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Robert Land hosts the most comprehensive podcast on the Houston sports scene. Since 2013, he’s interviewed Houston's most recognizable players, coaches and media. He brings 3 decades in sports television, 3 Regional Emmy Awards and a lifelong passion for Houston sports. Subscribe on Spotify, iTun…

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    Episode 574: Ep. 574: Verlander's back! | Texans with a shocking win | Special Guest SportsRadio 610's Shaun Bijani

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 83:47

    We celebrate Justin Verlander's shocking return to the Astros and an even more shocking win by the Texans.  SportsRadio 610's Shaun Bijani joins Host Robert Land to figure out how the Astros rotation might come together with Verlander.  Does a starting pitcher need to be dealt and who might surprise us if they're out of the rotation.  Plus, who replaces Correa and should Brantley be platooned this year?  We'll get Bijani's thoughts on the Astros offseason, the Texans 1st win since the opener and the excitement for his UH Cougars.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 573: Ep. 573: Texas vs. Titans Preview with Titans Insider Davey Hudson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 19:01

    Is David Quessenberry actually helping the Titans this year?  Tennessee Titans Insider Davey Hudson from the Bleav in Titans podcast joins Host Robert Land to look at the Texans matchup with Tennessee this week.  Hudson hits on what roll former Texans D'Onta Foreman and Randy Bullock are playing and what former Texan DC Mike Vrabel has brought to Tennessee.  Robert also asks Hudson if the Titans can pull off a playoff run without Derrick Henry.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 572: Ep. 572: What offseason mistake is killing Rockets? | Should the Astros sign a centerfielder?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 54:41

    Did Rockets' GM Rafael Stone mess up the development of his players with a major mistake over the offseason?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at why KJ Martin and Alperen Sengun can't see more minutes.  We also wonder if Jalen Green can turn into a superstar based on what we're seeing early on.  Should the Astros sign CF Starling Marte or are they hurting the development of Jake Meyers?  Plus, the Coogs are heading to the AAC Championship game just as the basketball team is getting revved up.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 572: Ep. 572: What offseason mistake is killing Rockets? | Should the Astros sign a centerfielder?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 54:41

    Did Rockets' GM Rafael Stone mess up the development of his players with a major mistake over the offseason?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at why KJ Martin and Alperen Sengun can't see more minutes.  We also wonder if Jalen Green can turn into a superstar based on what we're seeing early on.  Should the Astros sign CF Starling Marte or are they hurting the development of Jake Meyers?  Plus, the Coogs are heading to the AAC Championship game just as the basketball team is getting revved up.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 571: Ep. 571: MLB.com Correspondent Alyson Footer (on Correa, Verlander, Strom and MLB CBA)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 21:59

    Is there any hope to re-sign Carlos Correa or Justin Verlander?  MLB.com correspondent Alyson Footer joins Host Robert Land to discuss the latest on Correa and Verlander's Free Agency.  Why was Alex Bregman playing in the playoffs if he needs wrist surgery?  Footer wonders if that question should've been asked and what rule changes we could see (and she wants to see) with a new CBA.  Plus, we ask her if Brent Strom was pushed out or left the Astros on his own.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 571: Ep. 570: Who replaces Correa? | Rockets getting better? | Texans lose 8th straight

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 52:08

    Who are the candidates to replace Correa?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at what free agent shortstops are available and what could be the real reason Brent Strom is leaving the Astros.  What numbers jump out with the Rockets early in the season?  We look at Christian Wood's improvement, the best position on the team and what's made Jalen Green's minutes so poor.  Plus, we dissect Tyrod Taylor's return to the Texans after their 8th straight loss.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 570: Ep. 569: Astros lose World Series | Why Texans got Deshaun right | Silas with major lineup changes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 42:55

    Is this the end of the Astros era? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr discuss Game 6 and wonder where the franchise goes from here.  Did the Texans make the right move by not dealing Deshaun at the deadline?  We discuss that decision and Caserio's trade of Charles Omenihu.  Plus, the Rockets make a major change to their lineup... finally!We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 569: Ep. 568: Huge Astros comeback forces Game 6 | Texans latest clunker | UH gets crazy last second win

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 48:11

    What were the key plays, players and moments from the Astros up and down World Series weekend? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at Game 3, 4 and 5.  How does the pitching staff look headed to Game 6 and which Astros are due for a breakout game.  We also look at yet another Texans disaster.  It's our weekly breakdown of Davis Mills and the issues on offense.  Plus, we get in a good football mood with a UH's huge win over SMU.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 568: Ep. 567: Astros tie World Series 1-1 | Is it time to bench Bregman?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 29:08

