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Wolf
12-04-2011, 05:31 PM
I will say, it seemed ROCKING there today. and they got loud when they needed too and quiet when it was right.

I was impressed ,for once.

Scooter
12-04-2011, 05:35 PM
the fans were great today. we actually stayed (relatively) quiet on offense. on defense they were loud throughout, but in the 4th quarter the tv cameras were shaking and the announcers were yelling just to be heard.

texanmojo
12-04-2011, 05:37 PM
One of the loudest games...ever.

False Start
12-04-2011, 05:37 PM
They were F'in AWESOME today, the surround sound was kicking hard core. Great job folks! :clap:

Playoffs
12-04-2011, 05:40 PM
Huuuuuugggggee!!! :bravo:

Ryan
12-04-2011, 05:41 PM
My ears are ringing now...hasn't done that in a long time. Great job fans! :fans:

spurstexanstros
12-04-2011, 05:41 PM
I opened the door here in SA and heard yall. I have been critical of the fans at Reliant in the past but yall brought it today....Imagine if there is a home playoff game...bring ear plugs
Ps did yall hear me scream when fox yanked the game at 08 left in the game...just wondering.

djohn2oo8
12-04-2011, 05:43 PM
New stadium nickname: the slaughterhouse

The Cush
12-04-2011, 05:45 PM
Remember that Saints fan that said Reliant is filled with nothing but business suits and golf claps

eriadoc
12-04-2011, 05:47 PM
I think the fans today were actually a significant factor in the win. ATL kept running the clock down and the crowd definitely interfered with their playcalls.

Naiirb
12-04-2011, 05:50 PM
According to some of the players

Smitty74allday Wade Smith
Today was the LOUDEST I've ever heard a stadium be in my 9 years in the NFL: Major props 2 the #TexansFans today that had #Reliant ROCKING!!

ConnorBarwin98 Connor Barwin
#BULLSONPARADE is official...and they need to start calling Reliant the #slaughterhouse bc it was so f'in loud in there today!!!

DRyans59 DeMeco Ryans
S/O to our great fans!! Reliant has never rocked like that before! Keep it up. #HomefieldAdvantage

Nice to see the crowed come through, they seemed loud on TV too

ensign_lee
12-04-2011, 05:52 PM
I'm pretty convinced we had a big part in that first interception by Matt Ryan. I just straight up don't think the WR knew what route he was supposed to run.

'Twas great. :dance:

TexanSam
12-04-2011, 05:53 PM
They were interviewing Antonio Smith on the radio after the game, and he said the guards for Atlanta were yelling out the run play at times because they couldn't hear. Great job by the crowd. The announcers on TV talked about how loud it was a couple of times.

thunderkyss
12-04-2011, 05:55 PM
One of the loudest games...ever.

I'm positive that was the loudest game I've ever been to. I've been going since 2006.

Antonio Smith was on 610 saying it was so loud that the guards were having to call the plays out at the line because they couldn't hear Matt Ryan.

It was Awesome, play-offs, that place is going to be deafening.

thunderkyss
12-04-2011, 05:59 PM
I'm pretty convinced we had a big part in that first interception by Matt Ryan. I just straight up don't think the WR knew what route he was supposed to run.

'Twas great. :dance:

Matt Ryan missed two or three WRs down the field even though they were wide the F open.

Jjo & Kareem Jackson play at the line, jamming the receivers was the reason for all that. They couldn't get off the line clean & Matt thought they would be further down the field than they were.

gwallaia
12-04-2011, 06:03 PM
It was a playoff atmosphere all day long inside Reliant today. It was loud on 1st, 2nd and 3rd down for the Falcons offense from the 1st quarter through the 4th quarter.

TexanSam
12-04-2011, 06:06 PM
It was Awesome, play-offs, that place is going to be deafening.

Man, I hope we get a home playoff game. With our defense, Reliant will be going nuts.

Nawzer
12-04-2011, 06:21 PM
Great job by the fans today! I could feel how loud it probably was in the stadium and the commentators mentioned the noise throughout the game. Let's keep this up fans and I can't wait to see what Reliant will be like in our first playoff game!

texanmojo
12-04-2011, 06:31 PM
I'm positive that was the loudest game I've ever been to. I've been going since 2006.

Antonio Smith was on 610 saying it was so loud that the guards were having to call the plays out at the line because they couldn't hear Matt Ryan.

It was Awesome, play-offs, that place is going to be deafening.

Loudest for me was the very first game against the Cowboys. There wasn't an empty seat and it was incredible.

Today had more open seats than I expected but was much louder than what I remembered at that first game.

It was AWESOME.

Pantherstang84
12-04-2011, 06:40 PM
What was killing me was that when the defense motioned for more noise from the crowd, you could hear the volume go up noticeably. The fans get my game ball today. :trophy:

The house was rocking today!

Lurvinator11
12-04-2011, 08:11 PM
There were moments that the camera was shaking! That is how loud it was and that was just from watching the game on tv! I would have killed to be there!

Texan_Bill
12-04-2011, 08:14 PM
I will say, it seemed ROCKING there today. and they got loud when they needed too and quiet when it was right.

I was impressed ,for once.

It's all good....... Well except for the "I was impressed ,for once." blast :foottap:


:facepalm: Wolf!

TimeKiller
12-04-2011, 08:27 PM
What was killing me was that when the defense motioned for more noise from the crowd, you could hear the volume go up noticeably. The fans get my game ball today. :trophy:

The house was rocking today!

Yeah, when Ryan started all the audibles it went to 11 every time. 4th quarter they may as well be lighting gigantic strands of black cats, no one would know the difference!!

Speedy
12-04-2011, 08:33 PM
5 hours after the game, my ears are still ringing and voice is of course, shot to hell.

It was loud when the Falcons no-huddled and got to the line, but when Ryan started walking up and down the line trying to get everyone on the same page, we cranked it up to some notches I never knew existed. The freaking stands were shaking where I was.

chicagotexan2
12-04-2011, 08:44 PM
I think the fans today were actually a significant factor in the win. ATL kept running the clock down and the crowd definitely interfered with their playcalls.

From beginning to end it great to the fans disrupt Atl. I loved seeing that on tv. It was truly a home field advantage that overcame the opponents and the sorry ass refs.

Wolf
12-04-2011, 08:45 PM
It's all good....... Well except for the "I was impressed ,for once." blast :foottap:


:facepalm: Wolf!

The wave got me

RTP2110
12-04-2011, 08:50 PM
It was unbelievable! I haven't been to all of em, but I've been to about 50 Texans games, and that was the best and loudest crowd I've been a part of.

jjjezebel
12-04-2011, 08:57 PM
Hah, what cracked me up was when Ryan made arm flapping motions like he was trying to get the crowd to quiet down. Of course, it had quite the opposite effect. :fans:

:lol:

Scooter
12-04-2011, 09:30 PM
HT.com has a video with a few guys talking about how great the crowd was, including a "that's the loudest i've ever heard it in any arena". it really was a big part of the game. several false starts (including a couple not called) and a pair of delay of game penalties go directly to the fans ... some in key situations.

El Tejano
12-04-2011, 09:46 PM
Those of you who are too young to know about Houston and The Astrodome, you have no idea how loud a Houston crowd can get at a football game. This was nostalgic to me today!!!!

BullNation4Life
12-04-2011, 09:51 PM
Reminded me of the Baltimore Monday Night game last year when Andre caught the game tying TD, place went absolutely nuts. I couldn't even hear the guy next to me talking....

Norg
12-04-2011, 10:06 PM
thank U thank U we try ....... " smiles" lets keep it up we got a tough one in two week when CAMMMMMMMMM newton comes 2 town

BIG TORO
12-05-2011, 07:39 AM
I have no voice this morning, But it was worth it!!!! I have never see reliant that loud.

It was Electric and you could actully feel vibrations in the Bull Pen. I felt like we could hold our own to any 12th man in any stadium.

BigWig
12-05-2011, 08:18 AM
I want to also give some kudos to the fans. Watching here in ATX made me real proud cause y'all were loud!:bravo:

drunkcookie
12-05-2011, 08:38 AM
All i can say is wow! It was just awesome, electric yesterday... Voices were going out, the backs of seats were getting beat to hell, man!

As a couple of posters have mentioned, it was already loud, but when the D would ask for more, or Ryan would audible the noise actually went up another level... Just insane! Glad to be a part of it... It makes me want to live in Houston so i could go more...

Oh, and Bobby: weld that damn roof shut! No need for it to ever be opened again... Keep all of that energy bottled inside of that joint!


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Texan_Bill
12-05-2011, 08:50 AM
I have no voice this morning, But it was worth it!!!! I have never see reliant that loud.

It was Electric and you could actully feel vibrations in the Bull Pen. I felt like we could hold our own to any 12th man in any stadium.

I disagree. It may have been the second loudest crowd at Reliant.. Signed, September 8th, 2002.

TexansBlood
12-05-2011, 08:57 AM
My heel hurts from banging on the bleachers in the bullpen but it was worth it!

Big Lou
12-05-2011, 09:44 AM
The announcers kept commenting on the crowd.

I remember when NO became a solid team the last couple of years it seems like the Superdome increase by about 10 decibels. Success seems to help even the most die hard fans!!!

Maddict5
12-05-2011, 09:56 AM
i have to give the fans props too. i give/gave them crap about the generally relaxed atmosphere at many home games and about the late arrivals/early leaving & wave.

it was really, really loud yesterday. btw i dont know why the falcons insist on having ryan audible every snap in away stadiums. its the biggest hype up you can give the home teams fans because they know they can make a big difference. plus look at the offensive production & balance- ryan isnt very good at audibles

Playoffs
12-05-2011, 09:56 AM
Every player interview I've seen, and Kubes too, talked about the crowd noise & home field atmosphere --- and what a big role it played.

To those who attended, my hat is off to you! :tiphat:

texanmojo
12-05-2011, 09:58 AM
I disagree. It may have been the second loudest crowd at Reliant.. Signed, September 8th, 2002.

Yup! I agree!

Yankee_In_TX
12-05-2011, 10:06 AM
ConnorBarwin98 Connor Barwin
#BULLSONPARADE is official...and they need to start calling Reliant the #slaughterhouse bc it was so f'in loud in there today!!!



Anyone else see how pumped up Connor was when they played Rage?

They said this morning that Ryan kep having to lean into his line nd SCREAM his audibles several times and that is why our D was leaning in, because they could hear the calls clear as day he was having to yell them so loud.

Probably didn't give us an advntage but gave Atl a disdvantage because they kept having to change their termingology in-game and that's one more thing they had to think about.

disaacks3
12-05-2011, 10:10 AM
From beginning to end it great to the fans disrupt Atl. I loved seeing that on tv. It was truly a home field advantage that overcame the opponents and the sorry ass refs. I honestly think the bad calls made it even louder. Nobody dozes off when you choke a call in front of 70K.

HT.com has a video with a few guys talking about how great the crowd was, including a "that's the loudest i've ever heard it in any arena". it really was a big part of the game. several false starts (including a couple not called) and a pair of delay of game penalties go directly to the fans ... some in key situations. Yep, 80 yards away and I still saw the Falcons Rt. Guard leave early a few times.

I have no voice this morning, But it was worth it!!!! I have never see reliant that loud.

It was Electric and you could actully feel vibrations in the Bull Pen. I felt like we could hold our own to any 12th man in any stadium. I'll be re-growing my throat over the next several days. We were exhausted when we got home last night, but it was worth it!

I disagree. It may have been the second loudest crowd at Reliant.. Signed, September 8th, 2002. The single loudest moment may have been in 2002 (or the tying TD against Baltimore last year), but that game was NOT as loud throughout. that's the first time I can honestly say it hit deafening levels all 4 quarters.

Double Barrel
12-05-2011, 11:07 AM
You guys rocked! I have never been prouder of Houston football fans than I was yesterday. Y'all were truly a 12th man for our D, and did a fantastic job of giving us a real homefield advantage!

Love all of y'all!! :texflag: :fans:

texanhead08
12-05-2011, 11:19 AM
I disagree. It may have been the second loudest crowd at Reliant.. Signed, September 8th, 2002.

Thats the standard when it comes to noise at Reliant. I would say yesterday was as close to that level as we have seen since that night.

OzzO
12-05-2011, 01:11 PM
Vandermeer noted this morning that he has his producer crank up the speakers is his headset so he can hear himself & discussions during the game. Yesterday vs. Atlanta, his headset was cranked up again and he couldn't hear himself - he had to hope he was coming across well on the radio.

Good job fans. Came across well on the tv - loud as heck on defense and ultra quiet on offense.

TEXANS84
12-05-2011, 03:04 PM
That was the absolute loudest game I have ever been to yesterday. I heard several announcers say "it was a college atmosphere yesterday" today.

TEXANS84
12-05-2011, 03:04 PM
That was the absolute loudest game I have ever been to yesterday. I heard several announcers say "it was a college atmosphere yesterday" today.

Vinny
12-05-2011, 03:08 PM
That was the absolute loudest game I have ever been to yesterday. I heard several announcers say "it was a college atmosphere yesterday" today.
playoff atmosphere...that sounds like a nice phrase. :fingergun:

TexansBull
12-05-2011, 04:01 PM
I was there. I asked everyone around me what was there deal.

They said they weren't going to get a chance to the wave...

Seriously though I had a lot of fun and it was great yesterday. The best part was seeing Toro take his time out the game to take pictures with a special needs child. It was really awesome.

bckey
12-05-2011, 04:17 PM
That was the first game I got to go to this year. We go to a game or 2 every year. Reliant was friggin rocking! My son loved it. Best Texan game atmosphere wise I have been to. We plan on coming back for the 1st playoff game ever at Reliant. Thanks to Double Deuce in the blue lot for the hospitality.

GuerillaBlack
12-05-2011, 04:18 PM
I felt the energy from my tv right at kickoff. Fans did a great job.

rush2112mn
12-05-2011, 06:50 PM
It was a great atmosphere.....We were the "12th" man ........

Texan_Bill
12-05-2011, 07:03 PM
You guys rocked! I have never been prouder of Houston football fans than I was yesterday. Y'all were truly a 12th man for our D, and did a fantastic job of giving us a real homefield advantage!

Love all of y'all!! :texflag: :fans:

Damn Darryl, I brought my Nancy voice yesterday!! I'm a loser!!

:facepalm: Bill!



BTW, I won't be taking any phone calls for another day or so. :D

Texan_Bill
12-05-2011, 07:08 PM
As an aside, for those that don't know what the pain of Plantar Fasciitis feels like, spend 3+ hours on your feet driving one of your heels into the metal bleachers as hard as you can, relentlessly... There ya go! I've had to walk on the ball of my right foot all day.

Kaiser Toro
12-05-2011, 07:28 PM
In my opinion it was the best the crowd has ever performed its duties - in early, smart and timely with its collective volume, and many stuck it out to the last whistle.

It is a symbiotic relationship between the production on the field and the level of noise generated - for the first time ever both parties were in tune, meeting the demand of the situation due to the carrot that is ours for the taking.

Receiving that playoff ticket notice has around 50k fans vested into bringing the noise for the remaining home games.

Up your butt Jobu, Texans coming through.

Texans_Chick
12-05-2011, 07:43 PM
In my opinion it was the best the crowd has ever performed its duties - in early, smart and timely with its collective volume, and many stuck it out to the last whistle.

It is a symbiotic relationship between the production on the field and the level of noise generated - for the first time ever both parties were in tune, meeting the demand of the situation due to the carrot that is ours for the taking.

Receiving that playoff ticket notice has around 50k fans vested into bringing the noise for the remaining home games.

Up your butt Jobu, Texans coming through.

It was so much fun.

As loud as it was, I think we could get louder on defense, quieter on offense. We need to will this to happen.

That was such a close game. A play here/there meant everything. We made a difference. I think the fans are starting to realize their power. It also helps having a defense that doesn't disappoint you every set of downs.

One of the loudest games I remember was the awful-boring Texans-Titans game that didn't get interesting until the unreal, bizarre Rosenfelian comeback that alas was lost at the end.

It was a bunch of seats and some the rest were diehards of the most diehard sort. And in that 4th quarter, we got loud. And it illustrated how many fans in the stadium are sort of like potted plants.

There were still some potted plants on Sunday, but not nearly as many. I think reducing that comes from learning--Colts fans are pretty good at this because they've been rewarded over the years for being into things.

/as a side note, interesting that the 49ers players were complaining about their fans doing the wave during the end of a blowout win.

Kimmy
12-05-2011, 08:53 PM
/as a side note, interesting that the 49ers players were complaining about their fans doing the wave during the end of a blowout win.

Please, God no. Do not get that started again ....

DocBar
12-05-2011, 09:14 PM
I called the 12th man in another thread. How can the fans NOT be a aprt of this success?

TejasTom
12-05-2011, 09:49 PM
My throat is still soar from yelling.

Texan_Bill
12-05-2011, 09:53 PM
In my opinion it was the best the crowd has ever performed its duties - in early, smart and timely with its collective volume, and many stuck it out to the last whistle.

It is a symbiotic relationship between the production on the field and the level of noise generated - for the first time ever both parties were in tune, meeting the demand of the situation due to the carrot that is ours for the taking.

Receiving that playoff ticket notice has around 50k fans vested into bringing the noise for the remaining home games.

Up your butt Jobu, Texans coming through.

It was so much fun.

As loud as it was, I think we could get louder on defense, quieter on offense. We need to will this to happen.

That was such a close game. A play here/there meant everything. We made a difference. I think the fans are starting to realize their power. It also helps having a defense that doesn't disappoint you every set of downs.

One of the loudest games I remember was the awful-boring Texans-Titans game that didn't get interesting until the unreal, bizarre Rosenfelian comeback that alas was lost at the end.

It was a bunch of seats and some the rest were diehards of the most diehard sort. And in that 4th quarter, we got loud. And it illustrated how many fans in the stadium are sort of like potted plants.

There were still some potted plants on Sunday, but not nearly as many. I think reducing that comes from learning--Colts fans are pretty good at this because they've been rewarded over the years for being into things.

/as a side note, interesting that the 49ers players were complaining about their fans doing the wave during the end of a blowout win.

While I have the utmost love and respect for all of our years hanging out here, there was no louder, no more electric stadium environment than that innaugural game 9/8/2002...

That game was abuzz from "jump"!

Kaiser Toro
12-05-2011, 10:11 PM
While I have the utmost love and respect for all of our years hanging out here, there was no louder, no more electric stadium environment than that innaugural game 9/8/2002...

That game was abuzz from "jump"!

It was electric, and it was most likely louder for a longer term due to the pent up energy Houston fans needed to release. Yesterday's game had that extra charge to it, when the situation demanded, and felt that the crowd kept the decibels rising. But then again Clay Walker did not open up the game. ;-)

jjjezebel
12-07-2011, 07:52 AM
While I have the utmost love and respect for all of our years hanging out here, there was no louder, no more electric stadium environment than that innaugural game 9/8/2002...

That game was abuzz from "jump"!

We know Bill...you've mentioned it, like, three freakin' times already. It was the first game, of course it was going to be loud.

But this LAST game...in the grand scheme of things, meant so much more. This was an important game, in an important season. Don't begrudge people their joy.

Texan_Bill
12-07-2011, 07:55 AM
We know Bill...you've mentioned it, like, three freakin' times already. It was the first game, of course it was going to be loud.

But this LAST game...in the grand scheme of things, meant so much more. This was an important game, in an important season. Don't begrudge people their joy.

Abso-freaking-lutely! I totally agree and I don't begrudge anyone for being a fan!

I'll let all the begrudging take place in the other thread about the Rage Against the Machine song Bulls on Parade.

skymike
12-07-2011, 08:00 AM
Remember that Saints fan that said Reliant is filled with nothing but business suits and golf clapsThat was me. I am happy to hear yall are kicking in. Your team deserves it. They're all guts. And actually, I found out there are a lot of die-hard Texan fans. They showed up at the Superdome earlier this season, and were quite impressive. I got some crow in my gumbo now.
...I remember when NO became a solid team the last couple of years it seems like the Superdome increase by about 10 decibels. Success seems to help even the most die hard fans!!!Actually, we were loud when the Saints sucked too. Ask Joe Montana, John Elway, or Troy Aikman. Old Tulane Stadium had aluminum bleachers, and the old guys from the Archie Manning era were notoriously crazy also.
Those of you who are too young to know about Houston and The Astrodome, you have no idea how loud a Houston crowd can get at a football game. This was nostalgic to me today!!!!This is where I messed up. The Astrodome was my gauge, when I went to Reliant, and it wasnt realistic for me to expect an Astrodome caliber crowd.

