Nov 11, 3 years ago

Where Astros, Luhnow May Upgrade

Where Astros, Luhnow May Upgrade

The Astros are serious about making upgrades to their rotation & their infield, as Evan Drellich suggests in this Houston Chronicle story.  GM Jeff Luhnow says, “Obviously, we’re going to give Jonathan every chance to make this club…

Nov 9, 3 years ago

JJ Watt Highlights: Midseason [Video]

JJ Watt Highlights: Midseason [Video]

We’re 9 games into the ’14 season so let’s take a look at JJ Watt & all his amazing highlights at the bye week.  HoustonTexans.com gives us this great video of the best of Watt….

Nov 3, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Eagles

Pick 6: Texans vs. Eagles

Facing their final NFC East opponent of the year, the Houston Texans were not able to defeat Chip Kelley’s high octane Philadelphia Eagles, who piled up 483 yards of offense & won 31-21 on Battle Red Day at NRG Stadium. Eagles backup QB Mark Sa…

Oct 28, 3 years ago

Will Astros Eliminate Tal’s Hill?

Will Astros Eliminate Tal’s Hill?

The Astros are looking at possible changes to Tal’s Hill.  One of the plans could include using the area for the new Astros Hall of Fame.  In this Evan Drellich Houston Chronicle story, Astros President Reid Ryan says, “It won’t be this y…

Oct 28, 3 years ago

The Culture of Morey

The Culture of Morey

Are the Rockets all about the numbers & analytics?  In this Sam Amick USA Today feature, they look at GM Daryl Morey & what the Rockets culture is really like.  Check out this quote by James Harden.  “(The Rockets and Thunder are) di…

Oct 27, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Titans

Pick 6:  Texans vs. Titans

With each succeeding year & the passing of Bud Adams in ‘13, the link to the old Oilers grows fainter, but the Texans & Titans are still division rivals & that makes the annual trip to Nashville an important game. Led by a stalwart defe…

Oct 26, 3 years ago

Inside Look at AJ Hinch

Inside Look at AJ Hinch

In this Evan Drellich Houston Chronicle feature, we get a fascinating detailed picture of Astros new manager AJ Hinch. How badly does he want to win?  AJ says,”I’ve always wanted to win a World Series.  I told Jeff this in the interview…

Oct 23, 3 years ago

CSN Houston Mess Wrapup [Video]

CSN Houston Mess Wrapup [Video]

Looks like the CSN Houston nightmare is nearing a conclusion & the 60% of Houston sports fans who can’t see the Astros & Rockets will see the light soon.  In this Matt Rothstein House of Houston story, you’ll get a clear pictur…

Oct 21, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Steelers

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Texans-Whitney-Mercilus-150x150.jpegPick 6: Texans vs. Steelers

The Texans were under the lights on Monday Night Football to play the Steelers, and Heinz Field was not kind to the Texans. Houston & Pittsburgh were once division rivals with the old Oilers, but this was only the 5th meeting between the cities…

Oct 21, 3 years ago

Bill O’Brien’s Son Gives Him Perspective [Video]

Bill O’Brien’s Son Gives Him Perspective [Video]

In this fantastic story by ESPN’s Rick Reilly, he takes us into the life of Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien.  His son Jack who has lissencephaly, a rare genetic condition with a short life expectancy, is what puts everything in perspecti…

Oct 17, 3 years ago

Kinnear Leaving Dynamo for San Jose

Kinnear Leaving Dynamo for San Jose

Dominic Kinnear is leaving the Dynamo after 9 years as the head coach to go back to his home in San Jose.  In this Jose de Jesus Ortiz Houston Chronicle story, we learn that Kinnear made the decision because he wants to go back to where he grew up. …

Oct 16, 3 years ago

Dash Acquire Star Carli Lloyd

Dash Acquire Star Carli Lloyd

The Houston Dash traded their best player Becky Edwards, plus U.S. national team defender Whitney Engen and a 3rd round pick in the ’16 NWSL draft, for Carli Lloyd.  As Jose de Jesus Ortiz reports in this Houston Chronicle story, GM Brian …

Oct 16, 3 years ago

Ken Caminiti: A Tragic Hero

Ken Caminiti: A Tragic Hero

It’s been 10 years since former Astros 3B Ken Caminiti died. He was the classic hero with a huge heart & tragic flaws.  As this incredible Scott Miller Bleacher Report story reveals, Caminiti may have changed baseball for the better by bei…

Oct 14, 3 years ago

The Astros Terrible ’07 Draft

The Astros Terrible ’07 Draft

This one was a draft that makes Rick Smith look like a genius.  In this excellent Jayne Hansen WhattheHeckBobby Blog, she takes you through the ’07 draft round by round to see what an outright catastrophe it was.  Almost the entire draft was …

Oct 12, 3 years ago

5 Astros Offseason Questions

5 Astros Offseason Questions

Since the season came to a close, Astros fans have been getting a glimpse, through the turnarounds of the Orioles & Royals, that downtrodden franchises can rebound & play deep into October. While 70 wins might not seem like cause for celebrat…

Oct 10, 3 years ago

Pick Six: Texans vs. Colts

Pick Six: Texans vs. Colts

What looked to be another Thursday Night Football blowout between the Houston Texans & Indianapolis Colts actually turned out to be an exciting game that was only decided when Ryan Fitzpatrick fumbled the ball on the Texans final possession. The …

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