Puddle of Mudd is an alternative rock band originally based out of Kansas City. Though it has roots dating back as early as 1992, the band really gained exposure in the 2000s, joining the era's pack of post-grunge, hard rock-influenced radio bands that includes groups such as Nickelback, Creed and Fuel. In 2001, Puddle of Mudd had the pleasure of signing to Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst's record label, as the group's pop-filtered, chuggy distorted guitar rock is perfectly tailored for fans of modern rock radio. Some music fans will most certainly bash on Puddle of Mudd and its ilk for returning to the exhausted grunge-pop well a few too many times, but that assuredly won't matter at all to the group's legions of mainstream fans.
The University of Houston is a public state research university based out of Houston, Texas that was founded in 1927. The Cougars are the athletic teams that compete on behalf of the university in the NCAA Division I. The school's major sports rival is its crosstownneighbor, Rice University, and any athletic match between the two academicinstitutionscanundoubtedlybe counted upon to provide fiercecompetition.
The Dallas Mavericks are a professional basketball team and a member of the National Basketball Association. The Mavericks, or Mavs, joined the NBA in 1980 as an expansion team. Led by superstar Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs won their first NBA championship following the 2010-11 season. The Mavericks are currently members of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. Their rivals include the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns.