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HTown2ATX
12-15-2010, 02:18 PM
My dad and his family are all from Pittsburgh.

My mom and most of her family are in or from NYC area.

Dad annually tries to press me to get on board with the Steelers about this time of year and my mom does the same for the Giants.

I think it's funny. I would never leave the Texans. If it aint H-Town I don't sport it. /End

Anyways, it's recruiting time again in my family....just wondering if anyone else's family tries the same thing and if so for what team?

(Thought this would be a good break from the annual fecal matter throwing this time of year on the board....)

CretorFrigg
12-15-2010, 02:23 PM
Ah, we're in the same boat. Growing up in Utah, I was raised a die-hard Broncos fan. My dad lives, breathes, and bleeds the orange and blue. Needless to say, my allegiance to the Texans have many in my family branding me a traitor.

We have more wins than the Broncos. :doot:

Ole Miss Texan
12-15-2010, 02:54 PM
Question is... would you get a jaywalking ticket in Pittsburgh or NYC?? lol

Trail.Blazr
12-15-2010, 03:01 PM
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LOL, ironically enough, season after season, I find myself wondering what it would be like to be a Steeler fan :-) They are consistently contenders.

Hey, on the bright side... Houston is consistent too!


Look at it this way.. each team has the same ceiling... If you are "new" Steeler fan, you're already there at the top, so you only get the enjoyment out of being there, but you've missed out on the enjoyment of getting there. And, the fall is higher.

Where as Texan fan has EVERYTHING to look forward to and little fall!

HTown2ATX
12-15-2010, 03:09 PM
Question is... would you get a jaywalking ticket in Pittsburgh or NYC?? lol


:lol:

Doubt it. It's a free for all up there for pedestrians.

Though I'd probably get a ticket for smoking. That place has gone to hell since they closed down all the nudie bars and mag shops damnit! ;)

El Tejano
12-15-2010, 03:28 PM
My dad and his family are all from Pittsburgh.

My mom and most of her family are in or from NYC area.

Dad annually tries to press me to get on board with the Steelers about this time of year and my mom does the same for the Giants.

I think it's funny. I would never leave the Texans. If it aint H-Town I don't sport it. /End

Anyways, it's recruiting time again in my family....just wondering if anyone else's family tries the same thing and if so for what team?

(Thought this would be a good break from the annual fecal matter throwing this time of year on the board....)

Just remind your Dad that it's his fault in the first place that he never taught you from the moment you were born that you will root for the team he roots for or he will disown you as a son.

Mr. Texan
12-15-2010, 03:31 PM
My family tried to get me on the Saints bandwagon because they're from Louisiana.

Sad, because they didn't even care about the Saints until they started winning.

We shall overcome some day...*sigh*

CretorFrigg
12-15-2010, 03:31 PM
Just remind your Dad that it's his fault in the first place that he never taught you from the moment you were born that you will root for the team he roots for or he will disown you as a son.

I would never subject my son to the torture Texans fans experience every week. :smiliepalm:

BetaV1
12-15-2010, 03:32 PM
I'm born, raised, and still live in New Orleans. Virtually all my co-workers and family members are big homers, so it's usually this time of year where they rub it in pretty hard. I like the Saints quite a bit, but I won't give up on my Texans no matter what.

Ya know, it's actually quite funny because I've been to Houston quite a few times in my life due to hurricanes, the occasional vacation, passing through (on my way to McAllen), and to visit relatives in the Houston area. I'm not sure why, but I always felt more at home just driving through Houston than I ever felt in New Orleans. Great city.

HTown2ATX
12-15-2010, 03:46 PM
I would never subject my son to the torture Texans fans experience every week. :smiliepalm:

Lol....my 4 year old daughter loves the Texans with me. She was going to games with me at 2 in her cheerleader outfit at Reliant.

She watches them as much as a 4 year old can I guess when I have them on but she does not like the Cowboys....I got her branded texans only at a young age.

Which is awesome b/c her step dad loves the Cowboys and tries to watch the game and apparently my daughter tells him that the Cowboys "are mean" and that she does not like them!!! LOL

Score one for me!!! Take that (jk)!

False Start
12-15-2010, 03:54 PM
A friend of mine from back in the days of working on the road with the band, was a hardcore Cowgirls fan. We used to get into some knockdown drag out fights over football, specifically how bad the Cowgirls suck, lol. We actually got into a fist fight while drunk one time because of 19-10.

Well, recently we saw each other for the first time in years at an EHG concert. He said the most shocking thing. He has now converted to a Texans fan. :thud:

The thing that made him have this change of heart, Andre Johnson. He said he has never been a bigger fan of any player, that includes Emmit, and Troy Boy. I have never been so proud of the guy, lol. :texans:

mattieuk
12-15-2010, 04:00 PM
When the Texans season finishes, the football season finishes in my opinion.

Apart from betting on the playoffs, nothing holds my interest once H-town is down and out.

My advice - get your interest out of football and save your sanity. If you are still watching NFL, it becomes a weekly "man, the Texans could totally beat this team!'-fest, and it becomes old real quick.

Time to focus on Canucks hockey for me now. Thanks for another year NFL, I'll catchya in 2012.

:mariopalm:

Showtime100
12-15-2010, 04:05 PM
I'm lucky if you want to call it that. My sisters and mom hardly know sports at all so it's just me and my dad. He's pure Houston as I am so we talk at halftime and after game. I going over to watch it with him this Sunday while my wife and mom go out to eat and talk smack about me.

I do have relatives that favor Dallas but they wouldn't dare try and convert me...lol.

houstonspartan
12-15-2010, 04:27 PM
When the Texans season finishes, the football season finishes in my opinion.

Apart from betting on the playoffs, nothing holds my interest once H-town is down and out.

My advice - get your interest out of football and save your sanity. If you are still watching NFL, it becomes a weekly "man, the Texans could totally beat this team!'-fest, and it becomes old real quick.

Time to focus on Canucks hockey for me now. Thanks for another year NFL, I'll catchya in 2012.

:mariopalm:

Oh man, I just had this conversation with someone yesterday. I was saying how I can't wait until the season is over, and he said he couldn't wait until the Texans season was over, but that he was still going to enjoy some playoff football.

As I told him, the problem for me is that I'll see a team like Atlanta (which was a mess a few years ago) and I'll get extremely bitter and angry towards the Texans. It's almost a waste of time watching.

houstonspartan
12-15-2010, 04:29 PM
I'm born, raised, and still live in New Orleans. Virtually all my co-workers and family members are big homers, so it's usually this time of year where they rub it in pretty hard. I like the Saints quite a bit, but I won't give up on my Texans no matter what.

Ya know, it's actually quite funny because I've been to Houston quite a few times in my life due to hurricanes, the occasional vacation, passing through (on my way to McAllen), and to visit relatives in the Houston area. I'm not sure why, but I always felt more at home just driving through Houston than I ever felt in New Orleans. Great city.

Sants fans are a bunch of obnoxious asses. I can't stand them. Ugh. I respect Sean Payton's accomplishments, and I've always liked Drew Brees, but, other than that, the Saints can burn in hell as far as I'm concerned.

FirstTexansFan
12-15-2010, 04:42 PM
I'm married to a Steeler's fan. She tries to put Steeler's stickers on my truck (I scrape them off), she changes my Texan's hitch receiver to a Steeler's, I change it back. She has a Steeler's DirecTV remote, I remove the batteries and hide it. She has a Steeler's snuggie, (Who buys these?) and Jersey's for Polumalu, and Ward. I won't tell you what I've done to these, but I may need a good lawyer :)
I also have an older brother, Uncle, and cousins who are diehard Sowboy fans :(

FML!

cdollaz
12-15-2010, 04:46 PM
The only thing that would likely lead me to ditching the Texans is if the owner shows over time that winning is not his #1 priority. If that becomes the case, then I would likely bolt.

And if that happened, the Steelers would probably become my #1 team. I just like and respect pretty much everything about that organization.

mattieuk
12-15-2010, 05:37 PM
The only thing that would likely lead me to ditching the Texans is if the owner shows over time that winning is not his #1 priority. If that becomes the case, then I would likely bolt.

And if that happened, the Steelers would probably become my #1 team. I just like and respect pretty much everything about that organization.

Except their QB? Hmm, they replaced their jackass kicker, so thats my only Steeler beef at the moment. Watching Polamalu play football does make me pretty happy though.

Double Barrel
12-15-2010, 06:00 PM
Move the Texans and take the Houston off the front of the name and then I'll quit. Until then, I'm just a glutton for punishment.

I feel bad for my 8 yo son. The Texans have sucked his entire existence. He asked me this year if he could root for another team in addition to the Texans. I granted permission as long as it's not the Titans or Cowboys. I think he's going with the Patriots, and who can blame him?

