Houston, You Have Many Problems
Oh man, being a Houston sports fan cannot be easy.
J.J Watt, Deandre Hopkins, George Springer, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Clint Capela, and very soon Deshaun Watson. That’s just a quick list of stars who have either been shipped out of Houston or kicked and screamed their way out because, while Houston maybe a lovely city, playing sports there is a death sentence.
Yesterday, the all time Texans sack, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles leader was released after 10 years in H-Town. Wherever Watt lands he will make a massive impact if he can stay healthy but, for a guy like Watt to kick his way out shows how poorly managed a squad like the Texans are. For Christ sake, they got rid of the leagues best receiver and are wasting the talent of one of the best young quarterbacks I’ve ever seen. It’s madness.
The bigger aspect of Watt leaving Houston is not that they lose a leader on the field and a 3 time DPOY but, they lose a player who was a massive personality in the community. His fundraising efforts raised 41.6 million dollars for Hurricane Harvey relief.
If you look at the hardwood, fans maybe mad about losing Harden and Westbrook but, the one that really hurt for me was Clint Capela getting dealt to the Hawks last season. It may have something to do with the fact that I bought a Clint Capela jersey two weeks before the trade but, who knows?
Honestly, the only move that I agree with is the Rockets getting rid of Harden because, like Watt, Harden had no desire to play in Houston anymore. They were able to flip him for some decent players and picks but, he is arguably a top 5 scorer ever.
I have put a lot of thought into this theory; maybe the city of Houston is paying for the sins of the Astros? A massive cheating scandal that had no repercussions from the MLB will definitely piss off the man upstairs so, he could have put a curse on Houston sports and his final cherry on top is having Houston lose J.J Watt and George Springer.
Springer is one of my favorite players in the league but, that cheating scandal was not a good look. It put a huge black eye on the league and every member involved but, because I love Springer, I am super happy to see him sign with Toronto.
All in all, the only thing I can say is that it must suck to be a Houston sports fan.