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HomeBred_Texan
08-05-2006, 08:27 AM
Tomorrow night we get a small taste of some football. Oakland vs Philly. My money is on Oakland...

But we will see what our season opener has in store for us....

GO TEXANS..... :perfect10:

mexican_texan
08-05-2006, 10:05 AM
Is Matt Nordgren(VY's backup at UT) still with the Eagles? If not, I'll still be intersted in seeing Andrew Walter.

Hutch13
08-05-2006, 02:32 PM
Is Matt Nordgren(VY's backup at UT) still with the Eagles? If not, I'll still be intersted in seeing Andrew Walter.

No, i checked the roster today and his name was not listed.

TexanSam
08-05-2006, 02:44 PM
Tomorrow night we get a small taste of some football. Oakland vs Philly. My money is on Oakland...

But we will see what our season opener has in store for us....

GO TEXANS..... :perfect10:

I don't know how much we'll learn about Philly. They'll play the starters for a quarter at most and the rest are reserves. It's hard to watch a full preseason game when it's not the Texans.

Hutch13
08-05-2006, 02:46 PM
I don't know how much we'll learn about Philly. They'll play the starters for a quarter at most and the rest are reserves. It's hard to watch a full preseason game when it's not the Texans.


Id usually say that but football is finally here so im gunna watch it even if the third string QB is in.

TEXANS84
08-05-2006, 03:42 PM
Don't forget to watch Jabar Gaffney now playing slot reciever with the Eagles.

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/33/336742.jpg

CoachJim
08-05-2006, 04:03 PM
Been busy handing out equipment for MY football season which'll start Monday ... A lil off-topic of this thread but I didn't wanna start a whole new thread & I was wondering if anyone actually watched Warren Moon be inducted. More importantly, which team if any, will he represent or be recognized with?

MorKnolle
08-05-2006, 04:40 PM
Football is finally here!!:yahoo:

Hutch13
08-06-2006, 10:58 AM
Football Football!!!!!:bananasplit:


Man i cant wait even if its not the texans.

TexansLucky13
08-06-2006, 11:30 AM
This matchup is perfect for John Madden, if you think about it. When he first came into the league, he was drafted by the Eagles. A knee injury ended his career before a single play, though. Moving on to bigger things, he winds up coaching the Raiders.... and never had a losing season. He was an amazing coach and the best announcer ever!

On a sad day (in hopefully the far distant future) when our hero Madden passes away, he should have a national holiday just for him. We will call it Maddenoliday, obviously.

aj.
08-06-2006, 11:32 AM
If any of y'all with NFL Network have a chance, don't miss Rayfield Wright's acceptance speech. They have been re-running them all morning. It's one of the more powerful and moving induction speeches I've heard.

WildBlackBear32
08-06-2006, 11:46 AM
and the best announcer ever!

Oh please no...

nunusguy
08-06-2006, 11:51 AM
If any of y'all with NFL Network have a chance, don't miss Rayfield Wright's acceptance speech. They have been re-running them all morning. It's one of the more powerful and moving induction speeches I've heard.
Actually, its one of the most powerful and moving speeches of any kind that
I've heard in recent years. Listening to it, I was thinking Wright must have been a preacher or politicain (or both). And I don't even care about the Cowboys (1 way or the other), but there could not have been a real Cowboy fan with a dry eye who witnessed that powerhouse performance.
And Moons speech was very interesting to me. I've never heard a grown man go on about his love and devotion for his mother in such a public forum. And
don't get me wrong about this because I had the same feelings about my own
mother, who I lost 2 years ago. But in front of his wife, x-wife, the whole world on ESPN. But I admired Moon for "leaving nothing on the field".

aj.
08-06-2006, 12:08 PM
Not a Dallas fan either, far from it, but if you're a football fan you have to respect the success of the Landry era. Rayfield Wright has every right to talk about America's Team because he lived it, he was an integral part of it, and that was an identifying moniker during that era, much like The Steel Curtain, Purple People Eaters, Air Coryell, Fearsome Foursome et al. Dallas fans who still draw on America's Team for self-sustainment in this day and age, especially those who weren't alive then, are doing nothing more than diluting and thereby disrespecting the accomplishments of Landry's great teams in the 70's and NFL history as a whole.

