Aug 17, 3 years ago

Cape Cod Helps Keuchel, McHugh

Cape Cod Helps Keuchel, McHugh

Colin McHugh’s girlfriend said he had no chance of getting drafted. Why was she so sure? You’ll hear the rest of the story in this Evan Drellich Houston Chronicle feature on McHugh & Dallas Keuchel. These guys actually know each other…

Aug 14, 3 years ago

Bill O’Brien Takes #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Bill O’Brien Takes #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien, Bob McNair’s son Cal & Houston Chronicle reporter Brian T. Smith took the Ice Bucket Challenge. Plus, they made a few challenges to other coaches in the NFL….

Aug 10, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Cardinals Recap

Pick 6: Texans vs. Cardinals Recap

In the movie Remember the Titans, Head Coach Herman Boone faced the challenge of bringing a diverse group of players together for a common goal.  As part of this challenge, he had his players get to know each other better by showcasing their backgro…

Aug 10, 3 years ago

Astros ’94 Season: 20 Years Later

Astros ’94 Season: 20 Years Later

Similar to this season, the Astros were trying to rebuild from some bad years in the early 90’s. This was the year the Astros traded for Mike Hampton & Jeff Bagwell had a historic year.  But, as David Barron tell us in this Houston Chronic…

Aug 7, 3 years ago

McNair Quietly Battles Cancer

McNair Quietly Battles Cancer

Over the last 10 months, Texans owner Bob McNair fought 2 forms of Cancer under an assumed name at MD Anderson Cancer Center. His ordeal to recover from chronic lymphocytic leukemia included an experimental treatment. In this John McClain Houston Ch…

Aug 6, 3 years ago

Rules Speeding Up Baseball

Rules Speeding Up Baseball

In this Tom Verducci column on SI.com, former Astros president Tal Smith discusses the rule changes in the Atlantic League (where the Sugarland Skeeters play) to speed up the game. Last weekend their new rules shaved off 8 minutes a game. Verducci la…

Aug 5, 3 years ago

Astros & Phils Take Similar Path

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Astros-Carlos-Lee-150x150.jpghttp://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Astros-Carlos-Lee-150x150.jpgAstros & Phils Take Similar Path

Much like the Liberty Bell that is the symbol of their city, the Philadelphia Phillies have a crack in their foundation that bears the mark of a flawed structural composition. The Phillies have staved off rebuilding the past few years in order to eke…

Aug 5, 3 years ago

The Growth of WR DeAndre Hopkins

The Growth of WR DeAndre Hopkins

Coming into his 2nd season, Houston Texans’ WR DeAndre Hopkins has high expectations for himself. After all, this is the wide receiver who said with bravado after just a few games in the NFL, “I feel like I can be better than Andre.” Andre, of …

Aug 4, 3 years ago

Skeeter Player Could Save a Life

Skeeter Player Could Save a Life

Sugar Land Skeeters outfielder Neil Medchill might have just given up his baseball career to save a life.  He put his name on a national bone marrow registry & was soon found to be a match. In this SportsRadio 610 Brett Dolan story, he explains …

Aug 4, 3 years ago

Could Astros Lose Top Prospects?

Could Astros Lose Top Prospects?

Could the Astros be parting with some top prospects? The Astros are facing some tough 40-man roster decisions regarding player eligibility for the Rule V draft, according to J.J. Cooper in this Baseball America story….

Aug 3, 3 years ago

Texan Powe’s Compelling NFL Journey

Texan Powe’s Compelling NFL Journey

One of the best stories & the least known about in Texans Training Camp is free agent Jerrell Powe’s remarkable journey. In this Brian T. Smith Houston Chronicle feature story, you’ll hear how it took Powe 3 years to get eligible to p…

Aug 2, 3 years ago

Miami Roots Important for CB Harris

Miami Roots Important for CB Harris

Growing up in Liberty City, Florida, one of the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in Miami, Houston Texans’ cornerback Brandon Harris has always wanted to improve the community. His high-profile position as an NFL cornerback and the income h…

Jul 31, 3 years ago

5 Texans Camp Observations

5 Texans Camp Observations

With a day off on the Training Camp schedule, I will throw out a few of my random observations so far. I promise not to go too overboard with thoughts of grandeur or ‘the ship is sinking’ proclamations. If there’s one thing we know,…

Jul 31, 3 years ago

McGinest Interviews Clowney [Video]

McGinest Interviews Clowney [Video]

The NFL Network was in Houston this week & of course they were Live at Texans Training Camp. The Texans aren’t letting the media talk to rookies right now but Ex-NFL DE Willie McGinest had a chance to go one-on-one with JD Clowney in this i…

Jul 29, 3 years ago

Can JJ Watt Get Better?

Can JJ Watt Get Better?

This is a great feature on JJ Watt, how he spent his offseason & what his life is like now. You might be surprised at Watt’s 2 favorite TV shows or his issues with dating & relationships. In this Robert Mays Grantland story, you get a l…

Jul 29, 3 years ago

Can Texans Make Playoffs?

Can Texans Make Playoffs?

Is it farfetched to think the Texans can get back to the playoffs? Bill Barnwell of Grantland makes a compelling case for why it could happen. He takes a statistical look & what happened last year & why it portends more wins for the Texans t…

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