Brian Barefield

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Major Announcement

The Houston Roughnecks have exceeded all expectations in the XFL

Ok listen up because I have a major announcement to make. *Taps mic* “Football fans in the city of Houston and surrounding areas. The XFL Houston Roughnecks are good. I mean really good!” *Drops mic*

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Rockets Head Into All-Star Break With a Positive Mindset for the Future

When starting a new job, there is always a 90-day probation period that let employers evaluate employees and see if they are the right fit for the job. They look at everything from attendance to the ability to get along with co-workers. Not one thing is left out when an employer is determining permanent employment.

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Something to Cheer For

Roughnecks defeat the Wildcats in front of large home crowd.

In the song, “Welcome to Houston” by famous rapper Slim Thug. There are two lines that stand out by another famous rapper (Z-Ro) that encapsulates the mantra of the city. Midway through the song, Z-Ro bellows out these words with pride in his voice:

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XFL: Roughnecks Defeat the Wildcats

Roughnecks defeat the Wildcats in front of large home crowd.

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Houston Roughnecks 2020 XFL Season

Houston Roughnecks begin their 2020 XFL season on Saturday at TDECU Stadium.

“For The H”

Houston Roughnecks begin their 2020 XFL season on Saturday at TDECU Stadium

It has been almost a month since the Texans lost in the divisional round to the eventual Super Bowl champions, Kansas City Chiefs. Normally it would take a complete cycle of OTA’s and training camp for the football fans in Houston to get over the loss. Most fans would start looking over the list of free agents that would be available and hoping that new general manager and head coach Bill O’Brien would bring in players to improve the team. Anything to help pass the time until the first game of the 2020 NFL season.

Small Giants

Rockets Go On Winning Streak Using Small Ball

Houston Rockets go on winning streak using small ball.

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Rockets Trade Clint Capela, Gerald Green and Nene’ for Robert Covington and Jordan Bell

Houston – In a mega four-team trade that included 12-players, the Houston Rockets have parted ways with center Clint Capela, forward Gerald Green, and back-up center Nene’. The Rockets acquired forwards Robert Covington and Jordan Bell from the Minnesota Timberwolves along with the Atlanta Hawks 2024 second-round pick via the Golden State Warriors.

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Mamba Out

NBA Icon Kobe Bryant and eight other passengers pass away in early morning helicopter crash in California.

I remember it like it was yesterday. June 25, 2009, I was standing in the checkout line at the Shopette in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. In my basket were candy, chips, and other products I had been tasked to get for the rest of the soldiers that were in basic training with me. Was I supposed to be there? No. But we can talk about that at a later date. As I stood in line trying not to be seen by the drill sergeants, my eyes happened to catch a glance at what was being shown on the television. Pop Icon and music legend, Michael Jackson, had passed away due to health complications.

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Hustle Hard

Rockets get back to the basics during their current winning streak.

“We haven’t played well in a couple of weeks,” said Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers last Saturday. “The only way you can get out of it is to play hard, put your head down and go forward. We can get out of this.”

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