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rollinstone18
07-09-2007, 03:52 PM
If anyone here lives in Austin, you probably know CBS has been broadcasting Titans games I guess since that disasterous '05 season. Who could really blame them then? The upcoming '07 season probably has me the most excited in the short history of this franchise, but I think CBS will continue to broadcast Titans games.

What can be done?

:texflag:

Texan_Bill
07-09-2007, 03:58 PM
If you do a forum search, I beleive there was some lengthy discussions with people in the Austin and SA areas that wrote to the local stations... With not much luck, as a I remember... Some folks posted their letters AND the responses that they had received from the station..

I haven't seen Big Wig around in a while, but I beleive he was one...

Khari
07-09-2007, 04:00 PM
the station doesn't care..... i just switched to direct tv.... or go to a sportsbar on gamedays.

HuttoKarl
07-09-2007, 04:24 PM
Tennessee is going to get stomped on this season and they'll get the "Texan Treatment" from Austin's crappy CBS affiliate.

Texan_Bill
07-09-2007, 04:28 PM
I hope thats the case - for my brethren to the West!!!

Specnatz
07-09-2007, 04:55 PM
The A-Hole that is responsible for Austin carring the enimies games is Gary A Vinson program director of the local CBS afiliate. Here is his email addy.

gavinson@keyetv.com


I have let this guy know how much I think he is a complete moron and that I think he needs to move his sorry ass to hillbilly hollar.

:texflag: :fans:

HuttoKarl
07-09-2007, 05:02 PM
The A-Hole that is responsible for Austin carring the enimies games is Gary A Vinson program director of the local CBS afiliate. Here is his email addy.

gavinson@keyetv.com


I have let this guy know how much I think he is a complete moron and that I think he needs to move his sorry ass to hillbilly hollar.

:texflag: :fans:


Yeah..he's a butthole, for sure.

The good news is that they usually start the season showing Houston games in hopes of a good season from my Texans. An opening week win vs. the Chefs will be a nice start. Two vs. TEN will be even better.

Kaiser Toro
07-09-2007, 05:06 PM
Yep, we need the Texans to do their part, win, in order to have a leg to stand on.

In my opinion if both teams, Titans and Texans, are doing poorly we will see Titans games as long as VY is taking snaps. :gun:

Specnatz
07-09-2007, 05:16 PM
Yep, we need the Texans to do their part, win, in order to have a leg to stand on.

In my opinion if both teams, Titans and Texans, are doing poorly we will see Titans games as long as VY is taking snaps. :gun:

Would it be bad then to wish

:ouch: or :crutch:

rollinstone18
07-09-2007, 07:28 PM
2 things about going to a bar.

1. It would require me to put pants on.

2. I'm not old enough to drink.

BigWig
07-10-2007, 12:49 PM
If anyone here lives in Austin, you probably know CBS has been broadcasting Titans games I guess since that disasterous '05 season. Who could really blame them then? The upcoming '07 season probably has me the most excited in the short history of this franchise, but I think CBS will continue to broadcast Titans games.

What can be done?

:texflag:

Answer: nothing
Real Answer: Direct TV
see sig for more info!

rickyb
07-10-2007, 03:02 PM
the station doesn't care..... i just switched to direct tv.... or go to a sportsbar on gamedays.

Yup. Austin caters to the all the VY - Longhorn homers.

I say that the Austin Chapter of the Texans Fan Club adopt Third Base (http://www.thirdbaseaustin.com/) as the official site of game watching.

The food is not as good as The Shoal Creek Saloon, but the Saints Fan Club has already squatted there for some time now. There are plenty of HD screens and attentive wait staff. JMHO.

C-ya out there.
Rick

Specnatz
07-10-2007, 04:03 PM
Yup. Austin caters to the all the VY - Longhorn homers.

I say that the Austin Chapter of the Texans Fan Club adopt Third Base (http://www.thirdbaseaustin.com/) as the official site of game watching.

The food is not as good as The Shoal Creek Saloon, but the Saints Fan Club has already squatted there for some time now. There are plenty of HD screens and attentive wait staff. JMHO.

C-ya out there.
Rick

I also like that have covered parking and you do not have to pay for parking.

