2. The 2013 Astros will have an All-Star!
3. This year the Astros have beaten nine different MLB teams! The Rangers, Mariners, Angels, Indians, Yankees, Tigers, Pirates and Royals have all fallen to the Astros!
4. The Astros beat the New York Yankees, 9-1, on April 29, 2013. The Yankees have a $200 million payroll and own the most championships in baseball history, yet they lost by eight runs to the Astros!
5. None of the Astros' players have tested positive for steroids this year!
Pro Tip: Pick your decrepit grandmother as your teammate.
Unless your opposing family members are truly horrible people, they'll never hit the shuttlecock in her direction out of mercy cutting off half the court and give you a huge advantage.
And if you somehow lose? Just blame it on ol' granny. "Greatest Generation my ass, Gram-Gram!"
#1 1993 NBA Finals
What Happened: In Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals, with the Bulls leading the series 3-2, Chicago gets the ball trailing 98-96 with 14.4 seconds left. Jordan brings the ball up the court, but is stopped by Kevin Johnson and forced to pass. The Bulls eventually swing the ball around to John Paxson, who hits a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left.
How It's Remembered: In Game 7 of the 1993 NBA Finals, as the final seconds tick away, Michael Jordan leaps off of John Paxson's back beyond the 3-point line, soars over the entire Suns team, and completes a 360-dunk as the final horn sounds to win the championship. He then high-fives Mars Blackmon at mid-court.
#2 The Flu Game
What Happened: Fighting a stomach illness during Game 5 of the 1997 Finals in Utah, Jordan scores 38 points to lead the Bulls to a 3-2 series lead over the Jazz.
How It's Remembered: Despite a fever of 125 degrees, Jordan posts a quadruple-double against the Jazz, going for double figures in points, rebounds, assists, and number of times he actually died during the game.
#10 2006: The Bobcats select Adam Morrison with the 3rd overall pick in the draft, wisely bypassing as many as one million other people on the planet who would have been worse selections.
#9 2003 to 2009: Despite being Charlotte's most embarrassing sports team, the Bobcats successfully never employ Charlotte's most embarrassing athlete, Jake Delhomme.
#8 2011: The Bobcats trade for Byron Mullens. While Mullens is a worthless basketball player, the gawky dork is still quite entertaining to watch for those who enjoy mocking people.
#7 2012: While finishing the season with the worst winning percentage in NBA history at .106, Bobcats' team owner Michael Jordan probably had lots of good rounds on the golf course in 2012.
#1 The Loyal Fan
Description: His loyalty to his favorite team is unmatched. In fact, he's willing to pay 75 bucks for a fantasy baseball league, and guarantee that he loses it, just so he can have as many of his favorite players as possible. While you're spending your 10th round pick on a team's No. 2 starter or starting second baseman, he's already taking his team's utility infielder, because one time he "saw him at a charity golf event" and he was "really nice."
Team name: The Milwaukee Brewers.
#2 The Guy Who Plays for the First Four Months, Then Stops
Description: This guy was the most excited to play this season. He'd call you during the winter meetings, discuss potential sleepers, and was the first to arrive for the draft. H'es one of the most active guys on the waiver wire and trading block for the first few months, but then, after his ace is placed on the DL or "work picks up" (lie), he just up and goes AWOL. He doesn't return your trade offers, and drifts slowly back in the standings. When you see him after the season and ask what happened, he'll say something like "Oh sorry for having a life." He is a jerk, but you need a 12th, so he'll be back next season.
Team name: A funny joke that was only relevant in April and got progressively lamer during the season.
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