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2slik4u
09-02-2010, 10:23 PM
Yeah yeah yeah I know. Its one talking head from ESPN......but, this is officially the first time I have ever seen so much respect paid to the Texans in our history.

Made me smile a bit.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/preview10/news/story?id=5493278

The guy who picked us was Seth Wickersham.

:whip:

gtexan02
09-02-2010, 10:28 PM
Wow, we're a trendy pick again this year, despite our ridiculous schedule. I'd say a good portion have us at least in the playoffs

2slik4u
09-02-2010, 10:29 PM
Wow, we're a trendy pick again this year, despite our ridiculous schedule. I'd say a good portion have us at least in the playoffs

Yep, but ONE finally has us going to the superbowl.

houstonspartan
09-03-2010, 12:47 AM
Damn, he's got us going to the Super Bowl in Dallas, no less. I would lose it if that happened.

TimeKiller
09-03-2010, 01:25 AM
I'd take out a loan for Super Bowl tickets.

Norg
09-03-2010, 01:38 AM
we are really not that much of a trendy pick

everyone is saying the colts are winning the AFCS no ifs and or butts about it its already locked

and the Pats Ravens and Jets will all be super badass thats all im hearing

thunderkyss
09-03-2010, 05:45 AM
Yeah yeah yeah I know. Its one talking head from ESPN......but, this is officially the first time I have ever seen so much respect paid to the Texans in our history.

Made me smile a bit.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/preview10/news/story?id=5493278

The guy who picked us was Seth Wickersham.

:whip:

This made me so happy, I had to rub one out.

pbat488
09-03-2010, 05:49 AM
Matt Mosley of NFC East blog fame also has AJ wining OPOY award if y'all didn't notice.

RipTraxx
09-03-2010, 05:54 AM
Fantastic!

Too bad i've never heard of this guy until now.......

BigBull17
09-03-2010, 08:31 AM
I'd sell my body for Super Bowl tickets.

Fixed it for ya.

gtexan02
09-03-2010, 08:39 AM
This made me so happy, I had to rub one out.

:backsout:

Dude, this is a family friendly board. How could you think to yourself "Nows heres something everyone needs to know"

nero THE zero
09-03-2010, 09:09 AM
Wow, we're a trendy pick again this year, despite our ridiculous schedule. I'd say a good portion have us at least in the playoffs

We play essentially the same schedule as the rest of the AFC South, so if you think that we're better than the Colts, then the schedule is really immaterial.

houstonspartan
09-03-2010, 01:46 PM
this made me so happy, i had to rub one out.

lmao!

thunderkyss
09-03-2010, 01:58 PM
I was actually being sarcastic. I can't believe some people get so excited about what some pundit says.

Dwade
09-03-2010, 06:27 PM
I was actually being sarcastic. I can't believe some people get so excited about what some pundit says.

This.

Talking heads don't know anymore than we do (some probably know less), they are just throwing out their opinions same as us.

BullNation4Life
09-03-2010, 06:32 PM
Packer - Texans Super Bowl in Jerry World. Texans have beat them before in the "Frozen Tundra that is Lambau Field"

I likey.....

houstonspartan
09-03-2010, 08:08 PM
Packer - Texans Super Bowl in Jerry World. Texans have beat them before in the "Frozen Tundra that is Lambau Field"

I likey.....

I was at that game. Froze my butt off, but had a great time. Packer fans are great hosts.

Also, that game was the return of Matt Schaub, and I didn't think it was a good idea to bring him back when the temperature was -10 or so at game time. But, he rocked and rolled.

