Re: why the effff is the blue crew not up for this award?
The Blue Crew was essentially THE first really substantial tailgating effort at Texans games. As a member of the band for the first several seasons, we would tour the lots every game. It was pretty meager the first two seasons (especially compared to year 3 - now). The BC virtually taught/inspired others how to do things, and the rest is history. Anytime that fans from other teams go to games at Reliant, they are routinely referred to the BC as they remain one of the classic tailgating groups as well as incredibly gracious hosts. They have a league-wide reputation and yet aren't even recognized by the local newspaper? Unfortunately, this chron.com article lacks any attempt at accurately portraying the tailgating scene. Taking a cursory tour of the grounds doesn't lend itself to actually knowing/experiencing the tailgating on a regular basis. Of course, voting by the fans would help even this out, but in a list of that many tailgaters, to exclude some that they did (BC/Raging Bull) is absolutely ridiculous. It's like having a poll for your "favorite" Texan player and leaving out people such as Andre, Dunta, , Mario, Slaton or Schaub!