Originally Posted by Mean Machine
Hello Texans Fans!
Among all the excitement of the upcoming season with all the new faces that are hopefully going to carry us to the play-offs, there's one thing that happens on the floor at Reliant that needs to be addressed. WE NEED A REAL CANNON!
Have y'all seen that 'toy cannon' that the Texans fire off after we score? It is a Tonka toy, a joke for a team named for the only state to fight for its Independence.
The Texans could bring in a REAL cannon, perhaps from a Texas Independence re-enactment group to fire off after Texans scores at our home field. Anything is better than that puny little thing they shoot for crying out loud.
My buddies think I'm nuts for pushing this, but darn it, I just think it would be cool if we had a REAL cannon.
G Money in Round Rock
Good post, it made me think. Two different options actually came to mind. Although I suspect the NFL would only allow one of them, both of which would probably meet with some kind of objection.
First the one that would recieve the least reasonable of objections. Your reenactment reference made me think of this one. I thought, maybe we could have a reproduction of the cannon from Gonzales, TX, accompanied by a reproduction of the "COME AND TAKE IT" flag. Of course, I immediatley realized we would have protests by people like Sylvia Garcia, LULAC(League of United Latin American Citizens) and the NCLR(National Council of La Raza), just as Garcia did when Houston 1836 was the name of the Houston MLS team. Someone needs to explain to these morons that they live in the USA, and Mexico ceded all rights to the State of Texas after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. I personally am disgusted at their unrighteous indignation, and with the Houston MLS team's capitulation. That is why I will never support that team or vote for any referendum to build them a new stadium.
Now for the one I don't believe the NFL would allow. I remember my father telling me that when he attended Texas A&M, they used to fire off a Howitzer when the Aggies scored. He also said, if I remember correctly, the NCAA made them stop firing the Howitzer, because it was too loud. It actually shook the ground when it was fired.