Is Having a Roof Over Your Head That Important?

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    With the roof at Reliant "rumored to be open this Sunday night, it seemed timely to revisit the "Open Roof" experience. Consider this the "gratuitus" open roof thread for 2013. This article was published just before this season began, and touches nicely on every aspect of the subject.
    THE REST OF THE STORY
     
  2. Speedy

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    Texans record with roof closed:
    24-25 .490 all-time
    21-17 .553 under Kubiak

    Texans record with roof open:
    23-18 .561 all-time
    15-6 .714 under Kubiak
     
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    So in other words, keep it open.
     
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    I'm guessing this is because it's a national prime time game. Roof open, great blimp shots that look good in HD, etc..
     
  5. CloakNNNdagger

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    Another thing about Sunday's game. I hope that they've made appropriate arrangements for the field to be fully recovered from later afternoon game today.........Battle of the Piney Woods - SFA vs SHSU.................from both an aesthetic and safety standpoint.
     
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    Right. I thought they were using an artificial surface for non-Texans games, but they were using grass in the UH game Thursday. I guess they don't have enough time to make the switch from tonight's game.
     
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    They had the natural surface at the UH game Thursday. I heard they didn't want to put the grass outside because of all the rain so they didn't switch the fields out. UH was told it takes 48hrs to switch it which is why they were forced to play Memphis at BBVA and why UH is playing UCinn at Rice later this month. If they have the turf for SHSU vs SFA then the Texans and LSSR are full of ****.

    Then again with the roof policies that they have been telling us for years most of us knew that already.
     
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    I really don't care. It was my understanding the roof was built the way it is to allow real grass to be grown on the field. But closed for the game-time experience. Fans wanted the roof closed, livestock wanted the roof open.

    I'm fine with it either way. But during the day, it affects the game with the sun & all. At night, not so much.
     
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    Looks like the grass is in for the SHSU vs SFA game. Saw it was on WatchESPN app, so checked it out just for that.
     
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    They've got 2 1/2 fields of grass pallets. They didn't/can't put them all inside.

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    There's what the field looks like for the SFA-SHSU game. If it's the same turf that UH used Thursday, which as bad as it looks and with the Texans playing at home this week, it just might be the same, then the pallets the Texans will play on have been outside all week.
     
  11. bckey

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    I'm old school and believe the elements are part of football.
     
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    I like the roof open unless it's hot. I wasn't at the Pittsburgh game, but it looked brutal from couch.

    :peek:
     
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    its a night game and no rain why wouldn't the roof be open wont make any difference tho positive or negative
     
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    As I've said before on this topic, the really dangerous weather here in Houston is the heat. No one's freezing to death in this city like they can up north. So I understand the upper limit on the 50-80 rule. I do not understand the 50 part of the rule, nor do I understand why they made a rule that they subsequently ignore almost completely.
     
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    I went to a game at old Texas Stadium and it was in the 30's outside and in your seats you were still comfortable. The way Reliant is designed there isn't any way for the outside wind to come in I don't think its going to ever get cold enough in Houston for the fans to be uncomfortable.
     
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    From houstontexaxns.com

     
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    Glad we don't have t deal with that bullcrap (open or not open) up here in Baltimore....


    Excessive heat is the only element I wouldn't want to see a game played in...but Miami and Jacksonville always pose a challenge to teams early in the season and late in the season....

    bring on the snow and rain and wind....
     

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