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utahmark
12-07-2012, 05:42 PM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/texans-don-letterman-jackets-to-celebrate-a-high-school-like-spirit/

It's easy to root for these guys. I'm a little older now and I can't just throw my loyalty to a team without caring about the types of players that play for that team. It might have taken a little longer to build a winner but I'm glad Mcnair has taken the "high road".

sbalderrama
12-07-2012, 06:02 PM
I love they are getting those jackets, and even more that they are going to wear them on the plane and team bus. :D

kiwitexansfan
12-07-2012, 06:03 PM
LOVE IT.

That is so great.

Barwin and Cody may not be our best players but I think they bring something to the table off the field.

Hope we can retain them at a reasonable cost.

EllisUnit
12-07-2012, 06:10 PM
I bet this is the first time an NFL team has ever done this, i think its a great idea for sure. Started our own little tradition hopefully.

Playoffs
12-07-2012, 06:20 PM
http://cdn2.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/4602045/a9ixw_kcmaaxipg.0_standard_730.0.jpg

DX-TEX
12-07-2012, 06:26 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9i8A18CAAEnwhE.jpg:large

ObsiWan
12-07-2012, 06:27 PM
hmmm...


According to safety Danieal Manning, some other ideas popped up. He wouldn’t share them, though. Too nerdy, he said.


Wonder what those were...?
:thinking:

TheMatrix31
12-07-2012, 06:41 PM
Damn, those jackets are actually pretttttttty damn bad ass.

EllisUnit
12-07-2012, 06:42 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9i8A18CAAEnwhE.jpg:large

Damn when does he not look like a bad ass :photos:

Texan_Bill
12-07-2012, 06:43 PM
The NFL, more accurately the NFLSHOP.com will take notice, in the same way the NFL took notice with the Texans Grill... #FACT!

Scooter
12-07-2012, 06:54 PM
i want one!

76Texan
12-07-2012, 06:55 PM
The NFL, more accurately the NFLSHOP.com will take notice, in the same way the NFL took notice with the Texans Grill... #FACT!

You don't say!

I didn't think they will notice a bunch of players showing up at the hotel wearing them jackets. Just highschool kids showing off ya' know

:lol:

thunderkyss
12-07-2012, 07:00 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9i8A18CAAEnwhE.jpg:large

He looks like something straight out of the '50s.

amazing80
12-07-2012, 07:39 PM
I want one of those BAD

rush2112mn
12-07-2012, 08:13 PM
I like that idea......I know some of the players are going to like wearing the jacket more than a suit on the plane.......

EVOLVIST
12-07-2012, 08:41 PM
He looks like something straight out of the '50s.

How about this, bro? JJ Watt, 1952

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/EVOLVIST/JJWaTT.jpg

Texan_Bill
12-07-2012, 08:44 PM
You don't say!

I didn't think they will notice a bunch of players showing up at the hotel wearing them jackets. Just highschool kids showing off ya' know

:lol:

Freakin' opportunists!!! :whip:

Texan_Bill
12-07-2012, 08:45 PM
He looks like something straight out of the '50s.

And????

JimBaker488
12-07-2012, 08:54 PM
This is high schoolish and these guys are in the NFL ? Many of them must feel uncomfortable with this stunt ?

Scooter
12-07-2012, 08:57 PM
i'm ron burgandy?

Texan_Bill
12-07-2012, 09:01 PM
This is high schoolish and these guys are in the NFL ? Many of them must feel uncomfortable with this stunt ?

I knew "that guy" would eventually show up.....

Thanks for being the sacrificial lamb!!! Please be proud of yourself for such an asinine comment!!


Thanks for playing.

Lurvinator11
12-07-2012, 09:05 PM
This is high schoolish and these guys are in the NFL ? Many of them must feel uncomfortable with this stunt ?

Nah, they had to get the whole team to say yes to this, so they could pay for them.

They all like them, and the fact that they get to wear them on the plane to NE.

Texan_Bill
12-07-2012, 09:05 PM
This is high schoolish and these guys are in the NFL ? Many of them must feel uncomfortable with this stunt ?

Yeah, like JJ Watt? Like Anotnio Smith? Like many others? What a dumbass comment to make!

I'm pretty sure you are in the minority!!!

Beer and Metal
12-07-2012, 09:06 PM
This is high schoolish and these guys are in the NFL ? Many of them must feel uncomfortable with this stunt ?

No more than Tammy Faye in the witness stand.

thunderkyss
12-07-2012, 09:14 PM
And????

And that's cool. When men were men.

Texan_Bill
12-07-2012, 09:22 PM
And that's cool. When men were men.

Right on!!!

Hervoyel
12-07-2012, 09:22 PM
i want one!

Oddly enough I don't want one. I read the story on houstontexans.com and they seemed to genuinely want these to be something special for the team. I think I'd feel a little odd wearing one. Like I was crossing some kind of line that I get the feeling deserves to be respected.

Plus what do you put on the sleeve? Some number you pull out of your fourth point of contact with "FAN" underneath it? I love the team, enjoy supporting them but I'm not on the team. A jersey is one thing but this is theirs. I think it should stay that way.

utahmark
12-07-2012, 09:26 PM
Oddly enough I don't want one. I read the story on houstontexans.com and they seemed to genuinely want these to be something special for the team. I think I'd feel a little odd wearing one. Like I was crossing some kind of line that I get the feeling deserves to be respected.

Plus what do you put on the sleeve? Some number you pull out of your fourth point of contact with "FAN" underneath it? I love the team, enjoy supporting them but I'm not on the team. A jersey is one thing but this is theirs. I think it should stay that way.

I agree with this.... But damn that's a cool ass jacket.

Texan_Bill
12-07-2012, 09:30 PM
Oddly enough I don't want one. I read the story on houstontexans.com and they seemed to genuinely want these to be something special for the team. I think I'd feel a little odd wearing one. Like I was crossing some kind of line that I get the feeling deserves to be respected.

Plus what do you put on the sleeve? Some number you pull out of your fourth point of contact with "FAN" underneath it? I love the team, enjoy supporting them but I'm not on the team. A jersey is one thing but this is theirs. I think it should stay that way.

I would have #00 / TB


That said, I go back to what I said earlier... The NFL errrrrr, the NFLSHOP.com is all over this... Major boon because you know brother, at the end of the day, it's all about the almighty $$$$$$$$

Scooter
12-07-2012, 09:42 PM
Oddly enough I don't want one. I read the story on houstontexans.com and they seemed to genuinely want these to be something special for the team. I think I'd feel a little odd wearing one. Like I was crossing some kind of line that I get the feeling deserves to be respected.

Plus what do you put on the sleeve? Some number you pull out of your fourth point of contact with "FAN" underneath it?

i can certainly appreciate them wanting to keep it within the team, since it's something new and original to the team ... it would be pretty cool if it remained a texans' players exclusive both as the only team and only custom for players themselves. that doesnt change the fact that i think it's awesome and i'd wear one if i could lol.

as for what to put on it, anything. favorite player's number, a 10 year patch, 11 div champ, hopefully a lombardi award etc etc.

thunderkyss
12-07-2012, 10:10 PM
I'd like to get one with a Grid-Iron Patch.


00
GI

Hervoyel
12-07-2012, 10:10 PM
Well, I could see a similar but not the same fan version of that and it wouldn't cross the line in my eyes. If I went after trying to make one I'd follow the general idea but steer clear of an exact copy of what they did. I mean, there's Battle Red and Liberty White still available as a dominant color.

EllisUnit
12-07-2012, 10:16 PM
Oddly enough I don't want one. I read the story on houstontexans.com and they seemed to genuinely want these to be something special for the team. I think I'd feel a little odd wearing one. Like I was crossing some kind of line that I get the feeling deserves to be respected.

Plus what do you put on the sleeve? Some number you pull out of your fourth point of contact with "FAN" underneath it? I love the team, enjoy supporting them but I'm not on the team. A jersey is one thing but this is theirs. I think it should stay that way.

I agree with this. I think this should just be a team thing, patches for accomplishments and stuff, but not a fan base thing.

thunderkyss
12-07-2012, 10:20 PM
I agree with this. I think this should just be a team thing, patches for accomplishments and stuff, but not a fan base thing.

I seriously doubt they're going to take this that far.

imatexan
12-07-2012, 10:27 PM
This is also a fashion thing in my eyes, many players on the team are very fashionable individuals. Letterman style jackets are "in fashion" right now.

I mean looking at them posing, think its awesome though for both reasons.

Speedy
12-07-2012, 10:31 PM
Looks Texan worthy to me. I like it!

Rey
12-07-2012, 10:34 PM
I like it. Builds camaraderie among the players. Even if they don't stay texans or new guys come in, they will always have those memories from when they were here no matter how short or brief.

As much as this game is about the business, it's nice to see some guys who are enjoying the experience.

I like letterman style jackets and If it actually got colder in Houston I would get one without the patches.

MEGA SWATT
12-07-2012, 11:04 PM
Oddly enough I don't want one. I read the story on houstontexans.com and they seemed to genuinely want these to be something special for the team. I think I'd feel a little odd wearing one. Like I was crossing some kind of line that I get the feeling deserves to be respected.

Plus what do you put on the sleeve? Some number you pull out of your fourth point of contact with "FAN" underneath it? I love the team, enjoy supporting them but I'm not on the team. A jersey is one thing but this is theirs. I think it should stay that way.

I would not feel odd wearing it all - I would rock the heck out of one of those. We're talking about a letterman jacket here, not their boxers:gamer::ant::pop:

MistaRed
12-08-2012, 12:37 AM
I would gladly pay for one of these jackets. Want!

TexanSam
12-08-2012, 12:46 AM
If they think it works then good for them. It's pretty cheesy, IMO, but that doesn't mean it's a terrible idea. I think it's more of a camaraderie thing for the team than anything else. As a fan, I wouldn't be caught dead in a "letterman" jacket for a pro team. That's reserved for high school for me, but if it helps the Texans players to wear them by all means go for it.

sbalderrama
12-08-2012, 01:04 AM
This is high schoolish and these guys are in the NFL ? Many of them must feel uncomfortable with this stunt ?

Obviously you didn't actually read the article.

“I used to say before the season it feels like we’re on a college team,” Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin said. “Everybody gets along, we have so much fun. And this jacket, you feel like you’re on a high school team where it’s all about winning, it’s all about being around a group of guys. This jacket is just another symbol of that.

RCPM
12-08-2012, 03:05 AM
Letterman jackets are earned, not bought.

And I totally dig these jackets!

Texans_Chick
12-08-2012, 05:16 AM
Fun! With! Photoshop! /I am now dangerous because I can do bad stuff that takes about 5 minutes.

http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/files/2012/12/Connor-Barwin-Breakfast-Clu-e1354964070684.jpg

Rey
12-08-2012, 07:22 AM
If they think it works then good for them. It's pretty cheesy, IMO, but that doesn't mean it's a terrible idea. I think it's more of a camaraderie thing for the team than anything else. As a fan, I wouldn't be caught dead in a "letterman" jacket for a pro team. That's reserved for high school for me, but if it helps the Texans players to wear them by all means go for it.

My thoughts exactly...kind of cheesy, but if they like it, I love it.

JimBaker488
12-08-2012, 08:08 AM
A letterman, in U.S. sports, performing arts or academics, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity athletic team, marching band, or in other performance school-sponsored activities. The Varsity Letter represents the activities you did with varsity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_%28sports%29
What's next for my heroes, Mouseketeer Ears Hats ? Please don't do this to my
heroes, after all they are grown men. Please don't !

EllisUnit
12-08-2012, 08:51 AM
I seriously doubt they're going to take this that far.

They are the ones who said it....I could see this turning into a Texans traditiion. We do have all classy guys on the team, noones heads seem to be to big to do something like this. And if we start winning like the 2000 patriots i'm sure it wouldnt be hard to keep the tradition going with new incoming players.

Thorn
12-08-2012, 08:56 AM
If these things are going to be sold, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

SheTexan
12-08-2012, 09:12 AM
GOOOOOO GAWD ABOVE, give me a fan, turn down the AC, pour some ice on my head, SOMEThING!! SEXY, is all I gotta say!:heart:

I thought they looked SEXY in suits, but, DAMN, wish I could turn back time, take about 40+ years off my age, and not get caught stalking!!:)

Not ONCE did I think that those jackets were to immature or high school/college-ish. All I could think was GIMME ONE!!!! :smooch:

False Start
12-08-2012, 09:59 AM
A letterman, in U.S. sports, performing arts or academics, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity athletic team, marching band, or in other performance school-sponsored activities. The Varsity Letter represents the activities you did with varsity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_%28sports%29
What's next for my heroes, Mouseketeer Ears Hats ? Please don't do this to my
heroes, after all they are grown men. Please don't !

Dang man, live a little, enjoy life.

I think it's cool. If they bring the team closer together, who gives a crap what they do?

Speedy
12-08-2012, 10:05 AM
Dang man, live a little, enjoy life.

I think it's cool. If they bring the team closer together, who gives a crap what they do?

Right. I don't give a damn what they tweet, eat, drive, wear or any of that stuff. Win football games.

powerfuldragon
12-08-2012, 10:10 AM
i'd buy one.

ThaJokaa
12-08-2012, 11:45 AM
I seriously doubt they're going to take this that far.

They already did
Barwin said he hopes for the entire team to wear the jackets when they travel to New England on Sunday morning.

“We have a dress code,” Barwin said. “The idea is to wear them on the trip to New England -- everybody’s going to wear them on the plane, on the trip to New England, on the bus. (I’m) pushing for khaki pants, white shirt, blue tie, jacket, so it looks like we’re about to get on a yellow bus with shoulder pads in our hands.”

The jackets are predominantly Deep Steel Blue with the Texans’ logo over the left breast. On the right sleeve just above the elbow is each player’s number stacked on top of his position group – LB, DL, DB, WR, etc. – in white lettering with red outline. Barwin said the jackets will soon have patches on the left arm to commemorate the Texans’ 2011 AFC South title for players who were on the team last season. Captains also will get patches on the left sleeve.
The Texans will add more patches for any future division titles and conference and Super Bowl championships. The idea is to "kind of build a tradition the longer you’re here, the more patches you get on your jacket,” Barwin said.

A letterman, in U.S. sports, performing arts or academics, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity athletic team, marching band, or in other performance school-sponsored activities. The Varsity Letter represents the activities you did with varsity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_%28sports%29
What's next for my heroes, Mouseketeer Ears Hats ? Please don't do this to my
heroes, after all they are grown men. Please don't !

:vincepalm: Who gives a ****? If the team wanted to do it cool, they wanted to be diff and do something other teams dont. Are you throwing a ***** fit because you weren't good at anything to get one when you had the chance to? GTFOH with that ish..

Thorn
12-08-2012, 11:52 AM
A letterman, in U.S. sports, performing arts or academics, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity athletic team, marching band, or in other performance school-sponsored activities. The Varsity Letter represents the activities you did with varsity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_%28sports%29
What's next for my heroes, Mouseketeer Ears Hats ? Please don't do this to my
heroes, after all they are grown men. Please don't !

Really? Those jackets are cool as hell. I'd love it if the NFL would make 'em and sell 'em.

disaacks3
12-08-2012, 12:12 PM
I would have #00 / TB


That said, I go back to what I said earlier... The NFL errrrrr, the NFLSHOP.com is all over this... Major boon because you know brother, at the end of the day, it's all about the almighty $$$$$$$$

Not so much. Evidently the same folks that made our Traveling Texans shirts made these for the team. They've already stated " don't ask" about getting one for yourself. I'm OK with that despite the fact I think they're cool as hell.

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Lurvinator11
12-08-2012, 12:28 PM
A letterman, in U.S. sports, performing arts or academics, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity athletic team, marching band, or in other performance school-sponsored activities. The Varsity Letter represents the activities you did with varsity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_%28sports%29
What's next for my heroes, Mouseketeer Ears Hats ? Please don't do this to my
heroes, after all they are grown men. Please don't !

Dude get over it. This is something they wanted to do, it bonds the team. This doesn't mean they are going to get mouse hats or happy meal toys. Get over it.

TimeKiller
12-08-2012, 12:30 PM
A letterman, in U.S. sports, performing arts or academics, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity athletic team, marching band, or in other performance school-sponsored activities. The Varsity Letter represents the activities you did with varsity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_%28sports%29
What's next for my heroes, Mouseketeer Ears Hats ? Please don't do this to my
heroes, after all they are grown men. Please don't !

They are grown men with a sense of humor. Maybe you should try it?

76Texan
12-08-2012, 12:38 PM
This:

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQKnr7Zf2e90rbFndGLIY8nh2tdLuBmV 7gY9CK5r5gwWWPwX8Jf

or this:

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5iwTEF4FmvksGQy7DzdkmUK9UnuR2D NphvE8YcPN6cLMzZ5Qc

EllisUnit
12-08-2012, 12:41 PM
This:

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQKnr7Zf2e90rbFndGLIY8nh2tdLuBmV 7gY9CK5r5gwWWPwX8Jf

or this:

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5iwTEF4FmvksGQy7DzdkmUK9UnuR2D NphvE8YcPN6cLMzZ5Qc

i choose door #1 :)

Premier
12-08-2012, 01:57 PM
im sure if you tried hard enough you could make these yourselves, its a navy letterman jacket...

http://buildyourjacket.com/jacketBuilder#

+

http://www.image8.net/images/ilfullxful.jpg

Allstar
12-08-2012, 02:21 PM
I think it's kinda cheesy, but funny

thunderkyss
12-08-2012, 02:23 PM
They already did



Those are for team accomplishments. I thought he meant more for like individual accomplishments like they do in high-school.

The idea of an AFC Championship patch if you were on that team, that's cool.

I do hope they keep this up & it turns into something as special as I think this year's team is.

But I don't want to see them wearing them to "every game" being that it's usually warm down here is cool in that they'll only break them out for play-off games practically.

OzzO
12-08-2012, 02:56 PM
Wonder if they put their last name on the back with their nickname in the swoosh below?

NitroGSXR
12-08-2012, 03:00 PM
Not a fan. Just play football, fellas.

Tailgate
12-08-2012, 03:05 PM
Not a fan. Just play football, fellas.

A team that bonds tends to show it on the field.

ChampionTexan
12-08-2012, 03:06 PM
Wonder if they put their last name on the back with their nickname in the swoosh below?

They did not:
This jacket is just another symbol of that. There's no names on it. You just have your number, your position group and the Texans logo.

LINK (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000107397/article/houston-texans-bust-out-snazzy-letterman-jackets)

NitroGSXR
12-08-2012, 03:10 PM
A team that bonds tends to show it on the field.

I understand all of that but this isn't high school anymore. They're playing for millions. Just as long as they focus on the game.

Tailgate
12-08-2012, 03:12 PM
I understand all of that but this isn't high school anymore. They're playing for millions. Just as long as they focus on the game.

Its about winning.

NitroGSXR
12-08-2012, 03:17 PM
Its about winning.

And they can do whatever they want as long as they keep winning. Doesn't mean I'm going to like the Varsity Blues shtick.

Tailgate
12-08-2012, 03:20 PM
And they can do whatever they want as long as they keep winning. Doesn't mean I'm going to like the Varsity Blues shtick.

Fair enough.

Lucky
12-08-2012, 03:39 PM
Really? Those jackets are cool as hell. I'd love it if the NFL would make 'em and sell 'em.

Mitchell & Ness sell these (http:// http://www.mitchellandness.com/Products/Chicago-Bears-Competitor-Jacket---Traditional__6065-200-ACBEQF.aspx). Sadly, not with a Texans logo.

http:// http://www.mitchellandness.com//BVModules/SmartView/ZoomImageFramer.aspx?image=images/products/large/6065_200_acbeqf_1_l.jpg&stage=1

Hooston Texan
12-08-2012, 03:51 PM
I understand all of that but this isn't high school anymore. They're playing for millions. Just as long as they focus on the game.

I somehow doubt that any preparation time for the next game was lost in coming up with these jackets. As an employer, having your employees building camraderie in a positive fashion is a great, great thing. These guys aren't going to taking their eye off their goals just because somebody thinks they are the next great fashion designer.

And, yes, having professionals adopt the trappings of a high school team might be dorky. But I'll take dorky over, say, having our guys terrorizing the highways at 2:00am, killing their teammates and/or innocent bystanders in the process.

Hagar
12-08-2012, 04:16 PM
I'll say this; McNair is a hell of a business man. He pulled this one out the week before the most important game of the season. Pull out your credit card folks.

Wolf
12-08-2012, 04:20 PM
Nfl will and probably is ALL over this. Well I imagine he Texans have been working on his for a while through the league office. I expect this to be the next hottest thing when the league gets all its ducks in a row through every team. Course I could be wrong

Thorn
12-08-2012, 04:26 PM
Nfl will and probably is ALL over this. Well I imagine he Texans have been working on his for a while through the league office. I expect this to be the next hottest thing when the league gets all its ducks in a row through every team. Course I could be wrong

If this happens, I'm buying one, no doubt.

djohn2oo8
12-09-2012, 10:02 AM
http://instagram.com/p/TBYbktk9My/

Tailgate
12-09-2012, 10:04 AM
http://instagram.com/p/TBYbktk9My/

Had the same problem. Lol

Texans all have their jackets on boarding plane. Cool pics:

http://blog.houstontexans.com/


(No idea how to post instagram photos)

False Start
12-09-2012, 10:20 AM
http://i.imgur.com/OYIWx.jpg

ThaJokaa
12-09-2012, 11:04 AM
Andre DA GAWD

http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/1e08fa44421a11e2918122000a9f0a12_7.jpg

drs23
12-09-2012, 11:14 AM
GOOOOOO GAWD ABOVE, give me a fan, turn down the AC, pour some ice on my head, SOMEThING!! SEXY, is all I gotta say!:heart:

I thought they looked SEXY in suits, but, DAMN, wish I could turn back time, take about 40+ years off my age, and not get caught stalking!!:)

Not ONCE did I think that those jackets were to immature or high school/college-ish. All I could think was GIMME ONE!!!! :smooch:

I turned all read just reading that Sandy. :hides:

BullNation4Life
12-09-2012, 09:06 PM
I understand all of that but this isn't high school anymore. They're playing for millions. Just as long as they focus on the game.

Ugh, you totally missed the point of the letter jackets.....

High school, College is at the purest of the game. You play to win, not for the millions of dollars. You play for the brother on your left and the brother on your right. That is what the jackets were about, a brotherhood, and kindred-ship among a team that wants to be know as a team that is one and on the same page of winning together...

come down off your high horse, the air is the same down here as it is up there...

BullNation4Life
12-09-2012, 09:08 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9i8A18CAAEnwhE.jpg:large

He looks like he should be driving one of these...

http://www.hurst-drivelines.com/wp-contehud/gallery/1967-1969-camaro-firebird-car-gallery/jamesbucks69camaro.jpg

BullNation4Life
12-09-2012, 09:09 PM
A letterman, in U.S. sports, performing arts or academics, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity athletic team, marching band, or in other performance school-sponsored activities. The Varsity Letter represents the activities you did with varsity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_%28sports%29
What's next for my heroes, Mouseketeer Ears Hats ? Please don't do this to my
heroes, after all they are grown men. Please don't !

*sniff*, *sniff*....

I smell something....troll-ish....

sbalderrama
12-09-2012, 11:02 PM
some people evidently have latent issues left over from high school.

Specnatz
12-09-2012, 11:40 PM
some people evidently have latent issues left over from high school.

I thought that. but ......

Beards ... done NHL
Go-tee ... Baseball
Shaved head .. Baseball and football
mohawks ... football

Letterman Jackets ... Texans

Tell me who wins on originality

:fans:.

qqert
12-10-2012, 05:21 AM
Mitchell & Ness sell these (http:// http://www.mitchellandness.com/Products/Chicago-Bears-Competitor-Jacket---Traditional__6065-200-ACBEQF.aspx). Sadly, not with a Texans logo.

http:// http://www.mitchellandness.com//BVModules/SmartView/ZoomImageFramer.aspx?image=images/products/large/6065_200_acbeqf_1_l.jpg&stage=1

bullshirts out of NW houston made these letterman jackets.

link < (http://www.click2houston.com/news/Texans-turning-heads-with-new-jackets/-/1735978/17711370/-/14afnh5/-/index.html)

BEAT THE PATS!

Esoom
12-10-2012, 10:11 AM
A letterman, in U.S. sports, performing arts or academics, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity athletic team, marching band, or in other performance school-sponsored activities. The Varsity Letter represents the activities you did with varsity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman_%28sports%29
What's next for my heroes, Mouseketeer Ears Hats ? Please don't do this to my
heroes, after all they are grown men. Please don't !

Sounds like someone never made Varsity. Also, as a side note, Varsity jackets are actually really popular right now, as far as men's fashion goes. Not just for high schoolers.

Double Barrel
12-10-2012, 10:18 AM
I think it's great. Builds camaraderie and reminds them that they are playing a GAME at the end of the day. They might get paid millions, but they are still playing a game. Have fun doing it.

TexansBull
12-10-2012, 10:19 AM
The Texans saw the show "Band of Brothers" and got motivated to do their own thing. This is either going to go down incredibly brilliant or go up in flames.

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HJam72
12-10-2012, 10:23 AM
He looks like he should be driving one of these...

http://www.hurst-drivelines.com/wp-contehud/gallery/1967-1969-camaro-firebird-car-gallery/jamesbucks69camaro.jpg

The question is whether he would fit into one of those. Seriously nice car, though.

Rufus Jarvis
12-10-2012, 01:08 PM
I think that they are sweet and I'd rock one myself if it were A.)Available and B.) If it was socially acceptable.

Friggin' Sweet I say...

NitroGSXR
12-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Ugh, you totally missed the point of the letter jackets.....

High school, College is at the purest of the game. You play to win, not for the millions of dollars. You play for the brother on your left and the brother on your right. That is what the jackets were about, a brotherhood, and kindred-ship among a team that wants to be know as a team that is one and on the same page of winning together...

come down off your high horse, the air is the same down here as it is up there...

No... I didn't miss the point of them. I'm just not crazy about them. I prefer it when they wear their Armani and Dolce gear.

:D

I don't want to come off my high horse, it'd be a long fall.

:polevault:

chicagotexan2
12-10-2012, 01:16 PM
He looks like he should be driving one of these...

http://www.hurst-drivelines.com/wp-contehud/gallery/1967-1969-camaro-firebird-car-gallery/jamesbucks69camaro.jpg

This reminds me of this.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_n9p5aj58lRU/R7tTOaLexsI/AAAAAAAAAIs/Ep6ehSF3RNE/s320/george_costanza009.gif

I love those jackets. I want one.

Dread-Head
12-10-2012, 01:16 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A9i8A18CAAEnwhE.jpg:large

(in best L'il John voice) WATT!....Okay!

badboy
12-10-2012, 02:34 PM
I was in and out of high school in two years and letter jackets were big in junior high. Jocks were a click that I got along with but did not hang with. Most were snobs and bullied others and those I usually would get into their faces which often proved dangerous... for me. Letter jackets were a symbol of that to me plus several girls let it be known they dated guys just to wear the jacket. Another turn off. I never wear anything or do something (hair, beards,'stache,etc) because another did it.

Having said that, these are just cool and I would wear one that identified me as a Texans fan. I don't want one that has a player's name or number.

EllisUnit
12-10-2012, 02:41 PM
http://instagram.com/houstontexans

Wont let me load the pics but shows a few of them in their jackets on the plane.

EllisUnit
12-10-2012, 02:50 PM
some people evidently have latent issues left over from high school.

Some people just werent good enough to earn a letterman jacket. Mine is hanging up would be odd to wear it out :kitten:

b0ng
12-10-2012, 02:59 PM
http://i.imgur.com/JPORq.jpg

Arian Foster hasn't taken a bad picture in 3 years.

EllisUnit
12-10-2012, 03:00 PM
http://i.imgur.com/JPORq.jpg

Arian Foster hasn't taken a bad picture in 3 years.

Damn it wouldnt let me load them, damn you bong :pop:

Exascor
12-10-2012, 03:12 PM
would love to see the back of the jackets...

HOU-TEX
12-10-2012, 03:41 PM
I reckon these jackets will be the root of many jabs and jokes if we lose by a good amount tonight.

RCPM
12-10-2012, 04:53 PM
Again, letterman Jackets are Earned not bought...

Double Barrel
12-10-2012, 04:53 PM
I was in and out of high school in two years and letter jackets were big in junior high. Jocks were a click that I got along with but did not hang with. Most were snobs and bullied others and those I usually would get into their faces which often proved dangerous... for me. Letter jackets were a symbol of that to me plus several girls let it be known they dated guys just to wear the jacket. Another turn off. I never wear anything or do something (hair, beards,'stache,etc) because another did it.

Having said that, these are just cool and I would wear one that identified me as a Texans fan. I don't want one that has a player's name or number.

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

At my HS, letterman jackets were available to anyone who lettered. Not only athletes, but band, choir, orchestra, drama, etc. There were qualifications to letter, but the jackets were not representative of one particular group.

I reckon these jackets will be the root of many jabs and jokes if we lose by a good amount tonight.

That thought crossed my mind, as well. Especially the fact that letterman jackets are usually associated with high school.

That said, I still think they are great and a good way to build unity among the team.

Again, letterman Jackets are Earned not bought...

All the players did make the team. :thinking:

RCPM
12-10-2012, 04:57 PM
"All the players did make the team".

I'm talking to those fans who want to buy one....

DX-TEX
12-10-2012, 05:01 PM
http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=%2FproductImages%2F_475000%2Fff_47536 6_xl.jpg&w=400

The wife got me this one two years ago for Christmas from the Wilsons Leather Outlet store for $55

Double Barrel
12-10-2012, 05:01 PM
"All the players did make the team".

I'm talking to those fans who want to buy one....

ah, I gotcha'. I think they are cool for the team, but I would not buy one as a fan.

I'm happy with my jersey and the other dozens of pieces of Texans gear, including two nice jackets with Texans logos on them.

The letterman jackets should stay special, especially as a symbol for that night they opened a can of whoopass on the Patriots. :fingergun:

http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=%2FproductImages%2F_475000%2Fff_47536 6_xl.jpg&w=400

The wife got me this one two years ago for Christmas from the Wilsons Leather Outlet store for $55

That's cool! Sort of like the letterman, but leather and it's own style. Very nice and great price!

PapaL
12-10-2012, 05:02 PM
Those are sharp.

DX-TEX
12-10-2012, 05:05 PM
That's cool! Sort of like the letterman, but leather and it's own style. Very nice and great price!

Its "pleather" not leather. The same stuff they use to make letterman jacket sleeves.

TexanSam
12-10-2012, 06:42 PM
"All the players did make the team".

I'm talking to those fans who want to buy one....

There would be no team without the fans their to support it. I have no problem if people want to buy one or not. McNair would be silly not to market these jackets either. It's a great business opportunity.

Mr. Texan
12-10-2012, 07:05 PM
Again, letterman Jackets are Earned not bought...

maybe in school but letterman style jackets are very popular in streetwear fashion.

http://www.loveandutility.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/crooksandcastles.jpg

TheIronDuke
12-10-2012, 09:13 PM
They earned their high school jackets tonight, looking like a high school team in NE.

MeLoveTexans
12-10-2012, 09:42 PM
We need a letterman jacket funeral pyre

Hagar
12-10-2012, 10:14 PM
We need a letterman jacket funeral pyre

Lets stack them up in the middle of the yellow lot and burn'em! Bonfire starts at dark 30.

JVL713
12-10-2012, 10:28 PM
We have lost every game we've had these damn lettermans get em out!!!!

BullNation4Life
12-10-2012, 10:31 PM
We have lost every game we've had these damn lettermans get em out!!!!

Is this sarcasm cause they just got the jackets before the NE game...

thunderkyss
12-10-2012, 10:55 PM
Is this sarcasm cause they just got the jackets before the NE game...

:wadepalm:

ReliantTexan
12-11-2012, 12:51 AM
Is it too uptight to think this was kind of unprofessional? It just shows a little lack of focus to me. You think the patriots, giants, niners, or any other team with superbowl aspirations are worried about coordinating team jackets when the playoffs are just over the hill? :roast:

Norg
12-11-2012, 12:59 AM
well time to burn the jackets in a mass barn fire .......

TheMatrix31
12-11-2012, 03:09 AM
Is it too uptight to think this was kind of unprofessional? It just shows a little lack of focus to me. You think the patriots, giants, niners, or any other team with superbowl aspirations are worried about coordinating team jackets when the playoffs are just over the hill? :roast:


Yes. You're overreacting. Teams have chemistry things they do. The jackets are an example. Better than some stupid chant like Who Dat or some stupid hand gesture things like the Milwaukee Brewers or Texas Rangers did a couple years ago.

Honoring Earl 34
12-11-2012, 07:58 AM
http://www.singers.com/group/images/The-Lettermen.jpg

HJam72
12-11-2012, 08:16 AM
http://www.singers.com/group/images/The-Lettermen.jpg

You know what's funny is those guys were probably all straight.

gtexan02
12-11-2012, 10:42 AM
Now we'll have to read "Texans Get Schooled" headlines for the next week

TexansBlood
12-11-2012, 10:46 AM
Now we'll have to read "Texans Get Schooled" headlines for the next week

Just saw that on ESPN and also "There is no shame in losing in Foxborough in December. Unless you lose like Houston did Monday"

htowntexans1985
12-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Im headed to kirby to start a bonfire. It must be done for the good of the team. :jogger:

SouthSideTexan
12-11-2012, 11:20 AM
Dump these stupid letterman jackets. Look and play like a professional, not some high school jack wads. This is an absolute embarrassment and we looked like a confused high school team that has no business on the same field as the Pats. These guys should be embarrassed and pissed off that they looked so bad. Stop saying "This is the most important game in franchise history", every game should be. Any elite team doesn't say crap like that. They get it done and let heir play and the score speak for itself. I don't believe this is a Super Bowl caliber team.

chicagotexan2
12-11-2012, 11:28 AM
Calm down people tge jackets aren't the reason this team got waxed. No diffrent than the bald heads are not the reason the Indy colts are winning. Play better than the opposition and you win. Play like krap against good teams and you get destroyed. That's what heppened. It's not the jackets. Calm yourselves.

ObsiWan
12-11-2012, 11:44 AM
http://images.footballfanatics.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=%2FproductImages%2F_475000%2Fff_47536 6_xl.jpg&w=400

The wife got me this one two years ago for Christmas from the Wilsons Leather Outlet store for $55

Man I hope they still sell these. I want one.
Despite what happened last night.

DX-TEX
12-11-2012, 11:48 AM
Calm down people tge jackets aren't the reason this team got waxed. No diffrent than the bald heads are not the reason the Indy colts are winning. Play better than the opposition and you win. Play like krap against good teams and you get destroyed. That's what heppened. It's not the jackets. Calm yourselves.

No the jackets represent where their focus was. Because it was not on the Patriots.

ObsiWan
12-11-2012, 11:49 AM
Yes. You're overreacting. Teams have chemistry things they do. The jackets are an example. Better than some stupid chant like Who Dat or some stupid hand gesture things like the Milwaukee Brewers or Texas Rangers did a couple years ago.

Or the rally cap phase some baseball teams employed a few years back.

Then there's the rally monkey thing
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"It only weird, if it doesn't work."

PapaL
12-11-2012, 11:51 AM
Now we'll have to read "Texans Get Schooled" headlines for the next week

Beats the Houston we have a problem headline.

gtexan02
12-11-2012, 11:53 AM
Beats the Houston we have a problem headline.

How about this one?

Grab The Bull By The Horns
The Patriots rustled up quite a few points against the Texans, just another show of strength by the baddest men to roam the range
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/1210/play_tomts_576.jpg

http://espn.go.com/espn/playbook/story/_/id/8734045/the-new-england-patriots-offense-historically-good-again

The1ApplePie
12-11-2012, 11:56 AM
No the jackets represent where their focus was. Because it was not on the Patriots.

The jackets are meaningless to the team and didn't have anything to do with focus.

The jackets do give fans and media something to latch on to and mock though. Breaking out high school jackets and saying that it is the biggest game in Texan's history, only to get stomped by cold-blooded professionals is simply not good for the team's image.

chicagotexan2
12-11-2012, 12:40 PM
No the jackets represent where their focus was. Because it was not on the Patriots.

Seriously? Cmon now. You think they were focused on clothes and not on playing football? You are wrong. They played like garbage. They were coached like garbage and the result was being thrown out of Boston like garbage.

ReliantTexan
12-11-2012, 03:13 PM
Yes. You're overreacting. Teams have chemistry things they do. The jackets are an example. Better than some stupid chant like Who Dat or some stupid hand gesture things like the Milwaukee Brewers or Texas Rangers did a couple years ago.Sorry, but I just don't think arriving at the stadium dressed like a JV team on MNF against Brady and Belichick was a good idea. And i'll also take the catch phrases and hand gestures over it any day.

Double Barrel
12-11-2012, 03:23 PM
How can the players ever look at those jackets now and not be reminded of the ass-whoopin the Patriots put on them?

Hervoyel
12-11-2012, 03:27 PM
How can the players ever look at those jackets now and not be reminded of the ass-whoopin the Patriots put on them?


That's a legitimate point. The first road trip they took with their new team-spirit-approved wardrobe ended in a Custer's Last Stand type massacre. Talk about ruining something before it even got started.

Honoring Earl 34
12-11-2012, 04:17 PM
How can the players ever look at those jackets now and not be reminded of the ass-whoopin the Patriots put on them?

Maybe the Patriots would like to hang one over their fireplace.

Rey
12-11-2012, 04:23 PM
How can the players ever look at those jackets now and not be reminded of the ass-whoopin the Patriots put on them?

I thought about that....

That was my initial though as well BUT, If I'm a player on that team I'd want to keep wearing them. Hard to explain, but it's about time they adopted an us against the world type of attitude and wearing those jackets again would show unity and defiance to losing...

If they take them off then that will make them look wishy washy and flimsy IMO.

Screw the perception...you though it was a good idea at first, don't lose faith...Keep doing what you're doing and prove people wrong.

Double Barrel
12-11-2012, 04:48 PM
I thought about that....

That was my initial though as well BUT, If I'm a player on that team I'd want to keep wearing them. Hard to explain, but it's about time they adopted an us against the world type of attitude and wearing those jackets again would show unity and defiance to losing...

If they take them off then that will make them look wishy washy and flimsy IMO.

Screw the perception...you though it was a good idea at first, don't lose faith...Keep doing what you're doing and prove people wrong.

Good point, man. Very good point. Use that ass whoopin as motivation over the next six games. NEVER FORGET GETTING YOUR BUTTS KICKED TWICE. The jackets could help keep that focus.

chicagotexan2
12-11-2012, 10:05 PM
How can the players ever look at those jackets now and not be reminded of the ass-whoopin the Patriots put on them?

I hope they throw them out because I want one. I also hope they trash the jet they flew on because I could use one if those too.

JCTexan
12-11-2012, 10:22 PM
Jerod Mayo says the Patriots won't follow suit.

"I don't think we'll get letterman jackets around here," Mayo said. "We're just trying to win games. I think that'll be the mindset around here for a long time."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000109815/article/jerod-mayo-no-letterman-jackets-in-patriots-future

MEGA SWATT
12-11-2012, 10:28 PM
Whatever - people love to hate on the Texans for being the feel good team on the rise only to crap it away and let people down. I say keep the stinking jackets and prove that you can have personality and still be a bad ass pro team. Keep the jackets as a reminder of how awful that loss felt and how you never want to feel like that again!

NitroGSXR
12-12-2012, 09:32 AM
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BullNation4Life
12-12-2012, 09:42 AM
I love how folks like to find something so mundane as Letterman jackets as a cause of a loss. Like the damn jackets had anything to do with players not being in the right positions and players not executing...No,no those damn jackets were the root of all this evil...

Hell people already laugh at the "Bulls on Parade" moniker so screw other people's perception. March to the beat of your own drum :ant: and F the World...

Texans got their asses handed to them by a 3 time Super Bowl Champ, period, end of discussion.

That game proved one thing, that one team knows they are good enough to win a Super Bowl and the other team only hopes to just get there... Until the Texans start playing with the SWAG the Patriots have every single week, their asses will keep getting handed to them by the elite...

HJam72
12-12-2012, 09:55 AM
I dunno. The fact these guys had their minds on letterman jackets the week before this game kinda tells me somethin'...

There's a thread around here somewhere stating that Cushing said the whole team seemed shell-shocked before the game the other night. They sure played like it, especially most of the secondary (and our backup right-side O-line, but they suck anyway).

BullNation4Life
12-12-2012, 10:05 AM
I dunno. The fact these guys had their minds on letterman jackets the week before this game kinda tells me somethin'...

There's a thread around here somewhere stating that Cushing said the whole team seemed shell-shocked before the game the other night. They sure played like it, especially most of the secondary (and our backup right-side O-line, but they suck anyway).

and this is what I was referencing.... you really think these guys only had one thing on their minds all week, a jacket? Really? REALLY? really? Really?

Not the fact they were going into a place where the home was 21-1 in the month of December, going against one of the most prolific passers the NFL has EVER seen, and a head coach, a noted genius and one of the best head coaches EVER in the NFL, that has been to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them..

No none of THAT crossed their minds all week, no it was those damn jackets...

:hankpalm: Ugh my head hurts...

HJam72
12-12-2012, 10:11 AM
and this is what I was referencing.... you really think these guys only had one thing on their minds all week, a jacket? Really? REALLY? really? Really?

Not the fact they were going into a place where the home was 21-1 in the month of December, going against one of the most prolific passers the NFL has EVER seen, and a head coach, a noted genius and one of the best head coaches EVER in the NFL, that has been to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them..

No none of THAT crossed their minds all week, no it was those damn jackets...

:hankpalm: Ugh my head hurts...

Don't get all upset. I know they didn't just think about jackets and Cody's show all week, but I'd rather they think about letterman jackets when we are about to play the Jaguars or something. It's just not a good sign. For what it's worth, I don't see that it would do them any good to get rid of them now. Matter of fact, I think Kubiak outta have the score of that game put on the back of them and make them wear them for a while. He could use one for himself too. Those guys were not ready for that Foxboro crowd or the swayed referees. You gotta know you're going into hostile territory and be mentally prepared for a battle.

chicagotexan2
12-12-2012, 10:11 AM
I love how folks like to find something so mundane as Letterman jackets as a cause of a loss. Like the damn jackets had anything to do with players not being in the right positions and players not executing...No,no those damn jackets were the root of all this evil...

Hell people already laugh at the "Bulls on Parade" moniker so screw other people's perception. March to the beat of your own drum and F the World...

Texans got their asses handed to them by a 3 time Super Bowl Champ, period, end of discussion.

That game proved one thing, that one team knows they are good enough to win a Super Bowl and the other team only hopes to just get there... Until the Texans start playing with the SWAG the Patriots have every single week, their asses will keep getting handed to them by the elite...

I'd rep you if I could.

This thread is making me miss the whiny 'Why don't we get any respect' thread.

Stop making a mountain out of a molehill.

http://www.idiomsbykids.com/taylor/mrtaylor/class20022003/idioms/idioms2003/Make%20A%20Mountain%20Out%20Of%20A%20Male%20Hill.j pg

Double Barrel
12-12-2012, 11:45 AM
and this is what I was referencing.... you really think these guys only had one thing on their minds all week, a jacket? Really? REALLY? really? Really?

I do not think the jackets themselves were any kind of distraction.

However, it is what those jackets represent. The whole "high school kids getting on a yellow bus" vibe is kinda' strange for a pro team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

Some of the players were saying last week that this was one of the biggest games in franchise history (including AJ).

They were geeked about this game and came out flat.

Meanwhile, the Patriots, a team with championship history, just saw it as another game on the schedule. They gave props to the Texans as being a good team, but they weren't amped up for it. They are used to "big games".

The difference is that the Patriots acted like they had been there before, while the Texans were acting like a bunch of school kids on a road trip to the 5A championship game in Odessa. That is what those jackets represent, the attitude of a team that was acting like it had never been there before.

And this is why I think the Texans are still growing into the role of being a top-level team. Everything this franchise does has been gradual steps. They learn from mistakes and mature with each step. It's why I do not think this year will be a Super Bowl trip, but I do think they are going in the right direction and will use games like Monday night to grow into a truly elite team.

It's not a bad thing. This franchise is still young. Growing pains and all that stuff. It's just something we need to understand as fans.

HJam72
12-12-2012, 12:24 PM
I do not think the jackets themselves were any kind of distraction.

However, it is what those jackets represent. The whole "high school kids getting on a yellow bus" vibe is kinda' strange for a pro team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

Some of the players were saying last week that this was one of the biggest games in franchise history (including AJ).

They were geeked about this game and came out flat.

Meanwhile, the Patriots, a team with championship history, just saw it as another game on the schedule. They gave props to the Texans as being a good team, but they weren't amped up for it. They are used to "big games".

The difference is that the Patriots acted like they had been there before, while the Texans were acting like a bunch of school kids on a road trip to the 5A championship game in Odessa. That is what those jackets represent, the attitude of a team that was acting like it had never been there before.

And this is why I think the Texans are still growing into the role of being a top-level team. Everything this franchise does has been gradual steps. They learn from mistakes and mature with each step. It's why I do not think this year will be a Super Bowl trip, but I do think they are going in the right direction and will use games like Monday night to grow into a truly elite team.

It's not a bad thing. This franchise is still young. Growing pains and all that stuff. It's just something we need to understand as fans.

What he said. Mostly. :kitten:

ReliantTexan
12-12-2012, 01:05 PM
and this is what I was referencing.... you really think these guys only had one thing on their minds all week, a jacket? Really? REALLY? really? Really?

.No one is saying that's all they had their minds on, or that it had anything to do with the result...:smiliepalm:

But it doesn't send the right message for the team to even have jackets on their minds heading into a game like this. Especially when you follow it up with that showing.

edit.

Double Barrel pretty much summed it up.

thunderkyss
12-12-2012, 08:01 PM
Idgits should learn to act like professionals.


Like a Super Bowl team.


Like they belong.


Not messing around with these sheninagins.


http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/80s/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.80s/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/51387.6a00d83451b05569e2012877618a81970c-800wi.jpg


GAWD......

TheDream34
12-12-2012, 10:04 PM
Every time I think of those jackets I think of the picture of Barwin posing in his jacket. I am seriously getting tired of this dude spending his week on "On the Nose" and doing other **** instead of trying to actually contribute to this team, something which he has not done all season long. We need to cut ties with this bum after the season.

chicagotexan2
12-12-2012, 10:59 PM
Every time I think of those jackets I think of the picture of Barwin posing in his jacket. I am seriously getting tired of this dude spending his week on "On the Nose" and doing other **** instead of trying to actually contribute to this team, something which he has not done all season long. We need to cut ties with this bum after the season.

He picked a bad season to suck. Somebody will pay him next season, I hope it isn't us.

Rey
12-13-2012, 07:43 AM
Idgits should learn to act like professionals.


Like a Super Bowl team.


Like they belong.


Not messing around with these sheninagins.


http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/80s/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.80s/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/51387.6a00d83451b05569e2012877618a81970c-800wi.jpg


GAWD......

I guess when you win it becomes iconic.

Funny thing is had the texans won everyone would be pumped about the lettermen jackets. Your probably have tons of fans going out and getting one to wear to the game this weekend.

I hope they keep wearing them.

That stuff doesn't negatively affect how you play football unless you start believing it does.

They didn't lose because if the jackets. They loss because they were unprepared and failed to make plays.

thunderkyss
12-13-2012, 07:55 AM
They didn't lose because if the jackets. They loss because they were unprepared and failed to make plays.

You'd have thought they would have had a plan for the Patriots' hurry up offense.... or sugar huddle or what ever you want to call it. You'd have thought they would have had "rules" for Welker & Hernandez... maybe even Woodhead.

But it looked like they didn't, like they treated them like any other players.

powda
12-13-2012, 08:04 AM
So tuesday, a cowboys fan at work sends me an email and says,"guess you see now how bad your team sucks when you play a contender. Yall need to burn those stupid jackets!"

My response was,"Your right, my team sucked this week,but at least our teammates didnt kill each other."

qqert
12-13-2012, 08:08 AM
=

:ahhaha::ahhaha::ahhaha:

love it!

i read somewhere it was appropriate the texans wore letterman jackets to NE, because brady took them to school! :spit::spit::spit:

TexanSam
12-13-2012, 08:10 AM
So tuesday, a cowboys fan at work sends me an email and says,"guess you see now how bad your team sucks when you play a contender. Yall need to burn those stupid jackets!"

My response was,"Your right, my team sucked this week,but at least our teammates didnt kill each other."

I think that should be off limits for trash talking...

powda
12-13-2012, 08:12 AM
I think that should be off limits for trash talking...

Maybe. I wasnt in the mood for bs and skipped the foreplay.

Señor Stan
12-13-2012, 08:17 AM
Every time I think of those jackets I think of the picture of Barwin posing in his jacket. I am seriously getting tired of this dude spending his week on "On the Nose" and doing other **** instead of trying to actually contribute to this team, something which he has not done all season long. We need to cut ties with this bum after the season.

You see the thing is that he's a hipster. It's SO cliche to put up big numbers in a contract year so Connor is going counter culture and stinking up the joint. He's earning cool points with his hipster buddies.

DX-TEX
12-13-2012, 10:31 AM
Every time I think of those jackets I think of the picture of Barwin posing in his jacket. I am seriously getting tired of this dude spending his week on "On the Nose" and doing other **** instead of trying to actually contribute to this team, something which he has not done all season long. We need to cut ties with this bum after the season.

I hope Wade or Gary, someone pulled Barwin and Cody to the side and told them to grow up. Comedy is good in small doses to help ease tension but those two keep taking it to stupid levels and make us look assinine.

Vinny
12-13-2012, 10:32 AM
I hope Wade or Gary, someone pulled Barwin and Cody to the side and told them to grow up. Comedy is good in small doses to help ease tension but those two keep taking it to stupid levels and make us look assinine.can you see Belichick letting his guys wear those on National TV?

drs23
12-13-2012, 04:32 PM
I do not think the jackets themselves were any kind of distraction.

However, it is what those jackets represent. The whole "high school kids getting on a yellow bus" vibe is kinda' strange for a pro team that has Super Bowl aspirations.

Some of the players were saying last week that this was one of the biggest games in franchise history (including AJ).

They were geeked about this game and came out flat.

Meanwhile, the Patriots, a team with championship history, just saw it as another game on the schedule. They gave props to the Texans as being a good team, but they weren't amped up for it. They are used to "big games".

The difference is that the Patriots acted like they had been there before, while the Texans were acting like a bunch of school kids on a road trip to the 5A championship game in Odessa. That is what those jackets represent, the attitude of a team that was acting like it had never been there before.

And this is why I think the Texans are still growing into the role of being a top-level team. Everything this franchise does has been gradual steps. They learn from mistakes and mature with each step. It's why I do not think this year will be a Super Bowl trip, but I do think they are going in the right direction and will use games like Monday night to grow into a truly elite team.

It's not a bad thing. This franchise is still young. Growing pains and all that stuff. It's just something we need to understand as fans.

:goodpost:

rep if I could

NitroGSXR
12-13-2012, 04:36 PM
can you see Belichick letting his guys wear those on National TV?

*rimshot*

Rey
12-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Well I watched some newspiece last night and I can't remember which Texans it was but they said they are putting the Jackets up for now...

Well that was short lived.

Vinny
12-14-2012, 01:48 PM
Well I watched some newspiece last night and I can't remember which Texans it was but they said they are putting the Jackets up for now...

Well that was short lived.and embarrassing.

TheIronDuke
12-14-2012, 02:04 PM
Kevin Walter was on 790 this morning and confirmed that they won't be wearing those jackets again, unless it's to New Orleans maybe.

Cute idea by Barwin though, might want to come up with a fancy way of getting to the QB instead.

Tailgate
12-14-2012, 02:05 PM
A complete embarrasing performance in the big game where you unveil them will do that.

Hervoyel
12-14-2012, 02:06 PM
and embarrassing.

Yeah, didn't turn out like they'd hoped. In a general sense I kind of like the idea but I don't think they should have made that big a deal about it. Not until they had something to put on them other than their position and number.

I don't want to see those jackets again until they each have a Super Bowl patch on them with the words "World Champions" underneath it.

Then all is forgiven and everything's just fine.

ChampionTexan
12-14-2012, 02:09 PM
Kevin Walter was on 790 this morning and confirmed that they won't be wearing those jackets again, unless it's to New Orleans maybe.

Cute idea by Barwin though, might want to come up with a fancy way of getting to the QB instead.

Let the credit/blame be placed in the right place - it was actually Cody's idea.

ubecool454
12-14-2012, 02:10 PM
Wasn't this Mr. McNairs idea? The man is a billionaire-----great idea..haha

TheIronDuke
12-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Let the credit/blame be placed in the right place - it was actually Cody's idea.

OK, well Walter said it was Cody's and Barwin's idea but I just want to blame Barwin because he's sucking so bad this year.

Mr teX
12-14-2012, 02:12 PM
Yeah the patriots beat the brakes off of us like they were playing a high school varsity team....burn them ****s..

ChampionTexan
12-14-2012, 02:13 PM
OK, well Walter said it was Cody's and Barwin's idea but I just want to blame Barwin because he's sucking so bad this year.

Just go ahead and blame Tate and be done with it.

TexanSam
12-14-2012, 02:16 PM
Auction them off.

houstonspartan
12-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Wasn't this Mr. McNairs idea? The man is a billionaire-----great idea..haha

The jackets were sleek-looking, and probably very expensive, but kind of high-school-ish, IMO. I'm glad they're no longer wearing them.

The one thing I like about McNair is that he will buy his team whatever it needs. I'm betting he spent a pretty penny on those jackets. Too bad his team then went out and screwed up.

ChampionTexan
12-14-2012, 02:24 PM
The jackets were sleek-looking, and probably very expensive, but kind of high-school-ish, IMO. I'm glad they're no longer wearing them.

The one thing I like about McNair is that he will buy his team whatever it needs. I'm betting he spent a pretty penny on those jackets. Too bad his team then went out and screwed up.

It was an effort at motivating themselves and teambuilding that at best didn't have the hoped for short-term impact, and at worst ended badly.

Pro athletes do all sorts of weird/funny/stupid things to motivate themselves and build chemistry. Unfortunately -given the way things went - this one was more high-profile than most. I'm simply not gonna get too down on these guys for consciously trying to do something to give themselves and edge - even if it wasn't all that effective.

houstonspartan
12-14-2012, 02:30 PM
It was an effort at motivating themselves and teambuilding that at best didn't have the hoped for short-term impact, and at worst ended badly.

Pro athletes do all sorts of weird/funny/stupid things to motivate themselves and build chemistry. Unfortunately -given the way things went - this one was more high-profile than most. I'm simply not gonna get too down on these guys for consciously trying to do something to give themselves and edge - even if it wasn't all that effective.

I agree. I'm all for team-building and camaraderie; I was just commenting about how un-professional the jackets looked, and about how it's likely McNair shelled out some serious cash. I'd be shocked if those jackets ran for less than $1000 a pop.

HJam72
12-15-2012, 10:50 AM
They should keep wearing the jackets. Just worry about the next great idea during the preseason or something.

gtexan02
12-31-2012, 09:30 PM
Pre jackets 11-1
Post jackets 1-3

Burn them.

TexansBull
01-07-2013, 09:03 PM
so...do you think the team is going to wear them this week?

:stirpot:

Tailgate
01-07-2013, 09:05 PM
so...do you think the team is going to wear them this week?

:stirpot:

Yeah right! That would be embarrassing. They probably all just got tattoos on thier arms of their chicks wearing them instead.

CloakNNNdagger
01-07-2013, 09:27 PM
From MSU MB (http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/NFL-letterman-jackets-are-stupid-14884769/1):

NFL letterman jackets are stupid
and are stupider the more they look like actual letterman jackets.

Why? Because pros are not jocks. They're hired mercenaries paid millions to bash in the face of the tattooed neanderthal across the line. They don't play for alma matter. They don't play for tradition. They don't play to join the long line of greats before them. They don't play for their sweetheart. And most of all they don't play for the name on the front of the jersey...they play for money. :backsout:

Texan_Bill
01-07-2013, 09:34 PM
From MSU MB (http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/NFL-letterman-jackets-are-stupid-14884769/1):

:backsout:



and are stupider the more they look like actual letterman jackets.


And now we know why MSU is NOT considered an educational juggernaut... "Stupider"???? Really???

ArlingtonTexan
01-07-2013, 09:35 PM
And I still like them. :toropalm:

MEGA SWATT
01-08-2013, 10:47 AM
And I still like them. :toropalm:

I really like them still. However, I do NOT want them to ever wear them on road games. Also, if it's cold on Kirby drive, I don't mind them leaving the jacket in their car......just saying.

I would rock one of those jackets though:whip:

Here's a thought - auction off the jackets, signed by each player and then they can donate the funds to a charity.

Señor Stan
01-08-2013, 10:56 AM
NFL letterman jackets are stupid
and are stupider the more they look like actual letterman jackets.

Why? Because pros are not jocks. They're hired mercenaries paid millions to bash in the face of the tattooed neanderthal across the line. They don't play for alma matter. They don't play for tradition. They don't play to join the long line of greats before them. They don't play for their sweetheart. And most of all they don't play for the name on the front of the jersey...they play for money.

Yes, but think about who came up with the idea. Connor Barwin. The dude has disappeared in his contract year. Playing for money is anti-hipster.

CloakNNNdagger
01-08-2013, 03:04 PM
Yes, but think about who came up with the idea. Connor Barwin. The dude has disappeared in his contract year. Playing for money is anti-hipster.

That's why he will play for LESS MONEY next year.:chef:

Double Barrel
01-08-2013, 03:09 PM
From MSU MB (http://michiganstate.247sports.com/Board/93/NFL-letterman-jackets-are-stupid-14884769/1):

NFL letterman jackets are stupid
and are stupider the more they look like actual letterman jackets.

Why? Because pros are not jocks. They're hired mercenaries paid millions to bash in the face of the tattooed neanderthal across the line. They don't play for alma matter. They don't play for tradition. They don't play to join the long line of greats before them. They don't play for their sweetheart. And most of all they don't play for the name on the front of the jersey...they play for money. :backsout::backsout:

It sounds like a bitter P.E. jock who never earned a letterman jacket.

Tailgate
01-08-2013, 03:44 PM
Just heard Barwin on NFL live says he is still rocking his and will wear to NE again. Says it cold up there.

Playoffs
01-08-2013, 03:56 PM
Jackets don't ball.

JCTexan
01-08-2013, 04:01 PM
Just heard Barwin on NFL live says he is still rocking his and will wear to NE again. Says it cold up there.

Are you serious!!!!!! Why the hell hasn't he burned that thing?!?!?!? :bat:

Titans Sux 72
01-08-2013, 04:26 PM
Are you serious!!!!!! Why the hell hasn't he burned that thing?!?!?!? :bat:

Arrrgggggg!!! Damn those jackets!

Its the Jackets fault!!!!!!!

Cornball Texan Fan. :toropalm:

I love it.

Go Texans!

rush2112mn
01-08-2013, 05:20 PM
so...do you think the team is going to wear them this week?

:stirpot:
No....they will be wearing business suits......"Taking care of business".....Bachman Turner Overdrive......

ChampionTexan
01-08-2013, 05:24 PM
Are you serious!!!!!! Why the hell hasn't he burned that thing?!?!?!? :bat:

If you burn the Letter Jackets, then the Letter Jackets win.

Jules Winnfield
01-08-2013, 05:53 PM
can somebody explain to me how a middle of the season out of division game was labeled as the biggest in franchise history?


That was really pathetic and im interested as to who was the culprit behind that reasoning.

infantrycak
01-08-2013, 06:05 PM
can somebody explain to me how a middle of the season out of division game was labeled as the biggest in franchise history?


That was really pathetic and im interested as to who was the culprit behind that reasoning.

You seriously don't know it was AJ?

Jules Winnfield
01-08-2013, 06:11 PM
You seriously don't know it was AJ?

i heard aj say it when he was being interviewed in his locker, was that the only time it was referenced?

i kinda thought that was the mentality going around. I kept hearing it and reading it everywhere.

was aj the sole source for that comment and line of thinking?

infantrycak
01-08-2013, 06:17 PM
i heard aj say it when he was being interviewed in his locker, was that the only time it was referenced?

i kinda thought that was the mentality going around. I kept hearing it and reading it everywhere.

was aj the sole source for that comment and line of thinking?

My understanding is he said it. It then got reported and then reporters started sticking their mikes in front of every Texans they could to ask them about it. I heard several of them defer the question or refer to the playoff games last year.

powda
01-08-2013, 06:20 PM
So if they lose this week are they going to add 2 "one and done" patches?

ThaShark316
01-08-2013, 06:41 PM
So if they lose this week are they going to add 2 "one and done" patches?

The definition of "one-and-done" should be taught more....

powda
01-08-2013, 06:45 PM
1 win. Not 1 game in the playoffs.

Señor Stan
01-08-2013, 06:46 PM
So if they lose this week are they going to add 2 "one and done" patches?

One and done means losing your 1st game in the playoffs...

See: Falcons, Atlanta.

If Drayton McClane was in charge he make wild card champion patches.

dc_txtech
01-08-2013, 07:01 PM
1 win. Not 1 game in the playoffs.

That's not what 1 and done means.

ThaShark316
01-08-2013, 07:08 PM
1 win. Not 1 game in the playoffs.

Wonder what they call it in college basketball...."none-and-done" for a freshman that leaves after ONE season? http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5719/xzbitlol.png

ObsiWan
01-08-2013, 07:12 PM
1 win. Not 1 game in the playoffs.
One & done == one playoff game appearance that the team loses.

TexansBull
01-08-2013, 07:14 PM
Just heard Barwin on NFL live says he is still rocking his and will wear to NE again. Says it cold up there.

I would expect nothing less from him...

Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express

Señor Stan
01-08-2013, 07:22 PM
One & done == one playoff game appearance that the team loses.

Used properly...

The Dallas Cowboys were one and done after Tony Romo comically botched the snap on what would have been a game winning field goal attempt against the Seattle Seahawks.

powda
01-08-2013, 07:36 PM
Fair enough. Thanks 4 the clarification. So 2 and done patches would be appropriate then? (Not that i've ever heard that term.)...how bout "2 and through?"

I'd actually be thrilled with an Afc championship game loss...i'd be down with a patch 4 that. Anything less would be a disappointment. Go ravens.

Texan_Bill
01-08-2013, 07:41 PM
So if they lose this week are they going to add 2 "one and done" patches?

Technically, they're not 2x's "one and done".... It's 2x's 2 and done.


C'mon Texans fans.... We're better than that. One and done means one playoff appearance and done. Thanks to the BenGals, we've made it to a second playoff game each of the last two seasons.

:kitten:

powda
01-08-2013, 07:52 PM
Technically, they're not 2x's "one and done".... It's 2x's 2 and done.


C'mon Texans fans.... We're better than that. One and done means one playoff appearance and done. Thanks to the BenGals, we've made it to a second playoff game each of the last two seasons.

:kitten:

Sorry. I thought 1 and done meant perpetual playoff appearences in which a team can never win more then 1 game/ series...my mistake but it does make rational sense. I guess no one likes "2 and through?"

MEGA SWATT
01-08-2013, 11:21 PM
Sorry. I thought 1 and done meant perpetual playoff appearences in which a team can never win more then 1 game/ series...my mistake but it does make rational sense. I guess no one likes "2 and through?"

good one

MEGA SWATT
01-08-2013, 11:22 PM
no more letterman jackets please.

DX-TEX
01-08-2013, 11:25 PM
no more letterman jackets please.

Connor said on ESPN today he is wearing his this weekend.

MEGA SWATT
01-08-2013, 11:26 PM
Connor said on ESPN today he is wearing his this weekend.
God, we better win..............:swatter:

NitroGSXR
01-08-2013, 11:50 PM
Connor said on ESPN today he is wearing his this weekend.

I hope the Texans take notice, Private Pyle!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUylUsG-PKA

qqert
01-09-2013, 01:52 AM
barwin just isnt taking this seriously.
explains his lack of intensity on defense.

a pay cut would get it through his thick hair but it will be too late by then..

dc_txtech
01-09-2013, 09:21 AM
barwin just isnt taking this seriously.
explains his lack of intensity on defense.

a pay cut would get it through his thick hair but it will be too late by then..

I can't believe some of the crap I read on here sometimes.

Dread-Head
01-09-2013, 10:47 AM
Technically, they're not 2x's "one and done".... It's 2x's 2 and done.


C'mon Texans fans.... We're better than that. One and done means one playoff appearance and done. Thanks to the BenGals, we've made it to a second playoff game each of the last two seasons.

:kitten:


"Howard Johnson is right!" Okay Bill has a point on this one and truthfully we don't have Jacoby Jones' 3itch a$$ to GIVE this one away. Unfortunately...the Pats QB is Thomasina Brady and not Joe Flacco.

Surreal McCoy
01-09-2013, 10:50 AM
I can't believe some of the crap I read on here sometimes.

Anyone who believes a letter jacket can influence the result of a game probably didn't get one in high school.:spin:

CloakNNNdagger
01-09-2013, 11:55 AM
I think this "letterman jacket thing" is much like the beer commercials we have been seeing during football games..........."It's only weird if it doesn't work"........and it didn't.........last time........