[CHRONIC] Texans to give back profit, slash ticket prices?

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  1. Texans34Life

    Texans34Life I BLEED TEXANS!

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    http://blogs.chron.com/jeromesolomon/

    In a groundbreaking move, Texans owner Bob McNair will return to the City of Houston and its taxpayers all profits made from the operation of his football team over the past seven years.

    This is an unprecedented and absolutely stunning development, but with the embarrassment and ridicule the city has endured thanks to the Texans it's the least McNair could do.

    Remember the words of Chuck Watson, McNair's former partner in trying to bring an NFL and/or an NHL team here?

    "Maybe we're better off spending our money on the performing arts or the needy," Watson said when he dissolved the partnership.

    McNair could have just given rebates to season ticket holders and others who have bought individual tickets to oh-so-many Texans' debacles, but because all of the citizens — whether they care about the NFL or not — contributed to pay for his little toy, he has decided to give back to us all.

    "I didn't get in this business to make money; I got in to win a championship," McNair told the Chronicle's John McClain. "I want our players to feel the same way."

    Click on the link for the rest of the article....
     
  2. JCTexan

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    Wow. I have to say I love that quote.
     
  3. imatexan

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    This is awsome, way to go Mr. McNair.

    I guess this proves that that he is not in it to make a profit.
     
  4. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    If you think that is awesome just read more and you will find much more awesomeness...

     
  5. brakos82

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    I love the second one. :dancer:
     
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    I really hope a Dallas or Tennessee fan doesn't wind up with the $40 million.
     
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    Wow, way to go McNair.

    I wonder if more teams will take a similiar approach.
     
  8. Hookem Horns

    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    I know the article is joke but did McNair actually say the above somewhere or was that made up too? That would be an awesome quote if it were real, especially with morons like Dunta Robinson on the team.
     


  9. imatexan

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    Personal cheerlead?

    Im excited but...huh?
     
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    I just had about 25 mental images after reading this, 11 of them NSFW. LOL
     
  11. imatexan

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    Haha I'm intrigued yet confused.

    Also, the two pre-season games will be free!?
    This is going to be interesting.
     
  12. brakos82

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    It started with the idea of 70,000 cheerleaders in the stands, then each one was cheering for the fan, and it went downhill from there.

    Mind, meet gutter. LOL
     
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    Lol, pretty funny article, nicely written, almost had me for a minute!
     
  14. Malloy

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    Only one cheerleader per person?!!

    Bob Mcnair is such a cheap-ass!
     
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    What about the ladies who are ticket holders?
     
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    I don't know what sadder here... the fact that some members actually seem to be excited and believe this, or the fact that the title alone was enough to convince me 100% it was a joke :(
     
  18. gwallaia

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    But it's on the internet, it must be true.:dancer:
     
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    That's about as awesomeness as awesomeness gets!!!

    They get a personal visit from Flaming Sparrow since he's in tune with the girly stuff.
     
  20. Malloy

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    You're so narrowminded ;)
     

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