Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


Texans Talk Football talk only please. Keep it to the game, the players, the coaches and management.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2006   #1
nunusguy
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 8,991
Rep Power: 185 nunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Why do they call him the General ?

I dunno....but that's quite a handle the 610 guys have bestowed upon
"Hollywood" McClain. I'm think maybe staff sargent, would be reluctant to
go so far as to call him major, might compromise and call him captain. But General ?
Anyway, after these guys BSed too long about baseball and dope, they fianlly talking a little Texans football.
McClain says Ryans may start very soon, even at MLB. Says Babin is playing real well in this mini camp. Both things very good to hear.
nunusguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #2
TexanSam
Hall of Fame
 
TexanSam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Age: 27
Posts: 17,070
Rep Power: 29758 TexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Psssst...I got a secret for you. 790 is better than 610!

Anyway, I don't understand the "General" tag.
TexanSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #3
nunusguy
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 8,991
Rep Power: 185 nunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TexanSam
Psssst...I got a secret for you. 790 is better than 610!

Anyway, I don't understand the "General" tag.
Yea, but 790 doesn't have "The General" !
nunusguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #4
TexanSam
Hall of Fame
 
TexanSam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Age: 27
Posts: 17,070
Rep Power: 29758 TexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respectedTexanSam is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nunusguy
Yea, but 790 doesn't have "The General" !
They do have Charlie Palillo though. I swear, he's like the Einstein of sports. He's a huge know-it-all. There isn't any inside the locker room stuff though if that's what you like.
TexanSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #5
WWJD
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,260
Rep Power: 375 WWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nunusguy
I dunno....but that's quite a handle the 610 guys have bestowed upon
"Hollywood" McClain. I'm think maybe staff sargent, would be reluctant to
go so far as to call him major, might compromise and call him captain. But General ?
Anyway, after these guys BSed too long about baseball and dope, they fianlly talking a little Texans football.
McClain says Ryans may start very soon, even at MLB. Says Babin is playing real well in this mini camp. Both things very good to hear.

How hard is it not to play well in a mini camp?
WWJD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #6
nunusguy
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 8,991
Rep Power: 185 nunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WWJD
How hard is it not to play well in a mini camp?
Apparently TJ was a roaring success at doing just that, because according to
most reports he came into camp fat and lazy. Then he got injured.
I dunno....but doesn't bode very well for last years #1 pick.
As for my remark about Babin, just passing along McClain's remarks. I suspect
its his short hand for saying Jason has impressed so far. And that's good news
to me !
nunusguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #7
WWJD
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,260
Rep Power: 375 WWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nunusguy
Apparently TJ was a roaring success at doing just that, because according to
most reports he came into camp fat and lazy. Then he got injured.
I dunno....but doesn't bode very well for last years #1 pick.
As for my remark about Babin, just passing along McClain's remarks. I suspect
its his short hand for saying Jason has impressed so far. And that's good news
to me !

I was being sarcastic. I'm not a Babin fan. I think he's a wasted draft pick if there ever was one. Hoping he's successful but fearing he's not. Put me down for that.
WWJD is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 06-09-2006   #8
nunusguy
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 8,991
Rep Power: 185 nunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WWJD
I'm not a Babin fan. I think he's a wasted draft pick if there ever was one.
IMO, it's really premature to write the book on Babin's NFL carrer at this point.
Consider he went to a nowhere, backwater college (in football terms), and then was thrust into the NFL his first year as a starter at a position he didn't play in college.
Then last year was spent mostly as a player who was injured for the biggest part of the year, even though he played with this condition for most of his time on the field, except for the end of the season when he excelled at times.
So I'm pleasntly surprised and certainly pleased to hear some good news about his apparent progress this year, his third in the NFL and his first in the league at his old college position.
nunusguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #9
WWJD
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,260
Rep Power: 375 WWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respectedWWJD is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Can't help the way I feel. I think he's a waste. They paid too much for him. I hope he does well because the team needs him but I think when it's all played out he'll just pretty much be average.

Hope I have to eat those words. Won't be the first time I've had supper on something I said.
WWJD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #10
edo783
Site Contributor
 
edo783's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Houston, again.
Posts: 7,706
Rep Power: 4641 edo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

He is the General because he is Generally useless and wrong.
__________________


De Oppresso Liber
edo783 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006   #11
Texans_Chick
Utopian Dreamer
 
Texans_Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,232
Rep Power: 64177 Texans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

I don't know why. If I were guessing, it would probably be a Patton reference given his voice.

I like him though I oft disagree with him. He is really nice with fans and I find him entertaining on the radio. Wish I dint have to hear so much Cowboys/Titans talk but those fans are part of our market so he has to give them something.
__________________
More? Please check out Ultimate Texans Chronicle Blog & Steph Stradley Blog & Twitter @StephStradley
Texans_Chick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2006   #12
Double Barrel
Modified Simian
 
Double Barrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Onward, Upward, and back into the Trees
Section: Gridiron, Tx
Age: 47
Posts: 30,438
Rep Power: 281064 Double Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respectedDouble Barrel is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

I think McClain probably glossed himself with the nic.
__________________
"Football is only a diversion." ~ HOUSTON TEXANS
Double Barrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2006   #13
Vinny
shiny happy fan
 
Vinny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 50
Posts: 21,670
Rep Power: 133798 Vinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respectedVinny is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

I've read McClain since he was an Oilers beat writer...and have no clue why he calls himself 'the general'. One day I saw the Chronicle start referring to him as 'the general'. I thought that this is a really strange way to self promote oneself.
__________________
http://twitter.com/#!/TexansTalk


"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves" - Edward R. Murrow
Vinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2006   #14
Lucky
Moderator
 
Lucky's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 12,982
Rep Power: 119828 Lucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respectedLucky is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texans_Chick
I don't know why. If I were guessing, it would probably be a Patton reference given his voice.
I was thinking Napoleon Bonaparte given his height.
__________________
“We’re looking for a coach that...works with great energy and enthusiasm and very positive in his approach.” - Bob McNair
Lucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2006   #15
Texans_Chick
Utopian Dreamer
 
Texans_Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 7,232
Rep Power: 64177 Texans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans_Chick is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Say what you want to say about him here Fanblog Link: "John McClain: Texans Charlatan?"

The comments would be read by the Chronicle Powers That Be. So if you have constructive criticism, please please please comment. I only ask that they be fair comments and nothing that you would have a problem with a kid reading. Takes a few seconds to do, and shows that you care about your Texans football coverage in the local paper.

I'm trying to hightlight variety of the stuff we talk about on the MB. Seems to me that media coverage comes up a lot.
__________________
More? Please check out Ultimate Texans Chronicle Blog & Steph Stradley Blog & Twitter @StephStradley
Texans_Chick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2006   #16
Da_General
Obnoxious Musician
 
Da_General's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Conroe
Age: 46
Posts: 348
Rep Power: 17 Da_General could be on the next Madden coverDa_General could be on the next Madden coverDa_General could be on the next Madden coverDa_General could be on the next Madden coverDa_General could be on the next Madden coverDa_General could be on the next Madden coverDa_General could be on the next Madden cover
Default

I thought y'all were talking about me when I read the title of this thread...

I've been tempted to call in and ask him a few times, but I didn't figure it'd make good radio fodder, plus I absolutely hate sitting on hold. I had the same nic for a long time before I ever heard McClain called it. One thing that I'm doing this year, though, is changing mine...I'm getting tired of being asked if I'm related to him, if I'm really him, or any of the other variations...

I met him a couple of years ago at a Blue Crew tailgate...very nice guy. I agree he probably talks more about the Titans than he needs to, but usually he's entertaining to listen to. At least when he's on the radio you know you'll get SOME football talk somewhere in the mix, and even a little football talk is better than the endless debate about steroids, or the mind-numbingly boring NBA talk, or worse yet - when Pallillo starts talking about tennis. Sheesh...
Da_General is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006   #17
nunusguy
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 8,991
Rep Power: 185 nunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

"The General" (aka as "Hollywood" McClain), is on 610 right now and he says
Babin is starting - OK, have heard that. But the real suprise to me was that
the guy starting at tackle along with Weaver was Seth Payne, who has apparently beat out Robaire Smith. Very interesting.
nunusguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006   #18
Porky
Hall of Fame
 
Porky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Age: 50
Posts: 12,164
Rep Power: 52757 Porky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respectedPorky is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nunusguy
"The General" (aka as "Hollywood" McClain), is on 610 right now and he says
Babin is starting - OK, have heard that. But the real suprise to me was that
the guy starting at tackle along with Weaver was Seth Payne, who has apparently beat out Robaire Smith. Very interesting.
Well, let's see what happens in training camp. I don't think anything is ever settled based on spring practice, but they have to slot these guys somehow.
__________________
Your local CruiseOne Vacation specialist. www.firstclasscruising.biz Visit me on Facebook.
Porky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006   #19
nunusguy
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 8,991
Rep Power: 185 nunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respectednunusguy is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Porky
Well, let's see what happens in training camp. I don't think anything is ever settled based on spring practice, but they have to slot these guys somehow.
I hear ya, but just being listed on the DC ahead of the other guy gives you an
advantage because he's got to do something better than you to replace you.
And Seth Payne is an ole school 3-4 nose tackle guy, while Smith got his deal
here in FA on the basis of how well he played as a 4-3 DT in Nashville.
But I'm also glad that their initial impressions of Babin are obviously positive.
Nothing guaranteed, especially in June. But you like to see your first round picks do good with the new head coach.
nunusguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2006   #20
edo783
Site Contributor
 
edo783's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Houston, again.
Posts: 7,706
Rep Power: 4641 edo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respectededo783 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nunusguy
I hear ya, but just being listed on the DC ahead of the other guy gives you an
advantage because he's got to do something better than you to replace you.
And Seth Payne is an ole school 3-4 nose tackle guy, while Smith got his deal
here in FA on the basis of how well he played as a 4-3 DT in Nashville.
But I'm also glad that their initial impressions of Babin are obviously positive.
Nothing guaranteed, especially in June. But you like to see your first round picks do good with the new head coach.
Sometime these kind of things are used to light fires under butts also. That could easly be the case with Robair and TJ ,by tring to hit their egos a bit. In Babins case, I suspect he is just better all around than Peek, but I expect Peek to be in on the passing downs along with Babin.
__________________


De Oppresso Liber
edo783 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > The Great Fans of the Houston Texans > Texans Talk
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger