Tom Martin

  • joined Dec 09, 2008
  • last login Mar 19, 2014
  • posts 1830
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Longtime editor of The Dream Shake, now a sports reporter trying to make it in television sports. Vote for me if Dream Job ever comes back.


"What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he's around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I'm semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing... he will just bit by little bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance... Just a tiny bit. And he will talk about all of us really being salesmen.

And he'll get all the great women."

-Aaron Altman in Broadcast News

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Houston Astros
  • NBA Houston Rockets
  • NFL Houston Texans
  • NCAAF Missouri Tigers
  • NCAAB Missouri Tigers
  • NHL St. Louis Blues
  • Golf Carl Spackler
  • Soccer Arsenal
  • Tennis The Maria Sharapova Scream
  • FIFA USA/Netherlands
User Blog

SITE NEWS: Announcing My Departure From TDS

Believe me when I say that this is one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make, but after four years, I'm leaving The Dream Shake, starting today.


GameThread: Rockets vs. Thunder

James Harden returns to the place that allowed him to grow his beard.


VIDEO: Previewing Harden's Homecoming With WTLC

The Dream Shake's Tom Martin joined Welcome To Loud City's J.A. Sherman to preview tonight's Rockets-Thunder matchup in a game that marks James Harden's return to OKC in a different uniform.

Lakers Shoot Rockets To Death, Win 119-108

Kobe Bryant's triple-double keyed the Lakers' offensive success in an easy win over the Rockets at the Staples Center.

Why I Can't Bring Myself To Believe Royce White

Royce White has made no secret of his gripes with the Houston Rockets, but Tom isn't quite sure his case adds up.


VIDEO: Bullard Weighs In On Royce, Tweets

Matt Bullard gives some good information about the current rift between Royce White and the Rockets.

Royce White Is Still Sounding Off On Twitter

Royce White and the Houston Rockets appear so far apart that White is legitimately talking about ending his career in favor of bettering his health.

White Crushes Rockets, And Now It's All Just Ugly

Royce White added his version to what appears to be a far worse situation than originally thought. But whose fault is that?

FINAL: Rockets out-stink Nuggets in 93-87 loss

The Houston Rockets didn't bring their A-game. Thankfully, neither did the Denver Nuggets. But Denver's D-game was enough to take down Houston's F-game, if you feel me.

RGV's Training Camp Roster: Who Stands Out?

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers have released this season's training camp roster. Here's a look at the notable players to keep an eye on.


Sneak Peek: Rockets Set To Release New Billboards

Not gonna lie, folks: These look pretty sweet.

ESPN: Harden's OKC Numbers Prove He's A Star

ESPN's resident smart guy, Tom Haberstroh, took a deeper look at James Harden's stats with Oklahoma City to see if some star power could be found. His answer? Absolutely.


VIDEO: James Harden thinks your humor sucks

A reporter tries to get cute with James Harden, and the result is really, really awkward.


VIDEO: Omer Asik tries something slightly crazy

In a crucial possession against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, Houston's Omer Asik decided to do something incredibly dangerous... only to pull it off without any damage done.


VIDEO: Highlights of James Harden's career night

ClutchFans delivers a lengthy highlight reel of James Harden's 45-point outburst.

James Harden, Finally Unleashed

James Harden took the Rockets world by storm in his debut against the Detroit Pistons, and make no mistake, this was not an accident.


VIDEO: Harden's Debut 'Overshadows' Jeremy Lin

A Taiwanese media group put together a video "documenting" Houston's first game against the Detroit Pistons, and already, they're inferring James Harden is out to overshadow Jeremy Lin. In a funny way.

How Watchable Are Your Rockets? SB Nation's Take

The Houston Rockets may not finish sixth in anything this year — perhaps sixth-to-last — except for in watchability. Mike Prada explains.

Rockets trim roster to 15, waive Livingston

Shaun Livingston got his chance to be a Houston Rocket but eventually lost out to three other point guards on the roster (I suppose Jeremy Lin was going to hold down his spot).

West Predictions: Where Do Rockets Rank?

Tom tries his hand at prophecy — see where he thinks the new-look Rockets will finish.


VIDEO: Harden says he can be the alpha dog

CSN Houston caught up with James Harden as he arrived (on a nice private jet) in his new city. Take a look at what he had to say.


VIDEO: Breakdown of the James Harden trade

Tom Martin joins SB Nation's Seth Pollack to talk Rockets, James Harden and what this insanity means for everyone.

Rockets will waive Forbes, Brockman and Johnson

The Houston Rockets have some maneuvering to do in order to make the pieces fit in the James Harden trade. For starters, they'll waive three players acquired earlier in the offseason.

Media reaction: James Harden heads to Houston

What's the reaction around the NBA media and blogosphere regarding the James Harden trade? You've come to the right place.

ESPN: Rockets looking 'reeeeal good' after trade

ESPN's John Hollinger dissects the James Harden trade, and he certainly approves for Houston.

Report: Rockets close to extending Harden

The Rockets are reportedly planning to sign James Harden to a 4-year, $60 million deal.


VIDEO: Tom Previews the Rockets For SB Nation

Tom takes out his camera and does a video with SB Nation. Enjoy!

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