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Old 01-25-2012   #41
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The name goes back to the original name of the Cowboys, before they moved to KC. it actually has history, although I don't care to be associated with Dallas in any way.
I'm a TEXAN and damn proud of it!
Well it wasn't the cowboys, Because the Dallas Texans were an AFL team. As you know, when the Cowboys came in, the Owner of the Texans knew he couldn't compete with an NFL team in the same city. So they moved to Kansas City. It was pretty cool to see the Kansas City Texans a couple of years ago, when they did the old AFL uniforms.

Wasn't there a Texans team even before the AFL? Like in some world football leauge or something like that? I know one of the reasons they chose the name, was because it had history in the State of Texas, and they wanted the name to appeal to all of texas, not just Houston. Although you would nver guess that now due to how little they promote outside of Houston.
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His team, he can do what ever he wants with it and Houston fans will still cheer them on. I kinda hope it happens because Drayton McClain left such a bad taste in my mouth the way he ran that team into the ground on purpose. I say screw it, New owner, new league, new name, new identity....

As for a name or re-name Houston Synergy....

or the Houston Metros like Metroplex...
Dallas is already called the Metroplex and there is already a team called the Metro(politan)'s in MLB: The NY Mets.
I agree it is Crane's team now and he can do what he wants to. I don't think you get rich enough to buy a major league franchise by being a complete moron, though.
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I'm fine with the Houston Texans.

The only other name that made sense to me was the Houston Toros for many obvious reasons.
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I kinda liked the Roughnecks since it was energy related and those guys are pretty tough to do what they do.
I agree that Roughnecks are pretty tough, but if you're looking for some dudes who are extremely tough, look no further than your friendly neighborhood oilfield diver.
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I didn't like the name, still don't particularly but it's done. It's too late to change it and now love it or hate it I'm attached to it in some fashion.

And Crane has no intention of changing the Astros name. He's just throwing everybody off the scent of his agreeing to move to the American League. Once he announces the cool new Astros uniforms and that he's retaining the name nobody will give him any more crap about agreeing to switch leagues.

Smart man actually.
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I was chatting online with a guy from Australia recently. He asked me if I was an Aussie. I replied, "No, I'm a Texan" without even thinking about it. Afterward, it occurred to me that I didn't say American, though I am certainly that.

Anyway, that ought to answer the thread question for me.
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I didn't like the name, still don't particularly but it's done. It's too late to change it and now love it or hate it I'm attached to it in some fashion.

And Crane has no intention of changing the Astros name. He's just throwing everybody off the scent of his agreeing to move to the American League. Once he announces the cool new Astros uniforms and that he's retaining the name nobody will give him any more crap about agreeing to switch leagues.

Smart man actually.
Except for me and a million other fans.
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I'm fine with the Houston Texans.

The only other name that made sense to me was the Houston Toros for many obvious reasons.
Sorry DB, Toros was my least fav of all the names mentioned at the time.

Wasn't crazy about TEXANS as our name, but, I figured that any man who would plunk over 700 million bucks for a franchise could name it whatever he wanted. I wanted BOBCATS, in honor of the man who fought to bring an NFL team back to Houston. But, as many said during the elimination process, it sounded to High Schoolish. Of the final five I wanted Apollos.

Daddy Bob knew what he was doing. He wanted TEXANS all along, and most of us who followed the process from the get go pretty much knew that would be our name. SOOOO, when it came out I was not surprised and had pretty much prepared myself for that name. It fits us just fine, and I think he knew it would!
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Drillers!
Hey, that was the name I came up with.

Houston Drillers

It's sticking with the oil theme and they could have come up with a similar logo that the Oilers had. It kinda sounds like Oilers also. We could have named the defense the "Drilling Crew" again, etc.

Anyway, out of all the other names that were being floated out there at the time the Texans was the best one. If they would have went with Stallions I probably would just be a Giants only fan today.

Edit: Just saw Sandy's post ... I would have been good with Apollos too, though my issue with it at the time was that it is too much like the Titans.
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His team, he can do what ever he wants with it and Houston fans will still cheer them on....
exactly sounds like the people who were upset when it was announced that astroworld was closing and when asked when was the last time they went to astroworld most said it had been years
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Except for me and a million other fans.

I think you overestimate "a million other fans"
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I'm fine with the Houston Texans.

No other name makes sense.
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I think you overestimate "a million other fans"
The number might be wrong but you get my drift. I think you overestimate his motives.
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I think it's a perfect name. Maybe a little biased since I's born and raised here, but it's quite fitting. At least for people like me.

And maybe it's just me, but I kinda dug the white helmet. Wonder why they changed it? Tougher to keep the clean look, maybe?
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I'm in, but only if we can change thier name to:

the Houston "AFC South Champs"


otherwise I kinda like the Houston "Texans".


Only drawback to the name is that people around the country that don't have teams are very unlikely to make the Texans, "thier" team that they pull for. However do we really care, I don't think so.
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Hey, that was the name I came up with.

Houston Drillers

It's sticking with the oil theme and they could have come up with a similar logo that the Oilers had. It kinda sounds like Oilers also. We could have named the defense the "Drilling Crew" again, etc.
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Hmm...I could understand this thread after a 2-14 season, but after a playoff run? Not so much.

Carry on.
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Dallas is already called the Metroplex and there is already a team called the Metro(politan)'s in MLB: The NY Mets.
I agree it is Crane's team now and he can do what he wants to. I don't think you get rich enough to buy a major league franchise by being a complete moron, though.
Instead of the Met(ropolitan)'s, Dallas could name their team the Metro(sexual)'s. It would fit perfect with Romo as the QB.
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After thinking a little about the thread topic, I have come to the conclusion that this is the worst thread that I have ever taken part in.
On the other hand, it is the offseason, so don't let me stand in the way of a little good mental masturbation.
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Hmm...I could understand this thread after a 2-14 season, but after a playoff run? Not so much.

Carry on.
Indeed. After the Rockets won back-to-back I doubt I was the only one who winced when they changed uni's. By that I don't mean the ungly pajamas they opted for either.

At the time I would have preferrred Apollo's but they are the Texans and today I can't imagine it any other way. In hindsight I'm glad they chose Texans as a mascot instead of calling themselves the Texas Toros or Texas Apollos whatever. I gives the same vibe but in a much less arrogant manner.

(Hmmm. Texas Toros.....not bad)
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