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BigWig
09-12-2007, 07:45 PM
Here it is again folks. Its almost game time and coming off a strong win and a gr8 showing at 3rd base lets rev it up a notch.
We should have an even better turn out due to the season ticket holders arriving and joining in the Austin fan revolution.
We need to be loud and be proud and show everyone that we will not go away or without a good fight, especially that local tv station we all have heard about. For those of you who need a reminder visit www.keye42sucks.com:mail:
For those that are new we will be here www.3rdbaseaustin.com
I would like to get someone to pull front man and get there at 11 am and setup the back room for us like last week, and I will try tp be there at 11 also.
So lets tame those cats and bring home a second win!
Dont forget to sign as for roll call so we know how many are coming!
PS in case you want to know the team is wearing white jerseys!:texflag:

Roll call so far:
BigWig
Kaiser Toro
hookinreds +3
Axman40
Nitrohonda +2
diehardchris
Texansfan1 + 2=3
barrett + 2 or 3
specnatz
rockabilly + 2 or 3
ensign lee
atxlaurie +2
rickyb
fredaustex

Kaiser Toro
09-12-2007, 07:48 PM
I am in. Not sure if I will have anyone coming with me at the moment.

hookinreds
09-12-2007, 07:59 PM
Moving to this weeks Watch Party thread:

mbarnes@kvue.com; Roger.Wallace@kxan.com (the other stations were generic forms)

Ok...I just invited the Sports Directors from Austin affiliates of Fox, NBC, and ABC and Channel 8 to the watch party.

The Austin Chapter of the Houston Texans Fan Club would like to invite you to the game this Sunday at 3rd Base http://www.thirdbaseaustin.com/. We are extending an invitation to you and your staff to meet the heart of the Texan fan base here in the Austin area.

As you know, the Houston Texans are not being broadcast locally by one of your competing stations as they would rather broadcast the Tennessee Titans. To them Neilson ratings are 100% responsible for their programming schedule, despite our close proximity to the team located in the same state 150 miles down the road. I can appreciate the fact that your marketing department uses these rating to drive advertising dollars as well, and those dollars make a successful business. However, overlooking the local team is ridiculous. I wonder how the local advertisers would feel to have their products put to the side in favor of a national product? I guess they will find out soon enough as we let them know how displease we are with the station they choose to spend their advertising dollar. That other station has said that they were the “Home of the Texans”, lie. They stated that they would broadcast the first game of the season and go from there, but I guess we all know how that turn into another lie. Then they claim that the Texans will get even time, but that is only because they are “forced” to show the games in weeks 3, 4 and 5 because the Titans play on Monday night in week 3, are off in week 4 and will be on the NFC broadcast for week 5. They are doing no one any favors, only filling the gap left open by the Titans with the Texans feed. We don’t accept the fact that the Texans are gap fillers. The team has changed. We have removed the one thing that has kept the team from progressing and replaced it with a real quarterback. In addition, our offense and defense has a year under its coaching crew and is playing with pride, respect and following it up with results.

3rd Base opens at 11am and the Texan fans will be pouring through the doors shortly thereafter. Come on by, even if it’s just for a short time and meet the people behind the story, but you better come early if you want a seat!

hookinreds
09-12-2007, 08:01 PM
Count me in +3

axman40
09-12-2007, 08:54 PM
I will be there!
:texflag: :fans:

NitroGSXR
09-12-2007, 09:03 PM
I'll be there plus two!

DiehardChris
09-12-2007, 09:09 PM
I'll be there - but probably alone this time. Hopefully someone will let me sit at their table or whatever.

GREAT JOB with all the organization, guys. I can't wait! Sunday was great - this week's gonna be even better!

NitroGSXR
09-12-2007, 09:21 PM
I'll be there - but probably alone this time. Hopefully someone will let me sit at their table or whatever.

GREAT JOB with all the organization, guys. I can't wait! Sunday was great - this week's gonna be even better!
Being a Texans fan is a prerequisite for sitting at our table. You're more than welcome to sit at ours. Any Texan fan is. Just look for the couple flapping their hands all over the place.

*We're Deaf*

ATRAIN
09-12-2007, 09:54 PM
Being a Texans fan is a prerequisite for sitting at our table. You're more than welcome to sit at ours. Any Texan fan is. Just look for the couple flapping their hands all over the place.

*We're Deaf*


Someone save me a seat my roomates are cowboys and vince posers so im all on my own. Chris we can start our own table. Ill be wearing a Battle Red Astros shirt with the first Texans draft trucker hat.

TEXANSFAN1
09-12-2007, 10:52 PM
I'll be there +2

barrett
09-13-2007, 06:06 AM
I'll be there for sure. Maybe +1 (it depends on if my wife leaves me for Brett Favre at Billy's bar. (i never should have bought her that Favre jersey!) Maybe more though, maybe just me. Lets say just me and I'll update it if I find out more.

