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Am I Alone As A Dejected Houston Sports Fan?

What's wrong with me?

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If you told me a year ago that the Texans would be cruising in on a playoff bid, that the Astros finally had a new owner and had cleaned house in the front office and that the Rockets were actually going to play games in 2011 (maybe), I should have been really happy.

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The key words there are "should have." Instead, circumstances mean I'm more dejected than excited, more downtrodden than upbeat. In short, it's just like any other year.

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Maybe this is just me. Maybe you other fans out there aren't as defeatist as I am at this point. The consecutive injuries to Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart coupled with the move to the American League just took it out of me. And, I didn't even mention the talk of a rebuilding project with the local basketball team. 

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Hope is a fickle thing for a sports fan. It waxes and wanes and most fans keep a sense of it even after some of the most crushing losses pile up. I just need to tap into that feeling again, because right now, the silver lining is getting harder and harder to find.

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(Cue Andrew Friedman's press conference...)

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