Harden Pours In a Season High 57 Points Against the Grizzlies
The 2018-19 NBA season has started off with a bang, but no louder sound can be heard than that of starting shooting guard for the Houston Rockets, James Harden. Yes, I know that there has been plenty of stories and news articles about the phenomenal season he is having, yet it is nothing like witnessing it firsthand. As I sat on press row at the Toyota Center on Monday night when the Rockets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 112-94, I was in amazement of what I was seeing.
“I think this organization has a very bright future. We have a great young quarterback. We’ve got a lot of really great guys in the locker room. They have a passion for the game. We just didn’t get it done today,” were the words Houston Texans head coach Bill O’ Brien to reporters after the Texans lost their Wild Card playoff game to the Indianapolis Colts 21 – 7 at NRG stadium. Houston ended their season with an overall record of 11-6, which included a nine-game winning streak and the 2018 AFC South Divisional Championship title.
Texans face the Colts to start Wild-Card Weekend in the NFL
Have you ever heard the saying, “Where the rubber meets the road?” It is considered the moment of truth. Imagine having a project that you have been working on for months and today is the day you have to present it. All of your efforts and preparation leads you to that one moment where you must display everything you have worked so hard on. As we approach the beginning of NFL playoff weekend, The Houston Texans knows exactly what that cliché means and will have to prove it against the Indianapolis Colts.
Muhammad Ali, who was one of the greatest boxers to ever live once uttered a phrase that was heard throughout the boxing world and in homes all across the country. “The champ is here,” he said with the confidence of an individual who just knew that he would not lose. I am certain that’s how the Houston Texans felt in the last game of the regular season with the AFC South divisional title on the line. Houston defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 20 – 3 in front of a home crowd of over 71, 000 who celebrated the victory with them.
From 1972 until 1983, CBS aired a television show based off of the 1968 novel written by Richard Hooker. M.A.S.H told the weekly stories about the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital that was based out of Uijeonebu, South Korea during the Korean War. The soldiers stationed there were in charge of taking care of the wounded soldiers who were wounded during the battle.
On December 7th, Houston Rockets backup point guard Eric Gordon made a statement that was not only heard around the Rockets locker room but the entire city of Houston. The team had just dropped its second game in a row, a loss to the Utah Jazz where the team was very lethargic.
Colts defeat the Texans 24 - 21 to break the 9-game winning streak
I will never forget my senior year on the varsity football team. We won our first three games of the season and we were on a natural high. After ten years of being bad, our high school was finally seeing success on the football field. And then it happened. In the fourth game of the season, we were finally brought back to earth. We lost, but I will never forget the first words uttered by my coach. “All good things must come to an end,” said our coach as he gazed into the eyes of young men who just had their hearts broken.
Houston defeats Cleveland and records 9th victory in a row
For all Houston fans, that phrase should have become very familiar to you over the last nine weeks. This past Sunday, the Texans defeated the Cleveland Browns 29 – 13 to extend their winning streak to 9 games and improve their lead in the AFC South to 3 games.
Bitter Sweet: Texans Defeat the Titans to Extend Winning Streak to 8 and Remember the Life of Owner Bob McNair
Even though the weather outside of NRG stadium was a frigid 50 degrees and before you begin to laugh, that is very cold for a city that is used to 75 degrees with humidity added. Inside the stadium was blazing with one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. The Houston Texans defeated the Tennessee Titans 34-17 to extend their winning streak to 8 games. They also completed the first game of a three game homestand (Browns, Colts).
Back in the 80’s there was a famous Dunkin Donuts commercial that was very popular. Fred the Baker (played by actor Michael Vale) would wake up every morning and utter a phrase that is still relevant to this day.