Every New Year I hear the same statement made by individuals who can’t wait for the clock to hit midnight on December 31st. “New Year, New Me” is what they love to scream as they drink their favorite adult beverage. Well, let’s hope that the Houston Texans organization has that same mantra going into next season. Houston ended its season by losing to the Indianapolis Colts 22 – 13 to finish the season with a 4 -12 record and be ranked last in the AFC South due to the two losses to the Colts.
Naughty or Nice? That is the question every child is asked before they name a million and one gifts they want for Christmas. Well, the Houston Texans must have been naughty because they didn’t get the present they so desired from Saint Nick, a victory. The Texans lost to the potential AFC representatives in Super Bowl 52, Pittsburg Steelers 34-6 to fall to 4-11 for the season.
The accolades just keep coming for 2017 Major League Baseball World Champions, Houston Astros. On December 19, 2017, the Houston Chapter of Baseball Writers Association of America announced their annual awards for the 2017 season. Amongst those winners were:
Houston Rockets Power Forward Luc Mbah A Moute, and his M12 Foundation teamed up with Houston Councilwoman Amanda Edwards and the Bread of Life organization to help bring smiles to the faces of families affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The last time the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans met in October, the Texans put on an offensive display that led them to a franchise record 57 points. Maybe they should have put some of those points in a safe deposit box to be used two months later. This past Sunday, the Texans lost to the Titans 24 – 13, and are 1- 4 since rookie QB Deshaun Watson went on injured reserve.
Maybe Andre Johnson Day needs to be a traveling event. After an impressive win over the Arizona Cardinals last week at home, where the franchise’s leading receiver was put into the team’s Ring of Honor, the Houston Texans rolled into M&T Bank Stadium looking to put together a consecutive game winning streak. Unfortunately, that did not happen as the Texans lost to the Baltimore Ravens 23-16.
The Houston Texans gave the franchise leader in receiving yards, receptions, and touchdowns, Andre Johnson the best gift he could receive on the official, “Andre Lamont Johnson Day,” a victory. Houston ended a three-game losing streak by defeating the Arizona Cardinals 31-21 in front of a very enthusiastic crowd who came to celebrate with the hometown hero.
Who knew that in 1990, before Super Bowl 24 was played by the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos, that an organization designed around young people to help fight hunger, poverty, and homelessness in the United States would be started by a small but powerful prayer?
“It just doesn’t seem the same anymore. Over the last couple of weeks, we have had so much excitement around here. I just hope we can end this season above .500,” said tailgater and Texan fan Lynn Williams. His statement reflected the mood of most fans in attendance to see the Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
The Houston Astros are the 2017 World Series Champions. Ok. For Houston Astros fans, I know you don’t believe what you just read, so I will say it again. The best team in baseball for 2017 is your Houston Astros. This is the same team that at one point during the regular season in 2013 had a 14-million-dollar payroll on the field. They were the running joke of Major League Baseball for losing more than 100 games for three straight seasons and were nicknamed the “Lastros” by some fans.