Your Texans Gamewatching Prep: Lord, How Times Have Changed With The Team's Success
You knew they were going to lose, they knew they were going to lose, all your friends knew they were going to lose -- what was the sense in putting a lot of effort into watching? Unless you're putting together an Irish wake, you don't really knock yourself out preparing for a deathwatch. (And even then you're just laying out some beer, booze and cold cuts.)
Now, however, the Texans are the hot pick to get to the Super Bowl in the AFC. And all of a sudden, Sunday NFL game-watching has been taken to a new level.
(Oldsters, break out the Spanky & Our Gang.)
How have things changed in Houston? At least these five ways.
The pre-2012 seasons are represented on the left when there are two pictures; this year is to the right.
That cold pizza might have been good enough back when Jacoby Jones was catching punts, but it ain't gonna cut it this year. The proper elaborate presentation fit for a division champ is going to take a little more effort and imagination, but the Texans deserve it.
Couch-potato sweats got you through Dom Capers, David Carr and the meaningless out-of-the-running games that seemed to begin in mid-November each year.
This year, you're hitting the Texans store and representing, no matter how foolish the results are.