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the wonger need food
08-26-2007, 02:19 PM
I had the pleasure of attending last night's game with the world's biggest Cowboys fan. Even though I had to pay for the tickets, parking, food and beverages it was still an honor to host him, who is now 0-2 when attending Texans/Cowboys matchups in Reliant Stadium. He was lucky enough to have a seat next to two other "diehard" Cowboys fans with their newly purchased gear (literally that day), ready to cheer on "their" team and rub it in the faces of us lowly Houstonians. The thing I like about Dallas fans is that they always say the right things like "I just look at the trophy case" (I often wonder how many of these people have physical access to the organization's trophy case or if they have ever seen it at all) and "look at all the playoff wins". Never mind that these diehard fans had no idea Dallas' last playoff win was 11 years ago and insisted that they had won one just 2 years ago. They promised to look this up on the Internets when they got home, but were relatively certain of the fact. But even as the Texans pulled their starters and the Cowboys left theirs on the field at an attempt to salvage some sense of pride, their fans stayed en mass to hopefully do the same, pointing to their rings and playoff wins all the while. The Texans second team offense and defense continued to outplay the Cowboys first stringers, but it wasn't until Rosenfels' pass hit David Anderson in the end zone that the psuedo-Dallasites began to hit the exits with their tails between their legs. Today they will claim "it didn't mean anything" and "it was just preseason", but you could see it in the eyes of their fans and on the faces of the Dallas players/coaches last night. This game was their preseason Super Bowl and all were noticeably embarrassed and sad. The online blogs and verbal excuse-making will be loud and obnoxious this week. Look for things like "it was the backup cornerback's fault", "the Cowboys played "vanilla" offense and defense", "the Texans took the game too seriously and we didn't because the game didn't mean anything to us and everything to you", "34-6" and "Mario Williams was a stupid draft pick". We will keep it classy (like we always do) and simply point to the scoreboard.

Silver Oak
08-26-2007, 02:37 PM
I had the pleasure of attending last night's game with the world's biggest Cowboys fan. Even though I had to pay for the tickets, parking, food and beverages it was still an honor to host him, who is now 0-2 when attending Texans/Cowboys matchups in Reliant Stadium. He was lucky enough to have a seat next to two other "diehard" Cowboys fans with their newly purchased gear (literally that day), ready to cheer on "their" team and rub it in the faces of us lowly Houstonians. The thing I like about Dallas fans is that they always say the right things like "I just look at the trophy case" (I often wonder how many of these people have physical access to the organization's trophy case or if they have ever seen it at all) and "look at all the playoff wins". Never mind that these diehard fans had no idea Dallas' last playoff win was 11 years ago and insisted that they had won one just 2 years ago. They promised to look this up on the Internets when they got home, but were relatively certain of the fact. But even as the Texans pulled their starters and the Cowboys left theirs on the field at an attempt to salvage some sense of pride, their fans stayed en mass to hopefully do the same, pointing to their rings and playoff wins all the while. The Texans second team offense and defense continued to outplay the Cowboys first stringers, but it wasn't until Rosenfels' pass hit David Anderson in the end zone that the psuedo-Dallasites began to hit the exits with their tails between their legs. Today they will claim "it didn't mean anything" and "it was just preseason", but you could see it in the eyes of their fans and on the faces of the Dallas players/coaches last night. This game was their preseason Super Bowl and all were noticeably embarrassed and sad. The online blogs and verbal excuse-making will be loud and obnoxious this week. Look for things like "it was the backup cornerback's fault", "the Cowboys played "vanilla" offense and defense", "the Texans took the game too seriously and we didn't because the game didn't mean anything to us and everything to you", "34-6" and "Mario Williams was a stupid draft pick". We will keep it classy (like we always do) and simply point to the scoreboard.

+1 rep

Marcus
08-26-2007, 03:20 PM
Well now I know the end is near.

I just gave a positive rep to Wonger Needs Food. :francis:

Wolf
08-26-2007, 03:28 PM
I don't buy into the 1st string versus 2nd string thing.. I mean I know their is a drop off in talent, but good teams (aka Patriots for example or the Steelers) have a way of "plug and play" and keep going with an above average offense and defense(depth) Injuries happen ... for the Texans..1st sting versus 2nd string has been a HUGE drop off over the years due to poor drafting/coaching and we are slowly getting there to raising our overall talent level

bigbrewster2000
08-26-2007, 03:30 PM
Nice post Wonger. More rep your way.

