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Two of the most iconic players in Houston Texans history have hung up their cleats over the past eight days. Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 . Tennessee Titans wideout Andre Johnson?announced his retirement?on Monday, a week after Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster did the same.Which raises the question: Who is the best player in the Texans 15-year history?Johnson joined the Texans a year after they were founded in 2002, playing 12 years and earning seven Pro Bowl selections along with two first-team and two second-team All-Pro selections. He tallied nearly three times more receiving yards (13,851) with Houston than the next-most by any player (Owen Daniels, 4,617) in team history.Foster, however, is the franchises all-time touchdown leader, with 68 (to Johnsons 64). He played seven seasons for the Texans, earning four Pro Bowl trips and being named first-team and second-team All-Pro once each. Foster led the NFL in rushing yards, scrimmage yards and total touchdowns in 2010, before leading the league in TDs again in 2012.A current Texan has a compelling case as well. Last season, defensive end J.J. Watt joined Lawrence Taylor as the only players in NFL history to collect three Defensive Player of the Year awards. In his first five NFL seasons, Watt received four Pro Bowl nods and four first-team All-Pro selections.So whos your pick?Watt is on injured reserve after his second back surgery in a span of 10 weeks, but his career path should make him a shoo-in answer to this question eventually. His 76 career sacks are already 23 more than anyone else in Texans history (Mario Williams). Since sacks became an official stat in 1982, only Reggie White (81.0) tallied more through his first five seasons than Watt (74.5).--?David DeChant White Womens Adidas Ultra Boost 2018 . LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints looked like a team playing out the string. Mens Adidas Ultra Boost 2018 . Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseballs network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before. . Batiste, who briefly signed with the Eskimos in 2006, has spent time with several NFL teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. At long, long last, its true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series.The matchup between teams that forever waited till next year -- next century, really -- is finally here.A classic Fall Classic, for sure.Do-it-all Javier Baez, flashy Francisco Lindor, MVP caliber Kris Bryant and a bevy of young stars. Lights-out relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, and wily skippers Joe Maddon and Terry Francona.Plus, intrigue if injured All-Star starter Danny Salazar and slugger Kyle Schwarber can play.Oh, and did someone mention something about a drought?Game 1 is at Progressive Field on Tuesday night, with the Cubs opening as a heavy favorite to win their first crown since 1908.In the Cubs last visit to Cleveland, back in August 2015, they posted a 17-0 rout for the most-lopsided shutout ever in interleague play. It got so out of hand that two Indians outfielders wound up pitching.But thats ancient history.For the Cubbies, this is their first World Series trip since 1945. They clinched their spot Saturday night at rollicking Wrigley Field as big league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks outpitched Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for a 5-0 win in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.Favorites since opening day, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and past October aces Jon Lester and John Lackey helped the Cubs cruise to a major league-leading 103 victories.Now, theyre ready to sweep aside the Curse of the Billy Goat and the specter of Steve Bartman. And make up for the near-misses by Cubs greats such as Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and Billy Williams.Obviously we know that its something thats going to be talked about with the history of the organization, pitcher Jake Arrieta said. But its really not something we focus on at all. So we just kind of disregard it and go out and play.The Indians also have a past full of failure and frustration. Their title drought dates to Bob Feller, Lou Boudreau, Larry Doby and 1948, trailing only the Cubs for the longest wait in the majors.In 1997, Cleveland wwas three outs from winning the championship when closer Jose Mesa blew a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 at Florida. Adidas Ultra Boost Outlet Online. An error by sure-handed second baseman Tony Fernandez doomed them in the 11th.Earlier this year, LeBron James and the Cavaliers turned Cleveland into Believeland by rallying to win the NBA title. James has been loudly cheering for the Indians to bring another championship to the city.Steady Jason Kipnis, jolly Mike Napoli and likely Game 1 starter Corey Kluber starred as the surprising Indians won the AL Central, then breezed by Boston and Toronto in the playoffs.The Indians did it despite a thinning rotation. Salazar hasnt pitched since early September because of a forearm problem, Carlos Carrascos hand was broken by a line drive and Trevor Bauer cut his pinkie playing with a drone.Like the Cubs with Bartman, the spectator who infamously deflected a foul ball at Wrigley during the 2003 NL playoffs, the Indians also have a prominent fan. Its John Adams, the man who has been beating a drum at most every home game for more than four decades.Even though the clubs hold spring training about 30 miles apart in Arizona, they dont overlap a lot.Theyve never played in the postseason and are just 9-9 against each other in interleague action.Miller and Chapman, however, were teammates this season in the New York Yankees bullpen before they both got traded in late July.Francona and current Cubs architect Theo Epstein spent even more time together. 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