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Texans_Chick
02-03-2009, 04:27 PM
ESPN blog is doing a piece called "Who Should Be on Texans Mount Rushmore (http://myespn.go.com/blogs/afcsouth/0-7-504/Who-should-be-on-the-Texans--Mount-Rushmore-.html)."

He wants Texans fans to give him input.

With just seven seasons of history, this is a young team and finding four to serve as permanent representatives may be difficult. We'll project if we must, choosing a face or two based as much on expectations as performance to date.

Everyone is eligible -- players, coaches, executives, broadcasters, mascots, ticket-takers and popular beer vendors at the home stadium. Who are the four best faces to permanently represent the Texans?

Chime in here or with a note to the mailbag with your thoughts.

I'm not sure if I will look to sort through your feedback and come to a conclusion at the end of this week or if I will wait until after the ESPN.com cut down on Feb. 15 when reader votes will select the five most impressive/significant states.

Meanwhile, if you've got any good, mountainous real estate (or a place where we can drop a giant boulder) near Reliant Stadium where we can get this thing sculpted, keep us in mind.

I think this is a hard call.

Andre Johnson goes on the list.
I think Bob McNair has to because without him there is no team.

After that, you can make an argument for a lot of players.

TexanSam
02-03-2009, 04:31 PM
Andre Johnson for obvious reasons. I would have to put Mario Williams there along with DeMeco Ryans. Not sure about the 4th. I'd lean towards Chester Pitts or Kris Brown.

Texan_Bill
02-03-2009, 04:33 PM
McNair, Andre, DeMeco, Mario (or Kris Brown/ Pitts if you want to include an original like TexanSam).

Goldensilence
02-03-2009, 04:35 PM
AJ
Demeco
Mario
Rotate the cheerleaders somehow.

disaacks3
02-03-2009, 04:35 PM
Intriguing Idea, to say the least.

My picks?

Bob McNair - As you said, there isn't any team without him.

Andre Johnson - Heart & soul of the Offense who has the whole league watching HIM now.

Chester Pitts - EVERY Game, it's as simple as that.

Mario Williams - Not as knee-jerk as it seems. Should have been a two-time Pro Bowler at this point and he hasn't reached his potential yet.

TexanSam
02-03-2009, 04:39 PM
I didn't know non-players could be included. If that's the case, then McNair probably deserves a spot.

whiskeyrbl
02-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Intriguing Idea, to say the least.

My picks?

Bob McNair - As you said, there isn't any team without him.

Andre Johnson - Heart & soul of the Offense who has the whole league watching HIM now.

Chester Pitts - EVERY Game, it's as simple as that.

Mario Williams - Not as knee-jerk as it seems. Should have been a two-time Pro Bowler at this point and he hasn't reached his potential yet.
I second these picks

dalemurphy
02-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Bob McNair- owner and founder
AJ- best player on the team and been there for most of the team's existence
Kubiak- coach who turned team into a perennial winner
Mario- obvious, the landmark decision at the turning point of the organization

barrett
02-03-2009, 04:49 PM
That's the only debate, Kubiak or Pitts?

Texan_Bill
02-03-2009, 04:51 PM
That's the only debate, Kubiak or Pitts?

Put that way, it's got to be Pitts. Here from game 1.

HOU-TEX
02-03-2009, 05:03 PM
Bob McNair- owner and founder
AJ- best player on the team and been there for most of the team's existence
Kubiak- coach who turned team into a perennial winner
Mario- obvious, the landmark decision at the turning point of the organization

You do realize we haven't had a winning season yet, correct?

dalemurphy
02-03-2009, 05:06 PM
You do realize we haven't had a winning season yet, correct?

and African Americans weren't riding in the front of the bus when Lincoln was shot either!

hadaad
02-03-2009, 05:09 PM
Rick Smith
Gary Kubiak
Andre Johnson
Mario Williams

barrett
02-03-2009, 05:14 PM
I'd like to go with Kubiak but as of today, even though I think it will happen that he turns this team into a winner, as of today, Pitts is more "historic" for the Texans. Put it this way, if the Texans don't get any better and Kubiak is gone 2 or 3 years from now and we never get a winning season or make the playoffs then his place in our history will be much smaller than we hope it will be. Chester Pitts on the other hand, win or loose, was here from day one and has played in every singe game since the inception of the Texans. That is historical already.

