Monday, October 06, 2008

Finding ways to lose

My father, who has spent many years watching crappy Houston sports teams, has a saying: losing teams find ways to lose. Yesterday's game between the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts was simply proof: the Texans, up by seventeen points with just over four minutes to go, found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Much of the blame has to be placed on backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels, who started in place of an ill Matt Schaub. Rosenfels was responsible for the two fumbles that led to easy Indianapolis scores as well as the interception that sealed the game. The collapse ruined what had been, for the first 55 minutes, the best game of the season for the Texans.

But it's not all Rosenfels' fault. The Texans are simply a losing team. Without a doubt, the losing-est sports franchise in the city's history (and that's saying something!) Yesterday, they found yet another way to lose.

What an embarrassment.

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