Heath Shuler
09-05-2010, 09:43 AM
http://www.nfl.com/kickoff/story/09000d5d81a35e90/article/packers-unanimously-picked-to-reach-super-bowl-xlv?module=HP_spotlight

DavidC
09-05-2010, 11:23 AM
http://www.nfl.com/kickoff/story/09000d5d81a35e90/article/packers-unanimously-picked-to-reach-super-bowl-xlv?module=HP_spotlight

I like the Packers a lot this year, but I am a little surprised that every one of these guys picked them to go to the Super Bowl. At least if they are all picking the Packers to go to Jerry's World, that means nobody is picking the Cowboys to go.

thunderkyss
09-05-2010, 11:30 AM
I like the Packers a lot this year, but I am a little surprised that every one of these guys picked them to go to the Super Bowl. At least if they are all picking the Packers to go to Jerry's World, that means nobody is picking the Cowboys to go.

I've got the Packers losing the Super Bowl to that lil'ole club from Houston.

The Pencil Neck
09-05-2010, 11:31 AM
I like the Packers a lot this year, but I am a little surprised that every one of these guys picked them to go to the Super Bowl. At least if they are all picking the Packers to go to Jerry's World, that means nobody is picking the Cowboys to go.

ESPN Expert's Picks (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/preview10/news/story?id=5493278)

Of the ESPN "experts", 8 of them pick the Packers for the SB, 4 of them the Cowboys, and then one each go for the Niners, Giants, and Saints.

I really don't see the Niners or Giants making it to the SB and I'm surprised no one chose the Vikings.

Wolf
09-05-2010, 11:39 AM
Colts paper doesn't think so and are talking bigger plans in the AFC south

Another sweep for the Colts in the AFC South?

Here in Indianapolis, we all tend to look at the Colts through rose-colored glasses. We think they’re great, think they’re unbeatable and think they’re absolutely the best team in the NFL.

Star assistant sports editor Tom Brew is convinced the Colts will dominate the AFC South again on their way to another Super Bowl. Since he couldn’t find anyone to argue with in Indy, he sought out Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, Jaguars beat writer Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union and Paul Kuharsky, AFC South blogger at ESPN.com. They had lots of laughs at their virtual roundtable, and lots of disagreements:



http://www.indystar.com/article/20100905/SPORTS03/9050369/Another-sweep-for-the-Colts-in-the-AFC-South


kind of funny that NO Houston reporter was on this and they went with AFC south blogger for BSPN


but there was some love I guess.. Lord I am tired of the talking and potential that the Texans have , THEY NEED TO DO IT ON THE FIELD

Wyatt: Not so fast, Tom. I suspect the Colts will be better than last year. The problem is the teams behind them have improved as well. The Colts might pull off a 13-3 season this fall, but two of those losses will come in the division. Colts fans won't know what to do with themselves when their team loses the season opener in Houston. Don't rule out an "L" in Nashville, either.

Brew: Yeah, I know the Texans are looking at this opener as the biggest game in franchise history. But I still can't buy into them completely, especially with their best defensive player (Brian Cushing) out for four weeks and Peyton Manning having months to prepare for them. You know he hasn't been worried about preseason games. It's all about Game 1.

Wyatt: The Texans have been underachievers over the years, but this is the year they get over the hump.

Brew: About the playoffs. There are too many other good teams in the AFC East and AFC North for anyone but the Colts to make the playoffs from the AFC South.

Wyatt: That's one way to look at it. Another is those teams will beat each other up. The Texans will be there.

Kuharsky: I'm not feeling good about the Texans or the Titans as a playoff team. But as I work on my predictions file, I see one wild card from the North and am not finding a team to love for the sixth spot, either.

The Pencil Neck
09-05-2010, 11:45 AM
Colts paper doesn't think so and are talking bigger plans in the AFC south



http://www.indystar.com/article/20100905/SPORTS03/9050369/Another-sweep-for-the-Colts-in-the-AFC-South


kind of funny that NO Houston reporter was on this and they went with AFC south blogger for BSPN


but there was some love I guess.. Lord I am tired of the talking and potential that the Texans have , THEY NEED TO DO IT ON THE FIELD

I want to destroy the Colts. I really do. I want to shut all those guys up although there was one guy that did like the Texans, but still. Destroy the Colts. And the rest of the AFC South. And the NFC East. And the AFC West. Just pollardize everybody.

thunderkyss
09-05-2010, 12:00 PM
I want to destroy the Colts. I really do. I want to shut all those guys up although there was one guy that did like the Texans, but still. Destroy the Colts. And the rest of the AFC South. And the NFC East. And the AFC West. Just pollardize everybody.

Lord knows I respect the Colts, and what they've done since the inception of the AFC South. But I truly believe they are going to struggle this year. As I've mentioned, their schedule is identical to ours, with the exception of the Baltimore & Jets game. Instead they play the Patriots, and the Bengals.

I don't see them going 13-3 this year, & I doubt they'll get their regular 12 wins.

I'm going against the grain here, but I still believe the AFC South is the toughest division in football, from top to bottom. & it's the Colts superiority that is the reason for it. The Jags play the Colts tough, the Titans play the Colts tough, and we play the Colts tough. That's six games that they've always "found a way" to win. But they'll also be playing the NFC East, which should provide for some good games. San Diego isn't going to make it easy for them, neither will the Patriots or the Bengals.

I think 11 games will take the division, and we'll probably be 10-5 going into Jacksonville January 2nd. If we win, we'll take the division, if we lose, we're watching the post season on TV... again.

ObsiWan
09-05-2010, 12:28 PM
Fantastic!

Too bad i've never heard of this guy until now.......

Oh I remember him. The last time he even noticed the Texans was when HWWNBN left for Carolina...

LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2931784)


Don't think, just throw

David Carr got beat up, put down and thrown out of Houston. But to find success in Carolina, he really needs to get out of his head, writes Seth Wickersham.

Edit:
oh and he did write this piece (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=wickersham_seth&id=3472133) about Okoye turning 21

houstonspartan
09-05-2010, 01:07 PM
Lord knows I respect the Colts, and what they've done since the inception of the AFC South. But I truly believe they are going to struggle this year. As I've mentioned, their schedule is identical to ours, with the exception of the Baltimore & Jets game. Instead they play the Patriots, and the Bengals.

I don't see them going 13-3 this year, & I doubt they'll get their regular 12 wins.

I'm going against the grain here, but I still believe the AFC South is the toughest division in football, from top to bottom. & it's the Colts superiority that is the reason for it. The Jags play the Colts tough, the Titans play the Colts tough, and we play the Colts tough. That's six games that they've always "found a way" to win. But they'll also be playing the NFC East, which should provide for some good games. San Diego isn't going to make it easy for them, neither will the Patriots or the Bengals.

I think 11 games will take the division, and we'll probably be 10-5 going into Jacksonville January 2nd. If we win, we'll take the division, if we lose, we're watching the post season on TV... again.

Agree. I think Indy is due for an off year. I know that Peyton is Superman, but, even a one man show can have kinks every now and then. They had a LOT of close calls last year. They won a few games they surely should have lost.

Dan B.
09-05-2010, 01:37 PM
I've been expecting Indy to fall off since Marvin left. At this point I'm not going to believe it till I see it.

jaayteetx
09-05-2010, 01:39 PM
Agree. I think Indy is due for an off year. I know that Peyton is Superman, but, even a one man show can have kinks every now and then. They had a LOT of close calls last year. They won a few games they surely should have lost.

I thought that last year. And the year before. And the year before that. You get the idea. If the Texans are gonna win this division, they need to TAKE it, not hope for an off year from the Colts.

Wolf
09-05-2010, 01:40 PM
as long as the forehead is there, they will keep chugging along

DexmanC
09-05-2010, 02:13 PM
Brian Cushing may be hour highest profile defensive player, but he's not yet
our BEST defensive player. He needs to do it a couple more years before
he's ahead of Demeco and Mario.