TwinSisters
08-06-2006, 12:12 PM
Great.

I sat through all of them except Wright's speech... and his turns out to be the one to be seen.

Moon flat out thanked Bud Adams, Ladd Herzeg, and Jerry Glannville. ( no, I am not making that up )

McClain put out a pretty good story about those no good for nothing... buzzards.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4097125.html

It caught my attention when Steinberg was listing out the great cities along the way in Moon's career. He named every single one, every single one but Houston.

nunusguy
08-06-2006, 12:28 PM
It caught my attention when Steinberg was listing out the great cities along the way in Moon's career. He named every single one, every single one but Houston.
I dunno, but isn't Steinberg Carr's agent ? If not, am thinking former agent ?
But along those same lines, in one comment when referenceing the other new
HOF members on the stage besides the one he was nominating, I could have
sworn Al Davis mentioned everybody but Aikman ? And even though old Al looked like hell, he's still got that sharp mind as he whipped thru his nominating speech with not many gliches . So don't think it was an accidentaql omission ? Not sure, though.

cap1
08-06-2006, 01:08 PM
Also when Reggie White's Widow finished everyone hugged her, but Aikman.

Hutch13
08-06-2006, 02:05 PM
Also when Reggie White's Widow finished everyone hugged her, but Aikman.

So what are yall trying to say about aikman. Hes not the nicest guy or something like that

nunusguy
08-06-2006, 03:03 PM
So what are yall trying to say about aikman. Hes not the nicest guy or something like that
I can't speak for anybody else, but my comment was directed at the Raiders
Al Davis who I thought may have commited a snub towards Aikman. That's the only reference I made to Aikmen.

TwinSisters
08-06-2006, 03:23 PM
I dunno, but isn't Steinberg Carr's agent ? If not, am thinking former agent ?
But along those same lines, in one comment when referenceing the other new
HOF members on the stage besides the one he was nominating, I could have
sworn Al Davis mentioned everybody but Aikman ? And even though old Al looked like hell, he's still got that sharp mind as he whipped thru his nominating speech with not many gliches . So don't think it was an accidentaql omission ? Not sure, though.

No, I caught that too! BUT he did mention Aikman later. *** I am going off of memory ***, I did not go back and check the actual transcript. I do recall thinking the same things and then saying to myself "nice catch Al, to make sure Aikman was included in the big list while he's standing 3 yards away from you."

His speech wasn't a big surprise for me, because he basically repeated the same stuff that he has been giving in interviews for the past week. I did enjoy watching him say "Raida's Football" a few times.

The thing that stuck out most to me with him ( and Madden ) was that they never once mentioned Stabler and I did not see Stabler in the audience either. They both made sure that they mentioned the Lytle fumble though! and not the mystery roughing the passer call... silver and black indeed.
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Madden also made a dumb speech error too... I don't know how many people caught it ( or how many really care, they are football players afterall! ), but he started this story about how he never had to work a day in his life and then in the next speech segment he is talking about how the 'coach is out there working'. If I had a yellow screen marker I would circle it and draw the lines to the two words...

“Hey, the offensive linemen are the biggest guys on the field, they're bigger than everybody else, and that's what makes them the biggest guys on the field.” - Madden

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Player Agents are a good topic for HOF stuff too.

Reggie White

Reggie White endured more than a decade of bone-crushing hits as a defensive lineman, but the future hall of famer didn't last two months in the trenches of the agent business.

Earlier this year, while working with veteran agent James "Bus" Cook, White said he quickly became disgusted by agents trying to steal their competitors' clients, and by athletes trying to play their suitors for a quick buck.

White said he was also the victim of nasty rumors spread by agents "who didn't even know me," and that he heard about even worse dirty tricks during a pre-draft recruiting season that has been described by veteran football agents as the meanest ever.

"It makes you want to put your hands around people's necks," White said. "I think there needs to be some reform and some major penalties taken against some of these guys."

Although White's career as an agent was short-lived, his sentiments echo those of longtime industry veterans who said the business of representing athletes, especially in the rough and tumble worlds of baseball, hockey, basketball and football, is at a crisis stage.

Tom Reich, who has been a top baseball and hockey agent for 33 years, said there are agents who are honorable, but that he knows of counterparts who offer "bounties" to anyone who will deliver prize athlete clients.

"The impropriety and corruption is, absolutely, as I look back, at an all-time high," Reich said. "It's like Al Capone's Chicago and it's despicable."
http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.feature&featureId=243

agents... every one of them, scum of the earth. Two bucks over primordial ooze... and that's only because they could make a buck doing it.

Hulk75
08-06-2006, 03:59 PM
The 1st picture on this story touched me. You know that was a hard but happy time to see her husbands face again, you know what I mean.

Hit me hard when she said that her hardest time will probably be when her daughter will not be able to walk down the isle with her Father, NOW I got 2 daughters and I got a soft spot for stories like that.

Being a D-Lineman all my life all I heard was try to master the Reggie White move............Great player and even a better guy off the field.

http://nfl.com/news/story/9587634

Hulk75
08-06-2006, 04:01 PM
Oh please no...
I dont know why guys dont like Madden the guy cracks me up. And really knows his football.

Al and Madden, all day!

WildBlackBear32
08-06-2006, 04:12 PM
I dont know why guys dont like Madden the guy cracks me up.

Oh, he cracks me up too. However, usually it's for the stupidity. "You see, the recievers job there is to get open and catch the ball and he did it." "The quarterback has to drop back and throw the ball forward, look at his execution." Ugh.

Hulk75
08-06-2006, 04:20 PM
Oh, he cracks me up too. However, usually it's for the stupidity. "You see, the recievers job there is to get open and catch the ball and he did it." "The quarterback has to drop back and throw the ball forward, look at his execution." Ugh.
Thats why it is funny!

"If this player goes here and this player goes around here then the two players are going to run into each other, and that makes a big pile of player".

dtran04
08-06-2006, 05:47 PM
Madden taking up 10 minutes to explain a turducken with an actual one in the booth = comedy gold.

RTP2110
08-06-2006, 06:28 PM
30 minutes away from football season, thank you God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TEXANRED
08-06-2006, 07:00 PM
I sure hope ESPN will continue to have there sunday night show before the Sunday night game.

If not, what the heck am I supposed to watch from 6-7 on Sundays?:confused:

Carr Bombed
08-06-2006, 07:11 PM
eagles run defense looks pretty tough so far.

Hutch13
08-06-2006, 07:18 PM
FOOTBALL IS BACK!!! :redtowel: :whip: :bananasplit: :superman:

Carr Bombed
08-06-2006, 07:27 PM
If thats the Raiders 1st team, they are in trouble.

Marcus
08-06-2006, 07:30 PM
eagles run defense looks pretty tough so far.
Run and pass D looks REAL good! Sherman's OL has their work cut out for em on opening day.

Hutch13
08-06-2006, 07:37 PM
If thats the Raiders 1st team, they are in trouble.


Oh ya there stinking it up!! I think its gunna be a looong season for them

jerek
08-06-2006, 07:39 PM
Anyone else looking forward to playing the Raiders right about now? :)

Peldon
08-06-2006, 07:41 PM
Anyone else looking forward to playing the Raiders right about now? :)

As long as they don't "gel" before we get there.

gwallaia
08-06-2006, 08:06 PM
Quick observation about NBC. The graphics on the screen are horrible! The text is way too small, they will have to change that.

D-Vizzl
08-06-2006, 08:10 PM
Can anyone tell me if Ryan Moats is still on the Eagles? I would of thought he would have been 2nd string not Mahe

Carr Bombed
08-06-2006, 08:11 PM
Quick observation about NBC. The graphics on the screen are horrible! The text is way too small, they will have to change that.

It looks like NBA graphics, NBC needs to with the program. Theres alot of drinking going on, on sunday afternoons, I'm not going to be able to see that.:cool:

HomeBred_Texan
08-06-2006, 08:15 PM
If thats the Raiders 1st team, they are in trouble.
Can you hear the Raider fans now? Why didnt we get a QB? We told you we needed a QB, but noooo. You Mr. Davis wouldnt listen... LOL

SheTexan
08-06-2006, 08:16 PM
Watching this game brings back fond memories of watching our TEXANS very first game against the Giants in the HOF game in 2002. The emotions I felt watching our guys run out on that field for the first time was pretty over whelming. One of the best road trips I have ever taken!

jgl35
08-06-2006, 08:54 PM
Can anyone tell me if Ryan Moats is still on the Eagles? I would of thought he would have been 2nd string not Mahe
Moats has a bad knee. Didn't make the trip.

