HTX Super Season 2013

The Houston Texans are the most talked about sports team in the city — and it's not even close. And one of the single most talked about things period. With young budding superstars like J.J. Watt and Arian Foster, much-debated quarterback Matt Schaub and big free agent addition Ed Reed, Houston is clearly in its Super Bowl window. In this exclusive series, CultureMap takes readers inside the city's most compelling daily drama and tells all the most important stories on the field and off.

From the first day of training camp through the run for the NFL's historic Super Bowl in New York, CultureMap will bring you inside the locker room, around the best tailgates and out to the hottest off-the-field events. Experienced sports writer Chris Baldwin will be on the road with the team and the country's most prominent society writer Shelby Hodge will at the team parties. And that's just part of the extensive coverage.

Case Keenum excited Texans

Fair is fair: Case Keenum deserves to be frontrunner for No. 2 QB job now

By Chris Baldwin - August 18th, 2013

The ball hits Keshawn Martin in the hands right when the wide receiver cuts open, right when he needs it. Recalling the play — a 22-yard gain that kick starts a touchdown drive — the Houston Texans second-year wideout breaks into a smile. That ...

Ryan Tannehill Texans pressure

Ryan Tannehill is no Johnny Manziel, no Colin Kaepernick: And Miami is thrilled by that

By MoiseKapenda Bower - August 18th, 2013

Given the exploits of his successor in College Station — a certain Johnny Football — former Texas A&M University quarterback Ryan Tannehill should be accustomed to being unheralded and overshadowed. He is, after all, bereft of a snazzy nickname. As he enters his ...