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LondonTex
08-13-2012, 08:58 AM
As a Newbie to the Texans (not to mention a Brit lol).....

Is Houston a friendly place for outsiders ?
If I can make it to a game what's the best area to get tickets..... Whats tailgates like etc?
Best 3 players (in your opinion)


Thanks

Vinnie
08-13-2012, 09:18 AM
The city in general is very accommodating, and you'd be hard pressed to find a friendlier place to attend a football game and tailgate! While I haven't actually got to hang out with them yet, I've heard nothing but good things about the Blue Crew that hangs out here on the forums (they are actually in platinum). Also, Raging Bull always does a great job. As far as ticket availability, it's going to depend on the game. If we're playing a scrub team the tickets will be easier to come by and will be cheaper. If we're playing a marquee type (Packers, Ravens, etc.) they will be in short supply and pretty expensive.

thunderkyss
08-13-2012, 09:20 AM
Is Houston a friendly place for outsiders ?


Absolutely


Unless you're from Dallas.

LondonTex
08-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Thanks guys that's good to know! I've met quite a few Southerners over the years and they're always super friendly. One guy in particular is from Texas (cowgirls fan) but again always helpful and really personable. My wife has a bit of a thing for cowboys (and I don't mean the team) lol

b0ng
08-14-2012, 08:40 PM
Best 3 players (in your opinion)


Thanks

Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and Brian Cushing

Redbluebull
08-14-2012, 09:16 PM
Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and Brian Cushing

Without a doubt the best three!

rolyat93
08-14-2012, 09:23 PM
Without a doubt the best three!

Duane Brown and Jonathon Joseph are in that conversation.


Welcome to Houston, Brit!!

Texan_Bill
08-14-2012, 09:32 PM
As a Newbie to the Texans (not to mention a Brit lol).....

Is Houston a friendly place for outsiders ?
If I can make it to a game what's the best area to get tickets..... Whats tailgates like etc?
Best 3 players (in your opinion)


Thanks

Houston is the greatest big city with a large "small town" mentality....... EVER!!!!


Houston is the 4th largest city in 'Merica" and yet still super friendly. We actually say "hello" to people on the streets. We actually thank -or- wave when someone lets us in traffic.. It's town where I grew up in and many of my friends are not from here. It's a diverse town that I am very proud of!!!

badboy
08-14-2012, 10:02 PM
As a Newbie to the Texans (not to mention a Brit lol).....

Is Houston a friendly place for outsiders ?
If I can make it to a game what's the best area to get tickets..... Whats tailgates like etc?
Best 3 players (in your opinion)


Thanks
Just wanted to say hello & hope you have a great time when you come.

b0ng
08-14-2012, 10:23 PM
Duane Brown and Jonathon Joseph are in that conversation.


Welcome to Houston, Brit!!

The 3rd spot is really tough with Watt, Brown, JoJo, and Myers all having an argument. Cushing's sweet arms and ability to run the wildcat like a mug give him the edge in my mind.

Edit: Schaub too. Best QB in franchise history (the lowest of bars).

LondonTex
08-15-2012, 04:00 AM
Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and Brian Cushing

Without a doubt the best three!

Duane Brown and Jonathon Joseph are in that conversation.


Welcome to Houston, Brit!!

Thanks guys....I hope to get Foster in my rookie FF year but I can but only hope lol

LondonTex
08-15-2012, 04:04 AM
Houston is the greatest big city with a large "small town" mentality....... EVER!!!!


Houston is the 4th largest city in 'Merica" and yet still super friendly. We actually say "hello" to people on the streets. We actually thank -or- wave when someone lets us in traffic.. It's town where I grew up in and many of my friends are not from here. It's a diverse town that I am very proud of!!!

Sounds like the sorta place I'd LOVE. London used to be a lot more friendly than it is nowadays.....and manners cost nothing...So when I hear there are still friendly places in terms of the bigger cities it makes me glad!

