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Bayou City Links And Tweets: November 5th

Nolan Fontana | Rockets defensive potential | The latest on Gary Kubiak


Houston Astros

The scouting report on Nolan Fontana hasn’t changed: he’s a high on-base machine, a label earned at the University of Florida and solidified when he reached base six times — including five walks — in his professional debut in 2012.

  • Brian McTaggart ( with a list of players the Astros could target in free agency.
  • Cespedes Family BBQ wrote a funny top 10 list of top Astros shirseys.
  • Astros tweet of the day…


Houston Rockets

  • Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) writes the Rockets are showing signs of defensive potential.

The Rockets do not consider themselves to be a great – or even a very good – defensive team. Not yet. They have not been defending this well long enough or consistently enough for that. Though they did quickly add the “not yet.”

  • Forrest Walker ( on the new look Rockets.
  • Lee Jenkins (SI) on Dwight Howard and the Rockets history of big men.
  • Rockets tweet of the day…


Houston Texans

  • Robert Klempko (MMQB) on the Texans player’s confusion during halftime.

A Texans season in which little has gone right got a whole lot worse when coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field at halftime of the Colts game, leaving a stunned locker room to wonder what’s next

  • Doug Farrar (SI) on the latest news regarding Gary Kubiak.
  • Patrick Starr (State Of The Texans) on the Texans bringing in three kickers for competition.
  • Texans tweet of the day…


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