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  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Mon., Apr. 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Tue., Apr. 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com.

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

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Fantasy Football: Week 4 Waiver Pickups

Posted Sep 24, 2013

Erin Skelley, aka “Erin the Fantasy Girl” on Texans Radio/Sports Radio 610 in Houston, dishes out waiver wire magic for Week 4.

Erin Skelley, aka “Erin the Fantasy Girl” on Texans Radio/Sports Radio 610 in Houston, dishes out waiver wire magic for Week 4.

I had a really weird dream. A third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns. It was Brian Hoyer’s second career start in the NFL. And he led his team to a wild come-from-behind victory over Minnesota. And he had just lost his star running back Trent Richardson to a trade. And he even lost his kicker mid-game. Perhaps even more miraculous, he did all of this without a logo on his helmet. 

My dream was also filled with visions of Jets. Scoring. Winning.

Bilal Powell ran for 149 yards on 27 carries. Yes, the one who plays for the Jets. Yes, the Jets.

C.J. Spiller mustered only 10 yards on nine carries. Against the Jets. The 2-1 Jets.

Adrian Peterson looked like the other Adrian Peterson. Marshawn Lynch ate too many Skittles. Eli Manning was sacked seven times. And it was revealed that every Packers running back is destined for injury.

Collin Kaepernick flashed more tattoos than fantasy points. Darryl Richardson took off the walking boot for one play, and only one play. His backup Isaiah Pead looked pead-iful. And Browns running back Willis McGahee ran for nine yards on eight carries.

Oh wait. That’s the Browns I remember. I guess it wasn’t a dream.

Last week fantasy pundits, including myself, looked rather silly giving advice that wasn’t that, um, helpful. I am definitely responsible for ruining the occasional fantasy team. Perhaps yours included. To err is human, right? But to dish out bad fantasy advice in bulk form is blasphemy.

I am sorry. If it makes you feel any better, Browns punter Spencer Lanning, who threw a touchdown pass and kicked an extra point, scored more points than my starting quarterback. As a punter.

You’ve got to shake it off. Sometimes you’re the windshield, and sometimes you’re the bug. I think waiver wire therapy is just what you need. Check out these options. You’ll feel better. But remember, just like last week, there are no guarantees.

Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns – Although speculated to be on the trading block (along with the rest of the Browns), Gordon made a flashy debut with 146 yards on 10 receptions, including a 46-yard score. I realize he faces the Bengals in week 4, but he’s more than a filler. I consider him a low WR2 or WR3 with a tough matchup. Available in 29 percent of Yahoo leagues.

Willis McGahee, RB, Cleveland Browns – Wait. Give the guy a break. He was the new guy on the job. He had just learned how to clock in when he was forced to face the Vikings run defense. The totals weren’t pretty. But McGahee did lead all Browns backs with eight carries. That’s the good news. But for nine yards. Nine measly yards. It’ll get better. Trust me. Available in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues. 

Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, New England Patriots – Finally. Brady finally connected with the rookie receiver, who reeled in three receptions for 41 yards and two touchdowns. Although Thompkins had been targeted 21 times in his first two games, he was only able to snag six of those passes. And remember those are special Tom Brady-thrown passes! Poor route running and inexperience is to blame. But he looked good on Sunday. Good for a WR3 slot until he shows consistency. Available in 40 percent of Yahoo leagues. 

Jason Snelling, RB, Atlanta Falcons – Jacquizz Rodgers was the early favorite off the wire when Steven Jackson went down with a hamstring injury. Rodgers finished Sunday with a respectable 86 yards on the ground and seven in the air. But Snelling looked like the lead back with 111 total yards, including a touchdown reception in the first quarter. Pay close attention to this one. Snelling could sneak away with the starting role until Jackson returns. Available in 82 percent of Yahoo leagues. 

Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills – Spiller’s knee injury could shake up this little time-share. Look for Jackson to be the lead back in week 4, when the Bills take on the Ravens. Available in 35 percent of Yahoo leagues.

Brandon Bolden, RB, New England Patriots – With Shane Vereen sidelined, and Steven Ridley’s ho hum performance, the Pats are searching for solutions. On Sunday, Bolden led the team with 51 yards on three carries, including a 46-yarder. Bolden also caught five passes for 49 yards. How long will this stick? Keep it mind Bill Belichick runs this team. Available in 97 percent of Yahoo leagues.

Tedd Ginn Jr., WR, Carolina Panthers – Sunday’s contest against the Giants yielded Ginn three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers are on a bye week 4, but looking ahead to week 5, Ginn is a decent WR3, especially with four teams on byes. On an unrelated note, wouldn’t it be cool if he had a teammate named Tonic? Available in 97 percent of Yahoo leagues, and bars everywhere. Oh, my editor just told me it’s not pronounced “gin.”

Erin Skelley joins Texans Radio every week on SportsRadio 610. Follow her on Twitter @erinskelley. She’ll babble fantasy to anyone who will listen.

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