Picking a Best Sports Columnist in Houston is no easy matter. And it's not exactly because there's a wealth of riches to choose from. So our winners tend to be somewhat of a cheat -- they've not been the paper's regular sports columnists, they've been the beat guys who do a "news and notes" column every Sunday. That said, Richard Justice isn't sneaking his way in -- he's a respected reporter who writes lucidly and well and isn't afraid to be contrary. He's a little too tight with baseball commissioner Bud Selig for our taste, but hey, it's a free country.