The Houston Texans are no longer the "almost" team.
The HBO "Hard Knocks" season featuring your Houston Texans took home two awards at the 37th annual Sports Emmy Awards at a New York City ceremony last night.
My favorite moment from the series? Hm, tough to say. Vince Wilfork, draped in huge overalls and wearing cowboy boots just hanging around behind a completely unaware Bill O'Brien comes to mind. Not just for the visual, but for what I thought was just such an honest reaction from O'Brien where he gives the camera operator a "look" and says something to the effect of "What the... (points) the f***in' players are over there!"
Also, prior to his injury - Arian Foster outrunning the defensive backs and referring to one particular players' legs as "dem sh*ts" was a sneaky favorite as well.
Let's also not overlook DeAndre Hopkins owning DeAngelo Hall after Hall just could not shut up - and then neither of them could shut up.
The awards "Hard Knocks" took home are as follows:
Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary - "Hard Knocks" won over NFL Network's "A Football Life" and Showtime's "All Access" among others.
Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound - "Hard Knocks" took the gold over Showtime's "Inside the NFL" and ABC's "2015 Indianapolis 500", and a few others. This is the sixth win in eight years for "Hard Knocks" in this category.
The latter award had to be a lock, considering they had to bleep Bill O'Brien for all the daytime airings of the show. No word yet if the Texans will hang a banner at NRG Stadium recognizing the two trophies.
For me, "Hard Knocks" is must-see television regardless of which team is the focus... although I could have done without that Miami Dolphins season and Reverend Joe Philbin. Holy God that was straight up AMBIEN.
Since its inception in 2001, HBO's "Hard Knocks" has won 14 Sports Emmy Awards.
For a list of all the Sports Emmy Award winners and links to the nominees, visit EmmyOnline.org and feel free to share some of your favorite moments from the show in the comments below.