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Old 05-18-2011   #21
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I think our helmets are decent, I would prefer if the used this bull instead with three pin strips: two red with a white down the middle.
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I like the Texans helmet logo.
I like it too. I just don't think it's anything special or memorable. The Texans colors and uniform design feels like something that a series of focus groups concluded was least likely to alienate any one part of their targeted demographic. Their logo feels to me like something calculated to appeal to fans and says nothing about them, or us, or anything really.

They're bulls but nobody can be "The Bulls" because Chicago already owns that name so much that it's considered taken in any other major sport. We might have been Toros if some focus group somewhere hadn't come back with alarming numbers indicating that a significant number of white Houstonians might take offense to anything that sounded too Mexican.

So we're Texans and incredibly that somehow adds nothing to our identity at all. Maybe that's because we all know that the team settled on that name to try and appeal to as many people in the state as possible.

It's no wonder we rarely do well in things like this. We've only been around a decade and spent most of that sucking and (thankfully) not being televised much outside of our own market.

We were Oilers. We should have stayed Oilers. Update the colors if you want. Update the logo too but the name should have never been allowed to leave this city. We screwed that up bigtime.
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You have got to be kidding.
Yeah, I am. Should have said the Texas Toros!
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No surprise. I bet a lot of casual football fans wouldn't even recognize it as a professional NFL logo
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Yeah, I am. Should have said the Texas Toros!
Wasn't The Houston Riggers up for consideration? Thank God we didn't go with that one.

I still like Roustabouts though.
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Yeah, I am. Should have said the Texas Toros!
I always feel like we lost the "HOUSTON Oilers" and came back six years later with the "houston TEXAS" (spelled just like a couple of announcers every year say it).

All the emphasis on appealing to the entire start from the Texans at the beginning rubbed me the wrong way. I understand it but at the same time Cowboys fans aren't going to care what McNair's team in Houston does and UT fans aren't interested in them either.
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I have always thought that the Bengals helmets were the most creative and looked the best out of the entire NFL.
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This is how I would rank the helmets:

1.Raiders
2.Giants
3.49ers
4.Packers
5.Chargers
6.Lions
7.Patriots
8.Bears
9.Broncos
10.Cowboys
11.Vikings
12.Ravens
13.Texans
14.Buccaneers
15.Steelers
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17.Jaguars
18.Eagles
19.Rams
20.Falcons
21.Saints
22.Seahawks
23.Redskins
24.Browns
25.Colts
26.Bengals
27.Bills
28.Cardinals
29.Jets
30.Dolphins
31.Panthers
32.Titans

Obviously I'm a little biased, but I think its fair to say most people would put the Raiders helmet in their top 5. How would you guys rank the helmets?
Really? It's not even a logo. It's just a color.
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I submitted the name "Apollos" in the name the team contest.

My idea for the helmet logo were the following:

a.) Cool looking astronaut helmet
b.) Saturn V rocket blasting off

and my favorite,
c.) Neil Armstrong's boot print from the first step on the moon.
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Really? It's not even a logo. It's just a color.
and it's not even brown.
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That whole, "we suck because our team name and colors are generic" argument is trite and almost as tired as the sunshine crew.
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I submitted the name "Apollos" in the name the team contest.

My idea for the helmet logo were the following:

a.) Cool looking astronaut helmet
b.) Saturn V rocket blasting off

and my favorite,
c.) Neil Armstrong's boot print from the first step on the moon.
Apollos was my favorite of the finalists. It makes too much sense.

I also love to green/yellow scheme that's been floated.

Alas, it is what it is.
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That whole, "we suck because our team name and colors are generic" argument is trite and almost as tired as the sunshine crew.

While also managing to be true at the same time.
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I always feel like we lost the "HOUSTON Oilers" and came back six years later with the "houston TEXAS" (spelled just like a couple of announcers every year say it).

All the emphasis on appealing to the entire start from the Texans at the beginning rubbed me the wrong way. I understand it but at the same time Cowboys fans aren't going to care what McNair's team in Houston does and UT fans aren't interested in them either.
yep, I agree. And we see eye-to-eye about the corporate gloss that covers all things Houston Texans. Everything has that focus-group-tested feel about it to mass appeal from the beginning in order to sell merchandise and tickets. I honestly think the business partnership with the Houston Rodeo influenced the idea of the bull logo, which then limited the options for names.

As far as appealing state wide, winning would have achieved that regardless of the logo, name, or colors. But that's much harder than picking colors, name, and logo, of course.
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While also managing to be true at the same time.
There's really no way to test that, either way. It's unfalsifiable. I think it's silly and baseless, myself.

But, I understand that the performance of the organization has thus far justified such cynicism and conspiracies. So, have at it.
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Everything's grown on me. I hated the name Texans at first but now...wouldn't have it any other way.

I've always used the name "Venom" for all my franchises when playing video games. I know Venom really doesn't depict or describe our heritage/history/culture....but many other teams in their respective city don't either. So why not look and sound cool and have a more menacing aura to your team? That's not to say "Venom" would be the best but with some creativity....wonderful things could have came about.

What to associate the name "Venom" with? I've always immediately used the snake family. Given that there are so many types of snakes, varying from many sizes and colors...the possibilities would be endless. You can literally use any color scheme and it would have fit the bill.

Instead...we use generally the same color scheme or look very similar to uniforms of the Patriots, Bills, somewhat like the Broncos, Bears. I would have like a totally different color combination not seen in the league. But oh well.

With that said however, I'd like to again state that for the record...I love my Texans, uni, helmet, name and all.....now.
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and it's not even brown.
Hahaha. That's true.
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Really? It's not even a logo. It's just a color.
I change my opinion quite often about the Browns' helmet, sometimes I hate it and sometimes I love the "classic" look it has. I honestly think the helmets would look a lot better if they changed up their uniforms, they look terrible. If I'm not mistaken in their early years the Browns used to wear #'s on one side of the helmet, I think that might look pretty cool if they modernized it a bit.
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Ok, I get that they're big on tenure and all, but the BROWNS??? Seriously??

Can anyone honestly make a passionate argument for the BROWNS helmet??
for one thing there is no logo just colors, and the colors are typically regarded as, well... ugly. I know to each his own, but seriously how do you justify the BROWNS?

Edit: let me add I'm not saying a logo is a must, because I've always loved Penn State uni's, but I think their color scheme offers way more to vote for than the Browns.. shrugs..
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I change my opinion quite often about the Browns' helmet, sometimes I hate it and sometimes I love the "classic" look it has. I honestly think the helmets would look a lot better if they changed up their uniforms, they look terrible. If I'm not mistaken in their early years the Browns used to wear #'s on one side of the helmet, I think that might look pretty cool if they modernized it a bit.
IMO the color they use for their helmet looks like someones baby had diarrhea and they took the diaper to home depot to match the color.

And yes I am saying the Brown colors look like baby sh@t brown.
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