Jason Cohen

Senior editor Jason Cohen has written for Texas Monthly since 1995 (and texasmonthly.com since its very first iteration). His 1997 story “The Ice Bats Cometh,” about minor league hockey in Texas, was the basis of his book Zamboni Rodeo (Greystone Press, 2001). He also penned the magazine’s first-ever Matthew McConaughey story, in August 1996. The co-author of Generation Ecch! (Fireside Books, 1994) and co-editor of SXSW Scrapbook (Essex/University of Texas Press, 2011), he has also written for such publications as Rolling Stone, SPIN, Details, the Austin Chronicle, the Austin American-Statesman, Portland Monthly, and Cincinnati magazine. His 1995 Rolling Stone cover story on the band Hole prompted Courtney Love to yell at him from the stage at Lollapalooza in Austin, while his 2007 profile of the Portland strip club Mary’s won a Sex-Positive Journalism Award. As one of the two primary writers for the TM Daily Post, Cohen wrote approximately 500 stories for Texas Monthly in 2012. He has been a blogger since 2002 and been known to maintain as many as five Twitter accounts.

Stories

Our Question For UT Fans: Aggies or Sooners?

Friday’s Cotton Bowl gives Longhorns fans a chance to decide which team they hate more: the University of Oklahoma, or Texas A&M

Are the Houston Texans a “Tomato Can?”

Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy says the New England Patriots, which hosts Houston on Sunday, is “the first team in NFL history to get back-to-back byes before advancing to the conference championship game.”

Bearkats Fall in Frisco

The University of Texas is still the state’s last college football team to win a national championship, as Sam Houston State loses the FCS title to North Dakota State for the second straight year. 

Breaking: Johnny Football is a College Student

A&M QB Johnny Manziel has a little fun post-Cotton Bowl, to the delight of TMZ, and the distress of some prigs in the media.

10 Hilariously Incorrect Predictions About Texas A&M

Anybody (including many Aggies) who said they expected Texas A&M’s first season in the Southeastern Conference to go so well is lying. But it’s still funny to look back at all the naysayers. 

Dallas Cowboys’ Twitter Smack Backfires

 Scoreboard! @DallasStars won Twitter Tuesday with their response to @DallasCowboys accidental smack-tweet, which also dissed the Rangers. 

The Aggie Butterfly Effect: What if A&M Had Stayed?

Does Texas A&M’s Cotton Bowl dominance of Oklahoma mean the Aggies would have had an even better season had they stayed in the Big 12? No. 

The Houston Texans’ Season, RIP: September 9, 2012-January 13, 2013

What people are saying about Gary Kubiak, Matt Schaub, and the Texans defense after their 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots. 

Texas: It’s Where College Football Players Come From

An ESPN analysis of “recruiting migration” trends among Top 20 college football teams found one thing never changes: Texas had the most players in both 1940 and 2010. 

Texas: It’s Where College Football Players Come From

An ESPN analysis of “recruiting migration” trends among Top 20 college football teams found one thing never changes: Texas had the most players in both 1940 and 2010. 

Could the NFL Draft Be a 1-2 Aggies Sweep?

ESPN guru Mel Kiper Jr.’s first NFL draft projection of 2013 has Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel as the top pick, followed immediately by Aggies defensive end Damontre Moore. 

Kickoff: Eight Things to Know About This Blog

Eight things to know about It’s Always Football Season, the new Texas Monthly sports blog. 

Opening Whistle: Welcome to Texas Monthly's Football Blog

Jones Ramsey Is This Blog’s Spirit Animal

Watch: H-E-B’s “True Texan” Super Bowl Ad

There’s a bit of a barbecue foul in H-E-B’s “True Texan“ Super Bowl ad, which features country star Jack Ingram.

Aggies Beating UT, 32-14 (in Recruiting)

This week, Texas A&M will beat the University of Texas in the only football contest that the two schools currently engage in: recruiting. 

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