Apr 19, 3 years ago

Red Rowdy Maya on Rockets Playoff Journey

Red Rowdy Maya on Rockets Playoff Journey

A View from Section 114 While the casual NBA fan & a few players may complain about the length of the regular season, there are instances where the benefits are obvious. From my view in Section 114, our Rockets are the best example of why 82 game…

Apr 18, 3 years ago

Gruden says Pick Manziel #1

Gruden says Pick Manziel #1

Think this first overall pick could come back to haunt the Texans? Jim Corbett in this USA Today column interviews Jon Gruden, who says that Johnny Manziel has “a lot of magic to him” and he “can’t imagine Johnny not being suc…

Apr 18, 3 years ago

A Profile of Chandler Parsons

A Profile of Chandler Parsons

In this Houston Chronicle profile by Jenny Dial Creech, we find out about Chandler’s growing list of endorsements, including Buffalo Jeans & the smartphone provider ZTE. Parsons, as it turns out, started as a baseball player in Florida befo…

Apr 18, 3 years ago

What Astros prospect do you most want called up this season? [Vote in our Poll]

What Astros prospect do you most want called up this season? [Vote in our Poll]

What Astros prospect do you most want to see called up this season?…

Apr 18, 3 years ago

Jerry Maguire Inspiration on Manziel

Jerry Maguire Inspiration on Manziel

Famed NFL agent Leigh Steinberg, who represented Houston Oiler Warren Moon and served as the inspiration for ‘Jerry Maguire’, gives his opinion on who he would draft #1 overall. With the way the NFL is changing and the Texans having gone …

Apr 17, 3 years ago

Thomas, House Transferring from UH

Thomas, House Transferring from UH

What looked like great news for UH with the hiring of Kelvin Sampson has turned ugly quickly. As Joseph Duarte reports in this Houston Chronicle article, TaShawn Thomas & Danuel House say they are definitely moving on from the program….

Apr 17, 3 years ago

Dwight Howard Restoring Reputation

Dwight Howard Restoring Reputation

Sam Amick writes in USA Today about Dwight Howard beginning his playoff journey with the Rockets. Dwight’s still trying to restore his reputation after the Lakers debacle, but he is happy in Houston with his teammates. He talks of sacrifice &am…

Apr 17, 3 years ago

Is Springer arrival turning point for Astros?

Is Springer arrival turning point for Astros?

Could Springer’s arrival be the turning point for the Houston Astros? This article by Jay Jaffe on SI.com shows that after a massive rebuild, things could be looking up for the Astros. Richard Justice suggests more changes could be on the way i…

Apr 17, 3 years ago

Manziel Question Marks

Manziel Question Marks

Greg Cosell writes on Yahoo.com about all the things certainly going through coaches’ and GMs’ minds on Johnny Manziel before the draft. He does show the flashes of superstardom, but Cosell writes about the question marks and suspicions t…

Apr 16, 3 years ago

George Springer Gets the Call

George Springer Gets the Call

He’s finally here! The Astros call up phenom George Springer so let’s look at a Spring Training Chronicle article by Evan Drellich dissecting his swing. He gets his share of strikeouts so will he have to cut back on his aggressive swing n…

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?

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Jordan-Spieth-150x150.jpgCould Texan Jordan Spieth Be Next Golf Great?

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…