Found October 29, 2012 on NESN.com:
Houston is a really big place. Perhaps sports fans already knew that, but it would be understandable if they had forgotten. The Astros stink. The Texans were mostly irrelevant until a year ago. The Rockets are on a three-year playoff drought. Even Case Keenum finally graduated from UH. At times like this, struggling sports cities often get saddled with the "small-market" moniker, regardless of their actual population. Miami was labeled a "small market" until LeBron James and Chris Bosh's arrivals magically transformed the city into a "big market" in the minds of fans. The Golden State Warriors play in the U.S.'s sixth-largest media market but are generally considered small-market fodder, owing to their .365 win percentage over the last four years. So it made sense that when news of the James Harden trade came down this weekend, the bulk of the analysis focused on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder's tumble from Western Co...
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