Playing in a tough district has always been an advantage for teams heading into the playoffs, and this season in particular that advantage has been accentuated if we look at what has happened so far in the Class 6A and 5A volleyball playoffs.
How backward and misguided is Major League Baseball when it comes to the Houston Astros’ sign stealing scandal?
Yes, the Texans still have plenty of issues, but it's still too soon to declare the demise of their 2020 season just yet.
There’s really no longer a reason to point out the Texans’ shortcomings in this column. I know them, fans know them. Instead, let’s focus on the positives each week during what is shaping up to be an otherwise gloomy season.
The Houston Texans' former head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien’s top three overpaid signings durning his unfortunate tenure as the Texans’ general manager all played a role in Sunday’s defeat.
Considering Sunday’s opponent, this should all be taken with a grain of salt, but the Texans showed they are capable of turning this season around and becoming a team to be reckoned with in 2020.
Despite his ineptitude, the Texans franchise has sought fit to reward head coach/general manager Bill O'Brien with rich contract extensions and increased power and responsibilities within their organization. So, this is what you’re stuck with Texans (0-3) fans.
Let’s see how the Texans look after they go through this next quartet of games against teams not quite as elite as the Chiefs and Ravens before we judge what they can or can’t be this season. Now is not yet the time to panic.
Houston's professional sports teams haven't had the greatest time in recent days.
Under the current circumstances, I’m looking forward to all teams practicing being a return to normality and to giving these teams the best coverage possible.
It’s one feat to coach some of the league’s best arms up to their full potential; it’s a whole other to coach a group of pitchers up to a potential many didn’t realize they even had.
Now is a time to be an example. The more fans are on their best behavior, the lesser the chances are a season debilitating coronavirus outbreak will happen. Carelessness, plus an outbreak, will surely mean no sports for anyone locally. And, I don’t think anyone wants to see that.
During a pandemic, The Daily News staff are among a few dozen people allowed inside Minute Maid Park to watch the Houston Astros in person this season.
Simply put, sports fans need their sports. They’re entertaining and a distraction from life’s troubles, which is something I think everyone could use right now.