Hunter S. Thompson once wrote, “Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.”
Have you ever heard that saying that goes, “You should always have some form of humility?” Well, that doesn’t apply to me. When I am right I love to scream it to the mountain top that I am, but I am not afraid to admit when I am wrong. Well, in this case I remember the day and the time I predicted the future like Nostradamus. It was Monday, September 24, 2018. I was doing my daily sports radio show (Sportz Talk with Big Sarge M-F 3-5pm on 1140am/92.3fm KYOK) talking about how the Texans had lost their third game in a row by a combined 15 points.
No matter whether you like it or not. The Houston Texans are finding ways to win games. They defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-13 to extend their winning streak to three games as they head into a divisional showdown next week with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Any football coach from Pop Warner to the NFL will tell you that your number one priority on offense is to protect the ball. Any time you turn the ball over, especially in the red-zone, you kill your offensive momentum and miss an opportunity to put points on the scoreboard. Prairie View A&M (3-4, 2-1) learned that lesson the hard way in a 38-0 blowout to SWAC rival, Southern Jaguars (3-3, 2-1).
Let's Go Streaking: The Houston Texans host the Buffalo Bills looking to extend their winning streak
In the movie Major League II, a story about the Cleveland Indians starting their second season after overcoming adversity and winning a playoff game. The manager Lou Brown is giving his team a pre-game speech the day after they have finally won a game ending a long losing streak. He stands in the middle of the clubhouse and bellows out very loudly.
Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good song. I sing loud and off key all the time. And when I can’t sing, I hum off key just to keep the melody in my head. Some will tell you that music can calm the savage beast. Well on Sunday night in Houston, Texas, there was a song that caused all Texans in attendance to sing very loud and definitely not on the right note or key. “The stars at night, are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas,” blared through the speakers at NRG park and the sold-out crowd could not have been happier.
If you grew up in a house with siblings who played sports, you are very familiar with the competition. Back in 1982, former NBA player Reggie Miller came home from a high school game excited and elated about the 39 points he scored in his basketball game. Now for any other family that would have been great, but not for a family that contained future NCAA champion in women’s basketball, Cheryl Miller.
Earlier this year, January 13th to be exact, an early morning emergency alert warning of an incoming ballistic attack was mistakenly dispatched to all cellphones in Hawaii. That alert set off a mass hysteria of panic amongst the citizens who were already on edge due to the rocky relationship between the United States and North Korea.
“Well, I started to feel a little sick a couple of days ago when they announced that the game would start at 1 pm today. So, When I woke up this morning, I just couldn’t make it to school. I mean (a dramatic cough), you know (another dramatic cough), I didn’t think it was a good idea to spread what I had to other kids,” said the 10-year old who shall remain nameless to protect his identity. Well, that and if I tell on him I will have to tell on the large number of adults and other children who I guess mysteriously caught the same bug going around Houston and surrounding areas this time of year.
One definition of the word settle is: to make stable; place in a permanent position or on a permanent basis. But for the Houston Astros, they have taken that word and made it a mantra for the 2018 Major League Baseball season. “Never Settle” is plastered over every piece of literature throughout the clubhouse and Minute Maid Park as a constant reminder that the 2017 season is over. Now don’t get me wrong, they were highly successful on last season by winning the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but that was last year.