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EVOLVIST
01-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Where were you and what were you doing in January 1994 when the Houston Oilers were beat by the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-20?

My God, Haywood Jefferies, Ernest Givens, Curtis Duncan...and Gary Wellman! Remember that surfer boy?

I was at Francisco Studios in little China Town, and instead of practicing we had a little TV set up, watching the game. I had been out of HS for about a year.

I remember looking at the size of Joe Montana's swollen elbow. It was huge! Full of fluid, and I was thinking, "There's no way he's going to pass with that thing." He did. It was a heartbreaker. If only the Oilers had gotten Gary Brown rolling a little bit more, we could have won it.

Thanks Texans_Chick for the thread inspiration and the memories.

nero THE zero
01-04-2012, 03:03 PM
I was 9 and not an Oilers fan in any way, shape, or form.

JCTexan
01-04-2012, 03:06 PM
I was 9 and not an Oilers fan in any way, shape, or form.

This except I was four. I didn't get into football until the Oilers were long gone.

Texan_Bill
01-04-2012, 03:07 PM
In the Astrodome. I was around 26 y/o!

TheEastwood
01-04-2012, 03:08 PM
I was 6. I have no idea where I was. Its been along time

rush2112mn
01-04-2012, 03:10 PM
I was at the game....I had endzone seats......think I paid like 50 dollars for a ticket......

santo
01-04-2012, 03:11 PM
I was 13 and in the Astrodome. But I didn't get to see most of the game because we had standing room tickets only and I didn't find a seat until the 4th quarter.

But it was cool to be there, just wish I could have seen the game more.

Playoffs
01-04-2012, 03:13 PM
I was drunk. :drunk:

Double Barrel
01-04-2012, 03:14 PM
I was 27, living in Conroe, and having a blast because my band was playing gigs in those days.

Coming off of the 35-3 debacle, the 1993 season ended up amazing. Starting 1-4 to go on an 11 game win streak was a blast. I was at the last game of the season against the Jets, the famous one where Buddy Ryan punched Kevin Gilbride. We did know know it happened until listening to post-game shows on the way home.

It was heartbreak the next game against the Chiefs, but that season was a blast. Man, it seems like forever ago...

Texan4Ever
01-04-2012, 03:14 PM
This except I was four. I didn't get into football until the Oilers were long gone.

Same here, except right when I got into football the Oilers left. Now I fully understand why my damn cusses at our TV every time Bud Adams shows up.

Seńor Stan
01-04-2012, 03:15 PM
In McAllen, TX. That loss to the Chiefs stung more than the one to Buffalo the previous year.

Texan_Bill
01-04-2012, 03:17 PM
I was 27, living in Conroe, and having a blast because my band was playing gigs in those days.

Coming off of the 35-3 debacle, the 1993 season ended up amazing. Starting 1-4 to go on an 11 game win streak was a blast. I was at the last game of the season against the Jets, the famous one where Buddy Ryan punched Kevin Gilbride. We did know know it happened until listening to post-game shows on the way home.

It was heartbreak the next game against the Chiefs, but that season was a blast. Man, it seems like forever ago...

It was! :facepalm:

amazing80
01-04-2012, 03:17 PM
I was 7, in Killeen Texas, probably getting into trouble with my military haircut lmao

CretorFrigg
01-04-2012, 03:20 PM
I was 12 and still lived in Salt Lake City at the time. I was NOT an Oilers fan though, I was a Broncos fan, simply because my parents are die-hard Broncos fans.

Fun fact...Wade Phillips was the head coach of the Denver Broncos during the 1993-1994 season.

gary
01-04-2012, 03:25 PM
I was two and was not into football back then.

Ktexan68
01-04-2012, 03:26 PM
I was 25 and a season ticket holder. The third come from ahead 4th quarter playoff game stung hard, maybe harder than the Bills game. We promptly went to the Volcano Club and got smashed. Good times...

Hookem Horns
01-04-2012, 03:28 PM
I was in Wilmington, Delaware watching the Oilers choke yet again.

BTW, it's been 18 years. I just put this "then/now" image on the home page of Texans Talk.

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/9310/playofftimeagain.jpg

Ktexan68
01-04-2012, 03:31 PM
18 Years. 2012-1994 = 18

RCPM
01-04-2012, 03:32 PM
I was living in Las Cruces New Mexico, cheering for the Steelers...

Texecutioner
01-04-2012, 03:34 PM
I was 27, living in Conroe, and having a blast because my band was playing gigs in those days.

Coming off of the 35-3 debacle, the 1993 season ended up amazing. Starting 1-4 to go on an 11 game win streak was a blast. I was at the last game of the season against the Jets, the famous one where Buddy Ryan punched Kevin Gilbride. We did know know it happened until listening to post-game shows on the way home.

It was heartbreak the next game against the Chiefs, but that season was a blast. Man, it seems like forever ago...

I was at that game as well as I said before. I remember hearing about it on the radio on the way home, and then the next day watching his kid get ****ed with for weeks at school all because his dad got succer punched. Lol! It was messed up man. Warren Moon's kid and Gilbride's kid both caught hell every time the Oilers shit the bed somehow man. Kids are brutal.

As far as that last playoff game went, I was at Pennison's Pub in Sugar Land. Pennison was an ex Oiler and we partied like rock stars at halftime and thought it was going to be such a great game to laugh at for the rest of the half. Boy was the joke on us. I practically cried after that game it was so brutal. I still have not gotten over it.

Texas T
01-04-2012, 03:40 PM
I was 21, stationed in Italy and probably full of GREAT Italian food and drunk.

I had no American T.V. stations, no Internet and had to read about the game on Monday morning in the Stars and Stripes!!!

I was sad by the way...

Hookem Horns
01-04-2012, 03:44 PM
After the Broncos and Bills playoff losses I was numb by the time the Chiefs rolled around. Funny how 18 years later that franchise still chokes in the postseason every chance they get.

Ruinondd
01-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Hmm, I was 12, living 30 miles from anywhere on lake conroe and completely uninterested in watching football. Playing was another thing entirely.

Fili
01-04-2012, 03:47 PM
Wasn't even born lol.... My dad was at the game though.

Rey
01-04-2012, 03:49 PM
I think I was about 4 or 5 years old....

Probably at my grandmothers house watching all the adults curse the TV...

Hardcore Texan
01-04-2012, 03:51 PM
I was 19, had finished one year of college, dropped out and was going nowhere fast in my ho dunk small home town. It's a good thing a year later I moved to Dallas, and shortly after joined the military.

I also lost my sister to a brain tumor that March, that's my strongest memory of that time. Love you Debbie!

sometexansfan
01-04-2012, 04:13 PM
I was 6. I have no idea where I was. Its been along time

Same here.

SheTexan
01-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Astrodome!! Ain't tellin my age!!:smiliepalm:

michaelm
01-04-2012, 04:19 PM
I was two and was not into football back then.

Slacker. :)

infantrycak
01-04-2012, 04:21 PM
Astrodome!!

Yup - at the game.

Mr teX
01-04-2012, 04:30 PM
i was 14, sophmore in HS & every bit an oilers fan. I just remember watching it at home with the old man thinking "please god....let the oilers win.."

False Start
01-04-2012, 04:31 PM
It was my senior year in HS, and I was at my friend's house watching the game on his projection screen TV. We were both so damn happy before the game started, we put together two king sized zig-zags, and rolled FAT ass J! We were all set.... then Joe Montana happened. :pissed:

paycheck71
01-04-2012, 04:32 PM
I was 22, still a studen at UH, at my parents living room in Kingwood, not able to believe that after all those years we got a bye week, but still had to run into Joe Montana...

ThaShark316
01-04-2012, 04:41 PM
Was 8 y/o.

After the game, my grandma (on my pops' side) came over to poke fun at the Oilers. "Bring that 46 defense!"

Funny and sad at the same time. Watching the Oilers lose a lead like that again, for the 3rd straight playoff was like..."Really?"

Texanmike02
01-04-2012, 04:42 PM
If I'm not mistaken that was the year that both the Oilers AND the Rockets went undefeated in November wasn't it?

Odly enough I was in Conroe Texas. There used to be a boarding school (Memorial Hall) that I went to for one year while my dad lived in China. I was watching the game and a friend of mine was a Chiefs fan. He was telling me how we were going to choke. I said it was impossible (it couldn't possibly happen 3 years in a row.)

I remember how badly it stung. Especially after the Bills fiasco.

Mike

Just went and checked. If you want to talk about an amazing run for a city. The Oilers/rockets combined to be 21-0 from Oct 17 - Dec 2. Perhaps even more amazingly we were 31-1 from 17 Oct - Dec -22. I don't know that a city has ever had that kind of prosperity in two major sports over basically a 2 month period.

Hookem Horns
01-04-2012, 04:46 PM
If I'm not mistaken that was the year that both the Oilers AND the Rockets went undefeated in November wasn't it?



Yep, and oddly enough 1994 would be my greatest year ever as a sports fan despite the Oiler choke job. Both the NBA Rockets and NHL New York Rangers won it all that year which I am a huge fan of both. That's why I wear a #94 jersey for hockey, and I even have a Texans 94 jersey.

Doppelganger
01-04-2012, 04:47 PM
I was 12 years old at the time. I was not much of a football fan, or even a sports fan. The weekend was when Dad and I did "projects" around the house, so I did one of those with him during the game. I think I turned on the TV after the game and they went over the highlights. I remember my reaction to this day "typical Oilers!"

Mr. White
01-04-2012, 04:59 PM
I was a 22 year old student at North Texas and watched that game from my dorm room.

Drowned my sorrows after and made a few drunk dials.

ObsiWan
01-04-2012, 04:59 PM
I was living here but I wasn't at the game. I was out of town on work-related travel.

I wasn't surprised that we lost to Montana, Marcus Allen, and a Derrick Thomas-led defense. It seemed that, back in those days, KC always gave us fits. Went back to check the stats in that game; even with Munchak & Matthews anchoring the line, KC had NINE sacks.

What really p-o'd me that year was that Bud went thru with his threat to fire everyone and trade off all the good players on the team.

...damn. I had blanked all this from my memory banks. Who brought this up anyway?
:(

Ranger Tom
01-04-2012, 05:03 PM
Let's see here, I was eight...

Seeing as the Oilers lost, I may have been watching in horror as my father became a raving tower of rage.

The Pencil Neck
01-04-2012, 05:07 PM
I was 32 years old and living in Glendale, CA. I must have watched the game with my wife at home. The strange thing is that I don't remember the game at all.

Went to bed that night, probably totally depressed, and was awakened at 4:31 am by the Northridge Earthquake. Spent about 3/4's of a minute absolutely convinced that I was going to die.

I think the earthquake and the craziness that ensued wiped out all those memories.

Texan_Bill
01-04-2012, 05:10 PM
I was 32 years old and living in Glendale, CA. I must have watched the game with my wife at home. The strange thing is that I don't remember the game at all.

Went to bed that night, probably totally depressed, and was awakened at 4:31 am by the Northridge Earthquake. Spent about 3/4's of a minute absolutely convinced that I was going to die.

I think the earthquake and the craziness that ensued wiped out all those memories.

You dont remember Keith Cash (KC's TE) scoring a TD and huling the ball into Buddy Ryan's face... (Or at least a poster of Buddy Ryan's face)?

Buffi2
01-04-2012, 05:20 PM
Well, SheTexan, I'll fess up. I was 47:smiliepalm:, living in Houston and I was at the Astrodome. Depressed yet again.

Perki-Perk
01-04-2012, 05:35 PM
Ugh, I was 15, and I remember thinking we had an excellent shot that year, as I had thought the year before against the Bills. As the Oiler curse would have it, we were taken out. I remember Buddy Ryan punching Kevin Gilbride, they replayed it during the game it happened in if I remember correctly. The Rockets bringing Houston it's first professional sports ring a few months later softened the blow though.

welsh texan
01-04-2012, 05:44 PM
I was 6 and I wasn't aware of American Football's existance.

ObsiWan
01-04-2012, 05:52 PM
Well, SheTexan, I'll fess up. I was 47:smiliepalm:, living in Houston and I was at the Astrodome. Depressed yet again.

heh... you're only 4 yrs older than me

GNTLEWOLF
01-04-2012, 05:59 PM
I was 36 and was on an all night job ( after having worked all day). The oilfield is that way sometimes. I didn't get to watch or even hear the game, but I was pretty upset when I got to check the final score. That was a game I just knew the Oilers were going to win.

disaacks3
01-04-2012, 06:01 PM
Living in Irving at the time...not a bad deal for a kid who grew up a Cowboys fan. Wife #2, Cat #1

Norg
01-04-2012, 06:05 PM
I was 9. And i didnt care much 4 football back then

SmoochyTX
01-04-2012, 06:06 PM
I was 22, still a studen at UH, at my parents living room in Kingwood, not able to believe that after all those years we got a bye week, but still had to run into Joe Montana...

Same age and also a student at UH at the time. I remember during the Bills game that I was sitting against the couch in my parent's living room munching on potato chips and some funky new dip my mother-in-law had decided to try. Anyways, everybody else in my family (large at the time) were huge Cowboys fans and I was the only Oilers fan (since I was a little girl during the Luv Ya Blue days).

