Texans the most exciting team in the league

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  1. Tailgate

    Tailgate Fall of Hame

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    I remember thinking after every loss this season that OK, we had FINALLY found every possible way to lose a game in extravagant fashion. Until the next week came of course. Nothing like recognition for being the most exciting loser team in the NFL!!

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703293204576106134124294412.html
     
  2. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Excrement is the bitter part of valor.

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  3. CretorFrigg

    CretorFrigg Fire Rick Smith

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    Notice how the top 3 "exciting" teams are losers. Excitement, according to the author, is heartbreak.

    So if excitement is heartbreak, and heartbreak is a heart attack. Does excitement equal heart attack?
     
  4. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    If these outcomes truly generate feelings of excitement on the part of Texans fan, I expect that next year we should see a regular new addition to the tradition of tailgating on Kirby so that fans can "prolong" game excitement.


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  5. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    Now we get National media attention.


    Great.

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  6. TheMatrix31

    TheMatrix31 Hall of Fame

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    Our games are definitely exciting, as an unbiased football fan.

    As a biased Texans fan, they're torture.
     
  7. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    playing the Texans is exciting for other teams/fans :cool:
     
  8. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    Exciting means unpredictable which means frustration to us
     
  9. chicagotexan2

    chicagotexan2 IDBLDogDareU

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  10. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    Why does the title seem to read, "Texans - the most excrementing team in the league"
     
  11. mancunian

    mancunian Daleks Rule

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    I'd rather grind out wins 13 - 3 every week then sit through a 6 - 10 season that earns plaudits for being "exciting"
     
  12. TheCD

    TheCD All Pro

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    I think by "exciting" the author might mean unexpected or last-second outcomes to games.
     
  13. mancunian

    mancunian Daleks Rule

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    or the those games were you have chewed your fingers down to the knuckle
     
  14. IDEXAN

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    The secret to making the Super Bowl? Play plodding, boring football and stay away from nail-biting, fourth-quarter comebacks.

    At least, the trick seemed to work for Green Bay and Pittsburgh. The two teams will meet next week in Super Bowl XLV —while possibly lulling fans to sleep in the process.

    According to research by the statistics company Thuuz, the Steelers were the 29th-most exciting team in the NFL this season, while the Packers finished 12th. The two teams won 22 total games, while the three most exciting squads—Houston, Washington and Dallas—combined for 18 wins.
    Thuuz created a metric that ranks sporting events for excitement by analyzing factors such as pace, parity and novelty. By plugging the data into an algorithm, Thuuz assigned each game an excitement rating out of 100. Tightly-contested games receive high marks, but the system also takes strange and rare occurrences into account, such as a flea-flicker or a fake punt.
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    The Most Exciting Teams
    1. Houston Texans

    The Texans opened the season by upsetting the Indianapolis Colts and seemed poised to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They gave fans a wild ride, but instead, they melted down in scintillating fashion. Houston played in four of the top-10 most exciting games of the season, including a Week 10 loss to Jacksonville on a Hail Mary pass on the last play of the game. A week later, they lost to the New York Jets on a last-second touchdown pass by Mark Sanchez to Santonio Holmes.
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    Thrill-O-Meter
    A look at how all 32 NFL teams ranked in excitement this season based on their games' pace, parity and novelty.

    TEAM RATING TEAM RATING
    1 HOU 66.5 17 TEN 53.3
    2 WAS 66.3 18 CHI 53.1
    3 DAL 63.2 19 OAK 51.4
    4 IND 62.3 20 DEN 51.2
    5 PHI 61.9 21 STL 49.3
    6 BAL 61.8 22 MIN 49.1
    7 DET 61.5 23 SF 48.4
    8 NO 60.6 24 BUF 48.4
    9 JAC 58.5 25 NYG 47.9
    10 NYJ 57.8 26 KC 47.9
    11 CLE 57.6 27 SD 46.4
    12 GB 57.6 28 NE 45.9
    13 ATL 57.4 29 PIT 45.8
    14 CIN 56.4 30 ARI 45.2
    15 MIA 56.1 31 SEA 36.1
    16 TB 55.8 32 CAR 35.4
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703293204576106134124294412.html
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    Had this story previously been posted, my apologies. If not, take it FWIW ?
     
  15. dc_txtech

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    Top 5 all teams that we played...
     
  17. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

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    I had to look up "scintillating"....and I'm still not sure what the writer is trying to say with it's use.
     
  18. Señor Stan

    Señor Stan El Guapo

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    Using this formula, the Titanic was the most exciting cruise EVER!

    Survivors referred to it as "scintillating".
     
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  20. rmartin65

    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    I'm going to level with you man- Knowing the Wall Street Journal did this means jack shit to me.
     

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