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TexansTrueFan
02-07-2007, 03:42 PM
How much longer will the people of houston support the texans if they continue to have losing seasons ? Personally i remember when there was NO football in Houston and i am just glad to have it back so my support wont go away. But i'm sure people will get tired of it if things dont get better. BUT i do see them getting better.

shinerbock_girl
02-07-2007, 03:44 PM
How much longer will the people of houston support the texans if they continue to have losing seasons ? Personally i remember when there was NO football in Houston and i am just glad to have it back so my support wont go away. But i'm sure people will get tired of it if things dont get better. BUT i do see them getting better.

Well being from SA with NO football team, i'll always to continue to support the Texans....I'm just Happy Houston has another team...Love the City, Love the ppl....

Meloy
02-07-2007, 03:49 PM
I want to see progress and that is not always about wins. I am no where near ready to give up on this team.

TexansTrueFan
02-07-2007, 03:50 PM
Neither am i but some people who used to seem like die hard fans seem more like the Anti-Texans fans.

amazingandre
02-07-2007, 03:51 PM
im not ready to give up but i think if the team regresses in the next 1-2 years i see a lot of fans exploding and quitting on the texans....

Aztequila
02-07-2007, 03:53 PM
Can't answer the poll, I'll be a Texans fan as long as they stay in Houston. The sign of true fans is those who stick by their teams no matter how bad their records are.

TexansTrueFan
02-07-2007, 03:54 PM
yeah i agree, thats why i posted it, wanting to see how much longer everyone on this site was willing to support them.

threetoedpete
02-07-2007, 03:58 PM
Well I hung on with the Oilers for forty some odd years. I'll hang with Mr. McNair untill one of us is dead. Like the old coach's story about the ham and eggs breakfast...the chicken is involved....but that pig...he's comitted. I'm commited. Leaves more seat for me to chose from that's for sure.

The Pencil Neck
02-07-2007, 04:01 PM
Not enough options. Gotta have a "Never Give Up The Ship" option.

texans83
02-07-2007, 04:06 PM
Not enough options. Gotta have a "Never Give Up The Ship" option.

Thats what I was thinking

( E ) Never give up

GO TEXANS!!!!!!!!!

swoldier
02-07-2007, 04:14 PM
HOW ABOUT NEVER!!!! 3-5 years is the max amount of time you give it. Football isnt for the winy little girls that jump on any band wagon they can find. I swear once the bears were doing well everyone around here in California were suckin that hitch.

TexansTrueFan
02-07-2007, 04:18 PM
HOW ABOUT NEVER!!!! 3-5 years is the max amount of time you give it. Football isnt for the winy little girls that jump on any band wagon they can find. I swear once the bears were doing well everyone around here in California were suckin that hitch. You disgust me for posting this go back to the Patriots you fan weather hitch rider.

Ok if you read my post, that is if you can read i said "Personally i remember when there was NO football in Houston and i am just glad to have it back so my support wont go away." ! SOOO It was more of an opinion on how long until we didnt sell out every year. Do you read before you write ?

swoldier
02-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Ok if you read my post, that is if you can read i said "Personally i remember when there was NO football in Houston and i am just glad to have it back so my support wont go away." ! SOOO It was more of an opinion on how long until we didnt sell out every year. Do you read before you write ?

Not really i kinda jumped the gun I just saw the poll and was thinking to myself wtf is this guys problem? Nice one "if you can read'...... Yeah i remember when the Oilers left granted i was a lil young and didnt quite get it, Still should of had a "never say die" option.

TexansTrueFan
02-07-2007, 04:26 PM
Not really i kinda jumped the gun I just saw the poll and was thinking to myself wtf is this guys problem? Nice one "if you can read'...... Yeah i remember when the Oilers left granted i was a lil young and didnt quite get it, Still should of had a "never say die" option.

this post is pretty much for the real FANS to comment on how long before the NOT REAL fans dont support this team anymore. And wow you can read, my bad :) !

swoldier
02-07-2007, 04:28 PM
this post is pretty much for the real FANS to comment on how long before the NOT REAL fans dont support this team anymore. And wow you can read, my bad :) !


I get it now....like i said i jumped the gun I will edit the bad part..... I can read imagine that and so can 90% of America if not more....dont be a falic or ill put a JIHAD ON YOU!!

