Mike Kerns

  • joined Dec 30, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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Mike is a University of Houston alum who is a dad and a financial accountant in his real job. He began writing about the Texans and the Rockets in 2007 for multiple media outlets and after a short sabbatical from writing has decided to get back in the game with House of Houston.

He hosts two sports podcasts, one for the Rockets and the other for the Texans and both are available under the iTunes channel "Luv Ya Steel Blue." With his weekly "Step Up To The Mike" column, he is sure to inspire, offend, disgust and generate a reaction one way or the other.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Atlanta Braves
  • NBA Houston Rockets
  • NFL Houston Texans
  • NCAAF Georgia Bulldogs
  • Golf Huh?
  • NASCAR Not since Dale died...
  • MMA No Thanks
  • Boxing Its all rigged now...
  • Soccer Whats That?
  • Cycling Snore
  • Tennis Agassi was always fun to watch
  • General UT and U of H
User Blog

It's Lin Or Go Home For The Rockets [UPDATED: Knicks Won't Match]


With the deadline for the Knicks to match the Rockets offer sheet for Jeremy Lin, we discuss the countdown to 11:59 Eastern.

Summer League Game 3: Rockets vs. Kings


Rockets vs. Kings summer league game thread.

Rumored Dwight Howard Twitter DM Leaks; Could Drop Asking Price


Rumored direct message tweets from Dwight Howard could greatly impact trade discussions going forward with the Rockets.

The Possibility of a Dwightmare-Linsanity Duo in Houston


Could Jeremy Lin and Dwight Howard be the next 1-2 punch for the Houston Rockets?

Summer League Game 2: Rockets vs. Wizards


Summer League Game Thread: Rockets vs. Wizards

DwightWatch is in Full Effect With Latest Trade Rumor


The Rockets are rumored to have seriously sweetened their trade package for the Orlando Magic for the rights to employ Dwight Howard.

Rockets Amnesty Scola, Close in on Dwight


The Rockets decide to use the amnesty clause on fan favorite Luis Scola as talks for Dwight Howard intensify.

Bomani Jones to Dwight Howard: "Make Your Home in Houston"


Bonami Jones gives his take on why Dwight Howard needs to embrace a possible trade to the Houston Rockets.

Talks of a Scola Amnesty, As the Dwightmare Continues


Rockets pursuit of Dwight Howard is said to have grown "serious" as the option of using the amnesty clause on Luis Scola arises.

Rockets Acquire Toney Douglas, Picks, Others for Marcus Camby


Rockets move Camby to New York and continue to pile on the assets.

Rockets Take One More Shot, Sign Jeremy Lin to Offer Sheet


Even though they have only an outside shot at plucking him from the Knicks, Rockets agree to offer sheet with Jeremy Lin.

At Long Last, Is The Red Nation Rebuild Finally Upon Us?


It appears, at long last, the Houston Rockets are finally going to rebuild the proper way.

Official 2012 NBA Draft Live Thread (v.2)


All things 2012 NBA Draft and the Houston Rockets.

Rockets First Round Draft Pick, No. 12: Jeremy Lamb


The newest member of the Houston Rockets; Jeremy Lamb out of Uconn.

Official 2012 NBA Draft Live Thread (v.1)

Discussion for all things 2012 NBA Draft

Rockets Apparently Pulling Out All the Stops in Dwight Howard Pursuit


Once again, the Rockets and Dwight Howard are being put together in trade rumors.

Rockets Leading the Chris Kaman Bandwagon


Houston is apparently in the lead to land Chris Kaman from the Hornets in exchange for spare parts.

Is Deron Williams the Key Cog to Daryl Morey's Master Plan?


Dissecting if Deron Williams is the cog to Daryl Morey's master plan for the future of the Rockets.

Hate or Difference of Opinion? You Decide.


Where do we draw the line on being a "hater" and just having a difference of opinion? The Dream Shake uses the Kevin Martin debate as an outlet for the discussion.


Game 1 Thread: Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic

It's a little later than most of us anticipated, but the excitement doesn't seem to be any less than a normal NBA season. Be it rebuilding, aiming for the playoffs or just treading water until the...

Thoughts on Fan Reaction to Samuel Dalembert or: How to Fail at Twitter


Defending the Rockets addition of Samuel Dalembert from the dark forces on twitter.

Rockets, Dalembert Agree to 2 Year Deal


According to Marc Stein of ESPN, The Haitian Sensation is on his way to town. No terms listed as of yet. Thoughts?

Rockets Waive Three


Looks like roster trimming is already beginning. Odd, after one preseason game, but not really when we consider there is only one more to go. Anyways, according to Jonathan Feigen, the Rockets will waive Marqus Blakely, Omar Samhan and Ibraham Jaaber today. No big surprises there other than the fact that Jeremy Lin is still here. I'm glad to see Greg Smith isn't getting the hook yet. I'm intrigued.

Why Rockets GM Daryl Morey Should Be On The Phone With The Clippers Today


Taking a look at a possible sign and trade deal between the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.

Team Rebuild: Saying No No to Nene


With free agency about to begin, The Dream Shake takes a look at the rumors of Daryl Morey's desire to add Nuggets center Nene to the Houston roster.


Luv Ya Steel Blue: Stay Puft Edition

Even though I'm fairly sure, judging by traffic, no one here listens to these anymore, I figured that I'd continue to post the weekly fanshot for the dozen or so of you that do. In this week's...


Luv Ya Steel Blue: Guest Who’s Coming to Dinner

In this week's edition of Luv Ya Steel Blue, Aaron is on the inactive list with a hurt ego (The reality that Rex Grossman sucks is just too much for him), so Pat and I are joined by a couple of...


Luv Ya Steel Blue Podcast: No Sleep Till Brooklyn!

In this week's edition of Luv Ya Steel Blue, the trio discusses the disappointing loss to the Raiders, the epic failures of Jacoby Jones and the city-wide criticism surrounding the play of...


Luv Ya Steel Blue: What Would James Casey Do?

In the newest episode of Luv Ya Steel Blue, Pat, Aaron and myself talk about the big win over the Steelers, the severity of the Andre Johnson injury and if James Casey is the MacGyver of the NFL. W...


Luv Ya Steel Blue: Cobra Kai Never Dies

In the newest edition of Luv Ya Steel Blue, the trio talks about the disappointing game in New Orleans, if the offense or defense is truly to blame for the loss and preview the upcoming match up...

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