A sports fan take on the world of sports. Out is what the media wants me to think, in is what people should be following.
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Who am I?
I'm from Houston, a graduate of the University of Texas, a fan of the Houston Astros and Houston Texans. But this blog will be about the "greater sports", whatever that means.
I'm going to bend some criteria this week for Sportsman of the Week. Normally I choose star players with big numbers in important games who came out victorious. This week, I'm going to choose a quarterback that lost the game. Unfortunately to a rival. For the fourth straight time. But exemplifies the spirit of sport, and what it means to compete, and be an outstanding young man. I am referring to Trent Steelman, quarterback for Army, who has started since his freshman year, and been on the losing end against Navy now 4 straight games (4 year starter). Navy has won 11 straight against the Cadets, further adding to the burn. Steelman completed 4 of 5 passes for 48 yards and ran for another 96 yards (on 17 carries) including a TD. But it was his senior poise and decision making that led Army to outgain the Midshipmen 418 yards to 297. It was just a couple of inopportune turnovers and critical 4th down conversions that didn't work out. Steelman was distraught on the sideline after the game, but answered all questions in the post-game press conference and will be a fine young man representing our great country in what is sure to be a very successful military career. I know beating Navy is all he's thought about for 4 years, but he is a proud representative of Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week.