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Imatexanfan
12-08-2006, 10:20 PM
Let's be honest about something: Nobody here has EVER lived and died with the Texans. :rolleyes:

The team is only 5 years old. You can be a fan of the team. You can REALLY want them to win. Nothing the Texans do or don't do however will ever be as painful watching the Oilers collapse against the Chiefs or the Bills.

No play will ever stick in your memory the way the Renfro "catch" does.

Nobody runs around in the front yard at Thanksgiving pretending they're David Carr like we all pretended we were Dan Pastorini.

Yeah we all want them to win and we're all pissed when they lose, but this "true deep down Texan til I die" rhetoric is just that. 20 years from now there will be people like that, but this is basically a rental team for us. Our team is gone and always will be.

I love the logo, I love the name, I love the colors and the whole idea, but it's going to be 30 years before I actually vomit at the end of a game the way I did when we lost to Buffalo. :crying:

*****Let's not get carried away with the "new girl". She's nice, but your heart was broken by your first love, and you're kidding yourself if you think many, if any, folks in these parts are as in love with this "second wife" as they were with the first. *****

kfranco_utexas
12-08-2006, 10:22 PM
Amen bro. Amen.

Goldeagle
12-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Let's be honest about something: Nobody here has EVER lived and died with the Texans. :rolleyes:

The team is only 5 years old. You can be a fan of the team. You can REALLY want them to win. Nothing the Texans do or don't do however will ever be as painful watching the Oilers collapse against the Chiefs or the Bills.

No play will ever stick in your memory the way the Renfro "catch" does.

Nobody runs around in the front yard at Thanksgiving pretending they're David Carr like we all pretended we were Dan Pastorini.

Yeah we all want them to win and we're all pissed when they lose, but this "true deep down Texan til I die" rhetoric is just that. 20 years from now there will be people like that, but this is basically a rental team for us. Our team is gone and always will be.

I love the logo, I love the name, I love the colors and the whole idea, but it's going to be 30 years before I actually vomit at the end of a game the way I did when we lost to Buffalo. :crying:

*****Let's not get carried away with the "new girl". She's nice, but your heart was broken by your first love, and you're kidding yourself if you think many, if any, folks in these parts are as in love with this "second wife" as they were with the first. *****


1. I pretend Im David Carr and get sacked.

2. Heh, I love the team but not happy with the name lol

3. True post

TEXANRED
12-08-2006, 10:37 PM
Let's be honest about something: Nobody here has EVER lived and died with the Texans. :rolleyes:

The team is only 5 years old. You can be a fan of the team. You can REALLY want them to win. Nothing the Texans do or don't do however will ever be as painful watching the Oilers collapse against the Chiefs or the Bills.

No play will ever stick in your memory the way the Renfro "catch" does.

Nobody runs around in the front yard at Thanksgiving pretending they're David Carr like we all pretended we were Dan Pastorini.

Yeah we all want them to win and we're all pissed when they lose, but this "true deep down Texan til I die" rhetoric is just that. 20 years from now there will be people like that, but this is basically a rental team for us. Our team is gone and always will be.

I love the logo, I love the name, I love the colors and the whole idea, but it's going to be 30 years before I actually vomit at the end of a game the way I did when we lost to Buffalo. :crying:

*****Let's not get carried away with the "new girl". She's nice, but your heart was broken by your first love, and you're kidding yourself if you think many, if any, folks in these parts are as in love with this "second wife" as they were with the first. *****

OK, no.

It take me three days after a loss to cheer up. A piece of me dies every weekend. I live, eat, and breath Texan football. In fact I have plans on putting the robot bull on my left arm as a Tattoo. My child was born last year during the Texan Bi week. I made sure when I got married that it was after football season and no major transactions where going on.(March if you care.)

Sure, your a little bitter after your first wife leaves, thats why you get her sister liquored up and have your way with her.(I was a Steelers fan for a brief period.) Then you find yourself the perfect woman and then realize the scag you were with never cared for you and was cheating on you with that obnoxious neighbor next door.

So you see, its football, its Houston, and despite losing all the time, every things rosey.

:texan:

FanFromCali
12-08-2006, 11:08 PM
I guess I may be unique. I never liked the Oilers. I also never liked any of the teams in California so I became a Texan fan for some odd reason.

