JJ Watt, Jose Altuve named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year

JJ Watt, Jose Altuve named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year


ONE ISSUE AT GREENHOUSE AND ANOTHER AT PARK TEN. TWO PROBLEMS ON THE KATY FREEWAY.>>PEOPLE ALL OVER THE CITY ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE HUGE TITLE JUST ANNOUNCED FOR TWO OF OUR VERY BIG NAMES.>>JOSE ALTUVE AND J.J. WATT NAMED SPORTS PERSONS OF THE YEAR.>>THIS IS SO COOL. WE WOKE UP TO THE NEWS AND NEW EVERYONE IS GOING TO HAVE A GREAT DAY. THIS IS MORE THAN FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL. J.J. WATT AND JOSE ALTUVE REALLY LIFTED THE ENTIRE CITY UP AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY. WATT RAISED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR RECOVERY AND ALTUVE BROUGHT HOUSTON ITS FIRST EVER WORLD SERIES TITLE. HONORING THEM FOR THEIR HARD WORK ON AND OFF THE FIELD, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED NAMED HOUSTON SPORTS STARS JOSE ALTUVE AND J.J. WATT AS 2017 SPORTS PERSONS OF THE YEAR. ON THE MAGAZINE COVER, WATT AND ALTUVE ARE SMILING, HUGGING, AND WEARING MATCHING SUITS, AND, OF COURSE, IT READS, HOUSTON STRONG.>>IT’S SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR, BUT I THINK JOSE AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT IT’S MUCH MORE THAN JUST TWO PEOPLE. IT’S THE WHOLE CITY.>>J.J. WATT! [ Cheers and Applause ]>>THE COVER WAS UNVEILED ON THE “TONIGHT” SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON MONDAY NIGHT, BUT WATT MADE A SURPRISE VISIT, WALKING WITH A CANE. HE CALLED ALTUVE A FRIEND AND JOKED A LITTLE.>>HE’S SUCH AN INCREDIBLE ATHLETE HE’S ALSO, LIKE, UP — HE’S LIKE THIS.>>SPORTS ILLUSTRATED HONORS WATT FOR RAISING $37 MILLION FOR HARVEY RELIEF, AND ALTUVE FOR WINNING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE’S M.V.P. AWARD AFTER THE ASTROS WON THE WORLD SERIE A WORLD SERIES WIN THAT COULDN’T HAVE COME AT A BETTER TIME.>>SPORTS ARE SO MUCH BIGGER THAN JUST HITTING A BALL OUT OF THE PARK. YOU’RE LITERALLY LIFTING PEOPLE’S SPIRITS AND MAKING THEM FORGET ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE GOING THROUGH FOR THAT MINUTE, AND I THINK JOSE AND THE GUYS DESERVE SO MUCH CREDIT FOR THAT.>>IT SEEMS EVERYONE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AGREES WITH THIS DECISION AND WHO WOULDN’T? ONE PERSON WRITES, THE LIST THAT ACTUALLY GOT IT RIGHT. ANOTHER SAYS TREMENDOUS CHOICE. LEADERS. ANOTHER, J.J. WATT FOR PRESIDENT. AMAZING OFF THE FIELD EFFORT THIS YEAR FOR HOUSTON. WATT AND ALTUVE WILL ACCEPT THE HONOR AT AN AWARDS SHOW AIRING AT 7:00 HOUSTON TIME. THIS IS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE HONOR.>>OH, LOOK AT RACHEL. LOOK AT RACHEL. AN INCREDIBLE STORY.>>THEY LOOK ADORABLE!>>DORBS.>>AND I KNOW YOU WERE LOOKING FOR THE VIDEO SO, WE’VE POSTED IT ON CLICK2HOUSTON.COM RIGHT IN THE STORY JUST FOR YOU AND ALL OF OUR FOURTH BASE VIEWERS OUT THERE.>>IT’S SLOW MO, IT REALLY WILL GET YOUR DAY GOING, LADIES. JUST FOR FUN.

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