    What did Dusty Baker and James Click that set up success for the Astros in Game 2?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at the key moments from the Astros 1st win at home in the World Series in 6 games.  Is it time to bench Bregman?  Robert asks a tough question nobody wants to ask.  Plus, we preview the Texans, Longhorns and Coogs' big games this weekend.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 567: Ep. 566: Astros World Series Game 1 Post | Framber struggles | Jalen Green being like Mike

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 23:40

    Charlie Morton gets hurt but the Astros can't take advantage in the 1st game of the World Series.  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr discuss which Astros need to get things going and what, if any, positives we can take away from this one.  Plus, the Rockets start off the season 1-3 but Jalen Green has already given us some hope.  We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 566: Ep. 565: Astros headed to the World Series! | Texans crushed by JJ Watt and Nuk Hopkins

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 47:09

    Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr celebrate another Astros trip to the World Series.  Who were the heroes in the clincher against the Red Sox and what are the storylines in the World Series?  We also give some much needed love to Dusty Baker and Martin Maldonado.  Plus, it's yet another pathetic offensive performance by the Texans.  Can we find positives?  We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 565: Ep. 564: Framber's legendary performance | Are the Texans preparing dumb Deshaun trade? | Overrated Kevin Porter Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 34:55

    How awesome was Framber's performance in Game 5?  Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at how Framber, Yordan and Altuve led the Astros to within one game of their 3rd World Series in the last 5 years.  We also wonder if the Texans are preparing to make another awful move, potentially trading Deshaun in the next few days.  Plus, is Kevin Porter Jr. going to kill any hope for the Rockets to be competitive in games this season?We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 564: Ep. 563: Clutch Castro ignites Astros in ALCS | Bye Bye Mercilus

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 33:05

    Did aliens sneak down to earth and replace Jason Castro with Lance Berkman?  Robert Land and Stephen Kerr celebrate a massive win for the Astros and hit on why it may count for 2 wins.  Who were the unsung heroes in this game and who needs to step up if the Astros are going to win this series?  We break it all down and preview the Texans game this week.  Plus, we say goodbye to another Bill O'Brien mistake.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 563: Ep. 562: Another crappy Texans road loss | UT loses another tough one

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 38:12

    Could we find any positives from another Texans blowout?  Robert Land and Stephen Kerr grade out Davis Mills, wonder why the Texans won't play Tytus at tackle and look at another Caserio boneheaded trade. Who did we make as this week's Offensive and Defensive MVP?  We hand out our trophies.  Plus, the Aggies took care of business but what happened to the Longhorns?We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 562: Ep. 561: Astros lose Luis Garcia and Game 2 | Are World Series hopes in jeopardy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 26:47

    How can the Astros win the Red Sox series without Luis Garcia and Lance McCullers?  Robert Land and Stephen Kerr try to find a path to the World Series without 2 of their 4 starting pitchers.  We look at a frustrating set of events that left the Astros bankrolling a great starting pitching staff which hasn't taken the field.  Plus, we hit on an under the radar story on a crucial Astro piece who may not be back next year.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 561: Ep. 560: Astros crush White Sox, advance to ALCS! | Naming our Rockets starters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 41:56

    We celebrate a 5th consecutive ALCS for the Astros.  How did they finish off the White Sox on the way to a 3-1 series win?  Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at the decision to start McCullers, Yimi and Maton's surprising performances, the juggernaut offense and what has excited about facing the Red Sox in the ALCS. Plus, what has us concerned about the Rockets recent preseason performance?  Who's not living up to their potential and who should be the starters to begin the season?  We may surprise you.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 560: Ep. 559: Dusty's with terrible decisions | Culley screws up great Davis Mills performance

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 64:31

    Could Dusty Baker's weird pitching moves hurt the Astros beyond Game 3?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr explain why Dusty may have turned a 4 game series into a 5 game series or worse.  Meanwhile, David Culley undermines a shocking and magnificent performance by Davis Mills.  What did Culley do to mess up a well-coached game by Lovie Smith and Tim Kelly?  We break down the Patriots frustrating loss and hand out our Texan Defensive and Offensive MVP's this week.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 559: Ep. 558: Astros-White Sox Game 1 Postgame Show | McCullers, Yordan lead the way

