Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


Texans Talk Football talk only please. Keep it to the game, the players, the coaches and management.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2009   #1
Wolf
100% Texan
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kerrville
Age: 44
Posts: 37,057
Rep Power: 88913 Wolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Quote:
By John Royal in Sports
Friday, Aug. 14 2009 @ 8:52AM

​With the Houston Texans kicking off pre-season play tomorrow night, I thought I would throw out a list of 25 things to watch or listen for during the game.

1. Does Matt Schaub make it through two series of plays without any type of injury?

2. What kind of stupid catchphrase is radio voice Marc Vandermeer going to trot out this season?

3. Spencer Tillman will find some way to refer to some fourth-stringer who will be among the first to be cut after the game as "great."

4. Given enough time during the game, Tillman will refer to every guy on the Texans roster as "great."

5. Gary Kubiak will, at some point, be referred to as a quarterback guru.

6. While Kubiak will be referred to as a guru, left unmentioned will be that he reportedly was the guru to John Elway and Steve Young, neither of whom needed a guru. But those that did need a guru -- Brian Griese, David Carr, etc. -- failed miserably.


7. At some point, we will all be reminded about just how wrong we were about Mario Williams. (Actually, I'm okay with this because I'll admit to having been very wrong in my assessment of Williams as a pro. The word "great" might even actually apply to him.)

8. Betting pool: how long does it take for Kubiak to lose his first replay challenge?

9. How long will it take for Steve Slaton to be referred to as undersized?

10. Betting pool: who is the first player injured? I'm going to shock everyone and go with Chris Brown instead of Matt Schaub. Primarily because Brown makes Ahman Green look like a tough bastard.
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairba...pre-season.php
Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #2
ObsiWan
Contributor
 
ObsiWan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: League City, Tx
Age: 62
Posts: 12,741
Rep Power: 173167 ObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

The Houston Press is about the last place I'd look for sports coverage. This is why.
ObsiWan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #3
b0ng
Ooops
 
b0ng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Age: 33
Posts: 7,612
Rep Power: 68162 b0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Wow I didn't know they were letting just regular ol joe's like you and me write articles for the Houston Press. Maybe we'll get to see an article submitted by Hervoyel or Vinny!
__________________
\_(ツ)_/
http://www.thedrawplay.com/?p=88
b0ng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #4
ObsiWan
Contributor
 
ObsiWan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: League City, Tx
Age: 62
Posts: 12,741
Rep Power: 173167 ObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Quote:
Originally Posted by b0ng View Post
Wow I didn't know they were letting just regular ol joe's like you and me write articles for the Houston Press. Maybe we'll get to see an article submitted by Hervoyel or Vinny!
You, Herv, or Vinny (or Infantry or Lucky or maybe a dozen others....) would have done a better job.
ObsiWan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #5
Silver Oak
Hall of Fame
 
Silver Oak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: The Woodlands
Section: way up the ramp
Age: 51
Posts: 3,620
Rep Power: 560 Silver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respectedSilver Oak is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Houston Press=locating Asian tug joints, but not so good for sports, etc.
__________________
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
- Rene Descartes
Silver Oak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #6
ChampionTexan
Site Contributor
 
ChampionTexan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,946
Rep Power: 62987 ChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respectedChampionTexan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Quote:
Originally Posted by ObsiWan View Post
The Houston Press is about the last place I'd look for sports coverage. This is why.
But a good place to look for mean-spirited snarkiness.

The Press pretty much appears to attempt to justify it's existence by tearing down anything and everything it can.

Edit - That and identifying Asian tug joints!
__________________
Everyone's an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores. We're just idiots about different things at different times. No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot.
ChampionTexan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #7
ObsiWan
Contributor
 
ObsiWan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: League City, Tx
Age: 62
Posts: 12,741
Rep Power: 173167 ObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respectedObsiWan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChampionTexan View Post
But a good place to look for mean-spirited snarkiness.

The Press pretty much appears to attempt to justify it's existence by tearing down anything and everything it can.

Edit - That and identifying Asian tug joints!
Their restaurant reviews and movie reviews used to be okay.
I confess that I haven't picked one up in years.
ObsiWan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 08-15-2009   #8
b0ng
Ooops
 
b0ng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Age: 33
Posts: 7,612
Rep Power: 68162 b0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Quote:
Originally Posted by ObsiWan View Post
Their restaurant reviews and movie reviews used to be okay.
I confess that I haven't picked one up in years.
The fact that the Houston Press is free and still doesn't get taken speaks volumes about far down they've fallen in terms of quality.
__________________
\_(ツ)_/
http://www.thedrawplay.com/?p=88
b0ng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #9
Specnatz
Site Contributor
 
Specnatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,620
Rep Power: 3240 Specnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respectedSpecnatz is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChampionTexan View Post
But a good place to look for mean-spirited snarkiness.

The Press pretty much appears to attempt to justify it's existence by tearing down anything and everything it can.

Edit - That and identifying Asian tug joints!
Yeah the writer seems to be very very bitter about something. Maybe he needs to look in the back of the paper and find some company.
__________________
The Invisible Poster!
Cynic at work, do not mind me; move along nothing to see here!
Specnatz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #10
MightyTExan
It's go time!
 