Defensively, the Texans will be fine. Just like they were fine on both
sides of the ball the last FOUR TIMES this team played. All that's left
to do, is have the collective nads to FINISH THE DAMN GAME!

thunderkyss
09-05-2010, 02:37 PM
Brian Cushing may be hour highest profile defensive player, but he's not yet
our BEST defensive player. He needs to do it a couple more years before
he's ahead of Demeco and Mario.

Defensively, the Texans will be fine. Just like they were fine on both
sides of the ball the last FOUR TIMES this team played. All that's left
to do, is have the collective nads to FINISH THE DAMN GAME!

Agreed, 100%

TexanExile
09-05-2010, 03:59 PM
Brian Cushing may be hour highest profile defensive player, but he's not yet
our BEST defensive player.

You're right, but he's the only one Paul Kuharsky bothers to write no-value-added sarcasmo-journalism hit pieces (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/13744/overtrained-athlete-syndrome-really) about...and the only one he weeps into his pillow about when his dreamboat ignores him. Witness this Kuharsky tweet:

Doesn't appear I will speak to Brian Cushing while visiting #Texans. Seems to be off limits. His doc is not talking either. #NFL
3:33 PM Aug 18th via web

It's OK, Paul. We've all had crushes. He might notice your new outfit next time. Sometimes when boys are mean to you it's because they really like you.

Dan B.
09-05-2010, 04:09 PM
I always thought Kuharsky did a good job with the Texans. He was usually complimentary but realistic.

DexmanC
09-05-2010, 04:15 PM
I've been expecting Indy to fall off since Marvin left. At this point I'm not going to believe it till I see it.

Heh. That big-foreheaded demon has Garcon looking like a young
Marvin out there.

Arky
09-05-2010, 04:27 PM
Wickersham is on the panel of ESPN "experts" that predict the weekly games during the season at ESPN.com. He frequently picks upsets which if correct, make him look like the smartest guy in the room and if wrong, make him look like a dumba$$. Mortensen, Hoge, Jaws and Schefter usually have a better win% than he does. So, he's not afraid to go out on a limb but he frequently falls on his face. As a Texan fan, I hope he is right on this one...

http://espn.go.com/nfl/picks

Link has no content right now, but will fill in about Wednesday/Thursday of this week...

2slik4u
09-05-2010, 04:36 PM
I was actually being sarcastic. I can't believe some people get so excited about what some pundit says.

Bro, dont be such a cynic. The point on posting this one was to show the exposure and respect the Houston Texans are getting. They have grown from the leagues door mat to where they are today.

Thought some people would like to see it. I think we all know that guys like that know about as much as we do but like I said, exposure, exposure, exposure!

Plus, last time I checked, I thought thats what this message board was all about? Anything and everything related to Texans football.

thunderkyss
09-05-2010, 05:08 PM
exposure, exposure, exposure!

Plus, last time I checked, I thought thats what this message board was all about? Anything and everything related to Texans football.

I get what you are saying. But I value your opinion more than that guys. I don't care for their respect, I watch this team, I follow this team, I love this team.

I've been through all the ridicule, the taunting, the whatever, I'm numb to all that now.

As long as you believe, and I believe, I've got all I need.

Don't need to sound trumpets when some dipweed believes.

thunderkyss
09-05-2010, 05:18 PM
I thought that last year. And the year before. And the year before that. You get the idea. If the Texans are gonna win this division, they need to TAKE it, not hope for an off year from the Colts.

Difference here, I'm not really expecting them to fall. I expect them to lose one more game than they usually do, 11-5.

2slik4u
09-05-2010, 05:20 PM
I get what you are saying. But I value your opinion more than that guys. I don't care for their respect, I watch this team, I follow this team, I love this team.

I've been through all the ridicule, the taunting, the whatever, I'm numb to all that now.

As long as you believe, and I believe, I've got all I need.

Don't need to sound trumpets when some dipweed believes.

Word. On another note, football starts in 4 *******ing days!!! Cant express my excitement enough.