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Seņor Stan
08-28-2008, 12:45 AM
Awesome...

www.texanstalk.com

YellerLotYeller
08-28-2008, 12:53 AM
Awesome is an understatement........but I do like it better when we fly under the radar.

WesmanTexanfan
08-28-2008, 12:55 AM
Thats awesome!!!!!

Ima have to buy it now.

on the "why black fans dont play fantasy": thats changeing as we speak, im not playing yet and ive already helped 3 of my black friends in their drafts, im intrested to see what that article is about....

Vinny
08-28-2008, 12:56 AM
http://admin.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/mario_feature.pdf

WesmanTexanfan
08-28-2008, 12:57 AM
http://admin.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/mario_feature.pdf

hahah, word, nice...

valleytexfan
08-28-2008, 01:50 AM
http://admin.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/mario_feature.pdf

That. Just. Happened. Awesome, Vinny! Props, bro.

Interesting, ESPN the tv network doesn't care about the Texans it seems, but Mario is on his second ESPNM cover...thanks for nothin' SI. :texflag:

moonmoon
08-28-2008, 04:17 AM
Awesome !! Keep up the awesomeness!

Malloy
08-28-2008, 05:10 AM
They are creating the buzz, raising the expectations, and in effect setting him up for a dissapointing 08-season :I

Sideline
08-28-2008, 06:22 AM
Fantastic, I love that photo, and thanks Vinnie for that post, Its great to be able to see the whole article.

Tedc
08-28-2008, 06:59 AM
http://admin.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/mario_feature.pdf

OK, don't throw me under he bus about this but is that Kasey Studdard in picture number 7?

It seems every time we see him, he is surrounded by topless men like those pics that came out a few months ago at his ex college QB's coming out party.

alphajoker
08-28-2008, 07:44 AM
Me likey this much!!! :thisbig:

Cjeremy635
08-28-2008, 09:17 AM
Thanks for the article Vinny. It was a good read and I can't help but root for the guy. Rep your way man....:shades:

gtexan02
08-28-2008, 09:20 AM
Where are the ESPin haters now?
Love is earned, and we are earning it

Seņor Stan
08-28-2008, 09:20 AM
As awesome as the cover is, I can't help but have visions of Hunter Pence crashing through his sliding glass door.

Polo
08-28-2008, 09:49 AM
It was a good read and I can't help but root for the guy.

I didn't realize that Mario and Amobi lead all DT/DE combos in sacks...

HOU-TEX
08-28-2008, 09:56 AM
http://admin.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/mario_feature.pdf

That's a nice article.

I like the little ***** slap to the Chron

A cross between Axl Rose and Popeye = Gibbs......Classic! :goodpost:

Texan_Bill
08-28-2008, 10:00 AM
Where are the ESPin haters now?
Love is earned, and we are earning it

One article, and a good one at that, ain't gonna change my overall opinion of BSPN. My opinion of BSPN isn't solely based on their coverage of the Texans either...

Hook'er
08-28-2008, 10:07 AM
I'm going to have to go get a couple copies! I have the ESPN mag with him on the cover after he was drafted................Mario & the cheerleaders.

Brando
08-28-2008, 10:12 AM
Where are the ESPin haters now?
Love is earned, and we are earning it

I'm here.:) I'm impressed, good read and maybe Richard Justice can read it to get an understanding of how to write an article.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/Amberlybutterfly/Texans%20Signatures%20and%20pics/gibbs.jpg

DiehardChris
08-28-2008, 10:13 AM
I'll ask here as I did at the other board - does anyone know for sure if this is a national cover, or a regional cover like every other pro football preview cover is?

nunusguy
08-28-2008, 10:14 AM
I rarely buy magazines (who needs them with the internet), but I'm thinking I want a hard-copy of this one. I dunno, but think they said its on the newstands on the 29th (tomorrow) ?

False Start
08-28-2008, 10:51 AM
I won a subscription to ESPNM,(woo hoo) this will be one that I'll actually keep and not use for puppy training.

Mr teX
08-28-2008, 11:37 AM
that's bad ass, one that i'll definitly keep.. but my favorite ESPN the magazine cover is the one of micheal phelps just before the olympics & it reads "aquaman returns". They really pulled off the superhero aura look they were going for, & it's especially cooler in light of what he ended up doing.

http://pictopia.com/perl/gal?process=gallery&gallery_id=52424&provider_id=714&ptp_photo_id=5406006

Errant Hothy
08-28-2008, 11:50 AM
http://admin.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/mario_feature.pdf

Thank you good sir.

OzzO
08-28-2008, 01:37 PM
Thanks Senor Stan for the heads up and Vinny for the link.

By the way, need to revise some of ESPiN's article.
Not many folks, <especially ESPN> including <quite a few>Texans fans, would have guessed a year ago that Williams would turn out to be the team’s biggest It factor. When the Texans passed over Heisman winner Reggie Bush and Houston native Vince Young in the draft, a host of experts <not on LA's or NY jock, so we're out> panned the move, while the Houston Chronicle <who probably AP'd from our telecast because they don't have local in depth reporting... but we won't admit ESPN made a mistake>said it “smacks of stupidity.” ....

imatexan
08-28-2008, 02:17 PM
I'll ask here as I did at the other board - does anyone know for sure if this is a national cover, or a regional cover like every other pro football preview cover is?


This is a national cover! I wasnt expecting this at all but its AWSOME! Great picture and to hod the cover on ESPN for the season preview is sweeeeeeet!:texflag::texflag::texflag:

Porky
08-28-2008, 02:45 PM
It's that damn east coast bias again. The entire media hates us and will never give us any credit...



What was that? Mario? cover? Texans? Playoffs? :tiptoe:

euro-Texan
08-28-2008, 02:46 PM
Outstanding!

nunusguy
08-30-2008, 11:23 AM
Anybody seen one of these on a newsstand ?
I looked in HEB & Kroger stores today and found none ? Could be the local
market is just sold out (with Mario gracing the cover).

Hook'er
08-31-2008, 03:51 AM
Anybody seen one of these on a newsstand ?
I looked in HEB & Kroger stores today and found none ? Could be the local
market is just sold out (with Mario gracing the cover).

I got me 2 copies yesterday, but had to go to 4 different places to find a copy. At least up here in the Austin area.

Hookem Horns
09-01-2008, 11:48 AM
I just posted a video clip of Mario's photo shoot on the home page. www.texanstalk.com

Texans_Chick
09-02-2008, 04:49 PM
Apologies if this is already posted, but here's an article from Aaron Schatz from Football Outsiders (really enjoy their work)...

The Math Says the Texans Are Going to the Playoffs.... Link (http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3556452)