So as far as the wife analogy goes, this one is my first.

Imatexanfan
12-08-2006, 11:18 PM
I guess I may be unique. I never liked the Oilers. I also never liked any of the teams in California so I became a Texan fan for some odd reason.

So as far as the wife analogy goes, this one is my first.

Yea I bet.

:rolleyes:

Roughnecks
12-08-2006, 11:20 PM
I shut down till at lease Thursday after a lose. I grew a huge sports freak and of course followed my fathers teams because sitting their watching games, football,baseball, ect... and I have been told I take it way to serous but thats me so when I say I live and die with my teams I do my with will not even ask anything from me after the Texans lose. I even quited a job because I had to work Sundays so had to get one were I was off. The way I see it if you work your plans and your days around Texans games even preseason games them yes live or die call me sad I do not care heard to many time to bother me now hell my wife says it at lease 10 times a day on Saturdays and Sundays but thats just me I guess.

Texans_Chick
12-08-2006, 11:28 PM
Let's be honest about something: Nobody here has EVER lived and died with the Texans. :rolleyes:

The team is only 5 years old. You can be a fan of the team. You can REALLY want them to win. Nothing the Texans do or don't do however will ever be as painful watching the Oilers collapse against the Chiefs or the Bills.



I don't want to get into a fan measuring contest or anything, but uh, for me personally, I made a pact with God that if Houston was ever able to get a team again, I would never take that team for granted and I would do what I could to support it and help it succeed. This is not hyperbole. This is what happened, whether you think it is foolish or not.

I used to plan everything around my Oiler Sundays. And the hurt and pain when they were gone was worse than any breakup with a guy.

The NFL was dead to me because reading local coverage meant reading about Dallas and TN, and it killed me. NFL football is my favorite favorite favorite sport, and the coverage during those dark years of the NFL just mocked me.

And I really believed the NFL would never let Houston have a team when LA didn't have one. I thought it impossible to get a team here. So when faced with the impossible, you talk to God. (Well, you might talk to God anyways, but sad impossibilities are an especially good reasons).

NFL football isn't just a sport. It is a way that a community can come together no matter where they went to school. There is nothing better than hearing the roar of 70,000 or so people yelling for the same end. (And I have to say the tailgating aspect of the games have been nice to help reinforce that community).

Obviously, the first 5 years hasn't been an easy road as a fan. The Panthers and Jags early success ensured that the rest of the NFL owners wouldn't make it any easier for us. But usually, a lot of the things worth having in life don't come easy.

So, in sum, I disagree with your post. Sometimes you don't truly appreciate things in life until they have been taken away. (especially in a brutally slow, painful humiliating and evil process). I remember what it was like cheering for a winning NFL team, and someday I will experience that again.

I could just pick the winning team du jour, and ride their wagon, but it seems terribly disloyal and not terribly satisfying to me.

My name is on the charter PSL wall, and I am proud to say it is. I like to be a part of building this team, even though my part is small.

YRMV

GO TEXANS!

:texflag:

Runner
12-08-2006, 11:37 PM
I was never an Oilers fan, since I moved to Houston between the Oilers and Texans. When the Texans lose, it doesn't effect my life too much; I'm disappointed but my family, friends, job, etc. don't really change.

Some Texans related stuff has had more of an impact to me in a more personal way, but that is unrelated to wins and losses.

Maybe it is age - when I was younger big Spurs losses would bum me out for a couple of hours, but now it is all just entertainment to me. It is nice to get to watch a franchise grow from start-up to wherever it goes though.

Life goes on.

eriadoc
12-08-2006, 11:51 PM
Most of the time, when the Texans lose, I am annoyed/upset/disappointed until at least Wednesday. There are certain losses, however, that have truly left me despondent. The Pats game from 2003, the Rams game from last year are two that come to mind. Your point is taken, as there is not enough history there to really have fostered those deep sentiments yet, but hey, when you were a kid pretending to be Dan Pastorini, how much history did you have in life yet?

Some of us are further down the path of being a die-hard fan than others, and that's OK.

Yvette
12-08-2006, 11:57 PM
I could just pick the winning team du jour, and ride their wagon, but it seems terribly disloyal and not terribly satisfying to me.
I've thought a lot about that. I think another way to address bandwagoners is to call them NFL fans. Since a fan is a devotee, there is no way they can claim fan status of a team.

joedinkle
12-09-2006, 12:08 AM
say what?!? (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/detail.php?PRKey=3181)

Grid
12-09-2006, 12:27 AM
Let's be honest about something: Nobody here has EVER lived and died with the Texans. :rolleyes:

The team is only 5 years old. You can be a fan of the team. You can REALLY want them to win. Nothing the Texans do or don't do however will ever be as painful watching the Oilers collapse against the Chiefs or the Bills.

No play will ever stick in your memory the way the Renfro "catch" does.

Nobody runs around in the front yard at Thanksgiving pretending they're David Carr like we all pretended we were Dan Pastorini.

Yeah we all want them to win and we're all pissed when they lose, but this "true deep down Texan til I die" rhetoric is just that. 20 years from now there will be people like that, but this is basically a rental team for us. Our team is gone and always will be.

I love the logo, I love the name, I love the colors and the whole idea, but it's going to be 30 years before I actually vomit at the end of a game the way I did when we lost to Buffalo. :crying:

*****Let's not get carried away with the "new girl". She's nice, but your heart was broken by your first love, and you're kidding yourself if you think many, if any, folks in these parts are as in love with this "second wife" as they were with the first. *****



I was about 16 years old when the Oilers left town. Before that, they were a pretty worthless team from everything I remember of them.

Basicly.. I never had the time, or desire, to become an Oilers fanboy. The Texans are my first and only NFL team.

Basicly what im saying is that for all of you who were around and coherant in the 70s.. yah, you may have a deep connection to the Oilers, and you may not feel that same connection with the Texans, but dont make the mistake of thinking that most, or even the majority, of Texans fans feel the same way.

MrMeToo
12-09-2006, 12:32 AM
1. I pretend Im David Carr and get sacked.

2. Heh, I love the team but not happy with the name lol

3. True post

LOL

New_Texans
12-09-2006, 12:39 AM
What about us youngins'?

I dont remember the Oilers at all. My dad still has a love ya blue poster and someother stuff but like...........>> i only know about the texans. They are my team and a young one at that. I can take the losing because thats what new franchises do.


I consider this team to be like the old Tampa Bay Bucks and David Carr is like Jim Plunkett imo...(i use to watch NFL films alot over the summer cause it was cool.)

mexican_texan
12-09-2006, 12:46 AM
I remember wondering why the Oilers, Longhorns, and Cowboys didn't just combine into one big Texan superpower. It was around the same time I watched the Power Rangers.

aj.
12-09-2006, 12:58 AM
I was about 16 years old when the Oilers left town. Before that, they were a pretty worthless team from everything I remember of them.


The Oilers left after the 96 season. They were in the playoffs every year from 87-93. They were pretty worthless from 82-85. They were championship caliber in 79.

Monumental playoff collapses? Yes.

Keyword: playoffs

Scooter
12-09-2006, 01:18 AM
What about us youngins'?

this is the first thing that crossed my mind. not that i'm a spring chicken or anything, but as far as football's concerned i'm considered a newcomer. i'm a steelers fan probably because of how excited my dad got when the oilers and steelers were playing ... i wish every sunday that i was around more for those games. i wasnt a football fan from birth, and my young memories of the oilers consist more of 35-3 and hating john elway because he could run for 15 yards the entire 4th quarter against our prevent defense than they were of much else (elway's still my most hated player btw). i wasnt enough of a football fan to appreciate the run & shoot, but i thought heywood, duncan, moon, dishman and the gang were the best players in history because they were from houston. the oilers are family and i'll never forget them, but that family moved to alaska or are buried in lubbock or whatever analogy fits. my meaningful football experiences come from the houston texans. i'll tell my grandkids about david carr jumping over the pile to beat jacksonville with no time left and 19-10 is engrained in my memory. the texans are my team. i love ya blue and always will, but the texans are who i have season tickets to and they're who i live & die with every sunday.

