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Old 01-31-2011   #1
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Default Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

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"If you're successful financially, but you're not successful on the field," he said, "then you're not successful. If you're just in this to make money, there are a lot of things you could do that are a lot easier and more profitable."
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well spend some then to make sure that defence isn't number 32 next year
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

we're valued as the 10th richest Franchise in the NFL, surely we have some money to spend on players or invest further in the scouting etc
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The franchise's first four seasons were essentially squandered under GM Charley Casserly, coach Dom Capers and quarterback David Carr, who also proved an albatross for Kubiak in his first season. But, McNair argues, "You make decisions based on the information you have and you move forward. It's a waste of time to look backwards."
For some reason, I can't help but be reminded of the old line:

"Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it."

At least Bob's talking the talk in the article, but that's the easy part.

In other news, it's also the time of year to get people signed up for the Season Ticket Priority Waitlist.
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we're valued as the 10th richest Franchise in the NFL, surely we have some money to spend on players or invest further in the scouting etc
Actually, we're the 10th most valuable franchise in the world. I think we're 6th among NFL teams. The remaining franchises are 3 soccer clubs and the Yankees. Thus likely making your point even more valid. lol
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Actually, we're the 10th most valuable franchise in the world. I think we're 6th among NFL teams. The remaining franchises are 3 soccer clubs and the Yankees. Thus likely making your point even more valid. lol
I think the Lakers are up there too, but yeah we make the Texans worth a lot...
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

LMAO! Can't take anything Bob says seriously, until I see that Texans logo in the playoff bracket on ESPN.
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

Ive had enough smoke blown up my butt by McNair. Show me. Dont tell me.
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

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Actually, we're the 10th most valuable franchise in the world. I think we're 6th among NFL teams. The remaining franchises are 3 soccer clubs and the Yankees. Thus likely making your point even more valid. lol
oops mis read that then......
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

Interesting read. I found this part to be enlightening:

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In retrospect, he admits he wishes he'd sought the counsel of his experienced peers, but at the time there was a pretty good reason why he chose not to.

"I'd been negotiating with them over the price of the team," McNair said.

"They were trying to get as high a price as they could, and I was trying to get a reasonable price," he said. "After you've gone through that, you're not real confident talking to those folks and asking for advice - not after they've just finished trying to take every nickel you have.

"I mean, how much could I trust them? I had to learn who would be honest and candid with me. That took some time."
I have always been under the impression that he sought their advice in the beginning, but this paints an entirely different picture.

I do not question his desire to win. To me, at least, that's a no brainer. You spend a billion on a football team, you damn sure want to win. However, that being said, I think the learning curve and loyalty issues have really cost him in the past 9 seasons. Hopefully his decisions pay off in 2011 (provided there's a season, of course). A decade of futility is good for nobody in this city, owner included.
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

If the losing carries on then the rumour mill will include us in the list if teams that wants to relocate to LA.

(Not that I think we would ever move, people like to start stories)
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

Hey, good news the season ticket prises will stay the same.
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

Hey Bob? Prove me wrong and sign Namdi! That'll show me how wrong I am!

I double dog dare ya!!
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

More than anything, this interview reinforces what a total disaster Casserly was. If there had to be one landmine for McNair to step on, that was it. Dom Capers is in a Superbowl, and Casserly got bitchslapped by Belichick last we heard.

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"Don't pay attention to the valuations you read about," he argues. "Those people publish magazines. They don't buy teams. And it does you no good anyway if you have no intention of selling, which I don't."
Very true. It's not like he reaps dividends like it's a stock. The only thing that matters when talking about the team's monetary value is cap space.
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If the losing carries on then the rumour mill will include us in the list if teams that wants to relocate to LA.

(Not that I think we would ever move, people like to start stories)
nah, with 9 consecutive seasons of Reliant sellouts and 21 years left on the lease, moving the team is the last thing that I'm worried about.
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Whatever BoB,

The proof is in the pudding and so far your actions haven't matched your words.

Like I said last yr it's time for you to step up to the plate and put your $$$$ where your mouth is.
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For some reason, I can't help but be reminded of the old line:

"Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it."

At least Bob's talking the talk in the article, but that's the easy part.

In other news, it's also the time of year to get people signed up for the Season Ticket Priority Waitlist.
Funny, that was my reply to the article on Chron.com

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Hey Bob? Prove me wrong and sign Namdi! That'll show me how wrong I am!

I double dog dare ya!!
You and me both...wouldn't it be nioce to get a guy we KNOW is still good?
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Default Re: Bob McNair: "A championship is only bottom line that matters"

See, I know I've been changed as a fan (for good I suspect) because I read this article and can't help but think "What an asshole".

I know that's not really what he's like. At least I'm pretty sure it isn't. I understand that he thinks he's doing the right thing and that he wants to win. It's not that he's an asshole. It's that he's far out of his element and that makes him as clueless as you or I would be trying to cut diamonds professionally or performing a triple bypass on someone (assuming none of you do either of jobs for a living, I don't).

I don't believe him. I don't believe in him. I think he does this kind of interview at this time of year because (as Mr. White said) it's time to get people thinking of season tickets for 2011.

When I think about that then I start thinking he's an asshole.
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Put your money where your mouth is, Bob. Bringing Wade in was pretty big $ for a coordinator but we need to spare no expense and if that means firing Kubiak and hiring a proven winner, so be it.
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