Fun NFL Alternate Universe Scenarios

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  1. BetaV1

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    I always like playing a little game with my buddies we simply dub NFL Alternate Universe. The concept is simple: you go back in time to any point in NFL history and just change one thing, then discuss what you think the ramifications of that one change would've been. Try to bring it as much as you can to the present day.

    It only seems right that I should probably start the first scenario with the Texans. And I must admit that while I find these fun to do, this one isn't particularly a blast...

    Scenario: Atlanta never trades Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans.
    - Vick gets sent to jail, but Atlanta keeps Schaub.
    - We go into the 2007 draft needing a quarterback badly after the failure of HWNSNBS. Instead of drafting Okoye, the Texans draft QB Brady Quinn.
    - Texans under Kubiak and Quinn not only fail to make the playoffs, but field one of the NFL's worst offenses. Texans never go 8-8 in '07, 8-8 in '08, and 9-7 in '09.
    - After four years without a hint of a winning season, Kubiak is fired.
    - Any number of coaches could be inserted here for the 2010 season, since we had no real idea of who Bob would've been interested in hiring. For sunshine purposes, I say he hires Bill Cowher.
    - Texans either draft Sam Bradford or Tim Tebow in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft.
    - Meanwhile, Matt Ryan is likely never drafted by Atlanta and goes to Baltimore instead of Flacco. Flacco ends up in Miami instead of Henne.

    And so it goes. I'll post a few other random scenarios too if this thread gets some mild attention. I'm curious to see what wild scenarios you guys can imagine up.
     
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    tebow a texan...lol
     
  3. GuerillaBlack

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    The City of Houston buys the Oiler naming rights and Houston gets the Cleveland package.
     
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    We draft Julius Peppers instead of David Carr. Tony Banks is our starting QB until we find a franchise one.
     
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    The ref's aren't blind, Oilers win the Super Bowl in 79, and they don't fire Bum or leave Houston. :ahhaha: :wadepalm:
     
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    your dad decided to pull out instead.
     
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    Then you wouldn't be in my alternate universe. :nolisten:
     
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    Wolf 100% Texan

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    Matt Millen was the best GM that we had for taking Charles Rogers instead of AJ

    Or the texans got Jason whitten instead of joppru's bad luck
     


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    A very simple one.
    Scott Norwood makes the field goal against the Giants. The Bills win their first super bowl and go on to win 4 super bowls in a row.
     
  10. ObsiWan

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    Someone who studied geography in school is put in charge of NFL realignment. They realize that Miami IS actually in the south and Indiana is in the northern part of the United States.

    Therefore the Indianapolis Colts are placed in the AFC East and the Miami Dolphins are placed in the AFC South during realignment.

    New England and Indy take turns beating the crap out of each other every year. The east coast talking heads go orgasmic twice a year when Manning and Brady face off - sometimes to win the divisional crown.

    Meanwhile, the AFC South produces only one playoff team each year because, like the current NFC West, all teams exhibit various levels of suckage.

    That is until 2009 when the Matt Schaub/Andre Johnson/Owen Daniels combo comes into it's own (aided by an emerging Arian Foster who gets to start about game 5 instead of game 13 (yeah, I know, that's two changes, sue me)) and we take the division and never look back. In 2011 fans are aching for a return to the AFC championship game. The Texans got there in 2010 after surviving successive shootouts against the Chiefs in the wild card round and the Ravens (no fluke INT in O/T to save their ass this time) in the second round of the playoffs. Brady & Co. out-dueled Schaub & Co. 41 - 34. This led to the firing of Frank Bush and his defensive staff - and the hiring of Wade - as Smithiak finally realized that, like Air Coryell, championships are not won by offense alone.

    And even though the 2011 season brings the promise of a third straight trip to the playoffs, the TT msg board still want Smithiak gone.
    :D
     
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    I'm going to go way back in the time machine...

    circa 1960...Bud Adams was unsuccessful in his attempts to keep the NFL from using Rice Stadium for their new expansion team...and the results are a long winning tradition and we are a bunch of obnoxious, arrogant Houston Cowboys fans.

    (True story that Houston was the original choice for the Cowboys, but Bud Adams blocked it in order to market his AFL team.)
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    This alternate universe does not sound fun. I want my money back.
     
  13. spurstexanstros

    spurstexanstros Texans Rising

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    well I could have done without the whole bills playoff loss...scarred me for life.

    I wish Rosencopter woulda taken a knee instead of dooing his poor Elway impersonation.

    I wish I could find that stupid kid who walked up to me in best buy and said I was stupid for rooting for a team that passed on Vince Young. I really want to tell that longhorn t-shirt wearing little punk...about how things turned out and he should get his head outta bevos ass long enough to learn some manners and not talk to strangers that way...and if he wanted to see VY's life story so much he would pick up the movie Radio. ( I am sorry still funniest picture ever posted on TT)

    That kid really pissed me off..who does that.
     
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    The Texans, with the first pick in the 2006 draft, select Vince Young, QB, Texas

    The combo of McNair's care-bear organization and VY's tantrum's lead to some success on the field but get Kubiak and Smith fired in 2011 after many dramatic outbursts and incidents. McNair, acting a GM, cuts VY after firing his HC and GM. VY signs with the much hated Tennessee Titans who have hired coach Wade Phillips, a re-uniting of sorts. Quote VY, "We're a dream team."

    Bob McNair, fed up with his own failures, decides to sell the team to a dodgy investment group led by Jim Crane. While the Titans go on to win title after title, Jim Crane's group goes under investigation by the league AND the federal government. Before losing the team, Crane's group trade's off every decent player for busts, journeymen players and has beens. The team, spiraling into debt, defeat and destruction is sold to another group. In Los Angeles.

    After the Tennessee Titans had won back to back Super Bowls in 2011 and 2012, the L.A. Lightning win 3 straight, boasting many of the leagues best players and future HOFers.

    The NFL wouldn't expand it's league again until 2024, when it awarded 2 new teams to New York City, a third team, yes, named the New York Knuckles and Salt Lake City, Utah, the Salt Lake City Slam. Each of those team would go on to win multiple championships.

    Houston never got another NFL team, instead getting a UFL team. They were epicly bad as well. Houston football lovers depended on Rice and U of H. They were also epicly bad forever.
     
  15. spurstexanstros

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    So in this universe is the soap inhaled or through IV?
    Wow this was like every negative thought and fear I have read on this board. Its like they came to life...it cant happen can it?
     
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    I am the soap.
     
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    why....

    ...w-why do you hate us?

    :voodoo:
     
  18. pissknocker

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    Is this a baited question?

    Do u want someone to start a what if aso thread?
     
  19. Cerberus

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    Alright, how about this one?

    Pete Rozelle doesn't nix the trade between the Baltimore Colts and Oakland Raiders, allowing John Elway to go to the Raiders instead of ultimately being traded to the Broncos.

    What would have happened? The Raiders would probably have won another 2-3 Super Bowls. And what would have happened if Bo Jackson didn't get hurt?
     
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    Okay, you've created two alternate universes. In one, Elway is QB of the Raiders and in the other Bo Jackson doesn't get that hip thing that forced him to retire.

    Unfortunately Al Davis remains part of either universe. Somehow, he'll screw this up.
    :D
     

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