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VIE-IAH
04-20-2014, 05:07 AM
Hey,

I'm a relatively new Texans fan from Europe. I have been following the NBA and NHL since my childhood (being a loyal fan of the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Stars), but I really fell in love with football during my exchange semester at Boston. I went to a Pats-Jets game. However, I didn't like the Pats and their fans. I don't have a real connection to any other US city. So I watched a lot of football last season and even though the Texans weren't "that great", I really started to like that team and to cheer for them.

Nice to meet you guys and best wishes from across the pond! :)

Shezza
04-20-2014, 05:47 AM
Hello from Brisbane Australia.

HJam72
04-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Hello from Texas.

Yeah, last year was kind of pathetic, but it'll get better. :logo:

infantrycak
04-20-2014, 08:53 AM
Welcome to the MB. Hopefully y'all will bring the Texans some better luck this year.

gwallaia
04-20-2014, 08:55 AM
A Sacramento King fan??

Welcome to the board.

Playoffs
04-20-2014, 09:50 AM
Welcome from the Bayou City to the City of Music -- any friend of Freud is a friend of mine. :handshake:

Its a good time to get on the Texans bandwagon as things can pretty much only go up from here after last year's debacle.

:logo:

VIE-IAH
04-20-2014, 10:15 AM
A Sacramento King fan??

Welcome to the board.

Haha, I don't even remember how I started rooting for them. I think I liked their trading cards when I was around 6 years old and I have stayed loyal since then. It hasn't been easy but better times are ahead^^.

PapaL
04-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Welcome! Always nice to have new people around.

Playoffs
04-20-2014, 10:57 AM
Hello from Brisbane Australia.

And welcome to our new friend from Queensland, too.

Wow: Vienna & Brisbane are at the very top of my must visit cities in the world.

:worldpeace:

Showtime100
04-20-2014, 11:28 AM
Another Dallas Stars fan too. Welcome! Please bring good luck!...lol.

SAMURAITEXAN
04-20-2014, 05:09 PM
Hello from Tokyo, Japan and welcome to the TTC message board.

Texan_Bill
04-20-2014, 08:29 PM
WOW!!! Welcome, all y'all!!!!! TEXAS IS WHAT Y'ALL heard about!!! Welcome in!!!!

Texan_Bill
04-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Hello from Tokyo, Japan and welcome to the TTC message board.

You don't count...... You've been here a long time mister!! ;)

Tailgate
04-20-2014, 09:06 PM
Welcome aboard!! You have picked a classy organization and you get to enjoy JJ Watt as one of your own. Hard to find an easier player in the entire league to root for.

To be a fan of the Texans you should know the misery most of this fan base has had to endure over the past 50 yrs. We watched our team (when the previous team- the Oilers resided here) complete the biggest choke in NFL playoff history vs the Bills giving up a 35-3 3rd quarter lead with a very possible all Texas Super Bowl matchup vs the Dallas Cowboys looming had we won.

That would of been epic . Yet it was still epic history in the worst, a choke job so bad that it may never be topped. That loss was the beginning of the end as the Oilers ended up leaving the city and left us without a team for several yrs and ultimately delaying playoff football in this town for close to 20 yrs. Only a few cities have yet to have their team in a Super Bowl, and we are one of them. We are desperate for a winner and its going to be crazy when we finally get one. So enjoy the ride!

The great thing about this game is that you NEVER stop learning.

OzzO
04-20-2014, 09:28 PM
Welcome to the Texans. Hopefully 3rd coach is the charm.

Dread-Head
04-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Hey,

I'm a relatively new Texans fan from Europe. I have been following the NBA and NHL since my childhood (being a loyal fan of the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Stars), but I really fell in love with football during my exchange semester at Boston. I went to a Pats-Jets game. However, I didn't like the Pats and their fans. I don't have a real connection to any other US city. So I watched a lot of football last season and even though the Texans weren't "that great", I really started to like that team and to cheer for them.

Nice to meet you guys and best wishes from across the pond! :)

Rep forthcoming for NOT liking the Patriots.

Dread-Head
04-21-2014, 10:50 AM
Hello from Tokyo, Japan and welcome to the TTC Message board.

