May 23, 4 years ago

Brad Davis Makes US World Cup Team

Brad Davis Makes US World Cup Team

Brad Davis is living the dream by making the World Cup roster, Jesus Ortiz writes in this Chron.com story. But Landon Donovan’s omission may come back to haunt the team in Brazil. Here’s another good article from Tom Timmermann of STLToda…

May 21, 4 years ago

The Trade Market for Jason Castro

The Trade Market for Jason Castro

Is it time for the Astros to start looking to deal catcher Jason Castro?  He’s 27 years old and, with catchers short shelf life, it may be the optimal time to get good value back for him. In this Jimmy Price Houston of Houston story, he looks …

May 20, 4 years ago

Clowney’s Fit in Texans Defense

Clowney’s Fit in Texans Defense

In this Doug Farrar Sports Illustrated story, this is a very detailed breakdown on how Clowney will fit in Romeo Crennel’s hybrid defenses. Farrar makes an interesting comparison with how Romeo used Justin Houston in Kansas City.  …

May 20, 4 years ago

Is O’Brien Best New NFL Coach?

Is O’Brien Best New NFL Coach?

In this Don Banks Sports Illustrated story, he looks at which new NFL head coaches have the best chance of leading their team to the playoff this season. Is Bill O’Brien in the mix? Texan fans will want to check this out….

May 20, 4 years ago

More Patience for Kevin McHale?

More Patience for Kevin McHale?

I’m just as guilty as many of you Kevin McHale-Haters out there. I’ve taken my shots at him for in-game X’s & O’s, poor use of the bench, and, of course, the Rockets defensive deficiencies. But… was I devasted when he was brought back f…

May 20, 4 years ago

Steve Sabol’s Office is Shrine

Steve Sabol’s Office is Shrine

Here’s a great article by Emily Kaplan for the MMQB detailing how the office of the late Steve Sabol of NFL Films is a dedicated shrine. His co-workers still feel his presence and they go there to meet and brainstorm ideas. Sabol’s wall colla…

May 20, 4 years ago

10 Best Baseball Movies

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This was a Tom Verducci SI.com article from last week describing “Million Dollar Arm”, the new Disney movie and the top 10 baseball films of all time. Former Houston Oilers PR head Chip Namias is mentioned in here as well, as he works in…

May 19, 4 years ago

Where’s Andre Johnson’s Leadership?

Where’s Andre Johnson’s Leadership?

This article by Jeffri Chadiha on ESPN.com examines the Andre Johnson situation, and why he is not much different than Larry Fitzgerald or Calvin Johnson, two other great wide receivers still with the same team….

May 18, 4 years ago

Clutch City Memories, 20 Years Later [Podcast]

Clutch City Memories, 20 Years Later [Podcast]

In this special podcast, Houston Post ex-Rockets beat writer Robert Falkoff, who covered the team for 15 years, joins us for an hour to talk Clutch City memories. He also wrote “Dreamland: The Inside of Story of the ’93 – ’94…

May 16, 4 years ago

Remaining NFL Free Agents

Remaining NFL Free Agents

Yes, there are still some decent veteran free agents available for the Texans. In this Mike Wilkening Pro Football Talk story, they list who is still out there, including three ex-Texans. Cornerback Asante Samuel or maybe linebacker Desmond Bishop ma…

May 15, 4 years ago

Dynamo’s Davis Working for World Cup

Dynamo’s Davis Working for World Cup

As Brad Davis knows too well from his former teammate Brian Ching’s omission from the 2010 World Cup roster, you can’t take anything for granted regarding Jurgen Klinsmann’s final 23 man roster in Brazil. This Jonah Freedman article…

May 15, 4 years ago

High School Coach on Tom Savage

High School Coach on Tom Savage

New Texans quarterback Tom Savage was a pretty tough guy in high school, according to his old coach. In this James Palmer CSN Houston story, Savage is compared to Rocky Balboa for his toughness. His old coach loves the fit with him and Bill O’B…

May 15, 4 years ago

60 Minutes Sports on NBA Analytics [Video]

60 Minutes Sports on NBA Analytics [Video]

In this 60 Minutes Sports feature video, Armen Keteyian talks with Daryl Morey & Shane Battier about the latest innovations in sports analytics in the NBA. They discuss new technology involving cameras players would wear while playing….

May 13, 4 years ago

My Case for Keenum

My Case for Keenum

A Letter to Bill O’Brien Dear Coach, Please consider this before dealing for Ryan Mallet, Brian Hoyer or whatever castoff QB Belichick threw to the junkyard. Let’s give Case Keenum a legitimate shot. While Hoyer had a non-descript college car…

May 13, 4 years ago

Avoiding MLB Arm Injuries

Avoiding MLB Arm Injuries

The Jose Fernandez injury with the Marlins begs a deeper question – What can be done to prevent further arm injuries to young pitchers? With the Astros having the first pick in this year’s draft and looking at hard throwing young pitchers…

May 13, 4 years ago

Andre Johnson Wants Out?

Andre Johnson Wants Out?

Here we go. AJ wants out. Not everyone is buying O’Brien knows what he is doing considering his approach to QBs. In this Brian T. Smith Houston Chronicle story, Andre openly wonders if he should be a Texan any longer….

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