Navy_Chris
02-07-2007, 04:28 PM
How much longer will the people of houston support the texans if they continue to have losing seasons ? Personally i remember when there was NO football in Houston and i am just glad to have it back so my support wont go away. But i'm sure people will get tired of it if things dont get better. BUT i do see them getting better.

If bad decisions continue to take precedence over good ones, then I say soon...very soon.

TexansTrueFan
02-07-2007, 04:30 PM
If bad decisions continue to take precedence over good ones, then I say soon...very soon.

Well thats the kind of fans we dont need so if it does come down to that than let them go.

Yankee_In_TX
02-07-2007, 04:30 PM
How much longer will the people of houston support the texans if they continue to have losing seasons ? Personally i remember when there was NO football in Houston and i am just glad to have it back so my support wont go away. But i'm sure people will get tired of it if things dont get better. BUT i do see them getting better.

Define people and define support.

In general, I feel like Houston is a very fickle town. But some of us are grateful for the NFL and are fans until the end.

swoldier
02-07-2007, 04:34 PM
Define people and define support.

In general, I feel like Houston is a very fickle town. But some of us are grateful for the NFL and are fans until the end.

HOLLA!!

wolfscar
02-07-2007, 04:41 PM
There isn't a time limit. Your team's your team, through thick and thin ... no matter how thin it gets.

TwinSisters
02-07-2007, 05:11 PM
There isn't a time limit. Your team's your team, through thick and thin ... no matter how thin it gets.

meh.

not if it's 1996, then you are ...how is it?

whatever it is in Gaelic... that I couldn't type anyway because the Gaelic filter would just block it even if I could.

old football fan
02-07-2007, 05:30 PM
My TEXANS, win or lose, always my TEXANS!!

The Pencil Neck
02-07-2007, 06:18 PM
Ok if you read my post, that is if you can read i said "Personally i remember when there was NO football in Houston and i am just glad to have it back so my support wont go away." ! SOOO It was more of an opinion on how long until we didnt sell out every year. Do you read before you write ?

Actually, in a case like this, no. When there's a poll, I answer the poll question and then make a reply, and then go through and read all the responses. So... when creating a poll, don't expect people to read the first post before answering it or replying. I think you can tell by a lot of the responses that a lot of people did the same thing.

texansfan1974
02-07-2007, 06:31 PM
I will follow the Texans to HELL If I have to. You can't build a history with out loses. Thats when the fans should be the strongest. The reason Green Bay, New York, Philly, etc. have a great history is the fan support. They were bad at times to, heck they are bad now. Support your Texans the wins will come. Will you be ready, I know I will.:fans:

Double Barrel
02-07-2007, 06:37 PM
I'm in it for the long haul, and will be a Texans fanatic as long as they have "Houston" as part of the name. :texan:

But, judging from the empty stands during last season's games, I am in the minority of Houston's fans.

I no longer defend our hometown fans...not after watching an overwhelming number of them sport our enemy's jerseys because of one player, booing our team, and avoiding attending games that were already paid for. This town of 3 million+ probably has about 30,000 true Texans fans (through thick and thin). The rest of the population are front runners and band-waggoners. We are not a 'sports town' in the traditional sense.

TexansTrueFan
02-07-2007, 06:39 PM
Define people and define support.

In general, I feel like Houston is a very fickle town. But some of us are grateful for the NFL and are fans until the end.

People, The rulers of the planet earth, more specific would be houstonians who keep up with football.

Support, As in buying tickets and attending the games. More specific Arizona Cardinals < When will our fans support us like theirs do :).

GOOD ENOUGH ?

Nawzer
02-07-2007, 06:46 PM
Never giving up on the Texans. They're our team and quitting on them would just prove that you were never a true fan. We all and moan and complain about things, but that's what sports is all about.

Wharton
02-07-2007, 06:56 PM
The Texans will always have fans here but you can already tell that the support is beginning to fall. As a hobby, I watch PSL prices on e-bay and on an occasion brokered a few deals.

Last year at this time there was maybe 1 to 3 PSL for sale at any given time on e-bay. This year is a different story. Currently there are 9+/- PSL for sale and only two have bids. One PSL (with a bid) is currently priced at less the 50% of face value. Along with the PSLs there are several sets of season tickets also with no bids.

