Is there anything more exciting than the preseason schedule release?!? Didn’t think so. The schedule has officially been released and the Texans will head to Arizona to face the Cardinals during week one of the preseason. The Atlanta Falcons will come to Houston week two before the Texans head back on the road to face the Denver Broncos week three. The Texans will be at home facing the San Francisco 49′ers for the final week of the preseason. Check out the rest of the links for more on Houston sports.
- David Barron (Houston Chronicle) on the Astros drawing a 0.0 rating on Monday’s game.
Nielsen’s Houston ratings report for Monday shows a 0.0 rating for households, adults 25-54 and men 25-54 for the afternoon Angels-Astros game at Minute Maid Park. The Angels won the game 9-1.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) updates us on the status Ravel Santana
- Ace Feltman (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on George Springer.
- Astros tweet of the day…
“The first thing they have to do is call George Springer up & the sooner the better for the Houston Astros & their fan base,” @PerezEd said.
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) April 10, 2014
- Howard Beck (Bleacher Report) on the underrated Dwight Howard.
And yet something odd has happened in this, his 10th NBA season. Howard, this towering personality with the Superman complex has become nearly invisible. Obscured. An afterthought.
- Warren Shaw (HoopsHabit) says the Rockets are better defensively than you think.
- Adam Wexler (CSN Houston) on Omer Asik and Terrence Jones stepping up while Howard is out.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
Most disappointing tonight was the lack of defensive intensity to start the game. That put the #Rockets in a deep whole, couldn’t recover.
— Rockets Insider (@Rockets_Insider) April 10, 2014
- Nate Griffin (CBS Houston) shares his thoughts on the Texans upcoming 2014 Draft.
The question is will the Texans deliver shock and aweor just shock factor on NFL Draft night? The prevailing opinion is they should get this right. It comes down to what is right for the Texans. It was difficult to determine the direction of Rick Smith and former Head Coach Gary Kubiak. It will be even more difficult to determine the direction of General Manager Rick Smith and new Head Coach Bill O’Brien.
- Stepehen Forsha (Toro Times) on the Texans 2014 preseason schedule.
- Adam Wexler (CSN Houston) (Video) was joined by John Harris and Mike Meltser to talk about Zach Mettenberger and his potential fit in Houston.
- Texans tweet of the day…
This is hilarious! pic.twitter.com/XSemixtBM2
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 9, 2014