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Tailgate
01-30-2011, 11:36 AM
I remember thinking after every loss this season that OK, we had FINALLY found every possible way to lose a game in extravagant fashion. Until the next week came of course. Nothing like recognition for being the most exciting loser team in the NFL!!

1. Houston Texans

The Texans opened the season by upsetting the Indianapolis Colts and seemed poised to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They gave fans a wild ride, but instead, they melted down in scintillating fashion. Houston played in four of the top-10 most exciting games of the season, including a Week 10 loss to Jacksonville on a Hail Mary pass on the last play of the game. A week later, they lost to the New York Jets on a last-second touchdown pass by Mark Sanchez to Santonio Holmes.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703293204576106134124294412.html

Thorn
01-30-2011, 11:51 AM
Excrement is the bitter part of valor.

:kubepalm:

CretorFrigg
01-30-2011, 11:57 AM
Notice how the top 3 "exciting" teams are losers. Excitement, according to the author, is heartbreak.

So if excitement is heartbreak, and heartbreak is a heart attack. Does excitement equal heart attack?

CloakNNNdagger
01-30-2011, 02:11 PM
If these outcomes truly generate feelings of excitement on the part of Texans fan, I expect that next year we should see a regular new addition to the tradition of tailgating on Kirby so that fans can "prolong" game excitement.


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thunderkyss
01-30-2011, 02:31 PM
Now we get National media attention.


Great.

:kitten:

TheMatrix31
01-31-2011, 06:36 AM
Our games are definitely exciting, as an unbiased football fan.

As a biased Texans fan, they're torture.

beerlover
01-31-2011, 10:02 AM
playing the Texans is exciting for other teams/fans :cool:

gtexan02
01-31-2011, 10:27 AM
Exciting means unpredictable which means frustration to us

chicagotexan2
01-31-2011, 10:43 AM
It validates my sig.

OzzO
01-31-2011, 12:44 PM
Why does the title seem to read, "Texans - the most excrementing team in the league"

mancunian
01-31-2011, 01:30 PM
I'd rather grind out wins 13 - 3 every week then sit through a 6 - 10 season that earns plaudits for being "exciting"

TheCD
01-31-2011, 01:31 PM
Notice how the top 3 "exciting" teams are losers. Excitement, according to the author, is heartbreak.

So if excitement is heartbreak, and heartbreak is a heart attack. Does excitement equal heart attack?

I think by "exciting" the author might mean unexpected or last-second outcomes to games.

mancunian
01-31-2011, 01:36 PM
or the those games were you have chewed your fingers down to the knuckle

IDEXAN
03-24-2011, 01:33 PM
The secret to making the Super Bowl? Play plodding, boring football and stay away from nail-biting, fourth-quarter comebacks.

At least, the trick seemed to work for Green Bay and Pittsburgh. The two teams will meet next week in Super Bowl XLV —while possibly lulling fans to sleep in the process.

According to research by the statistics company Thuuz, the Steelers were the 29th-most exciting team in the NFL this season, while the Packers finished 12th. The two teams won 22 total games, while the three most exciting squads—Houston, Washington and Dallas—combined for 18 wins.
Thuuz created a metric that ranks sporting events for excitement by analyzing factors such as pace, parity and novelty. By plugging the data into an algorithm, Thuuz assigned each game an excitement rating out of 100. Tightly-contested games receive high marks, but the system also takes strange and rare occurrences into account, such as a flea-flicker or a fake punt.
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The Most Exciting Teams
1. Houston Texans

The Texans opened the season by upsetting the Indianapolis Colts and seemed poised to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They gave fans a wild ride, but instead, they melted down in scintillating fashion. Houston played in four of the top-10 most exciting games of the season, including a Week 10 loss to Jacksonville on a Hail Mary pass on the last play of the game. A week later, they lost to the New York Jets on a last-second touchdown pass by Mark Sanchez to Santonio Holmes.
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Thrill-O-Meter
A look at how all 32 NFL teams ranked in excitement this season based on their games' pace, parity and novelty.

TEAM RATING TEAM RATING
1 HOU 66.5 17 TEN 53.3
2 WAS 66.3 18 CHI 53.1
3 DAL 63.2 19 OAK 51.4
4 IND 62.3 20 DEN 51.2
5 PHI 61.9 21 STL 49.3
6 BAL 61.8 22 MIN 49.1
7 DET 61.5 23 SF 48.4
8 NO 60.6 24 BUF 48.4
9 JAC 58.5 25 NYG 47.9
10 NYJ 57.8 26 KC 47.9
11 CLE 57.6 27 SD 46.4
12 GB 57.6 28 NE 45.9
13 ATL 57.4 29 PIT 45.8
14 CIN 56.4 30 ARI 45.2
15 MIA 56.1 31 SEA 36.1
16 TB 55.8 32 CAR 35.4
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703293204576106134124294412.html
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Had this story previously been posted, my apologies. If not, take it FWIW ?

dc_txtech
03-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Yeah, you're a little late to the party on this one.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1644879&highlight=exciting#post1644879

Blake
03-24-2011, 02:23 PM
Top 5 all teams that we played...

Double Barrel
03-24-2011, 03:09 PM
They gave fans a wild ride, but instead, they melted down in scintillating fashion.

I had to look up "scintillating"....and I'm still not sure what the writer is trying to say with it's use.

Señor Stan
03-24-2011, 03:36 PM
I had to look up "scintillating"....and I'm still not sure what the writer is trying to say with it's use.

Using this formula, the Titanic was the most exciting cruise EVER!

Survivors referred to it as "scintillating".

IDEXAN
03-24-2011, 03:39 PM
Yeah, you're a little late to the party on this one.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1644879&highlight=exciting#post1644879
No wonder I missed the origional post, without the source in the thread title hardly as provocative.

rmartin65
03-24-2011, 05:13 PM
No wonder I missed the origional post, without the source in the thread title hardly as provocative.

I'm going to level with you man- Knowing the Wall Street Journal did this means jack shit to me.

CloakNNNdagger
03-24-2011, 08:00 PM
I had to look up "scintillating"....and I'm still not sure what the writer is trying to say with it's use.

From the Latin derivative for "sparkling."

I guess we could call our MNF appearance........

http://www.ehl.edu/var/storage/images/about-ehl/activities/next-events/sparkling-night/45672-4-eng-GB/Sparkling-Night_imagelarge.jpg

...........as we went down in flames.:specnatz:

Texan_Bill
03-24-2011, 10:48 PM
Exciting? Yes.... Of course.

However, that excitement (or FAIL!) cost me ten years on the back end.....

DocBar
03-27-2011, 04:09 PM
I was on the edge of my seat thru a lot of losses. It was a crazy season, and yes it was exciting. The Texans found new ways to lose week after week. Just think how the teams we beat felt: We lost to WHO???"

The Pencil Neck
03-27-2011, 04:17 PM
I was on the edge of my seat thru a lot of losses. It was a crazy season, and yes it was exciting. The Texans found new ways to lose week after week. Just think how the teams we beat felt: We lost to WHO???"

To me, that's an indication of just how painfully close this team is. I mean, we had that many close losses with one of the worst defenses in the history of the game. And our close losses weren't against crappy teams, either.

That Raven game almost killed me. I think the Jet game DID kill me.

steelbtexan
03-27-2011, 04:19 PM
Exciting like a bad case of explosive runny diarhea.

DocBar
03-27-2011, 04:27 PM
To me, that's an indication of just how painfully close this team is. I mean, we had that many close losses with one of the worst defenses in the history of the game. And our close losses weren't against crappy teams, either.

That Raven game almost killed me. I think the Jet game DID kill me.
I'm right there with ya. It was heartbreaking for all of us.
Exciting like a bad case of explosive runny diarhea. Yep. That sums it up not so quite nicely. :mcnugget:

Norg
03-27-2011, 11:22 PM
after

@ colts-L
Chargers-L
Jags-L
Jets-L
Titans-W
Eagles-L
Ravens-L
Titans-L
Denver-L



during this time period At these fourms there was nothing exciting going on just doom and gloom

barrett
03-28-2011, 12:03 AM
I'll never forget the Ravens Monday night game. Our beloved "Greatest Losers" (http://www.texansbullblog.com/greatest-losers/news/texans-news/). I will always remember that game because it was the moment that I realized I'm truly in it for the long haul. That while I do want this team to win, I sure do love watching them try regardless of the outcome.

Now some of you may find that offensive since the purpose of the game is to actually win, but it was profound for me. The honeymoon was over. The delusion that we were "finally good" had officially been snuffed out and I was okay with it. The Texans were still heartbreaking and better at it than ever before. They are worth the cost of every ticket, every 5 am road trip from Austin. Every watch party that ended 30 minutes after the game because every one was so dejected.

While the game's purpose may be to win, the fan's purpose is to buy tickets, fill the stadium and hope, for 2 hours and 45 minutes that our favorite team will win. If they do, the satisfaction is a bonus. When they lose, the dejected sunken, sick feeling is a side effect. Much like a hangover is a side effect of enjoying too much alcohol.

I can't wait for Houston Texans football in 2011 or 2012, whatever, whenever.

Go Texans.

TexansFanatic
03-28-2011, 01:28 AM
Exciting like a bad case of explosive runny diarhea.

While you're driving at night, in the rain, through a really bad neighborhood.

HJam72
03-28-2011, 01:36 AM
If exciting means frustrating, then yes.