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August 13, 2015

Mega Watt

He’s the best defensive player in the NFL but writes his own Christmas cards. He has thousands of fans who’d love to party, but he goes to bed at seven-thirty. He could be the league’s next MVP but enjoys buying his own groceries. Is Houston’s J. J. Watt for real?…

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May 19, 2015

Is It the Rockets’ Time?

The last Texas team standing has their work cut out for them in a series against the white-hot Golden State Warriors. But it just may be time for a relaunch of Clutch City. …

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May 7, 2015

Suggested New Name: The Nolan Ryan Return to Cinder Grill

A newly installed nacho-cheese-melting machine at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond burst into flames the night before opening day. Though no one was injured in the conflagration, it did $200,000 worth of damage to the stadium’s eatery, the Nolan Ryan Fireball Express Grill.  …

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March 23, 2015

Celebrate the Spurs (in Haiku)

Having grown up on the South Side of San Antonio, I know that the Spurs aren’t just a team, they’re a way of life. To show my support, I did what any fan would do: make like Bashō and pen five haikus, one for every NBA title. …

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February 26, 2015

How Those Rumors About Dez Bryant Started

The Cowboys star wide receiver is the subject of some unverified rumors being reported by the mainstream sports press regarding a video that may or may not exist. How does a story with no corroboration end up being discussed everywhere?…

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February 12, 2015

She Got Game

Becky Hammon didn’t get hired as the Spurs’ assistant coach because she’s a woman. She got the job for the same reason everyone gets a job with the Spurs: to keep the team winning.

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January 14, 2015

The Fight of His Life

Half a century ago, Terry Daniels was an SMU undergrad majoring in political science who had taken an interest in boxing. Then he found himself in the ring with the heavyweight champion of the world.