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CloakNNNdagger
12-27-2010, 12:59 PM
The Texansí 5-10 record isn't exactly wall-worthy. As a result, Texans fans have seen both the peaks and the valleys of fan emotion.

A winning effort and fans tend to be on top of the world. But when the score swings........you can just start seeing the immediate decline in the enthusiasm. At that point, people are just going through the motions.

So why do fans put so much stock in a game?

Fans psychologically take the team and the game so personallyóboth the highs and the lowsóas if they have a direct effect on our lives. That's because win or lose, we're addicted to winning. If we win, that makes me a winner. If we lose, oh my gosh, that makes me a loser. That's what fans do. That's what they're about.

But a playoff or championship drought plays an even greater factor. People have been desperate for so long to see a winner that they're almost looking for a reason to jump off the bandwagon because they don't want to be HURT again.

For some fans, the world is just falling apart. They arenít looking to jump off the bandwagon........their looking for the nearest tall building.

But fear not, itís just the psychology of your mind, fellow fans........itís just in your mind.

For today, let your mind rest...........But please donít forget to pack your parachute.............

steelbtexan
12-27-2010, 01:05 PM
I think it has to do with people thinking that a new franchise would be so much better than the Bud Adams Houston Oilers.

Then after 9 yrs the fans are begining to realize that the Texans (BoB McNair) aren't really any different than the (Adams) Oilers. They're just better marketers of their product.

For most fans they dont want to admit this but it's a real downer.

RagingBull
12-27-2010, 01:34 PM
Very true CND. I had to consciously decide to not care too much about the Texans about the sixth or seventh week of the season because it was making me grouchy on Sunday evenings and Mondays.

Lucky
12-27-2010, 01:56 PM
Then after 9 yrs the fans are begining to realize that the Texans (BoB McNair) aren't really any different than the (Adams) Oilers. They're just better marketers of their product.
The Oilers put a better product on the field. I'm not giving Bud Adams credit. Just saying.

JB
12-27-2010, 02:17 PM
The Oilers put a better product on the field. I'm not giving Bud Adams credit. Just saying.

There were quite a few years they did not. Back to back 3-11 seasons come to mind.

HOU-TEX
12-27-2010, 02:19 PM
There were quite a few years they did not. Back to back 3-11 seasons come to mind.

Yeah, but they were clearly on the right track....:hides:

JB
12-27-2010, 02:28 PM
Yeah, but they were clearly on the right track....:hides:

I hope it's a different track than the ones the Texans are on. Bud has been riding that train to nowhere for 47 years now.

Lucky
12-27-2010, 02:31 PM
There were quite a few years they did not. Back to back 3-11 seasons come to mind.
I don't think you'll find a 9 year span of the Houston Oilers that has been as bad as the Houston Texans.

CloakNNNdagger
12-27-2010, 02:44 PM
Yeah, but they were clearly on the right track....:hides:

It wouldn't surprise me that McNair keeps Kubiak antipating the retrobutive lower number of seats being occupied "the following year." At the same time banking that there will be no loss of revenues due to the anticipation of no need to fill those seats next year (lockout).:kubepalm:

JB
12-27-2010, 02:57 PM
I don't think you'll find a 9 year span of the Houston Oilers that has been as bad as the Houston Texans.

From '65 thru '73 the Oilers went 38-83-5
From '82 thru '90 the Oilers went 53-83 (82 only had 9 games due to strike, they were 1-8 that year).

I think both those stretches were worse than what we've seen with the Texans.

Double Barrel
12-27-2010, 03:44 PM
From '65 thru '73 the Oilers went 38-83-5
From '82 thru '90 the Oilers went 53-83 (82 only had 9 games due to strike, they were 1-8 that year).

I think both those stretches were worse than what we've seen with the Texans.

The Texans are 54-89, so they are not that far off, especially the '82-'90 stretch.

And remember, the Oilers bookended that stretch with badass teams that went to the playoffs for many years in a row (both ends).

Wolf
12-27-2010, 04:21 PM
Yeah, but they were clearly on the right track....:hides:

http://ansblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/funny-train-track.jpg

JB
12-27-2010, 04:25 PM
The Texans are 54-89, so they are not that far off, especially the '82-'90 stretch.

And remember, the Oilers bookended that stretch with badass teams that went to the playoffs for many years in a row (both ends).

Yep! The point is that most franchises have had long periods of extreme suckiness.

The Pittsburgh Steelers went 25-72-6 in their first 9 seasons.

I'm hoping our next 9 will put us well over the .500 mark

Double Barrel
12-27-2010, 06:07 PM
Yep! The point is that most franchises have had long periods of extreme suckiness.

The Pittsburgh Steelers went 25-72-6 in their first 9 seasons.

I'm hoping our next 9 will put us well over the .500 mark

Unfortunately, our period of extreme suckiness is called franchise history. :shades:

JB
12-27-2010, 06:10 PM
Unfortunately, our period of extreme suckiness is called franchise history. :shades:

Perhaps this is one of the This too shall pass thingy's.


Hopefully we won't have to wait too long.

Double Barrel
12-27-2010, 06:13 PM
Perhaps this is one of the This too shall pass thingy's.


Hopefully we won't have to wait too long.

I hope so. I've got some neighbors that moved in after losing their home to Katrina. Obviously, they are Saints fans, and I was happy to celebrate with them last February when their team finally won it all.

When I get down about the Texans, they remind me of their first 20 years without a winning season, much less a playoff appearance.

Unfortunately, this pep talk doesn't cheer me up, but rather makes me want to break my sobriety as I do the math in my head that we only have 11 more years to go...

JB
12-27-2010, 06:28 PM
Unfortunately, this pep talk doesn't cheer me up, but rather makes me want to break my sobriety as I do the math in my head that we only have 11 more years to go...


Damn DB!!! :pissed: Now I have to start my buzz all over again!

sakebomb
12-28-2010, 09:54 AM
From '65 thru '73 the Oilers went 38-83-5
From '82 thru '90 the Oilers went 53-83 (82 only had 9 games due to strike, they were 1-8 that year).

It wasn't from a lack of effort though. The coaches just didn't do a good job of putting players in the right positions to make plays. :kitten:

HOU-TEX
12-28-2010, 10:09 AM
I hope so. I've got some neighbors that moved in after losing their home to Katrina. Obviously, they are Saints fans, and I was happy to celebrate with them last February when their team finally won it all.

When I get down about the Texans, they remind me of their first 20 years without a winning season, much less a playoff appearance.

Unfortunately, this pep talk doesn't cheer me up, but rather makes me want to break my sobriety as I do the math in my head that we only have 11 more years to go...

Sooo, we ARE on the right track then....Keep up the good work Kubiak and Co., y'all are doing a heck of a job

Mr. White
12-29-2010, 03:13 PM
I'm on board with the Wade Phillips rumor now.

Does anyone know what stage of grief I'm in? :wadepalm:

Joe Texan
12-29-2010, 05:48 PM
The fans are in a stage of I am smarter than though. They also go by the names on the back of the jersey to base thier fandom on. We got the talent whay can't we win? yadayadayada. as soon as the edge of winning and losing comes in to view out come the nay sayers and in Houston it is puncuated by the Bills great comeback, the fireing of Bum Phillips, the sweeping of the Astros in the world series, If you go north to say Chicago you find a Bears fan that actually grows Bear hair during his fandom. You run across a eagles fan they seem to have feathers, heck even a Lions fan is dead set a lions fan while most of the houston fans are completely fair weather. Any fan that would burn thier ticket instead of maybe giving it to a fan that could not afford one is fair weather. I commend the ones that take thier ticket to the stadium and hand it to Bob cause he can reuse those tickets, Way to go. The true thing to do is stand behind the Battle Red and steel Blue and wish them to victory wether we are 1 and 15 or 15 and 1.
I for one am Behind the TEAM to beat the Jags and to prepare to come out next year with Demeco, Conner, Mario and Andre and all of our injured. LETS GO TEXANS beat the jags.

Double Barrel
12-29-2010, 06:38 PM
If anyone is following the Texans right now, they are not a fairweather fan. There is no bandwagon for a losing team.

Fairweather fan is defined as a person that switches support to whatever teams happen to be successful at the time.

Maybe lots of Texans fans are not pompom waving myopic cheerleaders, but that doesn't make them fairweather fans by any definition of the term. Matter-of-fact, ANYONE that still follows the team right now, regardless if they are optimistic or pessimistic or indifferent, should be considered LOYAL.

"Fairweather Texans fan". Now I've heard it all. :rolleyes:

SAMURAITEXAN
12-29-2010, 08:18 PM
If anyone is following the Texans right now, they are not a fairweather fan. There is no bandwagon for a losing team.

Fairweather fan is defined as a person that switches support to whatever teams happen to be successful at the time.

Maybe lots of Texans fans are not pompom waving myopic cheerleaders, but that doesn't make them fairweather fans by any definition of the term. Matter-of-fact, ANYONE that still follows the team right now, regardless if they are optimistic or pessimistic or indifferent, should be considered LOYAL.

"Fairweather Texans fan". Now I've heard it all. :rolleyes:

You are right Double Barrel. I'd been the Oilers fan(not Titans but Houston Oilers!!) and the Texans fan and I do prefer we win every game. But no matter what happens, I always will be the Houston Texans' fan.

Go Texans!!!