Houston Texans Tunnel

Houston Texans follow my lead, secure victory!

Hello again fellow investor!

I haven’t posted anything personal lately, so I’m due! What have I been up to lately? Oh, nothing I guess … except for turning the entire world of sports upside down!!! 🙂

The 2009-10 Super Bowl contenders and defending AFC champs, the Indianapolis Colts, were in town last weekend to face my Houston Texans. Our odds of victory seemed slim seeing that we’ve lost to them fifteen times and only won once. I knew they had been kicking our butts for a few years, but I didn’t know it was THAT bad! Yikes!

When I saw those stats in the newspaper earlier last week, I knew that this humiliating madness must end ASAP. “By the end of Sunday, we will be 2 and 15! And I’m the one who will ensure it happens!” I declared. So I got on the phone and worked my contacts to nab some halfway decent seats. And in the process I managed to put my grubby paws on something even better … a pre-game sideline pass! All was working out as planned. 🙂

Seeing that going to game by myself wouldn’t be much fun, I proceeded to round up a few of my EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) buddies, and we headed to the stadium. As we drove, I could hardly stay seated. I was excited as ever because I knew that my sideline pass would give me a special ability to influence the outcome of the game.

You see, I knew that my team had the talent to win. They were just missing one key ingredient. They needed some “fire in the belly” by golly! And I was going to give it to them by means of a little pre-game “pep talk” … a talk that would lead to secure certain victory!

Was I right? Find out!…

Houston Texans Tunnel
It's an hour before the game. I push aside the "little people" as I barrel through the tunnel. I'm the most important person in the stadium at this point. After all, it's my efforts that will soon help the Texans to secure a decisive victory ... or to at least not get embarrassed this time.
Houston Texans Cheerleaders
I immediately get distracted.
Houston Texans Sideline Pass
But I quickly regain focus and deliver the pep talk of my life from the corner of the end zone. It made me wonder why I never pursued my coaching or motivational speaking career. When I first approached my team, I could see the fear in their eyes. By the end of my pep talk, they couldn't wait to make glue out of the ponies (I mean Colts) or at least give them a good spurring!
Indianapolis Colts Doll
The game started at noon and by 12:30, the Texans were already up 6-0. The reigns were clearly tight around the Colts' necks. At this point, I was already shouting, "It's a lock! This game is as good as over!" Sure, we weren't out of the first quarter yet, but I was confident that we had secured victory. A fan tells me to pipe down, so I decide to sit quietly and watch as my Texans send the poor little Colts off to slaughter.
Entrepreneurs Organization
A couple hours later ... Game over! Texans win 34-24. The Colts tuck their little pony tails between their legs and head back to their mommy horses. I gather around with a few of my EO friends to snap a victory pic. Since the Colts were almost Super Bowl champs and we beat them, I hold up my finger to declare that we're pretty much the best team that's ever played the game of football. 🙂

Victory secured. Mission accomplished. Go Texans! … Now back to all of this real estate stuff.

Until next time, happy (and profitable) investing!

Doug Smith
Real Estate Investor
Founder of MyHouseDeals.com

P.S. Was I the reason the Texans won? Of course I think so! But you decide! Leave a comment below and tell me what you think. Or even tell everyone who your favorite team is and why they’ll be second to the Texans this season! 😉

P.P.S. This posting was written for all the fans of underdog teams who endured defeat after humiliating defeat but persevered long enough to finally rise up, claim victory, and shout, “See! We don’t suck THAT bad!” 😉

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

Author: Doug Smith

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