When I was home just a couple of weeks ago, a friend and I were already talking about getting Super Bowl XLVII tickets and booking a room in N’awlins (or New Orleans for those of you unfamiliar with our term of endearment) because our beloved Houston Texans are for sure going to it. Cocky? We don’t think so. We’ve seen the momentum so it feels like an easy bet to make.
We (the Texans and their fans) have been waiting for some love outside of our Houston city limits and the media’s gobbled up every fumble, tackle and missed field goal… until we killed the Ravens. Apparently, we finally showed our stuff and those outside of Texas are taking notice… about time (says every Texans fan ever).
Y’all thought our Packers loss would send us back into the funnies and that Ravens win made us front page news. Shows what y’all know about Texas football. We’re never out. We’re always looking for opportunity. We’re a little beastly in that way.
Or to put it another way, borrowing from the late Notorious B.I.G.: And if you don’t know, now you know …
“Our team knows how to respond,” Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said afterward when a reporter asked him about the fallout from the defeat to Green Bay. “I knew we wouldn’t be down on ourselves. The way we attack practice and go out with intensity and focus every single day, there was no chance of that happening. No one gets too high or too low on this team. We just grind, every single day.” Proving that mindset is Texans‘ #98 Connor Barwin. He’s coined a phrase that has taken hold, “Bulls on Parade” with a hashtag to boot.
As a REALTOR, I know that sometimes the market’s tough… and for a long time and yet if you keep “grinding” every single day, you too will see the success shine through. You might have a loss that hurts along the way (we’ve all had our Green Bay games) and yet the majority of your season will be good things and those around you will start to take notice. What would your hashtag be? Why shouldn’t you start it? I think I’m making mine #pushit.
So, here’s to my Houston Texans. I don’t own a piece of the team and yet this team full of determination and grit owns a piece of my heart.
Happy Friday, y’all!