MLB.com Correspondent Alyson Footer (1:26) talks Astros, World Baseball Classic & her brushes with Bill Murray, John Cusack & Eddie Vedder. Is it too early to think about resting Rockets' players? Robert & R.G. (23:53) look at some tough decisions with James Harden's MVP push & the playoffs looming. Should the Rockets be getting more out of Lou Williams and, if you're Tony Romo, do you pick the Texans or Broncos? We debate those topics. Plus, we look at the Houston angles to the March Madness & the Sweet 16 field.
What was it like playing with Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Gil Hodges, Joe Morgan, Dusty Baker & Larry Dierker? Aspromonte tells us about the legends he crossed paths with & shares his thoughts on the current Astros. Aspromonte also explains why he got a letter from First Lady Jackie Kennedy & why Astros fans brought him tons of spaghetti. Plus, he talks Judge Roy Hofheinz, keeping the Astrodome & playing with a country music superstar's dad.
What was it like playing with Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan & Larry Dierker? Original Colt 45 & Astro Bob Aspromonte (31:00) tells us about the legends he crossed paths with & shares his thoughts on the current Astros. Aspromonte also explains why he got a letter from First Lady Jackie Kennedy. What can a focused Rockets defense & James Harden do in the playoffs? Robert & R.G. (1:30) look at the new Western Conference playoff picture, the Texans in Romo Limbo, March Madness & Spring Training.
What was like to play with Hakeem Olajuwon & win a championship with Michael Jordan? How did it feel to win a title at Louisville & what did he learn from Coach Denny Crum? How did he handle guarding Larry Bird, James Worthy & Dominique Wilkins? McCray remembers setting up Ralph Sampson for the miracle shot that sent the Rockets to the NBA Finals. He talks about John Lucas' drug problems & playing with 'Dr. Dunkenstein' Darrell Griffith. We ask him about his relationship with Clyde Drexler & he looks back at Phi Slama Jama vs. the Doctors of Dunk.
We've got a 50 minute conversation with ex-Rocket Rodney McCray, who was a huge part of the '86 Finals run. McCray (22:26) shares stories about Hakeem, the Sampson miracle shot, John Lucas, Larry Bird, James Worthy, 'Dr. Dunkenstein' Darrell Griffith, Denny Crum & Michael Jordan. Are the Spurs a bad match-up for the Rockets? Robert & R.G. (1:40) look back at an important week in the Rockets playoff race, talk Jay Cutler's interest in the Texans & hit on early Astros Spring Training story-lines. Plus, Daryl Morey (1:13:15) talks to Zach Lowe & Carlos Beltran (1:15:24) talks to Buster Olney.
Sports Exchange Rockets Beat Writer Moisekapenda Bower is our guest this week. Can Lou Williams take some of the work load off Harden & Ariza? We ask Bower (1:15) about the ways Lou can help, Capela's importance, the ideal 1st round playoff match-up, defensive issues & Magic Johnson's new position with the Lakers. Should the Texans focus on getting a right tackle in NFL Free Agency? Robert & R.G. (27:11) look at Buoye's free agency, a new national ranking for the Astros & if the Oscars reminded us of the year in sports.
The former Tomball Cougar quarterback won the Heisman Trophy for Division 2 football. We caught up with him at the NFL Regional Combine in Houston, where he was hoping to impress scouts. Can a 5'11 QB from Colorado School of Mines defy the odds & get on an NFL roster? Justin what qualities he hopes impress NFL scouts, what pushed him to greatness & who he models his game after.