Dec 24, 3 years ago

David Quessenberry Fighting for his Life

David Quessenberry Fighting for his Life

Check out this very detailed account of David Quessenberry’s fight against cancer from ESPN’s Tania Ganguli.  You can sense David’s courage & the tremendous support he’s gotten from the NFL community.  One of the things …

Dec 23, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Ravens

Pick 6:  Texans vs. Ravens

With their remote playoff hopes on the line against a Ravens team positioning for the postseason, the Texans put on a dominant defensive display & posted a 25-13 victory. Case Keenum, their 3rd starting quarterback of the season after he was sign…

Dec 21, 3 years ago

How Altuve Became Batting Champ

How Altuve Became Batting Champ

In this Emma Span Sports Illustrated story, we find out some really interesting details behind Jose Altuve’s emergence into an All-Star level performer.  “He understood he needed to be in better shape,” says longtime Astros bullpen…

Dec 15, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Colts

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Texans-Field-Logo-L-150x150.jpgPick 6: Texans vs. Colts

While valiantly staying in the game until the end after a season ending injury to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Texans were unable to mount much of an offensive attack & fell to the Colts 17-10. This dropped the Texans to 0-13 all time in Indianapolis…

Dec 10, 3 years ago

Tom Herman: UH Coaching Candidate?

Tom Herman: UH Coaching Candidate?

Is the Ohio State offensive coordinator a possibility for the vacancy at U of H?  According to this Matt Brown SB Nation analysis, the Cougars & Herman might be the perfect fit.  He has plenty of Texas ties, some talent to implement his offensi…

Dec 9, 3 years ago

Bickerstaff’s Role in Rockets Defense

Bickerstaff’s Role in Rockets Defense

Who is most responsible for the Rockets focus on defense this season?  According to this Jon Krawczynski Washington Times profile, Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff deserves a great deal of the credit.  Bickerstaff credits the communication & …

Dec 9, 3 years ago

AJ Hinch Q & A

AJ Hinch Q & A

In this Houston Chronicle story, Evan Drellich sits down with Astros skipper AJ Hinch at the MLB Winter Meetings for an extensive interview on a wide range of topics.  Hinch talks about Luhnow, his thoughts on the bullpen, contending this year, rec…

Dec 8, 3 years ago

Evidence of Harden’s Defensive Improvement [Video]

Evidence of Harden’s Defensive Improvement [Video]

Do you want evidence that James Harden is now one of the better defenders in the NBA?  Here’s more than 10 minutes of video from the 1st 18 games of the season….

Dec 8, 3 years ago

Astros Winter Meetings: 3 Things to Look For

Astros Winter Meetings: 3 Things to Look For

The Houston Astros head into the MLB Winter Meetings ready to add to a team that made major strides in 2014. Astros owner Jim Crane has stated that the payroll will be going up, so the Astros are arriving in San Diego with money to spend. GM Jeff Luh…

Dec 8, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Jaguars

Pick 6: Texans vs. Jaguars

With the 1st 4 team playoff selection on the collegiate level dominating talk on Sunday, the Texans kept their own playoff hopes alive on the professional level with a win over the Jaguars. Fortunately, there are no committees selecting the teams who…

Dec 3, 3 years ago

JJ Watt Mic’d Up vs. Titans [Video]

JJ Watt Mic’d Up vs. Titans [Video]

JJ Watt should be mic’d up every game.  Here’s the latest classic version of Watt unplugged as he took apart the poor Titan offensive line & picked up his 5th TD this season….

Dec 2, 3 years ago

UH Transfer Devonta Pollard’s Incredible Story

UH Transfer Devonta Pollard’s Incredible Story

If you haven’t heard Houston Cougar Devonta Pollard’s surreal last few years & what led him to U of H, read this amazing account by Mina Kimes in ESPN the Magazine.  The McDonald’s All American was nearly indicted for a kidnapp…

Dec 2, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Titans

Pick 6: Texans vs. Titans

In his return to the starting lineup, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 6 TD passes as the Texans rolled to a 45-21 win over the Titans at NRG Stadium. It could not have been scripted better for the Texans, who got off to a 24-0 lead at halftime & never …

Nov 29, 3 years ago

Springer’s Future Key to Astros

Springer’s Future Key to Astros

Why is Astros phenom George Springer so important to the Astros future?  In this Richard Justice MLB.com analysis, the former Chronicle columnist explains why he thinks Springer’s success can be so valuable to the community & to the team&#…

Nov 24, 3 years ago

Pick 6: Texans vs. Bengals

Pick 6: Texans vs. Bengals

The Texans’ recent run of success vs. the Cincinnati Bengals came to a crashing halt with a 22-13 loss at NRG Stadium. With a chance to make things interesting in the AFC playoff picture, the Texans could not generate enough offense & fell to 5…

Nov 24, 3 years ago

A Defensive James Harden

A Defensive James Harden

Surprisingly, James Harden is leading the league in defensive win shares.  According to this Liam Boylan-Pett SBNation story, Harden is a better defender than Kawhi Leonard, Marc Gasol & Trevor Ariza.  It’s also worth checking out Harden&…

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