In a world where it feels like there is massive disagreement on almost anything these days, I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a gigantic drag.
Between Kobe Bryant dying, the COVID-19 showing up on our front lawn, and the subsequent collapse of everything economic, 2020 has sucked. Add in the gigantic kick in the balls locally of DeAndre Hopkins getting traded, and frankly, I may not finish this article without killing myself.
So, you may ask, “Why in the hell are you bringing all of this up NOW, Sean?” Well, faithful 610 follower, I bring it up to remind you that, if you were here in 2008, then you were actually uniquely prepared to deal with 2020.
Think about it — Hurricane Ike thumped our city right in the middle of a recession, forcing the Texans into a Week 2 bye week and an 0-3 start to the season.So today, I review the DeAndre-Hopkins-trade-sized kick in the junk from that fateful year of football — the Rosencopter game.Yes, that game where the Texans held a seemingly safe and insurmountable lead over their arch-nemesis, the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning, who they had managed to compile a 1-11 record against coming into that Sunday afternoon.
It all played out so perfectly for about 55 minutes… then? KABOOM!! Sage Rosenfels proceeded to piece together the worst four minutes of individual football in franchise history, with three turnovers in the last four minutes, including the infamous one…..
If you want to watch the entire game — and honestly, the first 56 minutes are delightful! — here you go….