BigWig
07-11-2007, 07:55 AM
3rd base, hmmmmmm.
That might be fun, Kaiser T has been there also.
I used to run everything out of the Saxon, and they fed us( for free), discounted drinks, bought us shots, waited on us hand and foot. Not to mention we had the place all to ourselves, totally rival the Shoal Creek Saloon, but when the games went awry on KEYE we just couldnt get anyone to come. I have a mailing list of at least 50 or so from these boards.
So here we are now, and I have Direct TV NFL ticket( always have), a 56" Samsung HDTV, and really dont care to spend cash when I dont need to, but if ya'll show up I will meet you for sure.
PM me if you want when we get closer to the season and we can hang!:texflag:

BeerTastesLikeVictory
07-11-2007, 08:05 AM
I have posted this last year while I was living in Marble Falls (Austin viewing area), but will post again. This is the response I got from them:

Thank you for writing to KEYE. Your comments go right to the heart of
what has become a rather heated topic. On one hand we have the fans of
the Houston Texans (a team we have given a great deal of support to over
the past four-and-a-half seasons) and on the other hand we have a large
number of Austin football fans who are equally as vocal and want to see
the Titans games.

The last Texans game we aired (last Sunday) was tuned-in by just 21,000
households in Austin (a city with 589,000 households). By comparison,
the Titans game we aired on Oct 8th (after Vince Young became
quarterback) was watched by over 53,000 households (152% more football
fan's homes). At one point during that game there were as many as 68,000
households tuned in. It was the most-watched "early" game we've aired
all season. Actually, that game was watched by more Austin fans than any
Texans game we've aired going all the way back to October of last season
- with two notable exceptions. The first is when the Texans played the
Cowboys on October 15th (which you could expect to be highly watched)
and the other, honestly, was when the Texans played the Titans on
October 29th.

I am not bringing up these facts in order to belittle the Texans. (I can
assure you, there is no one on the surface of the planet that wants the
Houston Texans to succeed more than KEYE). I bring up these facts only
to add some perspective to what is a truly difficult situation (for both
the television station and the fans). Obviously, no one forces anyone to
watch anything - people "choose" what they want to see. And, if you view
these numbers (as we must) in terms of serving people with programming
they want to watch - then you have a real problem when you see that the
two most-watched (most-chosen) Texans games in the past umpteen games
were when they played the Cowboys and the Titans.

So, where does all this leave us now? To try and answer that, we need to
go back to the start. In the Texans' first season KEYE aired every
Texans game we could get our hands on. In the second season we did the
same thing, no matter how bad the actual football games were, and in the
third season we did it yet again. (No one could claim that KEYE hadn't
done its best to put Texans games on the air in Austin).

In the fourth season, last year, we aired every Texans game we could -
even after it was abundantly clear they would have their worst season to
date. What was once just a steady flow of email to the station
(questioning why the heck we were airing Texans games when there was
much better competition) had become a roar that we simply could no
longer ignore. In that season we aired every Texans game we could in
August, September, October, and November. Our last Texans game was
December 4th with just 15,000 households watching, and then we moved on
to other games that had actual play-off implications. The very next
non-Texans game we aired that year was tuned-in by almost 75,000 homes.
In other words, we did the best we could do.

That is pretty much where we are today. KEYE has not jumped ship on the
Texans. KEYE has no plans to jump ship on the Texans. However, in light
of what the majority of FANS who watch football are telling us with
THEIR choices, it is clear that we have to have some balance when it
comes to picking games. One point of view we hear all the time is "to
heck with the Texans, put on the best, most competitive game every
week". While that is an admirable plan, the fact is that KEYE has made
an effort to build the Texans franchise in Austin, and we owe it to
those fans to keep their games in mind. At the same time, we now have an
even larger audience of Vince Young/Titans fans which we must also serve
- not to mention the fans who just simply want to see the best game of
football they can find on a Sunday afternoon.

As it stands right now, we cannot guarantee that we will air Texans
games just because they're Texans games. We can't make that guarantee to
Titans fans either. For the remainder of the season we are going to
continue to strike a balance and (as we have done in the past) try to
serve all our football viewers to the best of our ability (even as we
know that we can never please everybody all the time). We make our game
choices two weeks out from the day of the game, and will continue to
post our match-ups on the various television guides.

As a fellow fan, what we need more than anything right now is for the
Texans to start playing with confidence and start winning some games.
Just looking at the bare-bones facts from these past four-and-a-half
seasons, it is easy to see that KEYE is pulling for them to do just
exactly that.

Again, thanks for writing in, please feel free to contact us at any
time.

Gary Vinson
Programming / Research Director
KEYE-TV
"Coverage You Can Count On"
A CBS Owned and Operated Television Station
gavinson@keyetv.com
Phone: 512.490.2159 Fax 512.490.2164

Specnatz
07-11-2007, 12:09 PM
I have posted this last year while I was living in Marble Falls (Austin viewing area), but will post again. This is the response I got from them:

This is the exact same letter everyone got a big freakin can response. Heck mine even was addressed to someone else.

rickyb
07-11-2007, 09:01 PM
3rd base, hmmmmmm.
That might be fun, Kaiser T has been there also.
I used to run everything out of the Saxon, and they fed us( for free), discounted drinks, bought us shots, waited on us hand and foot. Not to mention we had the place all to ourselves, totally rival the Shoal Creek Saloon, but when the games went awry on KEYE we just couldnt get anyone to come. I have a mailing list of at least 50 or so from these boards.
So here we are now, and I have Direct TV NFL ticket( always have), a 56" Samsung HDTV, and really dont care to spend cash when I dont need to, but if ya'll show up I will meet you for sure.
PM me if you want when we get closer to the season and we can hang!:texflag:


OK, so as the season approaches, let us coordinate activating the Texans Fan Club of Austin. Meanwhile, I'll see about getting some sort of commitment from Third Base: I'd like to see them advertise or promote as the "official" Texans place to watch in Austin, ala Shoal Creek for the Saints. As a countermeasure to K-EYE uncertainty, we will absolutely need Sunday Ticket. I know there are other places in town that carry the Sunday Ticket, but Third Base would be optimal first shot given the location, free parking (good call!), and brew selection.

Best,
Rick

nunusguy
07-11-2007, 09:43 PM
The food is not as good as The Shoal Creek Saloon, but the Saints Fan Club has already squatted there for some time now. There are plenty of HD screens and attentive wait staff. JMHO.

Dang, sounds like Texans fans are the real Rodney Dangerfields of Austin. You're behind the Cowboys, Titans, & even the Saints in the peking order over there ?
And to think, Big Bobby McNair was an astute businessman who you'd think has some feel for PR ? Whatever goodwill his team had at the beginning, its all gone now and he's gonna have to earn every fan back.

BigWig
07-13-2007, 07:52 AM
OK, so as the season approaches, let us coordinate activating the Texans Fan Club of Austin. Meanwhile, I'll see about getting some sort of commitment from Third Base: I'd like to see them advertise or promote as the "official" Texans place to watch in Austin, ala Shoal Creek for the Saints. As a countermeasure to K-EYE uncertainty, we will absolutely need Sunday Ticket. I know there are other places in town that carry the Sunday Ticket, but Third Base would be optimal first shot given the location, free parking (good call!), and brew selection.

Best,
Rick

You work on 3rd Base and I will reactivate " the list".
Although dont promise too much in the beginning, we have had crowds at the Saxon from 3 to 30!

Mr. White
07-13-2007, 08:02 AM
Dang, sounds like Texans fans are the real Rodney Dangerfields of Austin. You're behind the Cowboys, Titans, & even the Saints in the peking order over there ?
And to think, Big Bobby McNair was an astute businessman who you'd think has some feel for PR ? Whatever goodwill his team had at the beginning, its all gone now and he's gonna have to earn every fan back.

Agree completely about McNair. I think that he should try to market to other Texas cities outside of Houston.

The Saints don't have a real big fanbase in Austin per se, they just have a fan club that's carved a pretty deep niche.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/393ef8b0/saloon%20helmet%20052.jpg

BTW, in case you can't you can't tell, then that Saints helmet used to be a Volkswagen Beetle.

Kaiser Toro
07-13-2007, 08:04 AM
Dang, sounds like Texans fans are the real Rodney Dangerfields of Austin. You're behind the Cowboys, Titans, & even the Saints in the peking order over there ?
And to think, Big Bobby McNair was an astute businessman who you'd think has some feel for PR ? Whatever goodwill his team had at the beginning, its all gone now and he's gonna have to earn every fan back.

It is tough from a broadcast standdpoint. However, the owner of the Shoal Creek Saloon is a Saints fan who just happens to have a great location and runs a great bar. Not to mention his love to show everyone that he is a Saints fan.

Specnatz
07-13-2007, 11:43 AM
It is tough from a broadcast standdpoint. However, the owner of the Shoal Creek Saloon is a Saints fan who just happens to have a great location and runs a great bar. Not to mention his love to show everyone that he is a Saints fan.

Anyone got a several grand laying around so I can open a bar here in Austin?

:texflag: :doot:

Hardcore Texan
07-21-2007, 12:31 PM
I think we will see alot more Texans games here locally this year. The titans are bound to have a lousy year given their less that stellar off-season. At least that is my hope. And since most of feel/hope/pray the Texans keep improving and have a chance at .500, that should help keep us on the air.

If not, Khari nailed it, sportsbar or Directv.

I am on Big Wig's list as well so I will keep an eye for any gameday activities.

BigWig
07-23-2007, 08:16 AM
Ricky B
When you have made contact at 3rd base and have some info post it here or start a new thread, it doesnt matter but untill I hear something from you I will not send out mass emails like before.
Lemmeno

rickyb
07-25-2007, 04:08 PM
Ricky B
When you have made contact at 3rd base and have some info post it here or start a new thread, it doesnt matter but untill I hear something from you I will not send out mass emails like before.
Lemmeno

Roger that. I was just there last night, and DID NOT (e.g., forgot) to bring it up. I'll get er done this week.

LonghornBabe
07-25-2007, 04:29 PM
Big..make sure I am still on the list! (even though we live in New Braunfels now...it is not far to Austin!)

BigWig
07-26-2007, 10:12 AM
Big..make sure I am still on the list! (even though we live in New Braunfels now...it is not far to Austin!)
I would never forget you! but you better pm me you email if its changed, he he.
By the way we are coming to Shlitterbahn on the 10th if its not flooding!

NitroGSXR
07-26-2007, 05:33 PM
Add me to this list. I've just relocated to Austin this summer and would like to be added to this list.

BigWig
07-27-2007, 07:43 AM
Send me a pm with email addy and I will. Although I am not activating the list unless we get a meeting place settled on, rickyb any luck???

LonghornBabe
07-27-2007, 08:52 AM
I would never forget you! but you better pm me you email if its changed, he he.
By the way we are coming to Shlitterbahn on the 10th if its not flooding!

Let me know if you do.....I am going to pm you with my cell number in case you don't have it still!!! If nothing else, we need to meet up for lunch or dinner!!!!! Miss you and the wife!!

BigWig
08-01-2007, 07:50 AM
Well I can see this is going well, no one has set up anything or even posted if they did. Just like old times, there is a lot of talk but no do.
Rickyb what happened to the connection or setup at 3rd base?
I spent many years working with the Saxon Pub, getting the email list posting threads, sending invites, heck even offered my home with a big screen and pool and no one ever really showed up. The Saxon was even giving us grub for free, and opening early on sunday just for Texan fans, and we were the only ones in there. With all that still most of the time no one showed.
It took me a long time to get graced with the title of President of the Austin- Texans fan club, etc. it wasnt easy. It looks like this year will be the same unless some drastic changes happen. So many people post " I wanna come and meet" I wanna go" " Why cant we have a watch party "? etc. but no one ever shows.
One last time if someone wants to really get serious about this send me an email and I will work with you. If not I hope I never see any posts again about Austin Fans not getting their props. I do want this to happen I just dont have time to hound people to get involved.
Thanks, for the rant Big Wig OUT

Specnatz
08-01-2007, 10:03 AM
I have no problem talking to anyone if Ricky B does not hae the time. See if I can put my excellent customer service skills to work.

Just was kinda staying quiet letting others work so as to not step on toes.

rickyb
08-01-2007, 01:34 PM
I have no problem talking to anyone if Ricky B does not hae the time. See if I can put my excellent customer service skills to work.

Just was kinda staying quiet letting others work so as to not step on toes.

Spec et al, I have no problem with anyone beating me to the punch. I was planning on doing it last week, but my Dad got sick and all heck broke loose.

I can do it, you can do it. No sweat. I'll keep everyone posted. Time is still on our side.

Rick

BigWig
08-01-2007, 01:36 PM
Spec et al, I have no problem with anyone beating me to the punch. I was planning on doing it last week, but my Dad got sick and all heck broke loose.

I can do it, you can do it. No sweat. I'll keep everyone posted. Time is still on our side.

Rick

Sorry to hear about the personal setback.
Tis true that time is on our side although we do need to secure a site, as sometimes it can take awhile based on marketing and so forth.

rickyb
08-02-2007, 03:52 PM
Oh great mob of Houston Texan Fans of Austin, salutations. Be of good cheer, for I bring encouraging news.

Today, I met Shelley, Events Manager for Third Base Austin. She says:
o we are the first NFL fan club to approach 3B;
o they have the ability to support us, with 5 audio/visual "zones" in the bar, and the NFL Sunday Ticket;
o she gave me the email addresses of the A/V Manager and the GM, for me to follow-up.

What do you guys want? Let me know, and I will ask for it. Within reason. If you say "free beer or food", I'm just not going to do anything with that. Here are a couple of suggestions, feel free to add:
o guarantee to show Houston Texans football game each week
o 3 reserved tables each week with prime viewing, held until gametime.

I figure if we show out in droves, that they will naturally gravitate toward marketing 3B as the "official sports bar" of the Houston Texans Fans of Austin. So, ultimately, that is on us.

I'll keep you posted.

Oh...and the Dos Equis was cold. Mmm. Beer. :homer:

BigWig
08-03-2007, 08:05 AM
Oh great mob of Houston Texan Fans of Austin, salutations. Be of good cheer, for I bring encouraging news.

Today, I met Shelley, Events Manager for Third Base Austin. She says:
o we are the first NFL fan club to approach 3B;
o they have the ability to support us, with 5 audio/visual "zones" in the bar, and the NFL Sunday Ticket;
o she gave me the email addresses of the A/V Manager and the GM, for me to follow-up.

What do you guys want? Let me know, and I will ask for it. Within reason. If you say "free beer or food", I'm just not going to do anything with that. Here are a couple of suggestions, feel free to add:
o guarantee to show Houston Texans football game each week
o 3 reserved tables each week with prime viewing, held until gametime.

I figure if we show out in droves, that they will naturally gravitate toward marketing 3B as the "official sports bar" of the Houston Texans Fans of Austin. So, ultimately, that is on us.

I'll keep you posted.

Oh...and the Dos Equis was cold. Mmm. Beer. :homer:

That sounds gr8. there is no need to push our luck on the grub. Besides it was always a bummer to waste a nice buzz eating at halftime.
I think the items listed are all we can ask fro at this time.
Now do we want to start with preseason or just regular season?
Remember also all of our games are at noon.
Usually we didnt have much of a crowd for home games as most had season tix.
So with that said lets get a roll call going , maybe on another thread and see what can be drummed up here. Thanks Rickyb

NitroGSXR
08-03-2007, 08:27 AM
ROLL CALL!!!!

NitroHonda is IN and here!

I'd very much like to start for preseason but those probably won't be showing on the television and would be a small gathering but this can be a very good thing. We can at least check out the club ourselves and see how we like it. How we like their service. How the bartenders look (don't worry girls, I'm sure they'll have a male bartender for you to gaze upon:shades: ). Check out the parking and so on and on and on. Then we can bring our opinions on the location right here and discuss it within eachother.

Don't worry about the free grub and booze. I've worked the club scene for the last 12 years in Houston (I was a valet. I'm now a school teacher. Talk about a hefty career change!) and I think we'd be getting ahead of ourselves here. Based on my experiences, it's always a bad move to try and ask for freebies at the beginning. What we really need to do is get a season under our belt or at least half of a season before we go asking for goodies. We have to show that we're there to spend money and once they see that we really have a large following, they will then begin to proudly 'sponsor' the fan club label and from there we'll most likely begin to get our goodies such as discounted pitchers/wells and so on.

THEN if we prove ourselves to be a large following, you can bet on them wanting to retain the fan club label. We just have to show up and bring our credit cards for the first few weeks. It's really more about advertising for them more than anything else and what better place to advertise a fan club than Texanstalk.com (I don't mean THEY advertise here. I meant like us scheduling our events here ourselves and then mentioning the location which will be Third Base)! They'll love it!

Then again, they may not ever offer any goodies.

rickyb
08-03-2007, 09:52 AM
Cool, guys. I realize it's only 2 responses, but the thoughts you express (not asking for freebies; turning out the vote to support the Texans at 3B; etc) are so in-line with my own, I feel comfortable now moving forward with contacting the GM.

It's really a great bar. LOTS of HD screens. And I mean LOTS. The "5 zone" concept the Event Manager described was INTRIGUING. Can you imagine? Texans v Jags, and BOTH fan clubs are there enjoying the game? (As I said, we are still the first and only NFL fan club to approach 3B.) That would be awesome. I mean, if the UT v A&M basketball game can go off without a fight, I'm sure grown adult football fans can too. :pirate:

of course....we can drink more...:beerfunnel:

:texflag:
Rick

Specnatz
08-03-2007, 10:21 AM
Call be a goof ball, but the one thing I seriously love is the parking at 3base, you do not have to worry about trying to find it they have covered parking right there and it is free. That sold me on the place right then and there.

I saw the Dela Hoya fight there, plus I have gone for dinner after work a few times and have enjoyed it. One time I tried to get the Astros and for some reason early in the season it was blocked out, but they could show it if they did the four split screen action (really odd) but they did that so I could watch my Astros lose (I think they lost that night, oh well good bet they did).

I like the idea of making sure each game is shown and 3 tables reserved as a strat and if we can get more people coming then of course get more tables and set ups.

rickyb
08-03-2007, 11:01 AM
This morning I sent off the email to the GM of Third Base, with A/V Manager and Event Manager in cc. I will let you know when I hear back.

Should this go through, this will be big for us. Third Base is a top-flight sports bar. Let' hope they want to support a local pro sports team. It will then be up to us to spread the word and to get out there and spend $$.

Best,
Rick

Mr. White
08-03-2007, 11:30 AM
I'll bet that preseason games are out over there.

IIRC, they didn't even show Texans preseason games in Austin last year.

Hope I'm wrong about this year.

Specnatz
08-03-2007, 12:02 PM
If they have NFL ticket, then they can get any game they damn well want to.

rickyb
08-03-2007, 12:12 PM
If they have NFL ticket, then they can get any game they damn well want to.

I confirmed this with 3B yesterday. They have it. If they had not, this would have been a deal breaker. The Texans Fans in Austin shall not be at the mercy of the VY homers at K-EYE.

Period.

BigWig
08-03-2007, 02:22 PM
This is looking good. I wouldnt promise too much for the preseason as far as fans showing up, I could be wrong.
I will acitvate " THE LIST" before the 1st regular season game, its looking like a really cool deal, too bad I paid for the Ticket at home ( have been for years now), guess that means I get to watch more games in the second half of the day when I get home.:fans:

rickyb
08-03-2007, 03:57 PM
I heard back from the GM of Third Base. She liked the proposal, but suggests that we email her each Friday to confirm that we will be coming.

This is reasonable to me, if not cumbersome.

My hope is that, over time, 3B will drop that request -- it's going to suck for that person to remember to email each Friday.

I saw a thread about Houston watch parties, and the thought of changing pubs. I'm going to ask those guys/gals what sort of commitment they got, if any, from their chosen venue.

All the best,
Rick

Mr. White
08-03-2007, 04:05 PM
If they have NFL ticket, then they can get any game they damn well want to.

