Bill O'Brien Told Reporter He Was Leaving Penn State A Month Ago

Bill O'Brien is now (unofficially) officially leaving Penn State for the Houston Texans. The AP reports that two sources have said O'Brien reached an agreement with Houston, "the worst team in the NFL," Tuesday night. With the news that he'll no longer be at Penn State, one reporter divulged some fiery conversations… » 1/01/14 12:26pm 1/01/14 12:26pm

Texans Linebacker Reveals He Had Brain Surgery Two Years Ago

Jeff Tarpinian wasn't a notable name when he got to the NFL. Signed as an undrafted rookie by the Patriots in 2011, he primarily played on special teams until he went to the Texans this season. With Brian Cushing's season-ending injury, Tarpinian's seen a little bit of time at inside linebacker, but his journey to… » 12/25/13 2:48pm 12/25/13 2:48pm

J.J. Watt's Mom Wants Him To Fix His Nose

J.J. Watt's already intimidating without blood on his face, but when he does bust open his nose, like he did in Week 4 against the Seahawks, it makes him terrifying. Imagine being a quarterback, seeing a six-foot-five behemoth with a bloody face trying to take him to the turf. This injury recurs every week, even after… » 12/25/13 10:05am 12/25/13 10:05am

A Three-Man Front Is A Late-Game Defensive Formation For Suckers

The weekend, as I watched the absurd denouement of the Northwestern-Michigan game, something struck me as familiar — beyond the now-routine bumblefuckery that inspires the Wildcats to turn fourth-quarter leads into triple-overtime losses. No, it wasn't simply that Michigan drove in the dregs of game clock to kick the… » 11/20/13 8:09pm 11/20/13 8:09pm

Gary Kubiak Had A "Mini-Stroke" Sunday Night

The medical term for what happened to Gary Kubiak at halftime last night is a transient ischemic attack, or TIA. The difference between a TIA and an ischemic stroke is that the obstruction and symptoms are temporary (or transient) as opposed to a true stroke where an obstruction in a blood vessel to the brain causes… » 11/04/13 8:33pm 11/04/13 8:33pm

Gary Kubiak Remains Hospitalized; Did Not Have Heart Attack Or Stroke

Though his vital signs are reportedly normal, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak remains in the hospital to undergo further tests today after collapsing at halftime of last night's game. He did not suffer a heart attack, the team announced, and did not suffer a stroke, according to the Houston Chronicle, but is being… » 11/04/13 8:24am 11/04/13 8:24am