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Old 10-07-2005   #21
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This is nothing. The Oilers had a stretch from '82-'86 where they were 12-52 and I never lost interest. Sometimes I brought the Sunday paper with me to the games but I never lost interest

That's why practically nobody outside of Beltway 8 was ever an Oilers fan and why the Cowboys dominate Texas. Looks like it's gonna be a while before the Texans really confront that problem.
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You mean the Cowboys bandwagon jumpers from the Houston area who didn't want to root for their home team just because they were perennial losers? Yeah, we know about them.

There was actually an earlier era ('70-'73) when the fan alignment took root - that's when Tom Landy was taking the Cowboys to conference championships and Super Bowls every year while the Houston team struggled to win 10 games over that period.
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This is nothing. The Oilers had a stretch from '82-'86 where they were 12-52 and I never lost interest. Sometimes I brought the Sunday paper with me to the games but I never lost interest

I remember that stretch all to well. It was during that time that Cleveland won the division with an 8-8 record. If I remember correctly, we had a Biles movement during that time span.
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You mean the Cowboys bandwagon jumpers from the Houston area who didn't want to root for their home team just because they were perennial losers? Yeah, we know about them.

There was actually an earlier era ('70-'73) when the fan alignment took root - that's when Tom Landy was taking the Cowboys to conference championships and Super Bowls every year while the Houston team struggled to win 10 games over that period.
I was a Oiler fan in that era,they when 1-13 back to back oh the joy of being a oiler fan in the early 70's it still brings a tear to my eye ,Then Earl came and it was time to LUV YA BLUE, Maybe someday that will come for the Texans.
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Another great post. Pork, along with that Colts fan who plages this board let me hold the door for you guys. Heck I 'll throw in gas money to see ya go...
Let me get this straight. Because I think the best way to get this team headed in the right direction toward a Super Bowl is to can the current regime, then I cannot be a Texans fan? I sure hope you are not a member of the Texans marketing dept.
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You mean the Cowboys bandwagon jumpers from the Houston area who didn't want to root for their home team just because they were perennial losers? Yeah, we know about them.

There was actually an earlier era ('70-'73) when the fan alignment took root - that's when Tom Landy was taking the Cowboys to conference championships and Super Bowls every year while the Houston team struggled to win 10 games over that period.
I was a Cowboys fan for many years. I was an Oilers fan for many years. The two were mutually exclusive, IMO. The Oilers played in the AFC and were my #1 team, and the Cowboys played in the NFC. Whenever the two met, I pulled for the Oilers, but if the Oilers didn't make it, I always pulled for the Cowboys after. I stopped following the Cowboys completely once the entire team was doped up every Sunday, so I haven't been a fan for at least 10 years, but I wish them no ill except for when they play the Texans. I am very much the same way with college teams. I want Texas to win the national championship this year, but I also want all Texas teams to beat anyone outside of Texas. These Aggie fans that want Texas to lose to OU make me sick. Pull for the Aggies, by all means. But don't root for the Sooners to beat Texas just because you're bitter. Texas sports > all. I will never root for an out-of-state team to beat any Texas team.

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A true fan would not lose intrest in their team regardless. Go away and never come back, because we don't need sorry losers like you.

I totally agree with this statement!! Wonder where you will be WHEN the Texans rally and have a good season!!?? You still gonna LOSE INTEREST if they make the playoffs?? I detest bandwagoners!!!!!!!!!!!
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i will watch the rest of the games this year because I'm a Texans fan, although I'm not going out on on limb and predicting any wins. If they do luck out and get a win, it will be against someone we didn't expect. I just don't see light at the end of the tunnel as far as getting more pressure on the QB, and protecting our QB. The talent is just not there.

On second thought though, I think I will pass on the Indy games. I just pictured Victor Riley vs. Dwight Freeney, and it made me sick to my stomach.
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OK, back on topic.

We are actually playing for this man or this one.
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THE REST OF THIS YEAR IS ABOUT WHO WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR AND WHO WILL NOT.

It is like training camp all over to find out who can make the team next year.
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This may sound strange, but I found it far easier to be a fan of the Oilers from '82 to '84 when they were horrible, than when they imploded in the playoffs in '91-'93. Those loses to Buffalo, Denver, and Kansas City still haunt me to this day. That said, I would still be an Oiler's fan to this day if they were still here. There really is nothing worse than a bandwagon fan.
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I totally agree with this statement!! Wonder where you will be WHEN the Texans rally and have a good season!!?? You still gonna LOSE INTEREST if they make the playoffs?? I detest bandwagoners!!!!!!!!!!!
I detest bandwagoners as well, at least see who will make the team next year, and support our team, we are very lucky to have one again, even though the losses get tougher every week, please support our team people no matter if they are 0-16. I can not stand watching all the astros fans come out of the woodwork after they were not there all year long ecspecially in the beginning when they lost almost every game.
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Wow. Lost interest? The Buccaneers, Bengals and Steelers are doing good right now if you wanna check them out. The Giants too...
Why would you say something like that? Even if we made playoffs or won the Super Bowl you have to go back to not making it again for a few years...well maybe many years but that's how it goes. What do people do every year? Watch games and like their team. Whether 8-8 or 16-0. You think it would feel better to be a Steelers fan and maintain interest because of a 15-1 and still not make the Super Bowl? It's rough, but not loose interest rough. Now I'm wondering how many Tampa, Pitt, and New England fans lost interest and went back. Geez.
Hang in there man, you'll be alright

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I have to admit my interest level is at an all time low.
Looks like you are not the only one. I have 3 extra tickets and couldn't even sell them on Ebay at face.

As much as I hate to admit it, Houston in general appears to be a "bandwagon" city.
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Lost interest?
Lose patient ? Oh yea ! Get frustrated ? Oh Yea ! Get mad ? Absolutely !
But lose interest ? No way ! Never a dull moment with the Texans. Besides,
when they finally get this train back on the tracks, its gonna be oh so nice
to know you've been here for the whole trip. Might be a long trip, but we'll
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Football is a year around hobby , if you like reading about the draft or mini camps or when camp starts . The season is the test of how your teams doing .
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Lose patient ? Oh yea ! Get frustrated ? Oh Yea ! Get mad ? Absolutely !
But lose interest ? No way ! Never a dull moment with the Texans. Besides,
when they finally get this train back on the tracks, its gonna be oh so nice
to know you've been here for the whole trip. Might be a long trip, but we'll
get there !
I didn't originate the post by the way. Just wanted to make that clear. I was responding to the original thread post.
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Looks like you are not the only one. I have 3 extra tickets and couldn't even sell them on Ebay at face.

As much as I hate to admit it, Houston in general appears to be a "bandwagon" city.
I bet if you gave them away you could easily find takers.

Maybe you're selling them too high? Maybe sports fans are more interested in supporting the Astros post-season game instead of a 0-3 Texans team?

I don't think Houston is so much "bandwagon" as it is a "fairweather fan" kind of city.

There are still us hardcore fans out here, though!
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I bet if you gave them away you could easily find takers.

Maybe you're selling them too high? I don't think Houston is so much "bandwagon" as it is a "fairweather fan" kind of city.

There are still us hardcore fans out here, though!
You can be the judge if face value is too high, the Texans set the price there. My tix HAVE gone up the last 2 years.

I own 4 season tix so that I can have the option to bring friends. Normally when I have no one to come down there with me from Austin, I sell my extras on Ebay. The last few seasons I have had no problem getting back what I paid, but this year has been a different story which tells me something. If this keeps up, I will probably not renew 2 of them next year because having the option to bring 2 extra friends isn't worth losing a LOT of money.

To me, fairweather and bandwagon is the same thing. When things are good (winning), they jump on the bandwagon. Maybe fairweather describes more of what I meant.

I know Houston has many die hards, I consider myself one and probably just about everyone that even visits these boards. However, we may be in the minority.

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