One of the greatest accomplishments in human history took place 50 years ago as we celebrate the inception of the Apollo program and the first time anyone set foot on the moon. We pay tribute to the teams it took to get us there, the program that was started seven years before that planned it all, the men and women that were involved, and above all else the mentality that the accomplishment instilled in every single American. The famous speech made by the late John F. Kennedy, delivered in Rice Stadium on the 12th of September in 1962, made waves for the rebirth of the great American pioneer mentality of reaching a frontier and conquering audacious goals. "But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal?", JFK remarked, "Why does Rice play Texas?", he uttered.
The present track record between such a massive school and a smaller competitor would be one that you would expect; only reinforcing the head scratching question that JFK uttered decades ago in Rice's coliseum. The answer to these questions couldn't be simpler, yet so profound:
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
For tickets to Rice vs Texas on September 14th at 7PM inside NRG Stadium, visit RiceOwls.com/NRG
After capturing the hearts of Houston en route to the Little League World Series a year ago, the
Post Oak Little League (POLL) boys of summer are back at it again.
POLL knocked off Western Hills Little League 1-0 behind a two-hit effort from pitcher Jack Kyle to win the 2019 Texas East State Tournament. It's POLL's third consecutive title, which makes them the only team in Texas Little League history to ever win a Texas State Championship 3 times in a row, according to the Director of Little League Baseball.
In 4 years this team, who has kept most of the roster intact, has combined for an unprecedented 43-2 record. A true testament to the commitment of the players, coaches, and parents involved with the league.
The Little Leaguers travel to Waco next week to play in the Regional Championship, one step away from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. They will play Mississippi next Thursday at 5PM on the Longhorn Network.
Good luck to our local baseball studs representing Post Oak Little League and the city of Houston next week!