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OrangeLotPole8
09-14-2009, 01:24 AM
I have seats in the Bullpen but had my first chance to sit in the club level (section 334). Why do people pay to sit on a couch to watch the game on TV and pay for high priced concessions? I bet 60% of my section were in their seats at any given time. Early in the first we had a third and 5, I stood and was making noise, the few people that were in their seats looked at me like I was crazy! Give me HEAT, give me SUN, but please give me the BULLPEN FANS! No pot shots against other sections or levels, but the club level was LOADED with "T-sips".... no pun intended Longhorn fans. LOWER the ticket prices and get fans into the damn seats! Make it affordable for the average fan that WANTS to be there!

Are the people in Houston STUPID? Why did I see red jerseys, blue jerseys, and just whatever on WHITE OUT DAY? How freaking hard is it to wear something white? The Texans did not do their part today, but the Texans fans did not either!!!!!!!!

Bob, I have been with you since day 1. You expect a return on your investment, SO DO THE TEXANS FANS! I have taken your ticket prices skyrocketing since 2002 and my paking pass has almost doubled in price. I keep thinking ONE day we are going to turn the corner. You sold us on a first class organization in 2002 and I believed you. The confidence is starting to wander. You have a coach and QB that is still unproven (BILL COWHER where are you?). Now you have a cornerback that is making close to $10,000,000 for playing 16 games and he has the balls to write, PAY ME RICK" on his shoes??????? Its just getting sad that the middle class people that sacrifice to be in the seats for you is having to endure this time and time again. You have to get this stuff fixed and soon!

Texan fans..... get in your seats and BE THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE! We can ***** and moan all we want, but from 12-3PM get there early, be loud, and stay late! Lets make this a bump in the road..... not a TRAIN WRECK!

Sorry...... had to vent! :headhurts:

imatexan
09-14-2009, 01:37 AM
Welcome to my life in the club level.

I dont think blaming Bob has anything to do what you are angry about, perhaps blame the NFL who have made it where the league/teams make money from suites/club levels.

Norg
09-14-2009, 01:58 AM
well for one i also m usually the only one cheering even when we are getting our but kicked

- 1 There are ALOT !!! of familys/casuals that go 2 the games and older people and they usually stay pretty quite

-ALOT of KIds 12 years of age or younger while some make nosie others dont fully grasp it yet

- After 7 years of Lows some fans are getting tired ... just tired and not caring about getting loud

But for me i try to pump up the crowd and i usually try and make has much noise but iam only one person in a sea of people

i think in due time when winning happens the crowds will get louder

I just wish tho i see the Pittsburg games the Chicago games and heck now even the Oakland games and there fans i get Jealous

thunderkyss
09-14-2009, 05:39 AM
Pretty classy move with the souvenir cups eh??

Fred
09-14-2009, 07:57 AM
Everyone whines "show up in your seats by kickoff". Why, when the team never bothers to show up until at least October? The fans aren't perfect, but we are better than this team of no-effort quitting losers deserves.

NitroGSXR
09-14-2009, 08:27 AM
Pretty classy move with the souvenir cups eh??

What do you think they did with the cups? I'd be prepared to back up any accusations that you may be going to make.

Athlon
09-14-2009, 08:56 AM
I have seats in the Bullpen but had my first chance to sit in the club level (section 334). Why do people pay to sit on a couch to watch the game on TV and pay for high priced concessions? I bet 60% of my section were in their seats at any given time. Early in the first we had a third and 5, I stood and was making noise, the few people that were in their seats looked at me like I was crazy! Give me HEAT, give me SUN, but please give me the BULLPEN FANS! No pot shots against other sections or levels, but the club level was LOADED with "T-sips".... no pun intended Longhorn fans. LOWER the ticket prices and get fans into the damn seats! Make it affordable for the average fan that WANTS to be there!

Are the people in Houston STUPID? Why did I see red jerseys, blue jerseys, and just whatever on WHITE OUT DAY? How freaking hard is it to wear something white? The Texans did not do their part today, but the Texans fans did not either!!!!!!!!

Bob, I have been with you since day 1. You expect a return on your investment, SO DO THE TEXANS FANS! I have taken your ticket prices skyrocketing since 2002 and my paking pass has almost doubled in price. I keep thinking ONE day we are going to turn the corner. You sold us on a first class organization in 2002 and I believed you. The confidence is starting to wander. You have a coach and QB that is still unproven (BILL COWHER where are you?). Now you have a cornerback that is making close to $10,000,000 for playing 16 games and he has the balls to write, PAY ME RICK" on his shoes??????? Its just getting sad that the middle class people that sacrifice to be in the seats for you is having to endure this time and time again. You have to get this stuff fixed and soon!

Texan fans..... get in your seats and BE THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE! We can ***** and moan all we want, but from 12-3PM get there early, be loud, and stay late! Lets make this a bump in the road..... not a TRAIN WRECK!

Sorry...... had to vent! :headhurts:



The same thing happened to me last year.I was sitting with my father-in-Law in the club level when we played the Bengals last year...There was a play I saw Andre Wide open. I jumped and screamed AJ"S OPEN!!!! I had multiple people turn and look at me like i disturbed them...I actually had the person in front of me give me a dirty look because he was on his cell phone...Excuse me I thought I was at an NFL game..

I haven't sat with him since and not planning on it...Those Stuck up people can enjoy on there leather couches and I will enjoy sitting near the top screaming my head off and cheering for my football team...Everyone around me seems to be doing the same....

Shame to have Yuppies ruin the fun because they don't want to be bothered by some person" cheering" for there team..

And I have to also agree most of them do sit inside and watch it on Tv. Why the hell would you do that?? Pay all that money to sit on a couch and watch it on TV..I'm really good at that during away games.

Just my 2Cents.

Athlon

thunderkyss
09-14-2009, 08:56 AM
Everyone whines "show up in your seats by kickoff". Why, when the team never bothers to show up until at least October? The fans aren't perfect, but we are better than this team of no-effort quitting losers deserves.


What do you think they did with the cups? I'd be prepared to back up any accusations that you may be going to make.

I "think" they cut them down in half, but still asking us to pay the same $7 for a beer. I've got the cups from last year, they're twice as tall. Same diameter, but shorter.

The same is true for the cups for sodas.

IMHO, if they want to get fans in the seats early, they need to make it happy hour from 11 to kick off. $2 drinks.

NitroGSXR
09-14-2009, 09:05 AM
I "think" they cut them down in half, but still asking us to pay the same $7 for a beer. I've got the cups from last year, they're twice as tall. Same diameter, but shorter.

The same is true for the cups for sodas.


The beer cups are two ounces smaller but the soda souvenir cups are not. Fill up a cup from last season and pour it into this season's cup. I did that after the Saints game. I was like... what thuhhhh.... The cups look smaller! They're actually shorter but they're larger in diameter. They hold exactly the same amount of soda as they did last season.

I'm not much of a beer drinker myself but I do like my sodas and I hate paying 5.75 for a fountain drink. I was ready to raise heck about the size of the cups myself.

Texan_Bill
09-14-2009, 09:07 AM
Speaking of fans, who got their ass kicked (or what happened) about halfway up 116/117?

Kaiser Toro
09-14-2009, 09:19 AM
Speaking of fans, who got their ass kicked (or what happened) about halfway up 116/117?

That was a melee whatever it was

thunderkyss
09-14-2009, 09:38 AM
The beer cups are two ounces smaller but the soda souvenir cups are not. Fill up a cup from last season and pour it into this season's cup. I did that after the Saints game. I was like... what thuhhhh.... The cups look smaller! They're actually shorter but they're larger in diameter. They hold exactly the same amount of soda as they did last season.

I'm not much of a beer drinker myself but I do like my sodas and I hate paying 5.75 for a fountain drink. I was ready to raise heck about the size of the cups myself.

I guess I'll try the "scientific method" when I get home. But they definitely look smaller.

& 2 ounces is still 2 ounces.

MannyFresh
09-14-2009, 09:44 AM
That was a melee whatever it was

I wonder if there was one in Sec 124, I was in row K there, and there was a Jets fan there with a Naimath jersey flipping folks off and giving us the "shush" sign....a few folks were not having it....I left after the last Jets TD so i'm curious if anything happened down there too.

Texans_Chick
09-14-2009, 09:46 AM
I actually was impressed with how much of the stadium was wearing white. It was very loud in the first quarter, until fans realized that it didn't matter how loud we yelled during third down, the Jets were going to convert at a rate of 55% (though it felt higher).

But yeah, you can't go to the Club Level and expect it to feel like a football game. Which it wasn't, but still.

Kaiser Toro
09-14-2009, 09:48 AM
I wonder if there was one in Sec 124, I was in row K there, and there was a Jets fan there with a Naimath jersey flipping folks off and giving us the "shush" sign....a few folks were not having it....I left after the last Jets TD so i'm curious if anything happened down there too.

I am in Section 124 Row M and left after they went up 17-0. Where was Naimath?

gwallaia
09-14-2009, 09:51 AM
TexansFight, you entered the Grey Poupon Zone.

MannyFresh
09-14-2009, 09:51 AM
I am in Section 124 Row M and left after they went up 17-0. Where was Naimath?

I think Naimath guy showed up with the girl in the pink Sanchez jersey and she was whooping it up too at the crowd....they were a few down around maybe row H or I in like seat 12 or so....he and she were really **ssing off folks....

WWJD
09-14-2009, 09:54 AM
They showed Joe Namath on TV and it looked like he had a seat in the crowd.

Kind of surprising...none of the Jets higher ups would let him sit in their suite?

and on another Joe note..he looks VERY old and feeble. Too many decades of alcoholism I guess.

Texans_Chick
09-14-2009, 09:56 AM
I wonder if there was one in Sec 124, I was in row K there, and there was a Jets fan there with a Naimath jersey flipping folks off and giving us the "shush" sign....a few folks were not having it....I left after the last Jets TD so i'm curious if anything happened down there too.

If you see an opposing fan doing that, narc them out to the yellow shirts or call the fan hotline.

I had the worst case scenario. There are two stubhub seats in front of mine that usually have opposing fans in them. Yesterday, fans sitting there wearing their Jets jerseys were clearly idiots because they would cheer the loudest when their team was on offense.

After one of the TDs, the guy turned around to high five me. He is lucky to still have a hand. Then after a late stupid TD, he turns around and pats me and my friend on the knee in celebration. I gave him the verbal whatfor. He says, hey it's okay, I'm from Dallas. He is very lucky that laser beams do not shoot out of my eyeballs. Actually, the entire Texans team and coaching staff should feel fortunate as well.

Cowboy fan pseudo Jets fan. Blurgh.

If he had cussed or anything, I would have totally narced him out. But then again, he wasn't in his seats much because he was all about getting food.

Hardcore Texan
09-14-2009, 10:12 AM
I was impressed with the fans I was sitting around, my first time sitting in the bull pen as well, until the mass exodus that is, I stayed to the clock said all 0's, but I am beginning to wonder why I do this to myself. Getting up at the butt crack of dawn, driving 3 hours each way, spending my hard earned money just to be let down over and over. Granted I don't drive in for every game, like some do from the Austin area, so I imagine they are more frustrated than me.

Too many lows and not enough highs with this team. Kubiak did not have this team ready to play yesterday plain and simple, they looked terrible. Kubiak is definitely on the hot seat after that egg they laid yesterday.

They are still my team and I still bleed battle red, and typically after a loss I am upset for a couple of days and really gets me down. But at least when we lose after playing well and fighting hard I can take some comfort in that. When we lose like we did yesterday, when we show up with no heart, it's a huge sign that we are just that mediocre team we have been. I am still going to watch every game, but my expectations are very low for the season now and I will do my best to not let it get to me. Hell, I have been the only one at my job representing the Texans, trying to convert fans over who don't have a team, etc, it's pretty embarassing when they stink up the place.

SheTexan
09-14-2009, 11:07 AM
I actually was impressed with how much of the stadium was wearing white. It was very loud in the first quarter, until fans realized that it didn't matter how loud we yelled during third down, the Jets were going to convert at a rate of 55% (though it felt higher).

But yeah, you can't go to the Club Level and expect it to feel like a football game. Which it wasn't, but still.


So was I Steph! A lot of fans got the message and wore white. The others either just don't care, or they own one Texan jersey and intend to wear it regardless.

As for fights? If you are a PSL owner you better control the fans who sit in your seats. The guy who sits in front of me got a taste of the Texans rath after the Vikes game. His friend got into a verbal shouting match with another fan, over something silly, a lot of four letter words were exchanged, almost a fight, but, it got stopped by other fans. Someone reported him. He got a phone call from the Texans on Tuesday with pretty much a threat of losing his PSLs because cursing and shooting the finger is not acceptable. They told him they would be watching him. Well, the guy who owns the seats didn't do anything, but, he got the blame, and the threat. I have NO idea how it works with Stub Hub or E-Bay.

BTW: The yellow shirt did NOTHING! He stood at the end of the row with his sunglasses on and watched the game on the big screen. He was totally oblivious to the encounter, as he has been to other encounters in section 116. If anyone needed to be reported, it was him. JMO!

MannyFresh
09-14-2009, 11:17 AM
I wonder if anyone called on the guy in Sec 123 row A about that "Let's give Mark a dirty Sanchez" poster he was holding up....the cheerleaders gave him disgusted looks, but thats about it...the guy in yellow with the cheerleaders did nothing....

Speedy
09-14-2009, 12:02 PM
It's really pretty simple;

when this team wins football games you won't have to beg fans to be in their seats or be loud. They'll be there.

PhilpW
09-14-2009, 12:04 PM
I take full responsibility for the loss yesterday, since I don't buy into the silly-ass, kindergartenish Liberty White, Battle Red or Steel Blue days, I didn't wear white. Plus I didn't stay to the end of the game, for the same reason I don't stop to look at car wrecks. Yea...........

OrangeLotPole8
09-14-2009, 12:05 PM
I "think" they cut them down in half, but still asking us to pay the same $7 for a beer. I've got the cups from last year, they're twice as tall. Same diameter, but shorter.

The same is true for the cups for sodas.

IMHO, if they want to get fans in the seats early, they need to make it happy hour from 11 to kick off. $2 drinks.

$2 from 11-12????? NOW THATS AN IDEA!!!!!!!!!!:splits:

Hardcore Texan
09-14-2009, 12:08 PM
I wonder if anyone called on the guy in Sec 123 row A about that "Let's give Mark a dirty Sanchez" poster he was holding up....the cheerleaders gave him disgusted looks, but thats about it...the guy in yellow with the cheerleaders did nothing....

I did not even know what this was, just looked it up on wikipedia and wish I never knew, and then there is the part about Screech from saved by the bell........I think I might need to puke and find away to unlearn this.

Dan B.
09-14-2009, 12:19 PM
I get annoyed with people who are upset that fans don't buy enough colors of jerseys. Just because the team went with some crazy rainbow of uniforms where they flip a coin to figure their colors for the day doesn't mean that the average fan can afford to.

Want all the fans to be consistent and wear the same colors? Have the team be consistent and wear the same colors. The reason fans in other towns can remember what color to wear is their team always wears the same colors. Imagine if the Steelers went with black, white, and just for fun fuschia. And you aren't a real fan unless you eschew the black and gold for the pink.

WWJD
09-14-2009, 12:40 PM
The "wear one color" works great for college games..when you watch some of the big games on TV the stands are an ocean usually of the home team colors.

NitroGSXR
09-14-2009, 12:42 PM
I get annoyed with people who are upset that fans don't buy enough colors of jerseys. Just because the team went with some crazy rainbow of uniforms where they flip a coin to figure their colors for the day doesn't mean that the average fan can afford to.

Want all the fans to be consistent and wear the same colors? Have the team be consistent and wear the same colors. The reason fans in other towns can remember what color to wear is their team always wears the same colors. Imagine if the Steelers went with black, white, and just for fun fuschia. And you aren't a real fan unless you eschew the black and gold for the pink.

I have a blue DeMeco Ryans jersey but my wife has a white Ahman Green jersey. I wore it yesterday despite it being too small and has a permanent lipstick stain on it. I'm dreading battle red day because my 7 year old son has a Red Schaub jersey...

I'm a fan.

Dan B.
09-14-2009, 12:53 PM
I have a blue DeMeco Ryans jersey but my wife has a white Ahman Green jersey. I wore it yesterday despite it being too small and has a permanent lipstick stain on it. I'm dreading battle red day because my 7 year old son has a Red Schaub jersey...

I'm a fan.

lol. You may luck out if you get there in time for a free T shirt. Don't want you to have to dress like a teenage girl in a belly shirt.

disaacks3
09-14-2009, 01:39 PM
I get annoyed with people who are upset that fans don't buy enough colors of jerseys. Just because the team went with some crazy rainbow of uniforms where they flip a coin to figure their colors for the day doesn't mean that the average fan can afford to.

Want all the fans to be consistent and wear the same colors? Have the team be consistent and wear the same colors. The reason fans in other towns can remember what color to wear is their team always wears the same colors. Imagine if the Steelers went with black, white, and just for fun fuschia. And you aren't a real fan unless you eschew the black and gold for the pink.
Not picking on you DanB, but c'mon. How many people don't own a WHITE shirt? In the case of the Texans, the colors are Red, White & Blue. I've seen those colors on a couple of flags somewhere, I just can't put my finger on it... :confused:

Now Jags fans OTOH...well, just dress like a tarp.

eriadoc
09-14-2009, 02:00 PM
I think everyone who thinks or posts stuff like this should just show up at the game with posters that read "Thank you sir, may I have another?"

Dan B.
09-14-2009, 04:20 PM
Not picking on you DanB, but c'mon. How many people don't own a WHITE shirt? In the case of the Texans, the colors are Red, White & Blue. I've seen those colors on a couple of flags somewhere, I just can't put my finger on it... :confused:

Now Jags fans OTOH...well, just dress like a tarp.

Right but my point is that when the Texans sometimes wear blue and sometimes wear white and sometimes wear red if it's a big game, no one knows what the heck to wear on a given day. The Cowboys and Steelers wear white at home. The Packers wear green. The Texans should always wear one color at home. I kind of prefer the red, but frankly I don't care (unless it's teal) as long as they stick with it. I'm just saying when the appear to randomly choose what color to wear they shouldn't be shocked when fans do the same.

MannyFresh
09-14-2009, 04:36 PM
Right but my point is that when the Texans sometimes wear blue and sometimes wear white and sometimes wear red if it's a big game, no one knows what the heck to wear on a given day. The Cowboys and Steelers wear white at home. The Packers wear green. The Texans should always wear one color at home. I kind of prefer the red, but frankly I don't care (unless it's teal) as long as they stick with it. I'm just saying when the appear to randomly choose what color to wear they shouldn't be shocked when fans do the same.


The Texans website tells you what Jerseys they will be wearing that day....(too lazy to post it, but its there trust me)

Dan B.
09-14-2009, 04:43 PM
The Texans website tells you what Jerseys they will be wearing that day....(too lazy to post it, but its there trust me)

I'm sure it is. But other teams don't need a website to tell their fans what to wear that day. When they wear an alternate, it is promoted in ads and otherwise made clear to the fans or they hand out T shirts for the game. Otherwise they wear what they always wear.

Speedy
09-14-2009, 04:44 PM
Not picking on you DanB, but c'mon. How many people don't own a WHITE shirt? In the case of the Texans, the colors are Red, White & Blue. I've seen those colors on a couple of flags somewhere, I just can't put my finger on it... :confused:

Now Jags fans OTOH...well, just dress like a tarp.

OMG!!! Why is this such a big freaking deal?? Who gives a flying flip what people are wearing and what the damn stadium looks like? Are you serious?

FWIW and for as much complaining as there is about the guy who wore blue, I thought the crowd looked pretty damn white. Mission accomplished for you folks worried about that crap.

Honoring Earl 34
09-14-2009, 04:49 PM
I'm sure it is. But other teams don't need a website to tell their fans what to wear that day. When they wear an alternate, it is promoted in ads and otherwise made clear to the fans or they hand out T shirts for the game. Otherwise they wear what they always wear.

Man ... if I didn't know better I'd think this was a ploy to buy more gear .

Double Barrel
09-14-2009, 05:57 PM
It's really pretty simple;

when this team wins football games you won't have to beg fans to be in their seats or be loud. They'll be there.

IF ONLY more fans had wore Surrender White...errrr....I mean Liberty White, the team could have been inspired to pay better.

yeah, riiiiiiight.

I have reached the conclusion that nothing the fans do makes much of a difference to the players on the field. "Homefield advantage" only works for good teams that inspire their fans, not the other way around.

Cheering "another Houston Texans first down!" in a blowout does a lot for confidence, too. [/sarcasm]

I get annoyed with people who are upset that fans don't buy enough colors of jerseys. Just because the team went with some crazy rainbow of uniforms where they flip a coin to figure their colors for the day doesn't mean that the average fan can afford to.

Want all the fans to be consistent and wear the same colors? Have the team be consistent and wear the same colors. The reason fans in other towns can remember what color to wear is their team always wears the same colors. Imagine if the Steelers went with black, white, and just for fun fuschia. And you aren't a real fan unless you eschew the black and gold for the pink.

I agree with old-school tradition. But I'm not the modern ADD-fan that this marketing company...errr...football franchise is selling to apparently, because I find the whole idea of rotating jerseys to be goofy and Bush League. JMO

Not picking on you DanB, but c'mon. How many people don't own a WHITE shirt? In the case of the Texans, the colors are Red, White & Blue. I've seen those colors on a couple of flags somewhere, I just can't put my finger on it... :confused:

Now Jags fans OTOH...well, just dress like a tarp.

Not picking on you disaacks, but how many established winning teams have six different uniform combinations for eight home games? When you turn on the tv, you know if the Steelers are home or away because of their jerseys. Tradition is established through winning, not through marketing.

And what difference does it make what color anyone wears? It does not matter to players, so it's the Queer Eye for the Football Guy fans that seem to get whiny over the subject.

OMG!!! Why is this such a big freaking deal?? Who gives a flying flip what people are wearing and what the damn stadium looks like? Are you serious?

FWIW and for as much complaining as there is about the guy who wore blue, I thought the crowd looked pretty damn white. Mission accomplished for you folks worried about that crap.

Straight up. I'm only wearing my custom blue jersey to games, and I could give a rat's ass if I'm color coordinating with other fans and what the football players are made to wear. It's utter nonsense for this to even be an issue when you have a team that is traditionally lousy.

gwallaia
09-14-2009, 06:01 PM
Cheering "another Houston Texans first down!" in a blowout does a lot for confidence, too. [/sarcasm]


But we all had big "Liberty White" fingers! Except it was the wrong finger.

Texan_Bill
09-14-2009, 06:07 PM
Not picking on you disaacks, but how many established winning teams have six different uniform combinations for eight home games? When you turn on the tv, you know if the Steelers are home or away because of their jerseys. Tradition is established through winning, not through marketing.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a6/AFCE-Uniform-NE.PNG/275px-AFCE-Uniform-NE.PNG


:hides:


Yeah, yeah I know. That includes their throw-back AFL unis. ;)

Double Barrel
09-14-2009, 06:19 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a6/AFCE-Uniform-NE.PNG/275px-AFCE-Uniform-NE.PNG


:hides:


Yeah, yeah I know. That includes their throw-back AFL unis. ;)

Good point. Unfortunately, we put our uni combo tradition before our winning tradition. ;)

It just seems so....manufactured, I guess. All of this would have been fine and dandy and really unnoticed (except for cynics like me) if we were winning more than losing the past 7 seasons. Losing seems to magnify these things, though.

Dan B.
09-14-2009, 06:24 PM
Good point. Unfortunately, we put our uni combo tradition before our winning tradition. ;)

It just seems so....manufactured, I guess. All of this would have been fine and dandy and really unnoticed (except for cynics like me) if we were winning more than losing the past 7 seasons. Losing seems to magnify these things, though.

Exactly. I doubt anyone would care if someone wore an old Oilers uni to a Texans game, except for you-know-who taking the records with him. Alternate unis are born of tradition. I know it's still just a ploy to sell jerseys, but somehow it is more legitimate when it's a 1960's powder blue Chargers uni, or even a godawful Bucs jersey.

Texan_Bill
09-14-2009, 06:30 PM
Good point. Unfortunately, we put our uni combo tradition before our winning tradition. ;)

It just seems so....manufactured, I guess. All of this would have been fine and dandy and really unnoticed (except for cynics like me) if we were winning more than losing the past 7 seasons. Losing seems to magnify these things, though.

Actually I agree with you. I finally broke down last season and bought a blue and red cheapy jersey, but I fought it for long time after dropping $230.00 on my white or first one.

Double Barrel
09-14-2009, 06:37 PM
oh, and I just realized, TB, that you posted the home and away jerseys for the Patriots.

We have six different combos for 8 home games! All blue, all white, all red, blue top/white bottom, white top/blue bottom, red top/white bottom.

Texan_Bill
09-14-2009, 06:45 PM
oh, and I just realized, TB, that you posted the home and away jerseys for the Patriots.

We have six different combos for 8 home games! All blue, all white, all red, blue top/white bottom, white top/blue bottom, red top/white bottom.

Quit nitpicking!! :hides:

Wolf
09-14-2009, 06:47 PM
oh, and I just realized, TB, that you posted the home and away jerseys for the Patriots.

We have six different combos for 8 home games! All blue, all white, all red, blue top/white bottom, white top/blue bottom, red top/white bottom.

Bills says "we are the Patriots"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3546/3399610856_9a8183e0e5.jpg

Double Barrel
09-14-2009, 07:01 PM
Quit nitpicking!! :hides:

lol! yeah, I know, I should just be happy we have a team. :bender:

4Texans
09-14-2009, 07:11 PM
General observations...... (I was in Sect. 109 yesterday)

1) The crowd around me was in their seats at kick-off, along with Jeff Van Gundy sitting a few seats away from us.
2) I had my 6 & 8 year old with us, so I was kind of nervous about any foul language, but I didn't hear any that I thought the kids picked up on so that was good.
3) We're not in to buying jersey's. My son does have a couple. My wife bought us some of the Texan White Out tee-shirts for the game. Probably about 60-70% of the people in our section had on some form of white shirts. Even JVG had on solid white. Overall it really doesn't make much difference to me. We only go to a game maybe once a year, so why not get in the spirit of things.
4) On the last Jets TD that was run into the right side of the North end zone it looked like the Texans fans were really giving the Jets the business, with lots of #1 salutes.
5) It does seem like a waste of money to me to see so many empty seats on the club level. Might as well stay home or go to a sports bar if you're not goign to sit in the seats. I sat club level last year for the Titans game, but we sat in the seats the whole time. It was kind of rowdy, as everyone in our area was definitely into the game.
6) I can't believe anyone would still wear a #8 Carr jersey to the game! I saw at least 2 of those. Saw several Old Oiler jerseys. I even saw one guy in a Packers jersey, and wearing a Cheese Head.

Carry on.......

Texan_Bill
09-14-2009, 07:12 PM
lol! yeah, I know, I should just be happy we have a team. :bender:

Comrade, do you need re-indoctrination into Texan nation? We will send you to camp in cold north. You vill be re-trained with Capers, Casserly. You vill recite the Texan Nation anthem and you vill be good fan!!

TEXANS84
09-14-2009, 07:30 PM
Funny stuff-
I had three people today call me and say they saw me on ABC13 Sports Sunday. They supposedly said:

"And the Texans fans were not happy"....and then showed me looking as pissed off as I've been in a long time for about 5 seconds. One of my friends emailed me a screen shot and wow, I didn't even know the camera was on me in front of me...but yeah, I look as pissed as I've ever seen myself.

Joe Texan
09-14-2009, 07:30 PM
Send those t sips down for some good old fashion front row training if you want, just be careful or the yellow shirt might throw you out, the Bull Pen came for a game and the team did not.

Honoring Earl 34
09-14-2009, 07:37 PM
How about these uniforms .

http://blog.oregonlive.com/johncanzano/large_osuuniforms1.jpg

Austrian
09-14-2009, 08:09 PM
How about these uniforms .

http://blog.oregonlive.com/johncanzano/large_osuuniforms1.jpg

:spit: Haha, are these suposed to be orange speedoes. Intimidating. LOL

OrangeLotPole8
09-14-2009, 09:42 PM
I get annoyed with people who are upset that fans don't buy enough colors of jerseys. Just because the team went with some crazy rainbow of uniforms where they flip a coin to figure their colors for the day doesn't mean that the average fan can afford to.

Want all the fans to be consistent and wear the same colors? Have the team be consistent and wear the same colors. The reason fans in other towns can remember what color to wear is their team always wears the same colors. Imagine if the Steelers went with black, white, and just for fun fuschia. And you aren't a real fan unless you eschew the black and gold for the pink.

Come on now..... you mean to tell me that everybody does not a white $2.99 Fruit of the Loom T-shirt?????? I am not saying wear a WHITE JERSEY OR BUY ONE! I am saying wear WHITE, even if it has something other than Texans, just be white! Geez, relax man.

Speedy
09-14-2009, 11:26 PM
4) On the last Jets TD that was run into the right side of the North end zone it looked like the Texans fans were really giving the Jets the business, with lots of #1 salutes.

Oh man, I saw that on the replay. Somebody was leaning over the wall and giving the double rods to Jones.

gwallaia
09-14-2009, 11:33 PM
Now this I can't believe. I just heard on the news that as part of the Texans "Go Green" and save the planet campaign. The Texans will wear green jerseys against the Patriots.

Unbelievable!!!

Time to save up for the green jerseys now.

BSofA04
09-14-2009, 11:37 PM
Now this I can't believe. I just heard on the news that as part of the Texans "Go Green" and save the planet campaign. The Texans will wear green jerseys against the Patriots.

Unbelievable!!!

Time to save up for the green jerseys now.

Please tell me you're kidding.:gun:

stingray
09-14-2009, 11:49 PM
I moved from section 114 to 137... and the fans in 137 are boring!!!!.. Some fans were loud but most just sat on their hands like they were waitng for something to happen. A family of four sat in front of me and they only got loud when the Texans made a play which was not often. They were just "there". And their 12 year old son played a video game the whole time, he didn't even look at the field once!, not once!. If my twelve year old son is going to play video games at the game, I'll either smack him on the head and take the video game away or leave him at home. Why even take him? I was yelling all kinds of stuff, no cussing of course, but they were looking at me like I was a freak.. Last year in section 114, I was considered the quiet one.

SheTexan
09-15-2009, 12:35 AM
Now this I can't believe. I just heard on the news that as part of the Texans "Go Green" and save the planet campaign. The Texans will wear green jerseys against the Patriots.

Unbelievable!!!

Time to save up for the green jerseys now.

Funny Greg!! They do that and you might see a lot of fans in their birthday suits. I DO hope you are kidding!!!

LonerATO
09-15-2009, 12:59 AM
I agree having all of these different combinations is f'ing lame. I would love to the Texans to have just one and one away uniform. You know they are going to wear some form of white when at home for the heat advantage so one year they could rock all red and another all blue or just keep it simple and not 15 different things with 3 colors.

Honoring Earl 34
09-15-2009, 07:53 AM
This just in ... Bob consults with Drayton and is going to have a Battle Red Biggio day ! :ant:

gwallaia
09-15-2009, 08:52 AM
Funny Greg!! They do that and you might see a lot of fans in their birthday suits. I DO hope you are kidding!!!

In true form with the Texans marketing department, they can't just call it green. The Texans will be wearing "Energy Green" jerseys for the January 3rd game against the Patriots.

SheTexan
09-15-2009, 09:31 AM
In true form with the Texans marketing department, they can't just call it green. The Texans will be wearing "Energy Green" jerseys for the January 3rd game against the Patriots.

I feel sick!

MannyFresh
09-15-2009, 10:20 AM
In true form with the Texans marketing department, they can't just call it green. The Texans will be wearing "Energy Green" jerseys for the January 3rd game against the Patriots.

What does that mean exactly...a color of green jersey, or a jersey that's "green" made out of hemp or recycled materials?

Make it easy and just wear a special patch for that day...

Texans34Life
09-15-2009, 11:07 AM
Speaking of fans, who got their ass kicked (or what happened) about halfway up 116/117?

Texan_Bill, me and my cousin were in the Bullpen for the 1st time in my life (only 3rd Texans game for me). I was right there where the melee was.

It was some rich, fat dude dressed in a black shirt and his crazy Jets wife who were just in the wrong place/wrong time. I think the chick started everything. She was walking up the steps and got into it with a few Texans fans behind me, talking trash. Next thing you know, she throws beer onto the guys and it became a crazy, pushing/trash talking drunk fest. Her husband/boyfriend came up and tried to defend her, but at that time it was just talking. They were eventually escorted out. Then after 30 minutes, they came back down, but never got to their seats. The chick walked down, but never got to her seat because she started to hear the trash talking from the fans she threw beer on. The guy came in and tried to defend her. He started talking trash to those fans and one of those dudes wailed on him and he got knocked into Section 116. Eventually the police got involved and both of them were thrown out along with one of the Texans fans.

While our Texans sucked on the field, the view, physicality and passion was up the stands. Best action I saw all afternoon. Well worth our tickets.

MannyFresh
09-15-2009, 11:17 AM
Texan_Bill, me and my cousin were in the Bullpen for the 1st time in my life (only 3rd Texans game for me). I was right there where the melee was.

It was some rich, fat dude dressed in a black shirt and his crazy Jets wife who were just in the wrong place/wrong time. I think the chick started everything. She was walking up the steps and got into it with a few Texans fans behind me, talking trash. Next thing you know, she throws beer onto the guys and it became a crazy, pushing/trash talking drunk fest. Her husband/boyfriend came up and tried to defend her, but at that time it was just talking. They were eventually escorted out. Then after 30 minutes, they came back down, but never got to their seats. The chick walked down, but never got to her seat because she started to hear the trash talking from the fans she threw beer on. The guy came in and tried to defend her. He started talking trash to those fans and one of those dudes wailed on him and he got knocked into Section 116. Eventually the police got involved and both of them were thrown out along with one of the Texans fans.

While our Texans sucked on the field, the view, physicality and passion was up the stands. Best action I saw all afternoon. Well worth our tickets.

I wonder if its on YouTube yet?

Texan_Bill
09-15-2009, 11:24 AM
Texan_Bill, me and my cousin were in the Bullpen for the 1st time in my life (only 3rd Texans game for me). I was right there where the melee was.

It was some rich, fat dude dressed in a black shirt and his crazy Jets wife who were just in the wrong place/wrong time. I think the chick started everything. She was walking up the steps and got into it with a few Texans fans behind me, talking trash. Next thing you know, she throws beer onto the guys and it became a crazy, pushing/trash talking drunk fest. Her husband/boyfriend came up and tried to defend her, but at that time it was just talking. They were eventually escorted out. Then after 30 minutes, they came back down, but never got to their seats. The chick walked down, but never got to her seat because she started to hear the trash talking from the fans she threw beer on. The guy came in and tried to defend her. He started talking trash to those fans and one of those dudes wailed on him and he got knocked into Section 116. Eventually the police got involved and both of them were thrown out along with one of the Texans fans.

While our Texans sucked on the field, the view, physicality and passion was up the stands. Best action I saw all afternoon. Well worth our tickets.


I had heard the part about the Texan fan wearing the beer, but I couldn't see anything looking straight up the aisle. Thanks for the info. While I don't condone or advocate fighting, it's good to see that we at least won one battle Sunday. :gun:

Double Barrel
09-15-2009, 11:28 AM
Come on now..... you mean to tell me that everybody does not a white $2.99 Fruit of the Loom T-shirt?????? I am not saying wear a WHITE JERSEY OR BUY ONE! I am saying wear WHITE, even if it has something other than Texans, just be white! Geez, relax man.

Why? What difference does it make? Why do you care so much? The players don't play better, and the game is the entire point at the end of the day.

Are you one of those fans more concerned with photo ops and how Houston looks on tv?

I'm not calling you out, man, but I just don't get the mentality of caring one bit what another dude is wearing.

And don't give me "spirit" BS, because that's just some made up concept that fans argue about. Winning breeds a winning spirit. Color coordination has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Now this I can't believe. I just heard on the news that as part of the Texans "Go Green" and save the planet campaign. The Texans will wear green jerseys against the Patriots.

Unbelievable!!!

Time to save up for the green jerseys now.

How exciting! Maybe they'll wear their red pants and it'll be a Christmas atmosphere! :fans:

disaacks3
09-15-2009, 01:25 PM
oh, and I just realized, TB, that you posted the home and away jerseys for the Patriots.

We have six different combos for 8 home games! All blue, all white, all red, blue top/white bottom, white top/blue bottom, red top/white bottom. Six different combos, but still only three top colors. Still less than the Astros. :):

Come on now..... you mean to tell me that everybody does not a white $2.99 Fruit of the Loom T-shirt?????? I am not saying wear a WHITE JERSEY OR BUY ONE! I am saying wear WHITE, even if it has something other than Texans, just be white! Geez, relax man. That was part of the point I was making. Asking for a WHITE shirt (not jersey, texans, etc.) isn't that hard to do, nor that hard to figure out. I look at my ticket for my "color" cue, not just the Texans website, radio, etc.

Now this I can't believe. I just heard on the news that as part of the Texans "Go Green" and save the planet campaign. The Texans will wear green jerseys against the Patriots.

Unbelievable!!!

Time to save up for the green jerseys now. Now THAT is wayyyy over the top. (though if they play the way they did Sunday, puke Green might be appropriate)

Why? What difference does it make? Why do you care so much? The players don't play better, and the game is the entire point at the end of the day.

Are you one of those fans more concerned with photo ops and how Houston looks on tv?

I'm not calling you out, man, but I just don't get the mentality of caring one bit what another dude is wearing.

And don't give me "spirit" BS, because that's just some made up concept that fans argue about. Winning breeds a winning spirit. Color coordination has absolutely nothing to do with it.

How exciting! Maybe they'll wear their red pants and it'll be a Christmas atmosphere! :fans: If you're a fan who is more interested in getting more nationally televised games, then "appearance" can make a difference. Since we haven't had a winning record yet - every micro point we can get w/ network execs makes a difference. I made the original point, not about wearing Red on BR day (geez, they even GIVE you the shirt on those days), but about a plain WHITE one. Heck, I don't own a BLUE jersey myself. (and I'm a fairly 'ardent' fan)

For the record - I've even "given" white Texans shirts to fans who didn't have one and wanted to fit in. I also thought the stadium looked pretty full and pretty dang white on Sunday. MY gripe was simply with those claiming that asking fans to wear WHITE was some sort of 'undue burden'. I make no other claims as to whether it pumps up the home team, etc.

Double Barrel
09-15-2009, 03:25 PM
It's all good, disaacks3. We shall have to agree to disagree on this one, though, because I just don't see the big deal of Texans fans wearing any of the Texans colors at home games.

Myself, I find it whack to wear a cheap t-shirt with HALLIBURTON advertised on it instead of the rather pricey, custom Texans jersey that I had made for wearing a mere 10 days out of the year.

To each his own, of course, and I do not fault anyone for doing it. Just provide me the same respect in return is all I ask. :)

eriadoc
09-15-2009, 03:39 PM
That was part of the point I was making. Asking for a WHITE shirt (not jersey, texans, etc.) isn't that hard to do, nor that hard to figure out. I look at my ticket for my "color" cue, not just the Texans website, radio, etc.

I happen to own a red jersey, a white jersey, and a blue jersey. The only time I wear a jersey is on football Sundays. So if I only had one jersey, and I spent my hard earned money on it, and I'm going to a football game, you can be damn sure I'd wear it and not care what color it is. I would not wear a plain white T-shirt instead of my battle red jersey (if that's what I had).

thunderkyss
09-15-2009, 10:15 PM
The beer cups are two ounces smaller

Jay Leno just told a joke referencing the smaller beer cups at Reliant.

Am I mistaken? Are they charging less money for a cup of Beer?

eriadoc
09-15-2009, 10:40 PM
Jay Leno just told a joke referencing the smaller beer cups at Reliant.

Am I mistaken? Are they charging less money for a cup of Beer?

Same price as before, less beer, if I remember what I read correctly.

Honoring Earl 34
09-15-2009, 10:41 PM
Same price as before, less beer, if I remember what I read correctly.

No ... 16% less carbs .

badboy
09-17-2009, 04:32 PM
I have seats in the Bullpen but had my first chance to sit in the club level (section 334). Why do people pay to sit on a couch to watch the game on TV and pay for high priced concessions? I bet 60% of my section were in their seats at any given time. Early in the first we had a third and 5, I stood and was making noise, the few people that were in their seats looked at me like I was crazy! Give me HEAT, give me SUN, but please give me the BULLPEN FANS! No pot shots against other sections or levels, but the club level was LOADED with "T-sips".... no pun intended Longhorn fans. LOWER the ticket prices and get fans into the damn seats! Make it affordable for the average fan that WANTS to be there!

Are the people in Houston STUPID? Why did I see red jerseys, blue jerseys, and just whatever on WHITE OUT DAY? How freaking hard is it to wear something white? The Texans did not do their part today, but the Texans fans did not either!!!!!!!!

Bob, I have been with you since day 1. You expect a return on your investment, SO DO THE TEXANS FANS! I have taken your ticket prices skyrocketing since 2002 and my paking pass has almost doubled in price. I keep thinking ONE day we are going to turn the corner. You sold us on a first class organization in 2002 and I believed you. The confidence is starting to wander. You have a coach and QB that is still unproven (BILL COWHER where are you?). Now you have a cornerback that is making close to $10,000,000 for playing 16 games and he has the balls to write, PAY ME RICK" on his shoes??????? Its just getting sad that the middle class people that sacrifice to be in the seats for you is having to endure this time and time again. You have to get this stuff fixed and soon!

Texan fans..... get in your seats and BE THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE! We can ***** and moan all we want, but from 12-3PM get there early, be loud, and stay late! Lets make this a bump in the road..... not a TRAIN WRECK!

Sorry...... had to vent! :headhurts:It is amazing to me that some people think to be a fan you have to go to a game, scream obscenities
at the opponent, block the view, actually believe that that behavior effects the game and then belittles others for not sharing that belief & behavior.

I am ok with cheering a play or even booing one, jumping to your feet to watch a play end and yelling your valuable thoughts to the players and coaches. It is so cool to watch Demeco turn and wave thanks for your input to something he could have never figured out by himself. Personally, the behavior you encourage is a major reason I do not go to games. Fans wanting to "lose" themselves in the noise of the "college" atmosphere are as puzzling to me as I am sure mine would be to you. Again, if a play inspires you to loudly voice your opinion one way or another, do so, then set down and tone it down for those fans who can enjoy the experience without being the "look at me! See I am a good fan becuase I am loud. Hear me roar!"

As far as the costume you choose to wear, let others do what they want. A pretty girl at the rodeo will get my attention whether she is wearing a Western outfit or her usual attire. If you want to act or dress a certain way, cool, but chill on forcing your concepts on others.

StarStruck
09-18-2009, 03:57 PM
I get annoyed with people who are upset that fans don't buy enough colors of jerseys. Just because the team went with some crazy rainbow of uniforms where they flip a coin to figure their colors for the day doesn't mean that the average fan can afford to.

Want all the fans to be consistent and wear the same colors? Have the team be consistent and wear the same colors. The reason fans in other towns can remember what color to wear is their team always wears the same colors. Imagine if the Steelers went with black, white, and just for fun fuschia. And you aren't a real fan unless you eschew the black and gold for the pink.



I really don't have a problem with designated colors. I have a jersey for each of the colors, jerseys that have lasted much longer than the players names on the back. However, I am also pretty flexible, and have no problem wearing a white, or fill in the color, t-shirt, shirt, or blouse if the goal is being consistent. I'm not locked into wearing jerseys only. Before the organization changed the roof policy, I was more likely to wear a short sleeved top because those jerseys don't breathe like cotton.

StarStruck
09-18-2009, 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by OrangeLotPole8
I have seats in the Bullpen but had my first chance to sit in the club level (section 334). Why do people pay to sit on a couch to watch the game on TV and pay for high priced concessions? I bet 60% of my section were in their seats at any given time. Early in the first we had a third and 5, I stood and was making noise, the few people that were in their seats looked at me like I was crazy! Give me HEAT, give me SUN, but please give me the BULLPEN FANS! No pot shots against other sections or levels, but the club level was LOADED with "T-sips".... no pun intended Longhorn fans. LOWER the ticket prices and get fans into the damn seats! Make it affordable for the average fan that WANTS to be there!

Are the people in Houston STUPID? Why did I see red jerseys, blue jerseys, and just whatever on WHITE OUT DAY? How freaking hard is it to wear something white? The Texans did not do their part today, but the Texans fans did not either!!!!!!!!

Bob, I have been with you since day 1. You expect a return on your investment, SO DO THE TEXANS FANS! I have taken your ticket prices skyrocketing since 2002 and my paking pass has almost doubled in price. I keep thinking ONE day we are going to turn the corner. You sold us on a first class organization in 2002 and I believed you. The confidence is starting to wander. You have a coach and QB that is still unproven (BILL COWHER where are you?). Now you have a cornerback that is making close to $10,000,000 for playing 16 games and he has the balls to write, PAY ME RICK" on his shoes??????? Its just getting sad that the middle class people that sacrifice to be in the seats for you is having to endure this time and time again. You have to get this stuff fixed and soon!

Texan fans..... get in your seats and BE THE HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE! We can ***** and moan all we want, but from 12-3PM get there early, be loud, and stay late! Lets make this a bump in the road..... not a TRAIN WRECK!

Sorry...... had to vent!

I think a lot of people choosing the club and suites are business people who pay the bulk of the PSL costs to either entertain customers or employees, conduct business, and enjoy a tax write off for the expense. I really don't care what they do up there, but do thank them kindly for their contribution to paying for the operation and cost of the stadium. It takes more than us die-hard fans paying $65-$75 per ticket and a $600 PSL to finance the franchise.

As a Cowboys fan, I am almost positive that the folks that forked up the cost of a 4000 sq. ft. home for a PSL probably aren't of the same mindset of me and my buddies. But, I sure appreciate their contribution to our new home.

OrangeLotPole8
09-21-2009, 09:14 AM
Nevermind, you don't get it...... we can agree to continue to disagree. :gun:

Why? What difference does it make? Why do you care so much? The players don't play better, and the game is the entire point at the end of the day.

Are you one of those fans more concerned with photo ops and how Houston looks on tv?

I'm not calling you out, man, but I just don't get the mentality of caring one bit what another dude is wearing.

And don't give me "spirit" BS, because that's just some made up concept that fans argue about. Winning breeds a winning spirit. Color coordination has absolutely nothing to do with it.





How exciting! Maybe they'll wear their red pants and it'll be a Christmas atmosphere! :fans:

Double Barrel
09-21-2009, 05:00 PM
Nevermind, you don't get it...... we can agree to continue to disagree. :gun:

Oh, I get it. It's manufactured tradition. Feel free to participate. Just quit bishing about other fans when they choose not to.

Unlike you, I don't care what other dudes wear. I'm there to see a football game, not fans. :howdy:

Honoring Earl 34
09-21-2009, 05:42 PM
Oh, I get it. It's manufactured tradition. Feel free to participate. Just quit bishing about other fans when they choose not to.

Unlike you, I don't care what other dudes wear. I'm there to see a football game, not fans. :howdy:

As long as we're coming up with traditions . How about a dollar beer for every touchdown ?

Double Barrel
09-21-2009, 06:09 PM
As long as we're coming up with traditions . How about a dollar beer for every touchdown ?

lol! Now remember, to qualify, a manufactured tradition must make the team some profit, not cost them some of it! ;)

Honoring Earl 34
09-21-2009, 08:08 PM
lol! Now remember, to qualify, a manufactured tradition must make the team some profit, not cost them some of it! ;)

Oh ... we pay for traditions ... Hallmark will be all over this one .

Happy Battle Red Day , here's a costume .

http://www.nexternal.com/masquerade/images/17953-m.jpg

ps . I don't want to be a Debbie Downer and I do like to see Texans Chick's creations . I just don't believe that after dropping a pretty good chunk of change on tickets you should have to worry about clothes .

Battle Red Flash
09-29-2009, 03:13 PM
Are the people in Houston STUPID? Why did I see red jerseys, blue jerseys, and just whatever on WHITE OUT DAY? How freaking hard is it to wear something white? The Texans did not do their part today, but the Texans fans did not either!!!!!!!!


Some people think they are just too cool to wear what they are asked to wear. (not thinking it would just be fun) Plus, some others say they won't be forced to buy a white jersey. (without thinking they could just buy a white texans T.)

But, after 7 plus years of a below average product, I think Houston fans overall should be commended on just showing up, let alone selling out every game.