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BIG TORO
04-02-2012, 08:25 PM
I heard from a friend of mine who usually has good sources that we were playing the lions on thanksgiving. Just wondering if anyone else has heard this.

EllisUnit
04-02-2012, 08:28 PM
no but that would be amazing, i get tired of seeing the same ole sucky teams on thanksgiving. it got to the point to where i didnt even watch the thanksgiving games anymore.

Ryan
04-02-2012, 08:40 PM
Apparently it's us or one or the other teams in our division that it's down to. I don't see how they could pick any other team over us unless they have a hard-on for Luck which is possible.

RTP2110
04-02-2012, 08:43 PM
It can only be us or the Colts.

drs23
04-02-2012, 08:49 PM
It can only be us or the Colts.

Get your :popcorn: ready for some horse shoes!

CloakNNNdagger
04-02-2012, 08:51 PM
This information has been floating since the beginning of the year.


Houston Texans to get Thanksgiving game? Arian Foster & Co. in line for showcase spot (http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/01-18-12-14-43-houston-texans-to-get-thanksgiving-game-arian-foster-co-in-line-for-showcase-spot/)By Chris Baldwin
01.18.12 | 02:47 pm

Move over turkey. H-Town's next Thanksgiving could include sitting down to watch the Houston Texans in a national TV showcase.

A source in Detroit tells CultureMap that the Texans are "the clear favorite" to be the AFC opponent in the Detroit Lions' annual Thanksgiving Day game in Motown.

The official 2012 NFL schedule will not be released for months, but the Texans already know which teams they'll be playing and where (just not any times or dates). Detroit is one of the Texans' eight road opponents for next season.

The Texas team that's often forgotten has captured America's attention in defeat like it never has in victory.

CBS, which holds the AFC rights, is set to broadcast the Lions' Thanksgiving Day game Nov. 22. That means Detroit must play an AFC team. Which means Jim Nantz — the Houston-raised No. 1 voice of CBS — could finally get to broadcast a Texans game for sure.

Of course, Nantz could be doing more Texans games than just a Thanksgiving matchup.

As CultureMap detailed on Monday, the Texans' national profile is undergoing a huge upswing as a result of that 20-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the playoffs. The Texas team that's often forgotten has captured America's attention in defeat like it never has in victory.

PapaL
04-02-2012, 09:17 PM
How have we done in prime time games? This concerns me...

BullBlitz
04-02-2012, 09:30 PM
I have no desire for a Thanksgiving game, or any Thursday game. We don't need the national exposure and it throws off the rhythm of the work week for the players. I don't even like Monday night games.

Texan_Bill
04-02-2012, 09:34 PM
I heard from a friend of mine who usually has good sources that we were playing the lions on thanksgiving. Just wondering if anyone else has heard this.

NOPE!! Haven't heard a thing...... That said Danny, if it's here, bring the "breakfast tacos" irrespective of the time of the game... Bring it, Bring it.... Bring it!!!!!!!

BIG TORO
04-02-2012, 09:43 PM
NOPE!! Haven't heard a thing...... That said Danny, if it's here, bring the "breakfast tacos" irrespective of the time of the game... Bring it, Bring it.... Bring it!!!!!!!

If its us it will be away. Which means "NO BREAKfAST TACOS FOR YOU."

Norg
04-02-2012, 10:16 PM
i really dont wanna play @DET on a prime time game the lions scare me i hope we play them sometime else LOL

Fili
04-02-2012, 10:22 PM
Let's hope Suh doesn't http://clutch.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/suh.gif Myers.

Old School
04-02-2012, 11:44 PM
Let's hope Suh doesn't http://clutch.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/suh.gif Myers.

Sorry, but the first time he tries that crap Cush will rip his head off.

gwallaia
04-02-2012, 11:46 PM
I would rather not play on Thanksgiving. I will not be able to enjoy my dinner worrying about the game.

Allstar
04-02-2012, 11:49 PM
I would rather not play on Thanksgiving. I will not be able to enjoy my dinner worrying about the game.

I believe the game starts at 11:30 AM

MistaRed
04-02-2012, 11:58 PM
Yeah we've been discussing this for awhile. 2 young, exciting teams trying to establish themselves as legit contenders.

Doppelganger
04-03-2012, 12:13 AM
I hope not. The family and I like to enjoy our Tgiving meal around 12 or 1230. An 11 or so kickoff means I will be working in the kitchen and then eating. So, I won't get to see the game.

