look like a mere minnow to Jeremy Wade, the stolidly bonkers host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, but to the rest of us, the giant alligator gar that Cleveland's Joseph Williams caught appears to be nothing short of a behemoth from ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Is Rap Bad For Your Mental Health?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    The 10 Biggest Houston Stories Of The Year

    Tom DeLay: A conviction to go with the mugshot​There are still a couple days left for earthshaking stories to take place in 2010. But since most news is bad news, let's hope the worst is over. What were the top 10 news stories in Houston in 2010? We're so glad you asked, since we've worked up ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    The 7 Basic WWE Metaphors For Real Life Situations (w/ video)

    Let's get ready to....examine life!!!​I'm working on my 2009-2010 NBA Preview which should be done by tomorrow. I hope that some of you will cut me slack given that a whopping three games will be in the books by the time it gets posted here on Hair Balls, including the Rockets opener against the L ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    ESPN The Magazine Solves Yao's Foot Problems

    Courtesy ESPN The MagazineThe wearing of the green​ ESPN The Magazine has its NBApreview out, and it's partnering with Marvel Comics for the illustrations.Along the way, they've solved the Rockets' problems: Just encase Yao Ming in adamantium.

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    October 18, 2010

    Five Very, Very Scary Houston Sports Halloween Costumes

    Drayton doesn't TP your house, he covers it with advertising​Halloween is getting ever closer, and you're still undecided on your costume?If you live in Houston, there are some choices available sure to strike terror, horror or sickening dismay into anyone who dares open their door to you.Like the ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Houston Slammed By European Travel Blog: We're Boooorrring

    But...but...there's the Kemah Boardwalk!!​Among world cities, in which category does Houston rank second only to Brussels, the capital of the European Union? Tedium, at least according to the European Union-funded wiki blog OpenTravel. According to "Chili," an English-language challenged scr ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Game Time: NBA DRAFT -- Worst Lottery Picks Of The Last 15 Years

    cutline​As "must see" events on the sporting calendar go, the annual NBA Draft is highly underrated. If you ask the average sports fan his or her five most watchable sports nights of the year you'll probably get canned answers like the Super Bowl, a Game 7 in the MLB or NBA playoffs, and any inte ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Concert Etiquette For Dummies: Don't Be A Douche

    Brittanie SheyBlack Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Walter's on Washington, April 2​ The following scenario has happened to Rocks Off three times in the past two months: There we are, waiting patiently in line to get into a crowded general-admission concert. When we finally get in, we make our way ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Game Time: Rockets Midseason Report Card

    ​I grew up as the oldest child in a family with three boys. There was me, two years behind me was my brother Kevin, and then six years behind him was my brother Ryan. While all three of us were, and for the most part still are, pretty intelligent fellows, report card time meant different things to ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Being A Fan In Houston Basically Sucks, ESPN Reports

    Photo by Bukowsky18ESPN has put together another one of its Best Fan Experience lists, where they rank ballparks, arenas and stadiums for atmosphere, convenience, team success, and other highly arbitrary and pseudo-scientific categories.Houston doesn't come out too well.The top three are the L ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Is Yao Ming's Career Over? It's Possible, Insiders Say

    Adrian Wojnarowski, a longtime respected sportswriter currently working for Yahoo! (oh, these modern times) has an exclusive report out that the Rockets are quietly getting worried that Yao Ming's latest injury might just end his career.Take it away, Woj: "The realization has hit them that this is g ... More >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Rockets-Hornets: Point Guards Finally Get Defensive

    Photo by Aaron Sprecher(Note: This is written by Ben DuBose. We're working on that byline  glitch, honest.) At least for one night, the Rockets answered their only remaining defensive questions in a resounding way. Since dealing incumbent point guard Rafer Alston at the February trade deadline, ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Tracy McGrady Out For the Season; Yes, It's the Knee Again

    Photo by mtkopone For those who haven't heard the news yet, last night, Tracy McGrady told ESPN screamer/reporter Stephen A. Smith that he will be missing the rest of the season because he is having microfracture surgery on his troublesome left knee. The Rockets are refusing to comment on the story. ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Tracy McGrady Out For the Season; Yes, It's the Knee Again

    Photo by mtkopone For those who haven't heard the news yet, last night, Tracy McGrady told ESPN screamer/reporter Stephen A. Smith that he will be missing the rest of the season because he is having microfracture surgery on his troublesome left knee. The Rockets are refusing to comment on the story. ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    The Rockets Get Some Times Love, The Only Love They Apparently Can

    The Houston Rockets are quickly becoming an afterthought in town as Spring Training opens and their tedious soap-opera mediocrity gets pushed to the sidelines. (All of which will change in a blink, of course, if they put together a streak.)But they're getting noticed elsewhere.The New York Times' Su ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    The Rockets Get Some Times Love, The Only Love They Apparently Can

    The Houston Rockets are quickly becoming an afterthought in town as Spring Training opens and their tedious soap-opera mediocrity gets pushed to the sidelines. (All of which will change in a blink, of course, if they put together a streak.)But they're getting noticed elsewhere.The New York Times' Su ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    The Rockets Get Some Times Love, The Only Love They Apparently Can

    The Houston Rockets are quickly becoming an afterthought in town as Spring Training opens and their tedious soap-opera mediocrity gets pushed to the sidelines. (All of which will change in a blink, of course, if they put together a streak.)But they're getting noticed elsewhere.The New York Times' Su ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Michael Berry, Houston's Least-Likely Howard Stern Wanna-Be

    Anyone fortunate to be listening to "The Michael Berry" on KTRH 740 AM this past Friday night got to hear about an hour's worth of girl talk. No, Berry didn't change formats and start expressing his feminine side underneath his good ol' boy former city council member tandoori-chomping image. What we ... More >>

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    October 6, 2005

    When Steve Met Tracy

    The Rockets' past and future face off at the Clutch City Classic

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    May 5, 2005
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    March 31, 2005

    The Seoul of Sharpstown

    Broaden your horizons at Houston's most eclectic Korean eatery

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    December 16, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
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    June 24, 2004

    Off the Deep End

    Nobody seems more nitpicky on rules than Houston's pool Nazis

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    March 20, 2003

    Fight Club

    Houston badasses pummel each other

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