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Brian Smith
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From Florida and Auburn to almost every TV in the country, with the NFL's likely most valuable and definitely most divisive player beaming his trademark grin into living rooms across the nation. [...] it was Newton trying to find himself and rediscover his heart at a little-known community college, hiding his real face until life felt right again. The Buccaneers went 11-1 during Newton's lone season, with the true dual-threat QB throwing for 2,...
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Possible assault" at an apartment building and a worried phone call at about 2 a.m. Manziel's ex telling cops she was concerned about his "welfare. Two cities and the NFL investigating the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner as Super Bowl week begins. Or Johnny DOA. Because we all know where this is going. Ever since Manziel swore he'd wreck the NFL, arrogantly flashing his trademark money sign on draft day in New York, it's been "Keeping Up With The ...
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Foolishly start to think they've finally found themselves, and they'll only fall further, testing your personal faith and forcing you to wonder if things will ever feel right again. Because there was none of that silly, old-fashioned stuff from Houston's red and white on a night when 39-year-old Tim Duncan was getting his tires changed and Dwight Howard came back to life. Do you know howdifficult it is in theAssociation to shoot 44.1 percent fr...
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[...] the Denver Broncos' successful 2015-16 version of Texans North, with the AFC's No. 1 seed hosting an overhyped conference championship game and raking in the piles of millions from Brady vs. The best coach the Texans had has seven former Texans coaches - seven! - within sight of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., and the grandest NFL stage. Lasso Owen Daniels, Antonio Smith, Ryan Harris, James Ferentz and Shiloh Keo - the Ninja Assassi...
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Column: Ray Rice, Deflategate, concussions? Whatever. The NFL is a bulletproof bank and we're addicted to the drama.
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/columnists/smith/article/On-field-drama-makes-NFL-impervious-to-harshest-6767838.php?t=76da2e965d438d9cbb
Deflategate was the 24/7 media controversy that was going to rip the lid off the hypocrisy of the NFL's multibillion-dollar shell game. Hollywood's "Concussion" story was the public nightmare that would shock moms and dads across the country into never letting their children play football again. We've created a monster, people. [...] our national obsession has become a personal addiction protected by impenetrable body armor. Peyton Manning in...
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Do you love the personal stories that hit the soft spot, reminding us about the hearts, souls and unbelievable dreams come true that are wrapped within the scarred helmets, sweat-soaked uniforms and crisscrossed careers? Because Weeks is you if you work hard and almost everyone takes you for granted. [...] a man who spent two years post-Waco not being allowed to play football snaps the darn thing that defines him backward to someone who kicks i...
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All that was missing was a black-and-white screen and a soft fade into the low, distant sunset. A hobbling and wounded Sheriff, 39 going on 40, somehow blowing away Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the NFL's Evil Empire in a heroic Sunday afternoon showdown that would have made John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Gary Cooper crack tight but proud grins. [...] the kid named Cam swaggered into the living room, clicked off that boring, outdated Turner Clas...
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The soon-to-be-crowned Royals finally ending the Astros' 2015 magic, sending Rasmus into Dallas Keuchel's comforting arms, with the Cy Young-winner letting out the tears his outfielder was holding back inside a heartbroken clubhouse. The last time we all saw Colby Jack he was a raging public party animal only disguised by huge, ridiculous black goggles. Rasmus double-fisting endless celebration beers, joyously roaming Club Astros shirtless and ...
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The architect of it all leans against a wall in a dark hallway inside a buzzing Toyota Center, joking about his personal-stress level before the misfiring Rockets are embarrassed by The King on national television. The man who shocked the NBA by uniting The Beard and Superman on the same downtown Houston marquee sounds noncommittal for the first time when asked if Dwight Howard will be wearing red this time next year. The general manager who in...
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No raging social-media takeover that starts local, goes regional and then catches national fire, burning up the polls and capturing a war chant in the Peach Bowl. [...] as much as we drooled over 13-1, No. 8 in the country and what it means for the Coogs in 2016, it's now time to swing the sporting spotlight to the basketball kids across the street and the taller challenges that stare Sampson in the face. [...] a 60-year-old with 451 NCAA victo...
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David Burger's profile photo
Kathy Davis's profile photo
Kyle Goon's profile photo
Greg Anjewierden's profile photo
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Sports columns, Houston Chronicle
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Journalist, writer, multimedia reporter, editor.
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  • Houston Chronicle
    Sports Writer, 2012 - present
    Sports columns Previous: Texans, Astros beat writer
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
    Sports Writer, 2010 - 2012
    Utah Jazz beat writer.
  • The Columbian
    Sports Writer, 2009 - 2010
    Portland Trail Blazers beat writer.
  • Bristol Herald-Courier
    Sports Writer/Editor, 2007 - 2009
    East Tennessee State University beat writer, Assistant Sports Editor, small colleges, preps, NASCAR, etc.
  • The Columbian
    Sports Writer, 2006 - 2007
    Small college, preps, general assignment writer.
  • The Associated Press, The Oregonian, Statesman Journal
    Sports Writer -- Freelance, 2005 - 2006
    Freelance.
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