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Sports Monday: Texans Recap & Rockets in National TV Spotlight

In our weekly sports roundup: We’ll recap the Texans latest loss at Indianapolis and preview their final regular season home game against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this Sunday. And the Rockets are in the national spotlight this week, with games broadcast on ESPN against the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. They’re two of […]

In our weekly sports roundup: We’ll recap the Texans latest loss at Indianapolis and preview their final regular season home game against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this Sunday.

And the Rockets are in the national spotlight this week, with games broadcast on ESPN against the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. They’re two of six nationally televised Rockets games this month. Is that the star power of Dwight Howard, or are the matchups just the most interesting? How do networks like ESPN and TNT determine which games to show, and why is Houston getting more attention this season? (And thank goodness they are, so that 60% of Houston who normally can’t see them due to the CSN Houston carriage standoff, can).

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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