Wednesday Hot Clicks: J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve were honored as the 2017 Sportsperson of the Year at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Houston is definitely strong at the SI Sportsperson of the Year awards
It was a banner night for Texas at the Barclays Center, with Texans star J.J. Watt and Astros star Jose Altuve getting honored as the 2017 Sportsperson of the Year by this very publication. They, along with award winners Joel Embiid, Colin Kaepernick, Carlos Beltran and Maya Moore, were feted in Brooklyn at a gala event. Make sure to check out our features on Watt and Altuve and what made them this year's winners.
Your latest entry in "Jose Altuve is short/Joel Embiid is tall"
Speaking of people of the year
I've been snubbed once again.
Lovely Lady of the Day
How can Giancarlo Stanton turn down a pitch this good?
Because Dexter Fowler has one of his own
Odds and Ends
A Montana high school girls basketball team beat its opponent 102–0. Shouts to them for playing defense the whole game ... The 2010 murder of former Grizzlies star Lorenzen Wright may finally have been solved ... Are the NHL and NBA coming to Seattle? ... Here are the 10 highest grossing sports movies ever; the secret to success is apparently the presence of Adam Sandler ... Presenting the year in band names in 2017 ... Here's a disgusting story about a Sunderland fan allegedly using his stadium seat as a toilet ... A John Gotti biopic starring John Travolta (!) has been pulled by its distributor just days from release ... Want to know more about the IOC's ban of Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics? We've got you covered.
DEAL OF THE DAY
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FYI: The lateral that @DangeRussWilson threw to @MikeDavisRB in Sunday’s @Seahawks @Eagles game was a legit “Galilean Transformation”. In their reference frame, the ball went backwards. It’s not their fault they ran forward faster than the ball. pic.twitter.com/DHUKNtlcyj— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 5, 2017
Thomas the Tank Engine Gets Extreme
Get up, big man
Who needs real friends?
DeMar DeRozan will do just fine without you, Raptors teammates.
It's Wednesday, my dudes
Stay Houston Strong.