Brian T. Smith, Houston Chronicle

Brian T. Smith

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Recent articles by Brian:

Smith: Deshaun Watson's NFL return an all-around disappointment

In his ballyhooed return, Deshaun Watson barely made a difference on a painful and embarrassing Sunday for the Browns, the Texans and the NFL. → Read More

Texans vs. Browns updates: WR Brandin Cooks among inactives Sunday

Lve updates and analysis Sunday from NRG Stadium as the Texans host the Cleveland Browns in Deshaun Watson's return to Houston and an 11-game NFL suspension. → Read More

Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns: Week 13 predictions

The Houston Chronicle's football writers and columnists make their predictions for the Texans' Week 13 game against the Cleveland Browns and Deshaun Watson. → Read More

Smith: Texans, please win your '2022 Super Bowl' vs. the quitter, Deshaun Watson

This is really the only game that matters for Houston as the disgraced quarterback who... → Read More

College football playoff: Expanding to 12 teams the right move

The 12-team field that was approved to start in the 2024 season may not be perfect but it is far better than current system and should open the tile competition. → Read More

World Cup: Addictive 2022 event whets appetite for 2026

A U.S. win over the Netherlands would increase soccer fervor in America and Houston, where matches will be played in four years. → Read More

Houston Texans: Cal McNair should see changes are needed

Houston will likely have the top pick in the 2023 draft but franchise has other issues to... → Read More

Smith: As No. 1 awaits, a reminder of what Kelvin Sampson has built at UH

After winning the UH way for years, Kelvin Sampson is one poll away from coaching the best team in the country. → Read More

Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins predictions: Week 12

The Houston Chronicle's football writers and columnists make their predictions for the Texans' game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. → Read More

World Cup: Houston is ready for fast-approaching 2026 event

As soccer is on world stage in Qatar, Houston is getting ready to host games in 2026... → Read More

Houston Texans: No. 1 draft pick in sight amid tanking season

Houston won't admit it but Texans are already playing to get the first pick and won't... → Read More

Smith: Texans troubles start at top in pointless season

Houston's 1-8-1 season is as much on GM Nick Caserio as it is on the McNairs who write... → Read More

Smith: Stephen Silas still sees bright future for Rockets despite continuing losses

Houston is on track for worst record in NBA for a third consecutive season but coach... → Read More

Washington Commanders at Houston Texans predictions: Week 11

The Houston Chronicle's football writers and columnists make their predictions for the Texans' game Sunday against the Washington Commanders. → Read More

Smith: Who needs football when you have Big 12 basketball?

Conference has at least two Final Four contenders, five teams in top 25 and UH joining... → Read More

Smith: If this is goodbye for Justin Verlander, what a way to go

If Justin Verlander opts to leave Houston in free agency, he brought the city a pair of... → Read More

Houston Astros: GM void won't keep Jim Crane from making moves

As unorthodox as the current power structure is, the owner has often worked outside the box. → Read More

Texas A&M football: Jimbo Fisher's Ags are jumbo underachievers

The Aggies' 3-7 record makes their coach's $95 million contract look all the more absurd. → Read More

Houston Astros: In H-Town, the Astros have earned dynasty status

The criteria for a sports dynasty can stir national debate. But in Houston, one team has assumed unprecedented ownership of people's hearts. → Read More

Houston Astros: James Click saga shows team is all business

A celebratory Astros news conference was missing one key figure: GM James Click, who continues to be kept at arm's length by owner Jim Crane. → Read More