At this point not many fans care about this so called “progress” going on with the talks. It’s been more than a year without a deal and it’s preposterous that a solution hasn’t been found one way or another. We should know more about the status of negotiations later today as they head back to court for who knows what at this point. Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Jim Crane looking for different ways to get Astros on TV.
“We’ve gone out pretty extensively and said no matter what happens here, we hope something gets resolved, (that) we get the games on through this vehicle with Comcast. But if it doesn’t, we’ll be in a position where we can get the games delivered to the fans in some form or fashion with MLB Network. We’ve talked to them. We’re making contingency plans. We want the fans to see the games. We can’t go another year without seeing the games, and same way with the Rockets. They feel the same way.”
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) (Video) spoke with the guys at MLB Network today.
- Ray Kuhn (Climbing Tal’s Hill) takes a look at whose roster spot could now be in jeopardy.
- Astros tweet of the day…
— Houston Astros (@astros) February 3, 2014
- David Barron (Houston Chronicle) with a CSN Houston update.
In one of a series of motions and briefs filed Friday, the Rockets asked U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur for a chance to update the court on the efforts before a Tuesday hearing on two motions: the Astros’ motion to dismiss the involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy claim filed against the network last September, and Comcast’s request that Isgur appoint an “examiner with expanded powers” to oversee CSN Houston in bankruptcy.
- CSN Houston on Chandler Parsons’ and James Harden’s experience at the Super Bowl.
- Michael Ma (Space City Scoop) on Canaan and Covington headed to the D-League All-Star game.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Former Rockets point guard rotation Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic both named Players of the Week in their respective conferences
— Michael Ma (@RealMichaelMa) February 3, 2014
- Chris Baldwin (Houston Culture Map) on J.J. Watt and the Texans future.
Considering the 24-year-old Watt seemed to be the most tortured man in America during the Texans plummet into that 2-14 death spiral of a season — telling reporters again and again that he could only control his own play — this is no small revelation. It’s easy to picture Watt being revitalized by new coach of Bill O’Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) spoke with Jeremy Lin about the new Texans S&C coach.
- Eric Kay (CBS Sports) (Video) on the Texans positioning themselves to move down in the draft.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— The Cody Martinez (@Kid_Cody_80) February 4, 2014