Question #5 – Will the Texans reach the pinnacle?
The first four questions can easily be debated back and forth depending on which side you choose. However, the fifth question is the one that might not be as straightforward. We seem to look for the answer anyway we can. We can predict if and when it will happen, but we don’t really know. For this era, it comes down to the question of if this team can do something that is thought to be unthinkable: get a Houston team to a Super Bowl.
I don’t believe in curses, but it does bother me that in the history of the NFL, Houston hasn’t had a team in the Super Bowl. Well, we can say the same for Cleveland, Detroit and Jacksonville and the first two I just named are legendary teams. They are almost like the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians of the NFL while the Jaguars and Texans have playoff experience, but pale in comparison to the first two.
The Texans find themselves at a crossroads. This is the all-in at a poker table when there’s really nothing more to lose. The question becomes will this team make the next step. What is the next step? What is the pinnacle? We all want to reach the AFC Championship game and that day will come, but the truth is the ultimate pinnacle is the Super Bowl. Suppose we get to the AFC Championship game and we lose. Do we make that next step? Do we wait a few years?
We don’t know until it happens. Yet, if there was a year where we get an answer towards the
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question we want to know, this is it. We’re dealing with a lot of uncertainties right now with COVID-19 and social justice in this world. While those two are the big concerns as we know, the fate of the Texans could wiggle it’s way up to third in our mindsets.
I’m telling you that my heart wants to see Watson, Watt, Cooks, David Johnson, and whoever stand on the stage to accept the Lombardi trophy. Whether or not there will be fans there is a different matter, but the truth is we want a Super Bowl badly because it would erase the pain and suffering of watching other teams, including one four hours from us win it all. I can’t tell you how hard it is for me to be living in Cowboy territory right now.
Winning cures all blues and right now, we need winning. The Astros and Rockets can do their jobs of winning and strive for championships in the future. Yet, for the sake of the city, no team deserves a title more than the Texans. I just hope we get that chance sooner rather than later.
I can’t wait for the season to get started. I can’t wait for the answers to be given out. I just can’t wait for the moment confetti will fall down. If it’s this year or next, then gosh darn it, let’s get the show on the road.