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  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at each tour from 11am - 1pm, and TORO will be on occasion as well.

    Touchdown Tour Schedule Dates
    All events will be scheduled from 10A – 2P

    Date                            Location                                Address
    Oct. 8                          Mason Park                            75th and Tipps Houston, TX 77023
    Oct. 15                        Sylvester Turner Park             2800 West Little York Houston, TX 77091
    Oct. 22                        MacGregor Park                      5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
    Oct. 29                        Sunnyside Park                      3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051
    Nov. 5                         Agnes Moffitt Park                  10645 Hammerly Houston, TX 77043
    Nov. 12                       Finnigan Park                         4900 Providence, Houston, TX 77020
    Nov. 19                       Kingwood High School             2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
    Dec. 3                         Moody Park                            3725 Fulton, Houston, TX 77009

    Dec. 10                      Blueridge Park                         5600 Court Road Houston, TX 77053
    Jan. 7                        Burnett Bayland Park                6000 Chimney Rock Houston, TX 77081
    Jan. 14                      Alief Community Park               11903 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77072

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at this stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at this tour from 12pm - 1pm, as well as the Go Texan Express merchandise truck.  Stop by for Texans games and a chance to win great Texans prizes!

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    Houston, TX 77002

     

     
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (11445 Fountain Lake Dr, Stafford, TX 77477) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 South Main, Houston, TX

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

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12 observations from day two of #NFLCombine

Posted Feb 25, 2016

What kind of day was it for us on Thursday, well, me in particular?

What kind of day was it for us on Thursday, well, me in particular? I spent about 100 minutes watching punters and kickers do their thing on the Lucas Oil Stadium turf.

And, that was exciting!

If you know how little I really care about kickers and punters, you know that’s saying something, but the Groundhog Day feel of the NFL scouting combine hit me about lunchtime.

The real fun starts tomorrow, though, when the offensive lineman and running backs workout on Friday morning. That’s the true start to the combine. Here are a few observations from the day to get you through day two.

1. Bill O’Brien and Rick Smith had their days at the podium in Indianapolis, which had the Houston media in attendance buzzing for sure.

2. Ironically, at the exact same time, on the other end of the room, quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Connor Cook were meeting with the media. I ran back and forth like I was doing the 20-yard shuttle in the media room. I think I ran over Mary Kay Cabot from Cleveland in the process. Sorry, MK.

3. Either way, the media questioned O'Brien and Smith nine different times about the connection of O’Brien and Hackenberg. Hackenberg was asked a few times about O’Brien as well. Seems the media wanted to know a bit more about those two.

4. After Hackenberg’s media session, Marc Vandermeer ran down Hackenberg to get a mini 1-on-1 with him. Marc chased Hack down like Hack stole Marc’s dessert. That, along with getting knocked off the air during a game, is the one thing you just don’t do to Marc Vandermeer. You just don’t take his dessert.

5. Cook’s media session was about as I expected. He’s won some awfully big games at Michigan State in his career, so I knew he’d step up to the plate. And, he did extremely well. The one thing I’ll say about Cook, as I would about Carson Wentz and Hackenberg, the lights won’t ever be too bright. They may fail eventually but it won’t be because they panicked under pressure.

6. Wentz blew away the assembled media with his poise and cool, but we already knew he was going to do that. We met with him at the Senior Bowl. He’ll be WAY gone by the time pick No. 22 comes around, but doesn’t mean you can’t go get him if you like him. That dude gets it.

7. Ole Miss wideout Laquon Treadwell may have had the quote of the day when he was asked who was the toughest guy to face. He said “I mean, it’s college. I wouldn’t consider anyone tough in college.”

8. He did eventually answer the question and pointed out Cyrus Jones at Alabama and “that guy from Florida. Not Hargreaves. The young guy” He clarified later saying that he was matched up with Florida sophomore star corner Jalen Tabor, and not top ten projected pick Vernon Hargreaves, for much of the matchup in October. But, it raised a few eyebrows in the room for sure. It also helped me because it confirmed how I felt about Tabor heading into the 2016 season for the Gators. Thanks Laquon.

9. Ezekiel Elliott was obviously asked about his remarks after the loss to Michigan State and he didn’t really back down from his comments. He noted that he learned a lot about that moment and knew he should’ve handled it better. But, he added that he thought teams might like to see how emotional he is about the game and that he wants the ball in crunch time. Interesting to see how teams respond to his answer to that situation after they interview him this week.

10. Inside the bowl, FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo was impressive as all get out. He hit every kickoff 8 yards deep in the end zone. Every time. I just can’t help but think what a touchback on every kickoff would mean for this Texans defense in 2016 and beyond.

11. One drill the Combine instructors had the kickers do was something I’d never seen before. They asked the holder to squat five yards from the goal post, take the snap and place the ball. The kickers then had to get the ball up in the air and above the cross-bar. The purpose was to simulate getting the ball up in the air as a kicker would need to over a kick rush.

12. TAMU punter Drew Kaser hit a few bombs during punting sessions which was cool to see, you know Aggies and all.

There will be much more to tomorrow as there’s actual football going on. Well, sort of, but it's better than a bunch of media sessions, no?

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