Jul 21, 3 years ago

Cy Woods Samir Sehic [Video]

Cy Woods Samir Sehic [Video]

In this Fox Sports Southwest High School Spotlight story, I look at Samir Sehic & his family’s remarkable journey from war torn Bosnia to living the American Dream. The Cy Woods big man is now considered one of the top 25 players in Texas&#…

Jul 19, 3 years ago

Astros Can’t Sign 1st Pick Aiken

Astros Can’t Sign 1st Pick Aiken

This Jon Heyman article on CBSSports.com sums up the Astros failure to sign the #1 overall pick in 2014, Brady Aiken. Casey Close, Aiken’s adviser, rips the Astros and 5th rounder Jacob Nix also loses a deal in the process. Has GM Jeff Luhnow b…

Linsanity Ends in Houston

Linsanity Ends in Houston

The Jeremy Lin era in Houston has ended with his trade to the LA Lakers, and to quote T.S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men, “not with a bang, but a whimper.” Lin was dumped as part of a salary cap clearing move, with the Lakers getting him & a futur…

Jul 18, 3 years ago

5 Astros Questions for 2nd Half

5 Astros Questions for 2nd Half

The Midsummer classic is done, and the Houston Astros are looking to build on some positives for the 2nd half. For the 1st time in awhile, they’re not in the cellar this late into the season. That distinction belongs to the Texas Rangers!  Here ar…

Jul 17, 3 years ago

Ariza vs. Parsons

Ariza vs. Parsons

Now that the dust has settled after the loss of Parsons & signing of Ariza, it’s time to explore whether there is a realistic drop off between the 2 players. If we’re just looking at pure numbers from last season, you may be surprised…

Jul 17, 3 years ago

Fantasy Football Ratings for Texan Players

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Texans-DeAndre-Hopkins-150x150.jpgFantasy Football Ratings for Texan Players

As we have seen recently with LeBron James, a great local story can make a great national story.  In the end, however, many local stories remain just that. Nonetheless, there are always local heroes to be found.  And there will always be residents …

Jul 16, 3 years ago

Altuve Having Banner Year

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Altuve2-150x150.jpgAltuve Having Banner Year

When looking at a traditional baseball lineup of sluggers and speedsters, a 5’6” second baseman would usually not stand out from the bunch. But the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is not a typical ballplayer, hailing all the way from Venezeula to e…

Jul 14, 3 years ago

Daryl Morey: Truth & Fiction

Daryl Morey: Truth & Fiction

Rockets GM Daryl Morey always makes the Rockets a relevant organization. The league & the media talk about what he does & if his methods are wrong or right. This Andrew Sharp Grantland article brings strong opinions throughout & has a ver…

Jul 14, 3 years ago

Rockets GM Daryl Morey Interview [Podcast]

Rockets GM Daryl Morey Interview [Podcast]

In this 790 am radio interview, Daryl Morey goes over what happened with the loss of Chandler Parsons, the signing of Ariza & the Rockets future outlook. He still believes the Rockets best chances of a championship hinge on getting a 3rd star pla…

Jul 12, 3 years ago

Andre Johnson Possible Landing Spots

Andre Johnson Possible Landing Spots

Is Andre Johnson on the block? Nobody knows at this point but we all know the relationship between AJ & the Texans has never been worse. His departure looks more & more likely. Chris Burke’s SI.com story looks at which teams have the ca…

Jul 12, 3 years ago

Morey, Cuban Rivalry Growing

Morey, Cuban Rivalry Growing

It’s no secret Rockets GM Daryl Morey & Mavs owner Mark Cuban are trying to play mind games with each other. The Chandler Parsons contract is just the tip of the iceberg.  Read more about their rivalry in this Tim MacMahon ESPN.com piece….

Jul 12, 3 years ago

What LeBron Homecoming Means to Cleveland

What LeBron Homecoming Means to Cleveland

It has been 50 years since Cleveland won a championship in a major sport. Those with ties to the city know what it’s been like & understand the pain. One of the best sportswriters in the business, Cleveland product Joe Posnanski, explains w…

Jul 11, 3 years ago

Cleveland Fan’s Perspective on LeBron

http://www.houstonsportstalk.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Lebron-James-150x150.jpgCleveland Fan’s Perspective on LeBron

As a contributor to Houston Sports Talk’s website, I offer a bit of a unique perspective.  I am a native Houstonian who takes plenty of pride in the treasures Houston has to offer, such as Tex-Mex and barbecue.  Give me some cheese enchiladas at …

Jul 11, 3 years ago

LeBron Picks Cavs!!!

LeBron Picks Cavs!!!

In this Sports Illustrated proclamation to Lee Jenkins, LeBron James explains why he’s returning to Cleveland. This means the Rockets likely get Bosh & match Parsons & are immediately serious title contenders….

Jul 10, 3 years ago

Mack Brown Debuting as ESPN Analyst

Mack Brown Debuting as ESPN Analyst

Yes, you knew this was going to happen as it does with all former college coaches. They want to get that easy TV money.  Former Texas Longhorn Head Coach Mack Brown will debut for ESPN on telecasts this fall, according to this Dallas Morning News re…

Jul 10, 3 years ago

Andre Doesn’t Want To Be a Texan

Andre Doesn’t Want To Be a Texan

NFL.com’s Ian Rappaport reports in this story that Andre Johnson wants to be traded & out of Houston. Is this the last of Andre as a Texan? A million dollar bonus Andre lost because he didn’t go to OTA’s or Minicamp was the fina…

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