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  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassador Chester Pitts at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille

    Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways

Off the Turf with Scurf: Connor Barwin, Marc Vandermeer

Posted by Nick Scurfield on August 4, 2012 – 1:02 pm

Episode seven of “Off the Turf with Scurf,” my weekly podcast here on HoustonTexans.com, features Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin and play-by-play announcer Marc Vandermeer.

Barwin, who led the Texans with 11.5 sacks in 2011, is entering his fourth season in the NFL. The 2009 second-round draft pick out of Cincinnati talks about the first week of training camp; entering his second year as an outside linebacker; the draining daily grind of camp; riding a bicycle to work and driving a Toyota Prius; the Texans’ wave of injury scares this week; a tweet he sent to defensive end J.J. Watt’s “semi-internet crush”; his active use of Twitter, which resulted in the Texans defense’s “Bulls on Parade” nickname and a local street artist painting a mural on the wall of his downtown apartment; whether he considers himself a hipster; showing up to camp with a “Gary Kubiak haircut”; how hard it was to let go of his old “Cosmo Kramer” hairstyle; which NFL tight end he would compare himself to; his career as a walk-on basketball player at Cincinnati, including the infamous game in which he shut down Greg Oden; how he was born deaf; his thoughts on playing in a contract year; the extra work he put in this offseason; and how the Texans’ front seven has a collegiate feel.

Vandermeer, the “Voice of the Texans” since 2002 and the team’s new director of radio broadcasting, discusses the excitement level at training camp compared to years past; his new role with the Texans; the upcoming lineup of Texans Radio programming; impressions from the first week of camp; specific players who have impressed him; what Barwin might be capable of in 2012; what it was like to see the Texans finally make the playoffs last season; the art of broadcasting, including how he prepares for games and whether he practices making calls in front of the mirror; his thoughts on Andre Johnson, whom he also covered at the University of Miami; and what he’s looking to see in the Texans’ first preseason game at Carolina next Saturday.

Thanks for listening. Link

OTWS archive
Episode One: J.J. Watt, Wade Phillips
Episode Two: Duane Brown, Paul Kuharsky
Episode Three: Whitney Mercilus, Keith Gilmore
Episode Four: Case Keenum, Jerrry Rhome
Episode Five: Matt Schaub, Geoff Kaplan
Episode Six: James Casey
Episode Seven: Connor Barwin, Marc Vandermeer


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