Originally Posted by Texans_Chick
I'm not sure folks outside of Houston *get* what we are feeling with our team.
Words fail to describe everything, and to be honest, I don't want to think or talk about history other than noting we were never supposed to get another team.
I would dearly love for this playoff run to be long and magnificent and triumphant but I understand the odds. Bleep the odds.
I just want to say how truly grateful I am to have become a part of our Texans community. I've met so many great people, great fans. We have a shared history, and now we are making new history. It is cool.
NFL football by far is my favorite sport but what makes sport great is the people. The shared emotion about something that in the big scheme of things doesn't matter but it does in its connections.
None of us are guaranteed tomorrows, and so I am appreciating today and every moment. I want to say how much I love you all. Glad for this MB. Glad for our fans. You guys are the best.
Now let's blow the roof off that sucker. For those who can be at the game. And for those who cannot.
My friends here in Austin don't understand what it's like to be a Houston sports fan, particularly of football. When we lost to the Colts in Indy this year, they thought my frustration was unjustified. They said, "Be happy with what your team has achieved this year, they came a long way." But they are fans of teams with legacies. It's easy to take for granted. They didn't have two footballs teams that were forever in the shadow of Dallas, they didn't have to deal with a Bud Adams, or a constantly unsatiated desire to win. You have to have lived in our under-appreciated city, or grown up going to the Astrodome, or simply loving your Houston teams unconditionally, and never getting relevance and satisfaction in return.
So it is a special connection among Houston fans. That atmosphere yesterday at the tailgate and in Reliant was electric. I've been to a lot of sporting events, but I've never felt anything like that. I am happy to be part of it. I met a lot of good people yesterday who I intend on staying in touch with for a long time.
And Steph, when I told you that my Dad loves you, I should've said that we both love you. Keep doing what you're doing, and don't ever change.