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Old 10-19-2005   #1
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Have you seen his press briefing on our houstontexans.com site. he said that the team could get more enthusiastic if we would show them more support like we used to. Instead of booying them when they do something stupid he want us to cheer and cheer until we cant cheer anymore. then we go and we show the other team that we could cheer for our team.

What do you guys think of his comments?
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i think he's deffering us to a different problem (our cheering?) because he doesnt want to talk about the fact we're 0-5.
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Me and my wife will be there CHEERING just like any other game UNTIL it gets ugly. Then we will just watch and be HOPEFUL for the next game.

No matter what I STILL LOVE MY TEAM!!!!!
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I don't buy it. McNair is attempting to use a simple psychological theory called 'Cognitive Dissonance' which states that if you say something outloud enough, you'll eventually believe it (simplified version). You see this a lot with eating disorder research, where girls will say 'Im not fat' over and over and 'Celebrity bodies are airbrushed' and eventually get the idea they can't be perfect. McNair wants us to cheer for the Texans so that we will start to believe that we like them again. He is losing money because people aren't coming to games, aren't paying top dollar for tickets, and aren't purchasing souveniers. If this team seemed to be making any effort (Fonoti anyone?!?) then I would be more apt to show some love. As it is, Im glad their in Houston and all, but this is not a good season.
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Why am I not surprised that this organization is now pointing fingers at us fans. Always an excuse with these guys.

BTW Mr. McNair... if your team plays the way it has been playing all season I will boo my head off... until halftime anyway.
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You know, I just watched the briefing, and I say we give him what he wants. Football is not something every city gets to have. Look at LA. So lets cheer the hell out of the colts. Maybe making some noise will give us an advantage. If we embarass ourselves again, the least we can say is that we did everything we could. Then McNair will be left with no options but to look elsewhere
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If this team seemed to be making any effort (Fonoti anyone?!?) then I would be more apt to show some love. As it is, Im glad their in Houston and all, but this is not a good season.
Some people think that Fonoti is crazy...literally. Not only did we pass him up for a 6th, but so did the rest of the NFL. Hard to blame the team for passing on him....we may not know the whole story on that.

On the thread...I watched the tape and I find it hard to believe you guys want to twist sinister overtones on that. Lemmings eventually charge over cliffs you know.
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umm no they dont thas a misconception, but i get what u mean.
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Why is cheering for your team a shot at the fans? Isnt that what they are supposed to do? I realize that the team sucks, but they know that also. Changes are coming at the end of the season they cant do anything right now. If I had the bucks Id be there every Sunday right along with you guys getting hoarse and drunk. So make those in my situation proud, lord knows I try and make it so you guys can here me from my house.
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i think most texan fans have the same mindset...we'll cheer our butts off until the team begins to lose in a manor that is unacceptable...what i mean by that is playing with no heart and it shows...the team hasn't had any heart since the beginning of the season...we look like a boxer that just got punched in the mouth and is still stunned
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Booing is passé. How about hissing, instead? It’s big in Europe. Plus, it could freak out the Colts. Think about it.
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Booing is passé. How about hissing, instead? It’s big in Europe. Plus, it could freak out the Colts. Think about it.
That is funny and a great suggestion.

Joe Texan.... get us started on Sunday!
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I think he applauded the fans for past support and asked them to come ready to cheer with the roof closed this Sunday. He basically said the fans are important and the team feeds off the fans support. I appreciate his comments and i'm thankful we have a first class owner. I really don't see how someone could find anything negative about his comments. If one does, one must be a really miserable person.
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"If" that's what he said, then we have bigger problems than we first thought.

For an owner to make that comment (which I'm not sure he did) it makes me question how much longer I should follow this team.

I really hope he's not entirely serious, as in saying that CHEERING the bad product we see on the field is going to make things better.

If that's what he meant, then the guy is insane. You can't ask fans to cheer a losing team, especially the way we've been losing. Losing a game on a last-second field goal is one thing. Heck, losing a game in the last two minutes like we did in Cincy is acceptable. But losing the way we have to Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Tennesse, and Seattle is appalling and in no form or fashion deserves a good "cheering" until they show they can play competitive football like they did in Cincy.

I cannot fully believe that McNair is fully serious about cheering instead of booing. This guy would last two seconds in Philadelphia, New England, Pittsburgh, etc. He's just too doggone nice.

So I guess if Pepsi develops a soft drink, and nobody buys it because it tastes bad....Pepsi just continues to throw millions of advertising dollars away to convinve people it tastes good?

And on top of it, now that I think about it, isn't his comment a little arrogant for the OWNER of a team to instruct the people who PAY HIM to see the team play to keep cheering?

Yeah, that's going to win over a lot of Texans fans: "Hey! I'm Bob McNair and I own the Texans! What? You don't like the team right now? Well, uh...how about you keep paying to see them and CHEER them back into proper form? Yeah, that's what we need. If you'll keep cheering, they'll do better. Heck if you'd cheer louder and not boo, they'd get better and more people will buy more tickets and popcorn and Texans souvenirs! Keep cheering guys! We're getting better the louder it gets!"

Please, somebody tell me that his comments were taken out of context by the poster who started this thread.
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Some people think that Fonoti is crazy...literally. Not only did we pass him up for a 6th, but so did the rest of the NFL. Hard to blame the team for passing on him....we may not know the whole story on that.
Fonoti may be crazy. He may be a serial murderer, or a loon who ends up scoring for the other team. The thing is, there are 32 teams in the NFL. One gave up a 6th rounder for him, and one was dealing him. That means that 30 teams passed. Of those 30 teams, the Texans have BY FAR the worst offensive line, and needed to take a chance. He has 1 year left on his contract. Lets say there is a 99% chance that he is crazy. Well, that is chance we needed to take. ALl those other teams can AFFORD to pass on someone they think is crazy. We Can't. Simple enough
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"If" that's what he said, then we have bigger problems than we first thought...
Yes, let's parse interview answers over and over until we find the subliminal message. Again.

That's the underlying problem on this team. They interview poorly.
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Ah, what it sounded like to me in the video (some paraphrasing)....

he's expceting the players to play inspired and is wanting the fans to help as they have in the past because they invigorate and inspire the team to play well. He wants the fans to feel like this is our team and that we're with them to help with a win. Noted that the fans have been great in the past and that it's still a long season to go and that he's looking forward to the fans coming out.

So, maybe a little different view than the original post. Personally, I'll still be out for toro, the cheerleaders, then scream the last names as the players come on the field and keep on cheering from the heavens of 619 till it looks like the cheering is not being reflected in Texans play.

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The first post was completely out of context. He was basically asking for the fans to stay positive, etc.

An interesting thing at the end there.... he said that so far they've had some bad breaks and injuries. It would have been nice to hear some honesty there and for him to call some people out instead of making excuses.
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Have you seen his press briefing on our houstontexans.com site. he said that the team could get more enthusiastic if we would show them more support like we used to. Instead of booying them when they do something stupid he want us to cheer and cheer until we cant cheer anymore. then we go and we show the other team that we could cheer for our team.

What do you guys think of his comments?
That's nothing more than the usual banter. He's not going to show his hand if he's actually looking to make a change. The next thing I'd expect is the old vote of confidence statement. The axe usually falls shortly afterward.
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