You don't count...... You've been here a long time mister!! ;)

Hai hai.

sandman
04-21-2014, 02:58 PM
Welcome from a Texan in London! We are lucky enough to get NFL games here a few times a year, even if it is the Jags. At least the Cowboys are coming this year. Have you had a chance to come over for any games?

Dread-Head
04-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Welcome from a Texan in London! We are lucky enough to get NFL games here a few times a year, even if it is the Jags. At least the Cowboys are coming this year. Have you had a chance to come over for any games?

Quote the Late Great James Brown:

"I wants revenge!"

VIE-IAH
04-21-2014, 04:56 PM
Welcome from a Texan in London! We are lucky enough to get NFL games here a few times a year, even if it is the Jags. At least the Cowboys are coming this year. Have you had a chance to come over for any games?

No, not yet. I was thinking about coming over for a game (probably Lions-Falcons) but I'm not too sure yet...

brakos82
04-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Hello from Seattle!



We'll just take that nice basketball team of yours now.... :kitten:

VIE-IAH
04-22-2014, 03:16 AM
Hello from Seattle!



We'll just take that nice basketball team of yours now.... :kitten:

Not gonna happen, get over it^^ :P

sandman
04-22-2014, 05:49 AM
No, not yet. I was thinking about coming over for a game (probably Lions-Falcons) but I'm not too sure yet...

I already purchased Jags-Cowboys from the NFL website just so I don't have to pay the StubHub prices later this year. I moved here in July and it was too late to get anything other than scalper prices, so I'm excited about getting to go this year.

chicagotexan2
04-22-2014, 04:04 PM
Dear Mods

Close this thread before Mr. McNair sees it and decides to move the Texans across the pond. Cheerio..

Dread-Head
04-22-2014, 04:07 PM
Not gonna happen, get over it^^ :P

:thinking: Didn't the league essentially ADMIT that the call at the end of game 1 was utter BULLISHT? I.E. The guy who was called for a foul was IN FACT the guy fouled?
Mind you, I'm no expert, but it's MY opinion that if you win by two points in a game where the refs publicly admit the f'ed up...and you have the remainder of a 7 game series to play...unless the refs plan to intentionally sodomize the other team...your "LUCK" will run out.

"Every day the bucket goes to a well, but one day the bottom will drop out."

:Robert Nesta Marley


Just sayin'.

Texan_Bill
04-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Just for you foreigners (and by foreigners, I mean you folks from abroad, interested in the Texans - which I appreciate), the other day marked "San Jacinto"........... The day Texas and "Texans" became independent of then Mexican tyranny and became its own Republic.

Welcome to the Bayou City!

Welcome to "Space City", home of NASA

VIE-IAH
04-23-2014, 04:23 AM
:thinking: Didn't the league essentially ADMIT that the call at the end of game 1 was utter BULLISHT? I.E. The guy who was called for a foul was IN FACT the guy fouled?
Mind you, I'm no expert, but it's MY opinion that if you win by two points in a game where the refs publicly admit the f'ed up...and you have the remainder of a 7 game series to play...unless the refs plan to intentionally sodomize the other team...your "LUCK" will run out.

"Every day the bucket goes to a well, but one day the bottom will drop out."

:Robert Nesta Marley


Just sayin'.

I agree, but I wasn't talking about the Rockets. I was talking about the move of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, which was fended off last year ;)

Shezza
04-23-2014, 06:55 AM
Hoping to make it over with the wife for a game this year. Was over during the playoffs this year so had to go to Philly.

Horrible fans!!!

Dread-Head
04-23-2014, 03:14 PM
I agree, but I wasn't talking about the Rockets. I was talking about the move of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, which was fended off last year ;)

My appologies...
:dread:

bckey
04-24-2014, 06:04 AM
Hey,

I'm a relatively new Texans fan from Europe. I have been following the NBA and NHL since my childhood (being a loyal fan of the Sacramento Kings and the Dallas Stars), but I really fell in love with football during my exchange semester at Boston. I went to a Pats-Jets game. However, I didn't like the Pats and their fans. I don't have a real connection to any other US city. So I watched a lot of football last season and even though the Texans weren't "that great", I really started to like that team and to cheer for them.

