Top 10 Sports Moments of 2011
Think about it: Eliminate the Astros and Houston had a year worthy of holding down multiple spots on this list that encompasses athletic accomplishments both inside and outside of the best U.S. state.
More rings than LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined.
10. The Rise of the Houston Dynamo
They broke ground on a new stadium, and then went on to make it to the finals before falling in the MLS championship game to the LA Galaxy. The new digs should especially make 2012 a dandy.
9. College-Football Conference Hopscotch
It's the Longhorn Network's fault. Nope, blame the Aggies. Whatever you believe, the Big 12 will be minus A&M and the Houston Cougars are Big East-bound starting in 2013.
8. Dallas Mavericks Win It All
Brian Cardinal > LeBron James for the Mavs' first title in franchise history.
7. Final Four in Houston
There was the party, and then the most unmemorable game in title history: A snoozer between Connecticut and Butler, which, because it sucked so bad, kind of makes it super memorable.
6. A Coach's Batshit-Crazy Wife
Kristi Malzahn, wife of Auburn's outgoing offensive coordinator Gus (he recently took the head job at Arkansas State), is a few sandwiches short of a picnic.