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badboy
12-14-2012, 08:30 AM
Danieal Manning @ManningUp38
97.9 the box is right about the fair weather Texans Fans. Ride with ur team. We r Texans.
about 1 hour ago

Then: Danieal Manning @ManningUp38
Fair weather fans. It's cool if u don't like me or other players but don't hate or your Home Team. In many ways we rep. All you Texans
about 1 hour ago

GP
12-14-2012, 08:32 AM
Aw geez...the old "fair weather fans" gimmick.

Well, I guess that'll just about do it. If that's the mindset of our "pros" then there's definitely fire where there's smoke.

Nothing like a preemptive twitter strike just before the regime falls.

Exascor
12-14-2012, 08:33 AM
Danieal Manning @ManningUp38
97.9 the box is right about the fair weather Texans Fans. Ride with ur team. We r Texans.
about 1 hour ago

Then: Danieal Manning @ManningUp38
Fair weather fans. It's cool if u don't like me or other players but don't hate or your Home Team. In many ways we rep. All you Texans
about 1 hour agoBefore this gets blown WAY out of whack...what was he responding to? Idiot tweets after the Texans lost? Maybe he shouldn't reply at all but nothing he said is wrong.

2012Champs
12-14-2012, 08:36 AM
He is right but Im sure the Texans wont like his actions

thunderkyss
12-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Aw geez...the old "fair weather fans" gimmick.

Well, I guess that'll just about do it. If that's the mindset of our "pros" then there's definitely fire where there's smoke.

Nothing like a preemptive twitter strike just before the regime falls.

That's the way I'd handle it. With a tweet.

It's been mentioned before, no one who participates on this board qualifies as a "fair weather fan"

It's not possible.

If you (& I'm not speaking of you in particular GP) don't like this kind of talk from the players... fine. Nothing wrong with voicing your opinion.

But please, please, please, don't take this personal, because he's not talking about anyone who regularly participates on this board....... win or lose.

GP
12-14-2012, 08:38 AM
Before this gets blown WAY out of whack...what was he responding to? Idiot tweets after the Texans lost? Maybe he shouldn't reply at all but nothing he said is wrong.

Never a good idea for a player to make broad generalizations.

Ever.

All he had to do was say something like "Our fans are the best. Thank you for cheering us in our 11 wins and thank you for standing by us in our 2 losses."

Instead, he goes the ill-advised "Hey all you fair weathered fans out there!..." route. Dumb.

I don't care because I know he's not talking to me. But still, it's just bad form. This is why teams don't like social media. Yeah, it's good in some forms, and other times it's a hindrance to brand growth and expansion.

He needs to get back to being a ball hawk and stop trying to act like Bernard Pollard. IMO. Go make some plays on passes, not just playing the run or the big hit on every pass play.

Exascor
12-14-2012, 08:44 AM
Never a good idea for a player to make broad generalizations.
<....> This is why teams don't like social media. Yeah, it's good in some forms, and other times it's a hindrance to brand growth and expansion. He probably shouldn't have replied at all. I admit that. But...he's probably addressing SPECIFIC fans that tweet crap after losses. I seriously doubt he's calling ALL Texans fans "fair weather".

Meh - people will see what they want to see I guess.

badboy
12-14-2012, 08:47 AM
Before this gets blown WAY out of whack...what was he responding to? Idiot tweets after the Texans lost? Maybe he shouldn't reply at all but nothing he said is wrong.

From the first tweet he was evidently listening to radio progran on 97.9 the Box and responding to comments

HJam72
12-14-2012, 08:48 AM
What he ought to do is not go anywhere near Twitter after a loss like that, just like he shouldn't look at Texans forums. If he has to be on there to see comments from important people, then he should have some kind of separate account gets their tweets and not all the "fans" tweets. Like myself; I didn't call him out specifically, but I was ticked at the safeties and I don't think it would be real helpful for him to read my rants from the last 3 days. He better listen to his coach, though, LOL.

GP
12-14-2012, 08:50 AM
He probably shouldn't have replied at all. I admit that. But...he's probably addressing SPECIFIC fans that tweet crap after losses. I seriously doubt he's calling ALL Texans fans "fair weather".

