Archive for April 24th, 2014

Used To It

You know it is bad when local folks are now talking about the NFL schedule that was released yesterday. The Texans only have two prime time games. We play the Cowboys. We face Matt Schaub in week 2. Mario Williams visits in week 4.

We’re used to it. You know – letdowns, disappointments, heartbreaks – from our pro sports teams. I personally try not to let it get to me these days. This time it is the Rockets. After we signed Dwight Howard last summer we were on a high. Now it feels like an artificial high. We are being abused by that fella LaMarcus Aldridge. Oh yeah, and folks have already given up on the ‘Stros.

Commentary is old enough to remember the original “Godzilla” that came out in the 1950s. It was the one with Raymond Burr who played “Perry Mason” and “Ironsides. It wasn’t until way later that I learned that the version I saw was the original with the Raymond Burr scenes added in – got it? I also learned later that it was mostly English voice over Japanese. Then I remember watching a handful of the Godzilla versus other monster movies including “King Kong vs Godzilla” in the early 1960s.

In 1998 I went to see the remake with Mathew Broderick, Hank Azaria, and Jean Reno and directed by the fella who directed “Independence Day.” I thought it was Ok but the critics slammed it. It was Godzilla goes to New York.

Next month they are coming out with the 2014 Godzilla version and this one stars Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olson, Juliet Binoche, and David Strathairn. I have seen a couple of the trailers. I will probably see this one in 3-D IMAX if available.

This Baseball Hall of Fame great ranks 15th on the all-time career dinger list with 548 – all with the same MLB club. Name him? Hint: He is still with us.

I got this from the Chron yesterday. They sent it to subscribers.

Star Access Insiders: this is just for you! Register for a pair of seats to watch the GOP Lieutenant Governor Debate LIVE between candidates David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick on May 2 at 7 PM!

I registered. Why not? It is either that or ‘Stros versus Mariners. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda probably would have gotten away with putting pine tar on his neck if he played for the ‘Stros because nobody watches the ‘Stros on the flat screen.

Mike Schmidt of course hit all of his 548 dingers playing for the Phillies.

Just like that we blew a 3 zip lead and lost 5-3. Whatever the team has we gave it to the Rockets. I wonder how many will show up to see the A’s over the next four days.

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