Saying Goodbye to Owen Daniels

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Back in ’06, in what was the best draft in team history, the Houston Texans picked up Owen Daniels in the 4th round.  It was Kubiak’s 1st draft & Casserly’s last.  Mario Williams, Eric Winston & Demeco Ryans were drafted in the 1st 3 …

Mar 10, 4 years ago

McDonald’s All-American Justin Jackson [Video]

McDonald’s All-American Justin Jackson [Video]

Justin Jackson is considered by ESPN the #1 high school small forward in the ’14 basketball class. Jackson is the 1st ever home-schooled McDonald’s All-American. I had a chance to visit Justin & his family at their Tomball home for Fo…

Mar 9, 4 years ago

A look at Patrick Beverley

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Here an article by the Chronicle’s Jenny Dial Creech on the Rockets new Junkyard Dog.  Patrick Beverley made his way out of a tough part of Chicago & took the hard road to the NBA. Dwayne Wade says he wanted Beverley on the Heat….

Mar 6, 4 years ago

Carlos Correa Feature

Carlos Correa Feature

Several key components of the Astros future are in Spring Training but the guy everybody is talking about is shortstop & #1 pick of the ’12 draft, Carlos Correa.  Would GM Jeff Luhnow consider moving him quickly through the organization? T…

Mar 6, 4 years ago

Jermaine Taylor ready for Season Opener

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Jermaine Taylor’s injury forced him to miss last year’s playoffs for the Dynamo but he’s working to be as good as new this year. Here’s a link to an article from MLSSoccer.com on Taylor about his comeback….

Biggio Hall of Fame Snub

Podcast Kiss of Death (from January) The high & mighty baseball Hall of Fame voters for some unknown reason decided they needed to make Craig Biggio sweat one more year.  Any of us who watched Craig Biggio knows he sweat MORE than enough over hi…

Mar 5, 4 years ago

Jack Pardee & Gamblers/Cougars Legacy

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Podcast Kiss of Death As I watched SMU head coach June Jones pace the sideline against U of H late last year, I couldn’t help but think about what he & the entire Houston Gamblers staff did nearly 3 decades ago… and just a couple hundred yard…

Mar 5, 4 years ago

Houston Athletes Generosity

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HST Holiday Podcast Final Take What a heartwarming week it was for our Houston pro athletes & one that makes me incredibly proud these guys represent our city. Brian Cushing gave a family in need a $1,000 gift card for groceries, two $250 cards f…

Mar 5, 4 years ago

End of the BCS

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Kiss of Death The BCS, as we know it, came to an end a few weeks ago.  Like everybody else, I’m pumped to see a 4 team tournament. I think the right number is still 8 teams, but we’re making  progress. At some point, we need to discuss the issu…

Astros Owner Jim Crane

Astros Owner Jim Crane

Changing Titanic’s Course Since Astros Owner Jim Crane took over, he’s taken a lot of hits.  We all know about the TV deal but wasn’t that really Drayton’s mess?  We all know they’ve been the worst team in baseball his 1st 2 seasons, …

Mar 5, 4 years ago

David Aymond’s North Shore Legacy [Video]

David Aymond’s North Shore Legacy [Video]

Here’s my video highlights from North Shore’s 10 year championship anniversary pre-game tribute.  It starts with current Texan & North Shore alum Earl Mitchell. HST Podcast Final Take: March 4th Houston area high school football lost…

Mar 4, 4 years ago

Daryl Morey’s Sloan Analytics Conference

Daryl Morey’s Sloan Analytics Conference

Every year the Sloan Analytics conference gets more & more attention. Rockets GM Daryl Morey is the brains behind it. This article on SI.com has 50 NBA notes, quotes & anecdotes from the conference. There’s plenty of interesting argumen…

Morey’s Major Mistake

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HST Podcast Final Take: Feb 23rd You won’t find a much bigger Daryl Morey fan than myself. I didn’t join the Morey party when he made the Harden and Howard deals. No bandwagon jumping from this guy. What he has done over the last few years is dow…

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