Originally Posted by Mr. White
This thread made me think of the Carl Mauck interview with John McClain on 610.
He talked about how different times were back then and the blue-collar attitude that the Oilers had back then. Most of them worked regular jobs during the offseason. The players were really impressed with the rally. They were proud of how much the city supported them.
He said that the old Oilers feel like orphans nowadays. They have no association with Nashville and they don't really get recognized by the Texans organization. He said that "it's sad."
That's not completely true. The Texans have a "homecoming" game once a year where old Houston football players are signing autographs before the game and are honored at halftime.
There's not a whole lot the Texans can do when Bud controls the images and history of the team. Personally, I wish the Texans would retire the no. 34 as an homage to Earl and all the Oiler greats. It would be a nice symbolic gesture for the fans, too.