Originally Posted by Textan
That other organization was just a tad more closer than some random team in a long ago decade.
That organization played for the city of Houston, same as the Texans.
That organization started in Houston, same as the Texans.
That organization had most of its fans in and around the Houston area, same as the Texans.
Many Oiler fans are now Houston Texans fans.
So, why not show a little more respect for folks who easily make comparisons between the two franchises.
It's NOT that far of a stretch.
Exactly. IMO City > Franchise in identifying with a team and people always compare to their history. The way teams change players, front office, and even owners its just as valid to compare 2012 Texans to the 1980 Oilers as it is to compare the 2012 Cowboys with the 1980 version. Unless you think a lousy franchise document is the real spirit of the NFL and its fans.
Earl Campbell played for HOUSTON, not the Titans.