1. Astros Clip Cards, Lee Hits Grand Slam, Rick's Reverse Psychology Works

    "Rick," of course, is me. Only so much can be fit into a headline. Readers of this blog know I've had a pessimistic approach to the Houston Astros that, no doubt, would prompt even Mr...

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  2. Reality Show Winner Jesse Holley Invited to Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

    Counting the 10 wide receivers currently on the roster (including sure-to-make-the-team guys like Roy Williams, Miles Austin, Sam Hurd, and Patrick Crayton), the Dallas Cowboys look like they ...

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  3. Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez Doubles Pleasure, Changes Jersey Number

    You recently may have noticed Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez' jersey number looking different. Seven was his number for much of his career, except for when he went to the New York Yankees (who've retired No...

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  4. Astros Commemorate Lunar Landing, Shuttle Cardinals 3-2

    What a frustrating game for the N.L. Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. They outhit the Houston Astros 9-5 but still lost 3-2. No, I'm not one to rush to the closest hospital emergency room and have myself diagnosed with Astros Fever...

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  5. I Hope Astros Prospect Jason Castro Doesn't Become Next Jeff Bagwell*

    * I know exactly what you're thinking. Rick! Are you crazy?!Why wouldn't you want Jason Castro to become the next great Astros ball player? There's a lot of potential for Jason Castro to become the next Astros star like Jeff Bagwell...

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  6. Will Eric Anthony Syndrome Weaken Houston Astro Jason Castro's Sick Potential?

    The last time the Houston Astros had a Rookie of the Year was in 1991 when Jeff Bagwell won the acolade. Now, a star is rising through Houston’s minor league system, a catcher named Jason Castro...

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  7. Astros-Dodgers: Houston Opens Second Half with Shutout of L.A.

    Courtesy of six solid innings last night in a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros' Wandy Rodriguez now has pitched 17 scoreless innings...

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  8. What the Houston Astros Need to Do in the Second Half

    If you’d told me a month ago that the Houston Astros would be only a few games out of first place and would be at ...

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  9. Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson Go Their Separate Ways

    I get this strange feeling that Jessica Simpson will be seen wearing Washington Redskin, New York Giant, and Philadelphia Eagle jerseys. You know what they say: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned...

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  10. Houston Astros Finish First Half at .500

    It's a shame they closed down Six Flags at Astroworld a few years ago. You know the amusement park right across the Astrodome from Southeast Loop 610...

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  11. Dallas Cowboys: Next Coach Could Have the Initials JJ

    If I were Wade Phillips, I’d be watching my back this season. I suspect Bum Phillips’ son could have a short-lived career as the head coach of America’s Team if they don't make the playoffs or if they get snuffed out quickly...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 1,184 reads 6 comments

  12. Hockey Legend Maurice 'Rocket' Richard's Unlikely Bruins Fan Cousin

    One thing I regret being born in 1973 and growing up in Texas, where NHL games were seldom on television is that I never got to see Maurice “Rocket” Richard play...

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  13. Houston Astros Lose Fingernails, Defeat Washington Nationals

    The venerable Milo Hamilton used to describe close games and plays with one amusing line. Back when Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams had his brief stint in 1994 as the Houston Astros closer and (too often) threw gasoline on fires, Mr...

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  14. Tigers To Honor Red Wing Yzerman with Baseball Brawl (Satire)

    Longtime Detroit Red Wing captain Steve Yzerman was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this year, and the Detroit Tigers want to honor Yzerman for his entrance into hockey immortality in perhaps a very fitting way...

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  15. Houston Astros Defeat Washington Bureaucrats

    When Houston Astros pitcher Russ Ortiz left after three innings after yielding six hits and four runs, my initial thought was, "uh oh." Not to worry, though, unless you're a Washington Nationals fan...

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  16. The Curious Case of Former Dallas Cowboys QB Quincy Carter

    I'll never forget that draft back in 2001 when the Dallas Cowboys made Quincy Carter their first pick (second round, 53rd overall)...

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  17. Memo to Jerry Jones: Do Whatever It Takes To Sign Marvin Harrison

    Attention, Jerry Jones, owner/general manager/president/promoter/aspiring head coach of the Dallas Cowboys: Look into my eyes. Deeper and deeper and deeper...

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  18. Wandy Rodriguez' Pitching Paves Way for Houston Astros

    The great New York Yankee teams had great pitching. So did the Atlanta Braves from the 1990s. Call it a cliche, but it's true—offense wins games, but defense wins championships...

    Richard Zowie Written by Richard Zowie about 5 years ago 57 reads 2 comments

  19. NBA Creates Rule Allowing for Four-Point Shot (Satire)

    Not even Kobe Bryant with his four NBA championships has been able to fill the void left in the NBA when Michael Jordan retired for a third time while he embarked on a “I really, really, ...

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  20. Houston Astros Flirt with .500 As Mike Hampton Defeats Pirates...Again

    I believe it was the Beach Boys who sang the song "Wouldn't it Be Nice?" Perhaps the song could use a new stanza: "Wouldn't it be nice if Mike Hampton, Could pitch against the Pittsburgh ...

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  21. Steve McNair: From Small-Time College to Big-Time NFL Success

    When I think of Steve McNair, who was eight days younger than I am, I think of myself back in 1994 when I loved to call talk radio shows...

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  22. USFL To Re-Emerge As NFL Development League (Satire)

    Do you miss spring football featuring the Philadelphia Stars, Birmingham Stallions, Denver Gold, Pittsburgh Maulers, Michigan Panthers, and Memphis Showboats? Did you you ever wonder if the rumored ...

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  23. Miguel Tejada and Hunter Pence Make N.L. All-Star Team

    As a Houston Astros fan, I should be excited that Miguel Tejada and Hunter Pence made the All-Star team (howbeit, as reserves). Sorry, but I'm not. Granted, Tejada's doing great and Pence is showing he's a rising star...

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  24. San Francisco Giants Bring Houston Astros Back Down to Earth

    You figure the Houston Astros would be soaring into the stratosphere as they approached .500 in the N.L. Comedy Central and with a few people going to the All-Star Game...

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  25. Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams to Re-Relocate to Los Angeles (Satire)

    Two NFL teams are returning “home." Leaked reports indicate both the Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams will move back to Los Angeles for the 2010-2011 NFL season...

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