With the Astros about to end the season, the Rockets about to start, and the Texans already in season, their are lots of interesting links and tweets around the internet. Here are the latest links and tweets from within the week.
Christina Karhl (ESPN) wrote a positive piece regarding the 2013 Astros season.
And nevertheless, things are looking up for the Astros as an organization. As general Jeff Luhnow, with his usual relentless pragmatism, reflected a few weeks ago, “If I look at our organization and where we are today versus where we were a year ago, I think we’ve made substantial progress towards our ultimate objectives.”
It seems an odd place for him to hang up his cleats, considering the Yankees have played just a solitary three-game series in Houston all-time, and Rivera has never pitched at Minute Maid Park. Nevertheless, if the Yankees miss out on the postseason, Rivera’s final game could be in Houston, and it’s creating quite a buzz with the fans.
The Astros sent out a simple tweet promoting a Ladies Night at Minute Maid Park, however, Greg Thurston (Climbing Tal’s Hill) writes they may have made a mistake with the tweet.
Ben Dubose (Clutchfans.net) took a look at the Rockets backcourt. Is it the best in the NBA?
JCF: So what, then, is the attitude you’re taking into this season?
JL: I’m just going out there to play and not worry about anything: about proving myself to anybody, or proving my worth, or trying to live up to a contract, or whatever. I’m just going to go out there and play completely free of all the expectations and all the noise, the pressure…
The writers at Hoopsworld released their 2013 Houston Rockets season preview.
The Houston Rockets entered the off-season with the singular goal of luring Dwight Howard to town via free agency, and that’s exactly what they did. It remains to be seen whether or not the addition of the NBA’s premier big man is enough to propel the Rockets to the top of the Western Conference, but there is little doubt that the potential is there.
Tania Ganguli (ESPN) takes a look at where the Texans place on ESPN’s power rankings.
According to John McClain (Houston Chronicle) and confirmed by others, the Texans have switched Sam Montgomery‘s position to defensive end.
Texans have moved OLB Sam Montgomery to DE. He was drafted in third round.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 25, 2013