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HardKnockTexan
05-28-2005, 02:12 PM
WWWAAAAAYYYYYYY back when the Oilers were in town the Astrodome was known as "The House Of Pain." I was just a kid then and am not too sure when the dome got branded with that name (I think it was during the Jerry Glanville era). I was just curiouse if any of you had a good nickname for reliant stadium. I know we havent defined ourselves as a team just yet but I figure this is as good a topic to toss around as any other during this neverending offseason.

El Tejano
05-28-2005, 03:07 PM
Okay, I will give it a shot.

The Big Rodeo

The Big Ten Gallon

The Big Ranch

The Barn

Oh, I don't know.

gwallaia
05-28-2005, 03:50 PM
The Oven.

The Melting Pot

jr0ck
05-28-2005, 04:05 PM
The Slaughterhouse

(because battle red jersey's are the result of a hard days work in the butcher shop :cool: )

DRIFTAWAY
05-28-2005, 04:20 PM
The BullPen

done88
05-28-2005, 05:32 PM
The house that McNair built.

The OK Coral

The biggest little stadium in Texas

The Pit

The oven
If you can't stand the get'cha ssa out the kitchen.

Str8tupg42k1
05-28-2005, 05:35 PM
I too like the slaughterhouse jrock thats what the jaguars should call it.

TexansTrueFan
05-28-2005, 05:47 PM
the bulls fortress

the reliant giant

deaths dungeon

home of the horn

the big finish

touchdown town

the road home

OK THOSE SUCK, heck i dunno..................

aj.
05-28-2005, 05:53 PM
WWWAAAAAYYYYYYY back when the Oilers were in town the Astrodome was known as "The House Of Pain." I was just a kid then and am not too sure when the dome got branded with that name (I think it was during the Jerry Glanville era).

Linebacker Robert Lyles is credited with that one. I'm fairly sure it was during the 1987 season. And yes, that was during the rise of Glanville. Eugene Seale and Lyles used to walk around the field in army fatigues and helmets before games. That's about the same time when Chuck Noll went after Glanville on the field following a game in the Dome for alleged headhunting. It was definintely a circus but at least football here was fun again after all those post LYB losing seasons.

Toro might take issue with Slaughterhouse.

awtysst
05-28-2005, 06:00 PM
Th House of Grain!
See our mascot iis a bull and bulls eat grain right?
Ie the House of Grain!

Ok, maybe I have been up too many consecutive hours and should get to bed.

B.Diddy
05-28-2005, 06:10 PM
I kinda agree with Drift on that one why not call it the Bull Pen

we also could go retro and call it the House of Pain but the defense is gonna really have to live up to that one and and make the opposeing team pay

I also like THE DUNGEON ooooooh it kinda sends chills up your spine

Nawzer
05-28-2005, 06:25 PM
How about The Fort? Sounds inspiring and kind of heroic i guess. Even though Reliant Stadium is bigger than any fort I've seen but it's the symbol and imagery that's important with a nickname.

YodAa
05-28-2005, 06:28 PM
I like the Slaughterhouse, Reliant Giant, and the Bull pen

Fiddy
05-28-2005, 06:30 PM
I'm with Nawzer, I like "The Fort."

You use your defense to hold the fort and then use your offense to destroy those that you are defending the fort against...


Simple yet effective :highfive:

B.Diddy
05-28-2005, 06:33 PM
I think the nick name should inflict fear with it's name like LSU's stadium is called Death Valley

Nawzer
05-28-2005, 06:50 PM
If you want fear you can call it Fort Doom or The Reliant Fortress.

TexansTrueFan
05-28-2005, 06:51 PM
i think a nick name should just come on its own, not just thought up one day.

ojthecat
05-28-2005, 06:57 PM
i think a nick name should just come on its own, not just thought up one day.

Rest assured it will just come on its own. These are just the lazy never ending days of the offseason.

El Tejano
05-28-2005, 07:21 PM
If anything it has to do with Texas, Houston and football, or something that opens and closes. I like the RELIANT GIANT.

The big Trap or Big Trap Door.

The BIG CASE

And I always liked Tower of Power. But many disagree due to the old Band Tower of Power.

