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Houston Texans: Saint Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower

The Cowboys represent stereotypical Texas: oil, money, power, big cars, ten gallon hats, watery beer, and ... well, cowboys. The Texans are the South By Southwest/Austin City Limits version of Texas: younger, hipper, and always on the verge of breaking big but never quite doing it.

The Saint Arnold's brewery is the oldest craft brewery in Texas, dating way back to 1994. Fancy Lawnmower was born in 2000, just before the Texans. A beer with too much body or character would overwhelm Gary Kubiak's offense, but Fancy Lawnmower is light and crisp, with no I'M A MICROBREW DAMNIT punch in the taste buds. Come to think of it, Fancy Lawnmower would be a pretty good name for Kubiak's zone-stretch offense, which may explain why the team has trouble achieving high speeds in the postseason.

Read the full article here from Sports On Earth

Inside Brian Cushing's New Contract

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We now know a bit more about exactly how Brian Cushing's $55,643,000.00 contract extension is constructed. And it seems to be very, very good for the Texans.

Quessenberry, Williams Have Surgery

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One of those should not be a surprise to Texans fans. The other qualifies as a shocker, especially now that we know what kind of injury he had.

2013 NFL Kickoff: Ravens v. Broncos (Part Deux)

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With the Ravens leading the Broncos by a score of 17-14 at halftime, spend the second half of the 2013 NFL Kickoff game in the live thread at Battle Red Blog.

2013 NFL Kickoff Open Thread: Ravens v. Broncos

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The 2013 NFL season kicks off in Denver tonight with the Broncos hosting the defending champion Baltimore Ravens. Even though it's not a Texans game, comment on all the action live on Battle Red...

BRB Writers: 2013 NFL Predictions

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The Battle Red Blog writers make their picks and predictions on the upcoming 2013 NFL season.

Backup QB is settled

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"We’ll go into the season starting with T.J. as our ‘two,’" Kubiak said while adding, "It doesn’t mean we’re set for the season, but that’s the way we’ll start. I couldn’t have made a wrong decision. They both played so well."

Head Coach Gary Kubiak via Chron.com

Texans Practice Squad: Mohamed Cut, Menkin Signed

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With David Quessenberry lost for the year, the Texans adjusted their practice squad to carry another offensive lineman.

BRB Picks The Winners - Week 1

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Get your fresh, sauced and tossed picks here. Also this is your last chance to join our Unofficial Pick 'Em and Survival League. Get to it.

Ed Reed "Unlikely To Play" Against Chargers

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While hardly a surprise to Texans fans, the reality of Shiloh Keo starting at safety in the season opener in San Diego in front of a national television audience is beginning to set in.

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