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Did Twitter expedite NFL, referee agreement?

Twitter is a tool for sharing. Sharing a link, a photo, a thought. Twitter is at its best during shared experiences. When we're all talking about the same thing. The Grammys, Mad Men, the collapse of the National Football League. No other medium can touch Twitter's capacity for hosting a digital riot. The very idea of a "trending topic" is to funnel people into herds, and once people...
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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans look to meet expectations this season

HOUSTON One of the things we know about the nature of existence is that nothing ever lives up to the hype. If we are, indeed, right about this, the Houston Texans had better start playing poorly, and soon, or we're all going to have an existential crisis on our hands. The Texans are perfect through three weeks. Perfect in record, and darn close to it in every other way too....
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September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Financial troubles for Young

By DANNY ROBBINS Associated Press DALLAS (AP) -- Six years after entering the NFL as the third player taken in the draft, Vince Young finds himself without a team and with just a fraction of the money he received from a contract that guaranteed him 26 million. The question is, where did it all go? In an increasingly caustic war of words, attorneys have been arguing for months...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

New contract with Rockets hasn't changed Lin

HOUSTON No matter how many times you tell Jeremy Lin he is the "face of the franchise" and he's been told that a lot lately he is still that guy crashing on a friends couch. Last week Lin, the Houston Rockets guard who returned to Houston from a trip to Asia, sent a text message to teammate Chandler Parsons. It read: "Sorry to bug u but u think i could crash on ur couch tmrw night...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

New contract with Rockets hasn't changed Lin

HOUSTON No matter how many times you tell Jeremy Lin he is the "face of the franchise" and he's been told that a lot lately he is still that guy crashing on a friends couch. Last week Lin, the Houston Rockets guard who returned to Houston from a trip to Asia, sent a text message to teammate Chandler Parsons. It read: "Sorry to bug u but u think i could crash on ur couch tmrw night...
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September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Watt better than expected so far this season

HOUSTON You expected the Houston Texans team that lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs would come back better this season. Matt Schaub would be the quarterback instead of T.J. Yates. Andre Johnson would be fully healthy. Instead of Jacoby Jones the Texans would have someone who was less of a knucklehead. Mario Williams didn't play in the game anyway. So, yes, the Texans would...
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September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

No preseason, no problem for Watt

By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was simply trying to catch passes with his one good arm a few days after dislocating his left elbow early in training camp. He vowed to be back by opening day. He not only returned, but he made a major impact, deflecting two passes that produced interceptions in the Texans' 30-10 win over Miami...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

No preseason, no problem

By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was simply trying to catch passes with his one good arm a few days after dislocating his left elbow early in training camp. He vowed to be back by opening day. He not only returned, but he made a major impact, deflecting two passes that produced interceptions in the Texans' 30-10 win over Miami...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Muschamp, Gators figure out Aggies' plan

COLLEGE STATION, Texas It's not that Florida coach Will Muschamp didn't appreciate allthe hype, the emotion, the external factors or even the complexity of football itself. He did. He even said something about ruining the happy narrative of Texas A&M winning its first SEC game. It's just that Muschamp did not see his No. 24 Gators' 20-17 win over Texas A&M on Saturday...
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September 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Breaking down Texans' 2012 schedule

This is the Texans' year, people keep saying. And yes, it does have that feel to it. But how many of them are breaking down the season game by game? Well, I am. Right here. Sept. 9: Miami Dolphins The best thing about Hard Knocks was watching Dolphins coach Joe Philbin talk to his players. He spends most of his time trying to come up with ways of saying things without really...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans are team to beat in AFC in 2012

The Texans are hot this year. Trendy. They are the team you say you think will win the AFC if you want to sound more informed than the average fan. Your NFL predictions game is on point, and you need people to see that. You pick the Texans. Well, congratulations on being right. These are five reasons why. 5. Matt Schaub Oh, hardy har har. Stop it. You know how many AFC teams...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas States' upset equals big win in Vegas

There aren't many people who can truly say they saw TexasState's stunning 30-13 upset over Houston coming. But one of the few that can livesin Las Vegas, and he's 120,000 richer because of it. The William Hill Race & Sports Book in Las Vegas says a man placed a 2,000bet on Texas State to beat Houston outright at 60-1 odds, earning him a payoutof 120,000. Texas State, which was...
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September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Holliday makes case to stay on Texans' roster

HOUSTON He's bursty, that little Trindon Holliday. He catches the punt, waits a beat, takes a slow step, waits another beat and then boom-cut-boom again, and he's gone. "The thing I worked on this offseason was catching the ball and being more patient," Holliday said. "It's very hard." Because when you're trying to make an NFL team, all you want to do is make a play. "Just go...
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August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Clemens enjoys memorable, surreal return

SUGAR LAND, Texas Step outside your cynicism if you can. Just for a moment. Don't think about the perjury trial or the Hall of Fame. Because if you were there, if you were one of the 7,724 people at Constellation Field on Saturday, you were witness to something you will tell your grandkids about. I saw Roger Clemens pitch for a little independent baseball team in Sugar Land, Texas...
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August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Tips for a successful fantasy football league

People who don't play fantasy football remarkably, there are still some of them out there think it's a dorky game of numbers and ownership of a pretend football team. And while we fantasy football players of the world can't exactly argue it isn't that, we all know that fantasy football isn't so much about the game itself as it is the personality of the league and the people in...
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August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros owner open to bringing in Clemens

HOUSTON Roger Clemens return to Major League Baseball got a little less theoretical and a little more realistic Friday night when Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said he would be open to the idea of Clemens pitching for the Astros this season. "If it goes all right and he comes to us, we'll talk to baseball about it at length," Crane told FOX 26 Sports in Houston. "The only thing...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans fans not afraid to think Super Bowl

HOUSTON Ever wanted something so badly you were afraid to believe it could happen? James Ferguson knows the feeling. He's a Houston Texans fan, which is to say he is really a Houston Oilers fan. A lifelong Houstonian, Ferguson has been living and he has been dying, mostly dying, with professional football in his hometown for decades. The Oilers moved to Tennessee in 1996 and ripped...
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Five for Friday: Brown locked up

Five things Im thinking about this weekend while not seriously considering ever going on the male birth control pill. 1. Something that seems true (and totally is): We havent seen the last of Jameill Showers. Would it surprise anybody if Showers played in the Florida game? Yeah, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin named Johnny Manziel the Aggies starting quarterback for the season...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Where have all the (Texas) QBs gone?

Somehow it has come to be that the two most powerful college football programs in Texas are about to start a season and neither has a quarterback. In Austin, Mack Brown is trying to talk himself into a two-quarterback system. In College Station, Kevin Sumlin is pushing back his own self-imposed deadline to choose from among three guys who have basically never played. It was going...
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August 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans should just say no to Ochocinco

Do the Houston Texans strike you as a desperate kind of franchise? Do Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith seem like they need attention? Ever seen the Texans pull some stunt? No? Then why would they sign Chad Johnson? The 34-year-old wide receiver was released by the Miami Dolphins less than a day after he was accused of head-butting his wife and arrested. So he is available and he might...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Just say no

Do the Houston Texans strike you as a desperate kind of franchise? Do Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith seem like they need attention? Ever seen the Texans pull some stunt? No? Then why would they sign Chad Johnson? The 34-year-old wide receiver was released by the Miami Dolphins less than a day after he was accused of head-butting his wife and arrested. So he is available and he might...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Five for Friday: Lewis vs. Bolt a draw

Five things I'm thinking about this weekend while trying to get over my accent envy toward the Jamaicans. 1. Something that seems true (and totally is): Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt are both right. Carl Lewis, the former Houston Cougar and American track legend, is skeptical that Jamaica, a country with the same population as Kansas, is producing reams of the world's best sprinters...
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August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

What if Houston had hosted the Olympics?

Knowing that Houston submitted a bid for these Olympic Games, it is difficult to avoid wondering what might have been. The METRORail would probably have a few more lines, the Astrodome would be renovated, Carl Lewis probably would have lit the flame and it would be darn near impossible to get a table at Ninfas. Cameras from all over the world would be showing pictures of Galveston...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

What if?

Knowing that Houston submitted a bid for these Olympic Games were watching now, it is difficult to avoid wondering what might have been. The METRORail would probably have a few more lines, the Astrodome would be renovated, Carl Lewis probably would have lit the flame and it would be darn near impossible to get a table at Ninfas. Cameras from all over the world would be showing...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Young receivers get chance to prove value

HOUSTON The wailing is sure to continue while the concern, whether real or imagined, will linger regardless of what transpires on Saturday. If Texans fans aren't fretting about the right side of the offensive line, their stomachs are churning over the perceived lack of receiver depth. The Texans feature an All-Pro with a litany of lower-extremity injuries (Andre Johnson), a respected...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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