My only hope for rooting for an additional NFL team beyond the Texans is if my oldest son gets drafted in a couple of years. Knowing my luck, though, he'll be sporting a Titans or Cowboys jersey. Blood is tight, but not that tight. I just couldn't do it.

LOL, ironically enough, season after season, I find myself wondering what it would be like to be a Steeler fan :-) They are consistently contenders.

I've wondered the same thing. Three freakin' coaches in the past several decades and all have Championship rings. Amazing.

And they've got badass uniforms...except it is yellow and not gold as Steelers fans try to tell me.

Funny thing during the 2-14 season. One of our season ticket buddies was a huge Cowboys fan his whole life (he's from El Paso, so we give him a break...sometimes). We had him convinced that we were going to switch our loyalties to the Cowboys. We finally had to fess up to pulling his leg when he was about to order custom REAL jerseys for each of us. He was seriously going to drop 600 bones to set us up. Even though we were joking the whole time, my mind felt dirty after we came clean with it. I still feel pangs of yuck just thinking about it. 2-14 will make fans do mean things to their buddies.

Hookem Horns
12-15-2010, 06:40 PM
My dad and his family are all from Pittsburgh.

My mom and most of her family are in or from NYC area.

Dad annually tries to press me to get on board with the Steelers about this time of year and my mom does the same for the Giants.

I think it's funny. I would never leave the Texans. If it aint H-Town I don't sport it. /End

Anyways, it's recruiting time again in my family....just wondering if anyone else's family tries the same thing and if so for what team?

(Thought this would be a good break from the annual fecal matter throwing this time of year on the board....)

You should be a momma's boy. You can be a fan of the Giants and the Texans. They are in different conferences and rarely play each other.

I am a Texans fan first however I have been a Giants fan for years and they usually do give me something real to root for come December. Also they are a division rival of the Cowboys.

Steelers on the other hand .. no way, especially if you grew up an Oilers fan.

JB
12-15-2010, 06:46 PM
Move the Texans and take the Houston off the front of the name and then I'll quit. Until then, I'm just a glutton for punishment.

This is exactly how I feel!

I feel bad for my 8 yo son. The Texans have sucked his entire existence. He asked me this year if he could root for another team in addition to the Texans. I granted permission as long as it's not the Titans or Cowboys. I think he's going with the Patriots, and who can blame him?


I really hope your young man does not have to go through the heartache I did growing up as an Oiler fan.


My only hope for rooting for an additional NFL team beyond the Texans is if my oldest son gets drafted in a couple of years. Knowing my luck, though, he'll be sporting a Titans or Cowboys jersey. Blood is tight, but not that tight. I just couldn't do it.

That just wouldn't be right!

I've wondered the same thing. Three freakin' coaches in the past several decades and all have Championship rings. Amazing.

And they've got badass uniforms...except it is yellow and not gold as Steelers fans try to tell me.

Funny thing during the 2-14 season. One of our season ticket buddies was a huge Cowboys fan his whole life (he's from El Paso, so we give him a break...sometimes). We had him convinced that we were going to switch our loyalties to the Cowboys. We finally had to fess up to pulling his leg when he was about to order custom REAL jerseys for each of us. He was seriously going to drop 600 bones to set us up. Even though we were joking the whole time, my mind felt dirty after we came clean with it. I still feel pangs of yuck just thinking about it. 2-14 will make fans do mean things to their buddies.


That's funny! Cruel, but funny!

JB
12-15-2010, 06:48 PM
You should be a momma's boy. You can be a fan of the Giants and the Texans. They are in different conferences and rarely play each other.

I am a Texans fan first however I have been a Giants fan for years and they usually do give me something real to root for come December. Also they are a division rival of the Cowboys.

Steelers on the other hand .. no way, especially if you grew up an Oilers fan.


Respect the organization tremendously, but can only hope they win when playing the 'gurls or the tinnbreds...

Texas T
12-15-2010, 06:55 PM
I'm married to a Steeler's fan. She tries to put Steeler's stickers on my truck (I scrape them off), she changes my Texan's hitch receiver to a Steeler's, I change it back. She has a Steeler's DirecTV remote, I remove the batteries and hide it. She has a Steeler's snuggie, (Who buys these?) and Jersey's for Polumalu, and Ward. I won't tell you what I've done to these, but I may need a good lawyer :)
I also have an older brother, Uncle, and cousins who are diehard Sowboy fans :(

FML!

Dude-you too. How in the heck does this happen??
My wife got my son early and he LOVES the Steelers...
I must admit though that after the Oilers left and before the Texans I did root for the Steelers. I stopped the day that the it was announced that Houston got a new team (even before they had a name).
We don't fight as much as Ya'll, but she does buy me Steelers shirts and then actually expects me to wear them...not happening.

HTown2ATX
12-15-2010, 07:15 PM
You should be a momma's boy. You can be a fan of the Giants and the Texans. They are in different conferences and rarely play each other.

I am a Texans fan first however I have been a Giants fan for years and they usually do give me something real to root for come December. Also they are a division rival of the Cowboys.

Steelers on the other hand .. no way, especially if you grew up an Oilers fan.

The Giants just don't appeal to me for some reason. My teams are Houston #1 always, then I root for the Seahawks (Moon connection there) as a 2 and then anyone else in the playoffs who may be the underdog/feel good story (i.e. Cardinals a couple years ago...etc.) not named the Cowboys or Titans.

I did grow up an Oilers fan for sure. My mom and dad moved to Houston right before I was born in 1980 during the boom years so I was born here and claimed it for life. Speaking of 1980, can't believe I turn 30 tomorrow...time to straighten up and fly right damnit!!!!

Anyway, even though I was not even born yet for the Bum era and the Renfro CATCH up in PA (which my dad and I argue over anually as it was a catch damnit!!!) I learned all about it and have been as loyal as any fan.

Just wish now that I'm old enough to do whatever I want and live in TX again that one of the teams would effing do something like win a championship!!! :mariopalm:

drs23
12-15-2010, 07:28 PM
Sants fans are a bunch of obnoxious asses. I can't stand them. Ugh. I respect Sean Payton's accomplishments, and I've always liked Drew Brees, but, other than that, the Saints can burn in hell as far as I'm concerned.

hs,

I couldn't disagree more strongly. I attended our PS game there with a bunch of other TT'rs, one of which was kind enough to come by, pick me up and supply a Cush jersey. There was a Saints fan that took us all over town and we had a hoot. I went out by myself later in the evening and I was treated with nothing but respect. The fans at the game and the ones later on the street weren't talking *too* much smack but I personally didn't run into the "Sants fans (that)are a bunch of obnoxious asses." I had a great time and one of the best steaks I've ever eaten.

Great folks, good trip.

JB
12-15-2010, 07:31 PM
hs,

I couldn't disagree more strongly. I attended our PS game there with a bunch of other TT'rs, one of which was kind enough to come by, pick me up and supply a Cush jersey. There was a Saints fan that took us all over town and we had a hoot. I went out by myself later in the evening and I was treated with nothing but respect. The fans at the game and the ones later on the street weren't talking *too* much smack but I personally didn't run into the "Sants fans (that)are a bunch of obnoxious asses." I had a great time and one of the best steaks I've ever eaten.

Great folks, good trip.

That was a damn good trip bro! You should have stuck with us at least thru the visit to The Dungeon!

drs23
12-15-2010, 07:41 PM
That was a damn good trip bro! You should have stuck with us at least thru the visit to The Dungeon!

Next trip, I'm there! , count on it!

JB
12-15-2010, 07:50 PM
Next trip, I'm there! , count on it!

Yeah, we gotta do that trip again! Even if there is no football game. I'm thinking maybe around April or May, before it gets too hot. What think you?

cdollaz
12-15-2010, 09:43 PM
I grew up an Oilers fan and I didn't hate the Steelers. I respected them, and wanted to beat them every time the Oilers played them.

As a Texans fan, I don't hate the Colts. I respect them and always want to beat them. Their being good isn't reason enough for me to hate them.

I save my hate for the Titans, Jags, and Cowboys, each of which has given me plenty of reasons to hate them.

JB
12-15-2010, 09:49 PM
I grew up an Oilers fan and I didn't hate the Steelers. I respected them, and wanted to beat them every time the Oilers played them.

As a Texans fan, I don't hate the Colts. I respect them and always want to beat them. Their being good isn't reason enough for me to hate them.

I save my hate for the Titans, Jags, and Cowboys, each of which has given me plenty of reasons to hate them.

Must be a young damn whippersnapper!

cdollaz
12-15-2010, 09:54 PM
Must be a young damn whippersnapper!I guess if 40 is young. If nothing else, I feel really old.

JB
12-15-2010, 09:57 PM
I guess if 40 is young. If nothing else, I feel really old.

Yeah, you had to be an Oiler fan in the late 70's to truly appreciate the pain!

The early 70's were brutal!

CretorFrigg
12-15-2010, 10:28 PM
Yeah, you had to be an Oiler fan in the late 70's to truly appreciate the pain!

The early 70's were brutal!

So if the world was black and white back then, did we evolve? I can't imagine football uniforms without color.

:kitten:

imatexan
12-15-2010, 11:38 PM
Dude-you too. How in the heck does this happen??
My wife got my son early and he LOVES the Steelers...
I must admit though that after the Oilers left and before the Texans I did root for the Steelers. I stopped the day that the it was announced that Houston got a new team (even before they had a name).
We don't fight as much as Ya'll, but she does buy me Steelers shirts and then actually expects me to wear them...not happening.

I was a Steelers fan as well when we did not have a team.
I even went to the 04 AFC championship game in Pitts.

I still will root for the Steelers anytime they are not playing the Texans.
I love their fans,ownership,players,winning attitude.

TexCanada
12-16-2010, 01:06 AM
When the Texans season finishes, the football season finishes in my opinion.

Apart from betting on the playoffs, nothing holds my interest once H-town is down and out.

My advice - get your interest out of football and save your sanity. If you are still watching NFL, it becomes a weekly "man, the Texans could totally beat this team!'-fest, and it becomes old real quick.

Time to focus on Canucks hockey for me now. Thanks for another year NFL, I'll catchya in 2012.

:mariopalm:

At least you have another good team to cheer for. I have the Texans, Flames, Raptors, Blue Jays and Liverpool FC. They all suck!

brakos82
12-16-2010, 01:17 AM
My family's all Texans and Seahawks fans.... with some loose ends at Cowboys (my bro-in-law and I are at war over his son... I think I'm winning :) ), Steelers (but she's crazy anyways), and Rams.

So there's really not much ground for anyone to gain. :lol:

SAMURAITEXAN
12-16-2010, 03:50 AM
Just follow your heart is. My heart is with the Texans, Rockets, and Astros.

Doesn't matter if my wife, relatives, friends, and even my dog think. Nothing will change my mind period.

Go Texans!!!

drs23
12-16-2010, 08:55 AM
Yeah, we gotta do that trip again! Even if there is no football game. I'm thinking maybe around April or May, before it gets too hot. What think you?

I could see that happening. It's always a great place to go!

HTown2ATX
12-16-2010, 08:58 AM
I guess if 40 is young. If nothing else, I feel really old.


Lol...you made me feel better today. Just turned 30 today and feel old here too.

Everyone keeps telling me I'm still young, but I feel like I need to go buy a suit or something lol.

Time to straighten up and fly right.......NNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

V Man
12-16-2010, 09:03 AM
I am from a family of masochists, umm I mean Texans fans.

V Man
12-16-2010, 09:05 AM
I grew up an Oilers fan and I didn't hate the Steelers. I respected them, and wanted to beat them every time the Oilers played them.

As a Texans fan, I don't hate the Colts. I respect them and always want to beat them. Their being good isn't reason enough for me to hate them.

I save my hate for the Titans, Jags, and Cowboys, each of which has given me plenty of reasons to hate them.

As an Oiler fan, I hated the Steelers (Renfro touchdown, denied). But now as a Texan fan, have I grown to respect them (guess no longer in division)

cdollaz
12-16-2010, 10:38 AM
Lol...you made me feel better today. Just turned 30 today and feel old here too.

Everyone keeps telling me I'm still young, but I feel like I need to go buy a suit or something lol.

Time to straighten up and fly right.......NNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish I only had to buy a suit. Instead I have to stretch every day and wear shoes in the house so my plantar fasciatis doesn't act up.

Showtime100
12-16-2010, 11:50 AM
So if the world was black and white back then, did we evolve? I can't imagine football uniforms without color.

:kitten:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Emoticons/angryy.gif Um, in the '70's we had color tv and some folks even had indoor plumbing in their homes and those newfangled horseless carriages for transportation. :)

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What I hated about the Steelers was how dirty their defense was. At the same time the way the game was played then that was something to be grudgingly repected. Still Pittsburgh was as dirty as a needle in Studio 54 and I hated them for that.