George Springer | SI writers talk Rockets | Case Keenum
- The Astros response to the Rockets siding with CSN via David Barron (Houston Chronicle).
While reserving most of their rhetorical ire for Comcast, the Astros’ legal team Thursday outlined differences with the Rockets, their partner in Comcast SportsNet Houston, in a statement filed in advance of next week’s hearing on whether the network should stay in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
- Jake Seiner (MiLB.com) on George Springer winning MiLB offensive players of the year.
- Zachary Levine (article in Houston Chronicle) on Michael Wacha’s days with the Texas A&M Aggies.
- Astros tweet of the day…
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) October 25, 2013
- Some interesting Rockets thoughts from Sports Illustrated writers.
The Rockets are one of the most overrated teams in the league. I don’t think they’re a championship contender. I wouldn’t be shocked if they lost in the first round. If they make the second round, their season will be a success. They’re going to win a lot of games during the regular season, but they’re not built to go far in the playoffs.
- Do yourself a favor and spend 20 minutes watching the Bill Simmons/Jalen Rose (Grantland) Rockets preview.
- Jason Freidman (Rockets.com) with analysis on the Rockets win over the Spurs.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Rockets have gone into Miami mode to start 3Q: Forcing turnovers, racing the floor and overwhelming with their talent. 19-8 run. Terrifying.
— Jason Friedman (@JasonCFriedman) October 25, 2013
- Doug Farrar (Sports Illustrated) on the Texans opening up the playbook for Case Keenum.
Houston’s Case Keenum was the most prolific quarterback in NCAA history, and he had a nice 2013 preseason after spending his rookie year of 2012 on the practice squad. Still, it was a bit much to expect Keenum to play well in his first NFL regular-season start, particularly given that he was facing the Kansas City Chiefs’ tremendous defense — at Arrowhead Stadium. He was doing so in an offense that had been dispirited by a series of mistakes over the previous five weeks, and Houston’s 17-16 loss to the Chiefs put them at 2-5 on the season.
- The Texans veterans were upset with the three cut rookies (ProFootballTalk).
- Randy Harvey (Houston Chronicle) says Case Keenum deserves another chance.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Dont forget just because the Texans dont play this week doesnt mean its not Texan Friday! Wear your Texan gear you know we are! #Texannation
— The Cordova Family (@CordovaFamily5) October 25, 2013