Bill O'Brien the football coach is focused on Thursday night and the Indianapolis Colts.
Bill O'Brien the baseball fan is firmly behind the Houston Astros in tonight's Wild Card playoff against the New York Yankees.
"I'll definitely be rooting hard for the Astros in that game," the head coach said at the start of Monday's press conference.
Before he gave injury updates and answered questions about his football team, O'Brien began his weekly press conference with a proverbial tip of the cap to the Astros, who face the Bronx Bombers tonight at Yankee Stadium. The winner moves on to face the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series. The loser will head home for the winter.
"I just want to congratulate the Astros and A.J. Hinch on just a great wild card berth and good luck," O'Brien said.
The Astros went 86-76 this season, after winning just 70 games a year ago.
Take a look at photos from Astros shortstop Carlos Correa's visit to #TexansCamp.