I think this is a fair question. Do these Texans deserve our support? I am as big of a fan as anyone. I buy the multiple Jerseys for each of our themed games. I got the license plate, I buy the tickets for the games, I post and talk and live and eat and breath Texan football. I get to the stadium hours early and am usually one of the first through the gates just to watch the team warm up. I go to the stadium and purchase the $10 potato along with the $8 beer and wait 15 minutes in the bathrooms so I can have someone behind me watch me pee. I have my office decorated with Texans stuff and talk smack to that dumbass down the hall who is a crygirl fan. I do the same thing that thousands of Texan fans do everyday. But does this team deserve such loyalty? What have they done for me lately? Break my heart? Fall below expectations? Prove the naysayers correct? Make me look foolish? Sure, I have read the "True fan" posts and listened to the "True fan" callers on the radio. I have to admit I chuckle a bit. First I would like to point out that no I do not leave early. I paid for 60 minutes of football and dammit I am gonna get 60 minutes of football. I might not get 60 minutes from this team but I am gonna at least stare at the field and think how awful the turf looks. I loosely compare the fans relationship with this team as an abusive one. Sure they punch us in the gut every Sunday but its there way of saying they love us. Especially with some of the players coming out now and starting to question our loyalty to the team. Like its somehow our fault they are losing. Sure they just hit me in the face with a chair and broke my nose but if I had done the dishes he wouldn't of been so upset. So yeah, I guess it is my fault. At least Farrah Fawcett had enough balls to set the bed on fire. Maybe on one hand I am not a "True Fan". I am only a fan of this team b/c I am from here. Born and raised here. If I wasn't from here there would be no way in Hell I would root for this team. 4-12, 5-11, 7-9, 2-14, 6-10, 8-8, 8-8, and now 5-6. Why would I be? But I am a Houstonian. That is my shield and they fly my banner for better or worse. Each and every week we Houstonians send our guys off to compete with other cities around the nation. They are our representatives. They speak for us. They show the rest of the nation what Houston is about. And for 8 years they have told the nation we are a bunch of dorks. We are the Steve Urckle of the league. When we do win a game we snort and ask "Did I do that?" On the other hand maybe I am a "True Fan". I am ready to scold and punish this team for bad behavior. I do b/c I care, b/c I love this team. If my daughter does something wrong I put her in time out or take away certain privileges. Does that mean I don't love or care about her? No, it doesn't. It means that I am disappointed in her actions and I expect more from her. Like I expect more from the Texans. I, like 10's of thousands of you invest way to much of our hard earned money and expend our limited amount of time that we have throughout the day on a team that just doesn't seem to care about its fan base. These players don't care about us, or there coach's. They are starting to turn the fan base away and are about to get there coach's fired. Well like the players say, its a business. And like any other business there needs to be a product that people want. If you don't have that product that people want then you go out of business. Just my two cents on the entire season and last 8 years. The last time Houston was in a playoff Joe Montana led the Chiefs past an Oiler team that had home field advantage throughout.