BradK10
05-28-2005, 07:31 PM
The Power Plant

TexansTrueFan
05-28-2005, 08:29 PM
perhaps the black out lol

SheTexan
05-29-2005, 12:19 AM
The HELLHOLE!!! :)

Tedc
05-29-2005, 12:38 AM
perhaps the black out lol

You need to get a certain group in the orange lot to agree. I believe they hold the rights to that.;)

Tedc
05-29-2005, 12:53 AM
I think we need to call it Udder Hell. We could have Weird Al Yankovick sing "Who let the cows out" before the game. During the game we would have Worgl running around painting the Platinum signs blue with spray cans all the while screaming, "It was blue when we paid for it!"

Yeah, that would put the scare into 'em! :homer:

awtysst
05-29-2005, 01:48 AM
Th House of Grain!
See our mascot iis a bull and bulls eat grain right?
Ie the House of Grain!

Ok, maybe I have been up too many consecutive hours and should get to bed.

Even all these hours later, I am still liking this name.

disaacks3
05-29-2005, 01:52 AM
The Grill (or Grill Iron)
The Steam Room
The Reliant "Heat Pump" :ouch:

TexansTrueFan
05-29-2005, 02:19 AM
Death Chamber

Execution Stadium

BULLS TERRAIN

hellzone

My fav (Reliant Giant)

The Battle Field

War Zone

GEEEZ this is hard !!!!! :brickwall

El Tejano
05-29-2005, 02:50 AM
POWERHOUSE!
Okay, I am the first in line to vote for this one! :highfive:

jr0ck
05-29-2005, 04:44 AM
new idea...Death Row! it is along the same lines as Death Valley (scary, imposing and has a degree of finality to it) and it is relevent because of the texas/death penalty correlation. sounds cool thinking about a monday night game sometime in the future that berman opens with "with the colts here on death row, the texans look for their first ever sweep of indy in this monday night match up for the AFC south crown..."

and with that i bid you all a :goodnight ...until tomorow!

done88
05-29-2005, 11:29 AM
Ilike slaughterhouse

TexansTrueFan
05-29-2005, 11:41 AM
i dont like that name cause we are the bulls, so wouldnt it be our slaughter ?????? kinda bad termanology.

vtech9
05-29-2005, 11:51 AM
Out of all of those, I think the only one that really fits is the "BULL PEN"

I like "The Slaughterhouse" but it just doesn't fit, because like TexansTrueFan said, we are the Bulls.

HardKnockTexan
05-29-2005, 12:13 PM
I like the Bull Pen too but isnt there a section in reliant that's already called that?

vtech9
05-29-2005, 12:17 PM
I like the Bull Pen too but isnt there a section in reliant that's already called that?
Yes, and this forum is also called "The Bull Pen". What's your point? It seems to me to be a natural fit.

FILO_girl
05-29-2005, 01:29 PM
Reliant: If the Texans don't getcha, your electric bill will!
:bomb:

TexAntagonise
05-29-2005, 02:31 PM
I have to say the Powerhouse fits houston best, being the Energy capital and all.

Along the line of the Bull Pen. Back in the days of the cattle drive they went to the Stockyard.

HardKnockTexan
05-29-2005, 02:48 PM
The Houston Texans Powerhouse does have a nice ring to it...

ThaShark316
05-29-2005, 03:33 PM
The Powerhouse...hands down. :highfive:

others..

The Energybox
The Lighthouse

jr0ck
05-29-2005, 05:04 PM
well our logo and mascot are bulls...we are technically the texans, a very broad term. the players can be "texan butchers" on the field but still use a bull as their symbol. remember knights that were supposed "dragon slayers" had dragons/griffin's and what have you on their shields/helmuts/armor. native americans killed buffalo/wolves/bears but still attempted to emulate them with names/behaviors. i too like The Slaughterhouse, naturally :cool: , but i also see how it could be used against us in years of inevitable decline/rebuilding.

texansfan88
05-29-2005, 05:15 PM
The name slaughterhouse with a bull as our logo...PETA is gonna enjoy that one!

Texans Pride
05-29-2005, 05:26 PM
Powerhouse or the bull pen those are both great

bigtex77
05-29-2005, 08:14 PM
I like Powerhouse, but if Reliant ever goes Enron it won't make sense. I like The Bull Pen also, but when I hear it I get the urge to call in Brad Lidge. :)

FILO_girl
05-29-2005, 11:45 PM
You need to get a certain group in the orange lot to agree. I believe they hold the rights to that.;)
:fishing: FILO ain't bitin' today. :)

Negative Jesus
05-30-2005, 01:51 AM
So far , I like "Reliant Giant" the best . :jam:

gcolby
05-30-2005, 09:31 AM
Everyone else has a ball park; we could have The Bull Park.

