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Old 04-23-2006   #1
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If you're anything but pro-Vince, make sure you are not mid-gulp of your morning coffee before you turn to page C11 in today's print edition.

If you're pro-Vince, I'm sure you will find it amusing and one more thing to rally around.

Not trying to sell papers here, just a very 'mysterious' full page ad appears in the print edition of Chronicle Sports this morning. No disclosure on who paid for the ad - I assume the Chronicle did it themselves -- or maybe it was "Holly F" who was the author of one of the two highly anonymous "Draft Vince" fan letters to Bob McNair that were blown up to fit one page. Or maybe Mattress Mac, Richard Justice, Rich Lord and John McClain pooled a few bucks....

The content of the letters is nothing special, however, the effect of the full page ad is quite compelling - and will almost certainly stir the emotions of Texas exes everywhere in these final days leading up to the draft. The Texans fan feedback email address, street address, and fax number appear at the bottom of the ad.

I would hope that McNair is steadfast enough to do what he believes is best - whatever that decsion may be - regardless of last minute sway campaigns that mimic pre election day hype and politics.

I wonder if the pro-Bush/pro-Carr camp will get equal time from the Chronic? I guess if someone comes up with the $$$ to cover the cost of a full pager. Any takers?

The Chronicle's sports editor is Fred Faour. His email is fred.faour@chron.com

Chronicle Sports also takes email at sptletters@chron.com

Yes, it's a tired old topic, but this was newsworthy nonetheless.

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I canceled my subscription to the Chronicle almost two years ago. Got sick and tired of all the pro-Cowboy/Titan news our friend J. McClain was shoving down our throats. Also, because of the Chronicles biased political opinions. Just my way of protesting my dislike for the way our only newspaper publishes news. During football season I pick up a paper on Monday morning and Fridays, mainly to check stuff for my fantacy football team. Other than that, I get news off the internet or TV, and this MB!
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I saw it early this morning, and almost upchucked my oatmeal. I have two words for you. This has his fingerprints all over it - Mattress Mack.
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Oh yeah, VY baby, VY!!! Keep the hope alive!
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To whoever has the money to blow on something as ridiculous as what I read this morning, do you mind buying me a house, car, steamboat, a bag of cracker jacks, and giving up your suite at the stadium to me when we don't draft Vince?

What kind of person wastes money on something like this? Those full page ads are A LOT of money, and like it or not, this has NO BEARING on what goes on inside Reliant Stadium. I like the passion, but completely dumb move on so many different levels.

If you're going to do something like this, make sure you add why we should take vince over reggie besides saYing reggie is "a good player"

If whoever did that reads these boards, I would like you to fulfill my request for things, especially the suite in the stadium, that i have posted above.

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Oh yeah, VY baby, VY!!! Keep the hope alive!
Yeah, I was wondering if you and Rich Lord were one and the same.

It's not often anymore when I sit at the breakfast table on Sunday morning, and while reading the sports page, I see something that makes me yell out loud, "You got to be ******in kidding me!", and my wife, startled, asks what's wrong, and I show her, and she gulps, and repeats "You got to be ******in kidding me!"

This is a low-life move for the Chronic to allow something like this. I hope the feedback they get will make them happy.
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Wow . . . Really?
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Yeah, I was wondering if you and Rich Lord were one and the same.
Why is that? I really think he is the elite prospect in this draft but I don't start threads about it...I don't post redundantly about it....does it really hurt you that much to see a contrary opinion from me that doesn't run with the pack? Why must one (or some) of the posters have to think like everyone else?
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anyone have a parakeet? or new puppies? maybe a few mullet?
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If you're anything but pro-Vince, make sure you are not mid-gulp of your morning coffee before you turn to page C11 in today's print edition.

If you're pro-Vince, I'm sure you will find it amusing and one more thing to rally around.

Not trying to sell papers here, just a very 'mysterious' full page ad appears in the print edition of Chronicle Sports this morning. No disclosure on who paid for the ad - I assume the Chronicle did it themselves -- or maybe it was "Holly F" who was the author of one of the two highly anonymous "Draft Vince" fan letters to Bob McNair that were blown up to fit one page. Or maybe Mattress Mac, Richard Justice, Rich Lord and John McClain pooled a few bucks....

The content of the letters is nothing special, however, the effect of the full page ad could be quite compelling - and will almost certainly stir the emotions of Texas exes everywhere in these final days leading up to the draft. The Texans fan feedback email address, street address, and fax number appear at the bottom of the ad.

I would hope that McNair is steadfast enough to do what he believes is best - whatever that decsion may be - regardless of last minute sway campaigns that mimic pre election day hype and politics.

I wonder if the pro-Bush/pro-Carr camp will get equal time from the Chronic? I guess if someone comes up with the $$$ to cover the cost of a full pager. Any takers?

The Chronicle's sports editor is Fred Faour. His email is fred.faour@chron.com

Chronicle Sports also takes email at sptletters@chron.com

Yes, it's a tired old topic, but this was newsworthy nonetheless.

I about fell out of my chair when I read that this morning. I'm going to say that "Holly F" doesn't exist. This is probably something the chronicle printed themselves. If you've noticed, every chronicle writer is extremely pro-Vince. I have a theory about this. If Vince comes to Houston, the "journalists" practically have all their stories written for them. They also sell more papers because all the t-sips want to read about Vince. If anthing else happens with the pick, the writers actually have to work to write their stories, and the chronicle doesn't sell as many papers. The chronicle has an extremely vested interest in getting Vince Young in a Texans uniform. I understand this, but wish they could be a little more discrete about it.

If someone actually did write this, get over it. The world will go on without Vince Young in Houston, Texas. And the football team will be better for it.
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Come on 4/30/06 . I think at this point if the Texans draft Vince then their more concerned about a popularity contest than football .
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The ad was a waste of someone's money. Maybe it was Vince who wrote the letter.
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I responded to the email posted in the paper. I said "please dont listen to amatuers who know nothing about evaluating talent." I am not saying VW does not have talent what I am saying is I hope they will get whoever will help this team the most. It probaly dont matter any way, if i had to oversee all the emails they get i would wear out the delete key on my computer.
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Why is that? I really think he is the elite prospect in this draft but I don't start threads about it...I don't post redundantly about it....does it really hurt you that much to see a contrary opinion from me that doesn't run with the pack? Why must one (or some) of the posters have to think like everyone else?
It was the "Keep Hope Alive" quote that I was razzing you about Vinny. Those are the words Rich Lord always uses anymore when the discussion of Vince comes up.

I actually do respect your opinion that VY would be the better choice. But stay away from Rich Lord, Vinny . . puleeese!
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I don't usually buy the Sunday paper, but I'll make an exception today. It sounds like something that will make me smile.
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It was the "Keep Hope Alive" quote that I was razzing you about Vinny. Those are the words Rich Lord always uses anymore when the discussion of Vince comes up.

I actually do respect your opinion that VY would be the better choice. But stay away from Rich Lord, Vinny . . puleeese!
I'm not big on Rich Lord, but people need to get over others having differing opinions. I'm very excited and very pumped for the draft but some of you guys just bring me down when I see the posts demeaning people who are not all on the same page (not talking to you directly here) due to pack mentality. Honestly, I don't think we draft Young but I haven't changed my mind since I last watched last years College football season. I think he will be the freak of this draft in a few years. No amount of rationalizations will change it unless they play some more games so I can change my opinion based on actual football played on a football field.
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P.S. - Bud Adams must be enjoying his Sunday morning coffee and paper.
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For us out of towners can someone post a visual or link?
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Because I live out of state, I have not seen the ad. Are people getting upset that a full page ad was taken out that is campaigning to draft Young, or is there more to it that I am missing?
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Of course he is because all he sees are the $,$$$,$$$'s in jersey sales that he will reap from within Bob McNair's home market.

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I canceled my subscription to the Chronicle almost two years ago. ... Also, because of the Chronicles biased political opinions.
Concur on the politics. A good example is today's leading story in the op-ed section. A story calling the Republican Party (God's Own Party - the GOP) the "first religious party in US history, and that the party is nothing more than a bunch of "biblical captives." Uh...okay. Fox news can't get far enough to the right to balance some of the stuff that appears on those pages. Naturally, the Washington Post was the first paper to pick up that article..

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