Events happening in H-Town during Super Bowl week

Super Bowl week is just around the corner and if you want to be a part of the festivities leading up to the big game, but can’t attend Super Bowl 51 there’s going to be a whole bunch of stuff going on in Downtown Houston beginning Saturday, January 28 and its going to be LIVE!!

What I personally recommend checking out is Super Bow LIVE, which is a FREE nine-day family-friendly fan festival in downtown Houston celebrating Super Bowl LI. Anchored in Discovery Green and encompassing more than 750,000 square feet, approximately the size of 13 football fields, Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon features live music and
performances, interactive exhibits, great food and a 90-foot tall virtual
reality trip to Mars.

Although a bit pricey, but if you can afford it I would hands down check out the NFL Experience at George R. Brown Convention Center while you’re out and about in Downtown. To simply put it NFL Experience is an NFL themed interactive theme park and is heaven for NFL fans. Trust me and thank me later.

I’m personally looking forward to the NFL Experience and all the multiple concerts happening throughout the day for nine days straight on multiple stages at Super Bowl Live AND Discovery Green. Talk about a music festival mixed with a sports festival! Head to http://www.housuperbowl.com/super-bowl-live for a full schedule of artists performing and let me know who you’re looking forward to seeing perform!

For art lovers like myself, there will be a couple of pop-up shops open in Downtown for a limited time. Check out www.downtownhouston.org for more information.

I would also check out local news sites, www.chron.com and Visit Houston for official Super Bowl LI guides.

Be sure to download the official Super Bowl LI app, follow @HouSuperBowl on Social Media and visit the official website of the Houston Super Bowl for any information on the big event.

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Clutch City aims to return in Houston

Born in 1994, Clutch City aims to return in Houston by revisiting history two decades later.

If you weren’t old enough to witness and be part of the historic 1993-1994 and 1994-1995 seasons by the Houston Rockets, don’t worry because so far, history is repeating itself.

Similarities between the ’94/’95 Rockets seasons vs. ’15 season:

-OJ Simpson murder trial in 1995
-Aaron Hernandez murder trial in 2015

-Hakeem Olajuwon starred in Taco Bell commercial in 1995.
-Taco Bell features commercial in 2015 starring James Harden.

-Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, teammates in college at University of Houston, got reunited after Drexler was acquired via trade mid-season in 1995 (Valentines Day).
-Dwight Howard and Josh Smith, teammates in AAU at Atlanta Celtics, got reunited after Smith was acquired via waivers mid-season in 2014 (Christmas).

-Kenny “The Jet” Smith was on the 1994-1995 Rockets roster
-Jason “The Jet” Terry is on the 2014-2015 Rockets roster

-David Robinson wins 1994-1995 NBA Most Valuable Player Award
-Stephen Curry wins 2014-2015 NBA Most Valuable Player Award

-Clyde Drexler gets ejected from Game 1 of the 1995 Western Conference semifinals vs Phoenix Suns.
-Dwight Howard gets ejected from Game 4 of the 2015 Western Conference semifinals vs Los Angeles Clippers.

-Clyde Drexler was ill due to flu in Game 5 of the 1995 Western Conference semifinals vs Phoenix Suns.
-James Harden was ill due to flu in Game 6 of the 2015 Western Conference semifinals vs Los Angeles Clippers.

-Rockets came back to defeat the Phoenix Suns in the 1995 Western Conference semifinals after being down 3-1.
-Rockets came back to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2015 Western Conference semifinals after being down 3-1.

-Mario Elie hit “Kiss of Death” shot from left corner to clinch the victory in Game 7 of the 1995 Western Conference semifinals vs Phoenix Suns.
-Trevor Ariza hit “Kiss of Death” shot from left corner to clinch the victory in Game 7 of the 2015 Western Conference semifinals vs Los Angeles Clippers.

-San Antonio Spurs won season series vs the Houston Rockets 5-1 in 1994-1995, but went on to lose to the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals 4-2.
-Golden State Warriors swept the Houston Rockets 4-0 in the 2014-2015 regular season
-To be continued…..

Eerie much? Not to the fans of history or the Houston Rockets. If history keeps repeating itself, the Houston Rockets will be the 2014-2015 NBA Champions.