Texans talk with John McClain (Chron) & Matt Weston (Battle Red Blog); Adam Wexler on Houston sports

Welcome to the 48th episode of The Weekly Brew podcast – this week, an all-star lineup of Houston sports media figures joins us to break down what’s happening in the city, including KPRC sports anchor Adam Wexler (formerly of Sports Radio 610 and SportsTalk 790), Houston Chronicle Texans and NFL writer John McClain and Matt Weston of Battle Red Blog.

But first, Austin, Kevin and Dolores break down the spectacular Game 7 of the NBA Finals, with LeBron James fulfilling his promise to the city of Cleveland to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy (and bringing with it the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Trophy), a stark turnaround from last week’s premature prediction that the Warriors would win in five games.

Next, The General, John McClain, breaks down the Texans offseason following OTAs and minicamp, looking at how Brock Osweiler is making his presence felt as a leader on and off the field, examining what Jadeveon Clowney needs to do this season to avoid being labeled a ‘bust,’ and looking through the draft and free-agent acquisitions to uncover who might have a big season for the Texans.

Matt Weston, our good buddy from Battle Red Blog, has spent his offseason poring through film of Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, and joins us to share why he – per his Twitter account (@mbw987) – has fallen in love. Weston also shares his thoughts on Jadevon Clowney and head coach Bill O’Brien.

Finally, Adam Wexler joins us to share his extensive experience in the field of Houston sports, delving into some of his most meaningful memories watching the Astros, Texans and Rockets. Wexler also shares his thoughts on James Harden sitting out the Olympics and how that might affect his offseason preparation and assesses how Mike D’Antoni might fare at the helm of the Rockets.

Lastly, the BrewCasters give a shoutout to a very special listener, Melissa Leon, who not only reviewed us on iTunes but signed up a number of her friends as listeners and got them to review as well. That’s why Leon is our WeeklyBrewCast MVL this week – but it could be you! Just go to iTunes, click Ratings and Reviews and leave a 5-star review with a little blurb, and you’ll get your own shout out to our thousands of listeners, too. As Spike Lee says, Do the Right Thing!

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Texans & NFL Draft Recap; Matt Weston of Battle Red Blog and Sean Pendergast of Sports Radio 610 break down the draft; Daniel Eyes & The Vibes at the Nightingale Room

Welcome to this, the 41st episode of The Weekly Brew podcast. It’s a big week for the NFL, with the 2016 Draft just concluded, and we visited with Matt Weston of Battle Red Blog and Sean Pendergast of Sports Radio 610 to make sense of all the action.

First, Sean Pendergast, host of The Triple Threat on Sports Radio 610, joins us for a spirited discussion of the draft from a more global perspective. Pendergast believes the Texans, Jaguars and Titans all drafted well, and the AFC South should be a more competitive division for it. Pendergast also ponder the perplexing Laremy Tunsil Twitter hack incident and examines the woeful Browns, and what we can expect from RGIII in Cleveland.

Next, Matt Weston calls in to share some of his expertise on the Houston Texans’ draft picks: Will Fuller (WR, Notre Dame), Nick Martin (C, Notre Dame), Braxton Miller (WR, Ohio State), Tyler Ervin (RB, San Jose State), K.J. Dillon (S, West Virginia) and D.J. Reader (DT, Clemson). It’s an offense-heavy draft for the Texans, and Weston examines the incoming talent and how well they’re going to be able to mesh with free-agency acquisition, QB Brock Osweiler. Weston says if Osweiler can be a top-10 quarterback, the Texans are likely favorites to make the Super Bowl.

Finally, Daniel Eyes and Dylan Stephens of Austin-based Daniel Eyes & the Vibes, call in ahead of their May 5 show at The Nightingale Room with friends of the show, Second Lovers. They discuss their striking aesthetic, meteoric rise in the Austin music scene and some of their musical influences before getting into the upcoming show, which all podcast listeners should make a point to go to.

And, for the first time in WAY too long, we have an iTunes review! Thanks to PuppetCartel for weighing in and becoming our Listener of the Week. It’s not hard to become Listener of the Week. Just go to our iTunes page, click Ratings and Reviews, and leave a 5-star review with a nice, little blurb about the show – what you enjoy and what you’d like to hear – and we’ll read it on the air next week. Those help us grow! And so does sharing our content on Twitter, Facebook or any other platform you choose (hell, email links to our website to people, if that’s how you want to do it). Those of you who share are the real heroes, and we appreciate you for it. And remember: no matter who you are, where you go or what you do this week, always, ALWAYS brew responsibly.