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  1. Texas Hooks Charlie Strong

    Bryan Curtis

    It feels great, doesn't it? I mean the fact that the University of Texas introduced its new coach, Charlie Strong, at a press conference yesterday. If college football is our most irrational sport, then the coach's introductory press conference is...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  2. About Last Night: The Moves Like Jagr

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy giving grudging credit to Rick Barnes for a game well coached, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Jaromir Jagr set the career NHL record with his 122nd game winner in the New Jersey Devils' 5-2 win over the Otta...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Mess With Texas

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were failing to come up with something clever to call Tuesday to go along with calling Wednesday 'Wins-Day,' here's what you missed in sports last night: Rumors suggest that Nick Saban could potentially replace Mack Brown as the head...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. Nate Boyer's journey from actor to starting long-snapper for Texa...

    Jordan Conn

    Nate Boyer's journey from failed actor to Sudanese refugee worker to the Iraq war and, finally, to starting long-snapper for the University of Texas.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Dodgers Wear the Crown

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out accidentally revealing that you named a loved one Cosmo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: The Dodgers clinched the NL West title with a 7-6 road win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, before angering the Diamondbac...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  6. About Last Night: We Believe in Yu

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy hiding out in your ill-conceived meteor shower bunker, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Texas starter Yu Darvish came close to throwing a no-hitter in Houston, but had to settle for a 2-1 win over the Astros afte...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  7. The Man Who Made Darrell Royal

    Michael Bertin

    Marcel Meyer was a 17-year-old kid playing football at Westfield High School in Houston, Texas, when the program got a new head football coach. "It was a huge deal because our high school paid him $100,000-a-year salary, plus a 'company car.' The oth...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  8. The BCS Top 25 ... College Commercials

    Bryan Curtis

    If you watch college football on TV, you find yourself watching commercials for Aflac, Home Depot, and ... colleges. Ads for the University of Texas say, "What starts here changes the world." Ads for Texas Tech say, "From here, it's possible." The...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  9. Your Semi-Ignorant Guide to College Football: Week 6

    Shane Ryan

    I'm running a college football pool this year, and the format is pretty basic: Each week, the 18 players pick 10 games against the spread. Our goal is to have all the high-profile games represented, and to avoid spreads higher than 30 points. Simple....

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  10. How to Attend a College Football Road Game

    Bryan Curtis

    A couple of years back, I had a revelatory moment on a college-football message board. We must have gotten tired of posting police booking photos of Texas A&M players, because someone asked the board: Who here has been to the most University of Texas...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  11. The Art of the Decommit

    Bryan Curtis

    Sorry, you'll have to give me a second here. We Texas Longhorns fans suffered a loss the other day. Not a death or anything. We had a decommit. Ricky Seals-Jones, a wide receiver from Sealy, Texas, was being recruited by the Longhorns. In February...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Heatles Tour on Verge of Cancellation

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Kevin Garnett scored 26 points and Paul Pierce hit a dagger 3 with 52 seconds remaining as the Celtics beat the Heat 94-90 to take a 3-2 lead in the Ea...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  13. About Last Weekend: Brew Crew Drunk on Wins

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. After beating the Diamondbacks in extra innings Friday in Game 5 of the NLDS, the Milwaukee Brewers took a one-game lead on the Cardinals in the NLC...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  14. About Last Night: Freese Frame

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. With a home run, a double, and 4 RBIs, David Freese emerged from his series-long slump to lead the Cardinals over the Phillies 5-3 and force a Game 5 in...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  15. About Last Night: Full Tilt Ponzi

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday The U.S. Attorney's office has amended the complaint against Full Tilt Poker, an online gambling site, to note that it was run as a "massive Ponzi scheme."...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  16. About Last Night: N.Y.'s Ultimate Savior

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday Mariano Rivera now has the most saves of any closer in MLB history. Rivera collected his 602nd regular season save in a 6-4 win over the Twins, passing Trev...

    Blog | September 20, 2011