Pop Rocks: Songs for the 2011 Texans Season
Still, there are hopeful signs. The improved secondary should no longer be the worst in the league (I'm betting on a ranking in the low 20s), previously unheralded players like Ben Tate have stepped up and Peyton Manning
will likely sit out may be on the bench when Houston plays Indy in week one. Hey, you take what you can get.
Am I cautiously optimistic? I am, with emphasis on the "cautiously." The Texans' tenth season is fraught with uncertainty, after all, which is why my suggestions for 2011 Houston Texans Theme Songs are rife with songs of unease and anxiety, as well as those of a more hopeful bent. Are you ready for some potentially tolerable football? Let's go!
Led Zeppelin, "10 Years Gone"
It's hard for football fans to stave off the melancholy that comes from a decade of David Carr and Gary Kubiak. This cut from Physical Graffiti might not get them dancing in their seats at Reliant, but at least it's honest.
The Staple Singers, "I'll Take You There"
On the other hand, maybe this is the year Kubiak -- along with Arian Foster, Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson -- gets the Texans to the Promised Land of the playoffs.
Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Will Kirby once again be a thoroughfare down which thousands of dejected fans trudge following another nailbiting loss...?