Our Houston Texans have continued OTAs this week, and some interesting news about the possible starting QB has come out, but we're still waiting on concrete word.
In other sporting news, Our Northern Neighbour is hosting the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the Americans are leading their group. While most of us didn't grow up watching or playing soccer, realistically, our men's national team won't be winning a World Cup any time soon, so more than a few casual soccer fans have been tuning in to Fox Sports 1 and 2 (for those of us who can find the channels, hidden in our DirecTV guides) to catch the matches. The Ladies opened up their quest for a third World Cup with a victory over a salty Australia and battled former coach Pia Sundhage and Sweden yesterday for a 1 W, 1 D, 0 L record in the group stage.
We're hoping national favorite Alex Morgan can regain full health, and that Abby Wambach can finally hoist that trophy on June 5, but there are plenty of other stories surrounding the tourney to keep sports fanatics like myself interested. For example, despite the prowess of the Netherlands men's team, the women's team is making its World Cup debut this year. Likewise, it's been interesting to watch other newbies to the World Cup like Côte d'Ivoire and Thailand (though I'll admit that watching that match was eye-bleach awful). The Canadians field a pretty good team as well, and Norwegian Maren Mjelde's goal against Germany has my vote for goal of the tourney so far.
In other sporting news, the Astros still sit first in the AL West, despite their recent struggles. They're welcoming the Mariners and Rockies to Minute Maid Park before going on the road next Friday. Our two professional soccer teams, the Dynamo and Dash, are on mid-season hiatus until the 20th due to national team duties. The Cavaliers are hoping to recover from their substandard performance against the Warriors Sunday evening in the NBA Finals, while the Blackhawks will be at the Lightning this evening in the hopes of pulling ahead in the Stanley Cup Finals (maybe Patrick Kane can finally score, no?).
In non-sporting news, this looks like a good option at the theatre for those of us who aren't interested in dinosaurs that rise up to eat everyone that crosses their paths. Those of us living in DFW woke up to this news this morning, nobody puts Baby in a corner, I can't even begin to fathom what's going on in this story, but the Twitter hashtags are hilarious, tattoos cause cancer surgeries, and ladies need to get their panties ready because D'Angelo is touring.
In terms of music offerings this week, it's a roundabout story. I was thinking about D'Angelo, then looked up whether Maxwell was hitting Texas any time soon, then looked at Chrisette Michele (who is coming to Texas in July), before deciding to see what the Robert Glasper Experiment was up to. That reminded me of his version of Sade's classic, Cherish the Day. So, with all that in mind (see what four hours of sleep can do?), I'm presenting both Sade and the Robert Glasper Experiment featuring the underappreciated Lalah Hathaway (daughter of Donnie) and their respective versions of this song that my father played on repeat throughout my childhood.
With that, your weekly S.N.O.T. is open! Feel free to add any recommendations (still waiting on some cooking from Tru, hint, hint) in the Comments!