V3rm0nt3r
08-26-2007, 03:42 PM
you know their desperate when they started saying that the Texan fans were "raucuos" and this was a factor of why they lost. fans do play a roll but to be a "Superbowl Contender" and then lose to a team with a projected top ten draft choice and give that as an excuse is ridiculous.:fans:

bckey
08-26-2007, 07:01 PM
Good post. Rep from me also.

Hardcore Texan
08-26-2007, 10:06 PM
Nice Post Wonger.

Some think a significant portion of Houston fans have an "inferiority complex" apparently, which is bogus crap, at least that label doesn't belong on me.

My disdain for the cowpies is two fold.
1. They suck.
2. And most of their fans are just like you outlined in your post.

sakebomb
08-26-2007, 10:30 PM
Look for things like "it was the backup cornerback's fault", "the Cowboys played "vanilla" offense and defense", "the Texans took the game too seriously and we didn't because the game didn't mean anything to us and everything to you",

Dallas fans sort of sound like Denver fans after the cowboys win last week.

HJam72
08-26-2007, 10:46 PM
That's what I've been thinking.

Denver says, "They blitzed in the preseason!" :wild:

Dallas says, "They planned for out blitz!" :wild:

mexican_texan
08-26-2007, 10:50 PM
I watched part of the game with two Cowboys fans. "Oh, it's cuz the starters didn't play enough. The Texans still suck."

Trap_Star
08-26-2007, 10:52 PM
I watched part of the game with two Cowboys fans. "Oh, it's cuz the starters didn't play enough. The Texans still suck."

yep...i received the same response.

bayshorebevo
08-26-2007, 10:57 PM
Most of their fans were cool, but several of them were completely obnoxious, turning around and gesturing to the crowd how great their team was. They reminded me of the Pittsburg fans last year.

the wonger need food
08-27-2007, 08:08 AM
I watched part of the game with two Cowboys fans. "Oh, it's cuz the starters didn't play enough. The Texans still suck."


Now that's just ignorant, but we'll add it to the list of excuses anyway.

Texan_Bill
08-27-2007, 08:28 AM
Now that's just ignorant, but we'll add it to the list of excuses anyway.

Not as much ignorant for Cowboys fans as much as it is typical....

Craig.
08-27-2007, 01:25 PM
This may be the wrong time for my first post (I think) but I want to lay out the following facts:

1. I am truly a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys (pics of me in diapers with Dallas gear can be made available). I am 33 now.
2. I am a Texans season ticket holder.
3. This is the first time I have seen Dallas play on someone else's turf.

With this in mind, I can totally understand the feelings Texans die-hards have toward the Dallas faithful in general. Saturday night showed me the rudest, nastiest side of Dallas fans. I have been to at least 2 dozen games at Texas Stadium and never have I seen behavior like I witnessed at Reliant.

All I can say is that we're not all that way and it's a shame the a-holes are the most visible.

Now that all this unpleasantness is in the past, Go Texans (and Cowboys) :D

Texan Asylum
08-27-2007, 01:35 PM
This may be the wrong time for my first post (I think) but I want to lay out the following facts:

1. I am truly a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys (pics of me in diapers with Dallas gear can be made available). I am 33 now.
2. I am a Texans season ticket holder.
3. This is the first time I have seen Dallas play on someone else's turf.

With this in mind, I can totally understand the feelings Texans die-hards have toward the Dallas faithful in general. Saturday night showed me the rudest, nastiest side of Dallas fans. I have been to at least 2 dozen games at Texas Stadium and never have I seen behavior like I witnessed at Reliant.

All I can say is that we're not all that way and it's a shame the a-holes are the most visible.

Now that all this unpleasantness is in the past, Go Texans (and Cowboys) :D

My ex-Pastor is a Dallas fan, my Brother-in-law, a couple of my Sisters, and many others as well that are part of my life. I can say that they represent themselves more like Craig than the obnoxious ones portrayed throughout these threads.

You are welcome here anytime Craig, IMO.

Craig.
08-27-2007, 01:39 PM
Sweet. Now if I could just find a suitable tailgating gig, I have Maroon lot passes :gun:

DBCooper
08-27-2007, 01:50 PM
1. I am truly a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys (pics of me in diapers with Dallas gear can be made available). I am 33 now.


Thanks, but I would not like to see a 33 year old man in diapers.

lol

Goldensilence
08-27-2007, 01:51 PM
I had the pleasure of watching the game with a huge Cowboys fan in my bro in law. Guy grew up in mission and constantly reminds everyone about how Tom Landry got his start in the area and he played at the same HS and on and on.

I had the pleasure of seeing his face and hearing screams of agony as Jones returned that first punt for a score. I was estatic and went on about how this is a ROOKIE wr out of Div II LANE. what a steal we got etc etc. Scowled and said no big deal we'll get the ball back and score. Just a road bump. As the game wore on and as Schaub kept beating the blitz he got more and more nervous. Defiantely wasn't plased as we scored on the last drive then sacked Romo to end the half and they had to kickoff to us again. I was enjoying the second half as our second stringers continued to out preform theirs.

Of course then end of the game came and he was a bit shocked. While he was coming up with stuff like... well i think your guys came preapred to play and we didn't or whatever. I simply pointed out...maybe this isn't the same bungling Texans team you remember seeing in previous years.

disaacks3
08-27-2007, 01:51 PM
The thing I like about Dallas fans is that they always say the right things like "I just look at the trophy case" (I often wonder how many of these people have physical access to the organization's trophy case or if they have ever seen it at all) and "look at all the playoff wins". That was my Dad's blanket response to the "smack talk" which started up soon after I got him to the tailgate. He was definitely an 'instigator'. He did crack me up though...he kept turning around in the Bull Pen asking people "Where's the High-Five?" each time Dallas scored.

HotRodsHair
08-27-2007, 01:54 PM
Thanks, but I would not like to see a 33 year old man in diapers.

lol

Absolutely classic!

Craig.
08-27-2007, 02:05 PM
So you don't want me to post 'em? :D

Craig.
08-27-2007, 02:32 PM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e291/cw21726/diaper.jpg

Specnatz
08-27-2007, 03:01 PM
Well at least Craig is much as a smartass as the rest of us. But dude that is just wrong to even post that.

Texan Asylum
08-27-2007, 03:14 PM
Well at least Craig is much as a smartass as the rest of us. But dude that is just wrong to even post that.

Yea, he fits in quite well with most of our group, hey Spec?!? :fans:

I'd hit him...err, I mean rep him, but I gotta spread it around first...:bat:

GlassHalfFull
08-27-2007, 03:16 PM
This may be the wrong time for my first post (I think) but I want to lay out the following facts:

1. I am truly a lifelong fan of the Dallas Cowboys (pics of me in diapers with Dallas gear can be made available). I am 33 now. :D

The only "gear" I see is the diaper, are you saying the diaper is the cowboys gear? This explains a lot.:texflag:

Errant Hothy
08-27-2007, 03:20 PM
Yea, he fits in quite well with most of our group, hey Spec?!? :fans:

I'd hit him...err, I mean rep him, but I gotta spread it around first...:bat:

I got him.

Nothing has made this Monday any better then hearing all the excuses from my office mates. "Boys are 0'fer in our house.

Specnatz
08-27-2007, 03:22 PM
Yea, he fits in quite well with most of our group, hey Spec?!? :fans:

I'd hit him...err, I mean rep him, but I gotta spread it around first...:bat:

got yor back.

although I thought about negative rep for the dude in diapers pick, but I actually laughed so I couldn't.

Texan Asylum
08-27-2007, 03:25 PM
got yor back.

although I thought about negative rep for the dude in diapers pick, but I actually laughed so I couldn't.

Can't fault a guy for making a fashion statement. :cool:

Craig.
08-27-2007, 03:30 PM
I have mad pull with the ladies.

Texan_Lee
08-27-2007, 03:47 PM
Great post, Wonger...

I honestly believe there is a difference between Texan fans and Cowpoke fans... and the last time I went to Dullass proves it to me. When we are here, we go above and beyond the standards to welcome all people to our tailgate, opposing fans or not. Yea, we might give them a little hell about being sheep lovers, I'm sorry... I mean Cowboy fans... OK, like there's a difference... anyways... We make them feel at home, feed them, and just have fun together.

Now as for the experiences of myself and other Texans fans while we went to Dallas for a game... we tailgated, in the lot that circles the big toilet bowl up there (also known as Texas Stadium... which is a disgrace to the wonderful state of Texas), and as we tailgted, we had the worst look from Cowboy fans I had ever seen. We had one or two that were cool and came over to visit with us, but that was as good as it got. After the game, while exiting the stadium, we were cussed at, and even had two different fans spit at us... complete rudeness was all that was felt up there. The only nice part of the evening was after the game, going to a C&W bar (I think it was Red River), and walking in with our Texans gear on. We had a few looks like "What the hell are you doing here", but after a little time, we had other people in the place give us a little hard time, and then started talking to us like normal people...