I am planning on being there early. I don't know if I'll be there first but I should be there early. I wasn't there last week so I'm not sure where we're setting up. Spec, from the bar where we sat for the Az game where is the room? Is it strait back towards the west wall? If I do end up being there first I'll get the place situated. I'll be wearing a simple blue Texans -T and looking nervous or giddy.

We've got a big time test this week lets hope we play up to our capabilities!

b

Specnatz
09-13-2007, 07:33 AM
I will be there.

BigWig
09-13-2007, 07:36 AM
I will be there.
I thought you were going fishing?:bat:

rickyb
09-13-2007, 08:02 AM
I'm still not sure if I can make it. The Wife works this weekend, leaving me to play man coverage on The Boy (5+ month old). I do not have a babysitter....yet.

Someone please get there early (11am), and chat up Bill, the A/V Manager. He's been very supportive of our efforts.

Rick

Specnatz
09-13-2007, 08:35 AM
I thought you were going fishing?:bat:

I could go so many directions with this .......... but I will be polite.

I'm still not sure if I can make it. The Wife works this weekend, leaving me to play man coverage on The Boy (5+ month old). I do not have a babysitter....yet.

Someone please get there early (11am), and chat up Bill, the A/V Manager. He's been very supportive of our efforts.

Rick

I will be there early.

BigWig
09-13-2007, 10:56 AM
I will be too, this time I go to church on sat night, he he!

ensign_lee
09-13-2007, 11:21 AM
I'm SOOOO there!:splits:

rockabilly
09-13-2007, 11:42 AM
I'm there +1 or possibly even +2 or 3.

Beer and Texans Football.

atxlaurie
09-13-2007, 06:08 PM
I'm in. Maybe + 2 if I can get friends motivated.

rickyb
09-13-2007, 08:28 PM
I'm still not sure if I can make it. The Wife works this weekend, leaving me to play man coverage on The Boy (5+ month old). I do not have a babysitter....yet.

Someone please get there early (11am), and chat up Bill, the A/V Manager. He's been very supportive of our efforts.

Rick

Hell yeah. I just hooked up the best babysitter in the world.

I am so there (3B, that is). :shades:

Too bad I won't be drinking, though. I still gotta pick up The Boy after the game, after all. MAN --- I cannot wait until the little guy is old enough to join me. Being a dad rocks the house, big time. :)

Looking forward to meeting some more folks, too. Nitro & family, DieHardC., etc. etc.

Spec -- did you want to place a beer side bet on the Pick Em total this week? Save me a seat, amigo. I'll arrive around 11:30, 11:45.

Late,
Rick

BigWig
09-14-2007, 08:22 AM
Dude, I can totally relate. I have an adopted daughter forn another country and its awesome being a dad.

ATRAIN
09-14-2007, 08:45 AM
Man I can't wait till sunday, im excited to meet all of you guys and fellow Texans fans. Even though its friday and I shouldnt be thinking about Sunday, it couldnt come soon enough.

hookinreds
09-14-2007, 09:03 AM
Too bad we can't tailgate at 3rd Base before they open the doors. That would be cool...crazy, but cool.

But then again, going to jail sucks.

Specnatz
09-14-2007, 10:07 AM
Hell yeah. I just hooked up the best babysitter in the world.

I am so there (3B, that is). :shades:

Too bad I won't be drinking, though. I still gotta pick up The Boy after the game, after all. MAN --- I cannot wait until the little guy is old enough to join me. Being a dad rocks the house, big time. :)

Looking forward to meeting some more folks, too. Nitro & family, DieHardC., etc. etc.

Spec -- did you want to place a beer side bet on the Pick Em total this week? Save me a seat, amigo. I'll arrive around 11:30, 11:45.

Late,
Rick


Sure we can do that, let me know what ya want to do and who ya got.

Too bad we can't tailgate at 3rd Base before they open the doors. That would be cool...crazy, but cool.

But then again, going to jail sucks.

Well I nominate you to do it and tell us how it goes. I am sure the cheese sandwhiches can't be all that bad. :pirate:

hookinreds
09-14-2007, 10:20 AM
Sure we can do that, let me know what ya want to do and who ya got.



Well I nominate you to do it and tell us how it goes. I am sure the cheese sandwhiches can't be all that bad. :pirate:


Jail...or tailgate

Specnatz
09-14-2007, 10:28 AM
Jail...or tailgate

Tailgate in front of 3rdBase.

HuttoKarl
09-14-2007, 10:34 AM
I was listening to the Zone this morning and heard an ad for 3rd Base...seems that maybe a well-timed call or email to E. Hogan is in order to invite other Texans fans to 3rd Base on Sundays.

fredaustex
09-14-2007, 11:15 AM
I'll definitely be there. Possibly +1

nero THE zero
09-14-2007, 11:26 AM
I live in Houston but will be in San Marcos celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. There is a good chance we will make it to the bar for the watch party.

hookinreds
09-14-2007, 12:50 PM
I live in Houston but will be in San Marcos celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. There is a good chance we will make it to the bar for the watch party.

Bring 'em all! Make sure everyone knows your an out of towner, it will be great to see who making the road trip.:fans:

barrett
09-14-2007, 01:12 PM
[QUOTE=barrett;734066]I'll be there for sure. Maybe +1 (it depends on if my wife leaves me for Brett Favre at Billy's bar. (i never should have bought her that Favre jersey!) Maybe more though, maybe just me. Lets say just me and I'll update it if I find out more.[QUOTE]

to update my "+" status i will be +2 or +3.

H-Town Balla#90
09-14-2007, 09:49 PM
got dangit i wish i could go this week!!!!!!! we were so rowdy last time, i can't imagine this time with more people......i will definetly be there again for another game though!!!! you guys raise some hell!!!!!!!!

:d:

Joe Texan
09-15-2007, 07:23 AM
Hey guys I went on 610 the John McLain hour las night and said

Keye 42 in Austin is going to show the Tennessee Titans instead of the Texans, I got the him hawing of the radio nuts and went on to say every last Texan fan needs to go to KEYE42sucks.com and email Gary Vinson to flod his Server with Texan Fans. Of course I got "why dont you call an austin radio station From Rich far from the Lord but at least I got the website out on houston radio.

Just trying to help in beautifying the Texas television waves

Texanator
09-15-2007, 08:51 AM
I'm still not sure if we'll be in town or not. We are supposed to go look at some property on the coast and not sure if we'll be back in time. If not, someone will have to make a bunch of extra noise to make up for my absence. If however I am in town I'll be there bright and early.:fans: :fans: :fans:

Hardcore Texan
09-16-2007, 10:03 AM
I can't make it this week either, but you guys have a blast. I will get to see the game though :fans: :texflag:

NitroGSXR
09-16-2007, 10:08 AM
We're getting dressed and ready to go!

GO TEXANS!

SheTexan
09-16-2007, 10:16 AM
I'll be thinking about you guys/gals!! Have fun and rep our TEXANS well!!

Specnatz
09-16-2007, 10:21 AM
I'll be thinking about you guys/gals!! Have fun and rep our TEXANS well!!

Will do, about to walk out the door.

Have fun if yall get together at Coaches.

Kaiser Toro
09-16-2007, 10:23 AM
I am sore and hung over from the ACL Festival. I'll be at 3rd Base by 11:30. :texflag:

Kaiser Toro
09-16-2007, 11:45 AM
11:45 and we have 55 people and counting....:texflag:

SheTexan
09-16-2007, 12:46 PM
11:45 and we have 55 people and counting....:texflag:

That's fantastic!!!! Hope 3rd base is ready for all you diehards!!:wild:

Kaiser Toro
09-16-2007, 01:46 PM
That's fantastic!!!! Hope 3rd base is ready for all you diehards!!:wild:

It has been great. I believe there at least 100 fans here. Keye still sucks. :texflag:

ATRAIN
09-16-2007, 04:48 PM
It has been great. I believe there at least 100 fans here. Keye still sucks. :texflag:

I had a great time and ill be there next week. I think I lost my voice hahaha. Nice to meet some of you guys, will be there next when we attempt to stomp the Colts and go 3-0!!!:fans:

Showtime100
09-16-2007, 04:54 PM
I'm gonna try next week. I wish I could have been there.

NitroGSXR
09-16-2007, 04:57 PM
I had an amazing time as well as Mary Jane and my boy! Some of you guys were giving me funny looks though. I'm loud and I won't apologize for that! Oh yeah. Loud.

It was so great meeting many of you guys. Hookinred, Kaiser Toro, Specnatz, Axman, and so on and on. I loved that Asian guy who was sitting next to me. No idea who he was. Can't lipread Asians. No lips to read but if he reads this, THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING SO NICE TO MY BOY! I'd be proud to sit next to you anyday. You all rocked! We represented Texan nation with pride. I couldn't be any prouder of us all. Good job.

Third Base was great but there are a few kinks and I'm going back over there to meet up with the GM and try to get the closed captioning working properly. I could have done it today but I didn't want to take the game away from anyone. We missed the opening kickoff because they were trying to turn it on. Some guys were a little visually... peeved. For that, I apologize. I'll be going in during a slow period sometime this week and get it sorted out.

Houston, we have a four game winning streak. Yes! FOUR!

Oh yeah...

K-EYE SUCKS!
K-EYE SUCKS!!
K-EYE SUCKS!!!

rickyb
09-16-2007, 05:08 PM
Nitro -- it was good to meet you at the end of the game. I was the guy in the Hula Hut shirt who signed "sweet". (Sorry, that is about the extent of my signing, other than "beer." And of course, "sweet beer".)

