Some observations from Houston 

May, 19, 2006
Houston tops my list of Cities Traveled To Most Often Without Writing About a Local Athlete. It started normally: I was first here in 2002 writing about Lance Berkman, back in my baseball-writer days. (Thank God those are over. I'd lose sleep blogging opposite Olney.) But then the next time I was here was for a story on Dante Hall, who lives here in the offseason. Then, a feature a year ago on former NFLer Broderick Thomas' battles with depression and suicide. I was also here two weeks ago working on an upcoming ESPN The Magazine feature on another NFL player who happens to call Houston his offseason home.

Now, I am here writing a Magazine feature on a Houston Texan, for once. I will be here again in two weeks to continue work on the same story.