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Tailgate
10-08-2008, 10:39 AM
The stages pf Grief Kubler-Ross identified are:

- Denial (this isn't happening to me!)
- Anger (why is this happening to me?)
- Bargaining (I promise I'll be a better person if...)
- Depression (I don't care anymore)
- Acceptance (I'm ready for whatever comes)


So here I am on Wed... and I am actually starting to get excited for this coming Sundays game against Miami. Am I just in denial here? I am looking at everything that has happened in the past and I keep coming to the conclusion that this team has more talent than it ever has had, is the second youngest team in the league, has played the toughest schedule of anyone thus far, has played 2 good teams to the point of winning recently, and we still have 7 home games left and an easier schedule ahead of us.

So which is it?? Denial for not accepting the reality of our 0-4 team and the meltdown of last week? Or acceptance of what has happened and ready for the tide to turn in our favor finally? And is it possible to experience multiple stages at once? Like when I realize every once in a while we Houston fans have the great Buffalo choke and now this game in our back pockets to keep forever. I do ask why? What did we do to deserve this?

For my own sanity, I am going with Acceptance (meaning I am selling myself on a better future) There is just no way this young team with so many bright spots for the future doesnt continue to get better and eventually make us forget all of our sorrows. We are no Detroit. Right? .... RIGHT!?!?!?

GlassHalfFull
10-08-2008, 10:48 AM
Really, I have been bouncing around between denial and acceptance. I still am having dreams that the last 4 minutes were just a dream. I have decided that somehow, someway the football Gods are going to make up for all we have endured so far this season.

Texans_Chick
10-08-2008, 10:49 AM
What no Alcoholism category?

You know, drinking until you can't remember any of it?

Khari
10-08-2008, 10:51 AM
Depression

eriadoc
10-08-2008, 10:51 AM
The stages pf Grief Kubler-Ross identified are:

- Denial (this isn't happening to me!)
- Anger (why is this happening to me?)
- Bargaining (I promise I'll be a better person if...)
- Depression (I don't care anymore)
- Acceptance (I'm ready for whatever comes)



Where does "sold remainder of season tickets and PSL" fall?

jaayteetx
10-08-2008, 10:53 AM
Well I was never really in denial, I pretty much went straight to anger.

Double Barrel
10-08-2008, 10:54 AM
I'm at the laughing in the face of tragedy stage, so it must be acceptance.

Tailgate
10-08-2008, 11:02 AM
What no Alcoholism category?

You know, drinking until you can't remember any of it?

I think binge drinking is a consolidation of all 5 stages in one setting. And they seem to come out erratically, sometimes simultaneously and in no particular order at all.

Htownsportsfan
10-08-2008, 11:04 AM
Got to acceptance much quicker thatnks to my son!

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums//showthread.php?t=54293

WesmanTexanfan
10-08-2008, 11:06 AM
Ive accepted it, i mean besides last year I dont recall ever being in a much more of a posotive position. we are 0-4, and there is nothing i can do about it. Im not depressed because our team sucks, im dissapointed that they have been underachieving.

Right now my bright light is our upcoming schedule, slayton, and D Rob returning in a couple of weeks...

MojoMan
10-08-2008, 11:09 AM
I have been cackling hysterically and uncontrollably, while drooling on myself. Which stage is that?

Overalls
10-08-2008, 11:13 AM
I went through all five stages pretty quickly on Sunday. So I guess I have accepted the fact that I am now like Cub fan. I will support the team forever and no other team will have my allegiance. I am a Texan fan, no matter how many years it takes for us to quit being a laughing stock.

mike moffat
10-08-2008, 11:18 AM
I went through all five stages pretty quickly on Sunday. So I guess I have accepted the fact that I am now like Cub fan. I will support the team forever and no other team will have my allegiance. I am a Texan fan, no matter how many years it takes for us to quit being a laughing stock.


I'm with you Overalls. But, I'm starting to second guess my decision to have Dirctv and the NFL ticket installed 2 weeks ago? Maybe I'm the jinx? I think that I will go and lie down for a while.

Trail.Blazr
10-08-2008, 11:54 AM
Acceptace.

Aside from a stretch of years when MJ retired and turned the NBA upside down, I'm pretty resigned to the fact that by being a Houston Based sports fan, Futility is a birth right.

Only through years of suffering have I been able to realize my ability to find solice in the acceptance of obscurity. :gun:

eriadoc
10-08-2008, 11:56 AM
Acceptace.

Aside from a stretch of years when MJ retired and turned the NBA upside down, I'm pretty resigned to the fact that by being a Houston Based sports fan, Futility is a birth right.

Only through years of suffering have I been able to realize my ability to find solice in the acceptance of obscurity. :gun:

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Brandon420tx
10-08-2008, 12:41 PM
I'm at the laughing in the face of tragedy stage, so it must be acceptance.

and for those looking hopeful for the Dolphins game. Ronnie Brown is going to steam roll us. (and throw 2 TDs)

Andrew6
10-08-2008, 12:47 PM
When I first read this thread I thought it said "What SAGE of grief are you in?"

nunusguy
10-08-2008, 12:57 PM
I'm beyond it, everythings OK now that I've accepted the fact that it's atleast one more year now before we are finally playing for something in the month of December.

Thorn
10-08-2008, 12:59 PM
I'm not in a stage of grief. I'll be sitting in front of my TV this Sunday as if the last four didn't even occur and cheering the Texans on.

Afterwards my reaction will be heavily influenced by the score. Again. By about next Wednesday I'll be right back to where I am at today. Again.

I'm a glutton for punishment I guess.

powerfuldragon
10-08-2008, 01:11 PM
i transcended grief when i was exposed to the teachings of siddhartha gautama.

HJam72
10-08-2008, 01:41 PM
The stages pf Grief Kubler-Ross identified are:

- Denial (this isn't happening to me!)
- Anger (why is this happening to me?)
- Bargaining (I promise I'll be a better person if...)
- Depression (I don't care anymore)
- Acceptance (I'm ready for whatever comes)


I'm ready for whatever comes, because I really don't care anymore and I'll be a better person, regardless. Besides, it never really happened. :mcnugget: Did it!!!!! :foottap:

spurstexanstros
10-08-2008, 02:14 PM
We lost ? really?

I turned off TV was it before or after I drank some Koolaid that TexansSaint made me and I dont remeber much after that......I dont care what happened I dont want to know about it.

I may have buried it with my other tragic memory of my brother running over my teddy bear when I was three. who knows where that memory could be?

Yeah so are yall fired up to play the Colts?

SheTexan
10-08-2008, 02:21 PM
I'm in a stage of FEAR!!!!!!!!!! The friggin meatballs are 5-0 and the girls from the north are 4-1!! My worst football nightmare has been having to see those two play each other in the SB!! I get SEVERE palpatations just thinking about it!!:woot2 Our TEXANS are what they are, pure and simple. I guess ya call that acceptance. I can either jump off the wagon or hang in there with um. I choose to hang in there and ride that wagon until I fall off from old age. I will never jump off.

I played the female role real well today. I went TEXAN gear shopping! Found some magnets for 2 bucks at WalMart, a really cute jacket for my granddaughter, a couple new tee's, some pencils to give out at work (gotta keep up the humor) a trailer hitch for which I have absolutely NO use for, one of those dye cut window shield things, and a badge holder for my badge at work. What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment at work!:scarygirl:

I might have to go into therapy though if the above mentioned teams meet each other in Feb. Might be the time to book a cruise!!

Malloy
10-08-2008, 03:01 PM
I'm between denial and apathy. On the way to drunk :)

ObsiWan
10-08-2008, 03:25 PM
Where does "sold remainder of season tickets and PSL" fall?

Classic anger-based reaction

ObsiWan
10-08-2008, 03:28 PM
I'm not in a stage of grief. I'll be sitting in front of my TV this Sunday as if the last four didn't even occur and cheering the Texans on.



sounds like denial to me
:D

gwallaia
10-08-2008, 03:28 PM
I'm still in the "Angry at Sage The Stupid" frame of mind.
What a ****ing ***** that loser is.

Thorn
10-08-2008, 03:46 PM
sounds like denial to me
:D


I totally deny that I am in denial. :bag:

Double Barrel
10-08-2008, 03:50 PM
I'm in a stage of FEAR!!!!!!!!!! The friggin meatballs are 5-0 and the girls from the north are 4-1!! [SIZE=2]My worst football nightmare has been having to see those two play each other in the SB!! I get SEVERE palpatations just thinking about it!!:woot2

I've already told my buds that I will boycott the SB if this happens.

Jungle Bob said "you aren't coming to my annual Super Bowl bash?!"

And I replied "you're going to have a party for those two teams?!!"

(he won't now after I called him out about it :D)

Not only will I boycott that game, I will instruct DirectTV to come get the dish off my roof. No way can I watch any NFLN if that game were to occur. All they would talk about is the two teams that I can't stand!

Texans_Chick
10-08-2008, 04:09 PM
I'm in a stage of FEAR!!!!!!!!!! The friggin meatballs are 5-0 and the girls from the north are 4-1!! My worst football nightmare has been having to see those two play each other in the SB!! I get SEVERE palpatations just thinking about it!!:woot2 Our TEXANS are what they are, pure and simple. I guess ya call that acceptance. I can either jump off the wagon or hang in there with um. I choose to hang in there and ride that wagon until I fall off from old age. I will never jump off.

I played the female role real well today. I went TEXAN gear shopping! Found some magnets for 2 bucks at WalMart, a really cute jacket for my granddaughter, a couple new tee's, some pencils to give out at work (gotta keep up the humor) a trailer hitch for which I have absolutely NO use for, one of those dye cut window shield things, and a badge holder for my badge at work. What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment at work!:scarygirl:

I might have to go into therapy though if the above mentioned teams meet each other in Feb. Might be the time to book a cruise!!

You know, that prediction reminds me some of thinking that the way the 2005 season was shaping up that there was a very good chance that Vince Young could be going to the Titans, and all hades would break loose around here.

gwallaia
10-08-2008, 04:12 PM
I'm in a stage of FEAR!!!!!!!!!! The friggin meatballs are 5-0 and the girls from the north are 4-1!! [SIZE=2]My worst football nightmare has been having to see those two play each other in the SB!! I get SEVERE palpatations just thinking about it!!:woot2

I would become a Dallas Cowboys fan for one day.

ObsiWan
10-08-2008, 04:16 PM
I totally deny that I am in denial. :bag:

ummm...
:thinking:

okay...

I find it interesting that no one is in the Bargaining stage
...or at least no one has admitted to it.

Buffi2
10-08-2008, 04:33 PM
I played the female role real well today. I went TEXAN gear shopping! Found some magnets for 2 bucks at WalMart, a really cute jacket for my granddaughter, a couple new tee's, some pencils to give out at work (gotta keep up the humor) a trailer hitch for which I have absolutely NO use for, one of those dye cut window shield things, and a badge holder for my badge at work.


Ah, binge shopping, a great form of therapy!:cool: I decorated a golf cart with the stuff I bought after the Jags game. That helped.

I went to acceptance Sunday and fell right into anger Monday. I'm better now and should be ready for the Dolphin game by tomorrow.

ObsiWan
10-08-2008, 04:57 PM
I take it back

Showtime100
10-08-2008, 06:10 PM
I'm in a depression/disgusted stage with some anger mixed in there somewhere. Acceptance may never get there.

It's there a movie scene somewhere, I think it involves Steve Martin. He's looking at a house that he might buy, like a farmhouse or something. You hear an airplane in the distance and getting closer. The characters look up at the little single-engine plane as it gets alarmingly close and then watch it plow into the house. The first thing out of Martin's mouth is, "I'll take it!"

His reasoning being this house just had it's catastrophe and the odds are it'll never have another one, just can't be, right? Well, I feel like Steve Martin in that movie and another plane just rammed into the new home I just bought thinking it could never happen again, not this house of all houses.

I never truly came to terms with Buffalo and I believe this will fall into that category.

brakos82
10-08-2008, 06:22 PM
- Denial (this isn't happening to me!) When the clock made it to 0:00.
- Anger (why is this happening to me?) About 6:00 that evening.
- Bargaining (I promise I'll be a better person if...) 11:00 that night.
- Depression (I don't care anymore) Pretty much all of Monday.
- Acceptance (I'm ready for whatever comes) Sometime Tuesday - but I don't think I got much bargaining time... so I might have to trek back later.

eriadoc
10-08-2008, 07:45 PM
Classic anger-based reaction

I deny that. If you're willing to pay my way, I'll happily go attend the rest of the losses. That's such a depressing thought, though. But I guess I'm OK with that.

That about cover them all? :D

Nawzer
10-08-2008, 08:06 PM
I feel apathy. That's probably the worst feeling.

LoneStarState
10-08-2008, 08:10 PM
I feel apathy. That's probably the worst feeling.

Yeah... I feel apathy, too... mixed with a little anger.

nflnutswife
10-08-2008, 08:13 PM
No Grief, disappointment yes, but we have a back up QB to compete with!
Go Sage!:texflag:

Hagar
10-09-2008, 09:24 AM
Acceptance: As the sign says "Drink up y'all, its the Texans" and I'll root just as hard for the Texans next week as I did this week!
:fans:

El Tejano
10-09-2008, 09:36 AM
Anger and Depression. I gave up bargaining against Jville.

ensign_lee
10-09-2008, 03:42 PM
Went to acceptance about Wednesday.

Funny - on Monday, got into an argument with some co-workers, where I adamantly said that I would prefer than the DOW drop to 0 rather than suffer the loss that we did on Sunday. Now look at the market. :doh:

swtbound07
10-09-2008, 04:07 PM
very much in depression. I've made a pact not to watch any more of the games this year sober. It takes narcotics to tolerate the pain. I think if you call a doctor and tell him your a texans fan, you can get a complimentary sunday script for vicodin.