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valleytexfan
12-13-2007, 12:36 AM
Our only night game of the year--please Texans, open the roof! If it starts to sprinkle, close the roof. A night game needs open air. PLEASE :user: :texflag:

DiehardChris
12-13-2007, 12:42 AM
They all need to be open air.

valleytexfan
12-13-2007, 12:43 AM
here, here Chris. What does the Houston forecast look like?

Sorry mods, I know this is in the wrong area. Please move and/or merge with any other thread. My mistake.

bah007
12-13-2007, 12:55 AM
here, here Chris. What does the Houston forecast look like?
Sorry mods, I know this is in the wrong area. Please move and/or merge with any other thread. My mistake.

54 Degrees & Cloudy at gametime.

http://www.accuweather.com/forecast-hourly.asp?partner=accuweather&zipcode=77001&metric=0&hbhday=2&hbhhour=14

Marcus
12-13-2007, 02:36 AM
It's called the 50/80 rule.

The roof is to be open if the temp is between 50 and 80 degrees . . . and . . . if there's no chance of rain in the forecast.

Hey . . all you candyasses got nobody to blame but yourselves for all that crying about them leaving the roof open when it was hot.

The 'below 50 limit' is the one that has me has me laughing. We should all move to Green Bay. I don't think they have a 'below 50 limit' up there.

Malloy
12-13-2007, 04:21 AM
The roof makes sense for concerts and stuff, but for pro sports? come on... Houstonians can be so whiny sometimes :)

GlassHalfFull
12-13-2007, 07:23 AM
This is what it says on the Texans website:

The preliminary roof report is open for Thursday night's Battle Red Day game against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium. The high temperature is predicted to be 62 degrees with a 40 percent chance of precipitation. Check back Thursday afternoon for the official roof report.Link (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=4027)

ATX
12-13-2007, 07:48 AM
Looks like the rain % drops to 20% by tonight.

nunusguy
12-13-2007, 07:49 AM
As a native midwesterner, I can understand those wanting the roof open
and the game being played in the elements. I to miss that when I go to Reliant Stadium. But this is Houston, TX and unexpected downpoors do
happen. Therfor, I doubt that the roof is open if there is any chance of rain,
no matter the temp. If the roof was open, its national TV, and a gulley-washer occured the Texans organization would never hear the end of it.

Texans_Chick
12-13-2007, 08:07 AM
It's called the 50/80 rule.

The roof is to be open if the temp is between 50 and 80 degrees . . . and . . . if there's no chance of rain in the forecast.

Hey . . all you candyasses got nobody to blame but yourselves for all that crying about them leaving the roof open when it was hot.

The 'below 50 limit' is the one that has me has me laughing. We should all move to Green Bay. I don't think they have a 'below 50 limit' up there.

The "no chance of rain thing" is not accurate. The big concern that they have is storms that have high winds. High wind gusts can mess up the roof when it is open.

Also, they are not supposed to close the roof once it is open. The NFL doesn't want gamesmanship with the roof.

ATX
12-13-2007, 08:11 AM
The "no chance of rain thing" is not accurate. The big concern that they have is storms that have high winds. High wind gusts can mess up the roof when it is open.

Also, they are not supposed to close the roof once it is open. The NFL doesn't want gamesmanship with the roof.

I thought they could close it if some unexpected rain or snow started to fall, but once it is closed it had to stay closed.

Buffi2
12-13-2007, 08:16 AM
I thought they could close it if some unexpected rain or snow started to fall, but once it is closed it had to stay closed.

NFL rules don't allow roof closing or opening once a game starts. For reasons known only to the NFL folks, they say that you could affect the game's outcome
by the roof being open/closed and then reversed. I do believe you can ask for permission ahead of time to change the roof status mid game - but I'm not sure about that one. I also know that August and Sept games in Houston don't warrant an outdoor experience. But tonight - let the roof be open.

ATX
12-13-2007, 08:21 AM
NFL rules don't allow roof closing or opening once a game starts. For reasons known only to the NFL folks, they say that you could affect the game's outcome
by the roof being open/closed and then reversed. I do believe you can ask for permission ahead of time to change the roof status mid game - but I'm not sure about that one. I also know that August and Sept games in Houston don't warrant an outdoor experience. But tonight - let the roof be open.

I understand where they are coming from......like opening up the roof at the end of the game while the opposing team is driving down the field for a field goal or something, but seems stupid to me not to be able to close it during halftime if unexpected weather comes along. I really do hope it's open tonight, it's perfect football weather.

HoustonFrog
12-13-2007, 08:22 AM
I may be wrong but I think the idiotic rule state the roof is closed below 50 and above 80 and if it is raining...or something like that. Overall, what a waste. Football was made to be played outdoors and the roof is always closed. At least they stopped making their own fog with the fireworks.

HOU-TEX
12-13-2007, 09:12 AM
IMO, it'd be smart for them to close it. Even if it was only 65 degrees there will be alot of people wearing jackets. The odds are all the jackets would not be Battle Red.

So, in order to have a true Battle Red game, close the roof and leave the jackets in the car.

:fans:

eriadoc
12-13-2007, 09:17 AM
It's called the 50/80 rule.

The roof is to be open if the temp is between 50 and 80 degrees . . . and . . . if there's no chance of rain in the forecast.

Hey . . all you candyasses got nobody to blame but yourselves for all that crying about them leaving the roof open when it was hot.

The 'below 50 limit' is the one that has me has me laughing. We should all move to Green Bay. I don't think they have a 'below 50 limit' up there.

The people that complained about it being hot said nothing about the "50" part of that rule. The "80" part of the rule is reasonable and necessary. The other is not.

IMO, it'd be smart for them to close it. Even if it was only 65 degrees there will be alot of people wearing jackets. The odds are all the jackets would not be Battle Red.

So, in order to have a true Battle Red game, close the roof and leave the jackets in the car.

:fans:

That is why I wear thermals, then a turtleneck, sometimes a hoodie, and then the jersey on the outside. Have to represent!

BTW, the gameday e-mail says roof will be open, subject to change, of course.

gwallaia
12-13-2007, 09:21 AM
IMO, it'd be smart for them to close it. Even if it was only 65 degrees there will be alot of people wearing jackets. The odds are all the jackets would not be Battle Red.

So, in order to have a true Battle Red game, close the roof and leave the jackets in the car.

:fans:

You could always go to the Go Texans store at Reliant and purchase a reasonably priced battle red jacket to wear. :tomato:

HOU-TEX
12-13-2007, 09:21 AM
The people that complained about it being hot said nothing about the "50" part of that rule. The "80" part of the rule is reasonable and necessary. The other is not.



That is why I wear thermals, then a turtleneck, sometimes a hoodie, and then the jersey on the outside. Have to represent!

BTW, the gameday e-mail says roof will be open, subject to change, of course.

That's the way to do it, but do you think the rest of the fans will? I say keep it closed and not ruin the outcome of Battle Red day.:texflag:

I've seen people wearing jackets at 70 degrees in Texas, so I know it'll happen.

ATX
12-13-2007, 09:25 AM
They'll be giving away free shirts at the game, throw one of those over your jacket.

Historyhorn
12-13-2007, 10:16 AM
As a survivor (sunny side) of the infamous Pittsburgh broiler game, I'm all in favor of the roof policy on the 80 degree side of things. As for the 50 degree side....keep the darn thing open. Unless you're talking about sub zero temps, there's no real danger to folks.

The heat for a Sept. home opener is another story however.

Go Texans

Hardcore Texan
12-13-2007, 10:17 AM
Early in the season the roof needs to be closed, that A/C is some mega relief after tailgating in the heat all morning. Now this time a year I am fine with it being open and really wouldn't mind how cold it got.


:texflag:

TEXANS84
12-13-2007, 10:28 AM
If the weather holds like it's doing right now, I dont see how they couldn't keep the roof open.

Yankee_In_TX
12-13-2007, 10:31 AM
As a survivor (sunny side) of the infamous Pittsburgh broiler game, I'm all in favor of the roof policy on the 80 degree side of things. As for the 50 degree side....keep the darn thing open. Unless you're talking about sub zero temps, there's no real danger to folks.

The heat for a Sept. home opener is another story however.

