The fan comments are a bit telling also. For example ...
I remember last year when the Texans played here in Chicago-I was disgusted at how they carried themselves the night before the game.
Cornering Bears fans in bars, pissing all over the floors of the bathrooms…blatantly rude and obnoxious.
Their behavior on Sunday was unfortunately not surprising to me at all.
(*I am sure that this does not encompass the entire fan base, but, this is where the ‘stereotype’ comes from)
I have done quite a few road trips and this quote doesn't surprise me. Since the team started making the playoffs I have been noticing an increasing amount of a certain element of fans traveling. I will just say ones that don't look like they are coming from the best neighborhoods in Houston.
In Jacksonville last season we had a row of Texans fans sitting a few rows down from us. They were wasted, yelling obscenities turning around mocking the Jags fans, etc. It was teeing me off because we were often the focus of the Jags fans retribution. It was pretty embarrassing.
I noticed some of this too in Nashville last season. Texans fans getting wasted the night before, mouthing off walking down the streets, etc.
Of course I am not referring to the long timers that I have seen travel for years. This element of fans are fairly new and obviously only going to be around when the team is winning.