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Old 07-31-2009   #1
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Default Texans nfln top ten "snake bit" teams?

With the dawn of our most optimistic time of the year in our most optimistic season, I got to thinking about our past.

NFL Network is listing the top 10 snake bit teams on Friday. Do you think we make that list? Do you think we should? Are we too new? Does our historic IR record make us a top contender?

With the majority of the stars seemingly aligning what could go wrong? Surely it's our time... right?
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At this time of the year...it's every teams time.
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Default Re: Texans nfln top ten "snake bit" teams?

I don't think we have enough history to be considered snakebit. Most of what we've gone through has been kinda normal for expansion teams. We vertainly got headed in the right direction faster than the sAints, Bucs or Falcons.
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I don't think we have enough history to be considered snakebit. Most of what we've gone through has been kinda normal for expansion teams. We vertainly got headed in the right direction faster than the sAints, Bucs or Falcons.
I agree with this, but I still think we'll be on the list. People expect a new franchise to make the playoffs within 5 years, even though looking at how most of them have faired in the past will tell you otherwise. The Texans have not really been any better than their record has indicated (well, maybe a little due to our division), but things could be worse for a franchise in its first decade.

We will still get some negative attention until we actually win our division or a play-off game, which is likely to happen in the same year. Question is, "Which one?"
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I agree with DocBar, the Texans haven't been around long enough to make a list like this. Now, if they had a top ten snake-bit "season" for teams, I bet we'd make that one, but not for the franchise as a whole. Just don't see it.
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I can only think of 5 that are really snake bit. Browns, Bengals, Oilers/tits(the come back and 1 yard short, ouch), the Falcons(back to back winning seasons plx), and of course the Lions.
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I can only think of 5 that are really snake bit. Browns, Bengals, Oilers/tits(the come back and 1 yard short, ouch), the Falcons(back to back winning seasons plx), and of course the Lions.
Cardinals just got off that list. And of course the Aints.
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Default Re: Texans nfln top ten "snake bit" teams?

#1 has to be the Buffalo Bills. #2 would have been Broncos but I guess Elway and those back to back Superbowl wins gets them off the list.

I don't think we have enough history to be considered. Maybe we could be #10 or something.

Bengals, Browns, Oilers should make the list. Ha! That's 75% of the old division....LOL
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Default Re: Texans nfln top ten "snake bit" teams?

I agree with Falcons being there. What about the Eagles? McNabb and Reid have been close, lot's of conference championship games, even broke through with TO there and fell short in the big game.
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What the hell does "snake bit" mean?
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What the hell does "snake bit" mean?
Unlucky, jinxed, bad because they have a voodoo curse against them... etc.
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I agree with Falcons being there. What about the Eagles? McNabb and Reid have been close, lot's of conference championship games, even broke through with TO there and fell short in the big game.
Are you snakebit if your QB is inaccurate in key games?
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Are you snakebit if your QB is inaccurate in key games?
No, I don't have a QB...

You make a good point, I was just brainstorming......(more like a shower).
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i meant McNabb.
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Buffalo HAS to be on any list to do with this. 4 Super Bowl loses IN A ROW?!?!?!? The Vikings get on that list, along with the Oilers/Tacks.
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Buffalo HAS to be on any list to do with this. 4 Super Bowl loses IN A ROW?!?!?!? The Vikings get on that list, along with the Oilers/Tacks.
I can understand calling Buffalo snakebit, but I'm of the train of thought that says four SB's in a row is pretty successful. Especially if it turns out Cards by virtue of their one apperarance takes them off that list. When I think of Buffalo and snakebite, I feel like the bitee and not the biter.
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I can understand calling Buffalo snakebit, but I'm of the train of thought that says four SB's in a row is pretty successful. Especially if it turns out Cards by virtue of their one apperarance takes them off that list. When I think of Buffalo and snakebite, I feel like the bitee and not the biter.
I thought about that and decided that 1 or 2 SB loses is just bad luck. 4, on the other hand is snakebit. There just ain't no way in hell you were destined to win one. The one appearance thing goes with the Tacks, also. They made it to one, so they aren't snakebit, even though I suffered thru every season with them from my 1st game in 1975 or so til 1994. There were some heartbreaking playoff losses in those 20 yrs.
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I thought about that and decided that 1 or 2 SB loses is just bad luck. 4, on the other hand is snakebit. There just ain't no way in hell you were destined to win one. The one appearance thing goes with the Tacks, also. They made it to one, so they aren't snakebit, even though I suffered thru every season with them from my 1st game in 1975 or so til 1994. There were some heartbreaking playoff losses in those 20 yrs.
Yeah, both ways of looking at it is understandable. I'll be watching here in a minute!.
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There you go Doc! #10..lol. I'm watching the carnage.
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