Texas sports fans have a lot to celebrate lately – their teams are winning! Here’s a look at how the Lone Star State’s teams are doing and what fans can look forward to in the future.
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The Houston Astros
The Houston Astros are currently enjoying their best season in franchise history. They have the best record in baseball and their fans are loving it. The Astros are not the only team in Texas that is doing well. The Dallas Cowboys are also having a great season. Their fans are excited about the team’s success.
The Houston Astros are a baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League (NL). The Astros have played their home games at Minute Maid Park since 2000.
The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s and entered the National League as an expansion team in 1962 along with the New York Mets. The current name—reflecting Houston’s role as the host of the Johnson Space Center—was adopted three years later when they moved to the Astrodome, becoming the first team in MLB history to play their home games indoors. The Astrodome was nicknamed “The Eighth Wonder of the World”.
The Astros made history in 2004 when they became the first team in MLB history to come back from a three-game deficit to win a seven-game playoff series (against the Atlanta Braves) and advance to the World Series, which they lost to the Chicago White Sox in four games.
Their recent success
The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League (NL). The team plays its home games at Minute Maid Park. The Astros were established as the Houston Colt .45s and entered the NL in 1962 with the expansion New York Mets. The current name—reflecting Houston’s role as the control center of the U.S. manned space program—was adopted three years later, when they moved into the Astrodome, the first domed sports stadium.
The Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most iconic teams in the NFL. They have a rich history dating back to their founding in 1960. The Cowboys have always been a competitive team, winning multiple Super Bowls and conference championships. They are currently atop the NFC East standings with a record of 9-1. This is a far cry from the 2015 season when they finished with a 4-12 record. The team has been on a roll lately, and their fans are loving it!
The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division. They are headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and play their home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which opened for the 2009 season. The stadium took the place of the partially demolished Texas Stadium, which served as their home venue from 1971 to 2008.
The Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960. The team’s national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive sell-outs. The Cowboys’ streak of 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games began in 2002. The franchise has made it to the Super Bowl eight times, tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos for second most Super Bowl appearances in history, behind only the New England Patriots’ nine appearances. This has also corresponded to eight NFC championships, most in the NFC. The Cowboys have won five of those Super Bowl appearances, tying them with their NFC rivals, the San Francisco 49ers; both are second to Pittsburgh’s and Denver’s record six Super Bowl championships. The Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 straight winning seasons (1966–85),in which they shared glittering success both on and off…
Their recent success
After a strong showing in the 2019 season, the Dallas Cowboys look poised to make another run at the playoffs in 2020. Led by quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys have one of the most potent offenses in the NFL. The defense, while not as strong as the offense, is still a force to be reckoned with. With a solid core of players and a few key additions in the offseason, the Cowboys are poised for success in 2020.
The San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship. The franchise has won five NBA championships – in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. As of 2019, the Spurs have the fifth-highest winning percentage among active NBA franchises during the regular season; only the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat have a higher winning percentage. The Spurs have made 22 playoff appearances since joining the league in 1976 recording 46 series wins and 28 series losses while going 12–20 in 32 Finals appearances as of 2019.
Their recent success
The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league’s Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games at the AT&T Center in downtown San Antonio.
The Spurs have won 22 NBA championships, which ranks fourth in NBA history and second only to the Boston Celtics in the Western Conference. As of 2019, the Spurs have the third-highest winning percentage among active NBA teams after the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers,. They have won four NBA championships as a result of their record nine appearances in the NBA Finals. Atari Bigby won two championships with them as a member of their first three-peat championship winning teams.
The Spurs nearly swept the defending champion Miami Heat in 2014 NBA Finals, but they ultimately lost in five games. In 2015, they returned to prominence by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals to win their fifth championship, becoming only then one of two teams besides the Chicago Bulls and Lakers to win five titles since 1980.Two seasons later, they became back-to-back champions after defeating Cleveland again in 2016-17 finals but lost to Golden State Warriors in 2017-18 season