Boy was I giving it to them at halftime. And then boy were they giving it to me as the second half went on. And I actually did cry when the game was over. :(

nut
01-04-2012, 06:46 PM
We went to the game. We parked near Almeda Mall and they had shuttle buses gong to the dome.

Austrian
01-04-2012, 07:02 PM
I was 6 and I wasn't aware of American Football's existance.

Ditto.

BeerTastesLikeVictory
01-04-2012, 07:28 PM
I was 15 and I honestly don't remember where I watched the game. I believe I had just discovered beer (and how good it is when it hits your lips) around that time, so thats probably why I don't remember.

drs23
01-04-2012, 07:39 PM
I was 36yo then at my buddy Rotten Red's house. We fired up the pit the night before and put a big ol' brisket on. First half was great. We were smokin' beer and drinkin' weed like ya do when your team is on.

Was depressed later. :thinking:

80tothezone
01-04-2012, 07:41 PM
Where were you and what were you doing in January 1994 when the Houston Oilers were beat by the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-20?

My God, Haywood Jefferies, Ernest Givens, Curtis Duncan...and Gary Wellman! Remember that surfer boy?

I was at Francisco Studios in little China Town, and instead of practicing we had a little TV set up, watching the game. I had been out of HS for about a year.

I remember looking at the size of Joe Montana's swollen elbow. It was huge! Full of fluid, and I was thinking, "There's no way he's going to pass with that thing." He did. It was a heartbreaker. If only the Oilers had gotten Gary Brown rolling a little bit more, we could have won it.

Thanks Texans_Chick for the thread inspiration and the memories.

I was in china.....

SAMURAITEXAN
01-04-2012, 07:55 PM
On the way to work in the train (Central line in Tokyo) checking score on Japan Times. Depressed all day. The train as usual, very crowded and remember I made some ugghh noise when I found out the score and people around me just stared like if I was a psycho.

Lucky
01-04-2012, 07:58 PM
I was living in Austin, and drove down when my friend scored tickets to the game. We were on the field level around the goal line. Ironically, I'll be at this game with the same friend. Hopefully, we'll be leaving the stadium this time smiling.

Texanmike02
01-04-2012, 08:03 PM
I was 15 and I honestly don't remember where I watched the game. I believe I had just discovered beer (and how good it is when it hits your lips) around that time, so thats probably why I don't remember.

Sounds like your name is misleading.

Mike

utahmark
01-04-2012, 08:11 PM
I think I was at the last playoff game the Oilers won in Houston. It was against the jets in 91..... maybe. After the game the scoreboard read "hope to see you in two weeks"lol. That shit never happened.

EVOLVIST
01-04-2012, 08:18 PM
I was 36yo then at my buddy Rotten Red's house. We fired up the pit the night before and put a big ol' brisket on. First half was great. We were smokin' beer and drinkin' weed like ya do when your team is on.

Was depressed later. :thinking:

Smoking beer and drinking weed? Damn, I should have been at your place!

DBCooper
01-04-2012, 08:21 PM
At the game, in a luxury box drinking free booze and cussing Joe Montana.....

Txn_in_FL
01-04-2012, 08:30 PM
Sitting on a couch in the guard shack lounge on Camp Johnson, NC. As I have become used to, I was the only Houston fan watching.

High hopes followed by the all too typical punch in the face, such is the life of a Houston sports fan.

devo-x
01-04-2012, 08:35 PM
I was a sophomore in high school (15 or 16) and not interested in football at the time

Heath Shuler
01-04-2012, 08:36 PM
At the dome w/ my dad and he and I will be at Reliant w my brother this sat.

VTexan
01-04-2012, 08:39 PM
4 years in Corpus Christi probably being unbelievably obnoxious...

so not much has changed except my age and my location! I'll be there Saturday, busted up knee and all.

SouthSideTexan
01-04-2012, 08:44 PM
Mezzanine 455 row DX seat 5. Damn you Joe Montana!!!!!!!

Dutchrudder
01-04-2012, 09:06 PM
I was 10 and living in Cleveland Ohio. Only football I watched was whatever my dad had on the TV.

AnthonyE
01-04-2012, 09:19 PM
This except I was four. I didn't get into football until the Oilers were long gone.

I was 3. Considering I'm already 21, this feeling I'm getting is definitely new to me. Hopefully I can feel this more than my share in the future.

Javi
01-04-2012, 09:37 PM
Laughing because I knew Montana was going to have a good game vs the Oilers.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk

Texan_Bill
01-04-2012, 09:49 PM
In the Astrodome. I was around 26 y/o!

At the game, in a luxury box drinking free booze and cussing Joe Montana.....

BASTARD!!! I was among the masses drinking cheap ass, luke warm "Dome Foam" while you were having cocktails and good food!!

You SUCK!!!! :chickendance:

DBCooper
01-04-2012, 10:06 PM
BASTARD!!! I was among the masses drinking cheap ass, luke warm "Dome Foam" while you were having cocktails and good food!!

You SUCK!!!! :chickendance:

Yeah, but you will be at the game this Saturday and I'll be at a bar in Orlando.

Texan_Bill
01-04-2012, 10:08 PM
Yeah, but you will be at the game this Saturday and I'll be at a bar in Orlando.

SO, I have that going for me.... Which is NICE!! ;)

jaayteetx
01-04-2012, 10:24 PM
Sitting in my barracks room in Millington,TN as a young 19 y/o Marine.

since02
01-04-2012, 10:30 PM
I was 5 years old, wasn't a football fan at the time..
but I sure was the BIGGEST rockets' fan

The next couple years, watching the rockets were some of the best of my life...

GuerillaBlack
01-04-2012, 11:08 PM
Ruling the other three year olds at my day care.

jppaul
01-04-2012, 11:47 PM
I was 12 sitting on the couch watching my dad pace around and scream at the tv and thinking wtf is his deal, hope I'm not like that when I grow up. Surprise, 18 years later and I'm the one pacing around and screaming at the tv while my kids look on and probably think what the **** is his problem. Guess the whole thing about the acorn is true

HouSportsWriter
01-04-2012, 11:48 PM
Wow i was not even born... 7/7/94 wow.... now i fill for all of you with no football ...haha

Giant Tiger
01-04-2012, 11:49 PM
I was watching the game at home & cursing at the tv; I was sure the Oilers would win this one because the Chiefs had gotten lucky to win the wildcard game against Pittsburgh the previous week. IIRC the Chiefs got clobbered by Minnesota something like 30-10 a couple of weeks before the season ended... I think had Kansas City won that game, the Oilers would have finished first that year. I expected Houston to win based on those 2 games.

Hookem Horns
01-04-2012, 11:55 PM
Here are the highlights of that last NFL playoff game in Houston in 1994.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ4VRgxBbHc

What's crazy is that was 18 years ago and listening to the audio it could have been last weekend. Berman, Jackson, and the ESPN music all still sound the same today.

MistaRed
01-05-2012, 12:14 AM
I was 4 and in Kindergarten. Didn't know who the oilers were probably.

ADTpaul
01-05-2012, 12:31 AM
I was in the 6th grade of my elementary school. It seems like such a long time ago!

GP
01-05-2012, 12:51 AM
At the dome w/ my dad and he and I will be at Reliant w my brother this sat.

Now THAT is cool.

ObsiWan
01-05-2012, 01:09 AM
Here are the highlights of that last NFL playoff game in Houston in 1994.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ4VRgxBbHc

What's crazy is that was 18 years ago and listening to the audio it could have been last weekend. Berman, Jackson, and the ESPN music all still sound the same today.

It was almost worth reliving the pain just to see Givins do that electric slide again.
:)

thanks
...I think

Premier
01-05-2012, 01:46 AM
i was 7, the very first football game i ever watched was Oilers vs Bengals.. i remember thinking how cool their uniforms were.. (i was 7)...

SteveSlaton20
01-05-2012, 02:51 AM
I was barely one year old.

Nitrofish
01-05-2012, 03:36 AM
I was at the game and even got on the big screen once or twice in the first half, and somewhere out there is a quick little NFL Films piece about that game where my ugly mug appears for about 2 seconds.

It was hilarious as I had long hair and was wearing these blue mirrored "Gargoyles" sunglasses. :spot:

281
01-05-2012, 07:40 AM
i was two days away from celebrating my 6th birthday... didn't know a thing about football then.

Heath Shuler
01-05-2012, 08:55 PM
Here are the highlights of that last NFL playoff game in Houston in 1994.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ4VRgxBbHc

What's crazy is that was 18 years ago and listening to the audio it could have been last weekend. Berman, Jackson, and the ESPN music all still sound the same today.

"keep the change you filthy animal"

Texas T
01-05-2012, 09:24 PM
Sitting in my barracks room in Millington,TN as a young 19 y/o Marine.

Hey that's where I'm moving in June!

jaayteetx
01-05-2012, 10:14 PM
Hey that's where I'm moving in June!

Don't remember too much about the place, stay away from the brass rail or the anchor if they're still there. There was a bbq place right by the base I used to love to eat at, but thats about all i remember.