DocBar
04-03-2012, 12:23 AM
I hope not. The family and I like to enjoy our Tgiving meal around 12 or 1230. An 11 or so kickoff means I will be working in the kitchen and then eating. So, I won't get to see the game.It will just mean I get to camp out on the couch for a night or two til the wife isn't so mad at me anymore. :D
She still hasn't figured out that I don't mind sleeping on the couch.

mattieuk
04-03-2012, 12:33 AM
AJ vs CJ?

Sounds more like a Christmas present to me.

ObsiWan
04-03-2012, 01:03 AM
I have no desire for a Thanksgiving game, or any Thursday game. We don't need the national exposure and it throws off the rhythm of the work week for the players. I don't even like Monday night games.

I'm totally with you on this. Let some other team play after three days rest. I can tolerate the occasional Monday Night Football game because it's only one day diff. But Thursday games were and are a bad idea. The only thing worse is going to London to play. Stupid.

TheMatrix31
04-03-2012, 03:58 AM
Count me in as one of the guys who doesn't want a Thanksgiving game.

Showtime100
04-03-2012, 06:51 AM
I hope not. The family and I like to enjoy our Tgiving meal around 12 or 1230. An 11 or so kickoff means I will be working in the kitchen and then eating. So, I won't get to see the game.

Consider yourself nominated for Family Man Of The Board :). If they play on Thanksgiving and I'm expected to be in the kitchen during that time to cook they all get the keys to the car, $100 if that's what it takes, and my sincere best wishes they find a good place to eat that's open. :D

Count me in as one of the guys who doesn't want a Thanksgiving game.

Yeah, I'm with you and the others here that don't want this. Many reasons, most of which were posted above. I would rather a stress-free day on Thanksgiving (see above response)...lol.

EDIT: I forgot to comment on one of the statements in the article....

The Texas team that's often forgotten has captured America's attention in defeat like it never has in victory.

I just can't wrap my brain around that one. I get that Baltimore ended our season in front of God and everybody by beating the Texans in the Divisional round of the playoffs. However, the attention garnered by the Texans came from victory, or should I say victories this last year. That sentence makes it sound like we got the attention based on that last game.

I'm picking a nit and it's no big deal of course, but I consider 2011-12 a success and that is the source of said attention. :twocents:

Premier
04-03-2012, 07:39 AM
Sorry, but the first time he tries that crap Cush will rip his head off.

Suh is a big, big, boy. im all for the cush love but i would have to seriously consider the size of suh before i make a statement like that.. suh has about 50 pounds on cushing.. just saying..

El Tejano
04-03-2012, 08:00 AM
This information has been floating since the beginning of the year.

The Texas team that's often forgotten has captured America's attention in defeat like it never has in victory.

A back handed compliment if I ever read one!

As CultureMap detailed on Monday, the Texans' national profile is undergoing a huge upswing as a result of that 20-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the playoffs. The Texas team that's often forgotten has captured America's attention in defeat like it never has in victory.
And one more time for good measure!

DocBar
04-03-2012, 08:18 AM
Sorry, but the first time he tries that crap Cush will rip his head off.Suh better be more worried about AJ since AJ will be on the field when Suh is. We should all post videos of AJ beating the F out of 'Innegan during the week before the game.

GP
04-03-2012, 09:24 AM
I hope not. The family and I like to enjoy our Tgiving meal around 12 or 1230. An 11 or so kickoff means I will be working in the kitchen and then eating. So, I won't get to see the game.

Dude. I didn't want to do this, but you cannot state such things on a football message board and expect no consequences.

You won't get to watch a football game? The ONE time in 11 years that your team is playing the Thanksgiving game...and you're banished to the kitchen?

News flash: You can make practically everything but the turkey a day prior to Thanksgiving day...and either refrigerate or freeze it. Then all you have to do on the big day is cook the turkey and pull out all the side dishes....eat, and watch the game. Assert your manhood.

http://www.japemonster.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/demotivational-posters-man-card-revoked.jpg

GP
04-03-2012, 09:31 AM
I must say that I am surprised at how many people would not want to see the Texans play a Thanksgiving day game...especially the BIG one at noon.

1. We always say we want more national attention. Do you not realize that the noon game is THE biggest game other than the Super Bowl? Everybody is watching it. EVERYBODY.

2. The argument about having three days' rest: Yeah, well...our opponent will also have been on the same three days rest too. No advantage or disadvantage there.

3. Thanksgiving day NFL games are usually crappy. Boring. I mean, the Lions and the Dolphins is not exactly prime football watching on a Thursday at noon. But with the Texans, it becomes infinitely more awesome for obvious reasons.

