One Last Houston Sports and Stuff Rant – An Open Letter to the Houston Chronicle Posted on February 21, 2018 by Stephen Uzick in Daily Updates, Other Stuff // 0 Comments I have long thought about writing this post but never found the right time. Well after what happened this morning, combined with the fact that this site will self-destruct in about 24 hours, I decided there is no time like the present.
I have long thought about writing this post but never found the right time. Well after what happened this morning, combined with the fact that this site will self-destruct in about 24 hours, I decided there is no time like the present. This morning one of the first tweets I saw when I woke up was from the Houston Chronicle linking to a story they had up about the rain today.
TV ALTERNATIVES We've seen this episode of the Super Bowl before - Here's what else TV has to offer on Super Bowl SundayRaise your hand if this Super Bowl (can I say that here? Or do I have to say “Big Game?”) match up just doesn’t do it for you. Mine is up, actually both hands are – are yours? My guess is that they are. People love to say that millennials are killing everything. Well as a millennial I can tell you that the Patriots are killing the Super Bowl.
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