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incubry
11-10-2011, 01:25 AM
Local affiliate in South Texas has Texans/Bucs on schedule for this Sunday but due to having the option to this one and only Cowboys game all season, they are taking a poll and most of the old school, not knowing any better Valley natives down here are voting mostly for Dallas/Buffalo game. I am BEGGING for your help in voting on the stations Facebook page so I'm not blacked-out! Help me out fellow Texans!

http://www.valleycentral.com/sports/story.aspx?id=684700

80tothezone
11-10-2011, 01:31 AM
i gotcha

sometexansfan
11-10-2011, 01:33 AM
Same here.

Showtime100
11-10-2011, 01:44 AM
Local affiliate in South Texas has Texans/Bucs on schedule for this Sunday but due to having the option to this one and only Cowboys game all season, they are taking a poll and most of the old school, not knowing any better Valley natives down here are voting mostly for Dallas/Buffalo game. I am BEGGING for your help in voting on the stations Facebook page so I'm not blacked-out! Help me out fellow Texans!

http://www.valleycentral.com/sports/story.aspx?id=684700

No news here and you're lucky you get a vote (but if you think that vote get tallied you are mistaken). In Austin I saw the schedule when it came out it was clear all of us outside of Houston would have to go streaming feed.

The Texans only campaign their product in Houston, the stupid bastards.

imatexan
11-10-2011, 01:48 AM
Voted, hope this is posted on the main board as well!

AnthonyE
11-10-2011, 03:23 AM
Voted and I'm getting some other people to do it too. Good luck!

imatexan
11-10-2011, 04:39 AM
http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150343376011157/

Direct Facebook voting link.

Jrod7451
11-10-2011, 05:14 AM
I have a link so you can watch it online atleast. my brother who is stationed in washington right now uses this website to watch the games.

http://www.firstrowsports.tv/sport/american-football.html

GlassHalfFull
11-10-2011, 08:21 AM
I was on the Texans site looking for something else, and was surprised to see a link for watching online live there. Check out the schedule on the site. Hopefully, this will save some time looking for links for people.

http://www.houstontexans.com/team/season-schedule.html

Thorn
11-10-2011, 08:27 AM
Well, I would have voted, but I don't have a facebook account. Good luck.

XI CMURDER IX
11-10-2011, 08:53 AM
I was on the Texans site looking for something else, and was surprised to see a link for watching online live there. Check out the schedule on the site. Hopefully, this will save some time looking for links for people.

http://www.houstontexans.com/team/season-schedule.html

I think you have to purchase something to watch it live online from team sites. A lot of colleges do that, but I have never even noticed the option to do it on the Texans website. Hopefully it is for free! :hurrah:

Texans34Life
11-10-2011, 09:44 AM
No news here and you're lucky you get a vote (but if you think that vote get tallied you are mistaken). In Austin I saw the schedule when it came out it was clear all of us outside of Houston would have to go streaming feed.

The Texans only campaign their product in Houston, the stupid bastards.

Same with us unfortunately living in DalASS.

HTown2ATX
11-10-2011, 09:47 AM
We're getting donkey d**ked here in Austin too. Time to head to the bar this weekend...

Kthx
11-10-2011, 09:53 AM
I voted for you man, best of luck but it seems like the Cowderps are gonna win it.

Vinnie
11-10-2011, 09:59 AM
Well, I would have voted, but I don't have a facebook account. Good luck.

x2 I don't do the facebook.

TexanFan881
11-10-2011, 10:14 AM
I was on the Texans site looking for something else, and was surprised to see a link for watching online live there. Check out the schedule on the site. Hopefully, this will save some time looking for links for people.

http://www.houstontexans.com/team/season-schedule.html

Just redirects to a subscription option (not free).

https://gamepass.nfl.com/nflgp/secure/packages?campaign=EXT_PJ_GP_text&affiliateId=73668&clickId=272926431&affiliateCustomId=

Oh well. I voted. Too bad the Cowboys-Bills game is actually a good matchup.

FirstTexansFan
11-10-2011, 10:48 AM
Well I hope the Cowturds are blown out so badly by the 3rd quarter they have to swap over to the better game for you guys sake... thankful I have Sunday Ticket

euro-Texan
11-10-2011, 11:26 AM
Just redirects to a subscription option (not free).

https://gamepass.nfl.com/nflgp/secure/packages?campaign=EXT_PJ_GP_text&affiliateId=73668&clickId=272926431&affiliateCustomId=

Oh well. I voted. Too bad the Cowboys-Bills game is actually a good matchup.


I used gamepass when I was stationed overseas. If you read the fine print, it only works overseas. If you are using a stateside internet provider the stream will not work. In the US, you have to get direct tv or hit the bar. If you really don't care about seeing it, you can listen on Sirius, or watch one of those crappy justintv streams.

TexanFan881
11-10-2011, 11:48 AM
I used gamepass when I was stationed overseas. If you read the fine print, it only works overseas. If you are using a stateside internet provider the stream will not work. In the US, you have to get direct tv or hit the bar. If you really don't care about seeing it, you can listen on Sirius, or watch one of those crappy justintv streams.

I lived off that for years. My girlfriend has Sunday Ticket. Haven't missed a game yet. It's awesome.

texanfan2002114
11-10-2011, 01:39 PM
I voted but you guys are behind some 151 votes!! Come on guys lets help him get this game on TV! Screw the cowgirls!!

nero THE zero
11-10-2011, 01:46 PM
Did my part. Doesn't look promising, though.

Bull Butter
11-10-2011, 03:59 PM
Did my part. Doesn't look promising, though.

I know. At least the Texans are putting up a good fight, vote wise. I honestly didn't expect it to be this close. Glad to see the Texans fan base in the RGV is growing

Shaft75
11-10-2011, 04:10 PM
183 votes behind!

Let's help out our fellow Texans fans in the valley!

valleytexfan
11-10-2011, 04:21 PM
Same here, voted already. Saw the guide on my TV for Sunday and thought "No way!" Sure enough, their pro-Cowboys sportscaster announced Wednesday night the Cowgirls game was on for Sunday.
Then the Facebook poll came about. Like Bull Butter, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of Texans support, but there are way too many Cowgirls fans down here.

Topher
11-10-2011, 05:41 PM
Voted but it's not looking good. :vincepalm:

SheTexan
11-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Voted earlier today on FB, but, not lookin good for ya my friend!

Not sure it really matters. CBS will do what they want, the fan vote wont mean squat!! Just a coverup. BUT, at least they are realizing that fans might get pissed off if they cancel a Texan game. Our fan base is growing, and the networks are starting to realize that. Hope it continues for a LONG, long time!!

ObsiWan
11-10-2011, 06:07 PM
Well, I would have voted, but I don't have a facebook account. Good luck.

It's official. You ARE and old fart. Even *I* have a facebook account.

(of course I only got it so I could see my daughter's travel snapshots)

edit: Oh and I voted too.

spurstexanstros
11-10-2011, 06:10 PM
Texans game wont be on in SA as well but Houston Texans fan club of San Antonio will be having get together at BWW at De Zavala.

Hookem Horns
11-10-2011, 06:24 PM
For those of you that can't make it to a sports bar ...

www.firstrowsports.tv

Showtime100
11-10-2011, 06:27 PM
*bump* For the South Texans cause. I thought I voted before but apparently not. Now I have.

Only 121 votes down (at least that's closer). :)

Double Barrel
11-10-2011, 06:34 PM
Voted with all three of my FB accounts. :D

Thorn
11-10-2011, 07:22 PM
It's official. You ARE and old fart. Even *I* have a facebook account.

(of course I only got it so I could see my daughter's travel snapshots)

edit: Oh and I voted too.

Yeah? That's Mister Old Fart to you! :potkettle:


:lol:

Grams
11-10-2011, 07:23 PM
1869 for Dallas

1786 for Texans

as of this minute

thunderkyss
11-10-2011, 07:24 PM
Local affiliate in South Texas has Texans/Bucs on schedule for this Sunday but due to having the option to this one and only Cowboys game all season, they are taking a poll and most of the old school, not knowing any better Valley natives down here are voting mostly for Dallas/Buffalo game. I am BEGGING for your help in voting on the stations Facebook page so I'm not blacked-out! Help me out fellow Texans!

http://www.valleycentral.com/sports/story.aspx?id=684700

I hit it.

imatexan
11-10-2011, 07:26 PM
This little poll is bringing out the competitive side of me, I made my girlfriend go vote from her facebook page as well ;)

hou-txns
11-10-2011, 08:44 PM
I just voted and my wife voted as well. We posted the link to our Facebook accts, and hopefully our Facebook friends vote as well. Unfortunately my cousins that actually live in RGV, are cowboys fans.

incubry
11-10-2011, 09:26 PM
Thanks everyone for helping out! It's gonna be close!

Currently poll as of 8:27pm 11/10/11 -

Texans/Bucs - 1973 votes
Cowboys/Bills - 2000 votes

We were down by over 200 at this time last night!!!

KEEP THE VOTES COMING PLEASE!

incubry
11-10-2011, 10:41 PM
Update as of 9:39 pm....We are UP on the votes!

Texans - 2,089

cowgirls - 2,075

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
11-11-2011, 02:26 AM
Voted :)

Showtime100
11-11-2011, 04:35 AM
Well, I was goofing around and saw this again on FB so with time on my hands I went through and sent "invitations" to each friend I KNEW were Texan fans to vote.

Unfortunately most of my FB friends are old friends I haven't really caught up with in a real sense. I can't be too sure about their loyalties these days, what, with the Texans now instead of the Oliers. I didn't want to send invites to the enemy.

Grams
11-11-2011, 05:53 AM
5 am - 2304 Texans
2222 Dallas

We are in the lead still.

Shaft75
11-11-2011, 10:34 AM
Winning still? My facebook app won't show the number of votes.

Stemp
11-11-2011, 10:40 AM
2445 - hou
2300 - dal

Shaft75
11-11-2011, 10:45 AM
2445 - hou
2300 - dal

Thanks for the update. I'm loving taking jerrah's gals off the tv and replacing them with gary's kids! Our fellow Texans down south need to watch the better Texas team.

Señor Stan
11-11-2011, 10:57 AM
2445 - hou
2300 - dal

If the vote holds and the Texans win...this will be a first for Deep South Texas.

I grew up in Brownsville and remember the Oilers getting bumped from the schedule...not for the Cowboys, but for other random teams.

Bumping the Cowboys would be HUGE.

El cabezon
11-11-2011, 11:12 AM
I moved from Houston to The Valley in 1989 and I was a die hard Houston Oiler fan and have been following the Texans since their birth, you can only imagine what I had to put up with all these Cowboy fans around here and what's really worst I live in Mission, TX and as some of you know Tom Landry was born here in Mission. I knew this old lady Mrs. Fankhauser she went to high school with Tom Landry and she used to for hours about him.
I really hope the Texans are shown locally just to let other people around here know that there is a new sheriff in town ;-).

incubry
11-11-2011, 12:00 PM
GOOD NEWS - Texans won the poll by almost 200 votes!

Bad News - Station Manager decided to show the Cowboy game anyway?

WTF?!?!? I AM LIVID!!!

https://www.facebook.com/incubry#!/Action4News/posts/10150345907206157


The overwhelming reaction to Action 4’s decision to air the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday over the Houston Texans demonstrates the passion and spirit football fans in the Valley hold for their favorite teams. We appreciate the feedback and understand the consternation this decision has created among our loyal Texan fan base. As a CBS affiliate, we are licensed to broadcast games in the American Football Conference of the NFL each and every Sunday. Since the Cowboys are on the road playing an AFC team, CBS has the rights to air the Cowboys this Sunday. After considerable thought and discussion about previous audience delivery levels, it was decided to broadcast the Cowboys and serve the majority’s viewing interests in the Valley.
Sincerely,
Tom Keeler, President & CEO – Action 4/KGBT-TV

I like how he acknowledges that Texans won the poll by saying "discussion about previous audience delivery levels" to cover his ass.

ATRAIN
11-11-2011, 12:23 PM
For those of you that can't make it to a sports bar ...

www.firstrowsports.tv

Yeah ill be at work so ill be on the lookout for streams!!! Thanks in advance guys. As much as I hate the Cowturds that game against the bills should be a good game. Hopefully I can have a stream and then watch the other. Also I voted for you valley guys considering im from San Benito. No way you guys will win but would be nice to see.

Stemp
11-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Don't worry. They'll switch over when the Cowgirls are getting blown out by the Bills.

Showtime100
11-11-2011, 05:15 PM
No news here and you're lucky you get a vote (but if you think that vote get tallied you are mistaken). In Austin I saw the schedule when it came out it was clear all of us outside of Houston would have to go streaming feed.

The Texans only campaign their product in Houston, the stupid bastards.

GOOD NEWS - Texans won the poll by almost 200 votes!

Bad News - Station Manager decided to show the Cowboy game anyway?

