Saturday, December 9, 2006

Andy to Yankees, Vince comes back to play Texans

Take care, Andy. We'll miss you. God bless you, brother, and best wishes for you, your family and the Yankees.

It seems quite fitting that today we're talking about Houston sports legend Andy Pettitte's departure from the Astros. Why, tomorrow, another Houston sports legend comes to town that we let get away. Playing for a football team that we let get away.

Since draft day last year, there has been one particular football game highlighted in my mind. This next one at Reliant is the one I'm referring to. No, the Texans-Titans game probably won't have much of a impact outside the two towns represented, and in the scheme of things it doesn't really matter more than any other regular season game. But I bet Vince Young has been thinking about this one. I saw a Vince Young special on BET a couple weeks ago and he was playing softball (presumably in Tennessee) wearing an Oilers cap. Oh yeah, he's thinking about it. And many of the Texans fans have been thinking about it, too.

Not to mention, all the former Oilers fans.

Vince Young gets to come home and show us all he should have been added to the Texans roster. On the other hand, the Texans get to show everyone that they can handle things fine without him.

Does Vince have something to prove to his hometown fans? Probably not. Most football fans here already know what he's capable of doing. Question is: Will he do it big this weekend at Reliant Stadium, as a member of the former Houston Oilers...after we passed him up in the draft? I certainly don't want to encourage him against the Texans, but it's not going to be pretty around here if he goes crazy and does something like passing for two or three touchdowns and rushing for another one -- and the Titans come out on top.

Am I going out on a limb to say this would be a very, very nice win for the Texans? This game is going to be fun to watch.

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