Ax -- great to meet you. Sorry if I have to put a fantasy football beat down on you this week. you understand. :bat:

KT -- great hanging with you. You are addicted to the web, my friend. (KT was wireless during the WHOLE GAME.) KT was also the guy standing up leading us in a "FIRST DOWN" chant, which we got to do A LOT. Thanks for the real-time stats

Corey --- thanks for supporting the cause, brutha. Hope to see you out again.

Rockabilly was rocking the hizzy. Great meeting you, O.

Nick --- well, you haven't joined this board yet, so you won't read this. Hopefully, you join soon.

I didn't see DHChris, but I think it's possible he was one of the 2 rowdies at the table next to ours.

Everyone else (Spec, Wig, Hookinred), it was great drinking and losing our voice together. Laura is still awesome. :heart:

Just a damn good time. If you are a Texan fan and you live in/near Austin, you should come on out next week.

Rickyb

H-Town Balla#90
09-16-2007, 05:48 PM
Just a damn good time. If you are a Texan fan and you live in/near Austin, you should come on out next week.

Rickyb

i was wondering about that. i missed today's game (wifes birthday) and was wondering if we were still meeting up at the bar even when we will be on KEYE like next week. as far as I know my mother in law will be in town next week so i should be able to get out to the bar. i definetly want to meet up with ya'll again. i went last week and it was badass. i can only imagine today w/ the comeback!!!!! anyway, if everyone will still be there in full force next week even though the game is on tv, i'm down!

i just live far away (near 969 and 973 intersection) and have a one and a half year old daughter, so i have to use my "I'm going to the bar" passes wisely meaning I may not be able to come out everytime when they are actually on tv here. but like i said i think next week will be a freebee w/ the mother in law in town.

can't wait to see the highlights of todays game and the look on trey wingo's degenerate face on NFL Live when he has to admit the Texans DON'T suck!

:texflag: :texflag:

NitroGSXR
09-16-2007, 05:50 PM
i was wondering about that. i missed today's game (wifes birthday) and was wondering if we were still meeting up at the bar even when we will be on KEYE like next week. as far as I know my mother in law will be in town next week so i should be able to get out to the bar. i definetly want to meet up with ya'll again. i went last week and it was badass. i can only imagine today w/ the comeback!!!!! anyway, if everyone will still be there in full force next week even though the game is on tv, i'm down!

i just live far away (near 969 and 973 intersection) and have a one and a half year old daughter, so i have to use my "I'm going to the bar" passes wisely meaning I may not be able to come out everytime when they are actually on tv here. but like i said i think next week will be a freebee w/ the mother in law in town.

can't wait to see the highlights of todays game and the look on trey wingo's degenerate face on NFL Live when he has to admit the Texans DON'T suck!

:texflag: :texflag:
I'm not tuning in to K-EYE. For as long as Vinson is in office, I just won't tune in to K-EYE. As a result, I'll be coming to Third Base every week. It was a great showing today!

axman40
09-16-2007, 06:37 PM
I will be there next week and tape the game for posterity!

:fans: :texflag:

DiehardChris
09-16-2007, 09:04 PM
Well, what a HELL of a time it was! It was great to be with so many great LOUD Texan fans.

RickyB - sorry I missed you, man. I was sitting at the other end of the room - I was the one constantly taking pictures, LOL. Once I get them off my friend's camera, I'll post a few on the site here.

Did any of the invited media guests end up showing up? I was too busy screaming my lungs out for our team, and didn't notice.

By the way - who was the young guy in the Dunta Robinson jersey who was so loud? I saw whoever that was on my way out of the the 3rd Base parking garage, rolled down my window and screamed HOUSTON!!! and he returned TEXANS!!!!

GOOD TIMES everyone! Things went a lot smoother this week, and man - what an incredible game it turned out to be. I can't wait for Sunday.

ensign_lee
09-16-2007, 09:06 PM
I loved that Asian guy who was sitting next to me. No idea who he was. Can't lipread Asians. No lips to read but if he reads this, THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING SO NICE TO MY BOY! I'd be proud to sit next to you anyday. You all rocked! We represented Texan nation with pride. I couldn't be any prouder of us all. Good job.


Haha, that was me. :shades: Your boy's cool.

AND WOWOWOWOWOW at how fun today's game was! I'll definitely be there for every away game! (Home games, I'll uh...be at Reliant. Hope y'all understand. :texflag: )

Everyone: it was great meeting y'all and celebrating the victory together! Wow, was that an experience! First time I've ever watched a game at a Sportsbar, and definitely the first time I've been able to do so with a bunch of rowdy Texans fans that could rival the Bullpen! :fans:

:splits: Weeeeeeeeeeh! Yeah, that'd be me. :doot:

axman40
09-16-2007, 09:29 PM
Ax -- great to meet you. Sorry if I have to put a fantasy football beat down on you this week. you understand. :bat:

Rickyb
Silly Rooster counting your chickens before they hatch! DARKNESS REIGNS!

:cool:

dalemurphy
09-16-2007, 09:31 PM
What an amazing game! It was a blast there today. Bigwig and company, thanks for all the organizing and work you guys have done the past couple seasons. I think we've found our permanent home.

ensign_lee
09-17-2007, 01:00 AM
What an amazing game! It was a blast there today. Bigwig and company, thanks for all the organizing and work you guys have done the past couple seasons. I think we've found our permanent home.

Quoted for Truth. :cowboy1:

barrett
09-17-2007, 01:31 AM
i couldn't and still cant get over what a great turnout we had. I'm not sure I'm going to get over how odd it feels boys! i'll say it again, I really hope everyone continues to come out for the televised games! Special thanks to Wig and RickyB. For the record I believe it was my crew that you're referring to as "The Other Rowdies"

ATRAIN
09-17-2007, 07:16 AM
I loved how everyone in the bar kept watching us and you could see the jealousy in thier eyes over how much fun we were having back there. See you guys next week.

Mr. White
09-17-2007, 08:51 AM
Last week was a rough one for me and I didn't really feel like being social. I was about to go intrude at my in-laws' house so I could use their NFL Ticket. I came across some of these Austin threads and decided at the last minute to go to 3rd Base.

My Texans t-shirt has stains on it and my wife wouldn't let me leave the house with it. Somebody set a leaky pen on top of my Texans hat and I had to toss it. So I showed up wearing a Motorhead shirt and a Harley-Davidson hat. I'm a XXL if anyone wants to sell me an old Carr, Sharper, or Glenn jersey.

Awesome experience. I showed up right after kickoff and couldn't believe how many Texans fans there were in that bar. I only hoped that I would meet some people from this board.

It was great to finally meet all the guys that I've been posting with for the past 2.5 years. I've been looking forward to it for a long time.

Rick- Thanks for giving up the seat next to you for me. Otherwise, I would have been a wallflower in the main part of the bar wishing that I could hang out with the rabid fans.

KT- I owe you a few beers to say the least. Thanks. Hope to get you back soon.

BigWig- Thanks for carrying the torch all this time. Looks like it's finally starting to pay off.

Frosty- Get back on the board and check in sometime.

Rockabilly- Cool hanging with you. Cool story about Lemmy from Motorhead. I think we'd have a lot to talk about in another setting.

Axman- You probably would have got my seat at the table if you showed up 10 minutes earlier. I hope that you knew the people you went and sat with. If not, I hope you know them now.

Spec- It's cool knowing somebody else in my line of work. Hopefully, we'll be able to help each other out sometime.

Also good to meet Nitro and hookinreds. I know there were plenty of other people from this board there, but I just didn't really get a chance to meet them.

I just remembered that I'll be in Florida next weekend, so I'll be missing out on the festivities next week. My dad will be in Texas the following week, so maybe I'll try to bring him around then.

Specnatz
09-17-2007, 09:53 AM
Good God I had fun. My boss is happy that I cant hardly talk, WTF is up with that?

DH Chris, glad to have met you.

Nitro - good meeting you as well and people were not starring to be rude. It was that they did not understand. when they put the CC on the tv some people got a little upset but I explained it to a lot of them and they were totaly understanding.

Mr White damn straight we will get to gether again when a game is not on.

RickyB you forgot about Belinda. Smokin. Yes Luara was great as always and of the hugs she needed when her Saints got stomped, I was only to happy to be there to console her.

Axman, Barrett, Hookinred, Ensign Lee, Atrain and all the others whom I can't recall off the top of my head.

Hey Bigwig, I can't remember but who is the lady that was sitting at the front of our table? She has a great since of humor.

Again I know I am forgetting people, including the handful of those that I met who are new to the boards and who have not posted much or at all.

Hell yeah I will be there next week.

Gary Vinson can kiss my ASS.

FatTabbyMama
09-17-2007, 10:08 AM
To quote my New Yorker friend who was with us - "You've never watched football until you've watched it at a bar in Texas." :)

We made quite the impression! Having a winning team is great; having a great bunch to watch the games with makes it that much better. :fans:

FatTabbyMama
09-17-2007, 10:10 AM
Hey Bigwig, I can't remember but who is the lady that was sitting at the front of our table? She has a great since of humor.



I do believe that was me. Thanks! :D

Specnatz
09-17-2007, 11:05 AM
I do believe that was me. Thanks! :D

That would be correct, sorry I had a brain fart.


Again. :)

hookinreds
09-17-2007, 11:09 AM
That was an awesome turnout, and LOUD LOUD LOUD!!! Either someone was taking pictures, our I was on the edge of a blackout from screaming so hard, but I definitly saw some flashes. If it was pictures...post 'em!

I know there were some out-of-towners in there but only got to meet one (I think), and I can't remember her name, just kept calling her "Roady".

Nitro, it was good see your family out there, I explained the situation to some others as well about the captioning and they all understand, and for the most part, if anyone was looking your way it was to join in on what you were yelling. Between you and Ensign, your table was ROWDY!

I can't remember if it's FirstTexansfan or Texansfan#1 that was at the table between me BigWig's table but which ever it was, way to bring the family out! My Bronco buddy that was there told me to tell the girl in the Oakland jersey, "better luck next time" (all in fun). My aplogies, if some verbal vomit spilled out of my pie hole during the game. I made my best effort to keep it civil, but fear that one or two tacky phrases might have rolled across the lips.

To sum up it all up, I would like to quote the guy that was sitting directly behind me after being at 3rd Base for the first time..."the game will be telivised next week, but there's no way in hell I'm watching it home, this is awesome!" Fella...you couldn't have said it any better, and I hope you are back next week...I'll keep the light on for ya.

Props to all...suggestion for next week is to make the rounds through out the building to make sure we include any Texan brethren that didn't get a seat in "the room" in our chants/cheers and perhaps some road trip high fives to the other part of the building.

ATRAIN
09-17-2007, 11:49 AM
Is it Sunday yet???

TEXANSFAN1
09-17-2007, 01:12 PM
We had a blast!!!! my daughter was the one in the TEXANS t-shirt and she wanted to bring her school friends (the girl in the Oakland shirt, and the boy that was with us) to show them that the Texans fans are out in force in Austin Texas. On the way to drop her friends off they told us they couldn't believe how many Texans fans were out there and how well the Texans are playing. Young Texans fans???? maybe??????

Got to get liking the Texans before they latch on to the cowgirls.

rickyb
09-17-2007, 08:41 PM
I do believe that was me. Thanks! :D

Hey, FTM. RickyB (Rick) here. I was the guy in the blue Hula Hut t-shirt sitting at your table. Good to meet you. Bring your friends. Come early, stay late. Drink and eat often. Stay loud.

Late,
RickyB

PS: To anyone who cares to "listen" -- tonight is the first night in about 2 weeks, The Boy has gone to sleep on time. Of course, as I type those words, his little synapses are probably firing, and he'll soon awaken to prevent Daddy from sleeping. ha. :)

rickyb
09-17-2007, 08:44 PM
That was an awesome turnout, and LOUD LOUD LOUD!!! Either someone was taking pictures, our I was on the edge of a blackout from screaming so hard, but I definitly saw some flashes. If it was pictures...post 'em!

I know there were some out-of-towners in there but only got to meet one (I think), and I can't remember her name, just kept calling her "Roady".

Nitro, it was good see your family out there, I explained the situation to some others as well about the captioning and they all understand, and for the most part, if anyone was looking your way it was to join in on what you were yelling. Between you and Ensign, your table was ROWDY!

I can't remember if it's FirstTexansfan or Texansfan#1 that was at the table between me BigWig's table but which ever it was, way to bring the family out! My Bronco buddy that was there told me to tell the girl in the Oakland jersey, "better luck next time" (all in fun). My aplogies, if some verbal vomit spilled out of my pie hole during the game. I made my best effort to keep it civil, but fear that one or two tacky phrases might have rolled across the lips.

To sum up it all up, I would like to quote the guy that was sitting directly behind me after being at 3rd Base for the first time..."the game will be telivised next week, but there's no way in hell I'm watching it home, this is awesome!" Fella...you couldn't have said it any better, and I hope you are back next week...I'll keep the light on for ya.

Props to all...suggestion for next week is to make the rounds through out the building to make sure we include any Texan brethren that didn't get a seat in "the room" in our chants/cheers and perhaps some road trip high fives to the other part of the building.

Yo, hookin. If you are referring to the woman I think you are, then that was Melinda (with an "M", Spec. :user: ). She was from Houston.

I told Melinda to join the board. She said that our little gang at 3B was better than anything in Houston. Think about that, and let that soak in.

Late,
Rick(yB)

rickyb
09-17-2007, 08:52 PM
My Fellow Rapid Texanators,

I just got an email from Bill at 3B. The short of it: they are very, very PLEASED with our relationship, and want to know if we are as "happy as they are"?

So. What say ye? :fans: :superman:

Let's keep it going!! This is friggin' awesome. (Can I say friggin' on a family board? :texflag: )
Rick
aka RickyB

hookinred -- in my reply to Bill, I dropped a tangential mention of Bud.

Specnatz
09-17-2007, 08:56 PM
Damn I would have sworn it was ..... oh well.

I could see where she was sitting from our table and she was getting into the whole Houston .......... Texans chant and the first down yells.

I am very happy with Third Base.

Hookem Horns
09-17-2007, 09:19 PM
I am going to see what I can do to get out to 3B this weekend.

NitroGSXR
09-17-2007, 10:23 PM
Personally, I loved Third Base. I thought the staff there was flatout OUTSTANDING. I did have a few glitches though but nothing that would make me want to leave Third Base. Service is key and they met our demands in a big way.

Here are my glitches... Me and my girlfriend had to pay for parking (we drove in separate cars. she came straight from Church and I came straight from home). Immediately after arriving, I turned in my 10 dollar parking voucher to our waitress. I still had Mary Jane's voucher in my pocket so when it was time to ask for the check, I had to stand my ground and state that I had already turned in MY voucher but not Mary's since she arrived late. The waitress (rightfully so) may have thought that I was trying to pull a fast one and said that I had never given her my voucher which I did. After insisting that I did, she said no problem and took care of it. No big deal BUTTTTT this is where I have a problem with Third Base....

When I go to bars, I like to open up a tab and just run it with my Visa card but because I had to pay for parking with cash... My total check after 20 dollars was deducted from it was.... eighty cents. Yeah, eighty cents. I had like two dollars cash in my pocket and I certainly was not going to give our waitress a $1.20 tip! I guess I'm just trying to say that I hated having to sign a CC slip of eighty cents. Don't worry. I tipped her ten on the bill but stilllll. Can we just not have to pay for parking upfront? I understand they're trying to keep the riff raff out or whatever their reasons are. Both me and Mary's cars are plastered with Texans stickers. We both wear our Texan gear proudly. Shouldn't that be enough confirmation for the parking garage attendant to ensure that we ARE going to Third Base? I know I'm just nitpicking a little but I don't like to carry a whole lot of cash on me. Sometimes my bill is just 20 bucks but there will be days that it's gonna be a cool hundred when I get some alcohol in me. I had my boy with me so I did not drink. He will not be coming next week so my check is definitely going to be bigger.

OH YEAH. Third Base rocks. I'm real glad they were happy with us. Maybe they could try and rearrange the tables a little better? Take the large round table out? The guy who was sitting behind me got abused severely by me and Ensign_lee unintentionally. I felt bad for him. It was just cramped and a waste of space. Have them to take the round tables out and put in the square ones.

My complaints aside, I was real happy with them. Very. Proud. To. Call. THIRD BASE. The. Texans. Official. Viewing. Location.

Specnatz
09-17-2007, 10:28 PM
The having to pay for parking was only because of the ACL festival. normally there is no charge for parking.

You think you had it bad, I had $7 cash in my pocket and I thought for a second the guy was not going to let me park. I was going to be so FUBARed it was not even funny, if he would not have let me park. He was cool and let me park after I explained my situation.

Sorry for the small problem with the parking it was an unexpected fee that I am sure no one was really ready for.

:specnatz:

NitroGSXR
09-17-2007, 10:31 PM
My Fellow Rapid Texanators,

I just got an email from Bill at 3B. The short of it: they are very, very PLEASED with our relationship, and want to know if we are as "happy as they are"?

So. What say ye? :fans: :superman:

Let's keep it going!! This is friggin' awesome. (Can I say friggin' on a family board? :texflag: )
Rick
aka RickyB

hookinred -- in my reply to Bill, I dropped a tangential mention of Bud.
One more thing, since they're asking... maybe it's time to get a drink special started for Texan fans.

DiehardChris
09-18-2007, 12:28 AM
I had an amazing time. It was so great. They had all the glitches that I had a problem with fixed, and the staff was friendly and very attentive. So - to answer the question - a resounding thumbs up and yeah, I'm as happy with them as they were with us.

I was the one taking pictures - but there's a problem with the memory stick. I should have them ready to post before the end of the work week.

barrett
09-18-2007, 02:38 AM
I think it makes sense to go ahead and get the monitors all showing the Texans on the West and East wall. We're all facing one of two ways for the most part. They can stick an odd game on the sides maybe. Also, lets get the sound and captioning thing worked out ahead of time. Really though, I'm digging for suggestions. I had beer when I wanted it. I had my hangover concoction without asking, I had a room full of Texans to high five... I had a chair that I wasn't sitting in.... I'm good. I'll see ya'll on the 30th.

Frosty
09-18-2007, 07:56 AM
Finally! Got my login to work...

All I can say is WOW, 3base is great... Really enjoyed meeting all you guys (and gals)... Rickyb, Spec, KT, Nitro and the many folks I chatted with..what a hoot!!!

Not sure if I will make the Colts game, looking like weekend work for me.. BUT, things do change...

Frosty

ATRAIN
09-18-2007, 08:39 AM
My Fellow Rapid Texanators,

I just got an email from Bill at 3B. The short of it: they are very, very PLEASED with our relationship, and want to know if we are as "happy as they are"?

So. What say ye? :fans: :superman:

Let's keep it going!! This is friggin' awesome. (Can I say friggin' on a family board? :texflag: )
Rick
aka RickyB

hookinred -- in my reply to Bill, I dropped a tangential mention of Bud.

Is Bill the Manager? So can they reserve the back for us on a weekly basis?

FatTabbyMama
09-18-2007, 09:51 AM
I'm very pleased with Third Base. So long as the game is on, the sound works, and the beer is cold I think we're good! See y'all Sunday!

Specnatz
09-18-2007, 10:46 AM
Is Bill the Manager? So can they reserve the back for us on a weekly basis?

They said when it is early no prob, he said when it is a late game that there maybe some conflicts but he will do his best to accomodate us.

rickyb
09-18-2007, 11:46 AM
Personally, I loved Third Base. I thought the staff there was flatout OUTSTANDING. I did have a few glitches though but nothing that would make me want to leave Third Base. Service is key and they met our demands in a big way.

Here are my glitches... Me and my girlfriend had to pay for parking (we drove in separate cars. she came straight from Church and I came straight from home). Immediately after arriving, I turned in my 10 dollar parking voucher to our waitress. I still had Mary Jane's voucher in my pocket so when it was time to ask for the check, I had to stand my ground and state that I had already turned in MY voucher but not Mary's since she arrived late. The waitress (rightfully so) may have thought that I was trying to pull a fast one and said that I had never given her my voucher which I did. After insisting that I did, she said no problem and took care of it. No big deal BUTTTTT this is where I have a problem with Third Base....

When I go to bars, I like to open up a tab and just run it with my Visa card but because I had to pay for parking with cash... My total check after 20 dollars was deducted from it was.... eighty cents. Yeah, eighty cents. I had like two dollars cash in my pocket and I certainly was not going to give our waitress a $1.20 tip! I guess I'm just trying to say that I hated having to sign a CC slip of eighty cents. Don't worry. I tipped her ten on the bill but stilllll. Can we just not have to pay for parking upfront? I understand they're trying to keep the riff raff out or whatever their reasons are. Both me and Mary's cars are plastered with Texans stickers. We both wear our Texan gear proudly. Shouldn't that be enough confirmation for the parking garage attendant to ensure that we ARE going to Third Base? I know I'm just nitpicking a little but I don't like to carry a whole lot of cash on me. Sometimes my bill is just 20 bucks but there will be days that it's gonna be a cool hundred when I get some alcohol in me. I had my boy with me so I did not drink. He will not be coming next week so my check is definitely going to be bigger.

OH YEAH. Third Base rocks. I'm real glad they were happy with us. Maybe they could try and rearrange the tables a little better? Take the large round table out? The guy who was sitting behind me got abused severely by me and Ensign_lee unintentionally. I felt bad for him. It was just cramped and a waste of space. Have them to take the round tables out and put in the square ones.

My complaints aside, I was real happy with them. Very. Proud. To. Call. THIRD BASE. The. Texans. Official. Viewing. Location.

This weekend was an exception for parking due to ACL Fest. 3B implented this parking fee for this weekend only, to encourage ACL-goers to park elsewhere and thereby keeping the spaces available for 3B Patrons.

Parking is free. Be so assured. :)

rickyb
09-18-2007, 11:54 AM
Primary PoC
Bill is the Audio/Visual Manager and is my primary point of contact at Third Base. Bill is empowered to make any decision he feels necessary to make sure patrons, Texans fans or otherwise, have a fantastic experience. He's done great, and is proactive about soliciting feedback from us.

Parking
Will be free. ACL Weekend was an exception.

Back Room
As Spec says, Bill confirms the back room is for Texans fans for all 12 noon games. I have the open action to work with Bill on finding a solution for 3pm games.

TV Placement
Great idea on choosing East/West walls for Texans games, and choose the side screens for alternative games. I will mention it to Bill.

Beer Special
Nothing yet committed. I made a proposal yesterday, and am awaiting feedback.

Surprises
I don't want to misset anyone's expectations, but I did throw a couple of ideas toward Bill for his consideration. If he approves, then I think our experience will be enhanced further.

Looking out for us all! Geaux Texans.

Rickyb

hookinreds
09-18-2007, 04:02 PM
Wonder if they have any thoughts about shading some of the windows. It would help the big screen for sure and be a little easier on the eyes. Just my .02

NitroGSXR
09-18-2007, 06:51 PM
Wonder if they have any thoughts about shading some of the windows. It would help the big screen for sure and be a little easier on the eyes. Just my .02
Seconded!

rickyb
09-18-2007, 07:02 PM
Seconded!

I will inquire. They are definitely reading this bd. :texflag:

FatTabbyMama
09-19-2007, 12:16 AM
When the mood strikes, I post on a sports blog created by some friends/fellow bloggers. Well the mood struck... http://www.upforanything.net/sports/archives/002194.html.
Occasionally Deadspin will link to us, maybe they'll like this one too and we can get the word out more.

BigWig
09-19-2007, 07:36 AM
When the mood strikes, I post on a sports blog created by some friends/fellow bloggers. Well the mood struck... http://www.upforanything.net/sports/archives/002194.html.
Occasionally Deadspin will link to us, maybe they'll like this one too and we can get the word out more.

Thanks, cool!