#2 San Francisco
The city of San Francisco loved Houston Sports when we beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. There’s a serious rivalry between the two California cities for your information. It went all the way back to when both teams were in New York. But can you imagine us trying to conquer California by beating their sports teams? Can you imagine a reason why San Francisco would despise us? There is a possibility that it could happen sooner rather than later.
That’s because the Golden State Warriors defeated us in both the 2015 and 2016 playoffs. To be fair, we weren’t ready then. Now that we have a team that is still in first place, our chances of beating Golden State have increased. Let them say we have no chance. But we know that if we’re going to get respect, we’re going to have to beat them.
Clarify us? But aren’t the Warriors in Oakland as well?
Technically, they are located in Oakland, but there have been talks of the team moving to San Francisco. Yet, they represent the Bay Area and the first city you think of there is San Francisco. If I put down Oakland, I would ignore the fact that the Texans defeated the Raiders in the playoffs in 2016.
The same goes for the Giants and 49ers. We’ve yet to have a great playoff series or Super Bowl meeting with these two teams. If the Astros meet the Giants in the World Series, it’s going to be a major gig considering the Giants won three World Series title in five years (2010-2014). It’s also going to be a problem for Gerrit Cole’s wife, whose brother Brandon Crawford happens to be playing on the Giants.
The Texans should hope the 49ers get to the Super Bowl so that they can win.
To beat Golden State, do we battle on the Golden Gate Bridge?
No, because we have to play on their fields. But the Rockets seem to be the closest team to get to the Warriors. There have been reports that the Western Conference Finals should the Rockets and Warriors make it there are being dubbed as the NBA Finals. Don’t tell that to the Boston Celtics or Toronto Raptors. But the Rockets have to beat Golden State to finally get past their toughest task after years of losing. It took the Chicago Bulls three losses to the Detroit Pistons before they finally beat them. So why not have the Rockets beat the Warriors?
If Houston gets by Golden State, then it will no pressure for the Astros and the Texans to take on the Giants and 49ers. For the Astros, Cole must strikeout and give up a home run to Crawford just to make everyone in the family happy. He must get a ring as well because Crawford’s already got two. As for the Texans, they just need to play like they can play. The only thing that would help the 49ers now is if they bring back the 1980’s teams.