LondonTex
08-15-2012, 04:05 AM
Just wanted to say hello & hope you have a great time when you come.

Thanks friend....Great Sig...I too smile!

LondonTex
08-15-2012, 04:07 AM
The 3rd spot is really tough with Watt, Brown, JoJo, and Myers all having an argument. Cushing's sweet arms and ability to run the wildcat like a mug give him the edge in my mind.

Edit: Schaub too. Best QB in franchise history (the lowest of bars).

I'm still unfamiliar with some terms but just to clarify..is wildcat the formation Denver used with Tebow....sounds familiar

GlassHalfFull
08-15-2012, 07:36 AM
I'm still unfamiliar with some terms but just to clarify..is wildcat the formation Denver used with Tebow....sounds familiar

Inside joke. Watch this video (over and over) to understand

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/09000d5d823f4a30/Sound-FX-Brian-Cushing

NitroGSXR
08-15-2012, 09:20 AM
Inside joke. Watch this video (over and over) to understand

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/09000d5d823f4a30/Sound-FX-Brian-Cushing

I'm really going to miss Ryans. Saw him in the video. He was a true Houston Texan.

:(:(:(

GlassHalfFull
08-15-2012, 09:42 AM
I'm really going to miss Ryans. Saw him in the video. He was a true Houston Texan.

:(:(:(

I loved the way he ignored Cush in that video.

I will miss him too, it was hard in training camp to see someone else wearing 59.

Vinnie
08-15-2012, 10:07 AM
I loved the way he ignored Cush in that video.

I will miss him too, it was hard in training camp to see someone else wearing 59.

Mercilus will make it less hard, I have a good feeling about that.

SheTexan
08-15-2012, 12:13 PM
I'm really going to miss Ryans. Saw him in the video. He was a true Houston Texan.

:(:(:(

I agree! I still think we will be sorry for letting him go. TIme will tell.

Back to topic! Welcome Newbie!! We have several British fans that frequent the board, esp during the season. I bet they'll show up pretty soon. Most of all, just have fun, and don't let the sarcastic posters run ya off.

Hope ya get to come to Houston to attend a game, cause I'll be the first to say, I hope and pray to the football gawds above that we NEVER play a game in London! No offense to you or any of our other fans in Europe, just selfishness on my part. It'll be one less game I'll get to see in person, cause it's doubtful I'd be able to make a trip across the "big pond!" SOOOOOO, you just come to us, we'll take care of you!!:)

LondonTex
08-15-2012, 03:10 PM
I agree! I still think we will be sorry for letting him go. TIme will tell.

Back to topic! Welcome Newbie!! We have several British fans that frequent the board, esp during the season. I bet they'll show up pretty soon. Most of all, just have fun, and don't let the sarcastic posters run ya off.

Hope ya get to come to Houston to attend a game, cause I'll be the first to say, I hope and pray to the football gawds above that we NEVER play a game in London! No offense to you or any of our other fans in Europe, just selfishness on my part. It'll be one less game I'll get to see in person, cause it's doubtful I'd be able to make a trip across the "big pond!" SOOOOOO, you just come to us, we'll take care of you!!:)

Hehe thanks for the warm welcome - I do hope to come visit sometime... It'd be an awesome experience for me. No offence taken btw, I totally understand where you're coming from. I wouldn't want the Texans to lose a home game but wouldn't mind at all if they were the road team once or so.... Let's say Seattle or San Diego decide to give up a home game sometime and Texans are asked if they want to be the road team as they happen to be playing them that particular season. Having said all that I'd much rather see them in Houston and if they never make it over here it won't change the fact that they are now the team I'll loyally root for!

LondonTex
08-18-2012, 05:25 AM
Inside joke. Watch this video (over and over) to understand

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-films-sound-efx/09000d5d823f4a30/Sound-FX-Brian-Cushing

lol that's insane. He's nuts....funny stuff

texasgirl
08-18-2012, 10:05 AM
I'm new to this board, but native to Houston...you won't find another big city with the downhome friendliness of Houston.....I've traveled to other big cities, and nothing compares to H-town

LondonTex
08-19-2012, 11:13 AM
I'm new to this board, but native to Houston...you won't find another big city with the downhome friendliness of Houston.....I've traveled to other big cities, and nothing compares to H-town

welcome fellow newbie :handshake:

Home team fan
08-19-2012, 11:39 AM
I'm new to the site. I've been a Houston fan since birth in 1970. Spent 1 yr in NY and got back as quick as I could. Welcome to H-town, Mate.

LondonTex
08-19-2012, 02:59 PM
I'm new to the site. I've been a Houston fan since birth in 1970. Spent 1 yr in NY and got back as quick as I could. Welcome to H-town, Mate.

Thanks bro... Welcome to the site too.... Everyone has been nothing but welcoming... Not surprising as I get a slight inkling that y'all live in a very friendly place :) .... Nice to meet u:handshake:

mattieuk
08-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Back to topic! Welcome Newbie!! We have several British fans that frequent the board, esp during the season. I bet they'll show up pretty soon. Most of all, just have fun, and don't let the sarcastic posters run ya off.

Sheesh - we just hide in the 'Other Sports' section for the summer whilst the off-season meltdown commences! :)

And welcome LondonTex - it's a pretty friendly bunch around here. As a Brit (now relocated to Canada) myself I started coming here a few years back, and everyone has always been most helpful - especially during the 'annoying newbie to football' stage.

Just watch out for characters like Brakos and Bill.

LondonTex
08-27-2012, 04:35 PM
Sheesh - we just hide in the 'Other Sports' section for the summer whilst the off-season meltdown commences! :)

And welcome LondonTex - it's a pretty friendly bunch around here. As a Brit (now relocated to Canada) myself I started coming here a few years back, and everyone has always been most helpful - especially during the 'annoying newbie to football' stage.

Just watch out for characters like Brakos and Bill.
Thanks mate. :handshake: Just out of interest....did you follow the Texans before you moved to Canada?

mattieuk
08-27-2012, 09:33 PM
Thanks mate. :handshake: Just out of interest....did you follow the Texans before you moved to Canada?

Sure did - only been out in the great frozen north for 3 years. Started watching Houston (via the internet mostly!) back in 2005.

In fact I remember going to the NYG-Dolphins game at Wembley (the first NFL game there in this new tradition), and walking past a group of 2 Titans fans and a Colts fan who muttered something about "What a poor guy" whilst I walked past with my Texans jersey on...

Tailgate
08-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Houston is a great city, but its crucial you have a tour guide or really good inside info on where to stay, restaurants, and nightlife. I know several Brits that moved here for oil and gas and some married my local friends and haven't looked back. They seem to like it here alot, or at least the women... Haha.

b0ng
08-28-2012, 01:47 AM
Required (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3_hi7gOjE0) viewing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlvOUG8nuZ4) for (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4kZoM64wNE) new Texans fans.

LondonTex
08-28-2012, 02:11 AM
Sure did - only been out in the great frozen north for 3 years. Started watching Houston (via the internet mostly!) back in 2005.

In fact I remember going to the NYG-Dolphins game at Wembley (the first NFL game there in this new tradition), and walking past a group of 2 Titans fans and a Colts fan who muttered something about "What a poor guy" whilst I walked past with my Texans jersey on...

Cool! Before I got married I lived in New brunswick for a while with my ex... I loved Canada and have been several times... Just never out west.

Lol re: the jersey - well judging by NFLUK there aren't many UK Texans fans around..... Just wait till we win a SB and then all of a sudden millions of new Uk fans will spring up lol....

I need to try and sort out a Texans jersey before this years IS game.... I still have some other jerseys but refuse to wear em since I went from casual fan to having a team.
Houston is a great city, but its crucial you have a tour guide or really good inside info on where to stay, restaurants, and nightlife. I know several Brits that moved here for oil and gas and some married my local friends and haven't looked back. They seem to like it here alot, or at least the women... Haha.
Well I can see why it would be appealing to move to the state of Texas...Especially sports wise, weather wise and gal wise.... Then there is the natural resources .. .. I assume you've ensured your British friends have chosen the Texans over the cowgirls?
Required (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3_hi7gOjE0) viewing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlvOUG8nuZ4) for (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4kZoM64wNE) new Texans fans.

Is this a form of self fladulation for a new fan? Haha

b0ng
08-28-2012, 08:07 AM
Is this a form of self fladulation for a new fan? Haha

Gotta remember where they came from so you can appreciate where they are going :)

LondonTex
08-28-2012, 12:53 PM
Gotta remember where they came from so you can appreciate where they are going :)

Haha yeah I got that, was just messin ;) ... I've seen the Jags one before but not the helicopter one.... That's hilarious! Major fail huh!

Showtime100
08-28-2012, 01:04 PM
Required (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3_hi7gOjE0) viewing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlvOUG8nuZ4) for (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4kZoM64wNE) new Texans fans.

You are out of your freaking mind.

Dread-Head
08-28-2012, 03:45 PM
As a Newbie to the Texans (not to mention a Brit lol).....

Is Houston a friendly place for outsiders ?
If I can make it to a game what's the best area to get tickets..... Whats tailgates like etc?
Best 3 players (in your opinion)


Thanks


Sorry...we're not really half keen on Newbies. On your bike!

:jk:



1. Houstonians are warm and fuzzy and get along with MOST people with the exception of Dallas Cowboy fans.

2. Tailgates RULE.

3. Best players? Andre, Arian and WATT!

LondonTex
08-28-2012, 04:25 PM
You are out of your freaking mind.

:spit: ...I enjoyed the helicopter tho haha

Sorry...we're not really half keen on Newbies. On your bike!

:jk:



1. Houstonians are warm and fuzzy and get along with MOST people with the exception of Dallas Cowboy fans.

2. Tailgates RULE.

3. Best players? Andre, Arian and WATT!

thanks bud ... :handshake:

I've heard LOTS about the tailgates! I've seen a lot of vids lately...LOVE Foster...my fav current player has to be Cushing ...he's nuts haha

ThaJokaa
08-28-2012, 04:54 PM
The city in general is very accommodating, and you'd be hard pressed to find a friendlier place to attend a football game and tailgate! While I haven't actually got to hang out with them yet, I've heard nothing but good things about the Blue Crew that hangs out here on the forums (they are actually in platinum). Also, Raging Bull always does a great job. As far as ticket availability, it's going to depend on the game. If we're playing a scrub team the tickets will be easier to come by and will be cheaper. If we're playing a marquee type (Packers, Ravens, etc.) they will be in short supply and pretty expensive.

If you're going tailgating make sure to stop by there, they'll welcome you with open arms. When I went for the 49ers game they showed me around and introduced me to people from the boards, they're awesome, you won't be disappointed.

mattieuk
08-28-2012, 09:02 PM
:spit: ...I enjoyed the helicopter tho haha

You're the only one! :) I still shudder when thinking about the Rosencopter.

Cool! Before I got married I lived in New brunswick for a while with my ex... I loved Canada and have been several times... Just never out west.

Never been to NB. That said West and East coast Canada and USA are such hugely different places - it's really stunning the differences you see in the people, and geography.

Lol re: the jersey - well judging by NFLUK there aren't many UK Texans fans around..... Just wait till we win a SB and then all of a sudden millions of new Uk fans will spring up lol....

I know. I'm so happy that I got my Texanstalk registration date secured nicely before the dynasty begins!

Texan_Bill
08-28-2012, 11:05 PM
Required (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3_hi7gOjE0) viewing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlvOUG8nuZ4) for (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4kZoM64wNE) new Texans fans.

Negative rep to you for hearing Gus Johnson's on-air orgasm for that play.

Unfortunately, I MSR before I can spread negative to BoNG again! :D

Texan_Bill
08-28-2012, 11:10 PM
Sorry...we're not really half keen on Newbies. On your bike!

:jk:



1. Houstonians are warm and fuzzy and get along with MOST people with the exception of Dallas Cowboy fans.

2. Tailgates RULE.

3. Best players? Andre, Arian and WATT!

In my best Victoria, Texas voice, *ahem* Stone Cole Steve Austin, "WHAT???

"WATTTTT?????" Dallas sucks!!!

*crowd!

LondonTex
08-29-2012, 03:58 AM
You're the only one! :) I still shudder when thinking about the Rosencopter.

I always find major fails amusing.... how did the game end?
Having said all that, had I been a fan at the time I'd probably have thrown my remote through the tv screen lol!

Never been to NB. That said West and East coast Canada and USA are such hugely different places - it's really stunning the differences you see in the people, and geography.

Yep from what I've seen in photos and vids the west is completely different. I have friends from both sides too.... My ex is French Canadian and her family and culture was really different. Beautiful country, one day I hope to see more of it!

I know. I'm so happy that I got my Texanstalk registration date secured nicely before the dynasty begins

Me too :)

Dread-Head
08-29-2012, 01:34 PM
In my best Victoria, Texas voice, *ahem* Stone Cole Steve Austin, "WHAT???

"WATTTTT?????" Dallas sucks!!!

*crowd!

(doing best Rapper Lil' John Impression) WATT!?

b0ng
08-29-2012, 07:35 PM
Negative rep to you for hearing Gus Johnson's on-air orgasm for that play.

Unfortunately, I MSR before I can spread negative to BoNG again! :D

Gus Johnson is a poet. Here, have this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcVj4GB8QJQ) to remember the good Gus.

eriadoc
08-29-2012, 07:44 PM
I always find major fails amusing.... how did the game end?

Rosenfels turned the ball over 3 times in the last 6 minutes of the game and blew a lead that was 17 points, IIRC.

LondonTex
08-29-2012, 07:52 PM
Rosenfels turned the ball over 3 times in the last 6 minutes of the game and blew a lead that was 17 points, IIRC.

eeek, that sucks....ouch!

b0ng
08-29-2012, 07:56 PM
Rosenfels turned the ball over 3 times in the last 6 minutes of the game and blew a lead that was 17 points, IIRC.

Would've been the second win against the Colts ever.

LondonTex
08-29-2012, 07:57 PM
just watched that vid again.....the music makes me laugh

Texan_Bill
08-29-2012, 08:58 PM
Rosenfels turned the ball over 3 times in the last 6 minutes of the game and blew a lead that was 17 points, IIRC.

That tiny part of my already tiny brain, which was scrubbed with bleach, sounds almost familiar.

mattieuk
08-29-2012, 09:17 PM
That tiny part of my already tiny brain, which was scrubbed with bleach, sounds almost familiar.

I just remembering the hard way that Sage was never going to be a challenger for QB1 on this team, that they weren't ready to turn the corner quite yet and that white guys really can't jump.

Texan_Bill
08-29-2012, 09:27 PM
I just remembering the hard way that Sage was never going to be a challenger for QB1 on this team, that they weren't ready to turn the corner quite yet and that white guys really can't jump.

But we have some moves, baby!!:

http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/white-men-cant-jump1.jpg

GlassHalfFull
08-29-2012, 09:30 PM
That tiny part of my already tiny brain, which was scrubbed with vodka, sounds almost familiar.

fixed it for ya.

:kitten:

Texan_Bill
08-29-2012, 09:48 PM
fixed it for ya.

:kitten:

:foottap: Love ya Darlin'!! I think :thinking: