Apr 30, 3 years ago

Hakeem Gives Dwight Advice on Playoff Comeback

Hakeem Gives Dwight Advice on Playoff Comeback

Who knows better about coming back from a playoff deficit than Hakeem Olajuwon?  This Fran Blinebury NBA.com column looks back on Olajuwon’s mindset in the Clutch City championship years against Phoenix, and Hakeem’s advice for Dwight Howard and how…

Apr 30, 3 years ago

Fallout of Silver’s Sterling Ban

Fallout of Silver’s Sterling Ban

This Zach Lowe article in Grantland illustrates the significance of Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban Donald Sterling for life and begin the process to sell the club from him. Besides discussing the Clippers and the impact of the decis…

Apr 29, 3 years ago

The Unexpected Emergence of Troy Daniels

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It isn’t every day a seldom-used rookie comes off the bench to hit a critical shot that can turn the tide of an NBA playoff series. But that’s exactly what happened to the Rockets when Troy Daniels entered the game for Chandler Parsons, and sank …

Apr 29, 3 years ago

Greg Lucas on Loss of Coaching Legend Dr. Jack Ramsay

Greg Lucas on Loss of Coaching Legend Dr. Jack Ramsay

Long time basketball coach and radio analyst Jack Ramsay has died at 89. I had the chance to work with Jack during the season I handled radio play by play for the Indiana Pacers in 1986-87. Jack was the head coach. I did a pregame show with him befor…

Apr 29, 3 years ago

The Bad News Astros

The Bad News Astros

Yes, Astros expectations were rock bottom going into this season…but as the saying goes “If it wasn’t for bad luck, sometimes you wonder if they’d have any luck at all.” Let’s just take a look so far. Here are their big name free agent si…

Apr 28, 3 years ago

Klein Collins Sprinter Taylor Bennett Feature [Video]

Klein Collins Sprinter Taylor Bennett Feature [Video]

She hasn’t lost a race to anybody in the state of Texas this year. Taylor  is focused & has goals far beyond winning state championships. I had a chance to visit with her for Fox Sports Southwest’s High School Spotlight. -Robert Land…

Apr 27, 3 years ago

Injuries Slowing Down Dynamo

Injuries Slowing Down Dynamo

The Dynamo have had their worst start in history but, as Jesus Ortiz writes in this Houston Chronicle story, they’ve bounced back before with a Championship. Injuries to players like Brad Davis have been part of the problem but it’s still…

Apr 27, 3 years ago

Is Bo Porter losing it?

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Will Leitch writes in his column on “Sports on Earth” that Bo Porter has bigger priorities (like winning games) than trying to get even with Jed Lowrie over a bunt in a 7 run first inning that happened earlier in the season in Oakland. He…

Apr 25, 3 years ago

Analyzing the Dexter Fowler Trade

Analyzing the Dexter Fowler Trade

Want an early assessment of the Dexter Fowler for Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes trade? There is still a ways to go, but this Vavel article by Harry Connett shows why two former Astros are helping to boost the Colorado Rockies in 2014.  …

Apr 25, 3 years ago

Where is James Harden?

Where is James Harden?

This Zach Buckley Bleacher Report examines why it’s time for James Harden to show up in the playoffs, or the Rockets will be going home soon. Will the real Beard please get on the bus? This is his 3rd straight disappearing act in a playoff seri…

Apr 25, 3 years ago

Are the Texans Selling Season Tickets?

Are the Texans Selling Season Tickets?

Think the Texans are having problems selling tickets after a 2-14 season? The Texans will open 2014 with a record number of season ticket holders, according to Mark Yost in this article in the Houston Business Journal….

Apr 24, 3 years ago

The Big O says Carmelo Fits in Houston

The Big O says Carmelo Fits in Houston

Which team does NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson think is a perfect fit for Carmelo Anthony? In this ESPN New York article by Ian Begley, Robertson says if he was advising Carmelo, he would tell him to escape the mess in New York and head elsewhere,…

Apr 24, 3 years ago

Is McHale Getting Out-Coached?

Is McHale Getting Out-Coached?

Is McHale the biggest issue in the Blazers series? Culture Map’s Chris Baldwin story suggests in this story that the Rockets Head Coach has made some gigantic mistakes during the season & in this series. Is Lin being mis-used? Where is the …

Apr 24, 3 years ago

Harden Upset with Reporter

Harden Upset with Reporter

Ok, it was Blinebury, should have known! Lol. In this Jason McIntyre column for the Big Lead, James Harden gets riled up by longtime NBA reporter Fran Blinebury….

Apr 24, 3 years ago

Analyzing Texans 2014 Schedule

Analyzing Texans 2014 Schedule

The Houston Texans 2014 schedule is out and the team will open at NRG Stadium with the Washington Redskins. Texans fans can start analyzing the schedule as much as mock drafts. In this Brian Smith article on Chron.com, Bill O’Brien says the Tex…

Apr 23, 3 years ago

100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field

100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field

This Steven Marcus article from Newsday on the 100th year anniversary of the opening of Wrigley Field captures the nature of “the friendly confines” by interviewing the people who played & attended games. Here’s another article …