Originally Posted by Bipolar The Titan
last I heard the Houstonians had no use for it. As it has been explained to me they were fed up beyond the point of caring. I suppose they could have fought for it and reincarnated their team in a Modellian fashion. I would have no qualms with an expansion Titans team while franchise history, Oil Derricks, and records remained in Houston for a future franchise. That just is not what Houstonians and Bob McNair opted for. Rather they reinvented another AFL name with a clean slate. Precedent was there. The Oilers did not have to "die". Houstonians let Bud Adams "kill" their team. Titan fans just happen to be the caretakers of the grave.
Last you heard, eh?
Here's the facts: Houstonians didn't speak with one loud voice. There were many citizens who weren't happy with the fact that he'd held the city hostage in 1987 only to do it AGAIN less than ten years later, but there just as many who were adamant about the team not leaving. Bud didn't help himself or, more importantly, us diehards by gutting the team at the same time he was making those demands. And all this just a couple years removed from the Buffalo Debacle.
Eat dirt, neck.