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Question for Houston fans (Also congrats)

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Posted: 12/11/2011 9:16 PM

Question for Houston fans (Also congrats) 


First off, congrats on winning the division!

I have a question for all of you fans. How did you start rooting for the Texans? Did you have a different favorite team before? Are you Houston Oiler fans who just transfered your love to the Texans?  Were you all just football fans who watched any team before? I've always wondered where all the fans came from.

Just to let ya'll know, I have been rooting for you guys for a while.  NFL.com once sent me a Texans shirt when i ordered something else.  Mixed up the order but I took that as a sign to root for you guys on the side ha ha!!

Once again, congrats.

Oh P.S. I am a Browns fans who is waiting for another chance at winning the division...It's been a while.....A long while.....

Take care all.
My 2013 Games: Week 1- Dolphins Week 4- Bengals Week 6- Lions

Last edited 12/11/2011 9:20 PM by Phil4Prez

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Posted: 12/12/2011 8:13 AM

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Thanks for the congrats....cool

I was born and raised in Houston and still live here.
Growing up, our house was a Cowboys house...  surprised
I rooted for the Cowboys in the NFC and the Raiders in the AFC.

That all changed when Houston was awarded the 32nd franchise.
There's just something about being with a team from Day 1.
I was there before they had a name, before they had a stadium to play in.
I was there when the name and the uniforms were unveiled.
I'm proud to be a season ticket holder.
I've been through every second of a decade of ups and downs on the field, with the downs heavily outweighing the ups.
I think it makes this time all the more sweeter because of it.

Through the years I've come to dislike the Cowboys who I once rooted for.
I respect what they've done in the past but the disrespect that Cowboys fans (most, not all) show towards the Texans (and just about anyone else) has poisoned me against them.
I no longer root for the Raiders either.
Nothing against them, there's just no room for any other team but the Texans for me.

I've proudly worn my Texans gear from Day 1 and if I have my say, I'll be buried in a Texans jersey.

Thanks again for dropping by and for supporting us.
As a Browns fan I think you can understand the ride we've gone on.
Good luck to y'all going forward.
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Posted: 12/12/2011 8:43 AM

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I was actually born in (gasp) Cincy, but was raised in Houston from the time I was 5.  The Oilers were my team and Warren Moon was the best damn quarterback on the planet in my mind.  Anyway, followed the Titans casually when they left but felt like an NFL orphan.  I'll always remember the day when Mr. McNair somehow pulled the upset and won of the NFL committee that awarded Houston with the leagues 32nd franchise.  I was walking on air.  Finally had real football back in Houston and was hooked ever since 19-10 opening game vs. Dallas.  (Also hated Dallas too so that game was extra sweet).  Anyway, never thought it would have taken 10 years and vented my fair share of frustration, but so glad we finally have a team playing with heart and up to its potential (maybe even a little beyond).  That said, AFC South Division Champs sounds nice, but a little anti climatic.  Seems like this team truly focused on something more.

We've been through some peaks and valleys, okay valleys, as Texans fans.  Almost forgot what it feels like to have a team going to the playoffs.  Shoot I still don't think it's sunk in completely.  Guaranteed to host at least one game at that.  I'm going to keep repeating that in my mind cuz it sounds so damn good.
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Posted: 12/12/2011 11:02 AM

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battleredtexan wrote: Thanks for the congrats....cool

I was born and raised in Houston and still live here.
Growing up, our house was a Cowboys house...  surprised
I rooted for the Cowboys in the NFC and the Raiders in the AFC.

That all changed when Houston was awarded the 32nd franchise.
There's just something about being with a team from Day 1.
I was there before they had a name, before they had a stadium to play in.
I was there when the name and the uniforms were unveiled.
I'm proud to be a season ticket holder.
I've been through every second of a decade of ups and downs on the field, with the downs heavily outweighing the ups.
I think it makes this time all the more sweeter because of it.

Through the years I've come to dislike the Cowboys who I once rooted for.
I respect what they've done in the past but the disrespect that Cowboys fans (most, not all) show towards the Texans (and just about anyone else) has poisoned me against them.
I no longer root for the Raiders either.
Nothing against them, there's just no room for any other team but the Texans for me.

I've proudly worn my Texans gear from Day 1 and if I have my say, I'll be buried in a Texans jersey.

Thanks again for dropping by and for supporting us.
As a Browns fan I think you can understand the ride we've gone on.
Good luck to y'all going forward.
Awesome background story! I appreciate the reply.  I'm excited and I will be rooting for you guys in the playoffs! Good Luck!! cool
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Posted: 12/12/2011 11:04 AM

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ridger8er wrote: I was actually born in (gasp) Cincy, but was raised in Houston from the time I was 5.  The Oilers were my team and Warren Moon was the best damn quarterback on the planet in my mind.  Anyway, followed the Titans casually when they left but felt like an NFL orphan.  I'll always remember the day when Mr. McNair somehow pulled the upset and won of the NFL committee that awarded Houston with the leagues 32nd franchise.  I was walking on air.  Finally had real football back in Houston and was hooked ever since 19-10 opening game vs. Dallas.  (Also hated Dallas too so that game was extra sweet).  Anyway, never thought it would have taken 10 years and vented my fair share of frustration, but so glad we finally have a team playing with heart and up to its potential (maybe even a little beyond).  That said, AFC South Division Champs sounds nice, but a little anti climatic.  Seems like this team truly focused on something more.

We've been through some peaks and valleys, okay valleys, as Texans fans.  Almost forgot what it feels like to have a team going to the playoffs.  Shoot I still don't think it's sunk in completely.  Guaranteed to host at least one game at that.  I'm going to keep repeating that in my mind cuz it sounds so damn good.
Well at least you weren't raised in Cincy ha ha.  Thank you for the reply! Go Texans!
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Posted: 12/12/2011 12:57 PM

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YoungstownTexanInDaOH10 wrote: I grew up in Youngstown Ohio, my whole family is Steeler fans....I HATE Pittsburgh...So as a kid I just latched onto the Oilers...when they left I fiddled with the Panthers till the Browns came back and became a Browns fan, then the NFL announced the return of Houston...I loved it, the name was sleeker, the uni's were awesome, Houston football was back...plus I've always dreamed of going to Houston...some magic about the city draws me to it....IDK, can't explain it....it's just the place I wanna be
That's pretty cool.  Don't often hear people say that about Houston.  I've always enjoyed living here.  Good place to work and raise a family.  Jobs are a little easier to come by than most places and you can't be the rate of living with everything Houston has to offer.  I've been back to Cincy a number of times and like to visit.  I have family around the Little Miami area.  Nice place, but haven't felt compelled to live there.

Thanks for repping Houston.
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Posted: 1/25/2012 12:12 PM

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YoungstownTexanInDaOH10 wrote: I grew up in Youngstown Ohio, my whole family is Steeler fans....I HATE Pittsburgh...So as a kid I just latched onto the Oilers...when they left I fiddled with the Panthers till the Browns came back and became a Browns fan, then the NFL announced the return of Houston...I loved it, the name was sleeker, the uni's were awesome, Houston football was back...plus I've always dreamed of going to Houston...some magic about the city draws me to it....IDK, can't explain it....it's just the place I wanna be
Would you look at that. Another Houston fan from Youngstown! Lol.

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