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Texanmike02
11-08-2011, 01:22 PM
Hey guys,

I was just wondering. Over the years I have built kind of a mini-texans shrine. It is something you see quite a bit in the military. I always see people with these mini-helmets signed but they almost never bought them. Does anyone have any ideas about how I could get one (my son got me one for my birthday) signed? I'm trying to compete here... we have a browns fan that has like 4 things signed. Everyone always has cool stories about how they got theirs signed. Am I in the wrong place at the wrong time? I've got a few cool things (Inagural season Coke can and a bottle, for example). Any suggestions?

Mike

Yankee_In_TX
11-08-2011, 01:36 PM
If I remember - you do not live in Houston, that's a huge part of it.

Every Tuesday after a home game Reliant has a player in the Go Texans store, like 5-7 I think, this week is Troy Nolan.

Also after home games, there is the Whattaburger player of the month (ok, maybe just once a month then?) at various retail locations (it is on the Texans home page some where).

Every Tuesday Sports Radio 610 does a remote from a different Verizon location with players on site 8-9, unless of course K-Jax shows up 45 minutes late. Today was Quinn and K-Jax.

Tuesdays at rotating Hooters Eric Winston is in person doing 610 on air, like 4-6.

Tuesday evenings James Casey (some times with guests) is at some where with 610 (maybe also Hooters?).

There are also some times players at HEB or Academy, you usually luck into hearing about those.

Yankee_In_TX
11-08-2011, 04:57 PM
Texans just posted on FB about a Jacoby Academy appearance.

gtexan02
11-08-2011, 05:29 PM
Is it ever possible to get the big names? AJ, Schaub, Mario, Cush, etc?

Texanmike02
11-08-2011, 07:37 PM
If I remember - you do not live in Houston, that's a huge part of it.

Every Tuesday after a home game Reliant has a player in the Go Texans store, like 5-7 I think, this week is Troy Nolan.

Also after home games, there is the Whattaburger player of the month (ok, maybe just once a month then?) at various retail locations (it is on the Texans home page some where).

Every Tuesday Sports Radio 610 does a remote from a different Verizon location with players on site 8-9, unless of course K-Jax shows up 45 minutes late. Today was Quinn and K-Jax.

Tuesdays at rotating Hooters Eric Winston is in person doing 610 on air, like 4-6.

Tuesday evenings James Casey (some times with guests) is at some where with 610 (maybe also Hooters?).

There are also some times players at HEB or Academy, you usually luck into hearing about those.

Yeah, I'm out of town. Maybe one of our 4 day weekends I'll have to go down there and try that. I'm only 4 hours away. Of course its not something I absolutely must do any time soon. Maybe I'll get the cheerleaders to do it after a game one day.

Mike

NitroGSXR
11-08-2011, 08:52 PM
Your best bet is to come to the practices before the season. And there is always the All-Access event that's for season ticket holders.

Texanmike02
11-08-2011, 09:52 PM
Your best bet is to come to the practices before the season. And there is always the All-Access event that's for season ticket holders.

Cool. I'll try and get to a practice next season.

Mike

Yankee_In_TX
11-08-2011, 10:48 PM
Cool. I'll try and get to a practice next season.

Mike

Practices have become a cluster - unless you arrive 2-3 hours before the gates open, you're not getting a bracelet - and you don't know who is signing until they sit down after practice. All Access if usually a good event for autographs.

Yankee_In_TX
11-08-2011, 10:52 PM
Is it ever possible to get the big names? AJ, Schaub, Mario, Cush, etc?

Yes - luck/skill (for example, lining up at a table at all access before the player sits down and it happens to be #80) or showing up HOURS before an event - the 610/Verizon AJ appearance 2008ish I got there at 6 AM for an 8-9 signing and I was one of the last people to get an autograph.

NitroGSXR
11-08-2011, 10:58 PM
Practices have become a cluster - unless you arrive 2-3 hours before the gates open, you're not getting a bracelet - and you don't know who is signing until they sit down after practice. All Access if usually a good event for autographs.

Let me clarify... I do not recommend trying to get a wristband and standing in line. I am referring to standing in the walkway as the players exit practice. Many players will sign hundreds of autographs as they exit. Kris Brown exemplified this example. Its a great way to randomly catch a player. And you will catch several of them.

Yankee_In_TX
11-08-2011, 11:49 PM
Let me clarify... I do not recommend trying to get a wristband and standing in line. I am referring to standing in the walkway as the players exit practice. Many players will sign hundreds of autographs as they exit. Kris Brown exemplified this example. Its a great way to randomly catch a player. And you will catch several of them.

Kris was good about it, but most players take the tram :)

texanfan2002114
11-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Yes - luck/skill (for example, lining up at a table at all access before the player sits down and it happens to be #80) or showing up HOURS before an event - the 610/Verizon AJ appearance 2008ish I got there at 6 AM for an 8-9 signing and I was one of the last people to get an autograph.


Or have someone like me telling you to stay in the line because a little birdie gave me some inside :secret: information? :tiphat:

Yankee_In_TX
11-10-2011, 10:31 PM
Or have someone like me telling you to stay in the line because a little birdie gave me some inside :secret: information? :tiphat:

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXrQoNDhmIEMFzfSNZPHzYMqFVSJh4Q TL-AtjHF9vFR1KN4tZJjA

NitroGSXR
11-10-2011, 11:22 PM
Kris was good about it, but most players take the tram :)

Well it must be you because I have had TONS of luck including some mega players.

PsychoLove
11-16-2011, 01:43 PM
If you mail it to the Texans facilty to a specific player, and have the return postage/package with a pen included, how could they not sign it?

Dr2bKay
11-16-2011, 02:05 PM
If you mail it to the Texans facilty to a specific player, and have the return postage/package with a pen included, how could they not sign it?

Does this work? Has anyone successfully done this?

HJam72
11-16-2011, 02:09 PM
1. Buy mini-helmet.

2. Have sex change operation, huge breast implants, wear miniskirt, wait in line, wink at player repeatdly, it's not worth it...

:kubepalm:

texanfan2002114
11-22-2011, 11:57 AM
Does this work? Has anyone successfully done this?

It depends on the players. A lot of players have people that go threw their fan mail that comes threw the stadium. It's a toss up and a chance I wouldn't take.

PsychoLove
11-22-2011, 12:49 PM
Does this work? Has anyone successfully done this?

Write a letter ahead of time, with a return postage envelope, and see if you receive a response. Maybe include a photo?

Dr2bKay
11-22-2011, 03:43 PM
Write a letter ahead of time, with a return postage envelope, and see if you receive a response. Maybe include a photo?

Have you done this before? That is what I was asking. Sorry if it was unclear.

Craig.
11-22-2011, 03:59 PM
Have you done this before? That is what I was asking. Sorry if it was unclear.

It's been a while but I sent a couple basketball cards in to the Spurs back in 90 and got Rod Strickland, David Robinson, and Sean Elliott's autographs.

PsychoLove
11-22-2011, 04:16 PM
Have you done this before? That is what I was asking. Sorry if it was unclear.

Back in the 80's, maybe 1985. My late father was a big Russ Francis fan. When he was on the 49ers, I asked for a autograph photo of him signed by him personalized to my dad for his birthday. I enclosed a prepaid envelope. He didn't use my envelope because he sent a 8x10. My father was so happy, and framed it the next day.

ts4texans
11-25-2011, 12:15 PM
back when i was about 10 or so, i used to love kurt warner. I mailed him my favorite card of mine of him that i had along with a story, and a couple months later i got the card back, autographed and a letter with it. it was awesome.