Go Texans

Ditto all around. Pitt was a mess, but a FORECAST or 50-80 is a little broad.

eriadoc
12-13-2007, 10:32 AM
You can add layers for cold. There's only so much clothing you can remove before your fellow fans start complaining ;)

ATX
12-13-2007, 10:32 AM
As a survivor (sunny side) of the infamous Pittsburgh broiler game, I'm all in favor of the roof policy on the 80 degree side of things. As for the 50 degree side....keep the darn thing open. Unless you're talking about sub zero temps, there's no real danger to folks.

The heat for a Sept. home opener is another story however.

Go Texans

Agreed, I was at the Pittsburgh game.....on the sunny side, but under the bleacher part. It was really hot where we were and couldn't imagine being directly in the sun that day.

False Start
12-13-2007, 10:35 AM
I hope it is open . I still cant believe that it was closed for the Bucs game .

Errant Hothy
12-13-2007, 10:38 AM
Is it sad that the local baseball team has a better roof policy then the local football team?

cuppacoffee
12-13-2007, 10:47 AM
You can add layers for cold. There's only so much clothing you can remove before your fellow fans start complaining ;)

There are some exceptions. :D


:coffee:

Historyhorn
12-13-2007, 10:56 AM
If it were the Texans Cheerleaders removing articles of apparel I probably wouldn't object to terribly much (unless my wife were present).

Go Texans

Speedy
12-13-2007, 11:04 AM
NFL rules don't allow roof closing or opening once a game starts. For reasons known only to the NFL folks, they say that you could affect the game's outcome
by the roof being open/closed and then reversed. I do believe you can ask for permission ahead of time to change the roof status mid game - but I'm not sure about that one. I also know that August and Sept games in Houston don't warrant an outdoor experience. But tonight - let the roof be open.


Unless of course somebody were to knock out the power, say with a balloon or something.:shades:

Texan_Bill
12-13-2007, 11:13 AM
As a survivor (sunny side) of the infamous Pittsburgh broiler game,
Go Texans


I am just now starting to grow new skin on the back of my legs... :gun:

TEXANS84
12-13-2007, 12:40 PM
Reports on the website say "roof will be open"!!!!!!!!!

Malloy
12-13-2007, 12:44 PM
As for the 50 degree side....keep the darn thing open. Unless you're talking about sub zero temps, there's no real danger to folks.

This I've always wondered. Howcome you people use the Fahrenheit scale but still refer to freezing as 'sub-zero'? Closet Celcius fans? :)

Hardcore Texan
12-13-2007, 12:45 PM
It will look prety damn cool at night and hopefully with some Battle Red fireworks!!

The Pencil Neck
12-13-2007, 02:29 PM
This I've always wondered. Howcome you people use the Fahrenheit scale but still refer to freezing as 'sub-zero'? Closet Celcius fans? :)

Usually we say "below freezing". When we say "sub-zero", we mean below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

If someone says "sub-zero" to mean "below freezing", then they made a mistake.

Andrew6
12-13-2007, 02:32 PM
I was down town about an hour or so ago and the roof was CLOSED. . . when do they Open it?

Double Barrel
12-13-2007, 02:35 PM
It's called the 50/80 rule.

The roof is to be open if the temp is between 50 and 80 degrees . . . and . . . if there's no chance of rain in the forecast.

Hey . . all you candyasses got nobody to blame but yourselves for all that crying about them leaving the roof open when it was hot.

The 'below 50 limit' is the one that has me has me laughing. We should all move to Green Bay. I don't think they have a 'below 50 limit' up there.

Now now, we must understand the sensitivity the organization has towards it's customers. A marketing company with a football division will always consider the comfort level of it's patrons. ;)

austintexanite
12-13-2007, 03:26 PM
Can't wait for the game to start, going to be a good one.

gwallaia
12-13-2007, 03:37 PM
Reports on the website say "roof will be open"!!!!!!!!!

The Texans also announced a special on all Texan sweatshirts and jackets at the Go Texan store, 25% increase on selected merchandise.

Nawzer
12-13-2007, 03:44 PM
The roof should be open for tonight's game if the weather stays the same. If it rains then they can go ahead and close it but there's no reason to close the roof for tonight's game.

HoustonFrog
12-13-2007, 03:45 PM
I'm all for roofs being open because football is meant to be played in the elements but aren't we now giving a slight advantage to a cold weather opponent?:snobord: