Herskowitz on George Mikan

Mickey Herskowitz is the dean of Houston sportswriters, and several of his previous columns have been highlighted on this blog. Mr. Herskowitz is at his best when his columns address the legends of sports, so the death earlier this week … Continue reading

Herskowitz on Stros GM’s

Longtime Houston sportswriter Mickey Herskowitz, who I have mentioned frequently in these earlier posts, is my favorite sportswriter. Mickey’s blend of insight, humor and historical perspective is sadly lacking in much of the sportswriting that we must endure these days. … Continue reading

Herskowitz on the Rockets

I’m not much of a professional basketball fan anymore. But I remain a solid Mickey Herskowitz fan, the longtime sportswriter for the Houston Chronicle and author. Mickey writes today about the Houston Rockets, a rather boring and generally underachieving NBA … Continue reading

Darrell Royal, R.I.P.

The first video below is a nice tribute to Darrell Royal, the iconic University of Texas football coach who died earlier this week. Also, Mickey Herskowitz — Houston’s greatest sportswriter — provides this heartfelt remembrance, while Dave Kindred passes along … Continue reading

Todd Graham’s Inferno

Rice University gave Todd Graham his first opportunity to be a head coach of a college football program. And Graham was quite successful in his only season on South Main, leading the Owls to their first bowl game since the … Continue reading

A worthy campaign

James Anderson over at AstrosDaily discovers a glaring oversight — the dean of Houston sportswriters, Mickey Herskowitz, has not been elected to the sportswriting section of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Not only is Herskowitz the finest sportswriter … Continue reading

Dan Jenkins on Darrell Royal

The Chronicle’s David Barron uses last night’s Texas Children’s Hospital fund-raising dinner to honor legendary former University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal as a Texas Legend to pen this fun article on two Clear Thinkers favorites — Coach Royal … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Light blogging will be the norm over the next several days as I enjoy the holiday with my family and, on Friday, travel to College Station for the annual rivalry game between the Longhorns and the Aggies. The 10-0 Horns … Continue reading

The Stros’ ride to the World Series

As you prepare to watch for Game 1 of the 2005 World Series tonight, take a few minutes to review the previous posts set forth below that chronicle the Stros’ improbable and highly enjoyable run to the club’s first World … Continue reading

Hank Stram, R.I.P.

Hank Stram, one of the most creative professional football coaches and indisputedly one of the best evaluators of talent, died on Monday at the age of 82 from complications of diabetes. He was best known for coaching the Kansas City … Continue reading