I'm talking about preseason games. Last I heard, the NFL Ticket doesn't show preseason games. The teams themselves broadcast the preseason games.

Somebody feel free to prove me wrong.

Hardcore Texan
08-03-2007, 05:34 PM
This is looking good. I wouldnt promise too much for the preseason as far as fans showing up, I could be wrong.
I will acitvate " THE LIST" before the 1st regular season game, its looking like a really cool deal, too bad I paid for the Ticket at home ( have been for years now), guess that means I get to watch more games in the second half of the day when I get home.:fans:

Going forward "The List" will be exclusively referred to as "The List"....this is not optional, compliance is mandatory......resistance is futile.

Mr. White
08-04-2007, 03:53 PM
According to the Texans website, it looks like KEYE is the broadcast affiliate again for the preseason.

IIRC, they gave the Texans the boot when there was a scheduling conflict with a Cowboys preseason game. I think that Time-Warner Cable played the Texans game on channel 77.

Looks like the only time that might happen again will be on the 30th. They play Minnesota and we play Tampa Bay. Both games kick off at 7 PM CDT.

rickyb
08-04-2007, 06:27 PM
I saw a thread about Houston watch parties, and the thought of changing pubs. I'm going to ask those guys/gals what sort of commitment they got, if any, from their chosen venue.


I had a PM discussion with Yank, who informs me that they have zero commitment from their chosen location in Houston.

The 3B folks are willing to work with us, are top-notch, have great viewing and A/V zones to support multiple games, and great parking. I think it is reasonable that they get an email heads-up each Friday, to give a budgetary head-count. Their interest is to fairly support as many patrons as possible. It would be on us to show up.

I'm sure that over time, we'll grow, the Texans fans in Austin will rally (we should market even outside of this fan forum!), and ultimately our having to email 3B will become moot. Rabid attendance will be a given.

But, let the journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step. Grasshopper. :)

Kaiser Toro
08-04-2007, 06:42 PM
3B is a great place and the parking is a huge value add. Count me in for Carolina (yes that is ACL weekend, but it is a quick bike ride away). I have to wait for my soccer schedule until I can commit to any others.

Appreciate the diligence in making this come to fruition. :texflag:

Mean Machine
08-05-2007, 01:14 AM
Cen Tex Texans fans!!!

I will certainly try to make it to 3rd Base for Texans away games this Fall. We drove by there on Friday nite and it looks like a pretty cool place for Austin/Round Rock Texans fans to call a home for away games, especially if keye pulls the same stunt they did last year in regards to tennessee games...
Go Texans
Mean Machine in Round Rock

rickyb
08-05-2007, 10:34 AM
Cen Tex Texans fans!!!

I will certainly try to make it to 3rd Base for Texans away games this Fall. We drove by there on Friday nite and it looks like a pretty cool place for Austin/Round Rock Texans fans to call a home for away games, especially if keye pulls the same stunt they did last year in regards to tennessee games...
Go Texans
Mean Machine in Round Rock

Cool, MM.

And to be clear, for those of us without Texans season tix, 3B will be THE place for us Central Texas Texans to come out to watch.

3B has the NFL Sunday Ticket. K-EYE can walk the plank. :pirate:

All the best,
Rick

BigWig
08-06-2007, 08:34 AM
If, this does work out, it will be noce to have the N Austin or RR contingent also. I tried hard to get them out when we met at the Saxon but no avail.
" THE LIST" contains at least 50 or so , so that will be the start, and will need to be done by wed of said gameday to get the response by ffi to email to 3rd Base.
PS My firend said that they have one of "the most beautiful" waitresses you will ever see, hmmmmmmm gott go now!
Rickyb, I will work "the list" and you will need to run front for the base!

rickyb
08-06-2007, 10:09 AM
If, this does work out, it will be noce to have the N Austin or RR contingent also. I tried hard to get them out when we met at the Saxon but no avail.
" THE LIST" contains at least 50 or so , so that will be the start, and will need to be done by wed of said gameday to get the response by ffi to email to 3rd Base.
PS My firend said that they have one of "the most beautiful" waitresses you will ever see, hmmmmmmm gott go now!
Rickyb, I will work "the list" and you will need to run front for the base!

Wig, thanks. You work the list, include me (I will PM my email addy).
I can cover point for contact with 3B.

PROPOSAL: We set the regular season as the first official event. I want to properly set expectations with 3B management. Given quality of preseason play, it would be nice to make sure we start off on the right foot. Coming out against the Chiefs, we get to watch "real" football.

THOUGHTS?
Best,
Rick

BigWig
08-06-2007, 03:33 PM
Wig, thanks. You work the list, include me (I will PM my email addy).
I can cover point for contact with 3B.

PROPOSAL: We set the regular season as the first official event. I want to properly set expectations with 3B management. Given quality of preseason play, it would be nice to make sure we start off on the right foot. Coming out against the Chiefs, we get to watch "real" football.

THOUGHTS?
Best,
Rick

I totally agree, the first game is always highly attended, watched etc.
I had another sign up for " the list" today, and some of the old regime are chaomping to get things going!

Yankee_In_TX
08-06-2007, 03:42 PM
That's why I am trying to move it. When we start winning, and have games more than just Sunday morning, we won't have any where to sit at our old bar. The new place here will probably commit seats and the game being on the main screen.

Keep up the good Austin work!

I had a PM discussion with Yank, who informs me that they have zero commitment from their chosen location in Houston.

The 3B folks are willing to work with us, are top-notch, have great viewing and A/V zones to support multiple games, and great parking. I think it is reasonable that they get an email heads-up each Friday, to give a budgetary head-count. Their interest is to fairly support as many patrons as possible. It would be on us to show up.

I'm sure that over time, we'll grow, the Texans fans in Austin will rally (we should market even outside of this fan forum!), and ultimately our having to email 3B will become moot. Rabid attendance will be a given.

But, let the journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step. Grasshopper. :)

Texan_Bill
08-06-2007, 03:47 PM
What about the creepy bar out in Katy? I wonder if they would commit, but the problem there is that its way too far for some folks.....

Ever been to Vito's?? I wonder if they would do something for us. A lot of tortilla errrrr Tech fans go there on Saturdays...

NitroGSXR
08-06-2007, 06:43 PM
What about the creepy bar out in Katy? I wonder if they would commit, but the problem there is that its way too far for some folks.....

Ever been to Vito's?? I wonder if they would do something for us. A lot of tortilla errrrr Tech fans go there on Saturdays...
I'm a real good friend of John Milam who is the GM of Vito's. My company used to work for him when he was running the Outback Pub before it finally shut down a few years ago. Vito's has now become the place to go for R&R Valet employees.

PM me and I can get in direct contact with him and throw you upon his mercy. He's a great guy and Vito's would be a perfect spot for the Texan games this season. It's where I always watch mine. Quite a large following goes there. Maybe it's time to make it the official gathering spot.

Texan_Bill
08-07-2007, 07:50 AM
I'm a real good friend of John Milam who is the GM of Vito's. My company used to work for him when he was running the Outback Pub before it finally shut down a few years ago. Vito's has now become the place to go for R&R Valet employees.

PM me and I can get in direct contact with him and throw you upon his mercy. He's a great guy and Vito's would be a perfect spot for the Texan games this season. It's where I always watch mine. Quite a large following goes there. Maybe it's time to make it the official gathering spot.

Vitos is where my buddies and I typically meet up to watch Astros games, especially during the play-off run(s)... We nicknamed John "Milo" in honor of the Astros games. The one friend of mine has known him for several years too.

Seems everytime we go, John Schumacker from the old Oilers is there...

The last few times we've been there (which has been a little while), he was down out the Clear Lake store...so we were under the impression that he was working down there the majority of the time since it opened up last year or the year before.

Anyway, I think Yankee has a plan worked out for the downtown Coaches (at least to see how it works out).

But I appreciate it..

BigWig
08-07-2007, 08:43 AM
Hey i thought this was the " AUSTIN RESIDENTS " thread not the Yank & Bill show!:specnatz:
Y'all got you own thread, getting this going here in AUS-DAL, TX err Tenn is in the words of the Fabulous Thunderbirds " Tough Enough"!:shades: