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badboy
05-21-2007, 01:33 PM
Quicksand. We are taking you down! Ok, maybe it is too early, but I like it. Been a while since House of Pain.

Wolfiegrrl
05-21-2007, 03:14 PM
Quicksand just doesn't sound scary or intimidating to me. I like something more along the lines of M.A.D.D Wrecking Crew or something.

Texans_Chick
05-21-2007, 03:17 PM
Though I know DeMeco wants to have a nickname for the defense, you have to earn it.

I have heard Reliant Stadium referred to as the Power House.

real
05-21-2007, 03:21 PM
How about...'The boy's in blue' AKA 'Houston's finest' AKA 'The Law' AKA 'The Enforcers' AKA 'the young guns' AKA 'The Young-uns'

V Man
05-21-2007, 03:23 PM
How about Thundering Herd or Terrible Toros (of course the second could be used for the O-line as well :) ).

badboy
05-21-2007, 04:12 PM
Quicksand just doesn't sound scary or intimidating to me. I like something more along the lines of M.A.D.D Wrecking Crew or something.I just liked the thought that once you are in quick sand it is difficult to get away. I will turn my creativity to other endeavors.

powerfuldragon
05-21-2007, 04:13 PM
I have heard Reliant Stadium referred to as the Power House.

i've never heard that. not bad.

Second Honeymoon
05-21-2007, 04:43 PM
nicknames are earned with dominating play and by winning football games. we could get there this year but until then they should be known as:

Texans Defense

as for possible candidates (if the defense earns it):

Mario's Brothers
Bull Pen
Bull Rush

honorable mention: Power House (love the name TC, but I just don't like tying a nickname to a field's naming rights sponsor. especially houston-based energy firms....Enron comes to mind)

ledzeppelin229
05-21-2007, 04:43 PM
Ok, here's my addition:

AC/DC (Thunderstruck plays at the beginning) -> Thunderstruck is off the album...

"The Razor's Edge"

It also somewhat fits in with TC hearing Reliant described as "Power House".

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/af/ACDC_The_Razors_Edge.JPG/200px-ACDC_The_Razors_Edge.JPG

TexansSeminole
05-21-2007, 05:37 PM
The nickname will come from something different than a thread like this. Probably when someone like Madden references how the team plays..."like a pack of dogs" or something like that.

The Pencil Neck
05-21-2007, 05:46 PM
I think a bunch of people sitting around trying to come up with a name is unnatural. First, the team has to play hard and get a reputation for being stingy. THEN any nickname should develop naturally from how the team is playing and who is making the plays and probably from some phrase someone says.

Forcing a nickname for a defense that hasn't proven itself is artificial.

At least, that's my stance on it.

stingray
05-21-2007, 05:49 PM
I think a bunch of people sitting around trying to come up with a name is unnatural. First, the team has to play hard and get a reputation for being stingy. THEN any nickname should develop naturally from how the team is playing and who is making the plays and probably from some phrase someone says.

Forcing a nickname for a defense that hasn't proven itself is artificial.

At least, that's my stance on it.

I agree. Imagine if the defense comes out and stinks it up. We will be giving them nickmanes, just diferent ones.

Double Barrel
05-21-2007, 06:00 PM
I agree with the above sentiments that a defense has to earn a nic.

Because without earning it first, the name becomes nothing more than a catchy sales phrase (especially if they don't live up to it).

I hope they do what needs to be done where this conversation means something in December, though.

ledzeppelin229
05-21-2007, 06:30 PM
I agree it will come naturally at some point (assuming it does at all.)

These naming theads are pretty much standard issue for the offseason even if nothing has ever come of them.

WiiBrawler
05-21-2007, 11:15 PM
Though I know DeMeco wants to have a nickname for the defense, you have to earn it.

I have heard Reliant Stadium referred to as the Power House.

By whom?

The Pencil Neck
05-21-2007, 11:48 PM
OK.

I'm going to violate my own rule about coming up with a name and suggest this:

The Big Freaking Brains. (referring to Okoye & Kalu and somewhat to Demeco as well.)

That'd scare the bejeebus out of some people.

ledzeppelin229
05-22-2007, 05:01 AM
OK.

I'm going to violate my own rule about coming up with a name and suggest this:

The Big Freaking Brains. (referring to Okoye & Kalu and somewhat to Demeco as well.)

That'd scare the bejeebus out of some people.

I got the image in my head just now of Mario and Okoye as "Pinky and the Brain". Don't ask why, it just seemed funny to me.

http://home.vianetworks.nl/users/mathijs/hamstertracker/Pictures/pinky_brain.jpg

phantom17
05-22-2007, 09:17 AM
How about "BULL-CORN"! J/K!

Corrosion
05-22-2007, 11:09 AM
How about "BULL-CORN"! J/K!



Thats what the unit has played like on 3rd down for as long as i can remember ...... Earn it . :cool:

badboy
05-22-2007, 02:53 PM
The nickname will come from something different than a thread like this. Probably when someone like Madden references how the team plays..."like a pack of dogs" or something like that.
Man, you are killing me here. I've already ordered another high speed boat off the royalties from "Quicksand Defense!"

badboy
05-22-2007, 02:56 PM
OK.

I'm going to violate my own rule about coming up with a name and suggest this:

The Big Freaking Brains. (referring to Okoye & Kalu and somewhat to Demeco as well.)

That'd scare the bejeebus out of some people.So, you are admitting to being un natural? I really respect a name caller who becomes what he criticises! LOL.

The Pencil Neck
05-22-2007, 03:18 PM
So, you are admitting to being un natural? I really respect a name caller who becomes what he criticises! LOL.

:)

I feel so dirty.

And unnatural.

But at least I went into this with my eyes open knowing I was going to feel that way before I even hit Submit.

EDIT: And it's not like I tried to sneak it through. I came out and told you I was being a hypocrite. You didn't have to track down my old posts and prove it.

Hervoyel
05-22-2007, 03:21 PM
If it was this easy to give the defense a nickname (plucking one out of thin air and having it stick) then the Texans front office would have done it in 2002 when they started the team up.

They're nothing if not great at marketing.,

badboy
05-22-2007, 03:43 PM
:)

I feel so dirty.

And unnatural.

But at least I went into this with my eyes open knowing I was going to feel that way before I even hit Submit.

EDIT: And it's not like I tried to sneak it through. I came out and told you I was being a hypocrite. You didn't have to track down my old posts and prove it.You crack me up! Now on to better things!