“Growing up. We never had any famous athletes come back to talk to us. To see any players or former players you had to go to Baltimore or D.C. (Washington),” says the native from Frederick, Maryland. Standing at a solid 6’10, former Maryland Terrapins, NBA, and 2008 All-Euro League First Teamer Terence Morris is not hard to miss in any crowd. And on today he stands in front of a crowd that appreciates him more for his presence than his jump shot. Morris has teamed up with Play With Purpose Sports Non-Profit and the Woodlands United Methodist Church Summer Camp to help raise funds and awareness for underprivileged kids through Angel Reach.
The worst thing a baseball player can hear is the word strike. But on this night that word was what George Springer and all the Houston Astros players in attendance wanted to hear as they made strikes for children who stutter. Astros’ Outfielder George Springer brought along family, friends, and teammates to help raise money for underprivileged youth to attend Camp SAY at the Third Annual George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit.
As I prepare myself to watch game three of the 2017 NBA Finals featuring the two best teams in the league, it got me to thinking about the NBA as a whole and why there are only two “Super Teams.” Which by the way get used to seeing the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors for at least the next 3 years (I will explain that shortly). But as we approach the upcoming game with the bevy of extraordinary talent that will be on the floor (LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, etc.), ask yourself this question, is there enough talent in the league left to form another “Super Team?”
The NFL recently held its annual job fair. Like most hiring processes, applicants presented their best self, polished up their resume, bragged on their skill set, and prayed for the best. Some people got hired because they were skilled and interviewed well, while others didn’t get the job for various reasons.
Dressed in studded Louboutin shoes, the #12 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft walked into his first press conference as a Houston Texan just as cool as he walked off the field during his college days at Clemson.
Anyone who has watched the Houston Rockets can tell who the #1 player on the court is for them, James Harden. There is no debating that when it comes to talent and leadership, Harden is the man. But there is another player on the court who displays those same qualities and could be clearly seen as #2 when it comes to leadership. Ironically, #2 is his jersey number as well. Houston Rockets’ guard Patrick Beverly brings pure grit and determination as soon as he laces up his sneakers.
Dressed in studded Louboutin shoes, the #12 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft walked into his first press conference as a Houston Texan just as cool as he walked off the field during his college days at Clemson when they beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in this year’s College Football National Championship game. With a smiling Head Coach Bill O’Brien and GM Rick Smith by his side, an emotional Deshaun Watson began his life as a professional football player.
Something special is going on at 501 Crawford Street. For those of you that may not be familiar with this address, it is the location for Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros who are tied for the best record in MLB at 14-6. Over the last 10 games, they are 8-2 and look like prime contenders to represent the American League in the 2017 Fall Classic (World Series). For the Astros, this is by far their best start since the 06’ season.
There are certain things in Houston, Texas that will forever be associated with the city. Things that by the mere mention of the name is automatically considered “H-Town certified.” Places like Pappadeaux’s Seafood Restaurant, The Astrodome, and Gallery Furniture; people like Hakeem Olajuwon, JJ Watt, and Jeff Bagwell are just a few of those places and names.
On last Friday I sat in front of my TV just like millions of others in America to watch the 2017 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 round. As a sports fan, I was only interested in one game and that was UCLA vs Kentucky. Some watched this game for reasons outside of basketball (LaVar Ball).