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TimeKiller
01-04-2013, 08:43 AM
....WE DON'T NEED NO WATER LET THE ........


Seriously. It's football time in Houston?! Open the dang roof. Cold? Wear a jacket. Hot? Get used to it. Wind? Who cares about wind? Rain? Better than getting blasted by a Reliant stadium sized air conditioner the whole game (only drawback to where we sit. It's freezing.) If I gotta listen to that dang song at maximum volume I damn well want my sunburns, soggy clothes and head colds with it! Quit trying to micro-manage everything into submission, it won't work. You worry about the stadium Bob. You worry about the contracts Rick. You worry about what happens on the field Gary. Let US worry about the volume. Believe me, no matter how you play, you're going to hear us roof or no roof.

I am the SUN. Let my people in. Let the football gods gaze upon our lot with favor! STOP TRYING TO SHUT THEM OUT!!!!

I'm getting pumped already lol....it's gonna be looooooooouuuuuuuud!!!:kingkong:

TimeKiller
01-04-2013, 09:03 AM
I've actually been to a few open roof games. The only thing that ever got louder with a closed roof were the PA announcements.

2012Champs
01-04-2013, 09:14 AM
If they arent going to open it when its in the low 70s, partly cloudy and low humidity I dont see any chance they open in Saturday

TimeKiller
01-04-2013, 09:42 AM
Geez.

Where are my chest-thumping brethren? :kingkong: We all expect some effort of biblical proportion from the team I say it starts with us. You think people in Seattle/Boston/Green Bay/So on/So forth give half a flying rats butt how cold it is? Hell no. They dress in layers and go get their scream on.

DEMAND it be open with me. Maybe we'll even get a couple players on board. Maybe it won't even culminate until next season but damn, fickle fans in Houston want it all. Perfect football team. Perfect weather. Perfect traffic to and from the games and if not well then we'll just arrive later and leave earlier!

2012Champs
01-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Geez.

Where are my chest-thumping brethren? :kingkong: We all expect some effort of biblical proportion from the team I say it starts with us. You think people in Seattle/Boston/Green Bay/So on/So forth give half a flying rats butt how cold it is? Hell no. They dress in layers and go get their scream on.

DEMAND it be open with me. Maybe we'll even get a couple players on board. Maybe it won't even culminate until next season but damn, fickle fans in Houston want it all. Perfect football team. Perfect weather. Perfect traffic to and from the games and if not well then we'll just arrive later and leave earlier!



They arent going to open the lid for you or anyone on this board and it has nothing to do with chest thumping. Show up scream your head off and worry more about the game than if the roof is open. The roof being open isnt going to happen and in no way improves the teams chances of winning

legacy_gt
01-04-2013, 09:57 AM
opened roof was a complete waste of money.

TimeKiller
01-04-2013, 12:10 PM
Not one.


Not one single one of you is going to get up for this game?

**** it.

:kingkong: on my own then. I wish all of you a very happy new year. Sorry to bother you with a thread about being a passionate fan, I knew it was too much to handle for the "arm strength" and "playcalling" crowd. Have fun reading those threads over and over again.

No more time to kill.

2012Champs
01-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Not one.


Not one single one of you is going to get up for this game?

**** it.

:kingkong: on my own then. I wish all of you a very happy new year. Sorry to bother you with a thread about being a passionate fan, I knew it was too much to handle for the "arm strength" and "playcalling" crowd. Have fun reading those threads over and over again.

No more time to kill.



No one is up for the game because no one is ranting about opening the roof? lol

ajohnson80
01-04-2013, 12:46 PM
That 45 degree weather and light drizzle should provide a terrifying spine-chilling atmosphere for those bengals...

Mr teX
01-04-2013, 02:02 PM
will be closed like it is 98% of the time.

TexanSam
01-04-2013, 02:05 PM
Maybe Bob McNair will give back all the money he took from Houston taxpayers to build the stupid retractable roof. Why the hell build a one when it's never used anyway? Ticks me off anytime I think about it.

Premier
01-04-2013, 02:39 PM
the roof should only be open for night games.. during day games the shadows make for terrible contrast..

arb729
01-04-2013, 02:45 PM
Geez.

Where are my chest-thumping brethren? :kingkong: We all expect some effort of biblical proportion from the team I say it starts with us. You think people in Seattle/Boston/Green Bay/So on/So forth give half a flying rats butt how cold it is? Hell no. They dress in layers and go get their scream on.

DEMAND it be open with me. Maybe we'll even get a couple players on board. Maybe it won't even culminate until next season but damn, fickle fans in Houston want it all. Perfect football team. Perfect weather. Perfect traffic to and from the games and if not well then we'll just arrive later and leave earlier!

Trust me, ordinary Pats fans are, to be polite, a soft crowd.

Rey
01-04-2013, 02:47 PM
Kubiak and Schaub like the roof closed.

gtexan02
01-04-2013, 02:53 PM
Trust me, ordinary Pats fans are, to be polite, a soft crowd.

What are you talking about? Tickets for snow games are way more expensive than any other tickets

thunderkyss
01-04-2013, 03:28 PM
Maybe Bob McNair will give back all the money he took from Houston taxpayers to build the stupid retractable roof. Why the hell build a one when it's never used anyway? Ticks me off anytime I think about it.

Where have y'all been for the last 9 years?

The roof's been open plenty of times. & it's usually open through the week to allow the grass to get sunlight, rain, and natural air.... <--that is the reason for the retractable roof. Not so we can see the sky during a game.

The whole point in having a closed stadium is to keep the weather out.. no rainy games, no snow, no wind to bother the kicker, etc...

SheTexan
01-04-2013, 03:35 PM
Just can't get through a season without a "roof" discussion!! IMHO they should just seal the damn thing shut and be done with it.. I HATE the roof open, for one reason. It's a friggin HOLE in the roof, not an open air stadium like the Pats, Denver, Ravens, AND the Bengals have. It serves NO purpose whatsoever to be open. It's not like watching a game at any of the above mentioned stadiums where you might actually experience the elements of mama nature! Reliant with the roof open does not give you that open venue type of atmosphere. JMO!

RTP2110
01-04-2013, 03:46 PM
"it can rain, it can pour, it can snow, I don't care..."


riiiiight.

CloakNNNdagger
01-04-2013, 05:22 PM
Maybe Bob McNair will give back all the money he took from Houston taxpayers to build the stupid retractable roof. Why the hell build a one when it's never used anyway? Ticks me off anytime I think about it.

When Ike tore up the roof, it took ~13 million dollars to repair. Insurance covered a good piece of it. However ~ 4 million was covered by FEMA........national taxpayers.............and an additional 2 million by the real owner Harris County.............of course, that's the local taxpayers.

Add in maintenance to the custom roof annually........while waiting for the next act of G-d damage.

Great foresight and cost effective planning by the Texans.

thunderkyss
01-04-2013, 05:31 PM
Add in maintenance to the custom roof annually........while waiting for the next act of G-d damage.

Great foresight and cost effective planning by the Texans.

Again, the retractable roof is so real grass can grow inside while still providing an element free game experience for it's patrons.

If they ever decide to go with field turf, then the roof would be a waste of money.

Speedy
01-04-2013, 05:32 PM
Someone blasphemes Earl Campbell and now an effing roof thread? What, a what color uniform are they wearing thread can't get any love?

We do have a PLAYOFF game tomorrow, right?

axman40
01-04-2013, 05:41 PM
Someone blasphemes Earl Campbell and now an effing roof thread? What, a what color uniform are they wearing thread can't get any love?

We do have a PLAYOFF game tomorrow, right?
The roof is on FIRE!
:koolaid:

CloakNNNdagger
01-04-2013, 07:03 PM
Again, the retractable roof is so real grass can grow inside while still providing an element free game experience for it's patrons.

If they ever decide to go with field turf, then the roof would be a waste of money.

Unfortunately, if that were initially the only reason to have had a retractable roof, the construction of one that was broken up in segments with multiple cross bracings (rather than one long open expanse) would have been served the same purpose, for an enormous cost savings, and with less chance of weather damage such as seen during IKE.

DX-TEX
01-04-2013, 07:05 PM
I forgive Bob for not opening the roof.

76Texan
01-04-2013, 07:19 PM
Thanksgiving at last ! :):doot:

Double Barrel
01-04-2013, 07:25 PM
Again, the retractable roof is so real grass can grow inside while still providing an element free game experience for it's patrons.

If they ever decide to go with field turf, then the roof would be a waste of money.

Partial right about the grass.

Reliant has a retractable roof to satisfy the NFL at the time of trying to purchase an expansion team and to satisfy the Houston Rodeo, who was a partner in the stadium's project.

According to David Manica at HOK Sports (the people that designed the stadium):

Manica’s first challenge in designing what would become Reliant Stadium actually came back in the days when the NFL’s return to Houston was little more than a pipe dream.

In 1997, the stadium-to-be was a decidedly different project. For one thing, the roof was fixed, not retractable.

“That was the initial design,” he said. “But the tenant requirements between the football team and the rodeo were such that the rodeo would require the roof to be closed. They were not interested in being a part of an open-air facility.

“Houston was competing with Los Angeles at the time to get the team, and there is no doubt that the NFL prefers an open-air stadium with natural grass. So the best way to solve that problem was to design the new building here with an operable roof.”

Manica’s first drawings of a roof that would open and close began in the summer in 1997 and proceeded in fits and starts for the next two years as Texans owner-to-be Bob McNair wooed and eventually won the rights to the NFL’s 32nd franchise.

Source (http://blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2008/09/about-the-reliant-stadium-roof/)

Norg
01-05-2013, 12:27 AM
i dont think it will be has loud anyways compared to last year I can only speak 4 myself but im still mad we didnt get the #1 seed so im like Meh whatever type of mood

TejasTom
01-05-2013, 09:41 AM
i dont think it will be has loud anyways compared to last year I can only speak 4 myself but im still mad we didnt get the #1 seed so im like Meh whatever type of mood

I'm still going to be as loud as I can.

76Texan
01-05-2013, 10:57 AM
Partial right about the grass.

Reliant has a retractable roof to satisfy the NFL at the time of trying to purchase an expansion team and to satisfy the Houston Rodeo, who was a partner in the stadium's project.

According to David Manica at HOK Sports (the people that designed the stadium):

That explains it, thanks DB.

76Texan
01-05-2013, 10:58 AM
I'm still going to be as loud as I can.

Way to go!:d:

Hervoyel
01-05-2013, 12:01 PM
I really don't know why anyone cares if the roof is open. calling Reliant a retractable roof stadium is technically correct but lets face it, this building is far more a "sunroof" than a "convertible". When they open the roof this little bitty square of blue sky appears that really seems to serve no other purpose than to let the sun burn one side of the building to a cinder.

It's not even open enough to provide sufficient light to maintain that crap they call a field. That's why they spend so much time and energy moving pallets of grass out into the parking lot.

I'm not saying it's bad that we can open the sunroof or anything. I mean, I've owned cars with sunroofs before. They're kind of fun. I never really bother opening them as much as I did my convertible though. Didn't seem worth the trouble. Kind of describes Reliant's roof.

CloakNNNdagger
01-05-2013, 12:49 PM
If anyone's interested, the team is 15-6 under coach Gary Kubiak with the roof open (1-0 in 2011; 0-0 in 2012) and 20-15 under Kubiak (4-3 in 2011; 6-2 in 2012) with the roof closed.