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 25:53

    Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr show some love to Lance McCullers, Yordan Alvarez, Jake Meyers and Michael Brantley after a picture perfect start to the ALDS.  Were there any Astros who made us nervous?  We break it all down from Game 1.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 558: Ep. 557: ALDS Astros-White Sox Preview | Rockets show potential in 1st preseason game | Texans-Patriots Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 54:48

    Where do the Astros have an advantage over the White Sox?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr bring in the former longtime Astros Broadcaster Greg Lucas to look at the ALDS matchup.  Can the Astros pitching compete with the White Sox?  What's the forgotten story behind the Tony LaRussa-Dusty Baker chess match?  Who should start in centerfield?  Lucas helps us dissect it all and we share takeaways from the Rockets 1st preseason game.  Plus, Stephen and Robert look at this week's Texans-Patriots game.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 557: Ep. 556: Davis Mills and Texans offense look pathetic | Big wins for UH and UT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 33:19

    How did the wheels fall off the Texans offense?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr try to decipher how much to blame Davis Mills and how much to blame the O-Line, the receivers and Tim Kelly.  We break down the Bills debacle and show some love to one portion of the Texans team.  We also found one issue with the Texans hiding in place.  Plus, it was a fantastic weekend for the Cougars and Longhorns.  We discuss.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 556: Ep. 555: Who shouldn't be on the Astros postseason roster? | Coach John Wall? | Texans vs. Bills Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 45:29

    What does the Astros postseason roster look like? Who's in and who's out?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr have a surprise or 2 with how they'd construct the roster.  Should you bet on the Texans game this week?  We preview the Bills matchup and if there's a chance for a win.  Plus, the Rockets season is just one week away and we'll share our takes from Media Day and look at John Wall's new role with the organization. We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 555: Ep. 554: Davis Mills rough 1st NFL start | Panthers beat the Texans | Why is Culley so conservative?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 31:14

    Did QB Davis Mills show potential in his 1st NFL start?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr dissect Mills and a banged up Texans' offense after their 2nd loss of the season.  Who looked good and bad with the young Texan players and is there hope for wins without Tyrod Taylor?  We also look at another strange decision by Coach David Culley.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 554: Ep. 553: Our Astros 2021 Regular Season Awards | Previewing Texans vs. Panthers (fixed audio version)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 55:32

    Who's the Astros season MVP & their Pitcher of the Year?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr give out their Astros 2021 regular season awards, including Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year.  Stephen takes us from the present to the past with our favorite weekly segment, 'This Week in Astros History'.  Plus, we preview the Texans' Thursday night game with the Carolina Panthers.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 552: Ep. 552: Tyrod injury spoils Texans mojo | Culley pulls an O'Brien | Celebrating 8 years of podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 49:59

    Where did the wheels fall off the Texans victory bus this week? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at a host of injuries, penalties and missed tackles in a frustrating loss in Cleveland.  How did QB Davis Mills look in his first action and maybe why we shouldn't just him so harshly.  Plus, our podcast celebrates a milestone so we break out the bubbly.  We also remind you about an important sports documentary airing this week you should watch.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 551: Ep. 551: Red hot Bregman and Tucker | Can the Rockets deal John Wall? | Texans preview with Browns Insider Jeff Lloyd

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 51:22

    What's worth watching in the last 15 Astros games?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at Bregman and Tucker's hot bats and where Greinke needs to be in the postseason rotation.  We also look back in our weekly segment 'This Week in Astros History'.  Plus, can the Rockets find a place to dump John Wall?  We consider the options and preview the Texans game with Locked on Browns podcast Host Jeff Lloyd.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 550: Ep. 550: Texans crush Jags, shock Houston! | UH Cougars hit the big time, join Big 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 49:23

    How did the Texans blow out Jacksonville in their season opener? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr break it down.  We discuss Tyrod's Deshaun-like debut, interceptions on defense and some big plays offensively.  Plus, we tell you why the city of Houston should be excited about the UH Cougars announcement Friday.  What makes the Big 12 exciting for the Coogs?  We'll explain.  Plus, we look back at a bad Longhorns' loss & one of the coolest stories in sports this year.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 549: Ep. 549: Texans vs. Jaguars Preview (with Jags' Insider James Johnson) | Early thoughts on Trevor Lawrence and Urban Meyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 26:34


    Host Robert Land is joined by Jacksonville Jaguars' Insider James Johnson, the Host of the Bleav in the Jacksonville Jaguars podcast on the Bleav podcast network.  Johnson tells us what he's seen from their much hyped QB Trevor Lawrence and new Head Coach Urban Meyer.  Where are the weaknesses the Texans could potentially attack with the revamped Jags' offense and defense?  We ask Johnson about the new personnel and how much confidence he has in where their franchise is headed.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast


    Episode 548: Ep. 548: Is an Astros Championship realistic? | How the Texans can beat the Jags | UH to the Big 12!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 67:50

    Are the Astros really ready for a Championship run?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr question if the Astros have what it takes.  We answer some true/false on James Click, Ryne Stanek and hitting in the clutch.  We also look into what it'll take for the Texans to surprise the Jaguars with a Week 1 win and delve into Caserio's odd offseason.  Plus, UH Cougars Insider Dustin Rensink (host of the Scott & Holman Pawdcast) joins us on a massive week for the Coogs' program.  What's the potential move to the Big 12 mean and is Holgerson getting closer to the chopping block?We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 547: Ep. 547: Bregman's Back! | Texans making trades | How to keep Correa in Houston

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 51:44


    How can the Astros keep Correa from leaving Houston? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr give a path for keeping Correa and welcome back Bregman, Tucker and Marwin.  Plus, we speak truth to Greinke's playoff potential.  Did the Texans show who they really are?  We look at their poor performance against Tom Brady and the defending champions and give our thoughts on trader Caserio after a busy week of wheeling and dealing.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast


    Episode 546: Ep. 546: How Lovie is changing Texans defense | Greinke is underrated | Fun dates on Rockets schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 44:52

    How is Lovie Smith changing the Texans defense?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr are amazed at the new look takeaway happy defense and are disappointed in Davis Mills.  We also hit on the running game and a couple of surprising early cuts.  Does Greinke get the proper respect?  We share some numbers that could surprise you and go through another frustrating week against bad teams.  Plus, the Rockets schedule is out and there are some key dates to look out for. We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 545: Ep. 545: Dissecting the undefeated Texans! | Jake Meyers Mania | Who's in the Rockets' rotation?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 50:26

    What did we find out from our 1st glimpse at new QB Davis Mills? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr have observations on the new look Texans after their preseason win over Green Bay.  Is Jake Meyers the heir apparent to George Springer or is he a Jake Marisnick clone?  We look at his breakout game, Altuve's struggles on the road and Correa's potential contract.  Who will be in the Rockets early season rotation?  We break down their potential Top 10 and which rookies will be left out.  Plus, why we love Usman Garuba and the loss of a UH legend way too soon.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 544: Ep. 544: Rockets Summer League Excitement | Astros Summer Doldrums | Olympic Tears

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 64:26

    Why are we so excited about the Rockets in July?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr have happy observations about Jalen Green, Alperen Sengun and Josh Christopher from their 1st Summer League game.  Plus, we ask who the real Astros ace pitcher is, wonder why Billy Wagner isn't in Hall of Fame discussion and remember J.R. Richard.  We also look back at all the tears for the NFL Hall of Fame weekend and at the Olympics - where we find a few Houston angles.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 543: Ep. 543: Remembering Astros Pitcher J.R. Richard (Listening back to our interview with the legend)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 22:55

    With the passing of Houston Astros pitching legend J.R. Richard this week, Host Robert Land shares his conversation with Richard a few years ago. Richard remembers striking out Willie Mays 3 times in his very 1st Astros, his high school basketball days, his feelings towards the Astros organization and so much more. Plus, Houston Post and Chronicle reporter Kenny Hand describes what it was like to find out J.R. Richard was homeless and Richard's close friend Enos Cabell explains what it was like to watch him pitch.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Tunein app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 542: Ep. 542: Astros deal Myles Straw | Rockets sign Daniel Theis | Dodgers Hate | Caserio's best move

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 57:48

    Did Click make a mistake in trading Myles Straw?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr wonder if Jake Meyers is the best centerfielder for the future.  Plus, our concerns about Pedro Baez, Alex Bregman and the new Dodgers rivalry.  Is signing Daniel Theis and not Kelly Olynyk good for the Rockets and do we finally like a Nick Caserio move?  We look at the Rockets huge week, the opening of Texans Camp and give some love to a few Houston Olympic heroes.We're brought to you by BetUS.com.  Use our exclusive promo code 'HST125' to redeem a 125% sign up bonus on your initial $100 deposit.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast or Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 541: Ep. 541 Dissecting the Rockets draft picks (with David Hardisty)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 50:20

