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cdollaz
12-15-2010, 12:53 PM
I know it is a small thing as compared to what is happening on the field, but I was a little pissed at the roof not being open Monday night.

I would think we would like to have the image of being a "football town" at some point and have a respected franchise, and closing the roof because it is a bit chilly outside doesn't really fit in with that type of image. Monday night was perfect football weather.

When you think of some of the most storied franchises, like Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and more recently, New England, you think their playing in cold and snow and their fans turning out anyway.

Honestly, if I was a fan of another team, I would probably be laughing at the closing of the roof here. It just seems really puss-like.

houstonspartan
12-15-2010, 12:55 PM
I was pissed. The weather wasn't that cold. And, the stadium looks nice on television at night.

wagonhed
12-15-2010, 12:55 PM
Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.

TexCanada
12-15-2010, 12:55 PM
I know it is a small thing as compared to what is happening on the field, but I was a little pissed at the roof not being open Monday night.

I would think we would like to have the image of being a "football town" at some point and have a respected franchise, and closing the roof because it is a bit chilly outside doesn't really fit in with that type of image. Monday night was perfect football weather.

When you think of some of the most storied franchises, like Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and more recently, New England, you think their playing in cold and snow and their fans turning out anyway.

Honestly, if I was a fan of another team, I would probably be laughing at the closing of the roof here. It just seems really puss-like.

Football in the cold is very fun. For our CFL playoff game a few weeks ago we dipped down to about -15 Fahrenheit. Now that was brutal.

houstonspartan
12-15-2010, 12:56 PM
Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.

Actually, surprisingly, we play well in cold weather, for some reason. Strange, but true.

cdollaz
12-15-2010, 12:57 PM
Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.

We won in Green Bay a couple of years ago, so that argument doesn't hold water.

Besides, the decision wasn't based on our opponent, it was based on some pre-determined threshold which, when met, means the roof is automatically closed.

BIG TORO
12-15-2010, 12:58 PM
It was closed cuz we are soft, just like our team!:smiliepalm:

texanhead08
12-15-2010, 01:02 PM
It was colder than last night at the Denver Thursday night game a couple years ago and it was open that night.

El Tejano
12-15-2010, 01:07 PM
I believe its what made the pretty empty crowd sound louder. When Jacoby got that 2 point conversion that place was loud and I believe it forced the OT because Ravens couldn't do squat.

Old School
12-15-2010, 01:09 PM
Maybe they wanted the roof closed to hold in the crowd noise. Just a little extra edge.

NitroGSXR
12-15-2010, 01:19 PM
Battle red day. Closing the roof exposed the sea of red hidden under warm jackets.

It was a very effective use of our stadium.

IDEXAN
12-15-2010, 01:30 PM
I believe its what made the pretty empty crowd sound louder.
You mean there was a lot of empty seats on a nationally televised MNF game ?

infantrycak
12-15-2010, 02:46 PM
Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.

We are either 4-0 or 5-0 in games with a field temp below freezing.

As for noise, seeing colors, etc. no reason to work so hard, it was in accordance with the stated roof policy.

Trail.Blazr
12-15-2010, 03:17 PM
From what I saw on TV, I do recall seeing a close up of Flacco, seemingly disoriented/unable to hear instruction/play call from the sideline.

So in that respect alone, If it only screwed up a single play call for the Ravens, I'm glad it was closed.

JMO

Texan_Bill
12-15-2010, 04:18 PM
We won in Green Bay a couple of years ago, so that argument doesn't hold water.

Besides, the decision wasn't based on our opponent, it was based on some pre-determined threshold which, when met, means the roof is automatically closed.

50/80 Rule was implemented after the Pittsburgh game a few years back. It was somewhere around 46 or 47 at kick-off.

Mean Machine
12-15-2010, 04:59 PM
The roof was open when we got in line on Kirby around 2pm...we all wonderred, since it was 54 degrees then if it would hold to above 50 for kick off time....well it didn't.
I guess it's OK.
Might well think thru the 50-80 rule, make it 40-80 maybe, better numbers anyhow.
Would have been neat for blimp shot of looking down into stadium on TV

JB
12-15-2010, 05:05 PM
They oughta change it to 40-70

Stemp
12-15-2010, 05:11 PM
All I know is it was damn cold in the parking lot where we were watching the game.

CretorFrigg
12-15-2010, 05:12 PM
They oughta change it to 40-70

It should be -50 to 70.

Texan_Bill
12-15-2010, 05:15 PM
They oughta change it to 40-70

Agree, totally!! Below 40 outside the stadium isn't 40 degrees inside the stadium.

The jacked up part about the whole thing is they have to make a decision 90 minutes before kick-off. So if 90 minutes before, the forecast is for below 50, they have to pull the trigger on keeping it closed.... This is Houston Texas for cryin' out loud. You don't like the weather? Wait 10 minutes, it'll change.

Ole Miss Texan
12-15-2010, 05:17 PM
I love the roof open, especially night games. Love it love it love it.

With that said, I understand it would probably be louder with the roof closed so I have no problem with it (but only for that reason!)

imatexan
12-15-2010, 05:17 PM
It should be -50 to 70.


Now we are going the opposite direction of the original thread posting and sounding more like wussies.

I think it should be 40-80 but I do like the noise when the roof is closed so I see benefits either way.

sandmanx
12-15-2010, 05:23 PM
I heard that it's no longer a hard 50-80 rule anymore, and they use their best judgment now, whatever that means. I'd personally like to see it closed above 85F, and open otherwise unless it's raining.

scourge
12-15-2010, 05:30 PM
50/80 Rule was implemented after the Pittsburgh game a few years back. It was somewhere around 46 or 47 at kick-off.

That game was brutal, especially in the endzone on the Bull Pen side. Not amusing at all. There were all kinds of heat related illnesses during that game. Sunburns, too.

Didn't help that we were crushed by the Steelers. They had more fans cheering than we did from what it sounded like when we were there. Not to mention that was the game P-Burnt did that Olay!!! to allow the rb(believe it was Parker) an easy touchdown.

SheTexan
12-15-2010, 06:24 PM
ESPN had something to do with it being closed. When we drew the MNF game they contacted the Texans and requested it to be our Battle Red game. I read this someplace, can't remember when. SOOO, I wasn't surprised to see it closed, regardless of the temp.

houstonspartan
12-15-2010, 06:29 PM
ESPN had something to do with it being closed. When we drew the MNF game they contacted the Texans and requested it to be our Battle Red game. I read this someplace, can't remember when. SOOO, I wasn't surprised to see it closed, regardless of the temp.

I'm lost. Why would ESPN request that game to be our Battle Red game? And what does Battle Red have to do with the roof being open or closed? And why would ESPN specifically want the roof closed? If anything, they were probably upset because they couldn't get good visuals from the sky. Reliant looks fantastic on tv at night.

I'm just a little confused by what you're saying.

SheTexan
12-15-2010, 06:45 PM
I'm lost. Why would ESPN request that game to be our Battle Red game? And what does Battle Red have to do with the roof being open or closed? And why would ESPN specifically want the roof closed? If anything, they were probably upset because they couldn't get good visuals from the sky. Reliant looks fantastic on tv at night.

I'm just a little confused by what you're saying.

I don't know why! I read that after the sch came out! It was a long time ago, and I don't remember if it was online or via media. ESPN is all about marketing, and the Texans were SUPPOSE to be playoff bound, lots of hype back then. Battle Red day has traditionally been a very exciting, fun, media packed game. I don't know WHY this is, it just is! Seeing the stadium and fans all decked out in Red is appealing on TV, and they make a big deal out of it. Heck, they went downtown and dressed all the statues in red, plastered BATTLE RED all over town, the mayor even made Monday officially Battle Red Day. Woudn't look as appealing to see 70,000 different shades of jackets opposed to mostly red shirts and jerseys. They gave out thousands of red shirts Monday night to make sure the ALL RED looked good for ESPN! But, they do that every year. Most likely it was a co effort by the Texans and ESPN.

ChampionTexan
12-15-2010, 06:49 PM
We are either 4-0 or 5-0 in games with a field temp below freezing.



I think the Philly game a couple of weeks ago blew our perfect cold weather record. Prior to that, we were undefeated.

Kaiser Toro
12-15-2010, 07:10 PM
Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.

I was in 8 degree weather watching the Texans beat the Packers at Lambeau. I find your thoughts on the matter, unsound.

Double Barrel
12-15-2010, 07:15 PM
I'm lost. Why would ESPN request that game to be our Battle Red game? And what does Battle Red have to do with the roof being open or closed? And why would ESPN specifically want the roof closed? If anything, they were probably upset because they couldn't get good visuals from the sky. Reliant looks fantastic on tv at night.

I'm just a little confused by what you're saying.

Santa Claus. We gave the gift of victory to the Ravens.

CretorFrigg
12-15-2010, 07:17 PM
I don't like the roof closed. Like I mentioned earlier, it should only be closed if it's over 80 degrees. Who cares about the cold? That's FOOTBALL weather!

Santa Claus. We gave the gift of victory to the Ravens.

lol! I wish I could rep you again.

thunderkyss
12-15-2010, 08:00 PM
I know it is a small thing as compared to what is happening on the field, but I was a little pissed at the roof not being open Monday night.


Just another example of the "thinking power" of this franchise.

houstonspartan
12-15-2010, 08:09 PM
I was in 8 degree weather watching the Texans beat the Packers at Lambeau. I find your thoughts on the matter, unsound.

Hey! I was at that game. It was a blast. We stayed at the team hotel in Appleton. The people in Appleton-Green Bay are nice as all get out, and Packer fans are cool.

That was a fun trip. Though, sadly, yet another $1,200 I've sunk into this team and it's brand over the last five years with nothing in return.... :pissed:

Craig.
12-15-2010, 08:40 PM
They don't seem to have any qualms about opening it when it's a few degrees over 80. This kinda ticked me off.

Speedy
12-15-2010, 10:18 PM
I think the Philly game a couple of weeks ago blew our perfect cold weather record. Prior to that, we were undefeated.

6-1 in games below 40 degrees. 2-0 in games below 10 degrees.

JB
12-15-2010, 10:21 PM
They don't seem to have any qualms about opening it when it's a few degrees over 80. This kinda ticked me off.

Yeah, the early game I went to this year was brutal in the sun... And I think it was like 76 at kickoff, supposedly.