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TxDavid
05-15-2012, 02:13 PM
So I'm thinking this will be the game I will travel to this year. Our first thanksgiving game - just can't miss it.

Anyone else plan on making the trip to watch our boys beat up on them lions?
:lion:

Yankee_In_TX
05-15-2012, 02:49 PM
David, trying to add you to the roadtrip Facebook group (for some reason I can't?). It's sole purpose in life is to arrange away game trips. It is what we used to the Balt. trip and has 60 members and growing.

In fact, I'll add anyone planning a road game. Just remember the point of the group is ONLY to discuss things related to road trips.

GlassHalfFull
05-15-2012, 03:51 PM
I'll add him when I get home if you are still having problems.

TxDavid
05-15-2012, 04:25 PM
I'm on a facebook hiatus, so you can't add me right now. Send me the link in a PM.

Thanks!

Joe Texan
05-15-2012, 04:30 PM
I will be there

GlassHalfFull
05-15-2012, 04:40 PM
I'm on a facebook hiatus, so you can't add me right now. Send me the link in a PM.

Thanks!

I wondered why I couldn't find you there.

hobie
05-15-2012, 05:34 PM
I was wondering the same thing, and since I have never had the desire to Facebook, I guess I would have to find out the old school way, right here... We are thinking about it, it'll be this game or the one in Chicago.

TxDavid
05-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Looks like airfare is still high. Delta has non-stop flights for $514. United has a flight to Flint, MI - 50 miles away from Detroit for $370

SheTexan
05-16-2012, 02:12 PM
I'm still thinking about a road trip. I have plenty of time off since I'm retired. BUT, it's a LONG trip. Fond memories of our road trips to Tenn. We had a blast, and with everyone taking a turn at driving we were there before we knew it. I know, a roadie to Detroit would take a couple days, but, it is doable.

Joe Texan
05-16-2012, 11:14 PM
The only way I would do it is if I plan it before I buy my ticket. I got to get there Wednesday and back on Sunday . This is going to be a blast I will tailgate with some awesome lions and y'all are coming too no matter how you get there

Farough
05-18-2012, 09:37 PM
I'll be there. It's almost a home game for me since I live right across the border.. I hope I can meet a few of you guys there!

Texan_Bill
05-18-2012, 09:59 PM
Man... I'm seriously considering this (as it would be much safer than a trip to New Orleans, where Joe does a faceplant and I have no recollection of "the Dungeon" and/or how we got back to the hotel)... The rub is that my family might disown me for missing Thanksgiving Dinner...

TxDavid
05-20-2012, 09:18 PM
Man... I'm seriously considering this (as it would be much safer than a trip to New Orleans, where Joe does a faceplant and I have no recollection of "the Dungeon" and/or how we got back to the hotel)... The rub is that my family might disown me for missing Thanksgiving Dinner...

Are you sure they won't be giving thanks that you're missing it? :bender:

Dr2bKay
05-20-2012, 11:03 PM
Trying to refrain from posting yet on these threads since every game will be a road game for me except the Titans away game. Who's coming to Nashville to visit me this year?

Anyhow, I will be at the Thanksgiving game.... a perk of being unmarried without kids. You can do and be where ever you want. I'll be more active on the board when training camp starts. Still tired from my 2011 season travels.

Joe Texan
05-26-2012, 03:18 PM
Just talked to The greatest lions fan ever and it is on. Told him he is going to need a big barn to keep us contained

Texas T
05-26-2012, 04:25 PM
Trying to refrain from posting yet on these threads since every game will be a road game for me except the Titans away game. Who's coming to Nashville to visit me this year?

Anyhow, I will be at the Thanksgiving game.... a perk of being unmarried without kids. You can do and be where ever you want. I'll be more active on the board when training camp starts. Still tired from my 2011 season travels.

I may. We'll have to see what happens. I'm moving to Memphis next month and if I can get a job quick enough I may be able to get some tickets.

I'll let you know.

texan0305
05-27-2012, 04:48 PM
Kay Im trying to go to 6 away games this year and by the sound of this thread
I might make it 7... for the Facebook group could you guys add me? Eddie Hassan

Dr2bKay
05-27-2012, 09:14 PM
Kay Im trying to go to 6 away games this year and by the sound of this thread
I might make it 7... for the Facebook group could you guys add me? Eddie Hassan

Yay! So glad you will be on the road this year! We will have so much fun. As soon as southwest.com has another special on flights, I will start buying my flights for the away/home games.

texan0305
05-27-2012, 10:15 PM
So I think for most games I'll be flying out on Friday and coming back Monday, when you book with SWA let me know only problem is that Hobby is like an hour away..

Kimmy
06-17-2012, 03:19 PM
Just bought my tix on stub hub and booked our hotel! Looking for a tailgate if anyone has the hookup :)

Arriving Wed 11/21 to DTW, leaving 11/23. We are staying at the Milner Hotel (yeah it's a dive, but it's walking distance and CHEAP!). Seats are lower level end zone 119 (97 each on stub hub).

Looking for a Tailgate to join into :)

texan0305
06-17-2012, 10:27 PM
Just bought my tix on stub hub and booked our hotel! Looking for a tailgate if anyone has the hookup :)

Arriving Wed 11/21 to DTW, leaving 11/23. We are staying at the Milner Hotel (yeah it's a dive, but it's walking distance and CHEAP!). Seats are lower level end zone 119 (97 each on stub hub).

Looking for a Tailgate to join into :)

Kimmy how much was your flight? I really want to go but for that game it seems that the flight is the only kicker.

Kimmy
06-17-2012, 10:49 PM
I used SW airlines and it was about 900 for two. Yes, it's high but when the Hub said "ok", you know I booked it!

I told him we will save a fortune by me not cooking as we have an open house type Thanksgiving and it cost a fortune ;)

The hotel is dirt cheap and the tickets weren't near as bad as I thought and really good seats.

I'm pretty excited

Farough
06-18-2012, 12:01 AM
Just bought my tix on stub hub and booked our hotel! Looking for a tailgate if anyone has the hookup :)

Arriving Wed 11/21 to DTW, leaving 11/23. We are staying at the Milner Hotel (yeah it's a dive, but it's walking distance and CHEAP!). Seats are lower level end zone 119 (97 each on stub hub).

Looking for a Tailgate to join into :)

What row are you? I found some in the same section that I might scoop up. Would be awesome sitting near other Texans fans!

Kimmy
06-18-2012, 12:03 AM
Row 19 :) I think its the very 1st ones if you select section 119. We are on the aisle and he had 4.
What row are you? I found some in the same section that I might scoop up. Would be awesome sitting near other Texans fans!

Farough
06-18-2012, 12:16 AM
I found them using seatgeek.com. I prefer that site much better as it compares prices from one section to the next including row number and has a formula which compares price on the specifics of the ticket.. and searches the NFL ticket marketplace, stubhub and whatever other major ticket sellers. The seats you have were rated as one of the best for the price. I ended up buying them, I'm looking forward to the game!

Kgtexan
07-03-2012, 04:49 PM
Are tickets already on sale for the game at Ford Field? I'll be taking the family and need 4.

Kimmy
07-03-2012, 07:34 PM
They are via stub hub and they are very reasonable :)

Are tickets already on sale for the game at Ford Field? I'll be taking the family and need 4.

Joe Texan
07-03-2012, 09:22 PM
All you guys and gals had better represent at the tailgate where I invited you they are waiting like kitty kats for us just to see how a bull tames a lion

rodrigueztx
07-05-2012, 01:20 AM
So I'm thinking this will be the game I will travel to this year. Our first thanksgiving game - just can't miss it.

Anyone else plan on making the trip to watch our boys beat up on them lions?
:lion:


Im going will arrive on the 21st and leave the 23rd,thinking of geting seats in section 126-128.Looking for other texans fans going so im not solo the whole time.Anyone alse going?

Kimmy
07-05-2012, 01:06 PM
There are a few of us with seats in 119/Row 19 -- Got them on stub hub

check it out :)

Im going will arrive on the 21st and leave the 23rd,thinking of geting seats in section 126-128.Looking for other texans fans going so im not solo the whole time.Anyone alse going?

Kgtexan
07-14-2012, 12:01 PM
Joe Texan, what info do you have on a tailgate? I'd love to crash.

Joe Texan
07-15-2012, 01:35 AM
You are all welcome to tailgate, just like Baltimore it will be on like donkey kong

Joe Texan
07-15-2012, 01:36 AM
When the time gets closer I will post the info

Kimmy
07-20-2012, 10:50 AM
I received an email from Stub Hub stating my tickets were in the mail! Getting to be pretty excited :) 124 days!

rodrigueztx
07-21-2012, 05:17 AM
I received my ticket 2 days ago, I will be in sec 123 row 19. I tried to get sec 119 but was told none where available.

Kimmy
07-24-2012, 08:28 PM
Yup! Got my tickets yesterday :D

http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/6be158ced53211e1ab431231380fbe1d_6.jpg

Farough
07-27-2012, 08:47 PM
Got mine in the mail at the beginning of the week. Gets me a lot more excited for the game!

Farough
07-27-2012, 08:48 PM
So how many people are officially going now? Hope to meet a few of you guys from here

sixout
07-29-2012, 10:15 PM
I just got my tickets, I will be at this game. Going to be wearing the red jerseys, to ensure we stand out even more. haha. Would love to meet up with some of you guys beforehand!

MorganSkinner
08-05-2012, 02:26 PM
I will be there also! Section 139 row 6, tickets were pretty cheap at about 125 each. We will get there Tuesday. Hopefully we'll be able to meet up with some Texans there!

Dr2bKay
08-07-2012, 05:08 PM
After hanging with the ultimate fans from Detriot, I am soooo pumped about this game! :-) Good times ahead and maybe some hot tubbing.

Joe Texan
08-11-2012, 11:30 AM
Kay I am glad you survived and thrilled you got to hang. Detroit will be the bomb.

sixout
10-08-2012, 01:44 PM
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/10/06/enter-at-your-own-risk-police-union-says-war-like-detroit-is-unsafe-for-visitors/

So... should those of us traveling to the game be worried? heh

Joe Texan
10-12-2012, 01:28 AM
No worries this will be a fun time for all

TxDavid
10-17-2012, 08:09 PM
Airfare is killing me. I've been looking for months and it's too freaking high. I'm starting to seriously consider a road trip on this.

Joe Texan
10-17-2012, 08:14 PM
Same here David, could catch a train in Dallas for 350

Dr2bKay
10-18-2012, 01:04 PM
Airfare is killing me. I've been looking for months and it's too freaking high. I'm starting to seriously consider a road trip on this.

Ha, well come through Nashville and pick me up :-). I am strongly considering driving up too. It is 8 hours for me. Maybe southwest has the tickets cheap...

BattleRedToro
10-18-2012, 01:13 PM
So I'm thinking this will be the game I will travel to this year. Our first thanksgiving game - just can't miss it.

Anyone else plan on making the trip to watch our boys beat up on them lions?
:lion:

Do you own a bulletproof vest?

TxDavid
10-18-2012, 02:44 PM
Ha, well come through Nashville and pick me up :-). I am strongly considering driving up too. It is 8 hours for me. Maybe southwest has the tickets cheap...

Might do that Kay! I've crunched some numbers, and I figured transportation for 4 people should be $100 each for gas round-trip from Houston. Unfortunately I have a pickup truck, so I need someone with a car to make this work, or I have to borrow a car from my family (not sure if that's an option yet). Driving my truck moves the gas price up from $400 to $600, and will only carry two people comfortably.

So if someone in Houston has a car & is up for a roadtrip to Detroit, send me a PM and let's get this thing rollin!

ChrisG
10-19-2012, 12:14 PM
I am looking at heading to this game as well. Coming from NY so I have a little bit of a shorter trip. Just waiting to see if my cousin can get off work to car pool with me. If we go im hoping to get a hotel within walking distance (half mile or so) from the stadium.

My main concern is the safety of the area, especially while wearing a texans jersey.

Are you guys getting seats in the same section? I would love to have a whole section or at least a row of texans fans.

Also I dont have facebook so I cant join/check the facebook group.

Farough
10-25-2012, 02:17 AM
I have been to many Detroit Tigers games wearing my Angels jerseys and never have had a problem before, during or after the game. I went 8 years ago when Houston was in Detroit and didn't have an issue either. I've never stayed around there overnight, however. Kim and her husband as well as me and my gf are sitting in section 119 row 19 if you can find something around there.

EDIT: Ticket prices definitely seem a lot more reasonable then when I bought them. Guess the Lions performance is bringing them down

TxDavid
10-25-2012, 06:06 PM
Hotwire is running fares from Houston to Detroit for $349-$379 depending on your travel dates. Flights seem to be on Delta & are non-stop. Just booked one from 11/21-11/23 for $359. All other fares are running $475 or more.

Texan_Bill
10-25-2012, 09:36 PM
This will be the worst game of my LIFE!!! This means I will have to show up at the fam's house many hours before our normal supper and/or Dinner for Thanksgiving (which is usually 2:00 (ish)......... SOooooo basically I won't have a drink until 3 o'clock in the afternoon?!?!?!?

That freakin' SUCKs!!!!

TxDavid
10-25-2012, 10:02 PM
This will be the worst game of my LIFE!!! This means I will have to show up at the fam's house many hours before our normal supper and/or Dinner for Thanksgiving (which is usually 2:00 (ish)......... SOooooo basically I won't have a drink until 3 o'clock in the afternoon?!?!?!?

That freakin' SUCKs!!!!

Or it could be the best game of your life - if you fly your butt up to Detroit to see it live with all the other awesome people going....:barman:

Joe Texan
10-25-2012, 11:33 PM
Then lets go to detroit bill

TxDavid
11-01-2012, 11:15 PM
I'm putting together something for Thanksgiving Dinner in Detroit. If you want in, I need a count. I've contacted a few places and waiting to hear back. But we need a count of people who are interested so we can make a reservation. Right now I have a soft count of 8 people. If you want in - reply with your name and count. I'd like to get something done soon, so that we're not eating take-out lol.

carsonhager
11-07-2012, 03:06 PM
Can someone send me the link to the facebook group? We go to all the games and are always looking to hang out with other fans. Or you can also add me. I can't imagine there are too many "Carson Hager"s out there. Thanks!

Kimmy
11-13-2012, 10:26 AM
Kid Rock going to be the half time entertainment :)

Dread-Head
11-13-2012, 12:02 PM
Man... I'm seriously considering this (as it would be much safer than a trip to New Orleans, where Joe does a faceplant and I have no recollection of "the Dungeon" and/or how we got back to the hotel)... The rub is that my family might disown me for missing Thanksgiving Dinner...

:thinking: People TALK about disowning you...but no one ever does. You're like that scruffy stray that's always hanging out in the front yard. We might get sick of looking at you some times, but things simply wouldn't be the same without you and you'd be missed if you were gone. You're just too damned loveable.

:dread:

Dread-Head
11-13-2012, 12:03 PM
Then lets go to detroit bill


According to one of the poet laureats of my parent's generation "You got to lose your mind in Detroit." Somebody give Joe a mind to lose.


:ant:

sixout
11-14-2012, 07:17 AM
I will be at the game!

for those of you looking into airfair, I went on priceline, booked from wednesday to saturday (staying till sunday added on a few hundred dollars) and got a room with it. IT came out to just over 800 for two people. Not bad if you ask me.

who all is going and where is the tailgate / party?!?

sixout
11-14-2012, 07:18 AM
I'm putting together something for Thanksgiving Dinner in Detroit. If you want in, I need a count. I've contacted a few places and waiting to hear back. But we need a count of people who are interested so we can make a reservation. Right now I have a soft count of 8 people. If you want in - reply with your name and count. I'd like to get something done soon, so that we're not eating take-out lol.

I'd love to be in on something like this. Myself and a friend will be in Detroit for the game.

critten
11-14-2012, 05:37 PM
Hey all, I'll be in Detroit for the game too. Ill be staying 20-23 at the greektown. Let me know if y'all plan to tailgate or have a meetup!

emilygirl
11-15-2012, 04:03 PM
Hi all! myself plus 4 are making the trip. We will be driving. ( yuk) Can someone add me to the Facebook group. We are looking to hang out with other Texans in Detroit. :texflag:

Mimayer1985
11-15-2012, 07:02 PM
Don't forget your passports as Windsor Canada is a drive across a bridge or through a tunnel which literally about a mile from the stadium. Great rates at the casinos there and the Caesars there is really nice

TxDavid
11-16-2012, 06:15 PM
Those of you that want to be added to the group -I think you have to be facebook friends with the person who adds you. You'll have to put a link to your profile here or send me a PM with it. I'll add you.

Otherwise, you can wait & read Texans Chick's blog - all the details will get published there.

Farough
11-17-2012, 01:56 AM
Would be awesome if I could get in the group for this! Thanks

"http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.farough"

emilygirl
11-17-2012, 05:08 PM
Thanks!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/emily.e.delarosa

Texans_Chick
11-19-2012, 05:40 PM
If you need an easy way to pass along plans to other fans, here's this week's blog post:

Unofficial guide to Texans fan meetups in Detroit (http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/11/unofficial-guide-to-texans-fan-meetups-in-detroit/)

Please spread the word. A lot of people don't do message boards/FB, so plain old word of mouth helps. I was told that some folks brought print outs of this to hand out on the airplane to different fans/or gave people a link. Airplanes are often the best way to spread the word.

:koolaid: BATTLE RED Y'ALL :koolaid:

TXurias
11-19-2012, 06:04 PM
So I'm thinking this will be the game I will travel to this year. Our first thanksgiving game - just can't miss it.

Anyone else plan on making the trip to watch our boys beat up on them lions?
:lion:

Hello,

I am reaching out cause I'm originally from Houston and I've lived in Michigan for past 10 years. I have my tickets to the game and looking for a group of Texans to hang with before the game. Please reach out so I know where y'all will be..thanks!

TXurias
11-19-2012, 06:14 PM
i'll gonna be at the game
section 120 and 118
any battle red freaks gonna b at the thanksgiving day game?

TXurias
11-19-2012, 06:16 PM
sent you a friend request on facebook....going to Texans vs Lions game...looking for fellowing Texans to tail gate with.

sixout
11-20-2012, 07:35 AM
I don't have facebook, but I will be there. Flying out tomorrow morning. And would LOVE to meet up with some people!

TxDavid
11-20-2012, 12:04 PM
I don't have facebook, but I will be there. Flying out tomorrow morning. And would LOVE to meet up with some people!

All the info is in Texan Chick's blog post - no facebook required: http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/11/unofficial-guide-to-texans-fan-meetups-in-detroit/

TXurias
11-21-2012, 12:47 PM
Is anyone meeting up tonight at Pizza Pappalis in Easter Market?

Yankee_In_TX
11-21-2012, 02:13 PM
Is anyone meeting up tonight at Pizza Pappalis in Easter Market?

I could be wrong, but I saw a lot of chatter about that. If that is the official unoffical plan, then expect any where from 20-100 Texans fans.

TXurias
11-21-2012, 03:10 PM
I will be there...i also tweeted some of the texans to see if they will stop by
Their plan has just landed.

TxDavid
11-21-2012, 04:18 PM
Is anyone meeting up tonight at Pizza Pappalis in Easter Market?

No. Its the one greektown. 553 monroe st

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Kimmy
11-23-2012, 04:30 PM
WATT a great time. Big props to Ellen & David for organizing everything. Y'all did a phenomenal job!


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Kimmy
11-24-2012, 11:50 AM
Here is some video we shot at Pizza Papalis the night before the game

Video One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWCYENC6IcY)

Video Two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CwRp47BAiI)

Joe Texan
11-24-2012, 11:33 PM
There was a blue and white cooler that i gave to Crack. It had the whisky and st arnolds in it. It was an awesome thing to do and it was appreciated by all the lions fans. Crack told me the cooler would definitely get used. Thanks to Derek who i believe brought it and to all with the idea.

Kimmy
11-25-2012, 10:00 AM
David brought the cooler, Derek put the booze in. It was a fun day :)

There was a blue and white cooler that i gave to Crack. It had the whisky and st arnolds in it. It was an awesome thing to do and it was appreciated by all the lions fans. Crack told me the cooler would definitely get used. Thanks to Derek who i believe brought it and to all with the idea.

Joe Texan
11-25-2012, 05:33 PM
How many hot tubbin crazies in the blue crew

TxDavid
11-25-2012, 07:32 PM
There was a blue and white cooler that i gave to Crack. It had the whisky and st arnolds in it. It was an awesome thing to do and it was appreciated by all the lions fans. Crack told me the cooler would definitely get used. Thanks to Derek who i believe brought it and to all with the idea.

I picked up the cooler on the way in. Derek was able to get the alcohol for it all in his luggage. We slapped a big Texas Flag sticker on the inside & loaded it up with the booze. I told Yooperman the cooler & the contents was from all of us as a way to say thanks for their hospitality.