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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Review

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

  We’ve definitely had a big serving of Irving. In Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, we’re introduced to Irving Zisman, a popular character from Johnny Knoxville’s Jackass show, who must take his grandson Billy, played by Jackson Nicoll, to his father because his mother is going to jail. This film isn’t the type to encapsulate your […]

Houston Rockets continue legacy of dominate big men with Howard

Howard is the latest in great Rockets big men

The Houston Rockets have become a hub for some of the most dominating big men to ever step foot on the hardwood.

Texas heroes

​Terry’s Texas Rangers were a group of volunteers for the Confederate Army during the Civil War who became one of the most successful mounted forces in history.

Q & A with Dana Canedy, senior editor at the New York Times

    Ever since she was a young girl, Dana Canedy was the kind of kid that would frequently ask the question “Why?” With that kind of psyche, she knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. “I literally grew up writing,” Canedy said. “I knew I wanted to be a […]

Budinger ready to surprise in NBA slam dunk competition

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  Ever since swingman Chase Budinger entered the NBA in 2009, he has continued to amaze crowds with his highlight reel dunks, courtesy of his over 40-inch vertical leap. Budinger now has a platform to display his unique talents, as he was selected to participate in the annual Sprite Slam Dunk Competition on All-Star Saturday […]

NBA Players shine in John Lucas Lockout Basketball Game for charity

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HOUSTON – It was a packed house at Delmar Fieldhouse where former Houston Rocket John Lucas hosted the Houston Lockout Celebrity Basketball Game. The game featured several big names including Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph, Houston natives such as Indiana Pacers point guard T.J. Ford and Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan along with […]

Athletes and Twitter, a gateway to trouble

Twitter profile of Darnell Dockett

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett tweeted about almost bringing his gun to the locker room. He tweeted, “Damn I almost brung my ‘ROCKET’ into work this morning like Gilbert Arenas. But mine was by accident it was in my book bag.”

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