If anyone is interested in moving to the city of Houston, let me give you a bit of advice. From April until October it gets extremely hot and humid in the middle of the day, and the temperature just keeps rising as the day goes on.
Chris Paul leads the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference Finals
Growing up in Houston, I remember traveling on the 610 freeway frequently, staring out the window dreaming about going to Astroworld. That big amusement park that sat right across the freeway from the 8th Wonder of the world (Astrodome), always made my brothers and I smile.
I am a firm believer in good things comes to those who wait and evidently, the Houston Texans believe the same thing. Their first draft picks came on the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft (Round 3 pick 68, 80, and 98) and the Texans did an excellent job of selecting needs of the franchise.
Are you ready for some football? Well not yet. There are still five months to go before NFL Kickoff 2018, but if you are a die-hard Texans fan, you have every reason to be excited. Houston held their off-season media interviews with players such as WR Deandre Hopkins, QB Deshaun Watson, LB Whitney Mercilus, S Tyrann Mathieu and DE J.J. Watt. Coming off an injury riddled season that led to a 4-12 record, the Texans look to bounce back stronger than ever this year.
Ask any distance runner what sets them apart from any other athlete and they will give you the same answer over and over. “I knew I could complete the race when my second wind kicked in,” most would reiterate. Second wind is defined as a new strength or energy to continue something that is an effort.
In 1993, a movie came out about a weatherman who was sent to cover an annual Groundhog Day ceremony. A crowd gathers and waits for the groundhog to come out and predict the weather for the next six weeks. In the movie, the weatherman keeps reliving the same day over and over again.
The Houston Texans did not dive right into the deep end of the pool when the NFL free agency market opened. They took their time. Texans general manager Brian Gaine, who replaced former general manager Rick Smith, let the city of Houston know exactly who he was by making some key moves to improve the team.
In days, college students, players, and fans will sit in front of their televisions waiting for the big announcement on who their basketball team will be playing in the first game of the second season. That’s right people, March Madness is back. The NCAA will pick 68 teams from various Men’s Division 1 basketball programs on Selection Sunday (March 11) to make up the 2018 tournament bracket. For the University of Houston men’s basketball team, that day will mean so much more.
On March 29, 2018, baseball enthusiast will hear those words they have been waiting for since the final game of the 2017 World Series.
As we approach the midway point in the 2017-18 NBA season, there is one thing that has remained constant throughout the first 56 games of the season. The Houston Rockets are good. Ok, let me repeat myself and add something else to that last statement.