Not really about the Texans, but it could apply. Bill Simmons makes the case that all these new state of the art stadium diminish home field advantage. I think it's a great article and he makes valid points. I was wondering what you guys think? I wasn't here during the Oilers days, but could you compare the Texans in Reliant to the Oilers in the Astrodome? Obviously, the quality of play is not there. The Oilers had good teams while the Texans have not so that could skew any opinions. But what about just the experience? Was it more...festive at Oilers games? Did it seem less more like a blue collar type atmosphere, if you know what I mean, instead of going to a game knowing bigwigs are in their fancy, schmancy luxury suites? What do you think? Here's the article I mentioned http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/partone/081121&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1 For the first 11 weeks of the regular season, home-field advantage has not mattered like it once did.