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SUPER STEELER
09-14-2005, 12:25 AM
Does anyone know what color jerseys texans will be wearing sunday versus the STEELERS.

TMac48
09-14-2005, 12:35 AM
They usually wear white at home during the first half of the season.

HardKnockTexan
09-14-2005, 12:46 AM
I'm almost certain we'll be in white so the Steelers will have to sport their black uni's in the Houston heat.

H-Town Steel
09-14-2005, 06:37 AM
Hot times


Houston's Reliant Stadium has a retractable roof that likely will be open for Sunday's game, which starts at 1 p.m.

"I would like to have it closed with the air conditioner on," Cowher said. "Somehow, I don't think they will do that. We will have our black jerseys on, but we had them on last week in 90-degree weather. We will be all right."

Pretty sure they the texans will wear white-

aj.
09-14-2005, 06:53 AM
Cool. It's already in his head.

90 degree weather last week in Pittsburgh? Yeaaahright.
Here's their weather almanac from last Sunday when they played the Titans at home:

Max Temperature 82 F
Min Temperature 57 F
Dew Point 50 F
Average Humidity 54

Cowher's boys in for a rude awakening if the Texans finally wise up and keep the roof open on a early season game against a black uniformed opponent.

But unfortunately, they will probably yield once again to the fan comfort aspect. I say screw fan comfort - we need every advantage we can get.

Ward86
09-14-2005, 06:57 AM
Cool. It's already in his head.

90 degree weather last week in Pittsburgh? Yeaaahright.
Here's their weather almanac from last Sunday when they played the Titans at home:

Max Temperature 82 F
Min Temperature 57 F
Dew Point 50 F
Average Humidity 54

Cowher's boys in for a rude awakening if the Texans finally wise up and keep the roof open on a early season game against a black uniformed opponent.

But unfortunately, they will probably yield once again to the fan comfort aspect. I say screw fan comfort - we need every advantage we can get.

Believe it or not, it has been in the 90's for the past couple of weeks or high 80's. VERY unusual weather this time of year.

TexanExile
09-14-2005, 06:58 AM
Must be something to it. Down here last week, the Broncos looked gassed against the Dolphins after the first quarter. On-field temp was measured at 100 degrees (but that's kinda like the "heat index," a stat designed to make things sound worse than they are) and the Broncos went down the tubes quickly. Houston has all the heat and humidity to compete with that advantage used in Miami.

A somewhat-related side note: the Broncos have never won a game in Miami. Ever.

I was in favor of closing the roof to make it louder, but let's go with the heat!

CoolieMan
09-14-2005, 07:52 AM
as long as they don't break out the battle red I don't care what the Texans wear.......

TheOgre
09-14-2005, 08:03 AM
as long as they don't break out the battle red I don't care what the Texans wear.......

Hate the color or our record in those uni's?

CoolieMan
09-14-2005, 08:13 AM
Hate the color or our record in those uni's?

Not sure of the Texans record in those uni's but from the talk it seems to fire up the fans more, add that to it being the home opener and I don't want to see it......


Actually IMO they are the nicest looking Texans uni's......not as good as the Steelers Black & Gold ones....but better than most in the league...

titanhater
09-14-2005, 08:20 AM
I wonder if they'll wear bags over their heads instead of helmets.

FYI...I like the red, then the white, then the blue uniforms.

GP
09-14-2005, 08:43 AM
Pink.

With lace around the sleeves.

TEXANS84
09-14-2005, 08:57 AM
I say screw fan comfort - we need every advantage we can get.
I second that notion. Sunblock and water will meet my comfort needs as long as it helps out the team.

Keep the roof open!!

*EDIT*--Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

Double Barrel
09-14-2005, 10:36 AM
But unfortunately, they will probably yield once again to the fan comfort aspect. I say screw fan comfort - we need every advantage we can get.

No doubt, man. I get kinda' embarrassed about the softness of some of our fans when you see shirtless guy in the frozen tundra of Green Bay during December. Heck, all them northern teams in late season have some crazy fans.

And we have people that are scared to perspire. :rolleyes:

FILO_girl
09-14-2005, 10:40 AM
as long as they don't break out the battle red I don't care what the Texans wear.......

I believe someone is aware of the power of our Battle Red. :texflag:

It may have been near 90 up there in Penn, but we have a secret weapon. It can take down the strongest man on any day, and all of us live with it here in Houston and have built an immunity (some better than others).
What is it?



HUMIDITY.

CoolieMan
09-14-2005, 10:46 AM
I believe someone is aware of the power of our Battle Red. :texflag:

It may have been near 90 up there in Penn, but we have a secret weapon. It can take down the strongest man on any day, and all of us live with it here in Houston and have built an immunity (some better than others).
What is it?



HUMIDITY.

I was born and raised here in Houston so I am well aware of what the weather is like....

since I will be at the game....I vote for roof closed......

infantrycak
09-14-2005, 10:47 AM
Either the fans up there think 85 degrees is Hades or they can't read a thermometer.

Weather.com says 86 has been the highest high for the last week with most of the past week around 80. Let's see if they think 85 degrees, 50% humidity with a heat index of 87 feels the same as 95 degrees, 75% humididty and a heat index of 105+. The heat obviously affected the Raiders in the 2nd half last year.

Link (http://www.weather.com/activities/other/other/weather/yesterday.html?locid=USPA1290&from=search)

BigBull17
09-14-2005, 10:52 AM
I was born and raised here in Houston so I am well aware of what the weather is like....

since I will be at the game....I vote for roof closed......
So Steeler fans want roof closed, so open it is.

CoolieMan
09-14-2005, 10:55 AM
So Steeler fans want roof closed, so open it is.

as if what anyone posts here will have any effect on the Texans decision.....

Hervoyel
09-14-2005, 10:57 AM
I know that I'm in the minority on this, and a win is a win, but I just don't think it makes all that much difference if we beat a great team in September at home because they wore black uniforms and we had the roof open. If and when we meet them in the playoffs there's not going to be any 75% humidity to rely on. We're either better than they are or we're not.

Safe to say right now that we're not.

FILO_girl
09-14-2005, 10:59 AM
I was born and raised here in Houston so I am well aware of what the weather is like....

since I will be at the game....I vote for roof closed......

I am happy for you that you were born here. Thank you for pointing that out. My day is now complete.

Cowher isn't fully realizing the power of Houston's humidity. THAT is what I was pointing out. :rolleyes:

Since I am at every home game....
ROOF OPEN! :fans:

CoolieMan
09-14-2005, 11:06 AM
I am happy for you that you were born here. Thank you for pointing that out. My day is now complete.

Cowher isn't fully realizing the power of Houston's humidity. THAT is what I was pointing out. :rolleyes:

Since I am at every home game....
ROOF OPEN! :fans:

He has played in Miami early in the season and I am sure that the weather here is not going to be a surprise....what did you expect him to say? "Please Texans, close the roof....my guys won't stand a chance with it open"....

jaayteetx
09-14-2005, 11:08 AM
CoolieMan,
BORN and RAISED in Houston and your a STEELER fan of all things? Don't you have any hometown love?

CoolieMan
09-14-2005, 11:09 AM
CoolieMan,
BORN and RAISED in Houston and your a STEELER fan of all things? Don't you have any hometown love?

I love the Astros and the Rockets......

my dad is a damn yankee from PA...that is where the love of Steelers came from.....

FILO_girl
09-14-2005, 11:13 AM
He has played in Miami early in the season and I am sure that the weather here is not going to be a surprise....what did you expect him to say? "Please Texans, close the roof....my guys won't stand a chance with it open"....

He is acclimated to up north. If you are not here and dealing with it on a regular basis, it is quite debilitating to face. Whether you have in the past or not.
This will not win the game (roof closed), but it puts more stress on Pittsburgh to perform harder in harsher conditions.
That is no picnic.

jaayteetx
09-14-2005, 11:14 AM
Well I hope one of your teams will be winning this weekend.....Go Astros!

CoolieMan
09-14-2005, 11:17 AM
He is acclimated to up north. If you are not here and dealing with it on a regular basis, it is quite debilitating to face. Whether you have in the past or not.
This will not win the game (roof closed), but it puts more stress on Pittsburgh to perform harder in harsher conditions.
That is no picnic.

not that it is exactly the same, but the Houston cougars played Oregan a few weeks ago and left the roof open....it seemed to affect the coogs more than the ducks.....(granted, the ducks just had more talent)

FILO_girl
09-14-2005, 11:28 AM
not that it is exactly the same, but the Houston cougars played Oregan a few weeks ago and left the roof open....it seemed to affect the coogs more than the ducks.....(granted, the ducks just had more talent)

The Cougs didn't know how to perform in low humidity conditions. :)

aj.
09-14-2005, 11:42 AM
as if what anyone posts here will have any effect on the Texans decision.....

Just forwarded this thread to multiple members of the Texans front office. Thanks for the idea.

Double Barrel
09-14-2005, 11:43 AM
CoolieMan,
BORN and RAISED in Houston and your a STEELER fan of all things? Don't you have any hometown love?

I was going to ask the same thing. :confused:

Especially at age 39, CoolieMan already knows what the Steelers mean to this town...."Luv Ya Blue" ring any bells?

Interesting to note that you're not a Pirates fan, though... :hmmm:

GO TEXANS! :texflag:

CoolieMan
09-14-2005, 11:52 AM
I was going to ask the same thing. :confused:

Especially at age 39, CoolieMan already knows what the Steelers mean to this town...."Luv Ya Blue" ring any bells?

Interesting to note that you're not a Pirates fan, though... :hmmm:

GO TEXANS! :texflag:

Yes I do....I loved the games in the 70's....half my family was rooting for the Steelers and half for the Oilers....made for great fun during and after the game.....like when Renfro was juggling the ball when he went out of bounds in the AFC Championship game in '79.......

LBC_Justin
09-14-2005, 03:05 PM
I know that I'm in the minority on this, and a win is a win, but I just don't think it makes all that much difference if we beat a great team in September at home because they wore black uniforms and we had the roof open. If and when we meet them in the playoffs there's not going to be any 75% humidity to rely on. We're either better than they are or we're not.

Safe to say right now that we're not.
Doesn't make a difference?

Best Record in the Month of September = Miami Dolphins
I think Green Bay has the best record in the Winter months.

It would make all the sense in the world to make the stadium as hot is possible. That is if the goal is to win.

Runner
09-14-2005, 03:20 PM
I don't know if having the the roof open is that much of an advantage. Our players will be too hot, and theirs will be a little bit more too hot. Everybody will be too hot.

As a runner in this heat, I find no matter how much you acclimate it is still draining.

Runner
09-14-2005, 03:27 PM
I might add that training in the heat and humidity does make you feel very strong when you work out in a cooler environment.

swisher
09-14-2005, 03:39 PM
.....like when Renfro was juggling the ball when he went out of bounds in the AFC Championship game in '79.......

wow, three hours and nobody's jumped on you for that little statement....

profan
09-14-2005, 03:41 PM
Open roof on hot day increases sales of all drinks. Roof will be open!

swisher
09-14-2005, 03:46 PM
not as good as the Steelers Black & Gold ones....but better than most in the league...

Black and GOLD? That always cracks me up...it's clearly black and YELLOW.

http://images.nfl.com/photos/img7939269.jpg

The 49ers wear gold, the Steelers wear yellow.

With that said, the Steelers do have one of the best uniforms in the league.

SheTexan
09-14-2005, 03:57 PM
Just forwarded this thread to multiple members of the Texans front office. Thanks for the idea.

And I just forwarded a notation to the same front office to be sure and REMEMBER all the comments that were sent to them last year, and during the off season, about the heat problem. :)

I still can't figure out why you macho guys think the heat will only effect the Steelers and not the Texans! Just because they will be wearing black?? They are TOUGH, and I don't think that will bother them what-so-ever! The organization will provide coolers for both teams down on the sidelines, so what difference does it make. The heat will not get to Rothliesburger (sp) but the NOISE will!!! Close the roof and then blow the sucker off!!! NOISE will effect that team much more than the heat!

vtech9
09-14-2005, 04:26 PM
And I just forwarded a notation to the same front office to be sure and REMEMBER all the comments that were sent to them last year, and during the off season, about the heat problem. :)

I still can't figure out why you macho guys think the heat will only effect the Steelers and not the Texans! Just because they will be wearing black?? They are TOUGH, and I don't think that will bother them what-so-ever! The organization will provide coolers for both teams down on the sidelines, so what difference does it make. The heat will not get to Rothliesburger (sp) but the NOISE will!!! Close the roof and then blow the sucker off!!! NOISE will effect that team much more than the heat!
As a person that has played football in the Houston heat, albeit in High School, noise can be blocked out and ignored, that heat and humidity can not be. That kind of heat and humidity is a palpable force in itself, but once you add the pads and the body heat of 70,000 people, it can be debilitating. With that kind of heat, you can't drink enough water, and if you aren't used to it, you are at a distinct disadvantage.

