Wanting National Respect for Team is Part of Being a Fan

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  1. drunkcookie

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    Been thinking about this subject and decided to blog about it... As a Texans fan it does bother me a little that they do not get the national attention I feel they deserve. I'm not completely pissed about it, and I even understand it, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't "want it".

    threw it together pretty quick today, so don't go bashing my mistakes too hard now... Thanks...

    finish it here (hey, just following the rules ;)): http://thezimmway.blogspot.com/2012/10/pining-for-national-respect-is-part-of.html
     
  2. Rey

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    Everyone is entitled to their opinions. Im not in the business of telling others how they should feel.

    That said I enjoy national respect/coverage but it doesn't upset me if we don't get it. I'm of the mindset that winning and beating other people is what I ultimately want. National respect and people around the country singing your praise doesn't accomplish that goal. It's just novelty.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    I think it is more that the fan wants self respect. It has to be earned, continuously. Fans continually like to think they are part of the team, impacting the team and making a difference; ego.
     
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    I think that goes without saying...
     
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    EFF all the BULL****E......... Just keep winning one week at a time!!!!!!!! this week is the jets..Let' just handle that before we jerk each other off!
     
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    Uh not sure what you have in .. er.. mind but no one handling anything of mine.
     
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    I feel like we're getting a lot of attention. Arian Foster was on the cover of ESPN magazine, we're the consensus #1 team in the NFL, etc
     
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    The thing I kept thinkin as I watched espn and nflnetwork this week was... I've never seen a 2-2 team (the definition of mediocrity) get this much attention. You would think the Jets were the only team in the league by the coverage they were getting. And even though the 4-0 Texans are the team they face next, they only mention I heard of them was in Rex Ryans press conference that nflnetwork aired repeatedly..... And I mean repeatedly. They must have shown the same PC like 15 times over the past 2 days
     
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    I don't know what you guys are watching or not watching. Almost every NFL show I am seeing they are all saying the Texans are the most complete team, best in the NFL, etc etc. After the Rams/Cards game on the NFL Network someone was saying Matt Schaub so far is the NFL MVP. Another one said JJ Watt is the MVP.

    All NFL power rankings I have seen have the Texans as 1. What else do you want?

    If anything I think they are getting too hyped up nationally for my liking.

    The Jets are getting national attention because they are a train wreck and those types of stories are great for ratings. Believe me, you don't want the Texans getting that type of media attention. I am sure every Jets fan would swap the type of media attention the Texans are getting right now with what they are getting right now.

    I don't see the Giants complaining either. They just win Super Bowls while the Jets get all of the media.
     
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    Not talking about people saying the Texans are the best or ranking them #1 in a poll, talking about the air-time which still lacks... And the fact they are ranked #1 in the polls and still don't get as much air-time just goes with my whole point..it is turning around, though...

    Like i said in the blog, i understand why there's been a lack...truly it doesn't bother me that much.. it just really bothers me that some expect fans not to care about it, with the whole "you should just want them to win" take...if that were the case why even tune into the games? Just check back in February and see how it shook out...
     
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    It could be that NATIONAL RESPECT is more important to the bandwagoner fans than it is to us diehards who have been here through it all!! They obviously like all the attention, and want more, esp for themselves.

    Right now, I could care less what all the talking heads say, or predict. The only thing that matters to me is holding up that Lombardi come Feb, and then getting to camp out at Reliant for a year looking at it!! THAT'S the prize that will bring National RESPECT, and with that will come short term attention! Short term because we are not located on the East Coast, nor do we have a flippin star stuck on our head.
     
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    I truly do not care about national attention. I cared about before when access to team info, highlights, stories, etc were not as abundant. Now I can get my Texans fix almost almost anywhere. I don't need 'flavor of the month' love'.
     
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    Lol...so you go from "I don't care" all the way around to "I'm bitter about it"...nice..
     
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    I want Super Bowl wins. If that does or doesn't bring "respect" is irrelevant. Which NY team do you want to be? The Giants - won the Super Bowl and are number 4 in their division in terms of "buzz". Or the Jets - who suck and get tons of "buzz".

    Winning brings some attention. But when you are jumping out to a 20 point every week - not that interesting (except to Texans fans). Ho-hum. The Texans won. Big. Again. Next topic. Did you see the eyeblack on Tim Tebow?
     
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    The Texans (And more specifically JJ Watt, and Matt Schaub's earlobe) have been getting lots of run lately. I certainly think that's only going to ramp up now once we get into our back to back prime time games.

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    I've been a fan since day one and I would like to see the Texans get more attention. Not getting it would never stop me from being a Texans fan, but that's how I feel about it. It's true that I can get my fix without it, but I would like to see more Texans fans in the world. I work with a guy who is a 49ers fan right now and, while I've got nothing against the 49ers, I don't want to see 49ers fans around here; I want to see more Texans fans in California. I'd be fine with it if we went to New York Monday night and their seats were half filled with Texans jerseys.

    There are teams with fans all over the country, like the Steelers, and, while it's not what matters most, I'd like to see that.

    PS-what I love right now is the, "Oh, $^!+" we're getting from the fans of our upcoming opponents.
     
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    Sorry, I don't follow your sarcasm!

    I truly don't care about the media's take on our team! They are now, and have always been, biased toward East Coast teams, and the Cowboys! Where did you read that I am "bitter about it!"

    There's a big difference between respect and attention, esp when it comes to the media, and I take it that IS what we're talking about. I truly don't know what point you're directing your sarcasm!
     
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    There's no guarantee that will bring any national respect either. Remember the Rocket's 1st NBA title and how they were "dissed" by the so called "national media" when, I think it was Sports Illustrated, left them off the front cover of their magazine and put some lame golf tournament coverage on the front. They backpedaled some when the Houston fans started complaining and cancelling their subscriptions, and they rushed to put out a special issue with all Rockets NBA Championship coverage.

    It doesn't bother me much anymore about what the national media thinks of Houston and its sports teams. I've come to expect it from them. I guess the only revenge we have now is, in the immortal words of Al Davis (aka. "the crypt-keeper"), "Just win baby!" :)
     

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