WTF?!?!? I AM LIVID!!!

https://www.facebook.com/incubry#!/Action4News/posts/10150345907206157


The overwhelming reaction to Action 4’s decision to air the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday over the Houston Texans demonstrates the passion and spirit football fans in the Valley hold for their favorite teams. We appreciate the feedback and understand the consternation this decision has created among our loyal Texan fan base. As a CBS affiliate, we are licensed to broadcast games in the American Football Conference of the NFL each and every Sunday. Since the Cowboys are on the road playing an AFC team, CBS has the rights to air the Cowboys this Sunday. After considerable thought and discussion about previous audience delivery levels, it was decided to broadcast the Cowboys and serve the majority’s viewing interests in the Valley.
Sincerely,
Tom Keeler, President & CEO – Action 4/KGBT-TV

I like how he acknowledges that Texans won the poll by saying "discussion about previous audience delivery levels" to cover his ass.

Sorry to hear about this, you guys. I've seen this show before and the ending was the same. I think they run these "votes" fully expecting the Cowboy fans to outnumber the Texans in a landslide so they can say they gave the Texans a fair chance. Then when the vote turns out different they say, KIDDING!

You guys need to warm up your e-mails and start firing away. Ask KEYE in Austin what happens when the get a bunch of angry Texans on their hands.

Man, that's digusting. Post it on the FB page too. Time for you guys to start raising HELL.

Thorn
11-11-2011, 05:33 PM
Cowboys suck big donkey you-know-whats.

CretorFrigg
11-11-2011, 05:34 PM
Boycott their station.

imatexan
11-11-2011, 05:39 PM
GOOD NEWS - Texans won the poll by almost 200 votes!

Bad News - Station Manager decided to show the Cowboy game anyway?

WTF?!?!? I AM LIVID!!!

https://www.facebook.com/incubry#!/Action4News/posts/10150345907206157


The overwhelming reaction to Action 4’s decision to air the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday over the Houston Texans demonstrates the passion and spirit football fans in the Valley hold for their favorite teams. We appreciate the feedback and understand the consternation this decision has created among our loyal Texan fan base. As a CBS affiliate, we are licensed to broadcast games in the American Football Conference of the NFL each and every Sunday. Since the Cowboys are on the road playing an AFC team, CBS has the rights to air the Cowboys this Sunday. After considerable thought and discussion about previous audience delivery levels, it was decided to broadcast the Cowboys and serve the majority’s viewing interests in the Valley.
Sincerely,
Tom Keeler, President & CEO – Action 4/KGBT-TV

I like how he acknowledges that Texans won the poll by saying "discussion about previous audience delivery levels" to cover his ass.

Really pathetic, why even have a poll?

NBT
11-11-2011, 05:54 PM
Everybody vote. It's time for the Texans to shine. It will piss Jerry Jones off bigtime, Yahoo!

bckey
11-11-2011, 06:16 PM
Couldn't vote because like Thorn I don't have a facebook account. Don't want one either. I've called CBS here in Corpus Christi and chewed some arse every time they have done this to the Texans. It does no good but at least they know fans are angry and want to see the Texans. No Texans here in Corpus this sunday either so they get another arse chewing. CBS here always says it isn't a local decision but is decided regionally. I have the red zone on dish and will stream it on my computer so I will get by. It still sucks that when the Cowboys are on our AFC network (cbs) they take priority over the Texans. Could you see the Texans getting priority over the Cowboys on Fox? 1 playoff game in 15 years and their arrogant fans still talk about their superbowl rings like they just won em. I hate em. Booger eaters all of them!

SheTexan
11-11-2011, 06:28 PM
Voted earlier today on FB, but, not lookin good for ya my friend!

Not sure it really matters. CBS will do what they want, the fan vote wont mean squat!! Just a coverup. BUT, at least they are realizing that fans might get pissed off if they cancel a Texan game. Our fan base is growing, and the networks are starting to realize that. Hope it continues for a LONG, long time!!

My earlier post. It wouldn't have mattered if the vote had been up 10,000 in our favor, they had already made up their minds. Screw them all, and I intend to protest by NOT watching the friggin cowturds!! Blast that station with e-mails and phone calls. Sorry for all you Valley fans, it must suck having a station manager who is a turb fan!!

Sway
11-11-2011, 06:59 PM
Cowboys suck big donkey you-know-whats.

AMEN! I was just about to send a very strongly worded email to our local CBS affiliate. Of course I've done it to Fox earlier in the season, and nothing's changed... perhaps after the cowgirls get their asses knocked into last week they'll switch games.