    What did the Rockets come away with in their 4 draft picks?  ClutchFans.net Founder David Hardisty joins Host Robert Land to break down their most excited draft in 20 years.  Hardisty explains why he would've chose Evan Mobley at #2 and why Sengun can be great or maybe a bust.  Plus, he goes crazy over the 1st player with Nigerian roots since Hakeem.  We also also Hardisty what will happen with John Wall, Eric Gordon and who's the Rockets starting 5 this season.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 540: Ep. 540: Astros trade for 2 major bullpen arms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 35:47

    Did James Click fix the Astros bullpen?  Longtime Astros Broadcaster Greg Lucas joins Host Robert Land to look at the Kendall Graveman and Yimi Garcia deals.  Are there any holes left on the Astros roster?  We'll hit on any major concerns, Aledmys Diaz's return and how the starting pitchers might line up in the postseason.  Plus, we'll look at rough week for Simone Biles and address her critics.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 539: Ep. 539: Terrible Casserio trade | Somebody broke Framber | Longhorns in the SEC? | Olympics fun

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 48:51

    What's wrong with Framber Valdez?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at the Astros week, another bad Caserio trade, Deshaun reporting to Training Camp and the Longhorns surprise move to the SEC.  Plus, we wrap up the NBA Finals and get in our last thoughts before the Rockets make their biggest draft pick in 2 decades.  Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 538: Ep. 538: Should the Rockets trade for Cade? | Astros offensive struggles | Is Chris Paul choking in NBA Finals?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 44:00


    Should the Rockets trade up to the #1 pick in the draft to grab Cade Cunningham?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr ask how much is too much to give up for one slot.  Should the Astros deal for Max Scherzer and should we be concerned about their offensive struggles?  We hit on the Astros big picture as they approach the trade deadline.  Is Chris Paul choking in the NBA Finals and what sports figure passed away this week that had a massive impact on Houston sports and the world in general?Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.netfor questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast


    Episode 537: Ep. 537: Altuve punks the Yankees again! | 4 Relievers Astros should go after | Scott Foster still killing CP3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 40:45

    Was there a more fun and satisfying regular season win over the last decade for the Astros than Sunday  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr go shirtless in honor of Altuve.  Plus, Framber's struggling, Gerrit Cole rubs it in our face and we give you 4 relief pitchers the Astros should deal for at the deadline.  We also look at the death of one of the Texans best coaches ever and a member of Luv Ya Blue.  Can Giannis drag the Bucks to a title and is Novak Djokavic the best tennis player ever?  We look back at a big sports week.Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 536: Ep. 536: Which Astros player is taken for granted? | Is George Springer missed? | Can Chris Paul beat PJ Tucker?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 45:16


    Which Astros player is taken for granted the most and which ex Astro might be missed in the clubhouse this year?  Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at an up and down week for the Astros and wonder if they had an All-Star snubs.  What NBA Finals player will be walking around with a symbol every game in the finals of his departure from Houston?  We'll get into the ex Rockets still alive for a title and make our NBA Finals prediction.  Plus, the Rice Owls lost a football legend this week.  Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast


    Episode 535: Ep. 535: Who should the Rockets draft at #2? | AJ Hinch owns the Astros

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 48:59

    Who should the Rockets draft with the 2nd pick? Should they grab Mobley, Green or Suggs? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at the options and look back on Hakeem's clutch shot in the draft. How can the Astros improve their bullpen and is there hope in the minors? We discuss the options and some comebacks that can help their roster soon. Plus, we laugh at Gerrit Cole's downfall with the Yankees and celebrate all the Houston area athletes headed to the Olympics, including the great Simone Biles and comeback of Cat Oesterman. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 534: Ep. 534: Sugar Land Skeeters Voice Gerald Sanchez (on Astros hot prospects)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 30:18

    Which Sugar Land Skeeters could help the Astros this year and in the future? Gerald Sanchez, voice of the Astros Triple A team, joins Host Robert Land and has the latest on outfield prospects Jake Meyers, Jose Siri and J.J. Matijevic, along with potential pitchers who could help the Astros in 2021. We also ask Sanchez how making Sugar Land the Astros Triple A affiliate has helped the organization and what's changed about the ballpark with the move to Triple A. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 533: Ep. 533: What makes the Astros Giant killers? | Which former Rocket will win an NBA title?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 42:49

    Why could the Astros be perfectly set up for a huge 2nd half of the season? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr give you numbers which portend very well for the Astros season and why they have been in giant killers in the last month. We also get into the former Rockets' players with a chance to win a title and why this postseason is making GM Rafael Stone look smarter and smarter. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 532: Ep. 532: Astros go to a 6 man rotation | Can Brooklyn help the Rockets future?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 36:38

