Back to the Future

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by eriadoc, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Silly exercise, but my brain works that way sometimes. If you could go forward in time 30 years and grab one of those sports almanacs like from the movie and come back to 2013, of course you'd start betting and get rich. Not part of the exercise. But if you knew because of this, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the Texans were not going to win (or even go to) the Super Bowl in the next 30 years, and no idea after that, would you still be a Texans fan? And if so, how dedicated a fan would you be?
     
  2. Rey

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    Denial. I'd just refuse to believe it. I'm a strong willed person (aka hard-headed), so I'd be even more fanatical, dead set on the future being wrong.
     
  3. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    You should read "When Prophecy Fails" by Leon Festinger.
     
  4. Big Lou

    Big Lou Stop Clowning

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    It wouldn't matter what team you rooted for in that circumstance. If you knew the outcome the excitement is gone, it becomes a story and not a sport.

    If I had a sports almanacs from the future it wouldn't matter if the Texans didn't have a winning season over the next thirty years or made every playoff and won 8 Superbowls thru 2043. Knowing the outcome has impact either way.
     
  5. Playoffs

    Playoffs Subscribed Contributor

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    I'm not a fair weather fan... or as Dread would say, a bandwagon muff-hugga.
     
  6. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    When I started with this franchise, in 2002, I knew then it was a longshot to ever win a Super Bowl. Granted, I was not as die-hard as many of you were at the time.

    When I bought my season tickets in 2006, it wasn't because I thought they were going to win a Super Bowl in the next 5 or 6 years. It was because I identified with the team & I love football.

    As long as they're competitive & in the play-offs more often than not, I'd still feel good about my investment. I've got a pretty good "football family" we don't hunt or fish, or any of that stuff. We get together on the weekends & watch football. We eat, drink, have fun & what not..... football is at the center of all that. For me it's the Texans, for my Brothers, sisters, in-laws, etc... it's another team, but we all get together & have fun with it.

    If the Texans win the Super Bowl in the next 10 years, they'll be the only expansion team in the "modern era" to have done so (unless one of those teams, Carolina, Jacksonville, Cleveland, do it in that time).
     
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  7. BullNation4Life

    BullNation4Life Hall of Fame

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    wouldn't happen because I would make billions betting on the winners, offer McNair a price he couldn't refuse and buy the team myself and build a championship team...

    That's if the NFL owners would allow me to own a team because I won my billion on betting, and betting is not permissible in the NFL, so they would say no to my proposal, thus sending the Texans into a 30 year drought of never winning a Super Bowl and me with my billion I got all because of that stupid almanac...

    Screw you Doc Brown and your infernal time machine...



    wait... what was the question?
     
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  8. Wolf6151

    Wolf6151 Hall of Fame

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    After about 10 yrs. of betting and winning all the other sporting events you'd have enough money to buy the Texans and change their course of history. Yes I'd still be a fan. It's not all about the outcome, alot of the fun is the journey.
     


  9. MEGA SWATT

    MEGA SWATT Hall of Fame

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    I would still be a fan bc I don't care about winning, rather I care about the valuation of the franchise:cowboy1:
     
  10. EllisUnit

    EllisUnit Serving Koolaid

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    If they were to NEVER win another game i would still be a fan. Are wins and loses important ? Sure they are.

    But for me it is more than that, to me the texans represent more than football, more than the score on Sunday. They represent the only connection i have left of my father who committed suicide in 2005. He was a Texans fan and we watched all the games together.

    Every time i see them out on the field on Sundays it makes me feel close to him again. So as much as i would love to see them win a SB, it isnt about that for me.
     
  11. Sigma

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    I would be a fan as long as watching games is fun for me.

    Of course I will stick with the team if they hit a rough patch, but if we talk about a 10year span of suckyness I think I most likely start follow more closely one of the other teams I like.

    I highly doubt I would become as huge a fan as I am for the texans now tho.

    I won't buy any team merchandise and I will always be watching back to the texans hoping that one day they will come back to entertain me.

    I don't feel I am a bandwagon fan because my goal is not to root for the winning team, but to root for a team that entertain me.

    I'm not from texas so I don't have any bond to the city itself, this team is the first and only I followed in my life tho, so it's hard to abandon it.

    So yes, even if I knew that the texans wouldn't make it to the SB for the next 30 years I would still watch the games as long as it's fun, and I would be the best fan I can be from over here. :texflag:
     
  12. ChampionTexan

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    Knowing what would happen over the next 30 years - whether that meant no Super Bowls or 5 or 10 Super Bowls would pretty much ruin it for me.

    A big part of the fun and enjoyment of being a fan is not knowing what's going to happen. Whether that's the entire week leading up to a playoff game, or whether it's the 30 seconds waiting for your team to run a play from the 3 yard line trailing by 4 points with 7 second left in the game.

    Knowing the ultimate result - whether good or bad - would change the dynamic too much to make being a fan anything like it is now.
     
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  13. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Knowing the Texans would never be in a super bowl in my life time would end my NFL watching days. I'm not a sports fan at all. I don't give a $hit about baseball, basketball (although I used to LOVE basketball watching) or anything else. If Houston has an NFL team, I'll watch, if not, I won't. But not if I knew before hand they'd never amount to anything. I'm just not that interested in watching sports on TV. Frankly, most of it's boring to me.
     
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  14. chicagotexan2

    chicagotexan2 IDBLDogDareU

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    Houston is my hometown and that's the biggest reason I root for the Texans. I will dance with the one that brought me, even if she moves like molasses and hurts herself when she steps on my toes.
     
  15. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

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    Hopefully you would become the owner, because obviously you would be a winner and that would be a change for this org.

    It would be nice to have ownership whose main goal was to do everything possible to try to win a Lombardi.
     
  16. steelbtexan

    steelbtexan Hall of Fame

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    Cant tell if serious?
     
  17. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    If I knew the outcome of all the games/seasons over the next 30 years I think it would take pretty much all the fun out of it. Since we're talking about a "Sports Almanac" and not just a specific book on the Texans I think it would probably ruin any enjoyment I had in sports in general. I'd probably just go find something else to do.

    Knowing would screw everything up. I don't want to know what's going to happen.
     
  18. TheIronDuke

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    I'd probably get the Texans logo tattoo I have covered-up but I'd still watch every game.
     
  19. Seegara

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    I sort of already decided we won't win one in the next 10. Later we may have a new owner and Kubiak will be gone.

    But since this is a whimsical thread, how stupid was getting picked off 1st base last night? You're down 2 runs, nobody else is on, and it's the 9th inning. Your run doesn't mean anything unless another one scores behind it, in which case you score automatically. There are 2 outs, so you can't even say you want to reach 2nd base fast enough to prevent a double play. There is NOTHING to be gained by taking a chance.
     
  20. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I like this plan.
     

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