Here's a Participation Trophy for all the Houston Texans fans out there - you've earned it.
Actually we could say this is for all fans of any Houston area professional team in recent history. We have a history of supporting teams that are just good enough to get our hopes up but never good enough to go the distance. I sometimes feel like we would be better off in Des Moines or Savannah or Bozeman - somewhere that doesn't field any major league teams - so we could feel free to support any team we liked, or ignore professional sports completely. Life would certainly be simpler.