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Cjeremy635
11-27-2006, 11:48 AM
OK guys/gals, you know that I don't have a long history of complaining about this team. I have tried over the past few seasons to try to find the positive, whatever that may be, and I have still managed to find a few bright spots this season. I have seen us making some marginal improvements from last season to this point and I am happy for those. Yesterday, however, was a low spot for me as a fan. It was the first time since watching every Texan game that they have played that I didn't get overly angry that they lost. What does that mean? Does it mean that I have gotten complacent with having a crappy team or does it mean that you expect them to lose on a weekly basis? I don't know what it means, but it bothers me to be at the point where I expect them to play poorly and when they lose I tell myself that I knew it was coming. The sad thing is, I told myself last night that if I am feeling this way, there has to be many more fans feeling the exact same thing. I can't put these losses on one person. It has been a team effort to play as badly as we have this year. Talent problems? Maybe. Execution problems? Perhaps. I'm not going anywhere, or threatening to no longer be a fan. That's just retarded IMHO. I am saying that I do not enjoy having an empty feeling about a team that I am passionate about because once that feeling is gone for good.....there is no more passion and they become just another team. I am not a Houston Team homer. I could care less about the Astros, Rockets, or any other team we have. I live for the 6 months out of the year that I get to root for my Texans, but it is getting harder and harder to watch these games unfold. That's it....that's all I wanted to say. I just needed a place to vent and get that off of my chest. I'll try not to bring that up again and hopefully I won't have to in the future.

Porky
11-27-2006, 12:22 PM
OK guys/gals, you know that I don't have a long history of complaining about this team. I have tried over the past few seasons to try to find the positive, whatever that may be, and I have still managed to find a few bright spots this season. I have seen us making some marginal improvements from last season to this point and I am happy for those. Yesterday, however, was a low spot for me as a fan. It was the first time since watching every Texan game that they have played that I didn't get overly angry that they lost. What does that mean? Does it mean that I have gotten complacent with having a crappy team or does it mean that you expect them to lose on a weekly basis? I don't know what it means, but it bothers me to be at the point where I expect them to play poorly and when they lose I tell myself that I knew it was coming. The sad thing is, I told myself last night that if I am feeling this way, there has to be many more fans feeling the exact same thing. I can't put these losses on one person. It has been a team effort to play as badly as we have this year. Talent problems? Maybe. Execution problems? Perhaps. I'm not going anywhere, or threatening to no longer be a fan. That's just retarded IMHO. I am saying that I do not enjoy having an empty feeling about a team that I am passionate about because once that feeling is gone for good.....there is no more passion and they become just another team. I am not a Houston Team homer. I could care less about the Astros, Rockets, or any other team we have. I live for the 6 months out of the year that I get to root for my Texans, but it is getting harder and harder to watch these games unfold. That's it....that's all I wanted to say. I just needed a place to vent and get that off of my chest. I'll try not to bring that up again and hopefully I won't have to in the future.

I feel your pain. I felt the same way yesterday. It's like the losing has numbed me, and I am fast approaching the I don't give a rats ass if they win or lose anymore period of my fandom. They are so friggin boring, it's like watching grass grow, and that's an insult to grass. I almost did something yesterday, I have never even thought about doing before. I darn near decided to go outside during the game and work in the yard. I have never even contemplated leaving my TV during a Texans game for 4+ years, but I was extremely close yesterday. It's almost unwatchable, and it's embarrasing. If they don't do something to replace the QB after this year, I am done with them.

Texan Asylum
11-27-2006, 12:33 PM
I live for the 6 months out of the year that I get to root for my Texans, but it is getting harder and harder to watch these games unfold.

I almost did something yesterday, I have never even thought about doing before. I darn near decided to go outside during the game and work in the yard. I have never even contemplated leaving my TV during a Texans game for 4+ years, but I was extremely close yesterday. It's almost unwatchable, and it's embarrasing.

Spoken as if I spoke them myself. The word that comes to mind is 'irrelevant'. The Texans are approaching that with many fans, but I'm still hanging on the dream of the one day when they will become relevant.

El Amigo Invisible
11-27-2006, 12:34 PM
It is really hard watching the Saints...........

Cjeremy635
11-27-2006, 12:36 PM
I feel your pain. I felt the same way yesterday. It's like the losing has numbed me, and I am fast approaching the I don't give a rats ass if they win or lose anymore period of my fandom. They are so friggin boring, it's like watching grass grow, and that's an insult to grass. I almost did something yesterday, I have never even thought about doing before. I darn near decided to go outside during the game and work in the yard. I have never even contemplated leaving my TV during a Texans game for 4+ years, but I was extremely close yesterday. It's almost unwatchable, and it's embarrasing. If they don't do something to replace the QB after this year, I am done with them.