Go Texans! Except on Thanksgiving....???

HOU-TEX
04-03-2012, 09:37 AM
I'm totally with you on this. Let some other team play after three days rest. I can tolerate the occasional Monday Night Football game because it's only one day diff. But Thursday games were and are a bad idea. The only thing worse is going to London to play. Stupid.

They've upped the Thursday night games to 13 this year. Weeks 2-15, skipping week 12. Odds are, we'll have one anyway.

But I'd rather not have it be on Thanksgiving either.

Thorn
04-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Count me in with the crowd that doesn't like Thursday or Monday games, no matter the holiday. If they are going to play on any day other than Sunday, it should be Saturday, not Monday or Thursday.

BIG TORO
04-03-2012, 09:46 AM
Well I'm in the minority here. I want the game on Thankgiving! I guess it's because our family gets together at night for dinner, and the men in our family don't do any of the cooking that day. So I see alot of benefits such as already being off making get togethers easier and not having to work the next day. I just think it would make the whole day more intresting for Texan fans.

Rey
04-03-2012, 09:54 AM
I'd love a thanksgiving game....


Great food + The Texans = Happy Rey

drunkcookie
04-03-2012, 10:00 AM
How have we done in prime time games? This concerns me...

About the same we've done in games period, whether it's Sunday at Noon or Sunday at 3'o...

Don't be silly...

disaacks3
04-03-2012, 10:01 AM
I must say that I am surprised at how many people would not want to see the Texans play a Thanksgiving day game...especially the BIG one at noon.

1. We always say we want more national attention. Do you not realize that the noon game is THE biggest game other than the Super Bowl? Everybody is watching it. EVERYBODY. This is where I'm at, days off be damned.

2. The argument about having three days' rest: Yeah, well...our opponent will also have been on the same three days rest too. No advantage or disadvantage there. Only if they aren't on a bye...it's happened before.

3. Thanksgiving day NFL games are usually crappy. Boring. I mean, the Lions and the Dolphins is not exactly prime football watching on a Thursday at noon. But with the Texans, it becomes infinitely more awesome for obvious reasons. Agreed, I'd love a good showdown.

Go Texans! Except on Thanksgiving....??? As long as they aren't having to fly their butts to London.

BIG TORO
04-03-2012, 10:11 AM
As long as they aren't having to fly their butts to London.

Sorry Dan but I would love for an excuse to go to London! Im just waiting on the day.

Doppelganger
04-03-2012, 10:44 AM
Dude. I didn't want to do this, but you cannot state such things on a football message board and expect no consequences.

You won't get to watch a football game? The ONE time in 11 years that your team is playing the Thanksgiving game...and you're banished to the kitchen?

News flash: You can make practically everything but the turkey a day prior to Thanksgiving day...and either refrigerate or freeze it. Then all you have to do on the big day is cook the turkey and pull out all the side dishes....eat, and watch the game. Assert your manhood.

http://www.japemonster.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/demotivational-posters-man-card-revoked.jpg

Here is the thing. My family is spread out across the country and Thanksgiving is the one holiday when everyone gets together and spends time together. So, I will be spending my morning at the airport or grocery store picking up extra food for people we didn't expect to show.

As amazing as it is, while others enjoy football, nobody else watches it as much as me. My family are not sports fans in the slightest, so trying to watch a game with one of them would not be fun as they would constantly be moving the conversation elsewhere rather than concentrating on the game.

BigBull17
04-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Dude. I didn't want to do this, but you cannot state such things on a football message board and expect no consequences.

You won't get to watch a football game? The ONE time in 11 years that your team is playing the Thanksgiving game...and you're banished to the kitchen?

News flash: You can make practically everything but the turkey a day prior to Thanksgiving day...and either refrigerate or freeze it. Then all you have to do on the big day is cook the turkey and pull out all the side dishes....eat, and watch the game. Assert your manhood.

http://www.japemonster.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/demotivational-posters-man-card-revoked.jpg

Or DVR the game...?

GlassHalfFull
04-03-2012, 10:59 AM
Well, since the Aggies aren't playing on Thanksgiving, I seem to have some free time for a football game.

Works for me.

Jackie Chiles
04-03-2012, 11:02 AM
A Thanksgiving game would be a lot of fun. Does anyone know the date that the complete schedules get released?

Lurvinator11
04-03-2012, 11:05 AM
But Thursday games were and are a bad idea. The only thing worse is going to London to play. Stupid.

News flash! Texans to play Lions on Thanksgiving....IN LONDON!

:lol:

GP
04-03-2012, 11:06 AM
Here is the thing. My family is spread out across the country and Thanksgiving is the one holiday when everyone gets together and spends time together. So, I will be spending my morning at the airport or grocery store picking up extra food for people we didn't expect to show.

As amazing as it is, while others enjoy football, nobody else watches it as much as me. My family are not sports fans in the slightest, so trying to watch a game with one of them would not be fun as they would constantly be moving the conversation elsewhere rather than concentrating on the game.

Ok, I see.

I suppose you can file a waiver form if that's the case.

Am sorry to hear that your family does not enjoy watching sports as much as you do. You should trade them in for a family that DOES. Let them know you're considering exercising the option part of the clause in your family contract. Play hardball with them. j/k ;)

GP
04-03-2012, 11:07 AM
News flash! Texans to play Lions on Thanksgiving....IN LONDON!

:lol:

LMAO!

And the message board turns into a :VolcanicEruption:

Showtime100
04-03-2012, 11:08 AM
A Thanksgiving game would be a lot of fun. Does anyone know the date that the complete schedules get released?

I don't know but I did a little google and last year the NFL announced the schedule on April 19th. I don't know if you can base that as a good barometer about this year's announcement, but we'll see.

EDIT: That was funny, Lurvinator. :lol:

disaacks3
04-03-2012, 11:13 AM
Sorry Dan but I would love for an excuse to go to London! Im just waiting on the day. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE London, but it's harder on the players with the 9+ hr. flight time each way in addition to the 6+ hr. time differential. (I'm not even going to go into the blowing my nose and BLACK stuff coming out due to the pollution there!)

The stadium there is a mess as well. I'd worry about injuries.

Lurvinator11
04-03-2012, 11:13 AM
I don't know but I did a little google and last year the NFL announced the schedule on April 19th. I don't know if you can base that as a good barometer about this year's announcement, but we'll see.

EDIT: That was funny, Lurvinator. :lol:

Thanks.

In response to your original note, They always like to announce the schedule about a week or 2 before the draft. So the schedule should be out soon.

I think.

HOU-TEX
04-03-2012, 11:18 AM
I've heard the schedule release will be the 16th

Blake
04-03-2012, 11:23 AM
I dont understand the crowd who resists a possible Thanksgiving game.

Big boy teams have to play on the big stage. They cant hide in the shadows forever and expect to earn respect.

Also to Dopp, I think this is the one year you can have someone else cook while you enjoy your favorite sports team play a big time game. And if that is not an option, DVR the first half.

Thorn
04-03-2012, 12:30 PM
I dont understand the crowd who resists a possible Thanksgiving game.

Big boy teams have to play on the big stage. They cant hide in the shadows forever and expect to earn respect.

Also to Dopp, I think this is the one year you can have someone else cook while you enjoy your favorite sports team play a big time game. And if that is not an option, DVR the first half.

National recognition is fine, winning games is better. They can win games without national recognition, but with national recognition they don't necessarily win games.

chicagotexan2
04-03-2012, 01:52 PM
Mods, please merge this with the rumors thread.

AnthonyE
04-03-2012, 03:28 PM
Weren't we supposed to get a Thanksgiving game last year? As much as I'd love to be watching my Texans while filling my face with Pumpkin Pie, I'll have to wait and see if this'll happen.

SheTexan
04-03-2012, 03:52 PM
Might be a fun road trip! No worries about cooking, cleaning, people talking during the game, family dropins that are COWBOY fans, etc. Think I just might book a trip to Detriot!! If my "boys" can miss Thanksgiving dinner with their family, then so can I. Besides, my kids already know not to mess with me when it comes to our Texans!!:)

Maybe I'll get lucky and get a COLD weather game out of it!!

GlassHalfFull
04-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Might be a fun road trip! No worries about cooking, cleaning, people talking during the game, family dropins that are COWBOY fans, etc. Think I just might book a trip to Detriot!! If my "boys" can miss Thanksgiving dinner with their family, then so can I. Besides, my kids already know not to mess with me when it comes to our Texans!!:)

Maybe I'll get lucky and get a COLD weather game out of it!!

Getting brave after our trip to Baltimore?

Looks to me like another good excuse to get out of a holiday with the inlaws. I am always up for that.

That was the worse part of the Aggie/Horns breakup for me. No built in excuse for avoiding the inlaws on Turkey day.

SheTexan
04-03-2012, 04:14 PM
Getting brave after our trip to Baltimore?

Looks to me like another good excuse to get out of a holiday with the inlaws. I am always up for that.