If you want out of your PSLs right now and can get face value for them, consider yourself lucky.

trutexan02
02-07-2007, 06:56 PM
I have been a fan of Houston football since 86. I will continue to buy tickets and travel from Shreveport LA to Houston for games for as long as Houston has a team. Unfortunatly our fans are so "win or else". I believe that the support has already begun to fade. For the first time since the our teams birth, I was able to buy single game tickets last year and I've tried every year. Our team loses again next year (GOD FORBID) and the stadium will be even emptier than it was that past year which was pretty empty compared to years past.

TexansLucky13
02-07-2007, 07:16 PM
NEVER

:texflag:

mexican_texan
02-07-2007, 07:24 PM
The city will always have loyal supporters, most of whom are not the type with the kind of money to go to games. Of the season ticket holders I know, they seem to complain a lot and don't go to every game. Of the loyal fans I know, we all watch every game, every highlight show, and the draft to watch our team, though we can't afford to go to games. Same thing that's happened to the Rockets.

powerfuldragon
02-07-2007, 08:19 PM
i'm not going to stop supporting the texans, but it seems like many in houston already have.

Silver Oak
02-07-2007, 09:30 PM
Forever.

I still remember after the Oilers left....how hard it was to even watch the NFL. I even tried following the Broncos for a season as I used to live there, but it wasn't the same.

Go Texans!

TopTexanFan16
02-07-2007, 10:08 PM
i wont answer the poll because there isnt a FOREVER option......thats part of being a die hard fan you support em through thick and thin, it worries me that sometimes fans feel like if a team is doin bad they have a sentence like they're on death row.....when will this team die kinda thing. i hate that mentality.

swoldier
02-07-2007, 10:15 PM
i wont answer the poll because there isnt a FOREVER option......thats part of being a die hard fan you support em through thick and thin, it worries me that sometimes fans feel like if a team is doin bad they have a sentence like they're on death row.....when will this team die kinda thing. i hate that mentality.

I didnt answer either!!

kbourda
02-07-2007, 10:24 PM
I'm in it for the long haul. Good or bad, right or wrong.

South Texan
02-08-2007, 01:38 AM
Seems to me like the assumption is the Texans will forever be losers.

With a rookie coach, lot's of dead weight from the previous admistration, key injuries, the guys still had a 300% improvement this year. They beat the team that just a few weeks later won the Superbowl. They have the number 1 receiver in the league, defensive rookie of the year, solid vets like DRob, promising rookies like Daniels, Mario, etc.

The Texans are still a young team in the process of growing up, and I just can't see putting a child up for adoption because he doesn't meet all of my expectations on my timetable.

Texans, for better for worse!!! :marionaner:

Carr Bombed
02-08-2007, 01:51 AM
Yeah I couldn't answer this poll either, because forever (unless McNair pulls a Bud) wasn't on it.

Lightning barely strikes twice and never strikes three times (unless your LA) so Houston BETTER get behind this team and stay there no matter what, which is exactly what I'm prepared to do.

TexanFan23
02-08-2007, 07:51 AM
New Stadium, New Team, the team will be in Houston for atleast 30 years..

I'm sure there will be atleast a few winning seasons in there.

Besides, It's gonna be an all-Texas super bowl this year...

:drunk:

TexansTrueFan
02-08-2007, 09:24 AM
Forever.

I still remember after the Oilers left....how hard it was to even watch the NFL. I even tried following the Broncos for a season as I used to live there, but it wasn't the same.

Go Texans!

Yeah i was /so mad the year after they left, here in houston they could never make it to one, but after they moved they made it to the superbowl. It figures.

The Pencil Neck
02-08-2007, 09:45 AM
Yeah i was /so mad the year after they left, here in houston they could never make it to one, but after they moved they made it to the superbowl. It figures.

At the time, there was this one guy that worked from my wife from Nashville. He sent her a couple of Tennessee Oilers t-shirts: one for her, one for me.

They still haven't found the body. :spy:

TexansTrueFan
02-08-2007, 10:08 AM
Oh when oh when will or championhip days be

The 7 more months of off season is killing me

We got a new coach, And he's really good

So i'll see a championship before i leave this world.

"keep supporting kubs will bring us to the promise land, it will take some time, but we'll get there"

Exithios
02-08-2007, 12:18 PM
Need to add "When the Texans move to another city" to that menu. I'll be a Texan til the end... Just like I was as an Oiler fan.