Meh - people will see what they want to see I guess.

In terms of image, perception is reality. What is truth and what isn't is never the deal...if a person THINKS something is true (or false) then that's truth to that person until proven otherwise.

Using social media where the dialogue is really hard to control, you can't have a true conversation (to say "What did you mean by that?"), is where things get sticky in a hurry.

It's not a bid damn deal. But it is silly. He should know better than that, but then again communication skills are sometimes not in a person's skill set. To me, he comes off as being irritated that the team is receiving criticisms.

They won 11 freaking games. He should roll with it and ignore it. By validating the whiners, he's giving a piece of soul away to them. Which makes me have small doubts about our team's true mettle.

I hate anybody who uses "fair weathered fans" type of talk. It's childish.

cuppacoffee
12-14-2012, 08:53 AM
Stop tweeting and go study game film on Luck and the Colts.

:coffee:

TexanSam
12-14-2012, 08:53 AM
I clicked this thread thinking he was going to say something potentially explosive, like throwing a player or coach under the bus. This seems harmless. What's the issue with what he said?

Craig.
12-14-2012, 08:54 AM
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt224/supnick/original%20content/yawn2.gif

Rey
12-14-2012, 08:58 AM
How would you even know who a fair weather fan is?

I'm a fair weather fan of the Astros...I simply like to see them do well because they represent Houston, but when they suck I don't even think about them...I damn sure don't waste any time talking about them.

Seems like the term fairweather fan is used to describe people who call them team out after an ugly loss.

This isn't little league. The guys don't get gatorade and orange slices on the side line. People pay a lot of money and invest a lot of time and emotions into the teams they are fans of. Of course there is going to be some vitriol spewed after a loss like that.

Fair weather fans don't give a damn about you, so why the hell do you care about fair weather fans?

The only people that should be concerned about fair weather fans is the marketing department because when things go bad they stop showing any kind of support. They buy merchandise when you're good and ignore you when you're bad.

TexansBlood
12-14-2012, 08:58 AM
I guess he did not like the response of the fans after embarrasing themselves infront of the world "in the biggest game of Texans history".

WTF did he expect??

2012Champs
12-14-2012, 09:00 AM
Stop tweeting and go study game film on Luck and the Colts.

:coffee:



Yeah there is so much film on the guy he couldnt possibly have gone through it all

Rey
12-14-2012, 09:01 AM
Aw geez...the old "fair weather fans" gimmick.

Well, I guess that'll just about do it. If that's the mindset of our "pros" then there's definitely fire where there's smoke.

Nothing like a preemptive twitter strike just before the regime falls.

I hope they are just psyching themselves up into an everyone is against us mentality and the only people that believe in us are in this room kind of thing...

eriadoc
12-14-2012, 09:07 AM
People need to learn when to STFU. Sure, you can say whatever you want, but sometimes, you shouldn't. My wife still dislikes Matt Schaub just because of that idiotic comment he made about the fans a few years ago. I mean, she really dislikes him. I'm sure if she hears about this, I'll have to hear her rant about Manning, LOL.

El Tejano
12-14-2012, 09:08 AM
I don't know, but I saw tweets of a bunch of people in Boston hanging "The Texans are coming...The Texans are coming!!!" on Paul Revere's statue. Plus they had to take a beat down from Patriot fans and still repped. Those fans need to be recognized.

Hervoyel
12-14-2012, 09:09 AM
This shouldn't surprise anyone. They got their collective asses handed to them by the Patriots, they got their manhood questioned by their coach, and they're now trying to pull together and circle the wagons. It's all part of the "Us against those who are not with us" reflex that just about every NFL team seems to come up with when this series of events plays out.

Nothing to see here I think.

House of Pain
12-14-2012, 09:14 AM
Never a good idea for a player to make broad generalizations.

Ever.

All he had to do was say something like "Our fans are the best. Thank you for cheering us in our 11 wins and thank you for standing by us in our 2 losses."

Instead, he goes the ill-advised "Hey all you fair weathered fans out there!..." route. Dumb.