Nice to meet you guys and best wishes from across the pond! :)


Hello from Brisbane Australia.



Welcome to both of you. If either of you ever make it to Houston for a game I think you will love the fans and the stadium. You won't have a better NFL experience anywhere than right here in Texas. Just make sure you stay south on 45 and avoid those Cryboys up north. Talk about some bad fans.

Shezza
04-24-2014, 06:07 AM
Cheers bckey.

It's on the to do list for sure. I do a bit of work in O&G - need a client in Houston!!

After sitting in the ice at Philly Reliant will be magnificent

Tearstain
05-11-2014, 02:40 PM
Welcome from a Texan in London! We are lucky enough to get NFL games here a few times a year, even if it is the Jags. At least the Cowboys are coming this year. Have you had a chance to come over for any games?

Never going to happen for me !!

Been watching Houston since early 80's and my fist live game will only ever be Houston.
For me it would be like cheating on my wife.

Even if London acquired its own team in the NFL I would never support it.
That is what NFL suits don't understand us UK fans are loyal to our teams.

As soon as I get a spare 2,000 I will be over to watch a game and put on 20lbs eating at the tailgate.

sandman
05-12-2014, 04:56 AM
Never going to happen for me !!

Been watching Houston since early 80's and my fist live game will only ever be Houston.
For me it would be like cheating on my wife.

Even if London acquired its own team in the NFL I would never support it.
That is what NFL suits don't understand us UK fans are loyal to our teams.

As soon as I get a spare 2,000 I will be over to watch a game and put on 20lbs eating at the tailgate.

I understand loyalty. Being from San Antonio originally, my first team is the Spurs, and our fan base has an unofficial link up with Tottenham. I really wanted to root for them, but I live in Cobham where Chelsea has their training grounds. Several players live around me and their kids go to the American school with my daughter. And her BFF's dad works for ManU. I'm going to stick with rugby!

I'm only here on assignment for a few years, and I really regret not seeing any of the games here last season. I've been to my fair share of Texans games before moving here last year, but I jumped at the chance to be able to see the Cowboys.

I root for my teams first (Texans, Spurs, Longhorns) and then any other team from Texas. Especially since they are playing a division rival in the Jags, who the NFL is trying to make the hometown team for London. The "Union Jax" fan club is *really* annoying!

b0ng
05-14-2014, 08:54 AM
I understand loyalty. Being from San Antonio originally, my first team is the Spurs, and our fan base has an unofficial link up with Tottenham. I really wanted to root for them, but I live in Cobham where Chelsea has their training grounds. Several players live around me and their kids go to the American school with my daughter. And her BFF's dad works for ManU. I'm going to stick with rugby!

I'm only here on assignment for a few years, and I really regret not seeing any of the games here last season. I've been to my fair share of Texans games before moving here last year, but I jumped at the chance to be able to see the Cowboys.

I root for my teams first (Texans, Spurs, Longhorns) and then any other team from Texas. Especially since they are playing a division rival in the Jags, who the NFL is trying to make the hometown team for London. The "Union Jax" fan club is *really* annoying!

Man why is Goodell being so cruel as to foist the Jaguars upon unsuspecting Brits?

sandman
05-28-2014, 03:34 AM
Man why is Goodell being so cruel as to foist the Jaguars upon unsuspecting Brits?

They are used to bland things over here...

Dread-Head
05-28-2014, 12:03 PM
No, not yet. I was thinking about coming over for a game (probably Lions-Falcons) but I'm not too sure yet...

Do me a favor and enjoy a prawn vindaloo for me so I can live vicariously through you.

Sigma
05-29-2014, 04:46 PM
welcome to TT

a bit late, but I don't visit this part of the forum very often...

seems almost impossible you became a fan after last year :)

mattieuk
05-30-2014, 02:29 PM
welcome to TT

a bit late, but I don't visit this part of the forum very often...

seems almost impossible you became a fan after last year :)

You'd be surprised. I only started watching the Texans properly during the 2005 2-14 season - and chose Houston mostly because all of the international fans of the Premier League gravitated towards Manchester United and the other big successful clubs.

So I thought, screw being a fair weather fan and jumping on the Pats bandwagon - I'm going to sign up for a decade or more of abuse!

:toropalm: