In the summer of 2010, Josh Hamilton was Superman for the Texas Rangers. His daughters were 9, 5 and 2 years old. Maybe that’s his motivation, as he is flown to Houston to see his knee doctor for the second time in a week.
The 2016 TCU baseball team won 49 games and triumphed in its first two games at the College World Series. But it still fell one victory short. This year’s Horned Frogs have the talent and the mindset to finish the story.
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels elected to stay with a mostly pat hand this off-season, and the preseason magazines have given him a low grade for that. But as spring training begins, this is already a better lineup than 12 months ago.
Seemingly hopelessly behind midway in the third quarter, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots on a history-scripting comeback that ended with James White’s 2-yard touchdown run four minutes into overtime to win Super Bowl 51 over the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff ignored his former boss’ advice and made the multi-pick trade that allowed them to draft Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones. The rest, come Sunday, could be Super Bowl history.
In New England, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have remained the constants through their championship seasons. The two have carved a unique dynasty in professional sports.
The matchup between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons has failed to generate a worthy Super Bowl LI buzz. Though fans of the Texans dread the thought, the game really needed the Dallas Cowboys.