There are some emotions that I can share with the citizens of “Magnolia City”. I love hip hop when it’s “chopped and screwed” (I am from the south). Every trip to the city ranks as one of personal success stories. Warren Moon will always hold a special place in my heart for teaching us all that African-American quarterbacks can play and be successful in the NFL. I’ll never forget my father’s stories of Earl Campbell (nor any of the highlights).
Still, even though I was born in Columbia, South Carolina, who once had to recover from a flood, and will always see that as home, I may never know the pain of seeing everything I own washed away by “Mother Nature”. I pray I never will. I will pray for everyone who has.
The ebb and flow of professional sports:
As the citizens of Houston continue to piece their lives back together, they also smile from time to time about their sports franchises. Chris Paul‘s been added to the Houston Rockets to join one of the greatest athletes of our time, James Harden. The Houston Astros just won the World Series and appear to be set up to win for a while.
You can’t forget about that offensive juggernaut at the college ranks, the Houston Cougars, either.
Life wouldn’t be life without balance or ups and downs though. Would it? After watching their talented rookie phenom quarterback Deshaun Watson get off to a blazing start, excitement’s been replaced by agony. Watson’s amazing rookie campaign is now over, and it ended with a torn ACL on a non-contact play during a Texans practice session. As an African-American male, who’s also a sports fan, I can celebrate what’s been professional football in “H-Town”. Not only was there the aforementioned Moon. Houston’s lost one professional football franchise and added another.
Theirs is a history that includes several black quarterbacks, Moon, Steve McNair, Vince Young and now Watson. Houston will rebound. It always does, but so will Watson. He has to. It comes with being a part of the community he plays in.
Let’s be honest. This kid doesn’t seem to lose at anything.
Exposure Magazine Sports Editor
Geoffrey Knox is the creator and the owner of The Thunderstorm Hip Hop Sports & Entertainment Network, co-editor for Inside The Iggles and a contributor for Saturday Blitz. Bookmark Thunderstorm Media on BlogtalkRadio.com, iTunes, TuneIn and Stitcher. Follow him on Twitter @GQ_4_Eva, @stormradio66 @stormsports66 & @insideiggles.
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