Originally Posted by Thorn
We fully realize this, but it doesn't mean it doesn't piss us off still. Frankly, I'm glad Putrid Adams is gone. I didn't watch football anymore when the Oilers left town, and strangely enough, I found things to do on Sundays during football season until the Texans took up the slack again. Even if you truly love something, but there is something about that love that you honestly just frigging hate, it's not that hard to let it go.
I completely understand it and do not disagree.
My main point was regarding the suggestion that the Texans would ever wear Oiler gear. Never going to happen, and quite frankly, I'm glad it's never going to happen.
Originally Posted by Hervoyel
I wear my Oiler gear on the bye week every season. Fridays I wear my Texans jersey to work during football season and there's always that one week when we aren't playing to account for. I call it "Earl Campbell Day" and wear my Oiler's #34 to work instead. It's my version of "....and one for my homies" I guess.
I don't want "Oiler's" back anymore. Time finally convinced me that they can't give me back something I already have. They have words on a page, we have history and memories. They can read about it, we lived it. I think we got the better end of that deal.
That's what the bye week is about for me. Texans are off, time to pay my respects to the Oilers. Now that I think about it I need to get me a Jim Kelly Gambler's jersey and make it a more inclusive "Houston Football History" day.
Yep, I cherish my Oilers memories and would never disrespect them. We all have some great memories of those days...and some not so great...but it's coming on 20 years since they abandoned the city of Houston and us fans. So honor the players and memories, but piss on the franchise and owner.
I never mind seeing fans wearing old Oilers gear, but I hope I never see Texans players wearing it on the field of play.
Now the Gamblers are a different story. Never going to happen, but I'd love it if the Texans honored this Houston team. But I'm sure the NFL dictator would never allow that to happen.