MightyTExan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 836
Rep Power: 18146 MightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respectedMightyTExan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

You must have a drink everytime Tillman says "point of attack".
MightyTExan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #11
m5kwatts
Hall of Fame
 
m5kwatts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,970
Rep Power: 876 m5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respectedm5kwatts is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

I saw a bum downtown wearing a Houston Press for a diaper once. Those papers are good for something now guys.
m5kwatts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #12
Wolf
100% Texan
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kerrville
Age: 44
Posts: 37,057
Rep Power: 88913 Wolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respectedWolf is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

what is houstonpress? kinda like a thrifty nickel advertising page? or a free US News (the one in the grocery stores that have the weird news)
Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #13
TimeKiller
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: This giant tree, standing 10,000 ft. high but not reaching the ground. It's roots must hold the sky.
Section: 521/Couch
Age: 28
Posts: 7,648
Rep Power: 0 TimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respectedTimeKiller is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

I bet a few of these actually happen...
TimeKiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #14
b0ng
Ooops
 
b0ng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Age: 33
Posts: 7,612
Rep Power: 68162 b0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolf View Post
what is houstonpress? kinda like a thrifty nickel advertising page? or a free US News (the one in the grocery stores that have the weird news)
It's an off-shoot of the Chron that's free and covers mostly local artsy fartsy stuff (Musicians, artists, resturants). They'll do "serious" news pieces for their covers, but I think it's written by people who work for a free publication.

Also there are a ton of ads for escort services in the back and the comics are usually pretty good (they had Matt Groening's "Life in Hell" for awhile).

There was a writer for them that posted on these boards last year. He actually wrote decent pieces (a lot about Bryan Pittman or something to do with him).
__________________
\_(ツ)_/
http://www.thedrawplay.com/?p=88
b0ng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #15
Dan B.
Hall of Fame
 
Dan B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: by the construction
Age: 36
Posts: 6,661
Rep Power: 59516 Dan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respectedDan B. is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

The Press can be ok at times. It's basically Houston's version of the Austin Chronicle. It's a weekly thing that is distributed at coffee shops , restaurants, bars, and other artsy type places around town. Some of the columnists are pretty good -- like the "Ask a Mexican" guy. That said, this column is awful. I hate when they let the way too sarcastic comic book guy write a smart ass column concerning something they are totally ignorant about.

OT but word to the wise from someone that knows: Do NOT trust the "Best of" listings for any of these type of publications. They are flat out rigged in a way that makes politicians look honest. I've worked for restaurants where your pay depended on how many votes you stuffed -- the more votes you put in, the better your station.
Dan B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #16
NitroGSXR
Super Sic #58
 
NitroGSXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington, D.C.
Age: 38
Posts: 10,831
Rep Power: 61322 NitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respectedNitroGSXR is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

I know you enjoy getting us obscure articles but this one is a bit too obscure.
__________________
Why are you teaching your hearing son ASL? He's not deaf. --Pflugerville Independent School District
NitroGSXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #17
disaacks3
Site Contributor
 
disaacks3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Spring, TX
Section: 116 - Row M
Age: 45
Posts: 10,298
Rep Power: 106068 disaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Articles like this simply reinforce the need we all have to laugh at ourselves from time to time.

Overboard and a tad mean-spirited? Perhaps. Still worth a good chuckle over though.
disaacks3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #18
Second Honeymoon
Hall of Fame
 
Second Honeymoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Woodlands, Texas
Posts: 5,330
Rep Power: 3658 Second Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respectedSecond Honeymoon is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via ICQ to Second Honeymoon Send a message via Yahoo to Second Honeymoon
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

Houston Press does a good job reviewing movies and music. It is the definitive source for finding out what is 'Coming Soon' at all the local music venues and theatres. It is an asset to the community and its FREE. It is NOT where you should go for sports though. The post err blog err article was a bit mean spirited but it was really just brutally honest. The truth is kinda mean sometimes.

I am so excited for the season though. We at least are relevant now and are finally shedding the expansion label. 5.5 hours till 2009 Texans kickoff...hell yeah
__________________
@DougVanHorne on Twitter (CardinalDoug)
Second Honeymoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2009   #19
b0ng
Ooops
 
b0ng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Age: 33
Posts: 7,612
Rep Power: 68162 b0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respectedb0ng is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Blog:25 Key Things To Watch For In The Texans' Pre-Season Opener

I think if the article was "decent" or "funny" as it was trying to be nobody would really be calling it trash but this:

19. At no point will any of the broadcasters actually refer to Grossman as The Sex Cannon (many, many, many thanks to the geniuses at Kissing Suzy Kolber for that moniker).

Don't tell me it's a sports article when this lump of shit is floating around in the middle of it. That's terrible writing and basically ripping off another blog that is funnier than this particular writer. The writer was trying to write a satyrical comedy piece and failed at every facet of satire and comedy. Whether any of it is true or not is quite irrelevant. It was based as much on the skill of the Texans and staff as it was about witty little quips about the broadcast teams.

It is, in fact, a terribly written article.
__________________
\_(ツ)_/
http://www.thedrawplay.com/?p=88
b0ng is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger