Has Battle Red Day run its course?

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/has-battle-red-day-run-its-course
     
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    It has always been about the play on the field for me.
     
  3. False Start

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    I don't think its run its course. Its a fun once a year tradition that the fans really get into, I see no harm in it. I need more Battle Red Day t-shirts too. :fingergun:
     
  4. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    When bulls see red, they see fire and get fire in their belly. We're on the wrong end of the red. I'm sorry to say this, but when opposing teams and fans see the ketchup bottle uniforms, they are just left laughing.:mcnugget:
     
  5. Allstar

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    When has there ever been any indication that Battle Red Day had run it's course. I haven't met a single person that doesn't like it.
     
  6. Lucky

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    The red jerseys should be the home jerseys. The blue jerseys are drab. I don't even own a blue jersey, anymore.
     
  7. Brisco_County

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    I like the idea of Battle Red day, but it hasn't been used in any inspiring way. It offers no real value when you schedule it months in advance when facing the least significant team in our division.

    You want to make Battle Red day special? Make it a tradition where our team's owner arbitrarily declares it when we play a must-win game or when facing a real rival. It's like a call to arms, or like hitting the turbo button. I could get into that.
     
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    I am on the opposite end. I love the blue jerseys. They are a very classy, serious look to them. I dislike the red jerseys. Looks kinda high school for me.

    I kinda like that idea. On a Weds the week before, McNair takes out a full page in the chronicle and sells the next game as a must win and implores everyone to get up for Battle Red day!
     


  9. Allstar

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    I think the NFL requires teams to declare all of their home game uniform combinations prior to the start of the preseason.
     
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    Now that I think about it, there's a lot that could be done with a Battle Red call to arms signaled by McNair. Since it's an unscheduled alteration of the uniforms, the league would probably only allow it once a year, but that would make it more fun. Houston fans would be expected to show up in war paint, be rowdy and extra loud. Reliant would be a zoo. It would be used to create anxiety for visiting teams. The press would eat it up: "Are the Texans going to declare Battle Red for the game on Sunday?"

    But no, we're going to use it as a gimmick against Jacksonville.
     
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    If it attracts attention, I think they'd be open to making one exception a year. It's the same reason we finally got interleague play in baseball.
     
  12. False Start

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    Cool idea, I don't know for sure about having to notify the NFL of jersey combos. I seem to remember a game where they caught everyone off guard with the red jerseys.... It may have been something else though. :thinking:
     
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    It was a Sunday Night Game vs. Green Bay.
     
  14. False Start

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    Yeah, I believe so...that damn game. :pissed:
     
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    I like the "battle red" days. I do think we should use it on other teams...not just Jacksonville most of the time. I sm not sure why this has been so in the past......
     
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    Seems like I can only remember 2 games where Battle Red had any real meaning.

    1. The 2004 game against the Jags.
    2. The 2007 game against the Broncos.

    Every other time, it seemed like a lame marketing attempt.
     
  17. Brisco_County

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    This is exactly what I want to see happen. He could liken it to Sam Houston rallying troops after the Alamo. It would be a citywide unification every year.

    Plus, this young franchise could use some tradition.
     
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    battle red day just an idea to make us buy another jersey, marketing hello
     
  19. CloakNNNdagger

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    This "young???" franchise could use some WINS........something that must come BEFORE it can develop a tradition........a POSITIVE tradition at least. We already have a LOSING tradition.
     
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    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Hi, I'm Hervoyel ("David" IRL) and I don't like Battle Red day. It's just one of a seemingly endless stream of contrived promotions designed to take our thoughts off of the fact that team has sucked for most of its existence. It embodies the worst qualities of our pre-fab expansion franchise and the sooner they quit making a big deal out of "Battle Red Day" and the three times as lame opening day "Liberty White" day the better.
     

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