bigbrewster2000
12-09-2006, 06:40 AM
this is the first thing that crossed my mind. not that i'm a spring chicken or anything, but as far as football's concerned i'm considered a newcomer. i'm a steelers fan probably because of how excited my dad got when the oilers and steelers were playing ... i wish every sunday that i was around more for those games. i wasnt a football fan from birth, and my young memories of the oilers consist more of 35-3 and hating john elway because he could run for 15 yards the entire 4th quarter against our prevent defense than they were of much else (elway's still my most hated player btw). i wasnt enough of a football fan to appreciate the run & shoot, but i thought heywood, duncan, moon, dishman and the gang were the best players in history because they were from houston. the oilers are family and i'll never forget them, but that family moved to alaska or are buried in lubbock or whatever analogy fits. my meaningful football experiences come from the houston texans. i'll tell my grandkids about david carr jumping over the pile to beat jacksonville with no time left and 19-10 is engrained in my memory. the texans are my team. i love ya blue and always will, but the texans are who i have season tickets to and they're who i live & die with every sunday.

Aside from that Steeler talk at the top of your post I could not agree more.

Bongo59
12-09-2006, 08:14 AM
I was about 16 years old when the Oilers left town. Before that, they were a pretty worthless team from everything I remember of them.

Basicly.. I never had the time, or desire, to become an Oilers fanboy. The Texans are my first and only NFL team.

Basicly what im saying is that for all of you who were around and coherant in the 70s.. yah, you may have a deep connection to the Oilers, and you may not feel that same connection with the Texans, but dont make the mistake of thinking that most, or even the majority, of Texans fans feel the same way.and you should not make the mistake that most feel the way do..................

Silver Oak
12-09-2006, 08:31 AM
The late 70's Oilers were the best! Something about the type of players the team had that meshed perfectly with the way that Houston was at that time. If you were at the first Oilers pep rally at the dome, you know what I mean.

That time is gone now, but I'm excited that we're going to have all new memories to recall in later years. I just hope we don't have to endure an officiating call against us like "The Renfro". That scar is still there....

Kaiser Toro
12-09-2006, 08:46 AM
Texas and for that matter Houston has changed since the Oilers left. I was never an Oiler fan so I do not hold onto the memories as other members have shared since my memories contain a slender stoic coach dawning a fedora while roaming the sidelines.

I never had the opportunity to start with a new franchise from the ground floor. I never had purchased season tickets for anything. I never fathomed driving 2.5 hours to make the pilgrimage 10 times a year. I never imagined having an inept QB for such a high price. Yet I still go to the games, I still wear my Texans gear, I still spend way to much time on this board and I will still renew my tickets.

I have never had a problem with failure as it usually is a prerequisite for success. Our time will come and I will be there to enjoy it.

bayshorebevo
12-09-2006, 09:01 AM
I think that is a bunch of crap. I was a huge Oiler fan until they went into lame duck status. I don't know how you can speak for everybody, maybe you are not a season ticketholder and/or don't care how they do, I don't know. Personally, I get pretty irate when they lose because of stupid mistakes or not trying and pretty darn happy when they win (although the Raider game was as ugly a win as any football game I've ever seen). If we had been winning games the last 2 years (or had even won the Cleveland game to go 50/50 a couple years ago) you would not have posted this opinion of yours. The Oilers sold us down the river after we refused to build another stadium and that was it for me. The fact you upchucked after the Buffalo game doesn't make you a better or more knowledgeable fan, it might have been food poisoning or the stale beer.

DenverBorn
12-09-2006, 09:02 AM
e[QUOTE=Imatexanfan;527653]Let's be honest about something: Nobody here has EVER lived and died with the Texans. :rolleyes:

The team is only 5 years old. You can be a fan of the team. You can REALLY want them to win. Nothing the Texans do or don't do however will ever be as painful watching the Oilers collapse against the Chiefs or the Bills.

No play will ever stick in your memory the way the Renfro "catch" does.

Nobody runs around in the front yard at Thanksgiving pretending they're David Carr like we all pretended we were Dan Pastorini.

Yeah we all want them to win and we're all pissed when they lose, but this "true deep down Texan til I die" rhetoric is just that. 20 years from now there will be people like that, but this is basically a rental team for us. Our team is gone and always will be.

I love the logo, I love the name, I love the colors and the whole idea, but it's going to be 30 years before I actually vomit at the end of a game the way I did when we lost to Buffalo. :crying: [quote]



Actually I totally agree. And I thought there was one player out there who might change this, kinda like another player from The University of Texas in 1978. If you remember, Luv Ya Blue only started after this particular player was drafted.

