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Who wants to earn a free tour? Read on down.
Perhaps, some of you have heard about a recent Houston athletic team winning and being crowned the champions of their sport. On Wednesday, November 1st, when the Houston Astros won game seven over the Los Angeles Dodgers, people who had never before paid attention to sports, baseball, or the Astros suddenly knew who won and who the stars were who aligned on the team to bring home the crown. The Astros became every Houstonian’s sons as people were prone to call them “My boys” while the Dodgers became orphans.
If you watched or listened to game 5 on October 29th, your heart might have raced a little faster than normal. The Astros came from behind to tie the game in the 4th, tie it again in the 5th, come from behind and take the lead in the 7th, lose the lead in the 9th for another tied score, and finally pull out a victory in the 10th. At least one team scored in all but three innings. No one could say that game 5 was boring. Furthermore, it put the Astros up by one game with the remaining games to be played in Los Angeles. If the Astros had lost this game, the path to victory in enemy territory, Dodgers Stadium, would be difficult.
In a somewhat strange and perverse way, the two biggest stories of the year so far in Houston are:
- Hurricane Harvey from August 25th – 29th and its aftermath with tens of thousands, if not millions, of people going to shelters and sites to receive benefits.
- The Houston Astros in the World Series from October 24th – November 1st and its aftermath with over 1 million people coming out to celebrate their achievement with the November 4th parade.
One event engendered despair, grieving, sorrow, frustration, and disbelief. The other event brought on jubilation, celebrations, joy, and hope.
Both events bought out price gougers, first of gasoline and water, second for jerseys and Astros paraphernalia. The first led to greater anger and the resignation of having to buy a need, the second led to acceptance and enthusiastic purchases of a want. How strange?
I have heard many people refer to the Astros’s first World Series victory, as the first championship team in Houston history. Alas, this is far from the truth. Houston has had one dozen previous championship professional teams. They have been in five different sports in five different decades now that the Astros became the first major league baseball team from Houston to win a championship.
Here is your challenge to earn a free tour.
Identify the Houston championship team from each of the years below:
To submit your answer, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, please provide me with the following information:
- Your name:
- Your email adddress:
- Your phone number:
- Your answer to the challenge:
Good luck! Hint: Every team won at least two consecutive championships. Perhaps, this is a good omen for the Astros.
The first person to answer all the championship teams correctly in the given years by the end of November will win a BOGO. Buy one tour, get one tour free of an equal or lesser amount of a local tour that does not have additional expenses. For example, pay for a tour for 1 person, and the other person is free. A beer tour or any food tour or Space Center Houston tour have additional expenses. You can apply your victorious BOGO to one of these tours or any other local tour if you want to pay for the additional expenses to the third party.
Your BOGO must be redeemed by December 31, 2017.