Category: Sports

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 5: FU Giles, Melo Watch and Houston Minute Maid Park

Welcome back. On to episode five. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: Ken Giles drops an F-bomb and then gets demoted. Topic Two: Rockets add James Ennis and the Carmelo Watch is officially on. Topic Three: How Minute Maid Park helped to re-shape downtown Houston. Links for… Read more →

Houston Sports Podcast Episode 4: Silver Boot, Rockets Free Agency and LeBron (natch)

Welcome back. On to episode four. Leave me your thoughts in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @jeffbalke or via email at jeffbalke@gmail.com. Topic One: Astros win the Sliver Boot Topic Two: Rockets keep two, add one, lose one. Topic Three: Is it the Leastern Conference from now on? Links for This Episode: Sports Monday: Me on Houston Matters… Read more →

World Cup Gone X Rated

What has happened to our sports? I understand that we all giggle when football announcers say things like “he needs to get deep penetration into their backfield” or golf commentators say “he’s lost a lot of balls in the deep rough” or baseball guys describe their recent visits to prostitutes, but what is going on at the World Cup sickens… Read more →

Five Ways the Rockets and Houston Are Alike

The winding story of the Houston Rockets’ season has rarely made room for logic, linear thinking or any standard notions of cause and effect. Star players disappear, expectations sink and the Rockets surge. They are confounding and exhilarating all at once. – The New York Times I am an unabashed Houston Rockets fan. I have been since I was just… Read more →