KingRat
05-30-2005, 10:15 AM
The Slaughterhouse

(because battle red jersey's are the result of a hard days work in the butcher shop :cool: )

and then a day at the bbq pit!!! :homer:

KingRat
05-30-2005, 10:32 AM
How about The Fort? Sounds inspiring and kind of heroic i guess. Even though Reliant Stadium is bigger than any fort I've seen but it's the symbol and imagery that's important with a nickname.

Defending your fort is as old as texas, and texans, for that matter.
Fort Reliant 'officially endorsed by :homer: and <:~ KingRat

Vinny
05-30-2005, 11:08 AM
After the Browns game we should have renamed it the Plaza de toros

bigtex77
05-30-2005, 11:54 AM
After the Browns game we should have renamed it the Plaza de toros

We could have renamed the Browns the Matadors.

What about The Bull Ring?

TexanDave
05-31-2005, 09:48 AM
PowerHouse or Bull Pen

dirty steve
05-31-2005, 10:25 AM
don't like "the bullpen," let that be what it is now

titan hater
05-31-2005, 11:04 AM
Lord...Please let training camp start soon...We are obviously lossing focus...I gotta see some hitting...We all gotta find something more impotant to talk about...How bout the Oline? Defense?

Anyway....My vote is for slaughterhouse....

HardKnockTexan
05-31-2005, 11:12 AM
We all gotta find something more impotant to talk about...How bout the Oline? Defense?


*see every other thread started within the last 3 months

MikeMc
05-31-2005, 11:12 AM
How about a similar one to the House of Pain:

Temple of Doom?

After that Blackout last year....I'm not sure anything with "Reliant", "Power" or "Energy" would be appropriate.

Bullpen describes a section in the stadium...which is actually the Bull's Pen during the Rodeo. Let that be special to those that reside there.

The Slaughterhouse is nice, but not sure how long it would be before PETA jumped on that grenade!

ojthecat
05-31-2005, 11:15 AM
How about a similar one to the House of Pain:

Temple of Doom?



I am almost kinda liken it.

MikeMc
05-31-2005, 11:27 AM
It has more than one meaning......Doom to the opponents......Temple to the fans (as in Football in Texas has a spiritual impact).

Or just go with Temple of Boom! Booming fans creating the most noise of any stadium in the NFL and the Defense laying the Boom to the opponents.

Something to chew on..

Vambo, the Marble Eye
05-31-2005, 12:57 PM
Branding Pen

The Din Den

Boiling Bowl

Stampede Alley

Hoof Stomping House
:rolleyes:

TexasAggie
05-31-2005, 01:13 PM
The Horn Of Toro

KingRat
05-31-2005, 01:24 PM
Fort McNair, lets give credit where credit is due, droppings by <:~KingRat

Defending your fort is as old as texas, and texans, for that matter.
Fort Reliant 'officially endorsed by :homer: and <:~ KingRat

MikeMc
05-31-2005, 02:03 PM
Fort McNair? Doesn't have the ring to it that is expected from a 'NFL' stadium.

THEFUTURE
05-31-2005, 03:20 PM
i dont know about houstons, but i got one for the jags... satan's crapper

El Tejano
05-31-2005, 03:33 PM
The Heart of Texas?

After all we won the game that says it all. It practically rips the state away.

THEFUTURE
05-31-2005, 03:37 PM
alright a couple names for houston.....
- the frying pan
-The Houston Horror

MikeMc
05-31-2005, 03:58 PM
How about the Terror Dome!

gwallaia
05-31-2005, 04:07 PM
I still like my idea of "The Oven"
or how about "The Barbeque Pit"

El Tejano
05-31-2005, 04:15 PM
I still like my idea of "The Oven"
or how about "The Barbeque Pit"

I like The Pit just plain like that. It can be taken as The BBQ Pit or it can be taken as a trap kind of thing considering the open and shut door.

I like The Pit.

MikeMc
05-31-2005, 04:17 PM
Or depending on what section you are in..The Arm Pit!

Boris
05-31-2005, 05:01 PM
The Electric Chair

Ibar_Harry
05-31-2005, 05:10 PM
How about the "Oyster pit" and you can let your imagination as a Texan run with that.....

michaelm
05-31-2005, 05:20 PM
D. None Of The Above

MikeMc
05-31-2005, 05:20 PM
Here is my final answer:

The Smoker!

