Brian Barefield

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Positive Influence

Fathers express how important it is being in their kids’ lives on a consistent basis

Growing up I loved playing basketball and football. On any given day you could find my brothers and I playing any one of those sports with the neighborhood kids. As we got older and started playing organized sports we noticed that we were missing something that other kids had on a consistent basis. No, it was not any special equipment they possessed that gave them the edge.

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Back to Where It All Started

Romeo Crennel is pulling double duty this season for the Texans

In 1977, a rock group who went by the stage name of Player wrote a hit song called “Baby Come Back.” Within that song was one of the most memorable verses that I am sure every man who has lost a good woman has sung on numerous occasions.

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So Close, Yet So Far Away: The Rockets come up short in their bid for the NBA Finals

In high school, I had the opportunity to play against Mike Miller from Willowridge High School that went on to play college football at Notre Dame and professionally for the Cleveland Browns. Here I was a pretty decent player matched up against an All American. Once the ball was snapped he came towards me with that blazing 4.1 speed and I immediately turned to try and run with him. The ball was thrown high and short.

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Coming Attraction: Houston Texans Hold 2018 OTA’s

One thing I love about going to the movies is the previews of new films before the main attraction. They show you a small clip of a finished movie that is due for release in a couple of months. That short 30 seconds to a minute showing gets you all excited for what’s to come.

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Heat Wave: Houston Texans 2018 Rookie Minicamp

If anyone is interested in moving to the city of Houston, let me give you a bit of advice. From April until October it gets extremely hot and humid in the middle of the day, and the temperature just keeps rising as the day goes on.

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You Never Forget Your First Time

Chris Paul leads the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference Finals

Growing up in Houston, I remember traveling on the 610 freeway frequently, staring out the window dreaming about going to Astroworld. That big amusement park that sat right across the freeway from the 8th Wonder of the world (Astrodome), always made my brothers and I smile.

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Good Things Comes to Those Who Wait Houston Texans Has a Great 2018 NFL Draft

I am a firm believer in good things comes to those who wait and evidently, the Houston Texans believe the same thing. Their first draft picks came on the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft (Round 3 pick 68, 80, and 98) and the Texans did an excellent job of selecting needs of the franchise.

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Avoidance: Houston Texans Hope to Stay Healthy In 2018

Are you ready for some football? Well not yet. There are still five months to go before NFL Kickoff 2018, but if you are a die-hard Texans fan, you have every reason to be excited. Houston held their off-season media interviews with players such as WR Deandre Hopkins, QB Deshaun Watson, LB Whitney Mercilus, S Tyrann Mathieu and DE J.J. Watt. Coming off an injury riddled season that led to a 4-12 record, the Texans look to bounce back stronger than ever this year.

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Second Wind: Houston Rockets Prepare for the 2018 NBA Playoffs

Ask any distance runner what sets them apart from any other athlete and they will give you the same answer over and over. “I knew I could complete the race when my second wind kicked in,” most would reiterate. Second wind is defined as a new strength or energy to continue something that is an effort.

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Groundhog Day: Astros Continue Their Winning Ways On Ring Ceremony Night

In 1993, a movie came out about a weatherman who was sent to cover an annual Groundhog Day ceremony. A crowd gathers and waits for the groundhog to come out and predict the weather for the next six weeks. In the movie, the weatherman keeps reliving the same day over and over again.

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