Another part of the problem is that the team/coaches/owner don't really seem to have the passion either. If you think about it we've had several close, late-in-the-game devastating losses with this team, and the reaction has been "oh well, there were some positives we can build on".

It's this lack of passion that leads me to cheer for Tenneessee this Sunday even though I went to every Texans regular season home game in the first four years.

whiskeyrbl
12-09-2006, 09:04 AM
The Oilers left after the 96 season. They were in the playoffs every year from 87-93. They were pretty worthless from 82-85. They were championship caliber in 79.

Monumental playoff collapses? Yes.

Keyword: playoffs

IIRC didn't we come close to setting a record for cosecutive years being in the playoffs back then? I think for us older fans the loyalty issue comes as a transfer from the Oilers (The real Oilers, not that thing that plays in Tenn.) We had a 7 year void, that was hard to deal with. Now that we have another team that loyalty runs deeper. At least in my case it does. That old saying " You never know what you have till it is gone" Has never been so true. So if you are gonna be a fan be a FAN.

DenverBorn
12-09-2006, 09:24 AM
For those of you who were not born, too young or not around - when the Oilers lost after the 1979 season to Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game (the game with the Renfro Catch) - when the team flew back to Houston there were 80,000 fans in Dome and cars lining I-45 and I-610 all the way from Hobby to the Dome. For a team that LOST! It was a huge spontaneous pep rally that told this team how much we loved it. And there were famous Monday night games in the Dome against Pittsburgh and against Miami that still stick in the minds of the long time Houston fans

The 1987-1993 "passion" was because we had a good, albeit underachieving team. I too will never forget the Buffalo game and I shared the original posters sentiments. What was so tough was that we KNEW Houston was the best team in the AFC that year (and the next year as well).

But nothing will ever compare to Luv Ya Blue. And was it because we had a great team? Somewhat. It was more because the fans loved the players and coaches on the team. Bum Phillips, Dan Pastorini, Earl Campbell, Mike Barber, Carl Mauck, Kenny Burroughs, Mike Renfro etc. And the players responded to the fans and to the support, which made them even better

Dammit, Vince would have been the first step to recreating that passion. But no, we had to make the clinical choice. I don't know who will ultimately be better from a football perspective as I expect Mario to turn into a pro bowl DE. But we could 've drafted a Mario look-alike next year. Mario will never create the passion in this city that is so sorely needed for this team, and it's not his fault. Vince, he would have, but he's not available next year. Or the year after

I think part of what will happen this Sunday is a message to the owners that "you want passion, here's passion". Unfortunately for the team, that passion is for the other team, or more specifically, another player on that team. I wish I was going to be there to share in it.

Texanfan4ever
12-09-2006, 09:26 AM
e[QUOTE=Imatexanfan;527653]Let's be honest about something: Nobody here has EVER lived and died with the Texans. :rolleyes:

The team is only 5 years old. You can be a fan of the team. You can REALLY want them to win. Nothing the Texans do or don't do however will ever be as painful watching the Oilers collapse against the Chiefs or the Bills.

No play will ever stick in your memory the way the Renfro "catch" does.

Nobody runs around in the front yard at Thanksgiving pretending they're David Carr like we all pretended we were Dan Pastorini.

Yeah we all want them to win and we're all pissed when they lose, but this "true deep down Texan til I die" rhetoric is just that. 20 years from now there will be people like that, but this is basically a rental team for us. Our team is gone and always will be.

I love the logo, I love the name, I love the colors and the whole idea, but it's going to be 30 years before I actually vomit at the end of a game the way I did when we lost to Buffalo. :crying: [quote]



Actually I totally agree. And I thought there was one player out there who might change this, kinda like another player from The University of Texas in 1978. If you remember, Luv Ya Blue only started after this particular player was drafted.

Another part of the problem is that the team/coaches/owner don't really seem to have the passion either. If you think about it we've had several close, late-in-the-game devastating losses with this team, and the reaction has been "oh well, there were some positives we can build on".

It's this lack of passion that leads me to cheer for Tenneessee this Sunday even though I went to every Texans regular season home game in the first four years.

I got into NFL football after that particular player was drafted. I went to UT with him, actually had a class with him. He is a "class" act. Those were the days.

