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Chris Baldwin

CultureMap Network News Director/Managing Editor Houston

In his more than 15-year journalism career, Chris Baldwin has worked at traditional newspapers and online publications, covering everything from the World Series to New York City politicians to Justin Timberlake. Baldwin helped guide WorldGolf.com from a near-startup to an established, respected brand that drew 3.5 million unique reader hits per month and recognition from the New York Times. He's even more excited by the possibilities of CultureMap and being part of a daily digital magazine that presents a unique, intelligent, provocative, needed voice on the community he loves.

Baldwin went to Michigan State before the Spartans got really good in basketball and he credits Michigan Journalism Hall of Famer Gloria Olman with teaching him to always write the truth, fearlessly. He won six national Associated Press Sports Editor awards in six years at the Asbury Park Press (NJ) before moving into the online world.

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Astros Hire Deemed The Worst

The Worst Manager in a decade: A.J. Hinch gets a damning report, but Astros GM Jeff Luhnow is unfazed

By Chris Baldwin

A.J. Hinch comes out saying all the right things as the Houston Astros new manager.  He harps about winning, talks about wanting to shock the world and even works ...


J.J. Watt Shows Dez Bryant

J.J. Watt shows Dez Bryant how to yell at teammates: Bill O'Brien's fierce leadership school transforms the Texans

By Chris Baldwin

Bill O'Brien marches back into the locker room, having beaten his best coaching friend's team in one of those most determined man wins NFL games. O'Brien's ...


J.J. Watt Makes NFL MVP Case

J.J. Watt completely loses his mind, makes NFL MVP case with otherworldly dominant performance

By Chris Baldwin

J.J. Watt certainly had his Wheaties Sunday morning. And then some. While the Houston Texans defensive game changer always looks like a man possessed, he took it to another ...


Texans Coach A Gambler

The Gambler: Bill O'Brien's bold play calls draw mad praise from a New York sports radio legend, defy local critics

By Chris Baldwin

Bill O’Brien is not The Mad Hatter.  The Houston Texans coach will never be confused with the zany, out-there Les Miles. O’Brien won’t be munching on any ...


A Death Rattled Texans QB

Rob Bironas death-rattled Ryan Fitzpatrick only shows he's human: Ryan Mallett buzz absurd — and worse than any Case Keenum talk

By Chris Baldwin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — An NFL reeling from tragedies of its own making  — ones produced by some of its muscular marvels heartlessly hitting and terrorizing women and children — felt the ...


DeAndre Hopkins Denied

DeAndre Hopkins makes the catch of the decade, earns Calvin Johnson envy — and it doesn't count

By Chris Baldwin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It's the stuff of fiction, the type of feat that's only supposed to be possible in comic books. Heck, the Madden video game designers ...


Injury Woes

Arian Foster's absence puts major pressure on Ryan Fitzpatrick: Bill O'Brien's formula to be severely tested

By Chris Baldwin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.  — Arian Foster tested his tender hamstring in the pregame gloom enveloping the New York Giants' stadium, but the tendon can carry the Houston Texans' offense no ...


Arian Foster Underpaid

Arian Foster proves he's underpaid: With Adrian Peterson rightly out, Foster makes strong case he's No. 1 — no devaluing this

By Chris Baldwin

J.J. Watt is the $100 Million Man — and sudden touchdown tight end. Andre Johnson will make $10.5 million this season and he carries the Hall of Fame credentials ...


J.J. Watt Touchdown Machine

J.J. Watt turns into Jimmy Graham: Crazy touchdown play shows Bill O'Brien's mischievous side

By Chris Baldwin

J.J. Watt always wanted a chance to go both ways. The hulking defensive end played tight end at Central Michigan after all — and No. 99 never doubted he still ...


J.J. Watt's New Nickname

J.J. Watt gets a ridiculous new nickname as Clowney injury ups the pressure and makes Swagg vital

By Chris Baldwin

D.J. Swearinger does everything all out — with a passion that can make an evangelical preacher look tame by comparison. The second-year Houston Texans safety just doesn't know when ...


Clowney's Scary Injury

Injury prone? Jadeveon Clowney knocked out 4 to 6 weeks with scary knee injury, extending freak run

By Chris Baldwin

As Jadeveon Clowney gingerly made his way off the field — drawing the attention of many concerned Texans — the No. 1 overall pick looked like he wanted to fight somebody. Clowney ...


Streaking

Game Changer: DeAndre Hopkins shows he's a pure big play force in Bill O'Brien's new Texans offense

By Chris Baldwin

The Houston Texans' new look offense was going nowhere — and then DeAndre happened. And suddenly, the game had changed. That's what a 76-yard touchdown pass out of nowhere can ...


Watt's $100 Million Celebration

J.J. Watt celebrates his $100 million contract with cleaning lady at empty facility, resists any bull impulses

By Chris Baldwin

There are all kinds of ways to celebrate a new mega million dollar sports contract. If you're former Houston Rocket Chandler Parsons, you go clubbing with a billionaire. If ...


J.J. Watt Gets $100 Million

Just due: J.J. Watt rightfully becomes highest paid defensive player in NFL after new mega contract

By Chris Baldwin

The worry and the wait's over. J.J. Watt's landed the new mega contract that will keep him in a Houston Texans uniform for a long time. Watt ...


Keenum Finds New Team

Case Keenum quickly snatched up by new team, proving his doubters wrong again — and leaving Texans questions

By Chris Baldwin

That didn't take long. One day after getting released by the Houston Texans in favor of Bill Belichick reject Ryan Mallett, Case Keenum's found a new NFL team ...


Keenum Deserved Better

Case Keenum deserved better from Bill O'Brien: Never given a real chance before Ryan Mallett panic move

By Chris Baldwin

In the end, Bill O'Brien gets another of his Chosen One Quarterbacks, adding Bill Belichick reject Ryan Mallett to strong-armed rookie Tom Savage. One thing's certain now: Ryan ...


UH & Levine Face Doubts

Whose nightmare? Tony Levine needs to reassert UH's identity after house of horrors new stadium opener

By Chris Baldwin

The first real "Whose house? Coogs' house!" rings out at 7 p.m. The familiar chant seems to take on special meaning as it travels around the University of Houston ...


Keenum Blows Off The Media

Case Keenum blows off the media, losing the postgame to Tom Savage on Andre Hal's dream Texans night

By Chris Baldwin

Tom Savage stands in front of a laundry basket in the still 75-man cramped Houston Texans locker room. The rookie quarterback is unshaven with a Texans hat covering his hair ...


Keenum & The Radio Boobs

Case Keenum never in danger of getting cut: 610 AM radio boobs frantically fuel USC worthy tall tale

By Chris Baldwin

As false narratives go it's not nearly as bad as USC cornerback Josh Shaw inventing a heroic rescue, but it's pretty pathetic in its own comical way nonetheless ...


Peyton Manning's Baby Tantrum

Peyton Manning exposed as a spoiled brat: Cry baby, F-Bomb dropping QB can't handle D.J. Swearinger's fight

By Chris Baldwin

Peyton Manning wants to come across as a tough guy, someone who's done being pushed around the way the Seattle Seahawks shoved and stomped him in the Super Bowl ...


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