Draft Day

This has to be both heartbreaking and infuriating. See this Trib story: Public wasn’t warned about lingering chemicals after ITC fire near Houston | The Texas Tribune.

How does this even happen? I feel for the folks in the Deer Park area.


More on Mattress Mack from the Chron. Check this headline:

McIngvale was married to a Houston-born Olympian 

Here is from the article:

Before he met Linda, his wife of 40 years, McIngvale was married to Cynthia Potter, a groundbreaking Olympic diver who grew up in Houston. The 28-time national diving champion practiced her early springboard technique at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel pool and went on to swim for Lamar High School. The school didn’t have a girls’ diving team and neither did Potter’s college, Indiana University. So she trained with IU’s men’s team, under diving coach Hobie Billingsley.

She earned a record number of titles and medals over her career. A year after marrying McIngvale, she won a bronze medal — as Mrs. McIngvale — at the 1976 Olympics. The couple’s marriage was short-lived: They divorced in 1978, the same year his Dallas business, running Nautilus health clubs, failed. Potter later became a sports commentator for NBC.

Here is about the first Ms. Mack from Wiki:

Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Potter (born August 27, 1950) is an American former Olympic diver and diving color commentator. She was a member of three Olympic diving teams, winning a bronze medal in the 3 m springboard in 1976.

An 11-time All-American, Potter won a record 28 national diving championships. She was the U.S. outdoor champion in the 1-meter springboard from 1968 through 1977. Potter was the 3-meter springboard champion in 1971 and 1972 and from 1975 through 1977; and took first in the platform competition in 1970 and 1971. Indoors, she won 1-meter springboard titles from 1969 through 1973 and in 1976 and 1977, the 3-meter in 1969, 1970, and 1973.[2] Additionally, Potter was chosen as World Diver of the year in springboard competition in 1970, 1971 and 1972.

Now you know.


Remember when Mr. Mack tried to oust Judge Lina Hidalgo. Here is a headline from the Chron online today:

Lina Hidalgo photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine



Folks know Commentary doesn’t talk much about the Texans and the NFL. There isn’t much to talk about these days. I will watch the NFL Draft this evening. The Texans have the 2nd and 12th pick so it should be interesting.

Commentary doesn’t expect any Draft Day style crazy trades today. We will see.

Draft Day is one of my favorite sports movies. It has a good cast with Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Chadwick Boseman, Ellen Burstyn, and Frank Langella, among others. I like it.


We went 5-1 on the roadie. We swept The ATL and took 2 out of 3 against the MLB club with the best record, including back-to-back shutouts.

Yordan is still day to day. Michael Brantley is playing rehab games and we still don’t know when Jose Altuve will be ready.

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