I don't care because I know he's not talking to me. But still, it's just bad form. This is why teams don't like social media. Yeah, it's good in some forms, and other times it's a hindrance to brand growth and expansion.

He needs to get back to being a ball hawk and stop trying to act like Bernard Pollard. IMO. Go make some plays on passes, not just playing the run or the big hit on every pass play.

I hate to break this to you, but I would imagine you are more articulate than most NFL players (and I would almost guarantee it, at least in print). The idea that a NFL player, outside a select few, would be much of a politician on twitter is comical. I love how you love to get upset over these things.

Carry on...

Mr teX
12-14-2012, 09:32 AM
Too many real fans of this team taking this personal. We all know who he's talking about. The closet titan/VY fanboys....the cow patties fans, the steelers fans... They haven't had much to cheer about lately so they jump on in with us real texans fans & act like they've been there all along just b/c they live in the city of houston. Of course those same chumps will hop off the bandwagon at the slightest bit of adversity....or if their real team starts winning again.


Fair weather fans have been a long held contention of mine in this city...which is why the sports culture here sucks compared to the rabidness of other cities and their teams.

Texan_Bill
12-14-2012, 09:33 AM
Meh... Much ado about nothing!

BigBull17
12-14-2012, 09:55 AM
Stop tweeting and go study game film on Luck and the Colts.

:coffee:

That's a dumb statement. A tweet takes 5 seconds to type. Highly doubt he missed any game film to say that...It is what it is. A lot of folks are killing a team that has 2 losses. Less losses than any other team not playing in Atlanta. Ugly losses but they all count the same. You also can't deny, they're tons of people who have never cheered the Texans till last year who are going out of their mind right now and are jumping off the band wagon.

HOU-TEX
12-14-2012, 10:11 AM
Meh... Much ado about nothing!

^^This

Surreal McCoy
12-14-2012, 10:12 AM
Danieal Manning @ManningUp38
97.9 the box is right about the fair weather Texans Fans. Ride with ur team. We r Texans.
about 1 hour ago

Then: Danieal Manning @ManningUp38
Fair weather fans. It's cool if u don't like me or other players but don't hate or your Home Team. In many ways we rep. All you Texans
about 1 hour ago

Shouldn't have tweeted that but he's absolutely 100% correct.

Corrosion
12-14-2012, 10:13 AM
Shut up and make a play ..... :cowboy1:

Double Barrel
12-14-2012, 10:26 AM
Shut up and make a play ..... :cowboy1:

yep. Why even waste time on "fairweather fans", however he wants to define them. I hope he's not talking about those doubting the team, because that doubt is a reflection of their ass whoopin'.

b0ng
12-14-2012, 10:50 AM
If you can't even see what he's responding to then I don't see how anybody is holier than thou enough to pass judgement on what a player tweets.

And some of you are acting like Houston isn't full of fairweather bandwagon jumping front running morons and you couldn't be more wrong.

thunderkyss
12-14-2012, 10:53 AM
People need to learn when to STFU. Sure, you can say whatever you want, but sometimes, you shouldn't. My wife still dislikes Matt Schaub just because of that idiotic comment he made about the fans a few years ago. I mean, she really dislikes him. I'm sure if she hears about this, I'll have to hear her rant about Manning, LOL.

My wife dislikes him because of that pass he tried to throw to Jacoby last year against the Raiders. She thinks he should have put his head down & run it in, or at the very least throw a pass that Jacoby had a shot to catch.

I told her Matt isn't that guy. Even though it only looked like 5 yards, Matt had no chance of running it in. Her answer is to get someone who can. It makes no sense to her to have a QB that can't run 5 yards when there's no one in front of him.

She hates Peyton Manning (because she loves the Texans) but every time he picks up a first down, picking up 6 to 10 yards she gives me the "SEE!!!..... SEE!!!" you'd think it wouldn't happen often & Peyton is as un athletic as you can imagine, but it happens more than you think.

Double Barrel
12-14-2012, 11:06 AM
If you can't even see what he's responding to then I don't see how anybody is holier than thou enough to pass judgement on what a player tweets.

And some of you are acting like Houston isn't full of fairweather bandwagon jumping front running morons and you couldn't be more wrong.

yeah, it's tough to decipher without context. I tried to look for 97.9 the box and see what they were specifically saying about fairweather fans. I found nothing, but my gut tells me it is those fans who are marginal fans at best and only when they are winning. Typical frontrunner stuff.

All cities have fairweather fans. Like Rey said up thread, I'm fairweather about the Astros. I could care less about baseball, but I'll get behind the hometown team when they are doing well.

So there will be those folks who feel the same about football. Frontrunners when they win, fall off the bandwagon when they lose.

And that describes none of us. I don't feel like he's talking about fans who live and breath Texans football but feel the pain of losing games. I've heard his radio show many times, and he respects the true hardcore fans, IMO.

b0ng
12-14-2012, 11:11 AM
yeah, it's tough to decipher without context. I tried to look for 97.9 the box and see what they were specifically saying about fairweather fans. I found nothing, but my gut tells me it is those fans who are marginal fans at best and only when they are winning. Typical frontrunner stuff.

All cities have fairweather fans. Like Rey said up thread, I'm fairweather about the Astros. I could care less about baseball, but I'll get behind the hometown team when they are doing well.

So there will be those folks who feel the same about football. Frontrunners when they win, fall off the bandwagon when they lose.

And that describes none of us. I don't feel like he's talking about fans who live and breath Texans football but feel the pain of losing games. I've heard his radio show many times, and he respects the true hardcore fans, IMO.

Not all cities are exactly like Houston in their bandwagonness. I'll just point out how much UH football was supported in Sumlin's last year vs this year, or Texans support any time before 2011 and after 2011 (except for 2002). There is an overwhelming population here, moreso than other cities, who will only root for the home team if they are winning (goes for any sport too), and will call themselves "diehard" at the same time.

I have no problem with any player on any professional team based in Houston pointing this out as it matches what I have seen. And you don't have to look far on the internet to find these people either, there might be a few here, but most of them reside over at that ****pile we like to call chron.com.

Jackie Chiles
12-14-2012, 11:18 AM
We certainly have our share of fair weather fans, not really concerned about them. I'm just praying we don't have fair weather football players.

Double Barrel
12-14-2012, 11:23 AM
Not all cities are exactly like Houston in their bandwagonness. I'll just point out how much UH football was supported in Sumlin's last year vs this year, or Texans support any time before 2011 and after 2011 (except for 2002). There is an overwhelming population here, moreso than other cities, who will only root for the home team if they are winning (goes for any sport too), and will call themselves "diehard" at the same time.

I have no problem with any player on any professional team based in Houston pointing this out as it matches what I have seen. And you don't have to look far on the internet to find these people either, there might be a few here, but most of them reside over at that ****pile we like to call chron.com.

yeah, I agree. I've lived in Houston my whole life and seen the ebb and flow of the fairweather crowd. I'm certainly not defending them, and I'm not at all upset about Manning's tweets.

The Patriots and Packers games certainly sucked, but c'mon, this is still an 11-2 team that has a ticket to the playoffs!! There is no better time to be a Houston Texans fan!

It's easy to spot the bandwagon fans. Just ask them about 2-14. None of them get it.

:texflag:

drs23
12-14-2012, 11:47 AM
Shut up and make a play ..... :cowboy1:

Has anyone stopped to think that perhaps, just maybe, his dinky still hurts? :user:

El Tejano
12-14-2012, 11:57 AM
My wife dislikes him because of that pass he tried to throw to Jacoby last year against the Raiders. She thinks he should have put his head down & run it in, or at the very least throw a pass that Jacoby had a shot to catch.

I told her Matt isn't that guy. Even though it only looked like 5 yards, Matt had no chance of running it in. Her answer is to get someone who can. It makes no sense to her to have a QB that can't run 5 yards when there's no one in front of him.

She hates Peyton Manning (because she loves the Texans) but every time he picks up a first down, picking up 6 to 10 yards she gives me the "SEE!!!..... SEE!!!" you'd think it wouldn't happen often & Peyton is as un athletic as you can imagine, but it happens more than you think.

Your wife and I share the same opinion of Schaub.

Dutchrudder
12-14-2012, 12:06 PM
Only a fairweather fan would be upset by this tweet.

ThaJokaa
12-14-2012, 01:29 PM
Only a fairweather fan would be upset by this tweet.

this, i wouldve called people out also

2012Champs
12-14-2012, 01:37 PM
Only a fairweather fan would be upset by this tweet.




This actually made me LOL in my office congrats

Porky
12-14-2012, 01:41 PM
My only problem is the guys listens to music that isn't I wouldn't force a dog to listen to. When he listens to real music, then we can talk.

GP
12-14-2012, 02:36 PM
Just ask them about 2-14. None of them get it.

:texflag:

This ^^^.

They think 2-14 is section 2, seat 14.

What I missed out on, in terms of being born in 1976, is the chance to have grown up with the Oilers from day 1. In a sense, that's a not a bad thing.

I am really stoked at the thought that when I'm 78, I can look back and say I was here when it began. I was a fan from the moment the team was born. I remember drafting David Carr, the first game win vs. Cowboys on national TV, the MW/RB/VY drama, the hiring of Kubiak, and hopefully the Super Bowl titleS.

qqert
12-14-2012, 02:38 PM
This ^^^.

They think 2-14 is section 2, seat 14.

dammit i thought it was feb. 14! :mariopalm:

Wolf
12-14-2012, 03:09 PM
Shut up and make a play ..... :cowboy1:

I think he forced a fumble that kj didn't quite jump on

:kitten:

I go with Bill. Much about nothing

JCTexan
12-14-2012, 03:40 PM
I think he forced a fumble that kj didn't quite jump on

:kitten:

I go with Bill. Much about nothing

Wasn't it Bradie James that forced that fumble?

chicagotexan2
12-14-2012, 03:42 PM
Meh... Much ado about nothing!

WRONG!!!

This coupled with the Letterman Jackets (according to some) which are the equivalent to the cursed tiki from the brady bunch spells our doom.

76Texan
12-14-2012, 03:50 PM
I think he forced a fumble that kj didn't quite jump on

:kitten:

I go with Bill. Much about nothing

I think it was Mitchell.

Wolf
12-14-2012, 03:53 PM
I think it was Mitchell.

Thanks I just remember the announcers and wasn't sure if they got it right

76Texan
12-14-2012, 03:59 PM
Thanks I just remember the announcers and wasn't sure if they got it right

I think that's his first ever.

Damn, wish KJ had secured that ball.

ThaJokaa
12-14-2012, 04:34 PM
I miss Cushing =(

Playoffs
12-15-2012, 10:26 AM
Manning is right.

Texans still have a vocal percentage of fair weather fans. No 12th man mentality, no "family" connection with their team. I was lucky enough to talk to a pair of Oiler greats recently. Dan Pastorini reminded me that not only was the Astrodome full for the team's return, he said the entire roadside from the airport to the 'dome was lined with cheering fans. Earl said, "All those people showed up for us. All those people they, you, had our back, man. And we lost. You remember what that was? 34 to 5 we lost that game. And all those people came out for us. Two times. That was really something."

Too many "Philly fan" types today, imo, and not enough...

http://www.fbcoverlover.com/covers/we-are-texans.jpg

76Texan
12-15-2012, 10:46 AM
Manning is right.

Texans still have a vocal percentage of fair weather fans. No 12th man mentality, no "family" connection with their team. I was lucky enough to talk to a pair of Oiler greats recently. Dan Pastorini reminded me that not only was the Astrodome full for the team's return, he said the entire roadside from the airport to the 'dome was lined with cheering fans. Earl said, "All those people showed up for us. All those people they, you, had our back, man. And we lost. You remember what that was? 34 to 5 we lost that game. And all those people came out for us. Two times. That was really something."

Too many "Philly fan" types today, imo, and not enough...

http://www.fbcoverlover.com/covers/we-are-texans.jpg
It took a while to get to that point, though.

Double Barrel
12-15-2012, 10:50 AM
It took a while to get to that point, though.

yep. My folks used to have Oilers season tickets before the Luv Ya Blue era. The Oilers stank during that period and they could not even give the tickets away.

Houston, like most cities, loves them some winners. All you have to do is look at the stands in cities with losing teams. NOBODY fills a stadium for a 2-14 team. NOBODY.

76Texan
12-15-2012, 10:54 AM
yep. My folks used to have Oilers season tickets before the Luv Ya Blue era. The Oilers stank during that period and they could not even give the tickets away.

Houston, like most cities, loves them some winners. All you have to do is look at the stands in cities with losing teams. NOBODY fills a stadium for a 2-14 team. NOBODY.

Didn't we use to have to worry about black-outs, too?

I seem to recall that.

Double Barrel
12-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Didn't we use to have to worry about black-outs, too?

I seem to recall that.

Yep. We worried about black outs until the team left. I remember being concerned during the run & shoot years because I bled columbia blue but was too poor to afford tickets.

Texans fans are spoiled by all the sold out games. I guess our 'fairweather fans' ain't so bad after all. (These are also the same fans that buy jerseys for guys like Manning, but I guess he'll take their money without pause.)

76Texan
12-15-2012, 11:06 AM
Yep. We worried about black outs until the team left. I remember being concerned during the run & shoot years because I bled columbia blue but was too poor to afford tickets.

Texans fans are spoiled by all the sold out games. I guess our 'fairweather fans' ain't so bad after all. (These are also the same fans that buy jerseys for guys like Manning, but I guess he'll take their money without pause.)

No, they aren't bad at all; they support the team heavily now.
And to me, that's good.

But often, when you have money, your time is thin due to different obligations or pleasures.

PapaL
12-15-2012, 11:12 AM
Never a good idea for a player to make broad generalizations.

Ever.

All he had to do was say something like "Our fans are the best. Thank you for cheering us in our 11 wins and thank you for standing by us in our 2 losses."

Instead, he goes the ill-advised "Hey all you fair weathered fans out there!..." route. Dumb.

I don't care because I know he's not talking to me. But still, it's just bad form. This is why teams don't like social media. Yeah, it's good in some forms, and other times it's a hindrance to brand growth and expansion.

He needs to get back to being a ball hawk and stop trying to act like Bernard Pollard. IMO. Go make some plays on passes, not just playing the run or the big hit on every pass play.


What's wrong with saying the truth? We've all thought and said it.

I'm so sick of the kinder gentler politically correct BS.

If "you" are walking out on "your" team after an ass whooping then guess what, "you" are a fair weather fan. Don't let the door hit ya where the Lord split ya.

We all survived 2-14 and we will survive this. No need to sugar coat it and give everyone a participation ribbon and orange slices.

GP
12-15-2012, 11:51 AM
Manning is right.

Texans still have a vocal percentage of fair weather fans. No 12th man mentality, no "family" connection with their team. I was lucky enough to talk to a pair of Oiler greats recently. Dan Pastorini reminded me that not only was the Astrodome full for the team's return, he said the entire roadside from the airport to the 'dome was lined with cheering fans. Earl said, "All those people showed up for us. All those people they, you, had our back, man. And we lost. You remember what that was? 34 to 5 we lost that game. And all those people came out for us. Two times. That was really something."

Too many "Philly fan" types today, imo, and not enough...

http://www.fbcoverlover.com/covers/we-are-texans.jpg

Show me ANY NFL team who has that sort of support in this day and age.

What you're describing is/was a cultural thing. Back then, sports meant something more than what it means today. Guys were playing often times more for pride than for financial glory. The sports marketing machine was born in the 1980s, the era of gluttony in our society--of binging on cocaine and thinking nothing of it, cash grab however you could get it, TV able to really bring games to a large audience via the first satellite "cable" programming systems, etc.

Prior to that? Yeah, it was a community thing. You didn't have the Internet to sit at, at home, and enjoy sports any hour of the day you wanted. You had to go get in your car and drive somewhere and stand somewhere, or sit in a barber shop or a bar and talk sports with people. You didn't have ANY team news or a glimpse at the players unless you read that ONE article the local sports guy published in the paper leading up to each week's game. You watched the game on TV, and that was it. No 3-hour long highlight shows on TV. No message boards to come to and talk about sports and put it under a microscope like we do here today.

So yeah, of course fans would mob a team--even in a bad LOSS--it's al you had back then. It was more pure, more organic than it is now.

In fact I'm glad you brought this up because I was wanting to start a thread about this very thing: How we've ruined the pureness of sports, specifically football. Back in my dad's days, you simply watched a game on TV and you might have read your local newspaper's recap of that game. Each game was something unique and special. Now we've got people who can tell you if your team even has a shot or not, and to a large degree it's affecting even the team's players. The wealth of information we are armed with is, maybe, ruining football for us.

As a fan, this past week, I've wondered what it would be like to have all this "stuff" stripped away.

False Start
12-15-2012, 04:34 PM
Not that big of a deal, IMO. :kitten:

ChampionTexan
12-15-2012, 06:19 PM
Not that big of a deal, IMO. :kitten:

Ya know, I haven't actually seen a single word about these tweets other than in this thread, so this is all apparently making a mole-hill out of absolutely flat terrain.

Houston_Fanatic
12-15-2012, 09:29 PM
Didn't we use to have to worry about black-outs, too?

I seem to recall that.

Yes, and I recall Mattress Mac buying large blocks of Oiler tickets to prevent blackouts and you could get the tickets by donating a sack of food to the local food bank. The fans benefited and so did the poor who depended on the food banks to feed their families.

Can you imagine being able to secure a ticket to the Texans for sack of non-perishable food?

:yikes:

MEGA SWATT
12-15-2012, 09:41 PM
People need to learn when to STFU. Sure, you can say whatever you want, but sometimes, you shouldn't. My wife still dislikes Matt Schaub just because of that idiotic comment he made about the fans a few years ago. I mean, she really dislikes him. I'm sure if she hears about this, I'll have to hear her rant about Manning, LOL.

:overreact::wadepalm::strangle::foottap:

badboy
12-15-2012, 09:46 PM
Yes, and I recall Mattress Mac buying large blocks of Oiler tickets to prevent blackouts and you could get the tickets by donating a sack of food to the local food bank. The fans benefited and so did the poor who depended on the food banks to feed their families.

Can you imagine being able to secure a ticket to the Texans for sack of non-perishable food?

:yikes:Would it not be nice if all ticket holders would bring a bag of groceries to the game? Fans still benefit from giving and some of the hungry get fed.....what if non ticket holders could bring groceries to stores or banks, etc? Talk about a Merry Christmas!

Nitrofish
12-15-2012, 10:07 PM
What's wrong with saying the truth? We've all thought and said it.

I'm so sick of the kinder gentler politically correct BS.

If "you" are walking out on "your" team after an ass whooping then guess what, "you" are a fair weather fan. Don't let the door hit ya where the Lord split ya.

We all survived 2-14 and we will survive this. No need to sugar coat it and give everyone a participation ribbon and orange slices.

Finally someone said it! Great post PapaL!

Fans leaving the GB game early leaving the GB fans to chant GO PACK GO! on national TV was a disgrace and displayed the "Fair Weather" fans that Manning is talking about, and if you were one of those who left that game early because your team was getting blown out...

YOU ARE A FAIR WEATHER FAN!

HJam72
12-16-2012, 07:47 AM
I watch the games on TV and the Internet. I am an all-weather fan. Sometimes I am a next-day fan, a chair and desk fan, a couch-fan, and/or a recliner fan. Regardless, I do not blow, so don't ask.

cuppacoffee
12-16-2012, 09:54 AM
Finally someone said it! Great post PapaL!

Fans leaving the GB game early leaving the GB fans to chant GO PACK GO! on national TV was a disgrace and displayed the "Fair Weather" fans that Manning is talking about, and if you were one of those who left that game early because your team was getting blown out...

YOU ARE A FAIR WEATHER FAN!




Fairweather fans attend the game and show their displeasure by leaving early.

The good/loyal fans would have stayed for the entire game if they hadn't sold their tickets to GB fans.

Makes prefect sense to me.

But then again I am just an ignorant old coon-ass.


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