    Are there any minuses with the Astros going to a 6 man rotation? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr on adding back in McCullers, a new nickname for Brantley and Yuli's legacy as an Astros 1st baseman. Plus, we finally show some love for Myles Straw and we share our memories of the Rockets 2nd championship. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 531: Ep. 531: Rice Owls Insider Matthew Bartlett (on ex Astros OF Jose Cruz Jr. taking over Owls baseball program)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 12:38

    Did the Rice Owls make a mistake by skipping over Lance Berkman and hiring Jose Cruz Jr.? Rice Owls Insider Matthew Bartlett (AtTheRoost.com and the Roost Podcast) joins Host Robert Land to look at where the Owls are with their new coach. We ask Bartlett how far the Owls' program has slipped since the legendary Wayne Graham left. Plus, we remember a Rice Owl football icon and NFL Pro Bowler who recently passed away. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 530: Ep. 530: Special Preview of Neighbors Don't Knock with Actor Kevin Cooney

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 70:38


    In this one, we give you a special preview of the podcast 'Neighbors Don't Knock' hosted by Robert Land's friend, the extremely talented local actor Brian Chambers. Brian and his co-host Philip Goughary interview the talented character actor Kevin Cooney about his life and career. You'll know Kevin from film classics like Dead Poet’s Society, Austin Powers, Dead Man Walking, Legally Blonde and Independence Day or TV shows Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Will & Grace and Scrubs. He tells stories about working with Tom Hanks and Warren Beatty. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast


    Episode 529: Ep. 529: Time to trade Astros starting pitcher? | Rockets icon fired | Hakeem to the rescue

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 48:52

    Should the Astros deal Odorizzi? Which Astros starter should be on the hot seat? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr debate a couple key decisions looming as the Astros approach the midway point of the season. We look back at the careers of 2 Astros who passed away this week. Can Hakeem be a good luck charm? We hit on the latest Rockets news, including Matt Bullard's ouster. Plus, the NBA playoffs is loaded with fun matchups (with former Rockets) in Round 2. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 528: Ep. 528: Astros Bullpen or Bullsh** | Dusty's Dumbfounding Decision | Astros Legend turns Head Coach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 46:26


    How do you repair this leaky Astros Bullpen? Who needs to be replaced and what does James Click need to do? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at another rough week for the relievers, explore Dusty's Dumbfounding Decision of the Week and find a few silver linings on the pitching staff. We also talk about Lance Berkman's new job, the passing of Hakeem's nemesis Mark Eaton and how the ex-Rockets are faring in the NBA playoffs. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast


    Episode 527: Ep. 527: Astros punked by the Rangers | Guest Kenny Hand on Phil Mickelson | Are the Dodgers sign stealing, too?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 52:43


    Look who's getting accused of stealing signs this week. Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr wonder if the Astros finally have evidence that one of their biggest accusers are also part of the problem. We look back on a rough weekend with the Rangers, the starting pitching inconsistencies, Jason Castro's shocking season, Yordan's slump and the tough schedule coming up. Plus, Houston sports media legend Kenny Hand joins us to look back at Phil Mickelson's magical weekend. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast


    Episode 526: Ep. 526: ClutchFans.net Founder David Hardisty (on Rudy T, Bill Worrell and Kevin Porter Jr.)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 53:21

    What's the future of Kevin Porter, Christian Wood and K.J. Martin? ClutchFans.net Founder David Hardisty joins Host Robert Land to assess some of the young Rockets talent and see which 1st round sleepers he's high on as we look forward to the draft. Should Robert Horry be in the Hall of Fame? Hardisty tells us if he agrees with Rudy T. Plus, we ask him about the impact Bill Worrell left and what Rafael Stone should do about Kelly Olynyk's contract. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

    Episode 525: Will Framber be back soon? | Celebrating Rudy T in the Hall | Saying Goodbye to Bill Worrell

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 63:02

    Which Astros pitchers are coming back soon? Hosts Robert Land and Stephen Kerr look at a near perfect week for the Astros. We hit on Lance McCullers' new pitch, Kyle Tucker's changing luck, Yuli's incredible play and the most under the radar Astro. Plus, we wrap up the Rockets season and wonder if Rudy T should be pushing for Robert Horry in the Hall of Fame. It's also a sad goodbye for one of Houston's most iconic voices, Bill Worrell. Subscribe to us on Spotify, Apple, the Google podcast app or the Stitcher app. Email Info@HoustonSportsTalk.net for questions, suggestions or comments. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @HSTPodcast

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