Matt Schaub, Torrey Smith demonstrate toughness

Monday, September 24th, 2012

You've got to be tough to play in the NFL. And on Sunday, there might not have been anyone tougher physically or mentally than Matt Schaub and Torrey Smith. Schaub showed he can take a hit — even an illegal one — in the Texans 31-25 win over the Broncos. And ...

The Houston Texans: Or, God’s Least Favorite Team

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

As a Cub fan, I feel highly qualified to pick out teams that appear to have been damned by some sort of heavenly decree. But even following that sorry franchise has nothing on what it must be like to root for the Houston Texans, albeit in a much shorter timeframe. Houston ...

Arian Foster Now Likely Out For Opener

Friday, September 9th, 2011

For the last week it has looked like Houston Texans running back Arian Foster would actually recover from his injured hamstring in time to play in the team's Week 1 opener on Sunday. Well, that may have just changed. Foster has missed three straight days of practice, including Friday's session. That's ...

Fantasy Football Sink Or Swim: Week 1

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Ah, TheBaker's fantasy football expertise. It's a Rumors and Rants' tradition. OK, so I didn't win the league last year. I inexplicably finished second (in a 12-team league) despite having a loaded roster. But that's how it goes in head-to-head leagues. Sometimes you put up 58 points when 80 is ...