Apr 27, 3 years ago

Is Bo Porter losing it?

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Will Leitch writes in his column on “Sports on Earth” that Bo Porter has bigger priorities (like winning games) than trying to get even with Jed Lowrie over a bunt in a 7 run first inning that happened earlier in the season in Oakland. He…

Apr 25, 3 years ago

Analyzing the Dexter Fowler Trade

Analyzing the Dexter Fowler Trade

Want an early assessment of the Dexter Fowler for Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes trade? There is still a ways to go, but this Vavel article by Harry Connett shows why two former Astros are helping to boost the Colorado Rockies in 2014.  …

Apr 25, 3 years ago

Where is James Harden?

Where is James Harden?

This Zach Buckley Bleacher Report examines why it’s time for James Harden to show up in the playoffs, or the Rockets will be going home soon. Will the real Beard please get on the bus? This is his 3rd straight disappearing act in a playoff seri…

Apr 25, 3 years ago

Are the Texans Selling Season Tickets?

Are the Texans Selling Season Tickets?

Think the Texans are having problems selling tickets after a 2-14 season? The Texans will open 2014 with a record number of season ticket holders, according to Mark Yost in this article in the Houston Business Journal….

Apr 24, 3 years ago

The Big O says Carmelo Fits in Houston

The Big O says Carmelo Fits in Houston

Which team does NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson think is a perfect fit for Carmelo Anthony? In this ESPN New York article by Ian Begley, Robertson says if he was advising Carmelo, he would tell him to escape the mess in New York and head elsewhere,…

Apr 24, 3 years ago

Is McHale Getting Out-Coached?

Is McHale Getting Out-Coached?

Is McHale the biggest issue in the Blazers series? Culture Map’s Chris Baldwin story suggests in this story that the Rockets Head Coach has made some gigantic mistakes during the season & in this series. Is Lin being mis-used? Where is the …

Apr 24, 3 years ago

Harden Upset with Reporter

Harden Upset with Reporter

Ok, it was Blinebury, should have known! Lol. In this Jason McIntyre column for the Big Lead, James Harden gets riled up by longtime NBA reporter Fran Blinebury….

Apr 24, 3 years ago

Analyzing Texans 2014 Schedule

Analyzing Texans 2014 Schedule

The Houston Texans 2014 schedule is out and the team will open at NRG Stadium with the Washington Redskins. Texans fans can start analyzing the schedule as much as mock drafts. In this Brian Smith article on Chron.com, Bill O’Brien says the Tex…

Apr 23, 3 years ago

100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field

100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field

This Steven Marcus article from Newsday on the 100th year anniversary of the opening of Wrigley Field captures the nature of “the friendly confines” by interviewing the people who played & attended games. Here’s another article …

Apr 23, 3 years ago

Dynamo, Dash Help Each Other

Dynamo, Dash Help Each Other

The Houston Chronicle’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz writes in this story about the alliance between the Houston Dynamo and the Houston Dash, exemplified by former Dynamo star Brian Ching’s new job as managing director of the Dash. The association…

Apr 23, 3 years ago

No Excuses for Dwight Howard

No Excuses for Dwight Howard

Adrian Wojnarowski writes in his column on Yahoo! Sports that Dwight Howard understands there are no excuses, and he has to lead the way for his teammates in this series against the Blazers.  …

Apr 22, 3 years ago

Can Rockets Win Championship with McHale?

Can Rockets Win Championship with McHale?

Can the Rockets win a championship with Kevin McHale? That’s a gigantic question & I think the answer for me is a resounding NO. Let me make a couple things clear. I think McHale has done a good job in some areas. As Jeff Van Gundy has stated, …

Apr 22, 3 years ago

La Confora Guessing Clowney

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Jason La Canfora writes an in-depth article on CBSSports.com attempting to figure out what the Texans will do in the draft. His initial assumption was a QB  with the #1 pick, but now he is figuring Clowney based on his talent & Bill O’Brie…

Apr 21, 3 years ago

Dash Record Historic Victory

Dash Record Historic Victory

The Houston Dash came from a 2-1 deficit late in the 2nd half to get their 1st victory in team history. In this Alicia Nolar SB Nation story, she describes the Teresa Noyola penalty kick game winner.  Noyola was a high school classmate of Jeremy Li…

Apr 19, 3 years ago

Yasiel Puig’s Escape from Cuba

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A riveting investigative piece by Dan Eden from ESPN the magazine on ESPN.com, detailing the harrowing escape of Yasiel Puig from Cuba to sign a lucrative MLB contract in the U.S. The article also exposes the high dollar smuggling operation used to t…

Apr 19, 4 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…