Discussion in 'Texan Tailgate' started by Wolf, Sep 18, 2009.
I dispute the enitre premise that Texans fans need an identity.
I couldn't possibly care less about the fact that people in other cities don't have broad and over simplified brush with which to paint us.
I'm a Texans fan. So are my friends. So is everyone who joins me at Reliant Park on game days for great food, cold drinks, hand shakes and high fives. We're hard working, fun loving football fans. We're doctors and nurses. We're lawyers and cops. We're teachers and students. We're geologists and roughnecks. We're drivers and mechanics. We're Houston.
We like football. This is our team. We are not yet victors, but we continue the fight. Let others bask in the ever fading glow of their team's past acheivements. We will enjoy what we have right here right now and look forward to an ever brighter future.
Let others search for convenient labels. We'll just keep gathering ten times a year and keep having the time of our lives. We'll hope for the best, and grip for the worst. We'll celebrate our successes and learn from our failures. We'll be Texans every step of the way and in every sense of the word. If no one else gets it, so be it.
I need to shotgun....
Identity? Vugg it! Expand something which already exist until it takes over All Texans fans. I submit to you ladies and gents the expansion of...
"THE BLUE CREW"
problem solved...just give special t-shirts, hats or rings or something to original members of the REAL Blue Crew.
The same could be said about our Spurs fans a decade ago. Now look at us: draped by 4 banners.
Winning cures everything.
So shut up!
I stole your pic from Steph. It is my new desktop background. Thanks.
Yep. "Traditions" started by a group of people sitting around a conference table in the marketing department inventing words like Liberty White, Steel Blue and Battle Red are shallow and patronizing at best.
Real football traditions are what the fans invent.
The picture in that article is a reason why if you are a face paint fan, especially Chris in the front row, you should very much avoid being caught by cameras making sad fan face.
Unless you want to be the face of the franchise in futility.
Camera guys can catch you doing all sorts of things, but if you know that cameras might be on you, you can't pose for the team just had a crappy game shot.
But then again, sometimes you just get busted when you think the cameras are not on you:
Jerrah pickin for gold to pay for his stadium.
There's another version of the picture that is a little ruder:
This Texans Fan Is Skins Fan-Approved
As seen from deep inside the Bullpen during the Bengal game. I have to say it is one of the best uses of a David Carr jersey I've seen but it is amazing that dude could get away with wearing that into the stadium. I mean, kids and all.
See TC ... if you knew anything about football , you'd know that was a signal to the OC to run a pick or rub play ( they didn't catch him give the rub signal ) .
I remember a particular face painting that made me sad...
Typical SA reporting (you get use to it).
Side note: Couple weeks ago, a local radio station was at Texans Camp. And the hosts said that SA fans should really like Andre Johnson. They said he has many "Spurs like qualities", Doesn't want the spotlight, works hard, is one of the best at his trade, and is a GREAT guy. (needlessly to say, I almost wrecked my car do to the shock of a SA reporter saying something nice about the Texans).
ps, to be fair that same station (1250 am ESPN) talks with Mark V. once a week. So we are starting to get some more pub.
But they WON!!! You should get that sort of face painting for every Battle Red game.
In fact, if you don't and they lose, it is all your fault.
That's just dirty pool. Wait 'till Sunday!!
He mentions 3 or 4 teams who's fans he contends have an identity, but I would contend that the "identity" of most fans (including those specifically mentioned) is tied to the history and performance of the team.
I consider the fans of the Patriots, Bears, Chiefs, Giants, Broncos and Steelers to be some of the best in the NFL. What's their "identity" beyond having Super Bowl trophies, and franchise success to look back on (even if it's not current success or recent Super Bowl trophies).
The Dawg Pound is the best example of this. The reason the Dawg Pound has any notoriety at all is because of the reputation it received during the days of Hanford Dixon (who came up with the moniker in the first place), Earnest Byner, Kevin Mack and Frank Minnifield. It managed to survive a franchisectomy, but I would say it's "identity" has precious little to do with the Browns of the past decade.
So if you want to say the Texans themselves still need an identity, and if you want to say the fans can't establish an identity until the team does, then fine - your pretty much right on target, but you're also pretty much a master of the obvious. Let's just not pretend the cart's going to be pulling the horse down mainstreet.
... Never mind me...do go on.
Wow, that's brutal.
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