Tom Martin

  • joined Dec 09, 2008
  • last login May 29, 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

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  • MLB Houston Astros
  • NBA Houston Rockets
  • NFL Houston Texans
  • NCAAF Missouri Tigers
  • NCAAB Missouri Tigers
  • NHL St. Louis Blues
  • Golf Carl Spackler
  • Soccer Arsenal
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User Blog

A Rocket Returns: Calvin Murphy Is Back On Your TV


Former Rockets color analyst Calvin Murphy is back on television, albeit in a different role. Ain't it grand?

The Dream Shake Is Hiring: Apply To Write For Us!


The Dream Shake needs your help! Come write for us, if you can make the cut.


VIDEO: Your Typical 1994 Rockets Fan

Here's a commercial you probably don't remember.

Everything You Need To Know About The New TDS


Take a lok and see what's new, see what has changed and see what won't change, because TDS is still your go-to Rockets blog, only now, it's even better.

NBA Rivalry Day: Pick The Rockets' Most Hated Rival


The Rockets have a rival, I think. But let's see what you think, because that's the most important thing, right?

SB Nation United: It's Almost Here


The future is almost here.

NBA Disappointment Day: For The Rockets, It Must Be Eddie Griffin


Tom tackles a tough one, labeling former blockbuster trade centerpiece Eddie Griffin the Rockets' biggest disappointment.

NBA3on3: Houston Rockets Team


NBA3on3: Where Tom struggles to pick three Rockets that can make the most sense together on the court.

VIDEO: Yao Ming Blocked A Bullet With His Hand

Sometimes, you'll see a cool commercial in which Yao Ming blocks bullets. And sometimes, you have to have some fun with those commercials.

If Patrick Patterson Were Your Rockets Head Coach, Kevin Martin Would Be Riding The Pine

So, if Patrick Patterson were coaching the Rockets, um, Kevin Martin will not be starting this year.

Rockets Cult Classic: Chuck Hayes

Chuck Hayes, the Rockets' cult classic.

Who Is Your Rockets Cult Hero?

Who is your Houston Rockets all-time cult hero?

Jeremy Lin And The Pick 'N Roll

Jeremy Lin and Kyle Lowry: Similar on the pick and roll.

Rockets Odds: New Team, Same Story?

The Rockets are expected to barely miss the playoffs, again.

USA Gold Medal Game Thread

USA-España in a Gold Medal Game rematch.

Rockets Finally Ready To Rebuild?

Welp, it looks like the Rockets are preparing for a down season. HOORAY!

A Look At Houston's Offer For Dwight Howard

The Rockets made a good offer for Orlando's rebuilding psyche. They obviously didn't see things the same way.

Another Morey Miss? Report Says Howard To Lakers

Dwight Howard will be a Laker, and man, that's pretty darn disappointing.

Rotating Rockets: We Asked For Change, So Let's Deal With It

The Houston Rockets are all over the place, but that doesn't mean that fans should follow every step.

Kevin McHale Reportedly 'Threw A Fit' After Rockets Lost Goran Dragic

Kevin McHale likes it when his players are better. What a crazy guy.

Rating The 52 Drafted Rookies Post-Summer League


SB Nation's Mike Prada throws some love Houston's way after the Rockets' successful Summer League campaign. Donuts checks in on the list at No. 4, followed by Jeremy Lamb at No. 5, Terrence Jones at No. 7 and Royce White at No. 16. (Scott Machado went undrafted)

The DreamCast: Everything You Need To Know About Omer Asik


The Dream Shake's Tom Martin talks all things Omer Asik with Matt from Blogabull.com

Report: Rockets Trade Courtney Lee To Boston Celtics


Courtney Lee gets traded, and the Rockets are still stockpiling.

Houston Rockets Summer League: What We Learned


The Houston Rockets did the dirty work this week, going 4-1 in Vegas on their way to showing everyone their rookies may be the best crop from this year's draft.

Rockets.com Profiles Royce White From Vegas


A must-read from beat writer Jason Friedman. Hustle and flow, y'all.

The Dumbest Jeremy Lin Article You'll Read All Day


The editor of Forbes Magazine decided to pen an article basically calling Jeremy Lin a dumbass for joining the Houston Rockets. I'd take this thing down paragraph by paragraph, but I think all of you here are capable of pointing out the absurdities.

The DreamCast Returns, Just In Time For Linsanity


The Dream Shake's Tom Martin chats with Posting and Toasting's Seth Rosenthal, the resident SB Nation blogger covering the New York Knicks.

Lin On Leaving NYC: 'Honestly, I Preferred New York'


Jeremy Lin says he preferred New York. Also, grass is green, the sky is blue and James Dolan could use a replacement.

The Best Twitter Reactions To Jeremy Lin's Big Move


The best reactions on Twitter (and YouTube) to Jeremy Lin's Big Apple exit.

This is so wonderful, I don't know where to begin. H/T Blazersedge.com


This is so wonderful, I don't know where to begin. H/T Blazersedge.com

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