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Old 05-31-2005   #81
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Give it time.. how long were the Oilers around before the Astrodome picked up a nickname?
Right away it was being called "The Eighth Wonder of the World"

I think it is pretty dumb to try and come up with a nickname for the stadium. How many stadiums in the NFL have a nickname? What everyone should be doing is trying to make Reliant Stadium an intimidating place to play so everyone feels the same about the name "Reliant Stadium" as they do (or did) "Lambeau Field" or "Mile High Stadium" or "Three Rivers Stadium" or "Texas Stadium", etc.

So far we have done a pretty good job of being loud, but the Texans have been one of the worst home teams in the NFL. Once the Texans start winning at home, there will be no need to come up with a nickname for the stadium. Reliant Stadium will be good enough.
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the name will come with the game, so lets all just let it develope before we come up with the worst stadium name in history.
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Old 05-31-2005   #83
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the name will come with the game, so lets all just let it develope before we come up with the worst stadium name in history.

I agree, the nickname will come in time. I just threw out "The Bull Ring" in an earlier post because when I was in school, and two guys were about to fight, one would usually say "step into the bull ring." That was also the name of one of the football drills we ran during practice. I couldn't care less what the nickname is, I just want teams to hate coming here to play, between the noise and getting their a**es kicked.
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I think the point of the nickname was to have some fun. I really don't think we will be setting the tone of the media here but we could possibly provide some food for thought. How about for a bit of retro Houston:

The Electric Bull Pen of Pain ha ha
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The Electric Bull Pen of Pain ha ha

I LIKE IT!!!
Honestly though. I know that the nickname will come in time. This is just a topic to get us off the mundane chit chat of the happenings of the neverending offseason. Some of the names i've heard have been horrible and some have been good, but honestly, none will probablly be heard of by the time a true nickname is in place. This was just a topic I started to pass the time... and it seemed to have worked so far... 86 posts and counting....
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hmm, what do they call the bullfighting rings in spain? that might be a possibility considering the opposing teams come here to fight the bull(The Texans), and you know when that battle red comes out, we never lose, only the bullfighter loses.
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the name will come with the game, so lets all just let it develope before we come up with the worst stadium name in history.
This is true. We should let the rest of the league name it. If we woop arse, and start becoming a loud place to play the league will catch on and give it something real good.
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I want to say they call the stadium an Arena..I went to Spain many years back and went to an event called "THE PLAZA OF TOROS"....How about "THE PLAZA OF PAIN" I figure after we beat an opponent at Reliant,Toro could act like he is goring an opposing player,stomping him in the ground (HURRY UP SEASON!!!!!!!!!!)
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This is true. We should let the rest of the league name it. If we woop arse, and start becoming a loud place to play the league will catch on and give it something real good.
This thread is like the pick-your-rival thread.

You don't pick a name, it happens on its own.
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I want to say they call the stadium an Arena..I went to Spain many years back and went to an event called "THE PLAZA OF TOROS"....How about "THE PLAZA OF PAIN" I figure after we beat an opponent at Reliant,Toro could act like he is goring an opposing player,stomping him in the ground (HURRY UP SEASON!!!!!!!!!!)
Plaza de toros pretty much means bull ring.
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I still standby my suggestion, Fort Reliant.
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Well, if whoopin butt is what will get the nickname, we may have a long wait to have the stadium earn a nickname.....but we can still gloss it what we wish.

Where I used to sit......(North EndZone), one might suggest "The Devil's Playground"!
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Why not just rename the team...the Texas Thunderbears?? What's up with the Arena League nickname?
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A word of caution, guys. I don't know if anyone brought this up yet because I haven't read a few pages of posts, but I seem to remember the Oilers dropping that "House of Pain" nickname because guys like Ernest Givens and company were getting their heads clocked by opposing DBs of teams who took offensive to that name (among other things, like Glanville's style of coaching, I suppose). I was in high school in those days and remember it pretty well. I loved that nickname, but I don't wanna see guys taking late shots (or otherwise illegal ones) at Johnson, know what I mean.
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A word of caution, guys. I don't know if anyone brought this up yet because I haven't read a few pages of posts, but I seem to remember the Oilers dropping that "House of Pain" nickname because guys like Ernest Givens and company were getting their heads clocked by opposing DBs of teams who took offensive to that name (among other things, like Glanville's style of coaching, I suppose).
I don't remember the Oilers (trying to) dropping the name. We might not have used it (or had any reason to use it) the last few years....but, I don't remember us dropping the name, or recievers complaining.

Plus, this is football. You don't take extra shots because of the name of the stadium.
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I think we need to call it Udder Hell. We could have Weird Al Yankovick sing "Who let the cows out" before the game. During the game we would have Worgl running around painting the Platinum signs blue with spray cans all the while screaming, "It was blue when we paid for it!"

Yeah, that would put the scare into 'em!
I think Tedc needs to grow up a little bit. Why not call it bullpen so you can "rant" about how superior you are!
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I don't remember the Oilers (trying to) dropping the name. We might not have used it (or had any reason to use it) the last few years....but, I don't remember us dropping the name, or recievers complaining.
I seem to remember the active promotion of "House of Pain" - along with head coaches leaving tickets for dead people - going away when Glanville 'resigned' after the '89 season. There may have been some lingering effects into the following season - and along with it some opponent revenge for the audacity of it all - but from what I recall, Pardee's '90 team didn't officially or unofficially carry that forward. I'm sure some fans held HOP signs for a while and it probably took a while for it to die out in the media but the HOP gloss seemed to die as the coaching staff changed in '90 and the chuck 'n duck errrrr... the R&S (one big reason the WRs were getting hammered) became the newest sideshow.

It's was well documented that the HOP self declaration gave opponents extra incentive coming into the Dome but you can't argue with the Oilers home record of 16-3 during what I consider the HOP era.

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Personally, I'm waiting for our defense to be good enough to have a nick-name.
It seems like all of the great NFL teams have had a great name for their defense.
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