TwinSisters
02-08-2007, 12:40 PM
on another note...why hasn't las vegas ever had a football team? or any major sports team? seems like a big enough market and surely...SURELY someone in las vegas has enough maholians to buy an expansion team. or the bills...it's not like new york wouldn't have 400 other teams to root for...

pure and simple. Legalized gambling.

Instant death of a sport and reincarnation as wrestling. Quite possibly the worst imaginable eternal end in the entire spectrum of afterlife theories.

ib4texans
02-08-2007, 01:01 PM
I'll always be a fan of the Red,White & Blue. No matter what people at the office or stores want to think, I am a fan. What others think does not influence me in any way!

If they change the team to the Denver Broncos that is when enough is enough, I am tired of the discarded Bronco's players being signed because they know the system. We start to lose our identity as team when you have an abundance of players, coach and GM all from one other organization. Kubes and Smith ar good to go,but after that enough for the job security if the Broncos's dump you.

TexansTrueFan
02-08-2007, 01:27 PM
I'll always be a fan of the Red,White & Blue. No matter what people at the office or stores want to think, I am a fan. What others think does not influence me in any way!

If they change the team to the Denver Broncos that is when enough is enough, I am tired of the discarded Bronco's players being signed because they know the system. We start to lose our identity as team when you have an abundance of players, coach and GM all from one other organization. Kubes and Smith ar good to go,but after that enough for the job security if the Broncos's dump you.

Yeah kubs, shanahan, J Putzier, Ron Dayne. I think JP is an alright player to have, RD did a nice job last season. Now if it continues i will be worried. So does that mean your against getting Plummer ?

TexanAddict
02-08-2007, 02:34 PM
Define people and define support.

In general, I feel like Houston is a very fickle town. But some of us are grateful for the NFL and are fans until the end.

I think this is exactly right. Most of those who post or visit this board will probably be with the Texans to the end, but the city of Houston as a whole has a very bandwagon mentality. Just talk to a casual fan of the Rockets or Astros when they are going through a losing streak, it'll be the end of the world and the Rockets/Astros will be the worst team in the league. Go to a game during the regular season and the stadium will be half empty. However, when the playoffs start and we're in it, the stadiums will be packed and all will tell you how they never doubted, never wavered...right. This town is fickle indeed.

ib4texans
02-08-2007, 03:50 PM
Yeah kubs, shanahan, J Putzier, Ron Dayne. I think JP is an alright player to have, RD did a nice job last season. Now if it continues i will be worried. So does that mean your against getting Plummer ?


Yeah, I am not crazy about getting Plummer. I think he's to much of a risk at this point. He did execute well with Kubiak,however that was in Denver. I am not too high on Carr right now, but at best I feel we're only trading across the board. At worst we could end up with an interception throwing overpayed QB,which many would argue we already have. If any of you all have watched Plummer,his attitude won't fly with the fans. He is a Prima Donna that throws fits as soon as the criticizm hits him. Nobody wants to admit it but one more year of Carr is what it will take and then we can move on.

ib4texans
02-08-2007, 03:51 PM
I think this is exactly right. Most of those who post or visit this board will probably be with the Texans to the end, but the city of Houston as a whole has a very bandwagon mentality. Just talk to a casual fan of the Rockets or Astros when they are going through a losing streak, it'll be the end of the world and the Rockets/Astros will be the worst team in the league. Go to a game during the regular season and the stadium will be half empty. However, when the playoffs start and we're in it, the stadiums will be packed and all will tell you how they never doubted, never wavered...right. This town is fickle indeed.

AMEN!

shinerbock_girl
02-08-2007, 04:40 PM
I think this is exactly right. Most of those who post or visit this board will probably be with the Texans to the end, but the city of Houston as a whole has a very bandwagon mentality. Just talk to a casual fan of the Rockets or Astros when they are going through a losing streak, it'll be the end of the world and the Rockets/Astros will be the worst team in the league. Go to a game during the regular season and the stadium will be half empty. However, when the playoffs start and we're in it, the stadiums will be packed and all will tell you how they never doubted, never wavered...right. This town is fickle indeed.

