Originally Posted by Doppelganger
The Texans have had 1 playoff year thus far. At the moment the texans are tied with the new Cleveland browns in terms of playoff appearances in the league. 1 year does not earn respect, it's done over a longtime of continued excellence and/ or a large fan base. As much as we don't like To think of it, the Texans are largely irrelevant outside of Texas. More sustained winning will grow the brand and elicit respect.
The cowboys have the third most amount of Super Bowl trophies in the league and have one of the biggest if not biggest fan bases in the league. More recently they have had jerruh's head scratching comments. Espn will cater to what people want to talk about. See the jets: jets have been a team of one liners with Rex. Prior to Rex they were largely ignored. To get on espn you need continued success or have some zany character.
The texans are taking the first route.
Bull. ESPN's decision to not really show or talk about the Texans and drool over Tebow and the Cowboys didn't have anything to do with respect and it doesn't have anything to do with Houston only having their first playoff victory last season.. the league is a parody league now which changes on a year to year basis.. teams rise and fall every single season.
The Texans are now one of the best teams in the league, they're playing against a all time great QB who played his entire career in their division, it happens to be one of the biggest AFC matchups this week. This game WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST STORY LINES ON THE WEEK. So much so that CBS decided to televise it all the way across the country. Only one network thought it was a foot note... ESPN. That doesn't have anything to do with "respect" as much as it has to do with just a crappy production company who cares more about sports gossip than actually covering sports stories that matter and have actual substance. Other networks are taking notice of the Texans and took notice of this game. It isn't a "respect" issue. LOL, think about it like this, without even winning another game, if Houston would sign T.O. or pick up a QB like Tebow ESPN would be all over the Texans coverage wise.. Do you really think they would just start taking notice, because they "respected us". They only care about gossip pieces, that's what they "respect".