Those few people in the bar gained more respect from me than the entire stadium of Cowpokes. I have very little respect for that city or most of their fans. We, as Texan fans, will continue to seperate ourselves from them by being the true Texans we are, courteous and open minded to everyone.

the wonger need food
08-27-2007, 08:30 PM
I have very little respect for that city or most of their fans. We, as Texan fans, will continue to seperate ourselves from them by being the true Texans we are, courteous and open minded to everyone.

This is one thing that kind of bothers me about Reliant Stadium. We allow everyone to walk in and prance around like they own the place. I'm not saying that we need to be like Oakland, but we need to give them an earful at the very least.

Wolf
08-27-2007, 08:45 PM
I heard someone say today "Texans game planned" ..and I said. Yeah,...uhmmm it has been mentioned weeks ago that the Texans would do this, for this is the tuneup for the reg season, week 4 is nothing, it is to see who is on the bubble and who can or cannot play..


I do love excuses on this.

Joe Texan
08-27-2007, 08:55 PM
This is one thing that kind of bothers me about Reliant Stadium. We allow everyone to walk in and prance around like they own the place. I'm not saying that we need to be like Oakland, but we need to give them an earful at the very least.

Whats the matter with Oakland, I pranced up to the front row last year where I watched David get something like 5 yards total offense and we still won, I then pranced right through the Black Hole and left. I saw a lot of bandwaggoners selling their tickets to Cowpies for a premium.

CloakNNNdagger
08-27-2007, 09:04 PM
I have mad pull with the ladies.

What do you pull on?.........Uhhhhhhhhhh.......Don't tell me.:backsout:

utahmark
08-27-2007, 10:41 PM
I had the pleasure of attending last night's game with the world's biggest Cowboys fan. Even though I had to pay for the tickets, parking, food and beverages it was still an honor to host him, who is now 0-2 when attending Texans/Cowboys matchups in Reliant Stadium. He was lucky enough to have a seat next to two other "diehard" Cowboys fans with their newly purchased gear (literally that day), ready to cheer on "their" team and rub it in the faces of us lowly Houstonians. The thing I like about Dallas fans is that they always say the right things like "I just look at the trophy case" (I often wonder how many of these people have physical access to the organization's trophy case or if they have ever seen it at all) and "look at all the playoff wins". Never mind that these diehard fans had no idea Dallas' last playoff win was 11 years ago and insisted that they had won one just 2 years ago. They promised to look this up on the Internets when they got home, but were relatively certain of the fact. But even as the Texans pulled their starters and the Cowboys left theirs on the field at an attempt to salvage some sense of pride, their fans stayed en mass to hopefully do the same, pointing to their rings and playoff wins all the while. The Texans second team offense and defense continued to outplay the Cowboys first stringers, but it wasn't until Rosenfels' pass hit David Anderson in the end zone that the psuedo-Dallasites began to hit the exits with their tails between their legs. Today they will claim "it didn't mean anything" and "it was just preseason", but you could see it in the eyes of their fans and on the faces of the Dallas players/coaches last night. This game was their preseason Super Bowl and all were noticeably embarrassed and sad. The online blogs and verbal excuse-making will be loud and obnoxious this week. Look for things like "it was the backup cornerback's fault", "the Cowboys played "vanilla" offense and defense", "the Texans took the game too seriously and we didn't because the game didn't mean anything to us and everything to you", "34-6" and "Mario Williams was a stupid draft pick". We will keep it classy (like we always do) and simply point to the scoreboard.

i think you were on tv. at least all the guys i used to sit around were. i saw a guy in a white texans jersey right where i used to sit, might of been you. good times!!!

the wonger need food
08-28-2007, 10:46 AM
i think you were on tv. at least all the guys i used to sit around were. i saw a guy in a white texans jersey right where i used to sit, might of been you. good times!!!

That was me. The cameras are always right in front of our seats. You forgot to mention the big stinky guy when you sold me the tickets...:shocked

utahmark
09-01-2007, 01:28 AM
That was me. The cameras are always right in front of our seats. You forgot to mention the big stinky guy when you sold me the tickets...:shocked

must of slipped my mindlol: lol:

CoachJim
09-01-2007, 08:36 AM
... They promised to look this up on the Internets when they got home

Spoken like a true hick ... :gun: