Locked into Seed #3

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  1. Sigma

    Sigma All Pro

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    hi to everyone
    I'm a Texans fan since last year, I am Italian and I discovered I liked American Football only last year :D

    I have a question, after week 14 Texans were seed #1 tied with the Ravens but on top of them thanks to the tiebreaking procedures.
    After week 15 both Ravens and Texans lost against a NFC team.

    But now, even with the same record (10-4) the Ravens are the ones on top.

    How is it possible?

    Thank everyone for the help.

    Go Texans! :D
     
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  2. ChrisG

    ChrisG Road Fan

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    NFL tiebreaker rules are very confusing. But I believe it was becuase we were in a three way tie so it goes to your conference record. Since we are in a two-way tie (doesn't count Steelers because they are in the wild card slot) and Balt beat us this year we are below them
     
  3. Sigma

    Sigma All Pro

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    thank you very much :D
     
  4. Sigma

    Sigma All Pro

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    so I guess I should root for Cincinnati in week 17 and for the steelers to win their division ;D
     
  5. paycheck71

    paycheck71 Hall of Fame

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    You can check here to see what results benefit the Texans the most.

    http://www.playoffstatus.com/nfl/texansmig.html

    Welcome to the board!
     
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  6. TheCD

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    Welcome to the boards! It's great to meet new fans. Out of curiosity, what attracted you to the Texans? Just wondering, because I would guess as an outsider the Texans name as a team would seem kind of pompous.
     
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  7. TexansBull

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    Did anyone else hear an italian guy start talking in there head as they were reading this as soon as he said "I am italian" or was I the only one?
     
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  8. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    raises hand.....
     
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  9. TejasTom

    TejasTom Heisenwatt

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    Yes, it had a hint of French but mostly Italian.
     
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    ObsiWan Site Contributor

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    you guys are weird
    when I think Italian, this
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    is what pops into my head
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  11. Texn4life

    Texn4life Hall of Fame

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    When I think Italian I picture lasagna and spaghetti. Sorry, but I like to eat.
     
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  12. Sigma

    Sigma All Pro

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    HAHAHAHA I totally agree with you!

    thanks to everyone for the welcome :D

    first of all I'm sorry to disappoint you but I'm from the northern part of Italy (near venice) so probably the little italian voice in your heads is different from mine, that is because America's idea of Italians is mainly derived from the southern part of the country

    This question has a very strange answer:
    I discovered I like Football last year when I saw the SB (colts vs saints)
    Then I decided I wanted to follow the regular season, for my luck it was already october so the season (2010-2011) was at the beginning (week 5)

    I went to wikipedia and I opened the pages of every team in the NFL

    Then more or less at random I closed the tabs of the teams that did not impressed me, for stupid reasons like the symbol or the color of the uniform

    Actually there was a lot of randomness :D

    Then with the few teams left I readed some news on the wiki page, in the end there were left only Bengals, Ravens and Texans

    Finally I choose the texans because I was born in 4-27 so I'm a Taurus like Toro the mascotte (april-born Taurus like me), also Toro in Italian is the word for Bull/Taurus...

    The first Texans game I watched was the 2010-2011 week 2 come back win against washington, that is as today one of the most exciting games I've seen

    I hope you like my little story of how I became a Texans' fan :D
     
  13. Texas T

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    First a hardy welcome to you.

    Second, where do you live? I am in the Air Force and was stationed at Aviano from 1993-1996. It's where I met my wife (also in the Air Force at the time). I lived in Porcia near Pordenone.

    I will say that Northern Italy is my favorite place to be. We've even discussed retiring there.

    Again welcome.

    Also, I was at that Washington game, it was my first live Texans game.
     
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  14. Speedy

    Speedy Yeller Dweller

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    New England needs to lose one and if the Texans win out, they will be the 1 seed no matter what Baltimore or Pittsburgh does.
     
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  15. 76Texan

    76Texan Hall of Fame

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    That's a nice little story.
    Welcome to the board.

    I'm also a Taurus, BTW (by the way).
     
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  16. Sigma

    Sigma All Pro

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    I live in Cittadella, little city north of Padua, the name means Citadel and it has walls and a moat all around the historical center that has medioeval origins (pretty cool huh?)

    thanks to you also oh and FYI I know what BTW means :D

    hahaha you made me laugh :)

    sadly here in italy english is not that common between people so I still have some problems, I hope to find some English speaking country for my PhD so I can improve

    Again thanks to all of you :)


    Oh, I did not noticed that... Good :)
     
  17. Kimmy

    Kimmy RealGirls LvFB!

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    Hopefully I'm getting Rosetta Stone Italian for Christmas. I'll speak English with you if you speak Italian with me!

    Going back to Italy 10/2012

    Sent from my Sprint EVO 3D using Tapatalk
     
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  18. Sigma

    Sigma All Pro

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    well if u need to practice I'm happy to help, but if you prefere english I'm fine with that :D

    I think is a very simple language that is the best thing for a 'science person' like me, and it is not too hard like german or too sweet like french (no offense :P )
     
  19. TexansBull

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    Good story. You got to see the awesomeness of Andre Johnson and the catch and Ali-esque celebration afterwards. Gosh I miss watching him play. I don't have the picture on my phone , but I feel someone should post it.

    I am not cultured or worldly enough to know the difference in accents in Italians. I just hear the bad sterotypical "that's a spicy meatball!" Sorry and no offense.
     
  20. Blake

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    Thats awesome! I think I will pick a soccer club to follow the same way! Any suggestions?
     

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