McNair, - without him we're not even having this discussion
Johnson, - the best player the Texans have ever had
Mario, - the draft pick that put us on the map
Pitts - history in the making in our short, short history

Showtime100
02-03-2009, 05:18 PM
AJ
Demeco
Mario
Rotate the cheerleaders somehow.

I'll go along with that. I'm a little seriousness I'd add Kris Brown, McNair, and Pitts. (crowded up there)

Showtime's honorary Rushmore? (players that can bring a smile to my face) Vonta Leach, Steve Slayton, Owen Daniels, Billy Miller.

Insideop
02-03-2009, 05:35 PM
and African Americans weren't riding in the front of the bus when Lincoln was shot either!

That's because there was no bus! :D

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

b0ng
02-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Jamie Sharper thinks you guys forget a lot :(

The Pencil Neck
02-03-2009, 05:42 PM
David Carr
Petey Faggins
Billy Miller
Charlie Casserly

:jk:

Nawzer
02-03-2009, 06:03 PM
David Carr
Petey Faggins
Billy Miller
Charlie Casserly

:jk:

Damn you stole my list. Here's my revised list:

David Carr
James Allen aka Merciless
Tony Bosselli
Jeff Posey

Showtime100
02-03-2009, 06:08 PM
Damn you stole my list. Here's my revised list:

David Carr
James Allen aka Merciless
Tony Bosselli
James Posey

Put them all on Mt. Redoubt and let the volcano blast them to high Heaven.

Texan_Bill
02-03-2009, 06:09 PM
No Rushmore would be complete without Matt Stevens... C'mon people!!

Dread-Head
02-03-2009, 06:10 PM
Mario Williams, Dunta Robinson, Kris Brown and the man himself Andre Johnson.

Who should be assigned to the crew that has to scrape pigeon crap off their faces? Petey Faggins.

TexanDave
02-03-2009, 06:18 PM
No mention of Philip Buchanon?

ChampionTexan
02-03-2009, 06:21 PM
http://jonesgsm.rice.edu/images/jonesgsm/news/bob_mcnair.jpg
McNair - for bringing back the NFL
http://pyleoflist.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/mario.jpg
Mario - for the Defense
http://www.unlockedsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/andrejohnson.jpg
Andre - for the Offense
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5Olg-qZmOFw/SG5PluI4g3I/AAAAAAAACt0/MND_i1fs2Uw/s320/Los%2Bangeles%2BSeal.png
City of L.A. - for sucking so badly, the NFL couldn't give them a team no matter how badly they wanted to!

Nawzer
02-03-2009, 06:22 PM
What would a Texans Mt.Rushmore be without Sage Rosenfels? I think he needs a mountain all by himself. I think the Rosencopter would be a good monument to him.

Joe Texan
02-03-2009, 06:26 PM
Mario is on top,
Andre is up there with him
Bob should be looking over the whloe feild and the Texans leading scorer Kris Brown should be there also

buddyboy
02-03-2009, 07:27 PM
David Carr should be up there to serve as a constant reminder

Second Honeymoon
02-03-2009, 07:33 PM
Bob McNair- owner and founder
AJ- best player on the team and been there for most of the team's existence
Kubiak- coach who turned team into a perennial winner
Mario- obvious, the landmark decision at the turning point of the organization

perennial winner? really? umm i must have missed something but kubiak has a losing record as our coach and has yet to have a winning season much less be a perennial winner.

sometimes i just have to wonder about the grasp of reality around here...

kiwitexansfan
02-03-2009, 07:35 PM
The team is too young for a 4 headed Rushmore, I'll go with McNair and AJ...

The carvers can start blasting Mario with a little more longevity.

dalemurphy
02-03-2009, 07:41 PM
perennial winner? really? umm i must have missed something but kubiak has a losing record as our coach and has yet to have a winning season much less be a perennial winner.

sometimes i just have to wonder about the grasp of reality around here...

sometimes I wonder about the comprehension and reading skills of people around here.

First of all, that issue was addressed in subsequent posts. Second, it's pretty clear that the post was a little forward-looking. Once again, leave it to you to sniff out any optimism and attempt to squash it. If you pay attention to the people you read and respond to, you would know that I have a grasp on our W/L record along with pretty much anything else you want to know about the team.

awtysst
02-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Mario, Demeco, Andre Johnson, and The Texans Fans.

The first three are obvious but it is the spirit and tenacity of the Die Hard Texans fans that make the team what it is.

awtysst
02-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Mario, Demeco, Andre Johnson, and The Die Hard Texans Fans.

The first three are obvious but it is the spirit and tenacity of the Die Hard Texans fans that make the team what it is. We the fans have stuck with the team through thick and thin. We desearve to be there just as much as any player. We will be there long after the team is no longer with the McNairs and the players have retired, or left.

hookinreds
02-03-2009, 11:01 PM
AJ
Demeco
Mario
Rotate the cheerleaders somehow.

Rotating cheerleaders...sign me up!

powerfuldragon
02-03-2009, 11:02 PM
Kubiak- coach who turned team into a perennial winner

unless you're a time traveller, you've no way of knowing that.

bckey
02-04-2009, 04:37 AM
Bob McNair
Andre Johnson
Mario Williams
Joe Texan

gtexan02
02-04-2009, 07:35 AM
AJ doing a leap into the stands. The fans and AJ have been the only constants over our brief run

Scooter
02-04-2009, 07:52 AM
:drunk:

HOU-TEX
02-04-2009, 08:42 AM
Mario is on top,
Andre is up there with him
Bob should be looking over the whloe feild and the Texans leading scorer Kris Brown should be there also

I can agree with JT's list. I've never been really high on kickers, but that son of a gun has probably pulled out more W's than anyone else, so far. Plus, he ain't skeered to attempt a slobber-knocker or two. Notice I said attempt. :winky:

Polo
02-04-2009, 08:52 AM
Andre Johnson
The fans
Kris Brown
The damn fans

Brandon420tx
02-04-2009, 09:03 AM
I think Toro should be up there somewhere

V Man
02-04-2009, 09:10 AM
Mine would only have 3 at the moment.

Bob McNair - He brought the Texans to us

Andre Johnson - Texans Greatest Player

and

Domanick Davis - The first player that the fans really fell in love with and rallied around (remember all of us voting for rookie of the week and year).

PS and if I had to have a fourth it would be Billy Miller strecthing out over the goal line.

El Tejano
02-04-2009, 09:14 AM
Bob Mcnair - COURAGE to get football back to Houston, and pick Mario Williams when the whole world wanted either RB or VY.

Chester Pitts - PRIDE. If there were anyone on the team that is proud to be a Texan it is this guy. Started every game since day one and only wants what's best for the team.

Mario Williams - INDEPENDENCE. Mario represents that the Texans are commited to doing what is best for the team regardless of what the outside world thinks. The fact that it was pretty much him against the world and he has come out on top says alot.

Andre Johnson - TRADITION AND STRENGTH. Andre is the traditional football player who brings a lunch pail mentality to the practice field and the game. He is the corner stone of what this team has tried to encompass over the past 7 years, the player that asks what is he not doing first before pointing fingers at everyone else. He IS the strength of this franchise.

runners up: Kris Brown, Dunta Robinson and Demeco Ryans

gtexan02
02-04-2009, 09:15 AM
I don't see the love for Kris Brown. He's been good, but not amazing. No way is he on the same level as someone like AJ

ObsiWan
02-04-2009, 11:30 AM
After reading this, I'm sure I'd waste my time replying to ESPN...

I'm not sure if I will look to sort through your feedback and come to a conclusion at the end of this week or if I will wait until after the ESPN.com cut down on Feb. 15 when reader votes will select the five most impressive/significant states.

"Five most impressive/significant states" riiight.....
Do ya really think we'll rate against the east coast bias?

My money sez they'll be: New York, Mass., Pennsylvania, Florida, and California.

Speedy
02-04-2009, 01:55 PM
Mine would only have 3 at the moment.

Bob McNair - He brought the Texans to us

Andre Johnson - Texans Greatest Player

and

Domanick Davis - The first player that the fans really fell in love with and rallied around (remember all of us voting for rookie of the week and year).

PS and if I had to have a fourth it would be Billy Miller strecthing out over the goal line.

I'd only have 3 for now as well.

McNair, AJ, and Mario would be those 3, but I'd have crews on the mountain getting ready and waiting for word to carve Steve Slaton into it.

Then I'd have the Kris Brown monument and the Chester Pitts museum.

Battle Red Flash
02-05-2009, 02:26 PM
Andre Johnson
Chester Pitts
Demeco Ryans
Aaron Glenn (first pro bowler)

in five years it will be:
AJ
Mario
Demeco
Slaton

4Texans
02-05-2009, 03:23 PM
Intriguing Idea, to say the least.

My picks?

Bob McNair - As you said, there isn't any team without him.

Andre Johnson - Heart & soul of the Offense who has the whole league watching HIM now.

Chester Pitts - EVERY Game, it's as simple as that.

Mario Williams - Not as knee-jerk as it seems. Should have been a two-time Pro Bowler at this point and he hasn't reached his potential yet.

I agree with those 4.

MojoMan
02-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Don't forget about the legendary John McClain:

http://tshof.org.ismmedia.com/ISM3/thumbcache/3d3c41604f9514dbe92f6fed17f94db4.200.jpg

Grid
02-05-2009, 03:32 PM
Bob McNair - Brought football back to Houston. He is a given. He is our George Washington.

Andre Johnson - The best Texan we have ever had and our future first hall of famer.

Mario Williams - The guy that everyone gave us crap about who turned out to be one of our smartest picks. Our best defensive player to date.

Now it gets tough.

Domanick Davis? Our first real RB?
Gary Kubiak? Even though hes only taken us to 8-8?
DeMeco Ryans? Great rookie. Has been solid.. but not a notable player for us.
Dunta Robinson? Despite his injury?

Here is my pick:

Chester Pitts - He has played every snap since 2002.. been our most solid lineman.. and is probably our 3rd most nationally recognized player behind Andre and Mario. Hes done the superbowl commercials..the Ellen show.. yah I know he may not have made the biggest impact on the field.. but he has been a rock for us... a dependable above average player.


*EDIT* I see im not the only one that thought Pitts.

SheTexan
02-05-2009, 07:23 PM
Put that way, it's got to be Pitts. Here from game 1.

Kris Brown has been here from day one also.

My list:

Bob McNair, for obvious reasons
AJ. I think we all hope and pray that when the time comes, he retires a TEXAN. Representing our offense
Kris Brown: An original, and I think our highest scorer. Representing Special teams.
Demeco Ryans: The heart and soul of our defense. Leader, believer, motivator, never gives up, plays even when injured, greatly admired by everyone. Representing our defense.

JMO!!:shetexan:

texanmojo
02-05-2009, 07:49 PM
Preacher Man - Yellow Lot

Wolf
02-19-2009, 02:33 AM
Get out the chisel, here's the Texans' Mount Rushmore

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/afcsouth/0-7-542/Get-out-the-chisel--here-s-the-Texans--Mount-Rushmore.html

And so, the Houston Texans Mount Rushmore is: Andre Johnson, Mario Williams and Bob McNair. And while they are being sculpted, we're going to buy some time for that fourth face to emerge.