OzzO
08-06-2006, 09:23 PM
Is it me or does the HoF game have field turf on the field? I noticed a few times when players hit the ground that quite a bit flies up. Interesting as I thought since it was outside that it'd be natural grass. Guess they want it "pretty green" for the cameras.

Texan Asylum
08-06-2006, 09:55 PM
Thats why it is funny!

"If this player goes here and this player goes around here then the two players are going to run into each other, and that makes a big pile of player".
Funniest standup I ever heard was done by Frank Caliendo of Madden talking about Aikman and his contacs...

"N-n-now here's a quarterback...th-tha-that uhh...when he puts his uhhh...puts his..when he puts his contacs in, he sees better."

TwinSisters
08-06-2006, 11:11 PM
overall pretty good stuff for a HOF game I would say. Nothing like seeing 3 quarters of 4th string players duke it out. I did notice that Art Shell was far more organized coming out of retirement then Joe Gibbs was. What does that mean? Nothing.

But I noticed it nonetheless.
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I am wondering how hard the Jags are looking at Jerry Porter. I don't think we have the material to trade for him, but I think Jacksonville might.
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watching Timmy Chang blow it at the end was a little painful to watch... jeez that could have gotten ugly and returned for 6 in the last seconds will quick.

TwinSisters
08-06-2006, 11:20 PM
Is it me or does the HoF game have field turf on the field? I noticed a few times when players hit the ground that quite a bit flies up. Interesting as I thought since it was outside that it'd be natural grass. Guess they want it "pretty green" for the cameras.

yep. FieldTurf.

Same stuff Tech is getting and the Colts play on.

http://www.fieldturf.com/

TexanSam
08-07-2006, 01:22 AM
yep. FieldTurf.

Same stuff Tech is getting and the Colts play on.

http://www.fieldturf.com/

My high school had it installed. Very nice. Not too big of a difference between it in grass except for the little rubber things below it.

powerfuldragon
08-07-2006, 10:38 AM
NBC's nfl coverage intro song stank.

flylikeaneagle
08-07-2006, 05:38 PM
Anyone else looking forward to playing the Raiders right about now? :)

Yeah, I hope the Texans take care of them. Dayum Art Shell is a tricky one though but I think the Texans can take care of them.

flylikeaneagle
08-07-2006, 05:39 PM
Can anyone tell me if Ryan Moats is still on the Eagles? I would of thought he would have been 2nd string not Mahe


Yeah but he was out due to some sort of injury. The same with several others. Moats is better than Mahe.

gwallaia
08-07-2006, 06:06 PM
If any of y'all with NFL Network have a chance, don't miss Rayfield Wright's acceptance speech. They have been re-running them all morning. It's one of the more powerful and moving induction speeches I've heard.

Rayfield Wright's speech is the best one I have ever heard at the HOF induction ceremony. It reminded me of when I use to cheer for the Cowboys back in the days of Wright, Landry, Staubach and Dorsett. Back when you could be proud to cheer for the Cowboys.

flylikeaneagle
08-07-2006, 06:14 PM
There is a picture floating around with McNabb wearing Aikman's HOF Jacket and Aikman wearing McNabb's jersey. Wish I could find it again. Anyways, Aikman is a stand up guy... always liked him although he wore that ugly uniform.

TwinSisters
08-07-2006, 10:53 PM
Well I went back and sat through Wright's ceremony... pretty good, but I just couldn't handle all the Dallas Cowboy stuff. Bleh. "I am a Dallas Cowboy", oooo that's not good.

outside of that... pretty good.

The Road Not Taken Frost line was really rich too.
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_2/frost_road.html

HowBoutThemCowboys!
08-21-2006, 04:59 PM
Why is this thread still stickied?.. :cool: