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The Houston Texans...?!

  1. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    They just fell behind again (in the rankings) and got beat by the Titans on Monday Night Football...during a close game...where they did not prevail!

    There is something way too familiar about losing for the big ones all the time. Oh yeah...I know...Fool me once...shame on you...fool me about 200 times ever since the advent of Houston having professional football teams...shame on me and my stupidity. "H-town" Football teams (particularly) always manage to pull us Houstonians in to the most dramatic games and then they come up short. This isn't a whine...it's a fact. Houston professional football teams are too stressful...to even begin to enjoy a game of theirs!

    1. R.Edwards profile image77
      R.Edwardsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      try being a Washington D.C. area sports fan...ALL of our teams are sucking!!! Except the Capitals....GO OVECHKIN!!!

      1. manlypoetryman profile image72
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah...but at least the Redskins left you with good memories from the past...what have they gotten like 3 Super Bowl wins so far? Compared to our Houston football team (s)...?

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You could pray for the next cat5 hurricane to hit Houston instead of New Orleans.  Look what it did for the saints.

          1. manlypoetryman profile image72
            manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hopefully...there is a better way to achieve that goal than that...We had enough fun with Ike to last us a very long while. The Saints are really doing well this year...It is pretty cool to see them go undefeated. Hope they can hold on to it against the Pats (sorry, Pats fans!)...after next Monday. It will be a great game and match-up.

        2. R.Edwards profile image77
          R.Edwardsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ...well since you put it that waaaay. lol.

          and how bad is it that your neighboring city, Dallas has the state's 'best' team? That's how we feel about the Baltimore Ravens, at least they're not so good this year!

          1. manlypoetryman profile image72
            manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It's bad...R. Edwards...I remember the ol'days (when Oilers started making a name for themselves...finally)...on up to the 90's when we at least thought we would meet "Da' Boys" in the Super Bowl...sometime. Still Waitin' on that one!



            Yeah...gonna  have to keep waitin' for that one!

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        SteveAngelesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        t's pretty sad to be in the Bay Area also, we're not a big hockey town out here, so not sure how the Sharks are doin, Giants ain't been the same since the World Series, at least we got Lincecum, Raiders/Niners same story different QBs, A's ha, just patch up the dirt forever, the one winning team..the Arena league's Sabercats are gone, Warriors like to show glimpses of hope here and there. Cal, depends what week we're looking at. On the brightside, Stanford's not too bad.

  2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    They should fire that kicker before he even gets on the plane.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Something about this game looked mighty familiar to the Colts game for us!

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Seems like a lot of kickers have been blowing kicks this year. The Ravens kickers have cost them three games this year.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I was really rooting for them last night. Sorry, it may be my fault. sad

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    that was sad manly, it was a close game last night

  5. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I am very happy for Vince Young though.  Redemption is always the best story in sports.

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    SteveAngelesposted 7 years ago

    the Houston Texans will always forever be 8-8, I don't know why, I feel bad for em, but they will always be 8-8, they will win 9 games eventually...when the league expands to 18 games haha

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hope you ain't right on that one. Surely...someday...they can do better than average! If you ask me...they have to beat their mental attitude. This year...I feel like we have enough talent to go toe-to-toe with the best of 'em (and we have....we just didn't finish the deal properly). But...like the Rocky movie once said (or someone else famous?)...you got'ta want it more than the other guy!

  7. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    It was a great game to watch. Bironas > Kris Brown.. Kris Brown needs to be on a team that does not rely on the kicker to win or even tie games. They had chances to drive down and score but they just did not convert and they did not seem to have any kind of urgency in their game. On the other hand Jeff Fisher (titans coach) was playing to win rather than going to overtime. Good win Titans and Chris Johnson is the man, he is fun to watch.

  8. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    That horse-collar play killed you guys, Manly.  A heart-breaker on all accounts sad

  9. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    Every year they will be picked as the "break out" or "sleeper" team that year, though. On the other hand, after about ten years of that the Cardinals did finally get to the Super Bowl.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well...we can only hope that for us...someday? Oh brother...I don't think I want to relive "Oiler" days again...no take that back...I know I don't want to. We had our "Love ya' Blue" days...and they were good at the time. They just didn't survive the '93 blow out against the Bills...When the Oilers were up something like 35 points by the end of the half...and then blew it like big companies blow bail-out money...during the second half!

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My highlight of the Oilers will always be Buddy Ryan's critique of Kevin Gilbride's playcalling in '93.

        1. manlypoetryman profile image72
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Is that when he said he would make a pretty good insurance salesman?

          1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
            EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            It was a little more direct than that.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPK3cDl7Ftw

            1. manlypoetryman profile image72
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I got'ta get where I can see this you tube video...to see the good ol' Buddy Ryan comments revisited!

            2. manlypoetryman profile image72
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              EEEWWW-WWEEE...Just watched that EYEAM4ANARCHY...Boy...does that bring back great memories (not)...Ouch...I felt that one from here! Houston, Houston...we have a problem...our football teams...have too much drama going on continually...not enough wins!

              1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
                EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That's our Buddy! lol

        2. manlypoetryman profile image72
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Your Right, EYEAM4ANARCHY...Don't know why I said '91...it was '93 when that happened with the Bills, Buddy Ryan, Jack Pardow (sp?)...Kevin Gilbride, Warren Moon...I guess i've been trying not to remember that for so long I forgot the date big_smile!

          1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
            EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, actually that was the '93 playoffs after the '92 season. They fired Jim Eddy the next day and hired Buddy.

        3. wavegirl22 profile image45
          wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Kevin Gilbride . .poison to my ears ;(

          1. manlypoetryman profile image72
            manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Spoken like a true "Oiler" fan ???

            1. wavegirl22 profile image45
              wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Nope . . die hard Giant fan

              1. manlypoetryman profile image72
                manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                big_smile

  10. R.Edwards profile image77
    R.Edwardsposted 7 years ago

    I really thought they would make VY beat them with his arm, which I didn't think he could do. He didn't have a great game statistically, but those 73 rushing yards definately helped...it was funny too, I was certain Matt Schaub would have a killer game and it would be no contest.

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    Sorry Manly, my Tennessee Longhorns are just that good!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are rootin' for Tennessee...over a Texas team...Oh...I can't believe it, "A Texan"... sad Say it isn't so hmm!

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am rooting for a Texas team, you remember the Oilers don't you?

        1. manlypoetryman profile image72
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          How can I forget...yet they up and moved to the "Volunteer" State...and surprisingly have done rather well. Are you cheering for them 'cause of Vince Young?

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            A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yep, a,nd all the other Longhorns on that team,Griffin,Hall,Scaif etc!

            1. manlypoetryman profile image72
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              They are going to match up good against Indy...on the next one...it will be one heck of a game!

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                A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                What amazes me most is Fisher didn't make a change until 6 games had been lost. I hope VY learns that he didn't have the coaches support and gets himself a big payday from the Texans, I don't really like proball but I like it when Longhorns do well in the pros.

                1. manlypoetryman profile image72
                  manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Well looks like...I'm going to have to find someone to cheer for during the play-offs. I think it will be hard to cheer for Tennessee...myself. They are big rivals...pure and simple for many a Houstonian (not all...some still love and miss the "Oilers"). The "Oilers" left Houston with their tails between their legs...as they put upon themselves....by their own doing. Harsh...Nahh! They are grown men...they can take it...and you have to earn respect. Loyal fanhood...does not deserve to trambled upon time and time again...IMO.(Psst...Texans...Sound familiar!?)However...they have re-emerged and redeemed themselves anew...in Tennessee! Good for them...but still big rivals. I'll be cheering for New Orleans to do well this year...they deserve to make it to the Super Bowl. That said...this years play-offs are going to be GOOD!

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                    A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    New Orleans is a good one to cheer for! Drew Brees is from Austin and his uncle played for Texas, are you beginning to see a pattern?

  12. mistywild profile image61
    mistywildposted 7 years ago

    living in Houston, TX and having the Texans represent my city and state is embarrasing from my point of view.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Heard that... lol hmm

  13. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    Don't look now...

  14. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, I guess I shouldn't have said anything.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah...was that 1/2 time?

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The first one was from early in the third quarter. This woulda been mid 4th.

        1. manlypoetryman profile image72
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          All...I can say is "ouch'...but they didn't fool me this time...I was waiting to see if we could hold 'em the whole game...and mentally prepared if we didn't!

          1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
            EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I thought they might pull it off when they were up 17-0.

            1. manlypoetryman profile image72
              manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Me too...then I said to myself...wait...that's how they always get ya'. It was a lot easier to take the loss...when I realized they were fully capable of losing at that point.. hmm !

  15. jobister profile image60
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    Texans need to work on their defense. Especially 4th quarter defense. They cannot seem to close games out.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Precisely!

  16. fishtiger58 profile image82
    fishtiger58posted 7 years ago

    Die hard Bears fan. Nuff said.

  17. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    As a Colts fan, with much respect for the Texans, I have to say that the first pass interference call was a joke.  It was a huge penalty at a key point in the game and it's a shame that an officiating error had so much to do with the outcome.

    The Texans have to learn to get past such adversity.  They have the talent to be an elite NFL team.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are exactly...100%...Spot-on...Correct! The problem with your analysis is that it is true...and that the exact same thing was said about the Houston Oilers...it is like a parallel universe thing or something!

  18. fishtiger58 profile image82
    fishtiger58posted 7 years ago

    That penalty call was shameful. That said I don't think it changed the eventual outcome. Payton is just to good. Take away that score for the Colts and they still win.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The way to beat the Colts is to keep Manning on the bench as long as possible...and run-up the score...faster than he can mount up drives down the field...It was working for us first 1/2...we just didn't close the deal.Offense, Offense, Offense...then a strong Defense. I sure am no coach...but it doesn't sound like anyone has figured out how to stop him...this season...yet either!

    2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe and they might have scored on that drive anyway, but the Texans are a two point conversion away from tying the game on that final score without it.

  19. acanderson24 profile image78
    acanderson24posted 7 years ago

    you have to feel for the Texans...someone said they will always be an 8-8 team unless the NFL goes to 18 games....The kicker missed that kick and that has been routine this year in the NFL. I understand the kicker needs to come thru win he is called upon. But, in my opinion too many teams are playing for the field goal at the end or during the game instead of trying to score a touchdown. They say they are, but the play calling has been horrible in those situations. Its the old saying, " Teams are playing to not lose, rather than playing to win". Even on the college level. It is really getting ridiculous.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image72
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You said it...a field goal should determine an outcome of a very close game...once in a while...because that's about the only way a good head-to-head match will end up...not all the time. Close the deal...rack up some points...even if you have to leave some of you on the field....Ok...thats too old school for today's football...my bad! Texans just learned how to get bitten by playing it too close...and by not "closing the deal"!
      Sorry...to harp on them so much (It is good therapy though big_smile)...but I have a feeling like this team...this year...learned from this mistake. It is going to be a long end of season for them...knowing that they had a shot...this year...and everyone knew it.

      1. dohn121 profile image88
        dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry to say it, but Gary Kubiak should be fired.  There are going to be a lot of coaches available on the chopping block...I'm just not sure if Shannahan or Cowher would be interested smile

        1. manlypoetryman profile image72
          manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah...I liked Gary...oh well...Taa-Taa, C-ya'! But...I don't think I can hear said ever again in my lifetime..."That it will take a few years for the team to jel!" That excuse got some lame after the first three times I heard it back when the Texans got started. And they continued to use it for about 4 more years afterwards...! I can't bear to hear that line again with a new coach! As if...these guys hadn't played football on plenty of teams all their lifes...and played football for years...and had to master plays and different coaching objectives all their lifes...when joining any team along the way...but don't expect professional ball players to jel in the first year or two...P-LEEEEZE! Can't imagine telling that to any professional or expecting that from any professional...ever! (More therapy smile This is helping)...I just went and looked at some old Oiler footage on YouTube...and need lot's of therapy from our continued "Choke Losses"...over the decades....AAAAGGGHHH!

        2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
          EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That's as good as done. I wouldn't mind seeing what Shanahan could do with Schaub.

          1. manlypoetryman profile image72
            manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Me neither...but what are the chances he will take a job previously held by Kubiak?

            1. charlybell profile image60
              charlybellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I think thats the only play Houston has here, unless they pick up John Fox after Cowher takes his job.

    2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I can't remember a year where so many games have been lost by missed kicks. Teams that play for a field goal instead of trying to score or at least get closer make me crazy. That and when they run out the clock at the end of the first half with plenty of time to score. Don't get me started on the Lions kicking a field goal while down by 18 with five minutes left in the game.

  20. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    also having jacoby jones not 100% hurts because he is the best kick returner in the game! hes had 6 td's called back for holding calls!

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's a lot of holding.

  21. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Way to go...Saints...11-0...outstanding...What about Drew Brees stats on the game...!

  22. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    http://www.ufcjc.com/webadmin/uploads/4112babycry.jpg
    Texans...What just happened against Jacksonville?

  23. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Charlie Weiss is available.

  24. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    wishful thinking: Mike Holmgren talks with us (Texans) about getting back into coaching again...with partial to 1/2 GM control. Come on Bob McNair...Do some more of that wheelin' dealin' that got us the Texans in the first place!

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Holmgren's last stint as coach/GM didn't work out too good. He needs to keep the headset on and let somebody else buy the groceries. Besides, I think that guy in Seattle resigned early because they wanted to make sure somebody didn't hire Holmgren before his contract ran out.

  25. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image92
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    I officially hate the Texans.

    1. wavegirl22 profile image45
      wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Eye - if you hate them I support you in this and therefore I hate them too!

 
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