Houston Texans News
Texans' QB donates $250,000 to children's hospital.
I would normally have some witty comment to make, but this story does not deserve that. Matt Schaub's GR8 Hope Foundation donated $250,000 to the Texas Children's Hospital as part of an overall $1 million dollar pledge. Matt Schuab, you're a good man.
Texans QB Coach Believes Scahub is at a Crossroads.
Texnas quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell talked about Matt Schaub going into the 2013 season:
"I think in his mind he knows he can play better, and he would like to put this on his shoulders and get this team to the Super Bowl."
The questions surrounding Matt Schaub will go from whispers to deafening shouts if he repeats his performance from the latter part of 2012 this season.
Texans Make Bank.
Forbes' annual list of the 50 most valuable sports franchise in the world came out this week. Checking in at number 13 is the Texans; Houston is the fifth highest grossing NFL franchise on the list. 30 of the 32 NFL teams are in the top 50, with only the Rams and Jaguars on the outside looking in. Even then, they're at 51 and 52.
Let the Previews Begin!
The dam holding back NFL season previews is starting to crack, and the flood of prognostications of the 2013 NFL season will soon be upon us. Sport Illustrated takes its first shot at the AFC South.
Around the League
The Man in the Middle.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan's franchise shopping-spree continued in the form of purchasing Fulham of the English Premier League. There is one sticking point from the previous owner to Khan; he must not take down the Michael Jackson statue that is installed outside the team's stadium. Fulham's former owner Mohamed Al Fayed is the only connection between the club and the famous singer. Al Fayed had the statue erected in remembrance of his close friend after Jackson's death in 2009, much to the chagrin of the Fulham faithful. It should be an interesting discussion going forward to say the least.
Maurice Jones-Drew Easing Back into Football.
Speaking of the Jags, the team is taking their time with MJD's return to football. Jacksonville's dynamic runner injured his left foot and was placed on injured reserve at the end of 2013 season. Have you looked at the quarterback depth chart in Jacksonville? The Jags can't afford another season without MJD.
Captain Chaos Hangs Up His Cape.
Chris Cooley, longtime goofball tight end of the Washington Redskins, has decided to hang up his cleats. Cooley was fixture of the Redskins offense for many years before seeing his playing time dwindle with the arrival of Mike Shanahan. Cooley won't be going far; he'll be joining the Redskins; radio booth next season, replacing the legendary Sam Huff.
A Million Customers Served and Counting.
The Packers recently rewarded their 1 millionth patron of the Lambeau Field Stadium Tour with a custom jersey and a lifetime pass to the tour. That's Green Bay, Wisconsin to a tee. Yes, this is a fluff piece but I bring it up to only ask this question. BRB, have you gone on a stadium tour? Do you seek out stadium tours?
The Clock is Ticking Down on the Coliseum.
While the Athletics want to move to San Jose, the Raiders want to stay in Oakland. As a matter of fact, they want to stay in the same exact spot. The Raiders have proposed building a 50,000-seat stadium on the current location of O.co Coliseum. This would be an ever further reduction of the stadium capacity from the Coliseum's current 63,132. At this rate, the Black Hole will soon collapse in on itself.