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Old 11-29-2012   #16
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Default Re: Other Than the Texans, Who Do You Root For?

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Nobody.
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Originally Posted by Hardcore Texan View Post
No other NFL team, but there are a few teams I hate a little less than the others Okay, truth be told, there's a couple teams I am "neutral" about.
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Also, anybody playing the Cowpies I'll root for during that game.
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Whoever is playing the Cowboys.
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I've stopped watching NFL games that don't involve the texans. I don't root for any other team. I'm just a hometown team type of guy.
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I just pull for any team playing teams I dislike - like the Cowboys.
Same here.

I got old enough to choose my own team, and since that was back in the day when the Lubbock station carried the Cowboys games...and the other Lubbock station carried the Oilers games...my dad was a lifelong Cowboys fan, and being a free-thinking pre-teenager boy who just knew I had to be different than my dad, I decided to choose the Oilers because I could at least see their games on TV.

Ha ha, on days when Cowboys and Oilers played at the same time on the same day...my dad would watch the Cowboys game on the color TV in the living room, and I had to watch my Oilers in my bedroom on my tiny black and white. BLACK AND WHITE. 13-inch THIRTEEN. INCHES. television set. Kids don't even know what the hell a black & white TV is. It's not even a blip on their radar. For me, that little black and white TV was my escape hatch. Oilers games, Married With Children, and Saturday Night wrassling with my friends The Freebirds, Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert, One Man Gang, and Sting.

Before Sunday Ticket, you had to choose that way--Seriously, you did. End of story. Who wants to follow a team that you can't see any of their games? Not me.

When 35-3 happened, I went from being on top of the world to going outside on a cold Texas Panhandle day (sleeting, snowy, wind blowing hard) and I took, and I kid you not, a Louisville Slugger baseball bat to our big tree in the back yard. I shredded that bat like a homicidal maniac on bath salts. I had to kill that poor baseball bat. I begged my parents to let me stay home from school on Monday, because I knew my classmates (who were ALL Cowboys fans) would tear me to pieces over how the Oilers choked.

I briefly followed the Vikings when the Oilers left Houston, but only because Warren Moon was the Vikes QB...it was sort of like a consolation prize I suppose. One last spin around the block before selling the Oilers house I lived in. Dudes, do you any of you feel this way like I did: The last real year in Houston, when Steve McNair was sort of getting his shots (and Eddie George, too) I couldn't even really stand to watch it...I did, but it felt wrong. Icky and gross. I even tried to watch their first season in TN, and I couldn't stomach it. It wasn't them anymore. Same colors, yeah, but not the same team. Sigh...that was the day my NFL world came to a screeching halt.

So yeah, I have zero room for any other team(s). I don't even follow college ball because I have no leftover energy for it. I suppose for awhile I followed Texas Tech until they sold their soul to the devil Craig James and decided they would let tittie babies run their program. Look at 'em now: They have an old man slapping headsets off grad assistants' heads. You showed Mike Leach, Tech. Way to go, you doofuses.

Texans All The Way. They just might erase 35-3 after all, which would be sort of like those magical years in 1994 and 1995 when the Rockets erased some bad memories.
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