LBC_Justin
09-14-2005, 04:33 PM
And I just forwarded a notation to the same front office to be sure and REMEMBER all the comments that were sent to them last year, and during the off season, about the heat problem. :)

I still can't figure out why you macho guys think the heat will only effect the Steelers and not the Texans! Just because they will be wearing black?? They are TOUGH, and I don't think that will bother them what-so-ever! The organization will provide coolers for both teams down on the sidelines, so what difference does it make. The heat will not get to Rothliesburger (sp) but the NOISE will!!! Close the roof and then blow the sucker off!!! NOISE will effect that team much more than the heat!

It isn't the thoughts of macho guys. You may not think it will bother them but history shows it WILL have an effect.

Fact - Historically Cold Weather teams struggle in september in the heat against southern teams.

The Texans need every edge they can get.
There is no color hotter than BLACK. It absorbs light/heat.
There is no color cooler than WHITE. It relects light/heat.

Air Conditioning is for the movie theater, not football.

A stadium can still be very very loud with the roof open. Some of the loudest crowds in the NFL play in open roof stadiums.

infantrycak
09-14-2005, 04:45 PM
I still can't figure out why you macho guys think the heat will only effect the Steelers and not the Texans! Just because they will be wearing black?? They are TOUGH, and I don't think that will bother them what-so-ever!

Funny, it worked for us against the Raiders last year and it worked for Miami against Denver last Sunday:

It was a long day for the Broncos. They lost cornerback Champ Bailey and running back Mike Anderson to injuries, wilted in the 90-degree South Florida heat and fell to 0-7 in Miami.

"We knew it was going to be difficult to come in here and deal with the elements in their backyard," said coach Mike Shanahan, now 10-3 in season openers with Denver and Oakland.

Link (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/recap/NFL_20050911_DEN@MIA)

A Texan
09-14-2005, 05:11 PM
I'm not sure how much temperature really helps one team over another. Remember when the Texans were heavy underdogs and went up to play Pittsburgh on a freezing day? I think they ended up beating the Steelers 24-6 or something like that. Both teams have to play in the same conditions.

LBC_Justin
09-14-2005, 05:33 PM
I'm not sure how much temperature really helps one team over another. Remember when the Texans were heavy underdogs and went up to play Pittsburgh on a freezing day? I think they ended up beating the Steelers 24-6 or something like that. Both teams have to play in the same conditions.
It matters a lot.

I was a really good Tennis player in High School (28-0 my sophmore year, JV team).
I moved up to the Chicago area from Houston in the middle of High School. I started training indoors with the guys from the team. I could beat everyone who was not a Senior pretty easily. They told me that once the spring season began it was going to be different because it could be quite cold and windy. We went outdoors and I lost 8 straight matches to opponents I had crushed indoors. I was shocked how much the cooler weather and wind affected my play, Eventually I adapted and began to win consistently but it took a while to adjust. Also at the end of the season as summer approached those "hot days" didn't seem very hot to me after living in Houston.

aj.
09-14-2005, 06:57 PM
It isn't the thoughts of macho guys. You may not think it will bother them but history shows it WILL have an effect.

Fact - Historically Cold Weather teams struggle in september in the heat against southern teams.

The Texans need every edge they can get.
There is no color hotter than BLACK. It absorbs light/heat.
There is no color cooler than WHITE. It relects light/heat.

Air Conditioning is for the movie theater, not football.

A stadium can still be very very loud with the roof open. Some of the loudest crowds in the NFL play in open roof stadiums.

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If you can't take the sun, sit in the shade. There's at least half a stadium's worth of seats that never see a ray of sun. The roof was for the rodeo anyway.

Tayton
09-14-2005, 07:22 PM
I was in Chicago last year for the Texans game and will never again complain about the sun or it being too hot. And Yes, I sit in the sun 3/4 of the game.

Crank_It_Up
09-14-2005, 08:48 PM
not sun, heat, wind, rain, or even a tornado will save us from total carnage this sunday... it's hard for the steelers defense to overheat in just 3 plays.

SheTexan
09-14-2005, 08:50 PM
The roof was designed for INCLIMENT weather, and the rodeo. They close it for a THREAT of rain, and leave it open when it's so hot it's dangerous. Doesn't make much sense!! To bad Reliant is NOT an open air stadium. That would make sitting in the sun a little more tolerable. A hole in the roof just don't cut it for air circulation.

XBRoughneck
09-14-2005, 09:30 PM
Funny, it worked for us against the Raiders last year and it worked for Miami against Denver last Sunday:



Link (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/recap/NFL_20050911_DEN@MIA)


What about the four home games the Texans lost last year to the BROWNS, COLTS, CHARGERS, PACKERS?

The Browns, Colts and Packers aren't necessarily teams that are use to playing in heat, yet they were able to beat the Texans last year.

The heat may effect the outcome of the game, but I doubt that it will be a noticeable advantage that the Texans will be able to use to win the game.

Runner
09-14-2005, 10:23 PM
Everybody take a guess what the Texan players would say if they had the option for open or closed. Disregard the standard "I'll play anyway they have it yada yada yada" answer - what would they tell their buddies in a bar?

My guess: closed

infantrycak
09-14-2005, 11:29 PM
The heat may effect the outcome of the game, but I doubt that it will be a noticeable advantage that the Texans will be able to use to win the game.

Ummm, thanks for joining us. Did I say heat was kryptonite?--no, just that it may help. Got a reason not to use any advantage?

aj.
09-15-2005, 03:22 AM
What about the four home games the Texans lost last year to the BROWNS, COLTS, CHARGERS, PACKERS?

The Browns, Colts and Packers aren't necessarily teams that are use to playing in heat, yet they were able to beat the Texans last year.

The heat may effect the outcome of the game, but I doubt that it will be a noticeable advantage that the Texans will be able to use to win the game.

We're talking about late summer heat (mainly noon games in September) being the factor here and in places like Miami.

Chargers game, September 12, 90 something degrees outside - roof closed for fan comfort - weather a non factor.

Packers game, November 21, night game. Roof closed because it rained 4 hours before game time. weather a non factor.

Colts game, December 12, 68 degrees roof open - weather a non-factor.

Browns game, January 2 - 72 degrees - roof closed for some wussy reason I can't remember. Must have been raining in Lubbock.

rittenhouserobz
09-15-2005, 05:42 AM
It isn't the thoughts of macho guys. You may not think it will bother them but history shows it WILL have an effect.

Fact - Historically Cold Weather teams struggle in september in the heat against southern teams.

The Texans need every edge they can get.
There is no color hotter than BLACK. It absorbs light/heat.
There is no color cooler than WHITE. It relects light/heat.

Air Conditioning is for the movie theater, not football.

A stadium can still be very very loud with the roof open. Some of the loudest crowds in the NFL play in open roof stadiums.


Actually sound escapes an open air stadium better than a closed stadium. The Metrodome is supposed to be one of the loudest venues in the NFL. I am sure Reliant is louder with the roof closed. The real debate should be what affects the opposition most? If neither does then close the roof for the children and elderly that come to the game. I know a tough 35 year old blue collar worker can stand the heat, but there are other people who paid money to watch the game that are more sensitive to the heat and deserve to watch the game in tolerable conditions. IMHO

HJam72
09-15-2005, 06:03 AM
The sound level will not help us when half of the crowd are Steelers fans and they have more to cheer about than we do. :cool:

SheTexan
09-15-2005, 08:08 AM
The sound level will not help us when half of the crowd are Steelers fans and they have more to cheer about than we do. :cool:

What makes you think that?? Texan fans can yell louder than a Steeler fan any day!!!! We still have plenty to yell about!! We have football back in Houston!!! Our team had a BAD game, that doesn't mean they are done for the season! Have a little faith!!

OzzO
09-15-2005, 08:15 AM
The sound level will not help us when half of the crowd are Steelers fans and they have more to cheer about than we do. :cool:

You must be thinking of Cowboy Stadium... concerning "half the crowd" of Steelers. :cool:

CoolieMan
09-15-2005, 08:18 AM
The sound level will not help us when half of the crowd are Steelers fans and they have more to cheer about than we do. :cool:

I seriously doubt half the crowd will be Steeler fans....I expect a strong contingent of Steeler faithful to be there...but it is the Texans home opener....a lot of Houston fans still love to see the Houston team play Pittsburgh...and Texan fans are better fans than their dallas counterparts....so i don't expect 20,000 like there was in dallas last year....

FILO_girl
09-15-2005, 11:40 AM
I seriously doubt half the crowd will be Steeler fans....I expect a strong contingent of Steeler faithful to be there...but it is the Texans home opener....a lot of Houston fans still love to see the Houston team play Pittsburgh...and Texan fans are better fans than their dallas counterparts....so i don't expect 20,000 like there was in dallas last year....

Agreed. I anticipate many Steeler faithful to come. Y'all Steeler fans are welcome to my tailgate too. All we ask is that the taunting be in good fun (no disrespect) and you bring some cold beer or whatever you like to drink, we will take care of the rest. PM me if you want more info. We host all opposing fans who want a good time, and show respect. Texans hospitality is second to none!

If we were to allow that many opponents (20k) in our stadium, who would be to blame? Should not be THAT many tickets available for them to purchase! :) (we have many who Ebay or StubHub their tix for profit for the larger games, that we can't control. We can comment on it, but not control it. I personally sell any extra seats I get to fellow fans @ face, but not everyone does.)
We have many Texans faithful who fill our home, so I am not too concerned about a Steeler fan takeover like Dullass.

Hervoyel
09-15-2005, 12:07 PM
Ummm, thanks for joining us. Did I say heat was kryptonite?--no, just that it may help. Got a reason not to use any advantage?


By any chance do you know where we can find some kryptonite?

Just wondering...

Double Barrel
09-15-2005, 12:45 PM
I still can't figure out why you macho guys think the heat will only effect the Steelers and not the Texans! Just because they will be wearing black??

Their bench will be baking in the sun all day, too...high noon heat. Heck, when they sit down, even their rears will be cooking like eggs on a griddle.

No doubt part of the design of the stadium that the home team is in shade the entire game, regardless if it's a 12:00 or 3:00 game.

The Texans still have to play their A-game (whatever/wherever that is), but keeping the opposing team in the sun might help to wear them out by the fourth quarter.


:texflag:

Mongoose
09-15-2005, 04:20 PM
The Houston heat and humidity doesn't sound like a picnic, and it might afford some slight advantage to the Texans, all things being equal. If I were a Texans fan, my concern would be that Pittsburgh runs a ball-control offense with lots of rushing. Last year, the Steelers were wearing out teams in ideal conditions. If the Pittsburgh rushing game is on track at all, the heat and humidity may take its greatest toll on the Texans defense.

Mongoose

Texans_Chick
09-15-2005, 06:15 PM
Was listening to Sports610 a bit ago.

The Texans have had all their practices outside this week. I betcha the roof will be open and the team will be in white.

IIRC from a Reliant tour I did, the decision whether to open the roof is done 90 minutes before the game starts and is made by Mr. McNair. They can close the roof once during the game if necessary, but it cannot be reopened.

During the tour, they said they measure the loudness of the stadium with the roof closed and open and the loudness is the same. Of course, if fans leave, or stay up in the club level bar more because it is hot, then I guess it would get more quiet. But if the game is good, it shouldn't matter, and beside, I don't suspect the folks in the club level do much more than golf clap anyways.

So, expect the Steelers to be in black, sitting on the sunny side of the stadium. You can tell how it effects the opposing teams, because you can see the players all trying to migrate to the sliver of shade on that side of the field.

I'm gonna just assume that the roof will be open. So, put on yer sunscreen and wear a hat and sunglasses. And wear less clothes, of course. :)

infantrycak
09-15-2005, 06:22 PM
During the tour, they said they measure the loudness of the stadium with the roof closed and open and the loudness is the same.

I haven't missed a home game yet--it may be a lack of perceptiveness, but IMO it isn't any louder with the roof closed.

And wear less clothes, of course. :)

Now that merits a whoo-hooo.

Texans_Chick
09-15-2005, 10:52 PM
I just got my email about the Texans-Steelers game. This is the first time I've seen them do a warning that the roof is likely to be open and to dress "appropriately."

I am guessing it will be open unless there is some nasty stormy stuff nearby.

"ROOF DECISION
With the expected weather forecast for Sunday, the roof will most likely be open. Please dress appropriately and stay hydrated throughout the day. Final decision will be made by 10:00AM and will be announced on ABC-13's Gameday Central and SportsRadio 610's Countdown to Kickoff Show."

Of course, most of us are already there or are on the way by 10, so I guess they just wanted to give fans a headsup that they intend to smelt the Steelers. :evilb:

Mongoose
09-16-2005, 12:07 AM
Of course, most of us are already there or are on the way by 10, so I guess they just wanted to give fans a headsup that they intend to smelt the Steelers. :evilb:

It's worth a try, I guess, but I still think the Texans defense may get the worst of the weather. They're the ones who figure to deal with about 45 rushing plays. And Pittsburgh is currently starting a guy with the speed to get outside and downfield.

If I were the Texans, though, I'd still give it a shot.

Mongoose

TEXANS84
09-16-2005, 12:45 AM
Ahhh the Bullpen is gonna roast! But I love it!!

Elite
09-16-2005, 01:58 AM
i doubt the heat will give us the advantage i mean the steelers are a class act organisation with real coaching we need a miracle not the roof to be open but all thing aside i hope we win :texflag:

Steelersund
09-16-2005, 06:36 AM
Cool. It's already in his head.

90 degree weather last week in Pittsburgh? Yeaaahright.
Here's their weather almanac from last Sunday when they played the Titans at home:

Max Temperature 82 F
Min Temperature 57 F
Dew Point 50 F
Average Humidity 54

Cowher's boys in for a rude awakening if the Texans finally wise up and keep the roof open on a early season game against a black uniformed opponent.

But unfortunately, they will probably yield once again to the fan comfort aspect. I say screw fan comfort - we need every advantage we can get.

NOT even close. We have had some decent weather up here this year, mid 90's. Sounds about perfect. The hotter, more humid, the better. I love this stuff. Good luck this week guys!

BTW, with the heat in last weeks game here in the burgh, the Steelers still wore their black uni's.

aj.
09-16-2005, 06:44 AM
NOT even close I copied that from the National Weather Service (actual gameday weather in Pitt last Sunday) so not only is it close, it's the official historical record.

It's not fit for man or beast on the visitor sideline in the second half so you better have a big lead at halftime.

CoolieMan
09-16-2005, 07:21 AM
I'm gonna just assume that the roof will be open. So, put on yer sunscreen and wear a hat and sunglasses. And wear less clothes, of course. :)

Exactly...especially you females....wear as little as you can.....

phoenix711
09-16-2005, 09:07 AM
Looks like the roof is going to be open. I guess the club will be busy

LBC_Justin
09-16-2005, 09:23 AM
Looks like the roof is going to be open. I guess the club will be busy
where did you hear this.

JustBonee
09-16-2005, 09:25 AM
"ROOF DECISION
With the expected weather forecast for Sunday, the roof will most likely be open. Please dress appropriately and stay hydrated throughout the day. Final decision will be made by 10:00AM and will be announced on ABC-13's Gameday Central and SportsRadio 610's Countdown to Kickoff Show."

Sooooo ... the game plan is to make Steelers wear black and have them sweat.
Some game plan!

TheOgre
09-16-2005, 09:35 AM
The Steelers players will definitely be worn out in the 4th if the roof is open, and the sun is out. It could effect the Texans as well, but we are more used to it. I think the heat and humidity was a key reason the Dolphins were able to upset the Broncos. Perhaps the Texans can have the same homefield advantage.

poisonz28
09-16-2005, 09:50 AM
93.7 the arrow had yalls TE Mark Bruener on and he says the roof would be open.

JustBonee
09-16-2005, 09:59 AM
Exactly...especially you females....wear as little as you can.....

http://www.bookcase.com/~claudia/mt/archives/sari.gif

I'll be there in my sari ....... as soon as I can figure out how to put it on! ;)

phoenix711
09-16-2005, 10:02 AM
Recieved E-mail from Texans

FILO_girl
09-16-2005, 10:06 AM
The cold front will not come down through our area (but could set us up for some fun weather later today, pulse severe from the outflow of the cold front clashing with the seabreeze front we get most everyday, so I doubt there will be anything chaseable but may merit some quality time watching from my lawn chair in the garage...), so expect highs in the mid to upper 90s with dp of 75 or more...and a heat index of 105+.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low near 75. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high around 97. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74.
Compliments of the NWS. Houston's lows are typically at 6:15-7am in the morning.

