Brian Barefield

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When Adversity Hits

Rockets look for ways to improve after losing 4 out of 5 games.

Sometimes in the midst of trying to find yourself and come to a point of peace and tranquility, you lose yourself to adversity. There will be some trials and tribulations that will come before you can finally reach that place in your life where no problem is worth stressing over.

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NFL Championship Weekend

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,” excerpt from a Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

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The Comeback 2

Houston brings back old memories for Oiler fans after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Game 51-31

In 1996, Bud Adams decided that his time was up here in Houston and moved the team to Tennessee. He had been battling the city for a new stadium and when he didn’t get it, he loaded the U-Haul truck and headed to Nashville. In that truck was all the team history that had accumulated over the years since the team became a charter member in the American Football League in the 1960s.

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Significant Change

Houston heads back to Kansas City looking for the same results from Week 6

Most people can look back at any point in time and remember a significant event that has changed their lives. Whether it be the birth of a child or being the first in the family to graduate college. Events like that are what you look back on as you succeed in life.

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Ghost of Playoff Past

Texans look to help some former Oilers fans get over the hurt of the 1993 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs

On Saturday at NRG Stadium, the Houston Texans will do their best to try and bring a small amount of peace to some of the drama lifelong Houston Oilers fans have had to endure since the 1993 NFL Wildcard Playoff weekend. Most of them can tell you where they were and exactly what they were doing on January 3, 1993.

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Controlled Aggression

Russell Westbrook energy on the court makes the Rockets a contender in the West.

Most fans in Houston were expecting some bumps in the road to start the 2019-20 season when the Rockets acquired former NBA MVP and energizer bunny, Russell Westbrook, this past offseason via trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Houston had endured that form of misery when they acquired future NBA Hall of Famer, Chris Paul two seasons ago from the Los Angeles Clippers. Last season they were counted out by the national media when at one point they dwelled at the bottom of the Western Conference before James Harden turned their season around with a plethora of 50-point scoring performances.

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The Trifecta

Three Houston Texans selected for the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl

After it was all said and done, and the votes were tallied up. Three Houston Texans offensive weapons were selected to the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl. Quarterback Deshaun Watson, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and left tackle Laremy Tunsil will represent the Texans in Orlando, Florida. This is the 16th-consecutive season that Houston has had at least one player selected.

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The Buck Stops Here

There is an old phrase that has been used throughout the time that goes, “The buck stops here.” The meaning of that phrase is associated with the responsibility for something that cannot or should not be passed to someone else.

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Battle for the Top Spot

Texans look to break the tie against the Tennessee Titans

The Houston Texans (8-5) are preparing for an all-out brawl on the field this week against the Tennessee Titans (8-5) in an AFC South matchup that has playoff seedings on the line. The losing team will be fighting for a wildcard spot in a crowded AFC division where some teams that are under .500 are still in contention to make the postseason.

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Thankful: Texans give fans a reason to be thankful after dominating the Patriots 28-22.

Thanksgiving came a little late this year in the city of Houston. Even though families gathered on November 28th to celebrate the holiday, fans in Houston gathered on the 1st of December to show their appreciation and thanks to the Houston Texans. The team reciprocated that love by defeating the reigning Super Bowl Champions, New England Patriots 28-22 in a prime-time Sunday night game played on NBC at NRG Stadium in front of a crowd of over 72,000 people in attendance.

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