FSN Houston's Bart Enis starred in the win.
Thanks to a crucial sack by FSN Houston's Bart Enis and his team's six interceptions, the TV squad beat the Print/Radio group 38-8 in Houston Media Bowl VII at the Methodist Training Center on Friday.
Don't worry, though, nobody plans to quit their day jobs. In fact, many participants were nursing various ailments following the annual contest hosted by the Houston Texans' communications department.
Enis, who makes a living off interviewing professional athletes, was happy to speak to Texans TV's Brooke Bentley after the victory.
"It's been about 30 years, by my calculations, since I went knee-to-knee with somebody," he said. "My foot and shin are reminding me just how much fun that really is."
Even without KHOU's Giff Nielsen and SportsRadio 610's Andre Ware, two former NFL quarterbacks working in the Houston media market, the game did not lack star power. Aside from Enis, SportsRadio 610's Matt Jackson and Adam Wexler participated, as well as KPRC's Winston Dutchin and Keith Norton, whose brother, Ken, is a former All-Pro linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers.
But it was Enis that looked the spryest on his feet by collapsing the pocket time and again.
"Big-time pass rush," he said. "I was kind of hoping that, you know, DeMeco (Ryans) and Mario (Williams) could be out here. I could show them a few things, a few pointers. But they didn't show. That's understandable, it's their day off. But we put on quite a display."
Perhaps the Texans' coaches need a look at the game?
"They need to see the tape, absolutely," Enis said.
Dutchin caught two touchdown passes to help provide a 22-0 halftime lead. The team never looked back despite some chippy play in the second half.
"It got a little physical when they got behind," Enis said. "It's all in the spirit of good fun and competition, just ask my swollen knee."