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Old 10-23-2013   #1
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Starting a petition to get back the the rights to the Oilers name, Uniforms and records. We'll have our history back, be able to hang earl and moons jerseys among others as well as use the oilers throwback jerseys. I wish we could go back to being the oilers instead of the texans but thats unlikely. Please email, and share this on FB, Twitter etc etc. Lets spread the word and get back whats ours.

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No. As much as we would love it, the Texans are their own franchise.

Plus, I'm pretty sure the titans org won't let go of that history.
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No. As much as we would love it, the Texans are their own franchise.

Plus, I'm pretty sure the titans org won't let go of that history.
This isnt to replace the texans. Its to give us back our records, throwbacks ect. They belong to the city of Houston. The Oilers are the reason Houston has any major league teams. They meant more to this city than any team has or likely ever will.
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The Oilers are NOT the reason why this city has any other major sports team, that's just ludicrous. Houston is not some small market podunk town, they are a big market city and would've had multiple teams with or without the existence of the Oilers.. hence why they even got a 2nd chance at a NFL team.

As far as bringing the Oilers back.. lets not, that shipped has already sailed. Bud took it with him and those records now belong in Tenn. We'll still own the memories though.
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The Oilers are NOT the reason why this city has any other major sports team, that's just ludicrous. Houston is not some small market podunk town, they are a big market city and would've had multiple teams with or without the existence of the Oilers.. hence why they even got a 2nd chance at a NFL team.

As far as bringing the Oilers back.. lets not, that shipped has already sailed. Bud took it with him and those records now belong in Tenn. We'll still own the memories though.
Just because you have a big market doesn't mean people are going to support a team. We dont have a pro hockey team do we? nope. The oilers proved that Houston Could draw people into stadiums. From that we proved we could have major league teams.
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Just because you have a big market doesn't mean people are going to support a team. We dont have a pro hockey team do we? nope. The oilers proved that Houston Could draw people into stadiums. From that we proved we could have major league teams.
LOL, your argument that Houston wouldn't of had another sports team is because we don't have a NHL team? Who cares if they don't have a NHL team, this isn't really a hockey town is it? And Houston still was a front runner to land the Penguins before Mario Lemieux stepped in and saved the franchise.

With all the movement of sports teams throughout the last couple of decades (to even small markets that can barely support them) you're crazy if you think the 4th largest city in America wouldn't be able to land a major sports team. The Oilers being here are not the only reason why we have pro baseball, pro basketball, and pro soccer,... and another pro football team. And know they're not here because the "Oilers proved the citizens would support a pro team". Big market cities get pro teams, because pro teams are owned by successful business men. Successful business men want to do business in major markets.
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The Oilers are NOT the reason why this city has any other major sports team, that's just ludicrous. Houston is not some small market podunk town, they are a big market city and would've had multiple teams with or without the existence of the Oilers.. hence why they even got a 2nd chance at a NFL team.

As far as bringing the Oilers back.. lets not, that shipped has already sailed. Bud took it with him and those records now belong in Tenn. We'll still own the memories though.
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Default Re: Lets get back the Oilers

I think it would be nice to do something in honor of BumPhillips' passing. But since he's an "Oiler" I doubt we'll be able to, no matter how much since it makes.

I'd be frustrated as a player, knowing how much it would mean to my coach.
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meh.....spilt milk and all that.

I've spent a long lifetime following the Oilers and now the Texans. I don't care if the Titans own the Oilers history, I still love Earl and Bum and all the others. This is akin to the thread about trading AJ to another team and being more loyal to the player than to the team.

The Texans represent Houston. The Titans represent Tennessee. Spilt milk, water under the bridge and all those other clichés are appropriate here.
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As much as I loved the Oilers, I am perfectly fine with the Texans. I like having our own identity.
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This isnt to replace the texans. Its to give us back our records, throwbacks ect. They belong to the city of Houston. The Oilers are the reason Houston has any major league teams. They meant more to this city than any team has or likely ever will.
I know it's not to replace the Texans. But what your suggesting is adding the Houston portion of the Oilers franchise to the Texans, and honoring them at Texans games and what not.

I seriously doubt the Titans org will ever go for an idea like this. Despite the fact that we loved the oilers, they have moved on, and I'd have to assume a good amount of our fan base has moved on as well. Sure we hate Bud for what he did, but once again our franchise is different from their franchise.

Now, honoring the oilers in some sort of sports museum here in Houston would be an awesome idea. I could actually see that happening, but as far as actually using names and players here at the Texans games, I just don't see that.

Plus, The Astros had a pretty big following as well. So I wouldn't go as far as to say the Oilers are the only reason Houston has any major league team. I mean, people were calling for the Astros to become a team back in the 50's when they were the Houston Buffs, a minor league team for the St. Louis Cardinals.
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This isnt to replace the texans. Its to give us back our records, throwbacks ect. They belong to the city of Houston. The Oilers are the reason Houston has any major league teams. They meant more to this city than any team has or likely ever will.
That's great. What's in it for the Titans owners?
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That's great. What's in it for the Titans owners?
Why would there have to be something for the titans owner? When the browns moved to Cleveland and became the ravens they gave back the rights to the browns to cleveland so that one day when they got a new team they could continue.
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Why would there have to be something for the titans owner? When the browns moved to Cleveland and became the ravens they gave back the rights to the browns to cleveland so that one day when they got a new team they could continue.
So why didn't Indy give the rights of the Colts back to Baltimore?

I mean, they didn't do it, so why should the Titans?
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Why would there have to be something for the titans owner? When the browns moved to Cleveland and became the ravens they gave back the rights to the browns to cleveland so that one day when they got a new team they could continue.
That's because their owner, despite the fact that he moved the team.. still had a hint of class. Unlike Bud and Irsay who packed up and moved his team under the cover of darkness during a snow storm.
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Coming back and reading through this thread again. All of OP's reasons are faulty at best. In fact in his Original post, he even said the Texans should be called the Oilers again.
I do want to point out that the NHL didn't award us a team because they don't want to expand. Something they still haven't done to this day. They have just moved former teams to new places.
I think everyone agrees, the Texans are the Texans. Not the Oilers. TIme to move on.
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Might as well bring back all my ex wifes as well.
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Default Re: Lets get back the Oilers

The Oilers died when the team rolled out of town.

We will always have the memories, but the stats, the pain, and the name belonged to Bud Adams. It was always more about him than the team or the city in his mind.

So, no thanks.

Houston has a team, they are named the Texans.
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