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alphajoker
10-12-2009, 10:16 AM
When losses like this one puts you in a slump? Is it wrong for me to be in a funk just because the Texans loss another winnable game? I mean...it is just a game, right? Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels this way. I know I'll get over it, but damn this one hurt!

SheTexan
10-12-2009, 10:30 AM
You're not alone! I think most of us Diehards feel the same way. Mondays are always HELL! Always wake up thinking about what COULD HAVE BEEN, IF ONLY, etc, etc. We go through all the "grief" emotions: pain, saddness, anger, and eventually acceptance! THEN, hopefully by Friday, we get our hopes up and prepare ourselves to do it all over again!

I sure would like to wake up smiling next Monday morning instead of feeling so down! Cincy WILL NOT be a walk in the park! We better prepare :headhurts:or we'll be in the same mood this time next Monday!!!

badboy
10-12-2009, 10:30 AM
When losses like this one puts you in a slump? Is it wrong for me to be in a funk just because the Texans loss another winnable game? I mean...it is just a game, right? Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels this way. I know I'll get over it, but damn this one hurt!Your not alone. Sports is pure escapism that allows us to pump up the endorphins that makes us euphoric. The problem is when we allow ourselves to get to closely associated with the winning or losing of our teams. This has been my problem but am trying to wean myself. Like any addiction or habit the highs are great but usually to few and the lows are bad.

Blake
10-12-2009, 10:31 AM
You're not alone! I think most of us Diehards feel the same way. Mondays are always HELL! Always wake up thinking about what COULD HAVE BEEN, IF ONLY, etc, etc. We go through all the "grief" emotions: pain, saddness, anger, and eventually acceptance! THEN, hopefully by Friday, we get our hopes up and prepare ourselves to do it all over again!

I sure would like to wake up smiling next Monday morning instead of feeling so down! Cincy WILL NOT be a walk in the park! We better prepare :headhurts:or we'll be in the same mood this time next Monday!!!

The queen of the exclamation mark. :P

alphajoker
10-12-2009, 10:50 AM
You're not alone! I think most of us Diehards feel the same way. Mondays are always HELL! Always wake up thinking about what COULD HAVE BEEN, IF ONLY, etc, etc. We go through all the "grief" emotions: pain, saddness, anger, and eventually acceptance! THEN, hopefully by Friday, we get our hopes up and prepare ourselves to do it all over again!

I sure would like to wake up smiling next Monday morning instead of feeling so down! Cincy WILL NOT be a walk in the park! We better prepare :headhurts:or we'll be in the same mood this time next Monday!!!

I know...the could have been and if only was one of the first things I thought of this morning. Perhaps, we should establish a Texans Fans Support program to get through the "grief" emotions - Hi, my name is AJ and I am a Texans fan. LOL

Texecutioner
10-12-2009, 10:57 AM
When losses like this one puts you in a slump? Is it wrong for me to be in a funk just because the Texans loss another winnable game? I mean...it is just a game, right? Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels this way. I know I'll get over it, but damn this one hurt!

UNtil we get a HC that knows how to put his players in the right positions at critical moments to win games, then you will continue to see this. It's a reason why this continues to happen. It's no coincidence at this point that our players somehow screw everything up at the end of games all the time. When that's a consistent thing it's on the HC.

Texan Asylum
10-12-2009, 10:57 AM
I feel like my older brother punched me in the mouth. He says he's sorry and that it won't happen again, but I wonder if another one is coming down the road.

I'd rather suffer a loss with consistent play, not this up and down stuff.

Uhhgg...growing pains....will they ever end!

Buffi2
10-12-2009, 11:05 AM
I've gotten to the point that I don't even care whose fault all of this is, I just want someone somewhere to fix it period.

After these many years of Monday Morning depression and anger, no one even calls me or talks to me on Mondays. My own son just sends me an email.... Tuesdays are better, I guess, because people start talking to me again.

Being a Texan fan is really a happy/angry relationship. There isn't much in the middle. One thing you can count on - if you are a diehard, you will be ever so much better by Wednesday and ready for the next game. It is just Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays that are hard.

Txn_in_Oki
10-12-2009, 11:29 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again...

Suck it up sonny, welcome to life as a Houston sports fan.

:texflag:

False Start
10-12-2009, 11:40 AM
I'm a diehard Texans fan till the day I die! The emotions I go through watching this team is like watching your kids play sports. When they win, I feel so good inside, and on top of the world. When they lose, I feel horrible, and everything sucks. It takes awhile, but I get over it. Then the next game you go through the same thing all over again. Just like my kid, I will never give up on them no matter what. :texflag:

Thorn
10-12-2009, 11:47 AM
I'm a diehard Texans fan till the day I die! The emotions I go through watching this team is like watching your kids play sports. When they win, I feel so good inside, and on top of the world. When they lose, I feel horrible, and everything sucks. It takes awhile, but I get over it. Then the next game you go through the same thing all over again. Just like my kid, I will never give up on them no matter what. :texflag:

I'm not giving up on the Texans either. I might ***** more, but I'm not giving up on them. And I won't cut them any slack when they play like kids, because they aren't kids. They are very highly paid professional football players and coaches that aren't getting the job done right now.

Brando
10-12-2009, 11:52 AM
I'm a diehard Texans fan till the day I die! The emotions I go through watching this team is like watching your kids play sports. When they win, I feel so good inside, and on top of the world. When they lose, I feel horrible, and everything sucks. It takes awhile, but I get over it. Then the next game you go through the same thing all over again. Just like my kid, I will never give up on them no matter what. :texflag:

Couldn't have said it better myself brother.:fans:

False Start
10-12-2009, 11:53 AM
I'm not giving up on the Texans either. I might ***** more, but I'm not giving up on them. And I won't cut them any slack when they play like kids, because they aren't kids. They are very highly paid professional football players and coaches that aren't getting the job done right now.

I'm with ya man. When they play like crap and choke, I let em' have it. When they play good I praise them. :cool:

Mailman
10-12-2009, 12:24 PM
I won't lie---this one hurt, even though I knew we would get the football yanked out from beneath us yet again and fall hard on our asses. I am sick and tired of the heartache of being a Houston sports fan, but I cannot quit any of my hometown's teams. I am a lifelong Texans, Rockets, and Stros fan and must learn to cope with the inevitable pains of such.

Today sucks hard. I feel like an emotional wreck, all because my Texans lost yet another game they should've won in the most gutpunchiest of ways. This is just like the Rosencopter game or the VY overtime game or the Kerry Collins-to-Roydell Williams/Rob Bironas 8 FG game from 2007. What did we do to deserve this? Jeez, Houston fans are good people. In general, they are not classless drunken boors like many other fanbases. So why do the football gods always piss on our playoff hopes in September and October only to let the team fight back to respectability when it's too late? Houston in the fourth largest city in the nation and the largest city in a huge football state, yet its fans haven't experienced the NFL playoffs in sixteen long years. Sixteen years!

As if that's not bad enough, my fantasy football team (which I use as a salve for Texans losses) is 1-4 despite scoring the second-most points in my league yesterday. I keep drawing matchups against guys who go off. I started Housh, Roddy, Collie, Ray Rice, and Chester Taylor and I still freaking lost. FML indeed. I swear I am cursed. Maybe yesterday was a message to stop caring about meaningless events I can't control.

I think I need to make some changes in my life and recalibrate what matters.

alphajoker
10-12-2009, 12:50 PM
I think I need to make some changes in my life and recalibrate what matters.

I think you answered my thread question. :)

I would've rep'd you but I must spread it...

Spike
10-12-2009, 01:00 PM
Hello, My name is Spike....and I'm....I'm a Texans Fan.

You aren't alone. The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

I'm there with you...at times, I feel childish for how much these games impact my Sundays, and how that feeling bleeds over early the week. I think the worst thing about being a Texans fan is that the team keeps on providing new and improved ways to make losing games that much more disappointing.

We can all remember the days when we just weren't competitive at all. You remember...when we couldn't get a first down to save our lives (forget third down completions) and it might take until the second quarter until we crossed the 50. It was tough to watch, and all we wanted to be was competitive. You think to yourself, if I can sit through this...I can sit through anything.

I would almost rather just get blown out than to watch us lose games like we do now. I'll say that nothing was worse that last year's game in Indy, but this year's team has a way of breaking your hear twice. We come out playing poorly and give up the early lead in the game...only to come back and make us believe that we can win, just to get the dirt kicked in our faces one more time Sunday afternoon.

It sucks. It sucks that we never seem to win the close one.

buddyboy
10-12-2009, 01:03 PM
UNtil we get a HC that knows how to put his players in the right positions at critical moments to win games, then you will continue to see this. It's a reason why this continues to happen. It's no coincidence at this point that our players somehow screw everything up at the end of games all the time. When that's a consistent thing it's on the HC.

Did you really need to bring up the HC hate here? Not really all that applicable to the thread...

Texan_Bill
10-12-2009, 01:04 PM
Did you really need to bring up the HC hate here? Not really all that applicable to the thread...

That's the exact post that caused me to create Tex's own thread.

badboy
10-12-2009, 01:05 PM
I know...the could have been and if only was one of the first things I thought of this morning. Perhaps, we should establish a Texans Fans Support program to get through the "grief" emotions - Hi, my name is AJ and I am a Texans fan. LOLThe problem with this none of us could go longer than 7 days without a "fix". sigh

badboy
10-12-2009, 01:07 PM
I'm a diehard Texans fan till the day I die! The emotions I go through watching this team is like watching your kids play sports. When they win, I feel so good inside, and on top of the world. When they lose, I feel horrible, and everything sucks. It takes awhile, but I get over it. Then the next game you go through the same thing all over again. Just like my kid, I will never give up on them no matter what. :texflag:Sometimes the child moves away just like a former Houston team.

badboy
10-12-2009, 01:11 PM
I won't lie---this one hurt, even though I knew we would get the football yanked out from beneath us yet again and fall hard on our asses. I am sick and tired of the heartache of being a Houston sports fan, but I cannot quit any of my hometown's teams. I am a lifelong Texans, Rockets, and Stros fan and must learn to cope with the inevitable pains of such.

Today sucks hard. I feel like an emotional wreck, all because my Texans lost yet another game they should've won in the most gutpunchiest of ways. This is just like the Rosencopter game or the VY overtime game or the Kerry Collins-to-Roydell Williams/Rob Bironas 8 FG game from 2007. What did we do to deserve this? Jeez, Houston fans are good people. In general, they are not classless drunken boors like many other fanbases. So why do the football gods always piss on our playoff hopes in September and October only to let the team fight back to respectability when it's too late? Houston in the fourth largest city in the nation and the largest city in a huge football state, yet its fans haven't experienced the NFL playoffs in sixteen long years. Sixteen years!

As if that's not bad enough, my fantasy football team (which I use as a salve for Texans losses) is 1-4 despite scoring the second-most points in my league yesterday. I keep drawing matchups against guys who go off. I started Housh, Roddy, Collie, Ray Rice, and Chester Taylor and I still freaking lost. FML indeed. I swear I am cursed. Maybe yesterday was a message to stop caring about meaningless events I can't control.

I think I need to make some changes in my life and recalibrate what matters.The Cardinal fans football gods like them better than your football gods like you. Exactly what is it you are doing so wrong?:foottap:

Mailman
10-12-2009, 01:21 PM
Exactly! What the hell am I doing wrong? Caring too much about meaningless extracurricular activities? Maybe so, but I don't think I should have to apologize for being fanatical about sports. Right?

Ok, sure, I could probably be a better son/brother/uncle/friend/spouse, but I'm not forsaking my relationships just for my sports-watching enjoyment. At least I don't think I am. Regardless, it's a part of me and will always be a part of me. If I were to drop dead tomorrow, there's no way the Astros or Texans could ever win a game without my loved ones and friends thinking of me. My family does not share my obsession but they have always been understanding of it and tolerant and compassionate about the heartache that goes back all the way to the 1979 Oilers, '86 Astros, the '86 Rockets, and the Buffalo Debacle.

When oh when will we get to taste sweetness again?

Dishman
10-12-2009, 01:25 PM
I am posting in this thread simply because I need some form of therapy on Monday's and knowing I am not alone is a big help. :handshake:

hobie
10-12-2009, 01:35 PM
To me it has always been just a game, as there are a lot more important things in life that means more than men playing a game that has no bearing on my life or my family what so ever. Sure, it sucks when they lose, and it's great when they win, but come Monday, like now, it is a game that is in the past, time to move on.. There is more to life than a football game, and I have better things to do with my time than to worry, get mad, or to cheer or celebrate more than a few hours after a game has ended.
It is a game, and when I go to sleep the next morning, like today, it was something that happened yesterday, can't change it, and there is no promise of tomorrow, so enjoy or complain about it for the rest of the day on game day, then move on, you can't be serious when you say it bothers you all week.. it can't be the only thing in your life that has that much meaning, just can't be..
But that is how I feel about it, and I am also a Giants fan, and yes, they are 5-0, but it was yesterday, time to move on...I'm not stoked about it anymore. As I said, life has more important things for me to deal with than a game played by men which has no bearing on my family life..

False Start
10-12-2009, 01:37 PM
Sometimes the child moves away just like a former Houston team.

LOL! I never thought of that.

silvrhand
10-12-2009, 01:38 PM
So I come in today to my boss's boss's boss.. standing in my doorway making a big choke signal around his throat as he's playing with his Jets football..

oh joy of joys.. )(*@()$@)(*$