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gwallaia
01-02-2013, 07:11 PM
My email from the Texans states that Earl Campbell will be on the field as Team Captain Saturday. Get ready for a HUGE standing ovation for the greatest Oiler ever.

TEXANRED
01-02-2013, 07:12 PM
My email from the Texans states that Earl Campbell will be on the field as Team Captain Saturday. Get ready for a HUGE standing ovation for the greatest Oiler ever.

Well played Mr. McNair. Well played.

Kthx
01-02-2013, 07:33 PM
And instead of regular hotdogs they will be serving Earl Campbell's Hot Link Dogs.. a man can only dream.

GP
01-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Well that's too bad for Earl.

I hate to see him involved with this fecal movement called Texans "football" we're witnessing right now.

I wish he'd drill Gary in the chest. That's a bit harsh, I take that back. If I was going to say how I really feel, I'd say that. But I can't. So I won't say it.

Rey
01-02-2013, 07:54 PM
I can't help but get more fanatic as gameday approaches. Normally I'd still be spewing venom right now, but this is a play-off game. If we don't win this it'll be our last game this season.

Time to put positive energy out into the atmosphere. Hopefully Earl being gets the stadium even more energized and we feed off that and come out like hell on wheels.

rush2112mn
01-02-2013, 07:56 PM
Man......that is awesome.
I think it is a great idea to bring him out before the game as honorary team captain. Great choice.
He should get a long standing ovation if you ask me. The grit and determination he played with ....you dont see that anymore.
The NBC Sports special they did on him awhile back sure brought back memories.

Big Lou
01-02-2013, 09:24 PM
He could probably pick up more ypc than our guys now. Although thats not a fair statement since its really the OL.

Think Earl could block?


Thats kind of a mixed emotion deal bring Earl out. I love me some Earl, but during this slump its kinda sad in a way to do that to him.

Who knows maybe it will pump the team up some.

Playoffs
01-02-2013, 09:46 PM
A really fun-loving and extremely positive guy who makes lemons out of lemonade every day. Will be great to honor him on the field.

Texan_Bill
01-02-2013, 09:59 PM
My email from the Texans states that Earl Campbell will be on the field as Team Captain Saturday. Get ready for a HUGE standing ovation for the greatest Oiler ever.

Although a 'sip, he gets my love!!!!... As an Oiler! ;)

Hookem Horns
01-02-2013, 10:21 PM
It's really about time that this team really do more to connect with the history of the NFL in Houston and it's long time fans. It was great seeing Bum come out on the field before the playoff game last season. Seeing Earl will only be bigger.

Earl is also a Texans and an Arian Foster fan.

It's too bad the team is tanking and circling the drain though. This really could have been special season however chances are it's going to be remembered as the season of monumental collapse (unless a miracle happens and they turn it back on which rarely happens).

I would say something like I wish Earl would walk over there and kick Kubiak in the nuts however in the last few weeks Kubiak has demonstrated that he has nothing there to kick.

I just hope the team at least shows up for having Earl on the sidelines.

76Texan
01-02-2013, 10:39 PM
It's really about time that this team really do more to connect with the history of the NFL in Houston and it's long time fans. It was great seeing Bum come out on the field before the playoff game last season. Seeing Earl will only be bigger.

Earl is also a Texans and an Arian Foster fan.

It's too bad the team is tanking and circling the drain though. This really could have been special season however chances are it's going to be remembered as the season of monumental collapse (unless a miracle happens and they turn it back on which rarely happens).

Like GP was saying, I would say something like I wish Earl would walk over there and kick Kubiak in the nuts however in the last few weeks Kubiak has demonstrated that he has nothing there to kick.

I just hope the team at least shows up for having Earl on the sidelines.

Right, my team won a total of 3 games my last two years with the Oilers, and I'm going to go over there and kick the hell out of your family jewelry box. :)=P

JimBaker488
01-02-2013, 10:40 PM
Earl can't help them once the game starts, they are on their own then.

HJam72
01-03-2013, 08:26 AM
Obviously, this will inspire many, but it sure ought to have a profoundly positive effect on a couple of Texans RBs.

Goatcheese
01-03-2013, 08:59 AM
It's always great to see a Houston football legend participating with this young franchise. It helps add history that they lack.

http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs1/1225465_o.gif

I could just watch that all day. Ah, the good old days. When men were men, and your helmet was an officially sanctioned weapon of mass destruction.

stuff

Do you really have to crap in every thread?

amazing80
01-03-2013, 09:57 AM
That's horrible.

That would be like me saying I wish lis-franc injuries were career ending. Also something I cant say so I wont.

Yup I agree, based on posts I read from GP he seems very immature, par for course

76Texan
01-03-2013, 10:29 AM
Yup I agree, based on posts I read from GP he seems very immature, par for course

Oooohhh! :bomb::goodluck:

I need that popcorn emoticon. :smiliedance:

CloakNNNdagger
01-03-2013, 11:48 AM
Earl is an icon, not only in this city, but in the history of the NFL. I just hope that he is not being used like another cheap letter man jacket gimmick. Most of us would cherish seeing him out there, even without a playoff game. I would hope that the Texans bring home a win to bring honor to his appearance.

SheTexan
01-03-2013, 02:28 PM
I'll be sure to bring along a box of kleenex!! I truly get that emotional when I see Earl!! Oh the memories!! I can always use what's left to wipe away the tears after the game is over! HOPEFULLY, tears of joy!!

Honoring Earl 34
01-03-2013, 02:58 PM
While I'm for anything Earl gets , it does seem like Bob pulled out the Drayton playbook .

bo orlando
01-03-2013, 03:53 PM
Get ready for a HUGE standing ovation for the greatest Oiler ever.

Wait, Bruce Matthews is going to be there too?

Showtime100
01-03-2013, 04:07 PM
My email from the Texans states that Earl Campbell will be on the field as Team Captain Saturday. Get ready for a HUGE standing ovation for the greatest Oiler ever.

I can't put it any better than that!

As for a slumping team "doing this to him" I sincerely doubt Earl feels anything less than honored by this gesture. The man has always been one of the positive figures out there.

I imagine he is very honored and touched by what the Texans have bestowed on him.

The Third Man
01-03-2013, 04:10 PM
While I'm for anything Earl gets , it does seem like Bob pulled out the Drayton playbook .

I don't get the criticism here. It's not like McNair is exploiting Earl's good name for a pre season game, or something. This is a good chance for Houston to pay tribute to a legend and tap into some positive energy for a playoff game.

GP
01-03-2013, 05:37 PM
Earl can't help them once the game starts, they are on their own then.

Amen to that.

I don't get the criticism here. It's not like McNair is exploiting Earl's good name for a pre season game, or something. This is a good chance for Houston to pay tribute to a legend and tap into some positive energy for a playoff game.

It'll be the best part of the game, that much I can be certain of.

Question is this: Can Gary Kubiak watch Earl walk out there, or does he need a coach to watch FOR him and then signal to Gary that Earl did, indeed, make it onto the field and convert the symbolic gesture?

Anticipation builds.......

Speedy
01-03-2013, 06:18 PM
Well that's too bad for Earl.

I hate to see him involved with this fecal movement called Texans "football" we're witnessing right now.

I wish he'd drill Gary in the chest. That's a bit harsh, I take that back. If I was going to say how I really feel, I'd say that. But I can't. So I won't say it.

Amen to that.



It'll be the best part of the game, that much I can be certain of.

Question is this: Can Gary Kubiak watch Earl walk out there, or does he need a coach to watch FOR him and then signal to Gary that Earl did, indeed, make it onto the field and convert the symbolic gesture?

Anticipation builds.......

Wow! Never had to block someone before but gonna have to pull the trigger on this guy. He's an absolute douche.

GP
01-03-2013, 06:37 PM
Wow! Never had to block someone before but gonna have to pull the trigger on this guy. He's an absolute douche.

I'm flattered. Thank you.

Wolf
01-03-2013, 07:39 PM
A thread to get you hyped
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93168&highlight=Campbell

Vinny
01-03-2013, 10:45 PM
Wow! Never had to block someone before but gonna have to pull the trigger on this guy. He's an absolute douche.
yeah, I'm a little freaked (expectations being crushed with doses of reality) on the team but hell, I'm an old Oiler fan. This is what I trained for. I think GP was an ex-Comet fan - those guys are used to titles....Friggin' period!

No sense in a dog-cussing when it doesn't go as planned. I'll take Bob Knight's really awful advice on this one and sit back and enjoy the moment on Saturday.

Txn_in_Oki
01-03-2013, 11:53 PM
yeah, I'm a little freaked (expectations being crushed with doses of reality) on the team but hell, I'm an old Oiler fan. This is what I trained for.

This.

I'm used to being a Houston sports fan and have learned to live with it. It could always be worse.

I can't see how they are exploiting Earl in all of this. It's the first play-off game, IN Houston, in an extremely long time. I can see why they would want to honor a Houston football legend. It may be the only thing we have a smile on our faces for over the next 60 minutes.

steelbtexan
01-03-2013, 11:57 PM
While I'm for anything Earl gets , it does seem like Bob pulled out the Drayton playbook .

Yes, that appears to be the case. All show, very little accountability.

Love Earl,

Greatest RB I've ever seen and yes there will be a tear in my eye when I see him on the field Saturday.

Texans_Chick
01-04-2013, 12:11 AM
Well that's too bad for Earl.

I hate to see him involved with this fecal movement called Texans "football" we're witnessing right now.

I wish he'd drill Gary in the chest. That's a bit harsh, I take that back. If I was going to say how I really feel, I'd say that. But I can't. So I won't say it.

WTH?

Really, I guess you should to go to Costco to buy a new coach, along with some perspective and common decency.

It is totally possible in this world to talk football in a rational, logical way without saying repugnant, overly-personal things about other human beings, especially someone whose goal is the same as yours and is working a lot harder than you are to try to make it happen. Adulthood. I know "fan" comes from the word "fanatic," but geez, we can't celebrate one of Houston's sports heroes being cheered once again by the fans who love him without someone wishing the head coach physical harm?

Kubiak has won more games this year than any Bum Phillips Oilers team ever did. I guess you would have wanted Bum stabbed in the heart with a trident or something.

Texans_Chick
01-04-2013, 12:19 AM
While I'm for anything Earl gets , it does seem like Bob pulled out the Drayton playbook .

So you are saying you are exploiting Earl for your TT username?

Why do we have to overthink everything? Why can't a lovely gesture that would make everybody happy just be that?

Earl is Houston Football. Houston loves him more than anyone. I cried when Bum came out on the field last year before last year's Bengals game, and I'll likely cry on Saturday.

McNair has honored Oilers in the past. I went to the Luv Ya Blue reunion years ago that McNair hosted, and it is one of my favorite memories. I met Bethea, Pastorini, Culp, Dr. Doom, Bum, bunches of folks in the way back machine. And they appreciated that McNair wanted them a part of the Texans, even if they weren't officially part of our HoF history, because Houston has their memories. They are our history.

(Robert Brazile looked like he could still play. Big dude for a LB, especially for his era. Ahead of his time).

BullNation4Life
01-04-2013, 01:01 AM
Ok I am quite sure I am going to get flamed on this by why is Earl Campbell going to be a captain for a team he never played for?

As much as folks like to think, Earl Campbell is not apart of the Houston Texans, he is a, and I hate to even type this, Oiler/Titan. Everything that is Earl Campbell belongs to the Titans, so why are the Texans doing this?

If it is to throw a big middle finger at Bud Adams, then by all mean, but if it is to inspire or motivate the Texans in some way, I don't see the logic using a player that has never put on your uniform....

It would almost be like the Baltimore Ravens having Johnny Unitas as a captain because Unitas played in Baltimore, even though Unitas belongs to Indy. Just doesn't make sense...

Texans_Chick
01-04-2013, 01:08 AM
Ok I am quite sure I am going to get flamed on this by why is Earl Campbell going to be a captain for a team he never played for?

As much as folks like to think, Earl Campbell is not apart of the Houston Texans, he a, and I hate to even type this, Oiler/Titan. Everything that is Earl Campbell belongs to the Titans, so why are the Texans doing this?

If it is to throw a big middle finger at Bud Adams, then by all mean, but if it is to inspire or motivate the Texans in some way, I don't see the logic using a player that has never put on your uniform....

They do honorary team captains for every game. Sometimes GHW Bush, sometimes celebs, sometimes former players. The logic is that hey cool, most people like cool stuff, aren't grumpy curmudgeons.

And no, Earl Campbell doesn't belong to the Titans. The NFL might say that for HoF purposes. But Earl played in Houston. We love him, he loves us. That's the real history.

So, no big deal, but big deal because EARL!!!!!!! Has nothing to do with Bud.

I'm not flaming you, but this is just basic history. And respect.

BullNation4Life
01-04-2013, 01:14 AM
They do honorary team captains for every game. Sometimes GHW Bush, sometimes celebs, sometimes former players. The logic is that hey cool, most people like cool stuff, aren't grumpy curmudgeons.

And no, Earl Campbell doesn't belong to the Titans. The NFL might say that for HoF purposes. But Earl played in Houston. We love him, he loves us. That's the real history.

So, no big deal, but big deal because EARL!!!!!!! Has nothing to do with Bud.

I'm not flaming you, but this is just basic history. And respect.

But all his records belong to the Titans, ergo he belongs to the Titans...Is this just some fascination that Houston fans have?

Never was an Oiler fan, lived too far north to catch any of the Oilers games, unless they were giving up a 35-3 lead on NBC,(sorry, had to get that one in!) so I never understood the logic behind this. Yes he played for the city, but the team left, and took all his records with it...right?

Texans_Chick
01-04-2013, 01:18 AM
But all his records belong to the Titans, ergo he belongs to the Titans...Is this just some fascination that Houston fans have?

Never was an Oiler fan, lived too far north to catch any of the Oilers games, unless they were giving up a 35-3 lead on NBC, so I never understood the logic behind this. Yes he played for the city, but the team left, and took all his records with it...right?

OK, most people who are not infants, and lived in Houston love Earl Campbell. Ergo Honorary Captain. And rightfully so.

Go on YouTube. Type in Earl Campbell highlights. Marvel at stuff that people aren't supposed to do.

And then chill, friend. Houston, Texas: home of the Texans. And Earl.

Textan
01-04-2013, 01:19 AM
Earl never played for the Titans. Earl was and still is a beloved person in this area, heck across all of Texas and probably most of the country. He played for Bum. Bum's son is a coach for the Texans. Earl was a Skoal Brother, but most of all a Texan.
Great move, can't hurt that's for sure.

Texans_Chick
01-04-2013, 01:21 AM
Seriously? Are people so dang cranky they are complaining about EARL FREAKING CAMPBELL coming to Reliant???!!!!

I can't wrap my head around that. That's absurd even by flying off the handle standards.

Showtime100
01-04-2013, 01:22 AM
But all his records belong to the Titans, ergo he belongs to the Titans...Is this just some fascination that Houston fans have?

Never was an Oiler fan, lived too far north to catch any of the Oilers games, unless they were giving up a 35-3 lead on NBC, so I never understood the logic behind this. Yes he played for the city, but the team left, and took all his records with it...right?

Look buddy, I don't play by Bud's rules.

Earl Campbell never played a down in Tennessee, he played in Houston. To act like we don't own our own history and memories is absurd. Personally I find it absurd for a Titan fan to honor him or OUR history in anyway unless he/she was one of the 0.00001% that were already Oiler fans.

The minute they went to Possum Holler is the moment their history began.

Never was an Oiler fan?? Then why comment on something you clearly, and by your own admission cannot understand?

ChampionTexan
01-04-2013, 01:30 AM
But all his records belong to the Titans, ergo he belongs to the Titans...Is this just some fascination that Houston fans have?

Never was an Oiler fan, lived too far north to catch any of the Oilers games, unless they were giving up a 35-3 lead on NBC,(sorry, had to get that one in!) so I never understood the logic behind this. Yes he played for the city, but the team left, and took all his records with it...right?

Eh - I don't think it's that difficult to understand. I know prior to his passing, Johnny Unitas considered himself much more alligned with the Baltimore Ravens than the Indianapolis Colts who he pretty much disowned after they moved.

Earl's beloved in Houston and in Texas. I'm sure he's respected in Tennessee, but not having any claim to Earl during his playing career, I'm sure he's not viewed the same way by professional football fans in Nashville as he is in Houston. There's a deep affection for Earl in this city. I'm very happy the Texans have recognized and will honor that affection.

Textan
01-04-2013, 01:32 AM
But all his records belong to the Titans, ergo he belongs to the Titans...Is this just some fascination that Houston fans have?

Never was an Oiler fan, lived too far north to catch any of the Oilers games, unless they were giving up a 35-3 lead on NBC,(sorry, had to get that one in!) so I never understood the logic behind this. Yes he played for the city, but the team left, and took all his records with it...right?

In 78 I was just a young lad, but I remember well the Tyler Rose running like a raging bull, not through people, just ran them over. Still remember the MNF game in the dome against the Dolphins and the performance Earl put on that night, incredible.
The man was a beast. He ran with 110% effort every time he got the ball. He played for the HOUSTON Oilers.

For your (http://youtu.be/F9y_KZwOq9g) viewing pleasure (http://youtu.be/z6i3dpww10A).

MEGA SWATT
01-04-2013, 02:09 AM
Eh - I don't think it's that difficult to understand. I know prior to his passing, Johnny Unitas considered himself much more alligned with the Baltimore Ravens than the Indianapolis Colts who he pretty much disowned after they moved.

Earl's beloved in Houston and in Texas. I'm sure he's respected in Tennessee, but not having any claim to Earl during his playing career, I'm sure he's not viewed the same way by professional football fans in Nashville as he is in Houston. There's a deep affection for Earl in this city. I'm very happy the Texans have recognized and will honor that affection.

Exactly. People will find a way to inject negativity in everything. They would probably complain about winning a superbowl by a field goal.:wadepalm:

http://www.thevictoryformation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Earl-Campbell.jpg
http://www.itsalreadysigned4u.com/shop/media/images/product_detail/i0007317.jpg

Speedy
01-04-2013, 07:57 AM
Ask Earl Campbell if he's a Titan. He'll not only tell you no, but he might give you a shoot no. Earl wants nothing to do with anything Tennessee.

And you might have to look up Titan stats to see Earl's but that really doesn't mean a whole lot. He isn't any more a Titan than Jim Hart is an Arizona Cardinal, or Johnny U is a beloved hero in Indianapolis. Hell, Jim Brown's stats are with the new Cleveland Browns. The franchise he played for is in Baltimore. Where you have to look up the stats doesn't mean jack.

Earl Campbell IS Houston football. End of story.

yelocrab
01-04-2013, 08:35 AM
I hope they throw the Youtube highlight clip up on the big screen as he goes out there. I watched it just the other day with my ten year-old to show him what a beast we had in the backfield when I was his age.

gwallaia
01-04-2013, 08:46 AM
I hope they throw the Youtube highlight clip up on the big screen as he goes out there. I watched it just the other day with my ten year-old to show him what a beast we had in the backfield when I was his age.

That would be a great way to introduce Earl.

Thorn
01-04-2013, 09:05 AM
Ignorance.

Earl was a HOUSTON Oiler ... never a Titan.

This is all mental head games. As far as I'm concerned, the Oilers have died and gone to History. IMO the history still belongs to Houston whether it does in actuality or not.

GP
01-04-2013, 09:24 AM
Seriously? Are people so dang cranky they are complaining about EARL FREAKING CAMPBELL coming to Reliant???!!!!

I can't wrap my head around that. That's absurd even by flying off the handle standards.

Only because I don't want Earl associated with this year's version of Texans.

I think it'd be better for the Texans organization to send out another former Houston player that symbolizes their trending status of late.

I started to think Tony Boselli, but it doesn't fit.

Maybe it should be that WR out of North Carolina who was on our roster for 3 days before he quit...that guy who was a self-proclaimed "Next Andre Johnson."

2012Champs
01-04-2013, 09:39 AM
Well that's too bad for Earl.

I hate to see him involved with this fecal movement called Texans "football" we're witnessing right now.

I wish he'd drill Gary in the chest. That's a bit harsh, I take that back. If I was going to say how I really feel, I'd say that. But I can't. So I won't say it.

Amen to that.



It'll be the best part of the game, that much I can be certain of.

Question is this: Can Gary Kubiak watch Earl walk out there, or does he need a coach to watch FOR him and then signal to Gary that Earl did, indeed, make it onto the field and convert the symbolic gesture?

Anticipation builds.......

Only because I don't want Earl associated with this year's version of Texans.

I think it'd be better for the Texans organization to send out another former Houston player that symbolizes their trending status of late.

I started to think Tony Boselli, but it doesn't fit.

Maybe it should be that WR out of North Carolina who was on our roster for 3 days before he quit...that guy who was a self-proclaimed "Next Andre Johnson."




I really wish you werent a Texans "fan" or on the message board. You seem to be more moody and have more swings than a teenage girl hitting her first cycle. If you read the history of the game day threads any single bad play sends you into a meltdown and it seems that you have at least 3-4 distinct personalities. Ive also noted how often you will say "go back and look at my post and I was right" the interesting part is if you went back and read all of your posts you make damn near everyone possible prediction as you are all over the map. Interesting to see a so called "fan" be so abysmally critical

Texans_Chick
01-04-2013, 10:59 AM
Only because I don't want Earl associated with this year's version of Texans.

I think it'd be better for the Texans organization to send out another former Houston player that symbolizes their trending status of late.

I started to think Tony Boselli, but it doesn't fit.

Maybe it should be that WR out of North Carolina who was on our roster for 3 days before he quit...that guy who was a self-proclaimed "Next Andre Johnson."

"The trending status of late?" They lost football games. That they wanted to win. That sucks. But they didn't kill your dog. It isn't a personal affront to you. It's football. Stuff happens both wonderful and less than wonderful.

Earl lost games he wanted to win too. He never played for a 12-win NFL team. Probably best you weren't on message boards back then, or you might have had an aneurysm. "WHAT!!! 60,000+ Houstonians showing up to celebrate a losing football teams at the Astrodome? Bud Adams should run Bum Phillips out of town!!!"

Hookem Horns
01-04-2013, 11:07 AM
I think it'd be better for the Texans organization to send out another former Houston player that symbolizes their trending status of late.


So you thinking maybe Jim Eddy and the entire secondary of the 93 Oilers team that blew the 35-3 lead to Buffalo?

But all his records belong to the Titans, ergo he belongs to the Titans...Is this just some fascination that Houston fans have?


I have never personally banned anyone (outside of spammers) however if I ever had to ban anyone it would be due to this kind of talk. That is blasphemy around these parts.:)

b0ng
01-04-2013, 11:25 AM
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Thanks I guess.

ObsiWan
01-04-2013, 11:49 AM
In 78 I was just a young lad, but I remember well the Tyler Rose running like a raging bull, not through people, just ran them over. Still remember the MNF game in the dome against the Dolphins and the performance Earl put on that night, incredible.
The man was a beast. He ran with 110% effort every time he got the ball. He played for the HOUSTON Oilers.

For your (http://youtu.be/F9y_KZwOq9g) viewing pleasure (http://youtu.be/z6i3dpww10A).

Thanks for the memories.
repped.

Kaiser Toro
01-04-2013, 11:50 AM
Earl Campbell is an untouchable. Any mention of his name that lessens his brand should be grounds for a permanent ban.

He has earned his place amongst the greatest sports legends in Texas by leaving it on the field of play. He defined Texan tough, whether it was in burnt orange or Columbia blue.

Playoffs
01-04-2013, 11:57 AM
Earl lost games he wanted to win too. He never played for a 12-win NFL team. Probably best you weren't on message boards back then, or you might have had an aneurysm. "WHAT!!! 60,000+ Houstonians showing up to celebrate a losing football teams at the Astrodome? Bud Adams should run Bum Phillips out of town!!!"
Great minds think alike. I tried that back here, TC: http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2079495#post2079495

"The trending status of late?" They lost football games. That they wanted to win. That sucks. But they didn't kill your dog. It isn't a personal affront to you. It's football. Stuff happens both wonderful and less than wonderful.Truth!

The self-centered observer -- note I didn't use the word "fan" -- sees all in terms of self...

http://wallpaper.goodfon.com/image/272579-320x240.jpg

SheTexan
01-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Seriously? Are people so dang cranky they are complaining about EARL FREAKING CAMPBELL coming to Reliant???!!!!

I can't wrap my head around that. That's absurd even by flying off the handle standards.

Me either Steph! Some folks (I refuse to call some of them FANS) just can't enjoy the moment! Their loss!!

GP: DUDE!!! I've met you and appreciate your opinions, etc, but DAMN, you have been so negative lately I'm about ready to hunt you down, turn you over my old beat up knees, and blister your ass for being so hateful, cynical, and downright DEPRESSING!! Geeeezzzz my friend, being that miserable because your football team did not meet your expectations is just NOT healthy!! Besides, it ain't over til the fat lady (ME) sings, and I've got a sore throat, so I won't be singing tomorrow!!:) Haven't you had any FUN at all this year? I've always believed that when this game ceases to be FUN it will be time to quit!! Enjoy the ride my friend! Next year we might be back to that 2-14 thang!!

GP
01-04-2013, 04:22 PM
Geez, you people need to lighten up.

I've been put on an ignored list, SheTexan wants to spank me, Chick says I'd have had an aneurism if I were on a mb in the old Luv Ya Blue days.

Everyone's rattled to some degree. I'm just doing it my own way.

I didn't know I held that much sway in your lives here. I'll be more Luv Ya Steel Blue from now on.

FirstTexansFan
01-04-2013, 04:24 PM
The only hero I ever had other than my dad was Earl Campbell, and I'm damned near his age. He inspired me then, and still does today. This from an Aggie... ban'em all Hook'em :)

Texans_Chick
01-04-2013, 04:27 PM
Geez, you people need to lighten up.

I've been put on an ignored list, SheTexan wants to spank me, Chick says I'd have had an aneurism if I were on a mb in the old Luv Ya Blue days.

Everyone's rattled to some degree. I'm just doing it my own way.

I didn't know I held that much sway in your lives here. I'll be more Luv Ya Steel Blue from now on.

You don't.

Though I do worry about your sense of perspective. It doesn't seem healthy to be so enraged that you are derailing happy posts about Earl Campbell.

If you wanted a reaction, you got it. I'd rather talk football versus personalities or expectations or anger or disappointment or real fandom or all sorts of darn foolishness. We have a playoff football game tomorrow. One that I'm pretty excited about watching. If it makes you feel better to * on it, well then * away. I guess people cope in their own ways.

False Start
01-04-2013, 04:27 PM
I think its pretty damn cool. He needs to give them all a swift kick in the ass, and say "Skoal Brotha!" :cool:

Kaiser Toro
01-04-2013, 04:29 PM
Geez, you people need to lighten up.

I've been put on an ignored list, SheTexan wants to spank me, Chick says I'd have had an aneurism if I were on a mb in the old Luv Ya Blue days.

Everyone's rattled to some degree. I'm just doing it my own way.

I didn't know I held that much sway in your lives here. I'll be more Luv Ya Steel Blue from now on.

You just don't go there. There are few figures in Texas that cross all lines and loyalties. Don't you blaspheme in here! :texflag:

Texans_Chick
01-04-2013, 04:30 PM
The only hero I ever had other than my dad was Earl Campbell, and I'm damned near his age. He inspired me then, and still does today. This from an Aggie... ban'em all Hook'em :)

The Sports Illustrated recent story on him is VERY inspirational (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1201775/index.htm). Worth a read. Made me cry. I don't like to cry but I get all sorts of sentimental about football stuff. And of course, I would fight you if you have a problem with that.

:swatter:

Showtime100
01-04-2013, 04:32 PM
I'm not worried about GP. If he can live in Amarillo and not throw himself in front of a train I know the Texans won't kill him. :D

Having said that, dayum, GP. :cool:

FirstTexansFan
01-04-2013, 04:33 PM
The Sports Illustrated recent story on him is VERY inspirational (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1201775/index.htm). Worth a read. Made me cry. I don't like to cry but I get all sorts of sentimental about football stuff. And of course, I would fight you if you have a problem with that.

:swatter:

Only if it's mud wrestling TC :) I DVR'd the program they had on TV recently, and I'm looking to burn it to DVD, I could have watered the Sahara Desert with all the tears I shed watching it.... he's a man among men in my opinion, and definitely at the top of my list :)

2012Champs
01-04-2013, 04:38 PM
Geez, you people need to lighten up.

I've been put on an ignored list, SheTexan wants to spank me, Chick says I'd have had an aneurism if I were on a mb in the old Luv Ya Blue days.

Everyone's rattled to some degree. I'm just doing it my own way.

I didn't know I held that much sway in your lives here. I'll be more Luv Ya Steel Blue from now on.




Ah the lighten up I was doing this on purpose game :koolaid:

thunderkyss
01-04-2013, 04:40 PM
Seriously? Are people so dang cranky they are complaining about EARL FREAKING CAMPBELL coming to Reliant???!!!!

I can't wrap my head around that. That's absurd even by flying off the handle standards.


I stayed out of this thread for the most part. Thought it would just be a fluff piece about Earl. Don't get me wrong, I like Earl, just wasn't looking for that.

Never did I dream there would be Texans fans saying they don't want Earl Campbell associated with the Texans.

Some people just wouldn't know greatness if it bit them in the arse.

But I love the old Oilers who embrace Houston & the Texans. It's like thumbing the nose to all those id!ots who claim the Titans as their team. Like they're taking Bud's side of the whole argument.

:wadepalm:

thunderkyss
01-04-2013, 04:41 PM
I think its pretty damn cool. He needs to give them all a swift kick in the ass, and say "Skoal Brotha!" :cool:

Actually, who better to give the guys a, "Don't blow this opportunity" than Earl Campbell?

FirstTexansFan
01-04-2013, 04:51 PM
Ok, that article TC was awesome, thanks so much for posting it. Much more detailed than the TV show about his struggles and success. Got tears in my eyes again... I'd truly love to meet him one more time... got that chance at the airport when they returned from San Diego, he was such a nice man.

Heath Shuler
01-04-2013, 05:14 PM
I'm not saying ya'll don't have the right to cry. Hell I'm crying too. But come Saturday, STOP BEING A B1TCH FOR JUST 3 HOURS & CHEER LOUDLY

Not Gary Kubiak
@NotGaryKubiak

Double Barrel
01-04-2013, 05:38 PM
I love this move by the Texans. I have always wanted them to retire the number "34" out of respect for the greats in Houston pro sports history.

Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Hakeem Olajuwon. I wonder how many other cities have HoF players that share the same number? Retire it for history. Honor the number for fans.

Do you want to know how badass Earl Campbell is to the state of Texas?

In 1981 the state legislature enshrined a new member to the short list of official state heroes of Texas. Former Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, joined Davy Crockett, Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston on this honorable list.

I applaud the Houston Texans for doing this for Earl and the fans. I wish I could afford to go to the game for this coin toss alone. Yeah, it means that much to this old Houston football fan. :howdy:

GP
01-04-2013, 05:46 PM
You just don't go there. There are few figures in Texas that cross all lines and loyalties. Don't you blaspheme in here! :texflag:

I wasn't blaspheming the guy!

How can I have been doing so???

I said "It's a shame he has to be associated with this trending version of the team"!!!

Gawd almighty, isn't that pretty much saying I hold him in higher regard than the Texans' "special event coordinators" do?

LOL.

You guys are trying to muster up a red-ass situation, just like the Texans attempt to create their own sack-up moment too. Sheesh.

76Texan
01-04-2013, 06:20 PM
I wasn't blaspheming the guy!

How can I have been doing so???

I said "It's a shame he has to be associated with this trending version of the team"!!!

Gawd almighty, isn't that pretty much saying I hold him in higher regard than the Texans' "special event coordinators" do?

LOL.

You guys are trying to muster up a red-ass situation, just like the Texans attempt to create their own sack-up moment too. Sheesh.

Sometimes, you're just weird, man.

OK, maybe most of the times, LOL.

It's a shame you have to associate with this team, blah blah blah...

Do you know how weird that sounds?!? LOL

eriadoc
01-04-2013, 06:23 PM
Earl Campbell is an untouchable. Any mention of his name that lessens his brand should be grounds for a permanent ban.

He has earned his place amongst the greatest sports legends in Texas by leaving it on the field of play. He defined Texan tough, whether it was in burnt orange or Columbia blue.

This. A MILLION TIMES THIS!

It's really about time that this team really do more to connect with the history of the NFL in Houston and it's long time fans.

That's kind of what the team has been doing since the Pats game, no? ;)

Kaiser Toro
01-04-2013, 06:28 PM
I wasn't blaspheming the guy!

How can I have been doing so???

I said "It's a shame he has to be associated with this trending version of the team"!!!

Gawd almighty, isn't that pretty much saying I hold him in higher regard than the Texans' "special event coordinators" do?

LOL.

You guys are trying to muster up a red-ass situation, just like the Texans attempt to create their own sack-up moment too. Sheesh.

Plenty of other threads and subject matter here for you to do what you do best. No red ass here, just a forearm shiver to reset a good thing during stormy weather.

Release your inner Krakken in other threads - this is the one subject that takes folks to a happy place.

Lucky
01-04-2013, 11:14 PM
My email from the Texans states that Earl Campbell will be on the field as Team Captain Saturday. Get ready for a HUGE standing ovation for the greatest Oiler ever.

Wait, Bruce Matthews is going to be there too?

As much of an Earl fan as I will always be ... you have a point.
Even Bruce Matthews would get a good laugh from this. Earl was the greatest Oiler, and 2nd is not even close.

Only because I don't want Earl associated with this year's version of Texans.
Just give it a rest.

GP
01-04-2013, 11:24 PM
No, people just want to find a fellow poster to vent upon.

If the highlight of tomorrow's game is Earl being honored, fine.

It's nothing more than an attempt to out-Pagano the opponent. For motivational reasons. Otherwise it'd have been done any of the previous home games over a 10-year period. Or as a reg season opener.

It's great P.R., I "get" that. If it motivates the Texans, fine. Whatever works at this point, fine.

Textan
01-05-2013, 01:28 AM
I like your sig pic, GP.:lol:

Kaiser Toro
01-05-2013, 07:42 AM
Matthews is considered by many to be the best O-lineman to ever play the game. Not sure anyone would consider Campbell the best running back ever, although I am sure top five.

Taking nothing away from Earl, but Matthews is by far the greatest Oiler ever.

I have never seen anyone state Matthews as the best ever. That distinction begins and ends with Munoz.

Hervoyel
01-05-2013, 08:57 AM
yeah, I'm a little freaked (expectations being crushed with doses of reality) on the team but hell, I'm an old Oiler fan. This is what I trained for. I think GP was an ex-Comet fan - those guys are used to titles....Friggin' period!

No sense in a dog-cussing when it doesn't go as planned. I'll take Bob Knight's really awful advice on this one and sit back and enjoy the moment on Saturday.


Well, at a time when the Texans are experiencing meltdowns in key parts of their offense and defense it's nice to see the marketing department step up and continue to produce at a high level.

Maybe they should make the VP in charge of marketing an honorary team captain today. They never let anybody down.

gwallaia
01-05-2013, 11:31 PM
I wish Earl would have had some more time on the field but I got teary-eyed when he waved to the crowd.

Playoffs
01-05-2013, 11:47 PM
Enough.

Try doing without the personal attacks or move on, please.

ChampionTexan
01-05-2013, 11:55 PM
That's cool, obviously you are not the one to answer the question intelligently, so I will move on...

still makes no sense having him as a captain of a team he never played for. Can't wait to see Unitas as a captain for the Baltimore Ravens...:spin:
Can't swear he was a "captain", but he definitely felt more connected with the Ravens than the Colts after they came to town.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2010-01/51614937.jpg

BullNation4Life
01-06-2013, 12:01 AM
Can't swear he was a "captain", but he definitely felt more connected with the Ravens than the Colts after they came to town.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2010-01/51614937.jpg

Yeah but the article doesn't really say if he was there for the Colts or for the Ravens and Harbaugh was just showing a sign of respect...

BullNation4Life
01-06-2013, 12:03 AM
Eh - I don't think it's that difficult to understand. I know prior to his passing, Johnny Unitas considered himself much more alligned with the Baltimore Ravens than the Indianapolis Colts who he pretty much disowned after they moved.

Earl's beloved in Houston and in Texas. I'm sure he's respected in Tennessee, but not having any claim to Earl during his playing career, I'm sure he's not viewed the same way by professional football fans in Nashville as he is in Houston. There's a deep affection for Earl in this city. I'm very happy the Texans have recognized and will honor that affection.

Thanks, all I was asking for, an explanation...

atomictelephone
01-06-2013, 12:10 AM
The same way Johnny Unitas isn't associated with the city of Indianapolis but Baltimore, even though the Colts haven't been in Baltimore in over 30 years.

Earl Campbell IS Houston, Texas. He is the greatest football player to have ever played in this city and save for a debilitating genetic disease that affected his spinal cord he would have been even better than Jim Brown who has said Earl is the second best running back in the history of the NFL, after him (ever the modest one). The man's 1980 season is simply one of the greatest seasons in the NFL ever. He ran for over 200 yards FOUR times in one season and nearly eclipsed 2,000 in 15 games which is something only Eric Dickerson did and OJ Simpson (in 14).

Houston should never forget its sports past and Earl Campbell is part of its Mt. Rushmore.

Hookem Horns
01-06-2013, 12:27 AM
Yeah but the article doesn't really say if he was there for the Colts or for the Ravens and Harbaugh was just showing a sign of respect...

After his death, many fans of the Baltimore Ravens football team petitioned the renaming of the Ravens' home stadium (owned by the State of Maryland) after Unitas. These requests were unsuccessful since the lucrative naming rights had already been leased by the Ravens to Buffalo, New York M&T Bank. However, a statue of Unitas was erected as the centerpiece of the plaza in front of the Stadium named in Unitas' honor. Large banners depicting the NFL Hall of Famer in his Baltimore Colts heyday flank the entrance to the stadium.

There's your answer on the connection between Unitas and Baltimore.

I know you weren't an Oilers fan so maybe you don't get it. Look at it this way, the Oiler's front office moved as did the players that were on the roster back then. However the Oilers fan base (the ones that experienced and loved Earl) stayed here in Houston.

Earl was an Oiler however he will always be a Texan.

eriadoc
01-06-2013, 12:37 AM
Matthews is considered by many to be the best O-lineman to ever play the game. Not sure anyone would consider Campbell the best running back ever, although I am sure top five.

Taking nothing away from Earl, but Matthews is by far the greatest Oiler ever.

Jim Brown considers Earl the second greatest RB ever, behind himself. Matthews was an all time great, of course, but Earl was special beyond special.