Author: Jeff

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 15: Astros 25, Texans 0-2, Rockets Defense

Welcome back. On to episode fifteen. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: Time to start the 25-man roster predictions for the Astros. Topic Two: Texans are 0-2 heading into week 3. Sigh. Topic Three: How will the Rockets defense fare with the loss of Jeff Bzdelik? Links… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 14: Astros Road Warriors, Texans 0-1 and Weather?

Welcome back. On to episode fourteen. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: The Astros are road warriors and I played catch for the first time in forever. Topic Two: Texans are 0-1 heading to Tennessee for week two. Topic Three: Talking about the weather on the anniversary… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 13: Astros Concerns, Texans/Patriots Week One and the Ryan Anderson Dump

Welcome back. On to episode thirteen. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: A few Astros concerns on the eve of a big series in Boston. Topic Two: Texans head to New England for game one against the Pats. Topic Three: The Rockets finally dump Ryan Anderson in… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 12: Astros & A’s, Preseason Football Sucks and Hurricane Harvey and Sports

Welcome back. On to episode twelve. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: Astros take two of three from the A’s. Topic Two: Preseason football is the worst, you guys. Topic Three: The intersection of Hurricane Harvey and sports a year later. Links for This Episode: Sports Monday:… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 11: Texans Preseason Game 3, Astros Clinging to Lead and Playoff Rotations

Welcome back. On to episode eleven. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: Texans in the “most important” preseason game. Topic Two: Astros desperately clinging to the AL West lead. Topic Three: Who goes to the pen in the Astros starting rotation when the playoffs arrive? Links for… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 10: Astros slump busting, Texans avoiding injury and Carmelo signs

Welcome back. On to episode ten. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: Astros go slump busting. Topic Two: The Texans are mostly injury free with a couple notable exceptions. Topic Three: Rockets Anthony signing creates an annoying if predictable narrative. Links for This Episode: Sports Monday: Me… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 9: 2018 Astros are Good at Baseball, Football is BACK and Internet Sports Trolls

Welcome back. On to episode nine. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: The 2018 Astros are better than the 2017 Astros…so far. Topic Two: The Texans are BACK, baby! Topic Three: Internet sports trolls are a scourge. Links for This Episode: Sports Monday: Me on Houston Matters… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 8: Summer NBA Prognosticators (sigh) and Astros Ranting

Welcome back. On to episode eight. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Only two topics today. Topic One: Everyone thinks the Rockets will be worse. Will they? Topic Two: Reconciling my frustration with the Roberto Osuna deal. Links for This Episode: Sports Monday: Me on Houston Matters This… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 7: Astros Trade, Melo Watch Continues and Texans Training Camp

Welcome back. On to episode seven. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: The Astros made a trade…at catcher? Topic Two: Carmelo is going to be a Rocket, how does he fit? Topic Three: Praise the Lord, Texans training camp is open. Links for This Episode: Sports Monday:… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 6: Astros Are the Best, Kawhi Gone and the Most Boring Week in Sports

Welcome back. On to episode six. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: The Astros are just the freaking best and Houston is not used to this. Topic Two: Kawhi Leonard was traded and Carmelo Anthony could be a Rocket soon. Topic Three: This is the most boring… Read more →