“Houston, I wanted you to hear this directly from me.” This was the tweet that accompanied a video J.J. Watt posted for the entire internet this morning when he announced that he asked to be released from the Houston, Texans. In the video he recounts the night that he was drafted in 2011 with the No. 11 pick. The fans booed him. And ever since that moment, Watt swore to God and Satan that he would exact sweet, glorious revenge.
It was all in pursuit of this one, perfect moment of annihilation.
Watt Made A Vow
Over the last 10 years Watt has become the most productive pass rusher in Texans history. Unfortunately, it was all in pursuit of his true and final goal: destroying the fan base that humiliated him. In his video, he states that he parted with the McNair family on good terms. This very well may be true. However, it doesn’t change the fact that on the night of April 28th, 2011, a crowd of shrieking, hissing fans rejected him.
Patiently Plotting His Revenge
J.J. Watt would go on to become the Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He became a shining feather in Houston’s cap and immediately the fans realized they had a prize pony. While J.J. Watt smiled for the crowd and posed for photos, ran and sprinted, he secretly held a burning hatred. The fuel of his disdain would drive him every day to strive for greatness, all for the moment when he would take to Twitter and rip out Houston’s heart.
Watt Does Love Got To Do With It?
He led the NFL in sacks and tackles for losses in 2012, which was just dandy for the fanbase. However, Watt was unmoved. He took from Houston the riches he felt he deserved- their love, their women (his wife) and whatever else he could plunder. Every night he did an hour of sit ups stationed in front of video playing over and over again- video of the night they booed him. This was his plan.
Football and chess have a lot in common in that they are games. J.J. Watt is a student of games, both on the field and in the mind. Over the last 10 years, Watt carefully placed his pieces. He was the King and the Texans were his Queen. However, you don’t need a Queen to win. Watt sacrificed his prized piece for a moment of glorious redemption. He’ll leave Texas with a river a blood behind him.
Everyone over here at Men’s Humor wishes J.J. all the luck in the world moving forward!
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