Being alive is such a wonderful and strange thing. Yesterday's win over the Colts with Brandon Weeden saving the day is just one of the many infinite examples that reaffirm the silliness of existence. I still don't know how it happened, or why it happened, but it actually happened.
Yet now is not the time to ponder the deeper questions. Now is the time to celebrate and slather around in the glow of the present. After the season, we can ponder the bigger meaning, question the roster structure, and debate how Houston can go from a mediocre team that won a crappy division to an actual Super Bowl contender. But now let's start the party, enjoy the present, and look forward to the fragile beauty of playoff football.
This is the team that finally did it? THIS YEAR'S TEAM? REALLY?!
Don't get me wrong, winning in Indy is a monumental achievement for this franchise, but before this season started, I never could have imagined that Brandon Weeden of all people would be the guy to get it done. This is just...I don't even really know how to react yet.
In 1983, after the Chicago White Sox went on a winning streak, Texas Rangers manager Doug Rader said the White Sox "...weren't playing well. They're winning ugly" (cite: Wikipedia). The White Sox would go on to adopt the Winning Ugly moniker on its way to winning the AL West championship.
Your 2015 Houston Texans are "Winning Fugly."
There's a lot to discuss about the Clots' game, both good and bad. But, you know what? We'll be hanging (at least) the AFC South Champion banner next season (while the Clots hang up their "We started Matt Hasselbeck at QB and all we got was this lousy banner" banner), and now's the time to bask in the warm glowing warming glow of that accomplishment.
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