May 2, 4 years ago

Nothing Matters More Than Harden

Nothing Matters More Than Harden

Rocket fans dreaming of championships need to know that one player holds the key.  The Beard either makes him stick out or is what he may be hiding behind at this point in his playoff career. When will the Rockets best player show up in the playoffs…

May 1, 4 years ago

Charlie Strong’s 1st Recruiting Class

Charlie Strong’s 1st Recruiting Class

Think the University of Texas is only focusing on its recruiting pipeline in Texas? Think again. Ryan Osborne reports in the Fort Worth Star Telegram that Texas already has 6 out-of-state recruits in the fold in Charlie Strong’s first recruitin…

May 1, 4 years ago

NFL Agent’s Thoughts On Clowney and Texans

NFL Agent’s Thoughts On Clowney and Texans

NFL agent Jack Bechta explains on NationalFootballPost.com certain things about the draft from his experience. He discusses Clowney, where QBs will go, the movie Draft Day, and even uses the 2002 Houston Texans draft as proof you can have all the tim…

May 1, 4 years ago

Dynamo Confident Scoring Drought Will End

Dynamo Confident Scoring Drought Will End

Giles Barnes has been in a scoring drought, and the Houston Dynamo forward is confident he will come around, as Darrell Lovell explains in this article on MLSsoccer.com….

Apr 30, 4 years ago

Importance of Midlevel Players in Playoffs

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This Zach Lowe “Grantland” article details how midlevel players are important come playoff time, especially for teams that have had to fill out their roster with “flotsam” over effective $5-$10 million salaried players. He spe…

Apr 30, 4 years ago

Luhnow Answers Tough Early Season Questions

Luhnow Answers Tough Early Season Questions

Ken Rosenthal asks Astros GM Jeff Luhnow about defensive shifts, manager Bo Porter, Mark Appel, and the bullpen in this article on FoxSports. Why is Appel an extended Spring? What is wrong with the under-performing high paid bullpen? Luhnow tries to …

Apr 30, 4 years ago

Andrew Luck: A Huge Dynamo Fan

Andrew Luck: A Huge Dynamo Fan

He may play for the Indianapolis Colts and bring heartache to Texans fans with his stellar play at QB, but Andrew Luck still keeps to his Houston roots in one big way … he loves the Houston Dynamo! As he professes to Daniel Riley in this GQ int…

Apr 30, 4 years ago

Lessons Texans Learned from ’02 Draft

Lessons Texans Learned from ’02 Draft

In this Stephanie Stradley Houston Chronicle story, she breaks down what happened in the ’02 draft & the common mistakes desperate teams make. Was David Carr put in position to succeed? Hint: That may have something to do with her hypothesi…

Apr 30, 4 years ago

Hakeem Gives Dwight Advice on Playoff Comeback

Hakeem Gives Dwight Advice on Playoff Comeback

Who knows better about coming back from a playoff deficit than Hakeem Olajuwon?  This Fran Blinebury NBA.com column looks back on Olajuwon’s mindset in the Clutch City championship years against Phoenix, and Hakeem’s advice for Dwight Howard and how…

Apr 30, 4 years ago

Fallout of Silver’s Sterling Ban

Fallout of Silver’s Sterling Ban

This Zach Lowe article in Grantland illustrates the significance of Commissioner Adam Silver’s decision to ban Donald Sterling for life and begin the process to sell the club from him. Besides discussing the Clippers and the impact of the decis…

Apr 29, 4 years ago

The Unexpected Emergence of Troy Daniels

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It isn’t every day a seldom-used rookie comes off the bench to hit a critical shot that can turn the tide of an NBA playoff series. But that’s exactly what happened to the Rockets when Troy Daniels entered the game for Chandler Parsons, and sank …

Apr 29, 4 years ago

Greg Lucas on Loss of Coaching Legend Dr. Jack Ramsay

Greg Lucas on Loss of Coaching Legend Dr. Jack Ramsay

Long time basketball coach and radio analyst Jack Ramsay has died at 89. I had the chance to work with Jack during the season I handled radio play by play for the Indiana Pacers in 1986-87. Jack was the head coach. I did a pregame show with him befor…

Apr 29, 4 years ago

The Bad News Astros

The Bad News Astros

Yes, Astros expectations were rock bottom going into this season…but as the saying goes “If it wasn’t for bad luck, sometimes you wonder if they’d have any luck at all.” Let’s just take a look so far. Here are their big name free agent si…

Apr 28, 4 years ago

Klein Collins Sprinter Taylor Bennett Feature [Video]

Klein Collins Sprinter Taylor Bennett Feature [Video]

She hasn’t lost a race to anybody in the state of Texas this year. Taylor  is focused & has goals far beyond winning state championships. I had a chance to visit with her for Fox Sports Southwest’s High School Spotlight. -Robert Land…

Apr 27, 4 years ago

Injuries Slowing Down Dynamo

Injuries Slowing Down Dynamo

The Dynamo have had their worst start in history but, as Jesus Ortiz writes in this Houston Chronicle story, they’ve bounced back before with a Championship. Injuries to players like Brad Davis have been part of the problem but it’s still…

Apr 27, 4 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…