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The Return of The King (6 of 8)
Series: Countdown to Armageddon
Pastor Jeff Schreve
When I was a kid growing up in Houston my favorite football team was the Houston Oilers. The Houston Oilers don't exist anymore they moved to Tennessee now they're the Tennessee Titans but when they were in Houston, the Houston Oilers were really something. We had a special song Houston has the Oilers the greatest football team, they take the ball from goal to goal, like no one has ever seen. You remember that song maybe not here but they remember it in Houston. (Laughter) It was a big deal but Houston was one of those teams, lots of talent, always every year lots of talent, they were the biggest disappointment they never got really going in the playoffs and they'd have a great season and then they'd just peter out in the playoffs. And they were one of those special teams that could somehow snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, they just knew how to do that. It's like how can we possibly lose? Oh this is the way, and they would lose. (Laughter) They did that. January 3, 1993 a day that will live in sports infamy the Houston Oilers were playing the first round of the playoffs in Buffalo against the Buffalo Bills. And we were all excited my buddies and I watching the Oilers. They were up at half-time 28 to 3, we were feeling pretty good they were playing great. The start of the 2nd half they intercept a pass run it back for a touchdown it's 35 to 3 in the 3rd called my friend Mike, I said "Mike we have this game won not even the Oilers could lose this game." I was wrong! Somehow someway Buffalo came back led by their 2nd team quarterback who happens to be a dynamic Christian, Frank Reich, and he led them back and Houston lost to Buffalo in overtime 41 to 38. It's the greatest comeback in the history of the NFL.
Now in our world today it's very, very easy to look around to read the paper and to see all the terrible things rape and murder and theft and ...
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