Houston sports fans had an awful day Thursday.
There was a surplus of sports to watch Thursday and fans in Houston were particularly intrigued. The Houston Astros were looking to pick up a much-needed win in Oakland, the Houston Rockets had a chance to tie the series against the Los Angeles Lakers at 2-2, and the Houston Texans were opening the 2020 NFL season in Kansas City.
All three teams ended up losing in what was a historic day. The Houston Chronicle ran a story about how it had been since October 1980 for all three teams to be in action on the same day. The result back then was three losses as well.
It was a tough day for Houston sports fans
All three losses Thursday were tough to take in. The Astros fell to the first-place Athletics and are now 6.5 games back in the division. They also only hold a two-game lead over the third-place Seattle Mariners. A 22-23 record was not what the team had in mind and it appears the club is unraveling now that they are facing real adversity after years of alleged sign-stealing.
The Rockets are fighting for their season after losing Thursday and falling into a 3-1 series deficit against the Lakers. James Harden went 2-11 from the field in a 110-100 loss that saw LeBron James and Anthony Davis pick apart the Rockets defense. P.J. Tucker and Robert Covington both started and combined for three points and it is clear the Rockets are doomed if Harden and Russell Westbrook don’t play nearly perfect every night.
The Texans had a rough night, but that loss came in Week 1 during a year without a preseason. It also came against the best team in football. Bill O’Brien still made some mind-boggling decisions, but Houston fans may have been too beaten down by that point in the night to get too mad at him. That is just what O’Brien does.
This rare occurrence only happened in 2020 because of the NBA playoffs being pushed back. It will take the Astros going back to the World Series for it to happen again. Houston fans may just want to root against his trifecta given the past results.