Ever watch a game on TV when the roof is closed? After the pyrotechnics go off, it looks like a smoker!

Txnpride
05-31-2005, 05:23 PM
I say "THE BULL RING" After all "The Bull Pen" is located near the arena where actual bullfights happen.Some time the bull wins sometimes he doesnt,but he will fight until he takes his last breath.May be a little hard for some of you but football is a violent sport.I say "THE BULL RING:" Mess with the bull,and you will get the horns!!!!!!!!!!!!! in the "BULL RING" texanpride

El Tejano
05-31-2005, 05:36 PM
Or depending on what section you are in..The Arm Pit!
Why do you say that?

MikeMc
05-31-2005, 05:52 PM
Apparently some fans do not understand the invention of deodorant.

El Tejano
05-31-2005, 06:15 PM
Ah, I now see. To all credit though, it does get hot there.

Grid
05-31-2005, 06:37 PM
the whole basis behind a good nickname is that it just comes to you. Meaning.. you dont just go up to your friends and say "hey guys, i want a nickname, what do you think it should be?" and then have them call you whatever they come up with from then on.

Give it time.. how long were the Oilers around before the Astrodome picked up a nickname? Its not soemthing that just comes packaged with your "new nfl franchise do it yourself kit"

THEFUTURE
05-31-2005, 07:01 PM
Thats why i still go with mine, the Houston Horror, because it will soon be a nightmare to come here for opposing teams

Blake
05-31-2005, 07:05 PM
The BullYard, or BoneYard.

TEXANS84
05-31-2005, 07:18 PM
I like The Pit.
As much as I like that name as well, it's already taken by the University of New Mexico. Their basketball stadium is called "The Pit".

JustBonee
05-31-2005, 07:35 PM
The Electric Charge .. but we would need helmets like San Diego.

BornOrange
05-31-2005, 07:56 PM
Give it time.. how long were the Oilers around before the Astrodome picked up a nickname?

Right away it was being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World"

I think it is pretty dumb to try and come up with a nickname for the stadium. How many stadiums in the NFL have a nickname? What everyone should be doing is trying to make Reliant Stadium an intimidating place to play so everyone feels the same about the name "Reliant Stadium" as they do (or did) "Lambeau Field" or "Mile High Stadium" or "Three Rivers Stadium" or "Texas Stadium", etc.

So far we have done a pretty good job of being loud, but the Texans have been one of the worst home teams in the NFL. Once the Texans start winning at home, there will be no need to come up with a nickname for the stadium. Reliant Stadium will be good enough.

TexansTrueFan
05-31-2005, 08:15 PM
the name will come with the game, so lets all just let it develope before we come up with the worst stadium name in history.

bigtex77
05-31-2005, 08:52 PM
the name will come with the game, so lets all just let it develope before we come up with the worst stadium name in history.


I agree, the nickname will come in time. I just threw out "The Bull Ring" in an earlier post because when I was in school, and two guys were about to fight, one would usually say "step into the bull ring." That was also the name of one of the football drills we ran during practice. I couldn't care less what the nickname is, I just want teams to hate coming here to play, between the noise and getting their a**es kicked.

Texansbacker
05-31-2005, 09:09 PM
I think the point of the nickname was to have some fun. I really don't think we will be setting the tone of the media here but we could possibly provide some food for thought. How about for a bit of retro Houston:

The Electric Bull Pen of Pain ha ha

HardKnockTexan
06-01-2005, 12:38 AM
The Electric Bull Pen of Pain ha ha

I LIKE IT!!!
Honestly though. I know that the nickname will come in time. This is just a topic to get us off the mundane chit chat of the happenings of the neverending offseason. Some of the names i've heard have been horrible and some have been good, but honestly, none will probablly be heard of by the time a true nickname is in place. This was just a topic I started to pass the time... and it seemed to have worked so far... 86 posts and counting....

ATX
06-01-2005, 04:58 AM
hmm, what do they call the bullfighting rings in spain? that might be a possibility considering the opposing teams come here to fight the bull(The Texans), and you know when that battle red comes out, we never lose, only the bullfighter loses.

El Tejano
06-01-2005, 11:15 AM
the name will come with the game, so lets all just let it develope before we come up with the worst stadium name in history.
This is true. We should let the rest of the league name it. If we woop arse, and start becoming a loud place to play the league will catch on and give it something real good.

Txnpride
06-01-2005, 01:10 PM
I want to say they call the stadium an Arena..I went to Spain many years back and went to an event called "THE PLAZA OF TOROS"....How about "THE PLAZA OF PAIN" I figure after we beat an opponent at Reliant,Toro could act like he is goring an opposing player,stomping him in the ground (HURRY UP SEASON!!!!!!!!!!)

Yankee_In_TX
06-01-2005, 01:11 PM
This is true. We should let the rest of the league name it. If we woop arse, and start becoming a loud place to play the league will catch on and give it something real good.

This thread is like the pick-your-rival thread.

You don't pick a name, it happens on its own.

Vinny
06-01-2005, 01:59 PM
I want to say they call the stadium an Arena..I went to Spain many years back and went to an event called "THE PLAZA OF TOROS"....How about "THE PLAZA OF PAIN" I figure after we beat an opponent at Reliant,Toro could act like he is goring an opposing player,stomping him in the ground (HURRY UP SEASON!!!!!!!!!!)
Plaza de toros pretty much means bull ring.

Nawzer
06-01-2005, 02:40 PM
I still standby my suggestion, Fort Reliant.

KingRat
06-01-2005, 04:31 PM
:homer:

I still standby my suggestion, Fort Reliant.

MikeMc
06-01-2005, 04:33 PM
Well, if whoopin butt is what will get the nickname, we may have a long wait to have the stadium earn a nickname.....but we can still gloss it what we wish.

Where I used to sit......(North EndZone), one might suggest "The Devil's Playground"!

SBTexans08
06-02-2005, 03:23 PM
Reliant House of Terror

Houston Terror Squad Texans

MikeMc
06-02-2005, 03:46 PM
Why not just rename the team...the Texas Thunderbears?? What's up with the Arena League nickname?

HJam72
06-05-2005, 07:21 AM
A word of caution, guys. I don't know if anyone brought this up yet because I haven't read a few pages of posts, but I seem to remember the Oilers dropping that "House of Pain" nickname because guys like Ernest Givens and company were getting their heads clocked by opposing DBs of teams who took offensive to that name (among other things, like Glanville's style of coaching, I suppose). I was in high school in those days and remember it pretty well. I loved that nickname, but I don't wanna see guys taking late shots (or otherwise illegal ones) at Johnson, know what I mean.

Dubble Trubble
06-05-2005, 10:30 AM
A word of caution, guys. I don't know if anyone brought this up yet because I haven't read a few pages of posts, but I seem to remember the Oilers dropping that "House of Pain" nickname because guys like Ernest Givens and company were getting their heads clocked by opposing DBs of teams who took offensive to that name (among other things, like Glanville's style of coaching, I suppose).
I don't remember the Oilers (trying to) dropping the name. We might not have used it (or had any reason to use it) the last few years....but, I don't remember us dropping the name, or recievers complaining.

Plus, this is football. You don't take extra shots because of the name of the stadium.

Section136#3
06-05-2005, 11:42 AM
I think we need to call it Udder Hell. We could have Weird Al Yankovick sing "Who let the cows out" before the game. During the game we would have Worgl running around painting the Platinum signs blue with spray cans all the while screaming, "It was blue when we paid for it!"

Yeah, that would put the scare into 'em! :homer:

I think Tedc needs to grow up a little bit. Why not call it bullpen so you can "rant" about how superior you are!

aj.
06-05-2005, 11:46 AM
I don't remember the Oilers (trying to) dropping the name. We might not have used it (or had any reason to use it) the last few years....but, I don't remember us dropping the name, or recievers complaining.

I seem to remember the active promotion of "House of Pain" - along with head coaches leaving tickets for dead people - going away when Glanville 'resigned' after the '89 season. There may have been some lingering effects into the following season - and along with it some opponent revenge for the audacity of it all - but from what I recall, Pardee's '90 team didn't officially or unofficially carry that forward. I'm sure some fans held HOP signs for a while and it probably took a while for it to die out in the media but the HOP gloss seemed to die as the coaching staff changed in '90 and the chuck 'n duck errrrr... the R&S (one big reason the WRs were getting hammered) became the newest sideshow.

It's was well documented that the HOP self declaration gave opponents extra incentive coming into the Dome but you can't argue with the Oilers home record of 16-3 during what I consider the HOP era.

michaelm
06-05-2005, 11:50 AM
Personally, I'm waiting for our defense to be good enough to have a nick-name.
It seems like all of the great NFL teams have had a great name for their defense.