Thursday, December 07, 2017
Jose Altuve and JJ Watt Named SI Sportspersons Of The Year
Even though Sports Illustrated is a US based publication, non American athletes are also eligible to win that year award. There have also been several years in which multiple athletes have won the award.
We all are aware of the awesomeness of the Houston Texans all world defensive lineman, but he also has a heart as big as the over 600 square miles of Houston.
As H-town was reeling in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's devastation, Watt raised $37 million for relief efforts here.
It has been an amazing sports year in Houston with the Astros title, the Dynamo making it to the MLS Western Conference finals and the Rockets getting off to a strong start in the 2017-18 NBA season. Altuve and Watt winning the SI Sportsperson of the Year just adds an exclamation point to it.