Oh, hello there. I'm writer, literary equivalent of a street performer, and new SBNHouston.com Weekend Editor Luke Zimmermann. You may remember me from such blogs as Ohio State-centric ElevenWarriors.com or occasionally contributing to the playing with mercury over at the endless indian summer that is Every Day Should Be Saturday.
Don't worry, I'm one step ahead of you. You're thinking, "yankee, what makes you qualified to tell me about *MY* teams?"
Shocked as you may be, I'm actually a fourth generation Texan. I was sent in a Northerner-human hybrid body I operated via telepathy to gather information on the kind of things they were teaching in their "colleges", only to fall in love and betray those that sent me. However, before, during, and after my love for all things Houston sports has never ceased.
Favorite Houston sports moment of all-time? Game 6 of the 2005 NLCS. I had a, let's say "flippant", Southern Illinois product roommate in college at the time, and heard on every minutely errant pitch, every base hit how it was only a matter of time before the Cardinals came from behind and took it -- and yes, weirdly enough these people consider their "home team" the Cards. Fortunately, that night Roy O. was truly a wizard, that cycnism never manifested itself as much of anything, and I still haven't truly recovered from the week that followed.
Irrationally favorite Houston sports moment of all-time? Walking into a Buffalo Wild Wings, seeing a giant 70" projections of Mario Williams with Texans logos superimposed all over him the night before the draft, and feeling my heart free fall into my stomach not unlike being at the top of a roller coaster or seeing a lit up police car in your rearview mirror. "Why the heck is that my favorite," you might ask? Because I've never been happier to be wrong. Except of course for that time an adolescent me was convinced Jason Williams over Yao Ming was the correct pick for the long term stability of the Rockets.
Anyways, enough about me. I look forward to sharing Daryl Morey hero worship, the Houston Texans' first ever playoff appearence, and the return of the Houston Astros to teens of Baseball America's list of top farm systems in baseball with each and every one of you.