As far as the owner/coaches/team not having passion, I would bet they would disagree with you if asked. I disagree with you.

I have been at every home game since they started, with the exception of a couple, and I jump up and down and yell at the tv when they are out of town, and I am going to tell you I have lived and died with every last minute, every last few seconds of the games that we have lost and/or won. The losses come hard. It is definitely a roller coaster ride.

The emotion I have for this team shocks even me. I'm sure I need psychological help. LOL

But I will be here through all this until we come out on the other side. And it is worth it. That is what true fans do. And TC is right, it is a community thing. Think of all the friends you have made over the years because of this team. And I have plenty of great memories.

I will be wearing my David Carr shirt to the game tomorrow, and I will cheer as loud as I can for OUR team.

:texan: I'M A TEXAN!!!!

Buffi2
12-09-2006, 09:39 AM
[QUOTE=DenverBorn;527865]e[QUOTE=
The emotion I have for this team shocks even me. I'm sure I need psychological help. LOL

But I will be here through all this until we come out on the other side. And it is worth it. That is what true fans do. And TC is right, it is a community thing. Think of all the friends you have made over the years because of this team. And I have plenty of great memories.

I will be wearing my David Carr shirt to the game tomorrow, and I will cheer as loud as I can for OUR team.

:texan: I'M A TEXAN!!!!

Ditto/Exactly/Word :dance3:

The Dream
12-09-2006, 09:53 AM
Let's be honest about something: Nobody here has EVER lived and died with the Texans.

The team is only 5 years old. You can be a fan of the team. You can REALLY want them to win. Nothing the Texans do or don't do however will ever be as painful watching the Oilers collapse against the Chiefs or the Bills.

No play will ever stick in your memory the way the Renfro "catch" does.

Nobody runs around in the front yard at Thanksgiving pretending they're David Carr like we all pretended we were Dan Pastorini.

Yeah we all want them to win and we're all pissed when they lose, but this "true deep down Texan til I die" rhetoric is just that. 20 years from now there will be people like that, but this is basically a rental team for us. Our team is gone and always will be.

I love the logo, I love the name, I love the colors and the whole idea, but it's going to be 30 years before I actually vomit at the end of a game the way I did when we lost to Buffalo.

*****Let's not get carried away with the "new girl". She's nice, but your heart was broken by your first love, and you're kidding yourself if you think many, if any, folks in these parts are as in love with this "second wife" as they were with the first. *****

lol I agree, I've said it before....I root for the texans and I do consider myself a fan, but they haven't been here long enough for me to have an undying love for them...I LOVE the Rockets and Astros.....I cheer for the texans.

whiskeyrbl
12-09-2006, 10:00 AM
lol I agree, I've said it before....I root for the texans and I do consider myself a fan, but they haven't been here long enough for me to have an undying love for them...I LOVE the Rockets and Astros.....I cheer for the texans.

Say what you really mean... They haven't won enough for you to love them.

Double Barrel
12-09-2006, 10:01 AM
but this is basically a rental team for us.

Wha....? :um:

"Rental" implies something that will be returned. The Houston Texans are our team, and they're here to stay...for better or for worse.

As far as emotional attachments, who are you to judge what's in an individual's heart? Perhaps you don't have the passion for the hometown team (yet), but winninng will bring that attachment over time.

Personally, I learned to control my emotions after a certain 35-3 'letdown'. It's only a sporting event after all - an entertainment medium - and the players win or lose while we watch (and cheer, of course).

TEXANRED
12-09-2006, 10:09 AM
I don't want to get into a fan measuring contest or anything, but uh, for me personally, I made a pact with God that if Houston was ever able to get a team again, I would never take that team for granted and I would do what I could to support it and help it succeed. This is not hyperbole. This is what happened, whether you think it is foolish or not.

I used to plan everything around my Oiler Sundays. And the hurt and pain when they were gone was worse than any breakup with a guy.

The NFL was dead to me because reading local coverage meant reading about Dallas and TN, and it killed me. NFL football is my favorite favorite favorite sport, and the coverage during those dark years of the NFL just mocked me.

And I really believed the NFL would never let Houston have a team when LA didn't have one. I thought it impossible to get a team here. So when faced with the impossible, you talk to God. (Well, you might talk to God anyways, but sad impossibilities are an especially good reasons).

NFL football isn't just a sport. It is a way that a community can come together no matter where they went to school. There is nothing better than hearing the roar of 70,000 or so people yelling for the same end. (And I have to say the tailgating aspect of the games have been nice to help reinforce that community).

Obviously, the first 5 years hasn't been an easy road as a fan. The Panthers and Jags early success ensured that the rest of the NFL owners wouldn't make it any easier for us. But usually, a lot of the things worth having in life don't come easy.

So, in sum, I disagree with your post. Sometimes you don't truly appreciate things in life until they have been taken away. (especially in a brutally slow, painful humiliating and evil process). I remember what it was like cheering for a winning NFL team, and someday I will experience that again.

I could just pick the winning team du jour, and ride their wagon, but it seems terribly disloyal and not terribly satisfying to me.

My name is on the charter PSL wall, and I am proud to say it is. I like to be a part of building this team, even though my part is small.

YRMV

GO TEXANS!

:texflag:
Has anyone ever called you the perfect women?

the wonger need food
12-09-2006, 10:14 AM
Speak for yourself dude. I am a much bigger (both mentally and physically) Texans fan than I was an Oiler fan. And I lived thru Luv Ya Blue and the pep rally and the catch and Earl's Monday night game. The Oilers leaving was the best thing that could have happened for professional football in this city.

The Pencil Neck
12-09-2006, 11:41 AM
I was a huge Oilers fan dating from about the late 60's. My dad wasn't really a fan of any particular team, he just loved football. My mom was an Oiler fan. We watched football every Sunday and Monday.

When the Oilers went to Tennessee, I was crushed. Crushed. So was my mom and my wife.

My wife is still a Titan's fan*. I'm not. She was able to switch her loyalty to the Titans because they were still "her" players: McNair, George, Matthews, Lathon, etc., etc.

When the Texans were created, it was like pure euphoria. I have a team again. I don't think I could be any more emotionally attached to them. Whether they're winning or losing is irrelevant to that. I don't care which players are or are not playing or which coaches are or are not coaching. It's my team. And that's a very, very precious thing. Something I take a lot more seriously than I did 10-20 years ago.

:texan:

* This is a very tough weekend for my wife. Although she is a Texan's fan first and foremost, she's still a Titan fan as well. She's also a huge VY fan; she's in the camp that wanted the Texans to choose VY but for her, the Titans were a great second option for him.

TexansFanatic
12-09-2006, 11:48 AM
OK, no.


Sure, your a little bitter after your first wife leaves, thats why you get her sister liquored up and have your way with her.

Outstanding.

Texan_Bill
12-09-2006, 12:33 PM
Has anyone ever called you the perfect women?

Probably her husband! :(

but she is a :perfect10:

The Dream
12-09-2006, 12:37 PM
Say what you really mean... They haven't won

uhh no....I stick by my teams (Rockets, Astros, etc.) win or lose, the Texans just haven't been here long enough for me to develop a "love" for them.

txwooley
12-09-2006, 03:47 PM
I was a die-hard fan of the Oilers until the end. (Even in their lame duck year) When they skipped town, I adopted the Saints since I work on a supply boat in the oil patch and usually get New Orleans tv coverage. Now we have a team again and I'm a Texan through and through.

But I just realized:

I haven't rooted for a winning team since the '80s!

Still love my TEXANS!

Texan_Bill
12-09-2006, 03:54 PM
I was a die-hard fan of the Oilers until the end. (Even in their lame duck year) When they skipped town, I adopted the Saints since I work on a supply boat in the oil patch and usually get New Orleans tv coverage. Now we have a team again and I'm a Texan through and through.

But I just realized:

I haven't rooted for a winning team since the '80s!

Still love my TEXANS!

Well if you were an Oliers fan, they were in the playoffs for seven or eight consecutive years from about '87 to '94 - I think it was....

txwooley
12-09-2006, 03:59 PM
Well if you were an Oliers fan, they were in the playoffs for seven or eight consecutive years from about '87 to '94 - I think it was....

I was in the Navy from '89-'93 and only got to see one game that entire time.



It was a playoff...



Against Buffalo...

Double Barrel
12-09-2006, 04:02 PM
I was in the Navy from '89-'93 and only got to see one game that entire time.



It was a playoff...



Against Buffalo...


:francis: AAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!