That was the worse part of the Aggie/Horns breakup for me. No built in excuse for avoiding the inlaws on Turkey day.

Well, maybe this year you will have an excuse! I'm all for another roadie! Let's do it!!

Texas T
04-03-2012, 04:29 PM
Getting brave after our trip to Baltimore?

Looks to me like another good excuse to get out of a holiday with the inlaws. I am always up for that.

That was the worse part of the Aggie/Horns breakup for me. No built in excuse for avoiding the inlaws on Turkey day.

Well, maybe this year you will have an excuse! I'm all for another roadie! Let's do it!!

I wish I could meet up with y'all again...I'm waiting for the schedule 'cause my Birthday is on a Sunday this year!!! I'll be living in Tennessee...hopefully I'll have a job so I can attend where ever it is. I guess I'll just have to wait!

False Start
04-03-2012, 05:24 PM
It would be pretty damn cool. It would make Thanksgiving interesting at our family get together. My Uncles on my Mother's side...are Cowgirl fans. :wadepalm:

They are the kinds that talk mad sh!t when the Girls are good, but get all offensive, and turn into GIANT crybababy puhcees when the Girls suck. :yes:

SheTexan
04-03-2012, 06:03 PM
I wish I could meet up with y'all again...I'm waiting for the schedule 'cause my Birthday is on a Sunday this year!!! I'll be living in Tennessee...hopefully I'll have a job so I can attend where ever it is. I guess I'll just have to wait!

Would love to see ya too!! Maybe a trip to Nashville will be on the roadie agenda also. We'll see after the sch comes out.

G27RR
04-03-2012, 07:18 PM
As amazing as it is, while others enjoy football, nobody else watches it as much as me. My family are not sports fans in the slightest, so trying to watch a game with one of them would not be fun as they would constantly be moving the conversation elsewhere rather than concentrating on the game.

I've got the same problem. Sure, they say, you can watch the game, but then they chatter incessently and loudly about everything BUT the game. Annoying as hell. My boys are getting old enough to be on my side though, so I am shifting things the right way for future generations.

Doppelganger
04-03-2012, 07:40 PM
Ok, I see.

I suppose you can file a waiver form if that's the case.

Am sorry to hear that your family does not enjoy watching sports as much as you do. You should trade them in for a family that DOES. Let them know you're considering exercising the option part of the clause in your family contract. Play hardball with them. j/k ;)

Yeah, its really funny how that turned out. My dad will watch the last 10 minutes of a sporting event but won't typically watch a whole game. My uncles enjoy playing tennis and golf, but don't care to watch it on TV. Just about everyone will watch the game for about 10 minutes then launch into random conversations or begin moving around absentmindedly in front of the TV to show off baby pictures and the like.

One time I wore a Texans jersey when picking up family members. You should have heard the discussion that entailed as they tried to figure out what sport it was for! You don't even want to know how the conversation went when I tried to explain how much I enjoy watching the NFL draft on the TV!!!

My dad is funny though. He knows when big events happen in Htown sports. When they do he calls me up and asks me for 5 talking points for work the next day!

Doppelganger
04-03-2012, 07:43 PM
I've got the same problem. Sure, they say, you can watch the game, but then they chatter incessently and loudly about everything BUT the game. Annoying as hell. My boys are getting old enough to be on my side though, so I am shifting things the right way for future generations.

Exactly. They are nice and sweet enough to let me watch the game and will watch with me, but they just don't enjoy it. So, they will begin talking about everything but the game. Then when I remind them I can't hear the game they will respond with, "hear what, this is TV, you can see it, right?" Of course trying to explain why I would want to hear the announcers goes over their heads!

False Start
04-03-2012, 07:59 PM
Exactly. They are nice and sweet enough to let me watch the game and will watch with me, but they just don't enjoy it. So, they will begin talking about everything but the game. Then when I remind them I can't hear the game they will respond with, "hear what, this is TV, you can see it, right?" Of course trying to explain why I would want to hear the announcers goes over their heads!

My Uncle is one of those intense, low volume, poker faced guys while watching a game. He's a Marine, so he trys to show no emotion. You can tell it eats him alive when the Texans do bad, lol. When they do good though, he shows joy, he gets all trashed. If they lose he still drinks, but is "serious" drunk.

My Dad is right the opposite, he shows his emotions dammit! :overreact:

He's a hardcore Texans junkie! Matt Schaub can go from, "they need to get rid of that ol' boy, he aint worth a crap" to, "hell that guy is pretty damn good, they need to hold on to that boy" in one game. :ahhaha:

cuppacoffee
04-03-2012, 08:07 PM
My Uncle is one of those intense, low volume, poker faced guys while watching a game. He's a Marine, so he trys to show no emotion. You can tell it eats him alive when the Texans do bad, lol. When they do good though, he shows joy, he gets all trashed. If they lose he still drinks, but is "serious" drunk.

My Dad is right the opposite, he shows his emotions dammit! :overreact:

He's a hardcore Texans junkie! Matt Schaub can go from, "they need to get rid of that ol' boy, (insert players name) he aint worth a crap" to, "hell that guy is pretty damn good, they need to hold on to that boy" in one game. :ahhaha:



Thunderkyss is your dad?

j/k (both of you)


:coffee:

Allstar
04-03-2012, 08:37 PM
Weren't we supposed to get a Thanksgiving game last year? As much as I'd love to be watching my Texans while filling my face with Pumpkin Pie, I'll have to wait and see if this'll happen.

Last year it was rumored that we would play the Jets on Thanksgiving night on NFL Network. That night slot is for any matchup the league chooses. The early slot this year is for a Lions opponent that plays in Detroit and is in the AFC. That leaves the Texans and the Colts.

It's a virtual lock that the Texans will play on Thanksgiving against the Lions. There is absolutely no way they'd stick the Colts on National TV instead of us, given the choice. Blowouts have terrible ratings.

Drew_Smoke
04-03-2012, 08:45 PM
My source said we are the early game. Every time I doubt him, he's right.

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1884909#post1884909

Texas T
04-03-2012, 08:54 PM
Would love to see ya too!! Maybe a trip to Nashville will be on the roadie agenda also. We'll see after the sch comes out.

If it works out that would be awesome. We'll have to see how it goes!

Depending on how the job goes-I may try and make a trip to see a home game this year...

Speedy
04-03-2012, 10:28 PM
A Thanksgiving game would be a lot of fun. Does anyone know the date that the complete schedules get released?

Schedule release dates the last 7 seasons:

05 - April 13
06 - April 6
07 - April 11
08 - April 15
09 - April 14
10 - April 20
11 - April 19

BIG TORO
04-04-2012, 10:40 AM
Just found this on wiki:

Thanksgiving Classic: These games will occur on Thursday, November 22. The Detroit Lions will host an AFC team—either the Houston Texans or Indianapolis Colts—at 12:30 p.m. EST on CBS. (Under current NFL policy to give Thanksgiving appearances to those teams that have not yet appeared or have not appeared in several years, and given the 2011 performance of both the Texans and the Colts, Houston is the more likely visitor in Detroit.)
LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_NFL_season)

El Tejano
04-04-2012, 10:48 AM
Dang get the TUMS ready!

Vinnie
04-04-2012, 10:52 AM
At least it's an away game. We've hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the last two years and I have a feeling that's not going to change. I'd hate to miss a game, or tell our family to take a hike.

GP
04-04-2012, 10:55 AM
How epic would THIS be:

Texans vs. Cowboys on Thanksgiving!

I know not for this year, but in the future I think it would be awesome. Bob and Jerry would surely go for it--National exposure for both Texas teams who battle it out on Thanksgiving Day.

They should make the Thanksgiving Day games rivalry games. It has to be games like Bears-Packers, or Lions-Packers, or Cowboys-Redskins, etc. Rivalry games on Thanksgiving Day is an automatic win for fans. The intensity level is up about 12 notches from its normal setting.

SheTexan
04-04-2012, 11:06 AM
How epic would THIS be:

Texans vs. Cowboys on Thanksgiving!

I know not for this year, but in the future I think it would be awesome. Bob and Jerry would surely go for it--National exposure for both Texas teams who battle it out on Thanksgiving Day.

They should make the Thanksgiving Day games rivalry games. It has to be games like Bears-Packers, or Lions-Packers, or Cowboys-Redskins, etc. Rivalry games on Thanksgiving Day is an automatic win for fans. The intensity level is up about 12 notches from its normal setting.

No thanks!! The "girls" don't consider us much of a rival anyway, we're to beneath them, in their teeny imaginations! I just don't think Cowboy fans hate the Texans as much as we hate them, supposedly. IF that does ever happen, I hope it's in Dallas. I don't want to EVER endure another experience like the one we had here! That was NOT a fun game!! JMO Maybe the Thanksgiving Day game could be like a mid season SB, played at a neutral stadium. :thinking::winky:

IDEXAN
04-04-2012, 11:07 AM
If we'd be the home team, Thanksgiving Game would be great but too hard to win such a game on the road with such a short week to prepare.

GP
04-04-2012, 11:09 AM
No thanks!! The "girls" don't consider us much of a rival anyway, we're to beneath them, in their teeny imaginations! I just don't think Cowboy fans hate the Texans as much as we hate them, supposedly. IF that does ever happen, I hope it's in Dallas. I don't want to EVER endure another experience like the one we had here! That was NOT a fun game!! JMO Maybe the Thanksgiving Day game could be like a mid season SB, played at a neutral stadium. :thinking::winky:

Well then, we have to make it a rivalry to them.

Are you up for meeting with me and some of the gang? We're going to throw eggs at the Cowboys stadium and spray paint HOUSTON RULEZ! on their sidewalks.

That should get their blood boiling. You have to coax them into it! LOL.

aussie_texan
04-04-2012, 11:17 AM
How epic would THIS be:

Texans vs. Cowboys on Thanksgiving!

I know not for this year, but in the future I think it would be awesome. Bob and Jerry would surely go for it--National exposure for both Texas teams who battle it out on Thanksgiving Day.

They should make the Thanksgiving Day games rivalry games. It has to be games like Bears-Packers, or Lions-Packers, or Cowboys-Redskins, etc. Rivalry games on Thanksgiving Day is an automatic win for fans. The intensity level is up about 12 notches from its normal setting.

i would love this.

i got a mate who's a cowgirl fan and i would love it if the texans won so i could keep him quite "we're americas team blah blah romo blah blah Super Bowl" NO WE BEAT YOU SUCKER!!!!!

thats how it would go down

SheTexan
04-04-2012, 12:27 PM
Well then, we have to make it a rivalry to them.

Are you up for meeting with me and some of the gang? We're going to throw eggs at the Cowboys stadium and spray paint HOUSTON RULEZ! on their sidewalks.

That should get their blood boiling. You have to coax them into it! LOL.

Reminds me of a road trip, back in the day, when we made 19-10 posters and taped them to poles along I-45. :) Another roadie when we took over their parking lot and showed those "girls" how to PARTY and TAILGATE the Texans way!! FOND memories!! SOOOOOO, YES, I'm up for some fun coaxing! :zipit:

GP
04-04-2012, 01:42 PM
i would love this.

i got a mate who's a cowgirl fan and i would love it if the texans won so i could keep him quite "we're americas team blah blah romo blah blah Super Bowl" NO WE BEAT YOU SUCKER!!!!!

thats how it would go down

Bob and Jerry are businessmen. They should see the inherent value of a Texans-Cowboys Thanksgiving tradition. It's a win-win, even if one team loses...both teams STILL win.

They could easily create a fake rivalry that will end up spilling over into a full-blown REAL rivalry. Even if the Cowboys don't care about us, it takes but a few annual meetings to help make some buzz that could create a rivalry. You want your teams facing off like this to generate fan interest.

I bet the majority of America would love to see Houston and Dallas go to war on Thanksgiving Day. Texas-on-Texas crime sells, IMO.

Lurvinator11
04-04-2012, 05:40 PM
I would be in favor of a Texans Cowgirls Thanksgiving matchup. The only way for it to really work and become a rivalry is if the teams met up more than once every 4 years. JMO

I feel like the only way that could work is if the NFL expanded to an 18 game schedule. My theory is that the NFL schedule going to 18 games, then the extra two games will be confrence vs confrence match ups. Maybe something like a rotation similar to how the AFC does it now with the common finish. That way the Texans and Cowgirls could potentially play up to 3 years in a row, of course depending on the placement in both teams division.

That is just my take on it.

ObsiWan
04-04-2012, 05:59 PM
I dont understand the crowd who resists a possible Thanksgiving game.

Big boy teams have to play on the big stage. They cant hide in the shadows forever and expect to earn respect.

Also to Dopp, I think this is the one year you can have someone else cook while you enjoy your favorite sports team play a big time game. And if that is not an option, DVR the first half.

Oh yeah... and the Lions have gotten soooooo much "respect" for playing on Thanksgiving all these years...
Riiiiiight.

"Respect" comes when you win in the post-season. Ultimate respect comes from holding up the Lombardi trophy in early Feb, NOT playing in some obscure game on Thanksgiving.

Lurvinator11
04-04-2012, 06:07 PM
I tell you what though, It's going to SUCKKK if the Texans lose to the Lions on thanksgiving. The Lions haven't won a thanksgiving matchup since....2003!

That would be THE storyline to talk about if the Texans lost and we would not hear the end of it.

ObsiWan
04-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Last year it was rumored that we would play the Jets on Thanksgiving night on NFL Network. That night slot is for any matchup the league chooses. The early slot this year is for a Lions opponent that plays in Detroit and is in the AFC. That leaves the Texans and the Colts.

It's a virtual lock that the Texans will play on Thanksgiving against the Lions. There is absolutely no way they'd stick the Colts on National TV instead of us, given the choice. Blowouts have terrible ratings.

You're joking, right? A resurgent Lions team featuring Bad Boy Suh up against the #1 overall pick and heir-apparent to Peyton Manning. They can (and will) drone on and on for hours on those stories. The only way the Texans usurp that drama-queen story line is if both teams go into that game undefeated.

Allstar
04-05-2012, 12:28 PM
Bob and Jerry are businessmen. They should see the inherent value of a Texans-Cowboys Thanksgiving tradition. It's a win-win, even if one team loses...both teams STILL win.

They could easily create a fake rivalry that will end up spilling over into a full-blown REAL rivalry. Even if the Cowboys don't care about us, it takes but a few annual meetings to help make some buzz that could create a rivalry. You want your teams facing off like this to generate fan interest.

I bet the majority of America would love to see Houston and Dallas go to war on Thanksgiving Day. Texas-on-Texas crime sells, IMO.

The only way that would work is if we were in the same division. The NFL isn't college, you don't get to pick opponents. We only play the cowboys every 4 years, and there's no way around that.

BIG TORO
04-05-2012, 01:46 PM
The only way that would work is if we were in the same division. The NFL isn't college, you don't get to pick opponents. We only play the cowboys every 4 years, and there's no way around that.

Then why do we play the Raiders every year?:foottap: Seems like it anyway.

Allstar
04-05-2012, 01:56 PM
Then why do we play the Raiders every year?:foottap: Seems like it anyway.

You play the AFC teams that finish in the same place as you in their divisions. For example:

We finished first in the AFC South last year, so we play the Ravens and the Broncos, even though we wont play any other teams in the AFCW and AFCN.

Lurvinator11
04-05-2012, 06:45 PM
Then why do we play the Raiders every year?:foottap: Seems like it anyway.

Its like what another poster said, we usually finish in the same place as them so we have to face them. On the years that we don't finish same place as them, we usually end up playing the afc west so we face them regardless.

This season is the first season since 2007? that we havent faced the raiders.

El Tejano
04-10-2012, 01:56 PM
Its like what another poster said, we usually finish in the same place as them so we have to face them. On the years that we don't finish same place as them, we usually end up playing the afc west so we face them regardless.

This season is the first season since 2007? that we havent faced the raiders.

But yet we face the Dolphins for the 9th season in a row.

The Medic01
04-10-2012, 02:14 PM
But yet we face the Dolphins for the 9th season in a row.

No way. 9th in a row. I did not know that.

El Tejano
04-10-2012, 02:32 PM
No way. 9th in a row. I did not know that.

Yep, we've played them every year and they all are pretty much nail biters except for this last one and they year where Arian Foster started for like the first time with us. This goes all the way back to our first game of the season in 2003, Andre's rookie season, when The Dolphins were favored to go to the Super Bowl with Ricky Williams and everyone thought for sure we would lose that game. Instead we walked out of there with a last second Kris Brown FG win.

Allstar
04-10-2012, 03:10 PM
I'm pretty sure We've played the Dolphins 6 times, and I'm not sure they've all been consecutive.

ChampionTexan
04-10-2012, 03:14 PM
Yep, we've played them every year and they all are pretty much nail biters except for this last one and they year where Arian Foster started for like the first time with us. This goes all the way back to our first game of the season in 2003, Andre's rookie season, when The Dolphins were favored to go to the Super Bowl with Ricky Williams and everyone thought for sure we would lose that game. Instead we walked out of there with a last second Kris Brown FG win.

We did not play Miami in 2002 (unless you count preseason),2004, 2005, or 2010.
:facepalm:

b0ng
04-10-2012, 04:38 PM
But yet we face the Dolphins for the 9th season in a row.

Didn't play the phins in 2010.

Allstar
04-10-2012, 05:37 PM
El Tejano :kubepalm:

Lurvinator11
04-10-2012, 09:33 PM
But yet we face the Dolphins for the 9th season in a row.

:toropalm:

Yeah, no. I can say we did not play them in 2010.

You don't even need to look at the years we played them. You just need to llok at the record. 6-0. We have been playing 10 years this coming season. So that's 4 season we have not played them. C'mon man.....check your facts before you post!