Arian Foster was at in on social media again last week, this time on Instagram. Foster took a picture holding a sad face right next to a large picture of Andre Johnson. The sound in the video is by The Temptations called “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” with the key words being “I refuse to let you go”. You can add Arian Foster to the many Texans players and fans that want to see Andre Johnson in a uniform this season. Johnson has yet to show up to any Texans practices and there’s no word on when he will return. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on Brady Aiken.
“Really, when I was younger, I lived a normal life like a normal kid,” said Aiken, a lefthander who spent most of his life in Jamul, Calif., before moving to another San Diego community, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. “I really didn’t really change anything until I got into high school, and that’s when I had to start narrowing my focuses down and making sure that I knew that baseball was my No. 1 priority and making sure nothing got in the way of that. There’s a lot of distraction in high school.”
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on the Astros agreeing to deals with a few draftees.
- Kennon Riley (Climbing Tal’s Hill) with three trade ideas for the Astros.
- Astros tweet of the weekend…
Brady Aiken is still soaking it all in. “It’s been a crazy few days. I’m looking forward to what the Astros have in store for me.”
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) June 7, 2014
- Adam Wexler (CSN Houston) on Chandler Parson’s wanting to stay in Houston.
The support of the organization has been felt by Parsons. Leslie Alexander told Fox26 in October 2013 that the Rockets will at some point work out a long-term deal with Parsons, telling Fox, “We’ll sign Chandler. We always do. Nobody’s ever left. He’s an integral part of the team. We don’t want to let a terrific player go.”
- Mark Deeks (Hoop365) on Parson’s contract situation.
- Jason Friedman (Rockets.com) on Patrick Beverley‘s season.
- Rockets tweet of the weekend…
“It’s a blessing to be named 1st Team All-NBA…I still have a long way to go to get better.” – @JHarden13
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) June 4, 2014
The man expected to lead them is hipster cool compared to the bland vanilla of the Texans’ previous two long-term starting quarterbacks, Matt Schaub and David Carr. He’s a thickly bearded 31-year-old who wears an Avengers T-shirt and Transformers baseball cap, not out of irony but in pride. He falls somewhere between the social stereotypes of cool dad, journeyman hippie and highly educated Harvard dude.
- Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) on what Houston means to Kendrick Lewis.
- Graham Rogers (Toro Times) on Arian Foster’s upcoming season.
- Texans tweet of the weekend…
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 6, 2014