Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"X" as in "let's "X" out this football season" for Alphabe-Thursday

I hate to say it, but I think this football season is over for my Houston Texans.

I hate to give up.  There are still a lot more games to play, but so far things aren't going well.

Last Sunday's game was the worst game ever for the Texans.  It was a great game for the Miami Dolphins!  Congratulations Miami!  You earned it.

The Texans lost 44-26.  At half time the score was 35-0!

As if things couldn't get any worse...Arian Foster is out for the season.  He's our running back and was injured in the last minutes of the game.  He's one of our best players.  We were being blown out of the water, so why did they leave him in?  He was just coming back from a serious injury.
So much drama too.  Ryan Mallet our back up quarterback missed the team charter and had to catch a commercial flight.  On Tuesday the Texans released him.  I don't think he was a team player, so it's good that he's history.

I want to be a loyal fan, but it isn't always easy.  My Dad was a Chicago White Sox fan for many, many years.  He started rooting for them when he was a Boy Scout.  He never gave up on them.  Finally, when he was in his late 80's they won the World Series.  "Good things come to those who wait."  Dad waited...and waited.  He always loved his team.  That's the kind of Texans fan I want to be.

I'll be at the game this coming Sunday.  I won't boo.  I won't leave.  I might be the last remaining fan in the stadium, but I'll be there.  I'm always kind of dismayed when people boo and start pouring out of the stadium when the team gets behind.  That's not what Dad taught me.  Don't worry Texans.  I'm in this for the long term.  It might just be us left in the stadium on Sunday, but I'm still with you.

We might have to "X" out the season, but I'm not ready to "X" out the team.

Please head over to Jenny's blog (Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent") for a list of this week's Alphabe-Thursday participants.

I know I've been hit and miss in blogland lately, but I'm back for this week's Alphabe-Thursday.
Thanks for visiting...


  1. Anonymous7:44 PM

    So sorry it's not a good year for your team. I've missed pretty much the whole season so far. Too busy!

  2. I know how you feel- except I'm a Razorback fan. Sometimes I have been known to turn the tv off in the middle of a game. LOL!

  3. You are a loyal fan for a long time - I sure hope they win the game this weekend.

  4. Great post for X ~ it could turn around ~ 'hang in there'!

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend,
    artmusedog and carol

  5. never give up hope,
    x out a game is hard,
    good luck.

  6. Anonymous9:21 PM

    i agree with you! Loyalty is a good characteristic to have:) Thanks for visiting me!

  7. Oh, I'm so sorry. I hate it when a favourite team isn't doing well.

  8. Way to go, Betty! You never know what may happen. I don't watch sports much anymore, but I do still recall games in which the underdog won at the last moment. I love those kind of games, even when the underdog is not who I'm rooting for.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  9. Football is so unpredictable except for the Patriots! Oye! Your JJ Watt is quite a great guy off the field and I look at that a lot with players. That is why, although I am a Denver Bronco fan, I like Richard Sherman. He speaks his mind and he never fibs about what goes on on the field and being a first time father has settled him down. I follow him on Face Book and he steps up to the plate often. As for our Manning, he is paid way too much money to let those Colts get inside his head! Argh....But there was anamosity with Luck's father and Archie Manning so that might be part of it. Oh well, as my dad would say, they all will be millionaires tomorrow and you will still be struggling. Amen!


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