Apr 15, 3 years ago

What Was it Like to Play with Jackie Robinson?

What Was it Like to Play with Jackie Robinson?

In this MLB.com Lindsay Berra article, she talks with one of 2 living teammates who played with Jackie Robinson. Ralph Branca describes how his own brother feared a gunman aiming at Jackie would accidentally shoot Ralph. As Ralph said, “Well, I…

Apr 15, 3 years ago

Is Clowney perfect fit for Texans?

Is Clowney perfect fit for Texans?

This Pete Prisco Monday Musings column examines how defenses in the NFL are becoming “hybrid” & why Jadeveon Clowney is a perfect player for this new era, including comments from Bill O’Brien. He also has thoughts on the Wonderlic & where Eas…

Apr 15, 3 years ago

A look at Astros Prospect Vincent Velasquez

A look at Astros Prospect Vincent Velasquez

Astros pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez is quietly one of the best prospects in the organization. He just won California League Pitcher of the Week for the Lancaster Jethawks. In this Houston Chronicle article by Jesus Ortiz, he profiles the young…

Apr 14, 3 years ago

Nationally Ranked Barbers Hill Softball [Video]

Nationally Ranked Barbers Hill Softball [Video]

I caught up with the top 25 nationally ranked Barbers Hill softball team for Fox Sports Southwest’s High School Spotlight. They have 7 seniors who’ve played together since the age of 6 & their battery are twins Sara & Randi Rupp. …

Apr 14, 3 years ago

Could Texan Jordan Spieth Be Next Golf Great?

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Twenty year old Jordan Spieth hit more greens than any player at this year’s Masters. The Dallas native played with the guile of a player twice his age, despite a couple bad holes in the 4th round. As Sports Illustrated’s Gary Van Sickle …

Apr 13, 3 years ago

Is Dwight Howard Underrated?

Is Dwight Howard Underrated?

When you look at the numbers & his impact, you begin to wonder if Dwight Howard is now underrated in the MVP race.  According to Howard Beck’s Bleacher Report story, Superman just isn’t getting the respect he deserves this season. Ma…

Apr 13, 3 years ago

Dash Players Win Fans Hearts

Dash Players Win Fans Hearts

The new Houston women’s soccer team may have lost their 1st game but the players won hearts after the game. As Jesus Ortiz describes in this Houston Chronicle story, Dash players went into the stands after the game taking selfies with the fans …

Apr 12, 3 years ago

UH Cougar Star Basketball Players Want Out

UH Cougar Star Basketball Players Want Out

Two University of Houston basketball players are requesting transfers but they’re being denied. TaShawn Thomas & Danuel House aren’t interesting in playing for new coach Kelvin Sampson, according to this Joseph Duarte story in the Chr…

Apr 11, 3 years ago

Arian Foster’s Feature Film Debut [Video]

Arian Foster’s Feature Film Debut [Video]

When you think of great actors, do you think of Arian Foster? Maybe not… but Arian makes his film debut with Kevin Costner & Jennifer Garner in Draft Day. In this HoustonTexans.com’s video & story, Deepi Sidhu catches up with Aria…

Apr 11, 3 years ago

The Blessing & Curse of 1st NFL Pick

The Blessing & Curse of 1st NFL Pick

The Texans’ first overall pick is both a blessing and a curse, according to Jeff Balke of the Houston Press. There is no one picking in front of the Texans and they can theoretically choose the best player, but it is fraught with peril with no clear-…

Apr 9, 3 years ago

Playing Augusta National

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In this BBC Sport guest column, pro golfer Graeme McDowell explains what it is like to play at the fabled Masters course and says if he could play one course the rest of his life, “it would be Augusta.” He also offers hints on who might w…

Apr 8, 3 years ago

Texans QB Choices: Best of the Rest

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If you are checking out mock drafts, you have probably found a fair share with the Texans taking Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles first overall, much to the chagrin of those who want to see Texas A&M superstar Johnny “Football” Manzi…

Apr 8, 3 years ago

Astros Cheaper for Fans

Astros Cheaper for Fans

Finishing last three years in a row appears to have made Minute Maid Park more affordable for the average family of four. The Astros have tumbled from 10th to 13th in the Fan Cost Index survey, according to Mark Yost in the Houston Business Journal….

Calipari Masters ‘One and Done’

Calipari Masters ‘One and Done’

Joe Posnanski writes in this NBCSports.com column how John Calipari has mastered the “one and done” rule with yet another trip to the Final Four. Love him or hate him, he makes it work every year.  Two Houston area guys, Aaron & An…

Apr 6, 3 years ago

Lobos Lefties Help Langham Creek Baseball [Video]

Lobos Lefties Help Langham Creek Baseball [Video]

Three left-handed pitchers & a lineup loaded with talent have Langham Creek baseball ranked in the top 25 nationally. Aaron Fletcher, Eric Thomas & Gonzalo Garcia-Sosa are undefeated through a 19 game schedule.  In his 24th season with the L…

Apr 6, 3 years ago

Dwight Howard Interviews Bun B [Video]

Dwight Howard Interviews Bun B [Video]

Here’s video of the Dwight Howard Show on CSN Houston. Dwight talks with Bun B & goes to Patrick Beverley’s old neighborhood in Chicago. The more you watch Dwight on camera, the more you realize what a natural he is….