I understand where you are coming from, but I can't agree with the last part. I may not buy any more memorabilia or things of that nature, but I will still end up watching their games (unless they stay like they were yesterday) and cheering with a half-hearted attempt. It just gets harder and harder to do it when you keep getting the same half-hearted play from these "players" with the exception of a rare few.

Mr. White
11-27-2006, 12:42 PM
You aren't alone. I think that the team gave up.

When the Austin affiliate bails on them this week, I don't know if they're even worth the hell that I was ready to raise.

RTP2110
11-27-2006, 12:47 PM
Wow, the first two posts describe how I feel perfectly. I thought I was the only one. I donít want it to seem like Iím giving up or abandoning the team. I will still follow and root for the Texans. But you two guys summed up the way I feel perfectly. Porky I was at the same point last year with Capers as you are with Carr now. (Also like I was in the Steve Francis/Rockets days, but thatís another story.) I actually did it though. During a game last year, I walked away from the TV, went outside, and washed the car. While the game was on!!!! Itís getting near that point again this year, ugh.

Cjeremy635
11-27-2006, 12:48 PM
You aren't alone. I think that the team gave up.

When the Austin affiliate bails on them this week, I don't know if they're even worth the hell that I was ready to raise.

I think the team gave up too. They have a loser mentality and will always have one until a leader emerges on that team and can guide them to winning. I am not talking about a coach. I think Kubiak will do wonders for this club in the future, if he makes it that long. I think a player needs to step up to the plate and be accountable to the other players. Not some media answer, like "well, I take full responsability for us losing. I need to look at myself and see what I can do better." That crap isn't going to cut it. I want to see someone call a players only meeting and light into some people. Call people out who aren't pulling their own weight. Slap someone in the back of the head. Anything to stop the bleeding on this team.....they are near death!

Texan Asylum
11-27-2006, 12:50 PM
It takes some homerdom to be a Lions fan, nothing personal my brothers in fandom, but I'm beginning to see what it's going to take to be that with this team. Can I last for the long haul...I think so. Do I have the desire to last for the longhaul...I hope so.

There are things in life that are much more significant than football, but it sure is a nice distraction from the norm, but it sure does suck when the distraction is the same AS the norm...stressful!

El Tejano
11-27-2006, 12:51 PM
All I kept thinking was why me? Why is it that other football fans get to experience good football. I mean even with The Oilers, there was winning and then the preverbial kick in the nads. It always seems like the other teams can pull off the impossible all the time against us (and yes even the Oilers -you all know). Why? Why? Why?

Then I realized this is how the Lions and Cardinal fans must feel and then that is when it hit me.

I root for the DetroitArizona Texans!!!!!!!!!

Uggghhh!!!!!!

Cjeremy635
11-27-2006, 12:53 PM
All I kept thinking was why me? Why is it that other football fans get to experience good football. I mean even with The Oilers, there was winning and then the preverbial kick in the nads. It always seems like the other teams can pull off the impossible all the time against us (and yes even the Oilers -you all know). Why? Why? Why?

Then I realized this is how the Lions and Cardinal fans must feel and then that is when it hit me.

I root for the DetroitArizona Texans!!!!!!!!!

Uggghhh!!!!!!


LMAO....:ok: It is extremely hard to keep doing it. I don't think I'll stop, it's just hard to keep up the work it takes to keep coming back on a weekly basis. I must be a glutton for punishment.

Mr. White
11-27-2006, 12:56 PM
To take my point a little farther....

The Austin affiliate will pull the Texans this week....probably for the rest of the season.

I'm aware that if I want to watch the Texans next season I have two choices.

1. Write the station and their advertisers.
2. Go watch the Texans play at my in-laws' house. They have a huge TV and the NFL Ticket.

Right now, I'm not sure that these guys are worth the trouble.

El Tejano
11-27-2006, 12:59 PM
I kind of just wanted a two game win streak and couldn't get that.

Cjeremy635
11-27-2006, 01:00 PM
To take my point a little farther....

The Austin affiliate will pull the Texans this week....probably for the rest of the season.

I'm aware that if I want to watch the Texans next season I have two choices.

1. Write the station and their advertisers.
2. Go watch the Texans play at my in-laws' house. They have a huge TV and the NFL Ticket.

Right now, I'm not sure that these guys are worth the trouble.

I would write the station and let my testicles dangle in a fire ant bed before I would go with option #2. But that's just me....everyone is different. :shades:

afcman
11-27-2006, 01:23 PM
I think the team gave up too. They have a loser mentality and will always have one until a leader emerges on that team and can guide them to winning.

Bingo! It's usually the QB. I still don't think the team respects him. Look at how the Cowboys perked up as soon as Romo got in there. Let's see what happens with the Broncos now.

Porky
11-27-2006, 01:33 PM
There must be some kind of group therapy or 12 step program I can join.

Me: Hi, my name is Porky, and I am a Texans fan

Group leader: Hi Porky, the first step is admitting your problem. We will be here to support you as you learn that other things exist on Sunday's. If you ever feel the urge to grab a beer and sit down and watch the Texans on a Sunday, one of our emergency counsolors will be available to talk you down. If neccessary, Ed will come over and help you wash your car at noon every Sunday. :francis:

texan's blue
11-27-2006, 01:35 PM
.... I almost did something yesterday, I have never even thought about doing before. I darn near decided to go outside during the game and work in the yard.....

Didn't even bother watching the last two... just caught them on the radio while I worked on my car. Yesterday I took my little girl to the park at the end of the 3rd quarter. I don't feel bad one bit either. I'm still a fan and was really hoping to come home and hear about a miracle come back but no dice. Not from our team anyways. The Texans haven't earned my cheering or my time. Up until last season I went to as many games as I could, all the openers and watched the rest on TV. I have stood up for all the players and looked for the best even in the worst. We've shown some signs of life this season which has me really excited about next season. Our players seem to be just a second off on everything right now though. Mario, is a second late for the sacks. AJ is a second late on making his move away from the defenders... Carr is doing better but still doesn't have that leadership quality... our running backs are showing some life but are just a hair too small and too slow... and poor ol' Dunta is out there all by himself trying to save the world. I'll keep watching and listening but at this point the Texans will have to earn my time... I'm not looking for W's or even playoffs every year. I'm looking for execution... signs of dedication. Is that too much to ask... sorry to all for the rant.

edo783
11-27-2006, 04:00 PM
Hey guys, buck up! Think of this as your time in purgotory before the promised land. It isn't meant to be fun, but it builds carachter and strength as a fan! Imagine how the Tampa and NO fans felt and what they endured and they got through it. A Texans fan is better than they are by a thousand percent and we will get through our bad time also!

Lucky
11-27-2006, 04:08 PM
Hey guys, buck up! Think of this as your time in purgotory before the promised land.
This feels like hell. Purgatory would be more like 5-6, right?

TheOgre
11-27-2006, 04:24 PM
I feel the same hopeless feeling I did when I was rooting for the '82-'83 Oilers. Just like those days, I find draft day to be the only oasis in the pile of dung.

Meloy
11-27-2006, 04:24 PM
Here's the scene. I am at a restaurant Sunday in Pasadena with my dad and step mother as I could not repeat last weekend by saying "I can't go dad, the Texans are playing." Sitting there with my ear on what dear old pops was saying and my eyes on the tv. I hear " What are you watching? Oh, the Texans? Do they still have a team?"

His comment hurt but what could I say? The injuries are terrible and the team has looked better...sometimes... some positions. I think about another good draft and maybe a significant free agent. But if Moulds and AJ are going deep the middle should be open for Walters or Daniels or Wali, but it is not. Backs got 2 yards a carry? We need 4 yards for a first and receiver gets 3? Kubes says Faggins is good and then there goes another receiver past him. I am so depressed... We have no worse than the 6th pick now right? Why doesn't that perk me up?

Blake
11-27-2006, 04:31 PM
I agree with this thread. I have become "ok" with them losing. I just kind of chuckle at the ways we find to lose games. I laugh at the way our owner the fans straight up, he doesnt care which player the fans want on the team.

Can we get a do-over?

p.s. I will not be buying anymore stuff with a Texans Logo on it. I even cut out the Williams authentic jersey from my xmas list.

I will watch the games, and attend the ones I have tickets to, but thats as far as my support can take me.

HomeBred_Texan
11-27-2006, 05:13 PM
I guess I am just ignorant then. I will keep on supporting the team, buying merchandise, but will not buy any food from the concession stands at the games.

I hope that next year I can prove people wrong and say see, all we needed was a running back that can break tackles. I see 3 coming up in the draft next year and we are certain to get one. If we don't, then we will be having this same ding dang thread again next year. It will be just a copy and paste.

Yes we need D help, who could argue anything different. But we must be able to run the ball "consistently" (sp?) or we will stay at the bottom and draft high every year, kind of like Arizona and Detroit...

Double Barrel
11-27-2006, 06:05 PM
I feel y'all's apathy and raise it an "I don't give a rat's arse". :D

I'm so numb to losing after 21 wins in five seasons that I'm quickly reaching a point of babbling incoherently and laughing maniacally during a Texans game. Seriously, it's the old saying about insanity and doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

I'll still renew season tickets and all that jazz, but this is based on two things: 1) good tailgating times with my friends, and 2) more importantly (hopefully), better times are ahead and I want good seats for it.

yup, it's going to be a loooooooooooooong off-season....sad to say that in November, too.