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Sports are a blur – it’s all about Houston: The Update for Sept. 1st

Unless you have been living in a Redwood Tree, our great City of Houston was recently wrecked by an absolutely insane storm. That being said, I would like for us all to take a moment of silence in the wake of this horrendous hurricane… for the loss of my interest in local sports.

Everything seems to be running together for me after everything we’ve endured over the last 7 days. However, it does makes me feel better knowing that I’m not the only person who feels this way. Because if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me, “What day is it?” in the past week… well, not anywhere near rich, but you get the idea.

In addition to my days running together, I also suddenly have little interest in local sports. It’s official, I’m “BLITZ’D.” This time last week, I was pumped for:

  • College Football set to begin
  • Texans cuts
  • Astros

After battling with the sheer havoc that fell out of the atmosphere onto Houston for five consecutive days, and simultaneously watching continuous storm coverage… I’m mentally drained.

Mother Nature – 1, Lamont – 0

It was the moment the news broke about the Astros and Rangers playing in Tampa that I began to realize exactly what had happened to me. Any other time, I might be able to understand why people were acting like someone killed their mother over this.


Good Lord, people are actually mad about Astros playoff positioning while their fellow Houstonians are swimming for their lives? I’m speechless.

So, I went out of my way to avoid it all:

When the Astros dropped two games to the Rangers, I was like, “Whatevs.” When the Texans and Cowboys were cancelled I said, “Who Cares. Good.” And then, I completely forgot that college football was set to begin this weekend. At this point, I literally have no idea what games are being played. Lastly, I completely forgot the Texans cut-down was also this weekend.

Thursday was the first full day that local regular sports programming resumed, and I didn’t want to hear any of it. I only wanted to hear Harvey related info, Harvey charity info and callers/host experiences with Harvey. NOT sports.

My city will always take precedence.


The Astros acquired Cameron Maybin. You would think that they would have more interest in pitching, and not outfield.

JJ Watt has transformed himself  into Jerry Lewis? If you were wondering even for a minute if Watt still has his trademark mass appeal – he has raised nearly $13 Million dollars for Houston Flood victims.

This Houston citizen protected a store from looters with a shotgun. It brought a tear to my eye. I would get in a foxhole with this gentleman:


“I’m always in the mood to make you come.”  – Unknown



Editor’s note: Lamont Mann is your weekly Friday updater, and also weighs in on a variety of subjects throughout the week. Former military man, UH Grad. Follow him on Twitter: @sportsmedialm

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