Contact: Joe Colangelo
Fee:
$40.00
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19
Mar
2020
Houston
HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
United States of America

Houston, we have a problem: a bad few years for Houston Professional Sports Teams.  First, the Houston Rockets GM tweets support for Hong Kong and China retaliates, possibly costing NBA and the Rockets 400 million dollars and loss of status and fan base there..  Worse,  the Houston Astros decide to add electronic sign-stealing to their arsenal and win the World Series, but get caught and fined ,severely. With each day, more anger surfaces. A season ticket holder sues.  Damaged opponents sue. Many teams demand additional penalties for the players and the team, including  forfeiting  their World Series award. Some opposing-team pitchers suggest "beaning" Astro hitters in retaliation. Result: The Houston Astros have become the new "poster children" for the most serious scandal in professional sports, equal to the Black Sox Scandal of 1919.  

Brian Smith, award-winning author, sports columnist of the Houston Chronicle, will sort out the issues and discuss what lies ahead for our hometown team.

Please invite your friends

Joe Colangelo,

Program Chair   

Brian Smith
Houston Chronicle Sports Writer

Brian T. Smith is a sports columnist for the Houston Chronicle. He has won multiple Associated Press Sports Editors awards and been honored by numerous journalism organizations. Smith was a Houston Texans beat writer for the Chronicle from 2013-15 and an Astros beat writer from 2012-13. The New Orleans-area native previously covered the NBA's Utah Jazz (The Salt Lake Tribune) and Portland Trail Blazers (The Columbian), among other beats. He is the author of the book Liftoff, which documented the Astros' rebuild and 2017 World Series championship.



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