Oiler fans were seasoned and hardened by years of losing, and losing to the same teams. So they werent just excited, they were enraged. Also, tickets, beer, everything was cheaper, so you had a more blue-collar crowd, so of course it was rowdier.

You have yet to hate the Colts and Titans the way Oiler fans hated the Steelers and Bengals. You already know about the nastiness with Pittsburgh. Well the Bengals bullied Houston for years, plus Cincinnati's Reds and the Astros came to blows every summer, and the Browns were the dirtiest team, with the nastiest fans in football. It wasnt hard to hate the Raiders or Dolphins either. Almost nobody will ever measure up to the Oilers mania, especially during both the Bum and Moon eras. But it sounds like you're on your way.

Yall keep pushing those suits and "clients" into the luxury boxes. Raise hell about prices of stuff, and keep the real fans in the seats. When everybody in Pasadena has a Toro logo on their truck, you know you have arrived.

Good luck, yall.

TEXANS84
12-07-2011, 08:25 AM
I remember during the 4th quarter looking up to the 600's and the people up there were on their feet, waving towels, and screaming just everyone else was. It was amazing to see the ENTIRE stadium on their feet for a majority of the game.

I also finally had a chance to re-watch the game on my DVR, and boy was I impressed with the sound. A few times you couldn't even here the FOX announcers, and they have microphones right up to their mouth.

Great job on a team effort in regards to the fans. We all made a difference on Sunday.

El Tejano
12-07-2011, 08:32 AM
When Albert had to raise his voice, I knew it was loud. Gus Johnson just raises his voice but Albert having to scream was priceless.

thunderkyss
12-07-2011, 09:48 AM
I remember during the 4th quarter looking up to the 600's and the people up there were on their feet, waving towels, and screaming just everyone else was. It was amazing to see the ENTIRE stadium on their feet for a majority of the game.

:foottap:

I was trying to get the wave going but no one wanted to sit down.

RTP2110
12-08-2011, 08:45 AM
Last night on Inside the NFL, they actually talked about how good the crowd was last Sunday. Had to have been a great crowd to get mention from those guys.

paycheck71
12-08-2011, 10:43 AM
The atmosphere at the game the other day reminded me that I saw a home team get penalized a couple of years ago for their fans being too loud. Did a little research, and it's in the NFL Rule Book.


Loss of team time out(s) or five-yard penalty on the defense for excessive crowd noise.


Like I said, it's been a couple of years since I've seen it called. Are they just not calling it anymore?

http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/penaltysummaries

Grams
12-08-2011, 10:47 AM
:foottap:

I was trying to get the wave going but no one wanted to sit down.

I have to admit that I was standing during the final drive and I was in my living room.

The fans were awesome during the game.

drunkcookie
12-10-2011, 08:18 PM
Finally, got my video uploaded... this is Atlanta's second to last drive, 4th down... this was the only defensive play I did not yell, so maybe I could pick up crowd noise... not too shabby:

http://youtu.be/l2tH383X6fw

skymike
12-16-2011, 06:34 AM
The atmosphere at the game the other day reminded me that I saw a home team get penalized a couple of years ago for their fans being too loud. Did a little research, and it's in the NFL Rule Book.

Like I said, it's been a couple of years since I've seen it called. Are they just not calling it anymore?

http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/penaltysummariesThat was an
old rule from the late 80s, and a stupid one. It lasted about a year, before it was laughed out of the book. It was pretty cool to see it,* actually, and the Astrodome crowd got it often. "The Dome Rule." It was called Inaudible, and
the offense could simply turn to the referee, and say it was too loud, so the
ref would announce to the crowd that they were too loud, and give a warning.

*so invariably, the crowd would then get several decibels LOUDER, and after a 5-yard penalty or two, the place would just get off the charts. The rule actually
made dome crowds rowdier, and the NFL just dumped it after a year.