Houston Astros, Rockets, Texans: State of Houston Sports amid COVID-19

Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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How are our Houston Astros, Rockets and Texans doing amid the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s to break the state of Houston Sports by team. Let’s find out more.

Houston Astros, Rockets and Texans fans, as the situation with COVID-19 continues to make head waves just when it had started to simmer down, Houston’s sports teams are set to either begin or resume seasons that have been affected during this chaotic pandemic. But there is more than getting back to playing. Each of Houston’s sports teams has something to prove.

Houston Sports fans,

The situation with COVID-19 continues to give us a bunch of headaches (no pun intended as everyone’s health is of high importance). Right now, we would be seeing the NBA Finals going on, maybe with James Harden and the Rockets in there. We could be seeing the Houston Astros, while dealing with pain and bruises from all the potential balls directing at them as well as boos from opposing fans, striving for another championship. The Texans might also be getting ready for training camp without a top-notch receiver and hoping to get set for the first few weeks that could define their season.

Sad to say, however, that for a few months, the dreams of success have been put to a side by a case of reality. Although the world isn’t always a friendly place, we’ve had some hard lessons that remind us that there are more important things than sports. The first, and still top priority is the health and safety of everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. The other, which has reached a boiling point after the unfortunate death of Houston native George Floyd at the hands of police brutality, is about people coming together to understand the racism that has plagued the world and how we strive to be better without it.

While those issues take top-flight in world problems, sports can always be seen as a distraction to help heal in a time of crisis. We know that feeling from a few years ago, but now every sport is set to return to their schedules trying to either resume or start a season. It will be a different environment where teams are playing without fans at least early on.

At this rate, all of Houston’s teams have a few things in common. They not only have a chance to resume play and strive for success, but they also have a chance to prove the doubters wrong. Each of our sports teams will be tested by three variables: the opponents, the skeptics, and the pandemic.

I wrote a sort of state of the union address back when the 2020 year started. Obviously, I was not aware of any health crisis until it exploded in March. Halfway through 2020, I decided to write another address to give opinions on where we’re at. So where exactly is the state of the union of our sports teams?