Mike Kerns

  • joined Dec 30, 2008
  • last login Apr 18, 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
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Luv Ya Steel Blue: PBR, Predictions & Peyton

To kick off the 2011 NFL regular season for your Houston Texans, this week's episode of Luv Ya Steel Blue has everything from puppies and rainbows (Pat's expectations for the Texans) to gloom and...


Dorin Dickerson Cut, Others Rumored

According to Dorin Dickerson's twitter, he's done. Well it was fun while it lasted houston. Gonna miss my teammates and you great fans! Apparently 790am is reporting that Damione Lewis has been...


Luv Ya Steel Blue: The Blue World Order

Yes, you can't get rid of us that easily, loyal listeners. Just when you think you're free of us, we turn up like a bad habit every single time. Even though I've went to the dark side and joined...

Luv Ya Steel Blue: Big Bank Bob

The latest podcast covering the free agency bonanza that saw the Texans as big time players as well as the biggest stories around the NFL.

A Vonta Leach Clone At About A Third Of The Price? The Texans Say Yes

The Texans go the cost-effective route at fullback and bring in Lawrence Vickers to replace Vonta Leach. Battle Red Blog asks if the offense will even miss a beat with the change.

2011 Free Agent Watch: Day Five (Part I)

Continuing the discussion for all things free agency for the Houston Texans.

While You Were Sleeping, The Texans Got a Real Safety

The Texans continue to be players in free agency by giving their secondary a major overhaul with the signing of free agent safety Danieal Manning.

2011 Free Agent Watch: Day Four (Part I)

Discuss all Texans Free Agency moves here.

Yao Ming DOES Belong in the Hall of Fame

Why Yao Ming deserves to be in The Hall of Fame.

Tweet Recruiting: Texans Doin' Work

Texans players want Antonio Cromartie to join the team once the lockout ends. And they're letting him know so via Twitter.

Rockets Pick Up Option On Goran Dragic

Per Mark Berman NBA sources told FOX 26 Sports the Houston Rockets picked up the option on guard Goran Dragic's contract for the 2011-2012 season. Dragic will make $2,108,000. He came to Houston in the trade that sent guard Aaron Brooks to the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline last season. Dragic played in 22 games for Houston and averaged 7.7 points and shot .519 from the three-point line.

Could Andris Biedrins Be The Next Rockets Center?

Trade rumors of Andris Biedrins to the Rockets are making the rounds. How would he fit in Houston?

Open Thread: 2011 NBA Draft - Round 2

An open thread for the 2nd round of the 2011 NBA Draft

Open Thread: 2011 NBA Draft - Round 1

An open thread for discussion of the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft.

2011 NBA Draft - What's Your Hope For Tonight?

With the draft this evening, we look at some of the rumors out there that include the Rockets and their efforts to move up and shake up the roster.

Finally, A Player Wants to Come to Houston...But Do We Really Want Him?

Josh Smith lists the Rockets as a desired trade location. But do we really want the headache that comes with him?

Get The Red Out - Kevin McHale IS Walkin’ Through That Door

In the latest Get The Red Out podcast, Mike, Shri & Pat discuss everything from McHale's hiring, who is expendable on the roster and all things around the NBA.

Kevin McHale Introduced As New Rockets Coach

Kevin McHale Introduced as New Rockets Coach

Kevin McHale Offered Rockets Head Coaching Job

Per Woj: Houston has offered Kevin McHale coaching job and are in advanced talks on a deal, sources tell Y! Agreement may not come til after weekend. There's no guarantee terms will be agreed upon with McHale, but sources believe both sides are determined to make it happen. Jonathan Feigen is now confirming the story as well.

How to Fix The Rockets or: The One Where I Get Bashed For Trying to Trade Kevin Martin...Again

Mike Kerns' plan for fixing the Rockets long-term. Starting with trading Kevin Martin.

McHale to Have Third Meeting With Rockets Today

McHale to Have Third Meeting With Rockets Today

Lawrence Frank Gets a 2nd Interview

This might not bode well for people in "Camp Casey," but unless we hear about him getting a 2nd interview, Frank might be the guy. Not a bad choice, just not my personal choice. What say you?

The Case For Dwane Casey

My reasons why Dwane Casey should be the next head coach of your Houston Rockets.

Texans 2011 NFL Free Agency Targets: Free/Strong Safety

Taking a look at the Texans' options at safety when free agency finally begins.

Luv Ya Steel Blue: Drafto De Mayo

This week's show covers everything from the Texans' eight draft picks in the draft to the idiocy that is Rashard Mendenhall. Also, the debut of "Casserly's Corner."

Texans 2011 NFL Free Agency Targets: Wide Receivers

Taking a look at some of the wide receiver options for the Texans in 2011 free agency.

Osama Bin Laden Meets Team America

For those of us still awake, I wanted to open a thread of discussion for the celebration of our great country and it's victory this evening. By now, even if you don't have the internet or...

Peter Schrager & Adam Schein of FOX Sports give much praise to the Texans 2011...

Draft Grade: Texans

Peter Schrager & Adam Schein of FOX Sports give much praise to the Texans 2011 draft selections.

Now That You've Slept On It & Thoughts on The 2nd Round?

Some early thoughts on J.J. Watt as a Texans & taking a look at the 2nd round talent that's still available.

2011 NFL Draft Thread - Round 1 (V. 3)

Final thread for the 1st round

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