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Past Installments

Good and Bad in the Garden of Even Bob preaches further patience to a fan base that has waited through six season to see just a .500 team. (January 16, 2008)

Bob’s Big Blunder Bob takes a look back at the other Bob, owner McNair, and the first mistake he made with the Texans. (December 27, 2007)

Don’t Read This! Bob’s got some bad mojo working, and he doesn’t want to take all of you down with him. (December 4, 2007)

Bye and Bye Bob takes advantage of the Texans’ bye week to do a little thinking. (November 11, 2007)

Sackless Texans Quickly Sinking Matt Schaub is eating cheap shots, and Bob can’t find anyone on the team badass enough to stick up for him. (October 30, 2007)

Standard Deduction Just how much of an impact is Matt Schaub really having anyway? Bob takes a look. (October 2, 2007)

The Gag’s On Us The description of Bob’s latest article is still pending league approval… (September 21, 2007)

Opening Week Opinions Not sure what Bob’s latest is about… (September 11, 2007)

Caution: Optimism Bob admits: there’s a lot to like. But not enough to get the Texans over the .500 hump just yet. (September 8, 2007)

TeeVee Land Bob takes a break from the games to focus on some of this year’s most eagerly anticipated new ad campaigns. (August 27, 2007)

Welcome Back! After a summer "lost" in boredom, Bob readily embraces the NFL’s return. (August 17, 2007)

Breaking Down the Offseason, Part 2 Moving across the line of scrimmage, Bob observes the components of the updated Texans defense. (July 11, 2007)

Breaking Down the Offseason, Part 1 Starting with the offense, Bob reviews what actions the Texans took this offseason to improve their team. (June 8, 2007)

Goodell’s Goodwill Gaffe Proposing an overseas slate of regular season games, new NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has launched a trial balloon that has Bob searching for a needle. (May 22, 2007)

Doing A Line Are the Texans addicted to Peyton Manning? Bob thinks they may very well be. (May 2, 2007)

X Mocks the Spot An annual rite of spring, Bob unveils his sixth annual Chance Pearce Memorial Mock Draft™. (April 19, 2007)

The Rabbit and The Fox Bob repaints the picture at wide receiver for the Texans and ponders how the canvas will look with a new quarterback this fall. (April 6, 2007)

Rusty Schaub Replaces Totaled Carr Bob takes a moment to ponder the attributes of Matt Schaub before he officially boots David Carr to the curb. (March 22, 2007)

Rick’s BPA Draft Bob has good reason to believe that the first college draft GM Rick Smith presides over will be the easiest one of his career. (March 7, 2007)

The Day the Lugnuts Loosened Bob looks back at the 2004 draft to figure out where it all went wrong for the Texans. (February 28, 2007)

AC or DC? Bob takes the highway to hell and examines the David Carr issue. (February 5, 2007)

The Super Playoffs Even without a rooting interest, Bob found this year’s playoffs to be an enjoyable series of games to watch. (January 24, 2007)

Of Tragedy and Triumph From the death of one Bronco to the exultation of a team of Broncos, Bob finds a message of hope in the game we love. (January 2, 2007)


Redemption for a Day A few of Bob McNair’s misfit toys finally delivered some holiday cheer in helping the old man achieve a longtime goal in beating the Colts. (December 25, 2006)

Young and the Restless Vince Young’s early success has given Bob some perspective on what it might take for David Carr to have "it" once again. (December 13, 2006)

Agony of Da Feet Bob puts on his podiatrist hat an examines what ails the feet of Mario Williams. (November 25, 2006)

The Kids Are Alright Bob takes a moment to admire the Texans’ 2006 draft class as each of them are making an impression this season. (October 25, 2006)

Cowboys Evoke Fond Memories Bob recalls the Texans’ glorious win over the Cowboys four years ago, then looks ahead to this week’s rematch. (October 10, 2006)

Adios Good Bye The Texans have reached their bye week, and that has Bob thinking the NFL should really reconsider this whole week off business. (October 2, 2006)

Stuck in Suckville Bob tries to mollify the Texans’ 0-3 start by joining hands with a few of the league’s other bottom feeders. (September 27, 2006)

The Revolving Door Spins Again The broken leg suffered by Charles Spencer is just the latest in a long history of troubles for the Texans at the left tackle position. (September 18, 2006)

Hold Your Horses Before the bandwagon gets rolling too fast, Bob reminds us that the Texans are still pulling it uphill. (August 22, 2006)

In Praise of Bill Bob uses his idle time this offseason to admire the way Bill Cowher coaches up his Steelers. (July 6, 2006)

Introducing Your Houver Texcos With the hiring of yet another former Bronco, general manager Rick Smith, Bob tells what we might expect from this new regime. (June 11, 2006)

A Chapter Ends Charley Casserly has left the building, so Bob compiles a list of the inaugural GM’s best and worst moves with the Texans. (May 10, 2006)

Anatomy of a Shocker The Texans got past all of the Reggie and Vince pre-draft hysteria just in time to figure out what they needed to win a championship someday. (May 1, 2006)

Texan Two-Step Mock drafts are twice the fun when you write them two times, so Bob gives you a double dose of his annual pre-draft fix. (April 21, 2006)

Charley’s Farewell Draft Having watched Charley Casserly’s drafts four times now, Bob has a few ideas of what to expect this time around, even if it might be Casserly’s Houston finale (April 13, 2006)

Backward Glance After three years of stewing over the results, Bob revisits his 2003 mock draft and compares his picks with the real ones made by the Texans. (March 16, 2006)

Get What You Need With so many worthy first round prospects available in the draft that can fill so many needs on the Texans, picking just one isn’t going to be easy. (March 2, 2006)

Rubik’s Koob Gary Kubiak is the new head coach, but figuring out where his Bronco ways intersect with the Texans’ talent is something of a puzzle. (January 25, 2006)

Should the Texans Hold ‘Em? Bob evaluates the top two options available in April’s draft and wonders if either is worth more than trading down. (January 11, 2006)

T.G.I.O. A miserable 2005 season is finally in the books, so Bob looks ahead to the early stages of pivotal offseason with Jimy on his mind. Oh, and the draft, too. (January 6, 2006)


I’m in Charge Here The Texans will apparently have a vacancy at the top of their football operations, so Bob is taking over. This is his plan. (December 21, 2005)

Four Then the Door Bob chimes in on the probable disposal of the Texans’ first coach, wondering why he is lacking a good excuse. (December 7, 2005)

A Revolting Development With the Texans’ fourth season taking a wrong turn, Bob is tired of Houston’s pro football team being a laughingstock. (October 20, 2005)

Carr Trade In Bob wonders what might have been different had David Carr not been the Texans’ first draft pick in franchise history. (September 16, 2005)

Same Old Same Old? Two games into the preseason and Bob sees some old friends: subpar offensive line play and an anemic pass rush. (August 21, 2005)

Equal Opportunity? With an eye on the almighty dollar, Bob takes a look at women playing football in the future. (July 19, 2005)

Chalk One Up for Charley Bob applauds the Texans general manager for a shrewd by-product in trading for Phillip Buchanon. (June 16, 2005)

Growing or Grasping? The Texans keep moving the deck chairs this offseason, but Bob wonders if it is enough to keep the ship afloat into January. (June 1, 2005)

Mock, Mock. Who’s There? Still flying high after nailing the Chance Pearce pick in his mock draft two years ago, Bob delivers a two-fer mock projection this time around. (April 7, 2005)

Down on the Corner Bob takes a look forward to consider taking a cornerback with the Texans’ first round selection in the draft. (March 9, 2005)

Charley and Me Letting three years pass to settle the dust from the diamonds of the 2002 draft, Bob stacks up his mock draft selections to the real one. (February 12, 2005)

If I’m Lion, I’m Dyin’ Bob measures the Texans’ three-year progress versus that of the Lions during the same span. (January 27, 2005)

Who Are These Guys? After three years of play, Bob still thinks the Texans have an identity crisis. (January 5, 2005)


Back in the Pack Bob takes stock of the Texans, nine games through the 2004 season, and revisits the progress of three key players. (November 16, 2004)

Trendy Signals The focus of Houston sports fans may not be on the local football team at the moment, but Bob thinks that’s good news for the Texans. (October 14, 2004)

Turning the Page Bob is ready for the Texans to shed the expansion label in Year Three, but what about the team itself? (August 31, 2004)

Now, Where Was I? Shaking off the post-draft cobwebs, Bob looks at three offseason experiments that will make or break the Texans in 2004. (July 2, 2004)

Checklist Charley Dusting off his lucky crystal ball, Bob gazes into the Texans’ future and sees what college prospects will be donning Steel Blue this fall. (April 7, 2004)

End Game for Wandering Drew Bob sorts through the aftermath of Drew Henson’s trade to Dallas. (March 15, 2004)

The Dead Season February is Bob’s sporting winter of discontent. Share in his pro football withdrawal, won’t you? (January 28, 2004)

For Auld Lang Syne Bob rings in the new year with a look back at the best and worst of the Texans’ first two seasons. (January 1, 2004)


Looking Past the Wounds With an eye to the recovery room, Bob ponders what roster changes lie ahead for the Texans in light of their 2003 season. (December 11, 2003)

Half Empty or Half Full? Midway through the second season, Bob inspects the Texans’ inventory. (November 5, 2003)

The Drive OK, maybe it wasn’t The Drive, but Bob thinks Houston’s last-second score could lead to big things. (September 30, 2003)

Here We Go Again Bob takes a moment to bask in the Texans’ victory. (September 9, 2003)

Standing Pat As far as Bob can tell, the Texans seem set at virtually every position heading into training camp… which is a good thing, right? (July 7, 2003)

Draft Notices After Bob tips his cap to Willis McGahee, he scratches his head over the Texans’ draft day haul. (May 1, 2003)

Drafts Won’t Be The Same For the first time in a long time, Bob preps for an NFL Draft without the help of a close "friend." (April 21, 2003)

Pop Quiz Bob goes old school to review the Texans’ inaugural season. (February 17, 2003)

Ode to Elvin Bob pays tribute to Elvin Bethea’s long overdue induction into the Hall of Fame. (January 28, 2003)

Thankful Bob looks back at the Texans’ inaugural season and declares it an overwhelming success. (January 2, 2003)


Give Me A P-L-A-Y-O-F-F Bob calls BS on the BCS and says college football should take a page from the NFL. (November 22, 2002)

Halfway House Bob looks back at the Texans’ first-ever first half. (November 5, 2002)

How Now Yao Carr? Bob contrasts the prospects of Houston’s two new hopes for the future. (August 26, 2002)

Lucky and Good Bob examines Bob McNair’s uncanny knack for being in the right place at the right time and why the city of Houston is better because of it. (July 22, 2002)

Future or Present Tense Things that make Bob go "Hmmmmmmm…" include Charley Casserly’s somewhat schizophrenic offseason. (May 13, 2002)

Lucky 13 Bob goes Mel Kiper on everybody and takes a look at what the Texans might be up to April 20-21. (April 8, 2002)

A Texas Howdy Fresh from logging Houston pro football’s past, Bob recounts his own journey from fan to his first column. (March 4, 2002)

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