It was dubbed the best LCS ever. The 1980 LCS between the Astros and the Phillies was a series for the ages. It was a best-of-five then, but four of the five games went into extra innings. Yet, it would be an even more memorable series had we actually won. But unfortunately, the Astros lost the Phillies, especially in Game 5 when we had a 5-2 lead only to see it fall in the eighth inning. Foreshadow anyone? But still, we fought back to tie and the game went into extra innings. Yet, the Phillies got the run and they went on to win the World Series that year. That could’ve been us. Now, the Phillies have acquired Jake Arrieta and there are talks about them making the postseason. Will it happen? Who knows?
In other news, the 76ers are still trusting the process while the Eagles are coming off a Super Bowl. The Flyers are still searching for their first Stanley Cup since 1976. The Rockets did take on the 76ers back when they were in the Eastern Conference in 1977. We lost to the same team led by Julius Erving, George McInnis, and Daryl Dawkins who lost to Bill Walton and the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA Finals.
How must we beat the City of Brotherly Love?
Simple! Houston Sports can show the 76ers how the process really works by having the Rockets beat the daylights out of them in four or five games in the NBA Finals. Our Texans must make the Super Bowl and hope the Eagles are back because we think we can beat them and show the Eagles how good we are. In addition, should Houston have an NHL Team, we prolong the drought by knocking them off the Stanley Cup Finals or playoffs assuming if we’re in the same conference.
But the pain has to be felt against the Phillies. Like the Pirates, the Astros should really show everyone how good they are by beating the Phillies who have yet to reach the status of up-and-coming. If the Phillies are in the World Series, we dispose of them in four or five games. The only thing that can save Philadelphia from a Houston onslaught is Rocky Balboa. If Rocky decides to fight us, get back unless we force Evan Gattis or J.J. Watt to fight in the ring.