A look back at the best and worst in Houston sports of 2017

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The year 2017 was a roller coaster for Houston sports.

Let's take a look back at the good, the bad and the very, very ugly of sports news in the Bayou City (in no particular order):

Tom Brady jersey gate, Lady Gaga and a ton of parties --- Super Bowl LI was awesome for the City of Houston. In total, the Greater Houston area saw $347 million in new spending from hosting the big game.

8 ways the Super Bowl affected Houston

With the 12th overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Houston Texans chose former Clemson Tigers QB Deshaun Watson.

The Texans paid a pretty penny for Brock Osweiler, but that obviously didn't go very well.

Brock Osweiler's short time with the Texans

After giving Texans fans hope of finally having a "good" quarterback, Watson suffered a season-ending injury during practice. It was one of, if not, the biggest blows to the team this year.

Deshaun Watson out for the season after tearing ACL

Before Watson got hurt, the Texans lost two defensive stars for the season in the same game. Watching J.J. Watt getting hurt again was heart-wrenching.

Watt and Mercilus suffer season-ending injuries during Chiefs game

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Texans DE J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg during the first quarter of Sunday night's game.

The Texans joined several teams across the NFL in 'Take a Knee' during the national anthem.
Houston Texans among teams that took a knee during national anthem

Texans owner Bob McNair was under fire for making an upsetting remark during an owners' only summit on the national anthem controversy.
Texans' McNair on anthem protest: Can't have inmates running prison

Les Alexander announced the sale of the Houston Rockets in July and in September, billionaire businessman Tilman Fertitta agreed to buy the team for a reported $2.2 billion.

1st day on the job: Tilman Fertitta talks life as owner of Rockets

Welcome to Houston, CP3! Clutch City celebrated Chris Paul coming to the Rockets in July after a big trade deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Clippers star Chris Paul traded to Rockets

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tyler Deric was arrested in November and charged with misdemeanor assault in connection to an alleged domestic incident involving his girlfriend.

Dynamo goalkeeper arrested after allegedly headbutting girlfriend

The Houston Dynamo made it to the playoffs, but they were eliminated by the Seattle Sounders in December.

Dynamo eliminated from playoffs after 3-0 loss to Sounders

In the biggest sports moment of 2017 in Houston, the Astros won the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The big win helped lift the city up just months after many were devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

How did they do it? Look back at the Astros historic championship run

Hundreds of thousands gathered downtown to celebrate the big World Series victory and Jose Altuve was named the AL MVP.

After a 1-11 record, the Rice Owls fired head football coach David Bailiff. He was hired as the Owls coach in 2007.

Rice fires head football coach after 11 seasons

The Super Bowl, World Series and now the College Football National Championship. Houston was chosen to host yet another big sporting event.
Houston selected to host 2024 College Football National Championship Game

The lone loss of the season for the Manvel Mavericks was unfortunately on a night the team had a chance to win a state football title. Manvel came up a yard short against Highland Park.

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