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Exciting Time To Be In Houston

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by BobFinn*, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. BobFinn*

    BobFinn* Contributing Member

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    Houston's professional sports teams have always had great athletes.

    Eddie Matthews, Jimmy Winn, Cesar Cedeno, Bob Watson, J. R. Richard, Larry Dierker, Nolan Ryan, to name a few in baseball.

    Dan Pastorini, Kenny Burroughs, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, Earl Campbell, Elvin Bethea, Greg Bingham to name but a few in football.

    Elvin Hayes, Calvin Murphy, Rudy T, Moses Malone, Robert Reid, Hakeem, Ralph Sampson, John Lucas, just some of the basketball talent to perform in Houston.

    Right now the Houston sports scene is bursting at the seams with talent. Roy Oswalt, Wade Miller and Lance Berkman of the Astros, David Carr and that Defense for the Texans and of course Francis and Yao for our beloved Rockets. It won't be long until all three teams should be going to the playoffs on a regular basis.

    In 1969, New York City was the king of the sports world with the Knicks, Jets and Mets all winning championships in their respective sports. We saw what happened to Houston when the Rockets won their 2 championships. What would happen if the Rockets, Astros and Texans all won championships (not necessarily in the same year)?

    Great things are about to happen with the Houston sports scene.
     
  2. vj23k

    vj23k Contributing Member

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    I would be :D :D :D!

    Not really a Houstonian, but am close enough to say that I love the place. It's like a second home to me.
     
  3. Behad

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    If Les Alexander can get the 2004 NBA All-Star game (has it been awarded yet?) then we can have the NBA All-Star game, the MLB All-Star game, and the Super Bowl in town in the same year.

    Then, if all three teams go deep in the playoffs that year....whoa, fandom overload!
     
  4. Sonny

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    Great outlook Bob, I hope we can have 3 strong teams in Houston at the same time. That would be nice.

    I would settle for just one team in the playoffs, as long as it is the Rockets. :D
     
  5. Wakko67

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    I think The Rockets are the closest to being championship contenders and that's a couple, if not a few years away.

    The Texans have a good organization and will be good too in a few years.

    As for the 'Stros, I can't wait until Roy starts to pick up Cy Youngs and possibly become the most dominant pitcher in the game or at least close to. I just think they need some more talent seeing as how Bagwell and Biggio are getting old, but I don't see that happening with Drayton. Who knows though.

    I hope everything turns out the way we hope it does. That would be sweet. :D

    Oh yeah, an NHL team would be nice also.
     
  6. Another Brother

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    Wish you were here Bob, great post.
     
  7. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Wait until I travel thru time. We are going to win them all.
     

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