Hola Texans fans, fanatics, and the rest of y'all. Our favorite team and favorite players are nearing the end of their summer vacay and, so far, only one has managed to get in legal trouble (praise McNair's insistence on character). Rookies are due to report to the land of milk and honey July 26th, while vets aren't due until the 31st.
Even though the boys in blue aren't playing football yet, they're doing football-y things, like winning accolades from their peers, or working out in the heat or in gyms and posting pics of such activities on their respective social media, or discussing their rejuvenation with team media. Of course, some Texans have gotten in a little traveling, which is a great relaxer before the grind of the season. For those of y'all who absolutely must see the Texans soon, J.J. Watt is up for two awards at the ESPYs, airing July 15th. For now, none of his teammates seem confirmed to attend, but that means nothing.
The All-Star Break can't come soon enough for the struggling Astros. They're taking on Tampa Bay this weekend, before breaking for a few days. Hopefully they can regroup, relearn how to hit, field, and pitch in the meantime, and come out raring against the Rangers at home.
The Houston Dynamo defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 last night, and next face Real Salt Lake, while the Houston Dash welcome the Chicago Red Stars Sunday evening. In other soccer news, the USMNT sit atop Group A of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup with 6 points from two wins, and a goal differential of +2.
The Rockets have re-signed Patrick Beverley and Corey Brewer, and those of us on Twitter were able to follow the DeAndre Jordan saga (rubbed that in another colleague's face today, whoot!) as it unfolded and Dallasites melted down. It was glorious, I tell you!!!
In Wimbledon news, Serena Williams did Serena Williams things and won her third grand slam title of the year. Next up is the U.S. Open, where she has the chance to complete the calendar slam as well as the Serena slam. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will compete for the gentlemen's title Sunday morning on BSPN.
In your weekly dose of news and culture: China was struck by a typhoon; royal panties are expensive; smoking may be linked to mental illness; does anyone recognize this child? I'm watching this, and I'm not ashamed to say it, either.
In music this week, we're taking it old school. Con Funk Shun's Love's Train is one of my dad's favorite songs, and I was driving in to work Friday morning when this came on my iPod, and I've been listening to it (and them) nonstop ever since, so let me put y'all back in the disco era. Now some of us weren't alive during the disco era, some of us were too young to remember it even though we lived through it, and some of us can't remember it because we're too old. I won't call anyone out, though.
With that, S.N.O.T. is open, y'all. Comment below!