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The Case for Justin Verlander for AL Cy Young Award

July 14, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

A Cy Young Award winner gains respect that follows him the balance of his career. A pitcher who wins the coveted award twice is in select company. But if a pitcher wins it three times, he’s in rarified air. Houston ace Justin Verlander, at 39, is in position to possibly capture a third American League […]

Yordan Alvarez For AL MVP

July 11, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

Conversations regarding the American League MVP have focused on two players – Angels pitcher/DH Shohei Ohtani and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge. Both are having stellar seasons, but a third player should be leading the conversation — Houston Astros outfielder/DH Yordan Alvarez. That is not to say that Judge and Ohtani are not outstanding players because […]

Texas Longhorns Face Quinn Ewers vs. Arch Manning Question

July 6, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

When the news broke about Arch Manning committing to the Texas Longhorns, fans of the long-suffering program had good reason to celebrate. However, they also now have a potential problem on their hands. What if Quinn Ewers is as good as advertised? Texas will have to keep him in the lineup. If the Longhorns do, […]

HISTORICAL UPSETS: TCU Dashed Oklahoma Title Hopes in 2005

June 29, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

No one was surprised when the Oklahoma Sooners opened the 2005 season as 24.5-point favorites at sportsbooks over a mediocre TCU Horned Frogs team. After finishing the 2004 season ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll and No. 2 in the Coaches Poll, the Sooners were legitimate national title contenders heading into the 2005 season (+1400, via SportsOddsHistory.com). TCU had been a 10- […]

Three Fits for San Antonio in NBA Draft

June 23, 2022 | By: Mark Hoover

The NBA Draft is set tonight, and lottery teams like the San Antonio Spurs will be looking for their next franchise player to help their team build for the future and return to the playoffs. It feels like ages ago when we saw the Spurs make a deep playoff run. In fact, in 2022 the […]

HISTORICAL UPSETS: Texas A&M Stunned Auburn in 2014 Classic

June 21, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

When Texas A&M faced Auburn in 2014, the Tigers were the No. 3 team in the nation, had a 7-1 record, and were coming off a big win against then-No. 4 Ole Miss. Texas A&M was 6-3, struggled the previous week against Louisiana Monroe, and had lost its last three SEC games by a combined […]

Dallas Mavericks Can Improve in 2023

June 13, 2022 | By: Mark Hoover

With the 2022 NBA Finals in full swing, it might be a little easier for the Dallas Mavericks to look towards the 22-23 season. However, many in the Mavericks organization, as well as fans, may still be imagining what could have been. The Mavs advanced to the Western Conference Finals only to lose 4-1 to […]

Why Houston Should Host the 2026 World Cup

June 9, 2022 | By: Joshua Buckley

After nearly four years of planning, Houston will finally find out on June 16 if it will be one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. FIFA organizers will formally announce the 10 US host cities for the 2026 month-long summer event on that day, selecting from a list of 16 finalists. […]

HISTORICAL UPSETS: FBS Newcomer Texas State Blasted Houston in 2012

June 8, 2022 | By: Travis Pulver

It was not shocking when the Houston Cougars were listed as 35-point favorites by sportsbooks in their 2012 season opener against the Texas State Bobcats. The Cougars finished the 2011 season with a 13-1 season record and were ranked No. 18 in the final AP Poll. Meanwhile, Texas State had been a mediocre FCS program […]

Dallas Looks Primed to Host 2026 World Cup

June 2, 2022 | By: Joshua Buckley

Despite being four years away, the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be big news in Dallas on June 16. FIFA organizers will formally announce the 10 US host cities for the 2026 month-long summer event on that day, selecting from a list of 16 finalists. Those 10 cities, along with three cities in Mexico and […]