Sunday, October 17, 2010 still felt like Summer. There was sunshine in the air and warmth in your heart as you held, if guarded, great expectations for your Houston Texans. You had waited nine years for something special from this team for the first time since their 19 - 10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. And now, after a thrilling comeback win against the Chiefs, here they were at 4 - 2 going into a Bye-week to prepare to win on the road in Indianapolis against a team they throttled at Reliant Stadium to christen and begin the long awaited success of what would be the 2010 season.
Then over the next nine games they mustered only one additional win to now sit at 5 - 10 before concluding their sad, pathetic season on January 2nd. Two days into the new year the Texans host the Jacksonville Jaguars to at least try to end their season on a positive note.
Just two weeks ago, owner Bob McNair assured restless Houstonians that he himself had been assured by his colleages that this team was on the right track, despite the many headscratching collapses masquerading as heartbreaking defeats. And then they racked up two additional losses in everybit as befuddlingly a fashion.
The weather forecast leading up to this weekend's game is dark, gloomy, and rainy. But it will be sunny and spring-like for the game on Sunday. It will be a beautiful day for football. Let's hope we see some!