As a Cub fan, I feel highly qualified to pick out teams that appear to have been damned by some sort of heavenly decree. But even following that sorry franchise has nothing on what it must be like to root for the Houston Texans, albeit in a much shorter timeframe.
Houston has never made the playoffs since joining the NFL in 2002, although this year finally appears to be the one where all that was going to change. The Texans have the best record in the AFC at 7-3 and appear unstoppable in a lousy South division.
But being the Texans, there was no way that could go on without a hitch.
Quarterback Matt Schaub was lost for the season on Monday when it was revealed that he suffered a Lisfranc injury. Yeah, you read that correctly. Not a separated shoulder or a torn ACL or anything else you might expect to see. Because he is a Texan, Schaub was naturally injured in a body part I had never even heard of.
As it turns out, a Lisfranc fracture is a fracture of the foot in which ...