Erik Bedard | Rockets facing adversity | Texans fall to Cardinals
- Ray Kuhn (Climbing Tal’s Hill) asks if Joba Chamberlain is an option for the Astros this offseason.
Chamberlain is talented. He throws hard, is a former first round pick, and has had some periods of success at the big league level. The fact that it came in New York for the Yankees has to count for something. But at the same time, the Yankees do not want Chamberlain back. That also has to count for something.
- CSN Houston on the Astros great event today at the ballpark for Veterans Day.
- David Coleman (Crawfish Boxes) reviewed Erik Bedard’s 2013 season.
- Astros tweet of the weekend…
I will bet you $100 my dear friend @ChronBrianSmith never expected to cover a longer losing streak with Texans than Astros this year.
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) November 11, 2013
- Jeff Balke (Clutchfans) on all the Rockets-related conspiracies though the first two weeks.
I’m not a big fan of hyperbole in much of anything, least of all sports. Overly simplified explanations for problems or successes are almost always inaccurate when it comes to the intricacies of performance and they almost always create expectations that are unfair of both the performer and the fan. For the Rockets fan, the diehard who reads ClutchFans and watches every game with great intensity, this generates a kind of duality that is difficult to resolve. In this case it is the macro versus the micro, and both are a problem.
- John EBY (Red94) continues his “DwightLife” series after the last few games.
- Michael Ma (Space City Scoop) on the Rockets facing adversity.
- Houston Rockets tweet of the day…
Rockets vs. LA teams: 0-3. Rockets vs. non-L.A. teams: 4-0.
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) November 10, 2013
- Randy Harvey (Houston Chronicle) tries to give fans some hope.
GLENDALE, Ariz.–There is no reason to believe the Texans have any chance to play any significant role in the NFL this season except as a spoiler. They could have some impact on playoff seedings with games at Reliant Stadium on Dec. 1 against New England and Dec. 22 against Denver and at Indianapolis on Dec. 15. Still, the Texans didn’t quit believing in themselves Sunday in the 27-24 loss at Arizona. So I’ll do my best to come up with some reasons to believe they have a chance to finish at 5-11, maybe even 6-10.
- Tania Ganguli (ESPN) with her rapid reaction after the Texans latest loss.
- Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) with the reaction from twitter following the Texans loss.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Texans host Oakland Jax. They’ll probably win and blow a top-5 pick.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) November 11, 2013