Eight Is Not Enough

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Another .500 season won't get it done for Texans

    Think double digits

     
  2. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    McNair expects better from Texans in 2009


    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6609017.html
     
  3. CloakNNNdagger

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    This simply sounds like a tepid play to the fans not to drop out of the equation. He knows that though he may play the part of the patient owner, being able to be patient to a fault as he watches the money flow in, Texans fans are very likely to walk after just another season of promises and little to show for it.
     
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    A double digit in the W column would definitely make for a very entertaining season.

    I'm all for it.

    LOL:fans:
     
  5. infantrycak

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    Really? Seems like I have heard that before most Texans seasons.

    I know one thing - winning at home helps. I certainly have enjoyed only walking away 4 times in the last two years from Reliant stadium unhappy. Can I cancel my away game tickets?
     
  6. NitroGSXR

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    On the same level... as a new season ticket holder in this economy... I've walked away unhappy twice thus far this preseason. We've lost both games at home.

    I understand preseason is preseason but it's still a football game and only one team will emerge victorious. I've heard all the but that's our second string yadayadda. Our team is only as good as our backups. I believe that. If our backups can't win...

    On the other hand, our road record looks pretty good though. That's a change... but not really a fun one for a new season ticket holder.
     
  7. CloakNNNdagger

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    There always seems to be that carrot around each corner to try to make more palatable the shortcomings of the ultimate product delivered. In this economy, though, the product will mean a lot more to fans deciding whether they buy tickets or not.........you are already seeing some of it. Expect that if we go 8-8 or less again, you'll be seeing more and more of the pretty colored Reliant seats during games.

    We're all hoping for some tangible improvement this year. But if this doesn't occur, the time will be close where the suggestion will be made as to where management will be able to place their next carrot. :tiphat:
     
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    We'd really have to be awful for the fanbase to walk away from the team. What else ya gonna do, root for the Cowboys?
    please
     


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    No, but watching from the TV or listening on the radio will become more popular.
     
  10. infantrycak

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    I agree about the economy. I suspect if you survey people who didn't re-up this year or don't do so next year you will find that is more of a factor than going 8-8.

    Yup. I suffered through 2-14 when we were lucky to get the 2. I'm not giving up on them because I only got to see 6 wins live last year at home.
     
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    I agree with Infantry, that'll be more a function of how many folk still have disposable income as much as whether the team makes the playoffs. That may tip the scales for the bandwagoners or borderline fans but not us crazy diehards.
     
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    Oh wow! I thought this was some kinky sex thread.:thisbig:
     
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    Wolf 100% Texan

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    Kate ?:specnatz:
     
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    Jon ?
     
  15. CloakNNNdagger

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    I guess nobody noticed how many empty non-club seats there were during several of the games last year. Paid for, possibly........but, wasted if so, some hanging onto season tickets, not wanting to be locked out if and when things turn around. In a poor economy, there will be less people paying for tickets and not showing up, for whatever reason.

    And, BTW, I am a diehard. I just don't believe that while the team is making a fortune, the fans should be satisfied with left overs. JMHO
     
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    Wow to me its AFC final Round or BUST thats how i see it
     
  17. ObsiWan

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    I understand where you're coming from. We've been waiting to get back on the NFL map for going on two decades. And if we don't post a winning season this year, I'll be disappointed. Definitely. Further, I think McNair will be very disappointed also.

    But I won't desert the team.

    But I guess my allegiance is tied more to the effort I see from the team and the decisions made by the front office than whether we make the playoffs. Sometimes the breaks just don't go your way.

    Now If McNair starts to gut the team like Bud did when the Oilers didn't make the Super Bowl in 92/93 then they may lose me. Say he gives the order to trade A.J. and Mario and DeMeco to "rebuild" or cut salaries I'll find me another team. But I don't think McNair is that impatient or stupid.
     
  18. CloakNNNdagger

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    You know how "family" (eg., you, Cak, me and the other board members) can disagree............even sometimes arguing like mad dogs? But let some "outsider" say just one inappropriate disparaging remark about our Texans..........just see how long he's left alive and standing.:texflag::dangit::texflag:
     
  19. DexmanC

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    I just did a little arguing on the Jets' board right here.

    They REALLY don't have a clue as to how dominant AJ is. They were
    comparing him to Randy Moss, who Revis "shut down." Moss is good,
    but he seems to mainly run fly and go routes, with the occasional fade
    thrown in. AJ DOMINATES at EVERY route, but their ignorance is gonna
    make tomorrow all-the-more sweeter.

    I'm encouraged by what the players have to say about Frank Bush, and now
    I guess all units now have coaches they want to run through a brick wall
    for (ST-Marciano, Defense-Bush, Offense-Kubes/Shanahan.) Enough talk.
    Time to get this shit DONE!!
     
  20. Second Honeymoon

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    why does Gary being from Houston have anything to do with anything, Bob?

    I don't care if Kubiak is from Moscow or Beijing as long as he can get a team prepared. This whole Houston Local Product stuff is so stupid and overblown. Bob needs to sthu about Gary being from Houston. I really don't care.

    Stop getting embarassed, get your team prepared, and start winning meaningful games, Gary.
     

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