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Old 11-09-2012   #41
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That's BS! I commented to my wife how embarrasing it was that the stadium was half empty during the 4th quarter of the Bills game. We have a city full of fair weather fans. I could understand if we were getting blown out, but we were winning. I don't see the mass exodus from other stadiums when I see them on TV. It's quite strange IMHO.
Yeah, too many people bail half way through the 4th quarter. I remember the Falcons game last year a few in my section cleared out. And you're not gonna find a better down the stretch game than that.
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I think we can expect to see a massive influx of "new" fans near playoff time, and especially if we can make a run in the playoffs.
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Old 11-09-2012   #43
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Sam you might not remember the craziness of Luv ya Blue but this city went berserk for two years. I mean strangers meeting by chance in an elevator or just anywhere immediately began talking Oilers. The only thing close to that was the Rockets 1994 and 1995. We may be a dominant thing but still baby new to it; so yeah chest thumping should be rampant. We are nowhere near Packer or Patriot fan expectations of an annual playoff appearance. Texans (people not the team) have always lived through sports from kiddie ball to majors. Having lost an NFL team and going through several losing and so so seasons with McNair's team, I just expect more at least for now.
Your last sentence holds the key to the problem.

A lot of folks had their heart ripped out when the Oilers left Houston. Maybe these folks have never recovered the way WE have?

For many people, they might have chosen other teams OR might have just give up on it altogether. Plus, with social media and smart phones we're not talking on elevators with people anymore...we're typing things onto a phone and interacting digitally now.

Those things might factor into the lack of buzz. If I want to chat it up about Texans football, I'm doing that here and not with random dude on elevator.

Different times.
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Your last sentence holds the key to the problem.

A lot of folks had their heart ripped out when the Oilers left Houston. Maybe these folks have never recovered the way WE have?

For many people, they might have chosen other teams OR might have just give up on it altogether. Plus, with social media and smart phones we're not talking on elevators with people anymore...we're typing things onto a phone and interacting digitally now.Those things might factor into the lack of buzz. If I want to chat it up about Texans football, I'm doing that here and not with random dude on elevator.

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GP I think your post has much to do with it. I still strike up conversation with random folks wearing and NFl gear & lead into Texans but probably many do not do that.

I have stronger since of urgency/trepidation with Cody out now and OD probably reduced to just a few plays if that.
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I was a little surprised that the steady stream of Texans fans leaving at the beginning of the 4th quarter. This is FOOTBALL!! And we have a great team! You pay full price for a ticket to FOUR quarters of NFL football, why not enjoy it?!

Then again, I'm one of the folks who sat through every home game of the 2-14 season, never leaving our seats until the clock showed 0:00, so I might not be the best person to comment on these folks...
I'm with you, I've never left early either. Good or bad, I stay til the end.
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I'm with you, I've never left early either. Good or bad, I stay til the end.
Heck, I always stay until the end even if it's a PS game, a basketball game, anything really. I can understand that some folks have other obligation afterward though.
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some people dont like to get stuck in traffic some people go back to the parking lot to party and some people go upstairs to creep on da gurlz LOL
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I think the term is cautiously optimistic.
Well, I think the truth of the matter is that we haven't done anything yet.

For us, who live & die BattleRed & SteelBlue, there is plenty to be excited about. But for the casuals & the muffhuggas... we haven't done anything yet.
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I think the term is cautiously optimistic.

I'll feel a lot better about this season if we win in Chicago. But we need to beat Chicago and/or NE for me to really good about this team heading into the playoffs.
I'm feeling A LOT BETTER this morning!!!!


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Actually, I think this town is more Texans crazy than I've ever seen it..

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Heck, I always stay until the end even if it's a PS game, a basketball game, anything really. I can understand that some folks have other obligation afterward though.

You pay so much for the ticket to get in that when I do get to go I get every seconds worth out of it.
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because the texans were suppose to be this great team but when they play prime time games they can barely beat the jets, get crushed by green bay, and barely beat jason campbell.

those games were suppose to showcase our great team but the texans underwhelmed and underperformed.

Cant blame the fans and media for their reluctant approach.

All that matters for the texans are playoff wins.
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did yall see that picture of all the texans fan at that Silver ball thing in CHI someone post that


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Did they use to work for Continental?
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Yall Should see whats happening in San Antonio...heh heh

Ill post pics soon but check out Houston Texans Fan Club of San Antonio on FB. Last night we had party and it was packed. We have over 900 members.(or people who like page...whatever)

Pretty cool...not as monolithic for Dallas as you have been led to believe.
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I get more response now than I have in the past when I wear Texans' gear. They play Texans games now here in Dallas almost every week.

But we don't get a lot of media attention because we're not a story. We've got the quietest WRs in the league. We've got one of the calmest QBs in the league. Even most of our defensive players aren't THAT in your face. Our guys aren't going out and shooting people or getting busted or hitting their girlfriends or anything. Our coaching staff could give classes in not giving the other team bulletin board material, always being respectful of the talent of the players on the other team no matter their record.

So most people don't identify with our players. They don't get a chance to learn who our guys are.

BUT.

We had to take a connection through Cincinnati. As I was walking onto the plane, the stewardess pointed at my shirt and said, "You guys are 8-1!" Which was a surprise. Later on, she came by and talked to us. She'd been watching the game in Mexico. When she found out we'd been at the game her response was... "Shut up!" It was kinda cool.
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I get more response now than I have in the past when I wear Texans' gear. They play Texans games now here in Dallas almost every week.

But we don't get a lot of media attention because we're not a story. We've got the quietest WRs in the league. We've got one of the calmest QBs in the league. Even most of our defensive players aren't THAT in your face. Our guys aren't going out and shooting people or getting busted or hitting their girlfriends or anything. Our coaching staff could give classes in not giving the other team bulletin board material, always being respectful of the talent of the players on the other team no matter their record.

So most people don't identify with our players. They don't get a chance to learn who our guys are.

BUT.

We had to take a connection through Cincinnati. As I was walking onto the plane, the stewardess pointed at my shirt and said, "You guys are 8-1!" Which was a surprise. Later on, she came by and talked to us. She'd been watching the game in Mexico. When she found out we'd been at the game her response was... "Shut up!" It was kinda cool.
So...was she Hot?
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So...was she Hot?
Actually, she was kinda cute.
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Actually, I think this town is more Texans crazy than I've ever seen it..

OH YEAH!!


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Agreed. I see more people wearing the gear, car flags, etc. than ever before.

As for people leaving the stadium early, I never do, but it happens everywhere. There were a lot of empty seats at the end of the Steelers game Monday night.
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Do people in Houston still fail to have Reliant filled at KO ? That's a sign of poor
fan support, but many in Houston don't seem to have a clue about that ?
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