Aaah, Houston in the fall. Glad y'all could come down and enjoy it. :) Please wear black to enhance the experience. :texans:

Ward86
09-16-2005, 10:37 AM
Recieved E-mail from Texans


Do they clear all their decisions with you??

TEXANS84
09-16-2005, 10:38 AM
Do they clear all their decisions with you??

No, but the Texans sent out an email to be prepared for the roof to be open by drinking plenty of water and staying cool.

Ward86
09-16-2005, 10:42 AM
No, but the Texans sent out an email to be prepared for the roof to be open by drinking plenty of water and staying cool.


That is sad that you guys are counting on weather to beat the Steelers. News flash.... Pittsburgh gets into the high 90's with extreme humidity and they just broke camp a few weeks ago. Weather will NOT make them play like a bunch of bums.
I am sure that the heat will turn Carr into an all pro though :)

rocka21
09-16-2005, 10:48 AM
That is sad that you guys are counting on weather to beat the Steelers. News flash.... Pittsburgh gets into the high 90's with extreme humidity and they just broke camp a few weeks ago. Weather will NOT make them play like a bunch of bums.
I am sure that the heat will turn Carr into an all pro though :)




you just better hope big ben can play!

not the roof.

Ward86
09-16-2005, 10:51 AM
you just better hope big ben can play!

not the roof.

Ben, Maddox, Batch, Hell even if stewart was still there.
The Steelers will win. If jp lossman can pick your defense apart, I could even play QB. LOL

TEXANS84
09-16-2005, 10:52 AM
That is sad that you guys are counting on weather to beat the Steelers. News flash.... Pittsburgh gets into the high 90's with extreme humidity and they just broke camp a few weeks ago. Weather will NOT make them play like a bunch of bums.
I am sure that the heat will turn Carr into an all pro though :)

Pittsburgh humidity is not like Houston's.

Plus, your weather was broken down by somebody in a different thread. Pittsburgh hasn't seen over 86 degrees in a week.

Crank_It_Up
09-16-2005, 10:54 AM
That is sad that you guys are counting on weather to beat the Steelers. News flash.... Pittsburgh gets into the high 90's with extreme humidity and they just broke camp a few weeks ago. Weather will NOT make them play like a bunch of bums.
I am sure that the heat will turn Carr into an all pro though :)you are correct, the heat will not turn Carr into an all pro, nor will it make the steelers play like scrap metal, but it will have a slight effect... now if we could just lure the steelers out to the topless bars on Sat. night :)

Ward86
09-16-2005, 10:55 AM
Pittsburgh humidity is not like Houston's.

Plus, your weather was broken down by somebody in a different thread. Pittsburgh hasn't seen over 86 degrees in a week.

As I said, like it will matter. This is just sad that this is their gameplan.

Crank_It_Up
09-16-2005, 11:02 AM
As I said, like it will matter. This is just sad that this is their gameplan.lol, it's not their gameplan, and yes it will matter somewhat. I've lived in PA and TX, and yes it will matter somewhat, in addition to the temp and humidity, the sunshine is just plain stronger here. Not sure if the rays travel through less of the earth's atmosphere because of the angle or what, but the sun beatin on ya in TX is much worse than PA.

Unfortunately, unless a tornado blows the steelers team into the next county, game will be a blowout :(

LBC_Justin
09-16-2005, 11:18 AM
As I said, like it will matter. This is just sad that this is their gameplan.
It is called HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE. What next are you going to say that it is just sad that the Texans fans were loud when the Steelers QB was trying to call plays.

As an old Oilers fan and someone who has tons of ties to the pittsburgh area, I know for a fact that every time the Oilers played the Steelers in Pittsburgh during the winter, the Steeler fans got down on their hands and knees and prayed for a very cold day with snow. So don't give me this **** about it being "just sad", when this is the first time in 35 years a Houston team gets to return the favor to the Steelers. I hope they cook in that hot sun.

It would be completely stupid of the Texans if given a choice to not to make the Steelers sit in the hot sun all day in those black uniforms.

But you guys are right. It won't affect the play that much, but it might just be that little bit that the Texans need. There is no doubt the Texans are facing a superior team. The Steelers are good.


PS: as someone else posted the stadium is designed so that the Texans players(in white unis) will only being in the sun when they are on the field, and will be in the shade on the bench. The Steelers will be in the sun the entire game, both on the field and on the bench and in those black uniforms.