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  1. Da_General

    Da_General Obnoxious Musician

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    I can't do it because of my position, but I think it's a great idea...somebody start a petition to have the gates opened a couple of hours early Sunday to allow tailgaters more time to do their thing and still get into the stadium in time for kickoff. Any leader-types out there willing to take on this task? This seems like a perfect game to suggest it!

    :whip:
     
  2. Hagar

    Hagar Drink up yall, its the Texans!

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    I'm sorry but I don't start drinking beer until 8:30 AM (takes 30 minutes to set up camp).

    I know it sounds crazy but you gotta set a limit somewhere.
     
  3. hobie

    hobie Site Contributor

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    I wouldn't have a problem doing it, but I have no idea how to do it... My only concern is that the gate staff would have to come in an hour or so earlier, the police would need to come in as well, and then the other logistics involved would also have to b e changed to accomodate us. That right there would cost the Texans a few thousand dollars for each home game without being able to recoup that expense. Not that the team can't afford it, but I would see thier point if they do not allow all lots to do that.
    Anyways, we don't wait for them to open to start our tailgate, we set up outside the gate, break out the tabletop grills, and make breakfast, and start our day about 6:30am..All that is needed for us is the port-a-john outside the gate!
     
  4. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    I have a feeling that you could open the gates 8 hours beforehand and people wouldn't come in early. I know they've been battling this since the beginning, and I have no solutions. It's a Houston thing!
     
  5. texanfan2002114

    texanfan2002114 Subscribed Contributor

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    Ryan, I think he was talking about the tailgating gates outside the stadium and if you knew that I'm sorry, but I know in the YELLOW LOT(Greatest Lot), I would love for the gates outside to be opened at 7am instead of 8am.

    The line outside that gate backs up half way down main street before the gates open up.
     
  6. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    I understood - but his hopes are that earlier tailgating would mean more people inside for kickoff (a bane of the BPPB, Cheerleaders, and the FO).

    Now that they've jacked up the cost of the other lots (aren't Blue, Yellow, and Orange up to $30?), I think y'all deserve 7 AM! Though I enjoy putting back a cold one while watching the people lined up for Blue :doot:
     
  7. texanfan2002114

    texanfan2002114 Subscribed Contributor

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    No we are still $10 and I hope it never goes up but if it does I will still pay it!:shades:

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  8. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    Bite your tongue.... We'll be back to lining up on Kirby with them again..(Unless of course they let us in at 6:00am).
     


  9. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I would like for the Texans to have some sort of loud air raid siren that goes off at 11:00 and 11:15. Once in a while I'll get visiting with people and lose track of time. Never miss the opening stuff, but I have had to race in there a few times.
     
  10. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    Like tornado or air raid sirens, I like that idea!
     
  11. Specnatz

    Specnatz Site Contributor

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    That is an awsome idea.
     
  12. hobie

    hobie Site Contributor

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    Well just remember, if it goes off at those times, there might be some confusion with those in the Yellow lot, as they would think it was SHOTGUN time again......... :drunk:
     
  13. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    Thank you. I will email the Texans with the suggestion and let you know if I hear anything.
     
  14. Tedc

    Tedc Hardheaded

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    Actually, Missy (Melissa Rentz) came up with that at a Bull Pen meeting before the season. I think they are doing something now, as I hear some faint sound about 11am but it is not they way it should be.

    I suggested a loud (very loud) Bullhorn.
     
  15. Da_General

    Da_General Obnoxious Musician

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    Air raid siren is very good. I retract my suggestion in favor of this one, although I still wish we could hit the lots a few hours earlier. It's not like we're not wide awake at 3am anyway on a gameday, right?
     
  16. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    That's about the time the Mrs. has decided it's time for bed (due to pre-game day excitement). So yes, I have better stfuf to do, like sleep!
     
  17. BullPenPhotos

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    Lets just get a few of these...
    Air raid siren
     
  18. texanmojo

    texanmojo Shotgun 30 Time

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    Yeah...I love the new air raid siren on the top of MOJO1...but I am not so sure it was the best idea. The shotguns have gotten alot bigger as a result of it and I am going through a lot more beer.

    But it is fun to watch all the people scurry over to the tailgate when it goes off! :)
     
  19. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

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    BRILLIANT!
     
  20. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    Set it off at :15 or :45 for entertainment.
     

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