I undersatand what u are trying to say, but at the same time, you have to understand the frustrations every city goes through when their team isn't doing well...We all have to be guilty of being bandwagon fans when we are angry...I'm a diehard Spurs fan as well and iam angry as hell at them for sucking the way they've been this year, but doesn't mean i still don't love em....Thats why iam angry at them because i love this em....As i do the Texans, through frustrations and all...Just a matter of, are you going to go to another team and support them, till they start doing bad as well???

Doug
02-09-2007, 09:46 AM
the support on here is all well and good-but most of the fans that just watch it on t.v. and maybe go to a game or two aren't exactly as committed as the people here.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding something here but I'm trying to understand how watching my team on tv and going to a game once or twice a year makes me any less committed to this team than others (if I weren't a part of this message board). Please explain that to me before I go any further with my comments.....

ROCKY
02-09-2007, 09:49 AM
Ill never give up on my Texans.

:fans:

Blu
02-09-2007, 09:51 AM
I'll always support our hometown team, but think most of the area would bail after 3-5 yrs.

Meloy
02-09-2007, 10:26 AM
Maybe I'm misunderstanding something here but I'm trying to understand how watching my team on tv and going to a game once or twice a year makes me any less committed to this team than others (if I weren't a part of this message board). Please explain that to me before I go any further with my comments.....
To some, if you do not bleed the colors of the team's jersey, offer any criticisms or make any complaints, you sir are a big NONO! I prefer to watch football and basketball on tv in my house. Baseball I prefer in person.

BornOrange
02-09-2007, 10:50 AM
I was a fan of the Oilers until they decided to leave me.

I became a die-hard fan of the Oilers the day they drafted Earl. Before that, I was an NFL fan who preferred the local team, which happened to be the Oilers.

Now I am an NFL fan who prefers the local team, which happens to be the Texans.

They had a chance to make me a die-hard fan, and they missed it.

They will have to do something other than just exist to capture my heart.

TwinSisters
02-09-2007, 11:44 AM
um...don't people gamble on sports all the time anyway? i'm not saying you are wrong at all, but would the gambling in las vegas really bring a team or a sport down?


No,no.. not the fans. The players, the coaches, the FO and so forth.

If those guys are caught gambling... for sure it will tarnish the sport. No doubt about it.

even myself, I would give up on the NFL if it happened... twice. :)

EDIT:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Match_fixing
Match Fixing

this will explain it better. ( yes tanking for the #1 pick in Bush Bowl counts too, but it's not the same as throwing a game for somebody to make money on a bet )

The NFL has had some close calls before in the 60's and the latest was Clarence
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2553084

EDIT AGAIN:
http://sportsline.com/nfl/story/9961370

Here's an even better reason not have the NFL in Vegas. Schlicter.

mike moffat
02-10-2007, 11:06 PM
Texan fan till the end.
I bled Columbia blue. Until they left town.
Disregard the fair weather fans. They're in every town.
Shoot, if I quit the Texans, I'd have to get my tattoo taken off....No way!
texanpride

UvaldeTexan
02-11-2007, 12:45 PM
Wont give up on the Texans.

Osso
02-11-2007, 01:29 PM
there isn't a never choice!

I will always support this team as long as it stays in Texas

texan_fan_8
02-11-2007, 03:38 PM
How much longer will the people of houston support the texans if they continue to have losing seasons ? Personally i remember when there was NO football in Houston and i am just glad to have it back so my support wont go away. But i'm sure people will get tired of it if things dont get better. BUT i do see them getting better.

This a bit of a stupid question if you ask me. I will support them as long as they are trying. I will not support them if they do not make the hard choices in their players and stick with a loser like Carr (not to make this a carr thread). Point is this, a team like we were in the first 2 -2.5 seasons, a team with a lot of heart i will always support. Period.

OrangeCountyTexansFan
02-11-2007, 04:20 PM
Can't answer the poll, I'll be a Texans fan as long as they stay in Houston. The sign of true fans is those who stick by their teams no matter how bad their records are.
Ditto that. I feel exactly the same.

TexHorns
02-12-2007, 01:53 AM
This is (r@p! people really need to get a grip. Everyone is always complaining on this board because the front office doesnt run the organization like they want them to. Well tuff and get over it there is more than one way to build a team. No doubt there have been mistakes but 1-2 years are you kidding me? This is houston's team, like it or not. If you dont like the team you can take a bus to Dallas. Now I remember why the Oilers left. :marionaner: