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JWarren14
12-07-2009, 05:01 PM
Soooo I am guessing everyone is really, really frustrated with the way the season has turned out and would love to have your opinion on the state of our franchise seen or heard.

The Raiders and Bills have both purchased a Billboard to show their displeasure with the current state of their organizations. It may not have done any good, but the Bills fired their Head Coach and the Raiders just beat the Steelers on the road.

So my question is, is there enough of us to raise money to lease a billboard to send a message to our organization.

I work in advertising and have contacts at the major outdoor vendors, so I can work on price and contract.

I am sure with the way we all use social media we can reach enough people to raise the money pretty quickly. Through Facebook, Twitter, Forums, etc we should be able to reach a large number of frustrated fans.

So who is in?

Shaft75
12-07-2009, 05:17 PM
I'm down!

How often do you have a couple of Super Bowl winning coaches without jobs? I mean good god strike while the iron is hot!

Let's let the organization know how we feel!

It might be a tax deduction too huh?

brakos82
12-07-2009, 05:18 PM
Spray paint + Seawall = Huge-ass message.

JWarren14
12-07-2009, 05:22 PM
I'm down!

How often do you have a couple of Super Bowl winning coaches without jobs? I mean good god strike while the iron is hot!

Let's let the organization know how we feel!

It might be a tax deduction too huh?

Not sure if it is tax deductible, think it has to be a donation to an approved charity.

I am contacting my reps to see what's available right now so we can get an estimate on cost.

Thorn
12-07-2009, 05:23 PM
I don't think McNair needs a billboard to know how the fans feel right now. And it's more than possible McNair is part of the problem anyway.

Shaft75
12-07-2009, 05:24 PM
Not sure if it is tax deductible, think it has to be a donation to an approved charity.

I am contacting my reps to see what's available right now so we can get an estimate on cost.

Do you have any idea what that would cost and also where we would run it?

JWarren14
12-07-2009, 05:32 PM
Cost will vary depending on many factors mostly it's location, but also if the board is on the left or right side of the road, if it is illuminated, the size, etc.

I will post the boards that I get back from my reps.

I was thinking how funny it would be if we put a board up in North Carolina where Cohwer lives.

bckey
12-07-2009, 05:35 PM
I'm in as soon as we figure out our plan and price.

Shaft75
12-07-2009, 05:36 PM
i was thinking how funny it would be if we put a board up in north carolina where cohwer lives.

now you're talking!

Texans_bull
12-07-2009, 05:37 PM
I can print a sign to hold up at the next game...

I printed one last yea 42inches x 12 feet.. that said see u next year..

We can do something like that again...

I can even print 4.5 feet wide by however long.

hold it up at the next game...

on paper... then just trash it

Don't get me wrong i love My Texans but C'mon Man something has to give...

JWarren14
12-07-2009, 05:46 PM
First one I got, I just asked to see what was around Reliant, I can look into other areas as well

$5,000 - This vendor is more expensive, but it's one of the only available boards near Reliant. Cost does not include production.

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/3219/610kirby.png

Shaft75
12-07-2009, 05:48 PM
Who produces the artwork for the sign? $5k is a one month rental?

JWarren14
12-07-2009, 05:52 PM
Ya one month for $5k, they produce the vinyl which is an additional cost. We would produce the artwork.

This is a "prime board" definitely one of the more expensive ones around.

bckey
12-07-2009, 06:07 PM
100 people at $50 a person plus production costs. What is your estimate for production costs Warren?

JWarren14
12-07-2009, 06:26 PM
Last quote I got on production of vinyl from this vendor on this size board was $700.

I will do some more looking tomorrow.

What areas of town, I was just looking for available ones near Reliant.

Kimmy
12-07-2009, 06:32 PM
Soooo I am guessing everyone is really, really frustrated with the way the season has turned out and would love to have your opinion on the state of our franchise seen or heard.

The Raiders and Bills have both purchased a Billboard to show their displeasure with the current state of their organizations. It may not have done any good, but the Bills fired their Head Coach and the Raiders just beat the Steelers on the road.

So my question is, is there enough of us to raise money to lease a billboard to send a message to our organization.

I work in advertising and have contacts at the major outdoor vendors, so I can work on price and contract.

I am sure with the way we all use social media we can reach enough people to raise the money pretty quickly. Through Facebook, Twitter, Forums, etc we should be able to reach a large number of frustrated fans.

So who is in?


All you have to do is go to hcad.org and type his name in, you get his home AND mailing address -- why not mail directly to him?

texanskan
12-07-2009, 06:35 PM
I'm in if we can get 200-300 folks it will be cheap

With this board + HT.com + Clutchfans + Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=209924997215

should be easy, just set up a paypal account

bckey
12-07-2009, 06:38 PM
I think you should start a thread on all 3 of the bb and see what kind of commitments we can get. That will probably be the biggest determining factor in location. $700 for production costs seems pretty reasonable to me. So I think location will have to come down to dollars raised. Maybe post a few different options in case $5700 is out of reach. Honestly though I think we should be able to come up with it. It needs to happen before the season is over and our last home game.

HouSportsWriter
12-07-2009, 06:41 PM
im in!!!!!!!!

DerekLee1
12-07-2009, 06:45 PM
Sorry, but I can't support calling out your team that publicly. I think it's a pathetic move as a fan. Public showing should be positive. If you have negativity about the organization, keep it here, or send letters to the organizations. But putting a "Fire Kubiak" billboard next to the stadium is classless.

Grams
12-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Sorry, but I can't support calling out your team that publicly. I think it's a pathetic move as a fan. Public showing should be positive. If you have negativity about the organization, keep it here, or send letters to the organizations. But putting a "Fire Kubiak" billboard next to the stadium is classless.


I agree.

Shaft75
12-07-2009, 06:56 PM
Sorry, but I can't support calling out your team that publicly. I think it's a pathetic move as a fan. Public showing should be positive. If you have negativity about the organization, keep it here, or send letters to the organizations. But putting a "Fire Kubiak" billboard next to the stadium is classless.

Nobody said FIRE KUBIAK would be the billboard. More like let's make a change.

bckey
12-07-2009, 07:03 PM
Nobody has even said what would be on the billboard.

Shaft75
12-07-2009, 07:19 PM
Nobody has even said what would be on the billboard.

The sign should read:

Mr. McNair,
We want to win. Please make the moves to make this possible.

Signed,
The Fans

BattleRedToro
12-07-2009, 09:43 PM
The sign should read:

Mr. McNair,
We want to win. Please make the moves to make this possible.

Signed,
The Fans

I prefer:

Mr. McNair, please hire a REAL Head Coach.

Joe Texan
12-07-2009, 10:07 PM
If your Pissed you do not think Bob is Pissed. You should see him walk off the feild, and why is he on the feild to begin with. Bob is as pissed as us and I will wait on his decision.

TimeKiller
12-08-2009, 08:30 AM
In all seriousness, I do not want to join the ranks of the Bills and Raiders. Bob isn't the problem like Al is or...whoever runs the Bills.

But just cuz I like being funny:

Dear Fake Houston Texans:
Due to poor representation we, the real Houston Texans, would like you to change your name to something that represents YOU. Try Crap-Hammers.

SPLAT!

I got a hundred on that.

MannyFresh
12-08-2009, 08:41 AM
Sorry, but I can't support calling out your team that publicly. I think it's a pathetic move as a fan. Public showing should be positive. If you have negativity about the organization, keep it here, or send letters to the organizations. But putting a "Fire Kubiak" billboard next to the stadium is classless.


Everyone has an opinion...on that note, umm, I'm in!

JWarren14
12-08-2009, 11:26 AM
N.Fwy/508 Jewett S. of Caval $3765
N.Fwy/303 Tarver N.of Cavalcade $1900
Eastex Fwy @ Walker/S of Minute $5300
5545 SW Fwy/W of West Loop $8235
12330 Hwy 290/E of Bingle $5765

*All costs above include production*

I can post pictures, but don't have the time right now

First board I posted is available 12/28

Message should be classy even though some may think the act is classless. I think the Raiders board was pretty good "Mr. Davis, Please do the right thing and hire a GM"

Here is the form to fill out to begin the process.

http://tinyurl.com/texansfansmsg

Please post URL wherever you can, also if you want the code to embed the form email me at imatexan14@gmail.com.

Let's see what happens...