Your opinion on the roof being closed Monday night?

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by cdollaz, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. cdollaz

    cdollaz All Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    29
    I know it is a small thing as compared to what is happening on the field, but I was a little pissed at the roof not being open Monday night.

    I would think we would like to have the image of being a "football town" at some point and have a respected franchise, and closing the roof because it is a bit chilly outside doesn't really fit in with that type of image. Monday night was perfect football weather.

    When you think of some of the most storied franchises, like Pittsburgh, Green Bay, and more recently, New England, you think their playing in cold and snow and their fans turning out anyway.

    Honestly, if I was a fan of another team, I would probably be laughing at the closing of the roof here. It just seems really puss-like.
     
  2. houstonspartan

    houstonspartan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,129
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    The Inner Loop
    I was pissed. The weather wasn't that cold. And, the stadium looks nice on television at night.
     
  3. wagonhed

    wagonhed Team Gruden

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    194
    Location:
    Denton
    Who do you think would have had an advantage with a lower temperature? I'll give you a hint: it's not the Texans.
     
  4. TexCanada

    TexCanada Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,337
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Calgary, Canada
    Football in the cold is very fun. For our CFL playoff game a few weeks ago we dipped down to about -15 Fahrenheit. Now that was brutal.
     
  5. houstonspartan

    houstonspartan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,129
    Likes Received:
    192
    Location:
    The Inner Loop
    Actually, surprisingly, we play well in cold weather, for some reason. Strange, but true.
     
  6. cdollaz

    cdollaz All Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    29
    We won in Green Bay a couple of years ago, so that argument doesn't hold water.

    Besides, the decision wasn't based on our opponent, it was based on some pre-determined threshold which, when met, means the roof is automatically closed.
     
  7. BIG TORO

    BIG TORO TERADACTYL #23

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    3,729
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    It was closed cuz we are soft, just like our team!:smiliepalm:
     
  8. texanhead08

    texanhead08 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,473
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Houston,Tx
    It was colder than last night at the Denver Thursday night game a couple years ago and it was open that night.
     


  9. El Tejano

    El Tejano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,940
    Likes Received:
    449
    I believe its what made the pretty empty crowd sound louder. When Jacoby got that 2 point conversion that place was loud and I believe it forced the OT because Ravens couldn't do squat.
     
  10. Old School

    Old School Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2006
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Floatin on a boat
    Maybe they wanted the roof closed to hold in the crowd noise. Just a little extra edge.
     
  11. NitroGSXR

    NitroGSXR Super Sic #58

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,855
    Likes Received:
    995
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    Battle red day. Closing the roof exposed the sea of red hidden under warm jackets.

    It was a very effective use of our stadium.
     
  12. IDEXAN

    IDEXAN Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    9,015
    Likes Received:
    238
    Location:
    Houston
    You mean there was a lot of empty seats on a nationally televised MNF game ?
     
  13. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    56,372
    Likes Received:
    2,970
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    We are either 4-0 or 5-0 in games with a field temp below freezing.

    As for noise, seeing colors, etc. no reason to work so hard, it was in accordance with the stated roof policy.
     
  14. Trail.Blazr

    Trail.Blazr All Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    76
    From what I saw on TV, I do recall seeing a close up of Flacco, seemingly disoriented/unable to hear instruction/play call from the sideline.

    So in that respect alone, If it only screwed up a single play call for the Ravens, I'm glad it was closed.

    JMO
     
  15. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    48,673
    Likes Received:
    2,088
    Location:
    Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
    50/80 Rule was implemented after the Pittsburgh game a few years back. It was somewhere around 46 or 47 at kick-off.
     
  16. Mean Machine

    Mean Machine Veteran

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX
    The roof was open when we got in line on Kirby around 2pm...we all wonderred, since it was 54 degrees then if it would hold to above 50 for kick off time....well it didn't.
    I guess it's OK.
    Might well think thru the 50-80 rule, make it 40-80 maybe, better numbers anyhow.
    Would have been neat for blimp shot of looking down into stadium on TV
     
  17. JB

    JB Old Curmudgeon

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Messages:
    28,550
    Likes Received:
    817
    Location:
    In Transit
    They oughta change it to 40-70
     
  18. Stemp

    Stemp Brew Master

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,150
    Likes Received:
    495
    Location:
    Temple, TX
    All I know is it was damn cold in the parking lot where we were watching the game.
     
  19. CretorFrigg

    CretorFrigg Fire Rick Smith

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,083
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Texas
    It should be -50 to 70.
     
  20. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    48,673
    Likes Received:
    2,088
    Location:
    Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
    Agree, totally!! Below 40 outside the stadium isn't 40 degrees inside the stadium.

    The jacked up part about the whole thing is they have to make a decision 90 minutes before kick-off. So if 90 minutes before, the forecast is for below 50, they have to pull the trigger on keeping it closed.... This is Houston Texas for cryin' out loud. You don't like the weather? Wait 10 minutes, it'll change.
     

Share This Page