Brian Barefield

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Can’t Take the Memories

Roughnecks season cut short due to coronavirus

The sports world has suffered some major setbacks during this coronavirus pandemic. For the first time since 1939, there will be no men’s champion in NCAA postseason, also a first for women since the NCAA began hosting that tournament in 1981-82. There also won’t be any spring sports (baseball, track & field, softball, etc.) in high school or college athletics this year. It affects the high school seniors the most because those who participate in spring sports lost their senior seasons to showcase their talents that could have earned them a college scholarship.

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Shut Down

NBA suspends season until further notice after player tests positive for Covid-19.

The NBA has taken the necessary steps to shut down its season "until further notice" after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 aka Coronavirus on Tuesday. According to league statement, the result was reported prior to tipoff of the Jazz vs Thunder game at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

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Battle Buddies

Rockets bench has been biggest issue in the four-game losing streak

One of the first things the Army teaches you is how to support your battle buddy (other soldiers). No matter what happens you should always have your buddies back especially during adversity. The seventh line in the Soldiers Creed explains it best:

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Defense Wins Championships

Roughnecks defense shuts down Renegades offense to stay undefeated

Legendary Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant once uttered the most prophetic and timeless cliché’s in sports history. “Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships,” said Bryant.

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David Vs Goliath

Rockets small ball lineup faces tough test versus Clippers big men

Tonight’s matchup between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers is a must see as it could potentially be a preview of the 2020 Western Conference Finals. Yes, you did read that right. I believe that these two teams may see each other down the line to determine who will represent the Western Conference in the Finals.

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Hulk Swag

Rockets avenge bad losses during current five-game winning streak

If you are familiar with the old television show, “The Incredible Hulk” which was derived from the comic book by the same name. You know that the basis of the show is about a physicist named Dr. Robert Banner who is a mild-mannered, law-abiding citizen who lives a normal average everyday life.

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Three Is the Magic Number

Roughnecks stay undefeated by defeating the Vipers 34-27

You know every now and then I like to let you all in on just how old I am. Yes, I remember using a house phone, listening to a cassette tape, watching a VCR, and I even remember when Michael Jackson’s multi-platinum hit Thriller was first released. I wouldn’t say I was old, but it does take me a minute to get up and out of the bed nowadays.

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Micro Ball

The Houston Rockets are making a lot of sports media personalities bite their tongues and clean their Twitter feeds of the negative things they have said about how this small lineup and the lack of a big man in the middle would cause the Rockets to lose a lot of games. Even with all the pessimistic views being spread on the airwaves and social media, the Rockets continue to thrive with a group where sometimes the biggest person on the court is newly acquired 6’8 forward Jeff Green.

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Major Announcement

The Houston Roughnecks have exceeded all expectations in the XFL

Ok listen up because I have a major announcement to make. *Taps mic* “Football fans in the city of Houston and surrounding areas. The XFL Houston Roughnecks are good. I mean really good!” *Drops mic*

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Rockets Head Into All-Star Break With a Positive Mindset for the Future

When starting a new job, there is always a 90-day probation period that let employers evaluate employees and see if they are the right fit for the job. They look at everything from attendance to the ability to get along with co-workers. Not one thing is left out when an employer is determining permanent employment.

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