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Stuckinbama
09-06-2000, 03:52 PM
I just got back from the day -long party in downtown Houston. Paul Tags was here along with other NFL brass. The word "leaked" out that the team would be called the TEXANS before the official announcement later this evening. The team colors will be RED, BLUE and WHITE and the logo features a skull of a bull with an outline of the state flag and a star where to mark Houston. It looks cool and so do the uniforms. I was concerned that everything would look like the Arena League rip offs but this logo and the uniforms are clean. I'm just glad that they did the RIGHT thing and named the team TEXANS. The state's last pro football team is now named after the first one! Still a Chiefs fan till I die !!

09-06-2000, 03:57 PM
This is indeed good news, for the NFL and its history...

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morphius
09-06-2000, 03:57 PM
How original. How DID they come up with such a cool name? http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

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Brock
09-06-2000, 04:00 PM
It's good that we have such a high ranking person on the inside. What else was discussed at this meeting and will you be privy to additional meetings of this magnitude?

Gracie Dean
09-06-2000, 04:00 PM
Yeah, that sounds very cool. I was telling my g/f this morning that the colors would incorporate the state flag. I can't wait to check it out. I may stop by Oshmans & get a hat or shirt tonight. However, like yourself, I'm Chiefs till I die. If the Texans don't end up in the same division as them, I may have to incorporate that whole 2nd favorite team thing that Denise made infamous....

Gracie Dean
09-06-2000, 04:01 PM
It was a public party, Bugsy. That means anybody can attend.

Iowanian
09-06-2000, 04:11 PM
I am watching the whole thing on TV right now. They are saying that the team will most likely be in the AFC. Anyone else hear this?

Stuckinbama
09-06-2000, 04:50 PM
The team WILL indeed be in the AFC because Dallas and New Orleans are so close and are in the NFC. I asked if anyone knew what division Houston would be in and nobody knew anything except that the Houston team will be an AFC team. The story that's going around now is that the NFL will be divided into 8 divisions with 4 teams each. 4 divisions will be in each conference. The catch is that it looks like that some teams will be moved out of their current divisions. I'd HATE to see KC moved out of the AFC West even if it meant that I was assured of seeing them here in Houston once every year!

Bugsy,
EVEN YOU "might" have been able to attend the NFL Party in Downtown Houston - it was a PUBLIC PARTY!!! Though you might have wilted in the heat.

BIG_DADDY
09-06-2000, 05:31 PM
I've got a (small) second team too. The Texans logo is cool.

http://www.houstontexans.com/

Cool flash intro...

milkman
09-06-2000, 06:57 PM
TX - you are correct, 4 div of 4 teams is the plan, with the Seahawks going over to the NFC. We should be in the same division as the Donx, Raiders and Chargers. Houston may very well end up in a division with the Titans and Jags.

Stuckinbama
09-06-2000, 07:17 PM
Morf,
Good News! I'd love it if the TEXANS were the same division as the Titans! Just the chance to beat Bud's Boys is enough for me. More importantly, that would KEEP the Chiefs in the AFC West, where they belong.

For awhile there I got to see the Chiefs and Oilers play in the Astrodome just about every year. I think they played each other every year from 1989 through 1994 and all but one was in the Dome. I went to everyone here in Houston and I even flew up to KC for the game when Moon lit the Chiefs up. My favorite was the last Chiefs Playoff win here - over the Oilers. Boy , what a game, what a long time ago!

milkman
09-06-2000, 07:35 PM
TX - Luckily the owners seem to agree that we should stay in the West, it is always filled with heated rivals, plus there isn't a team farther West of us to move into our place.

mlyonsd
09-06-2000, 09:57 PM
Just saw the logo on TV... pretty cool.... anything that stels thunder from Jerry jones is cool with me....

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AustinChief
09-06-2000, 10:03 PM
You know, when I first heard the name a year ago, I hated it. I couldn't stand that someone else would use OUR name. But after reading your posts here, I can appreciate keeping the history alive.

BIG_DADDY
09-06-2000, 10:17 PM
http://www.houstontexans.com/photos/banner_big090600.jpg

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AustinChief
09-06-2000, 10:18 PM
Davey - Remove the first [/IMG]

AustinChief
09-06-2000, 10:19 PM
Davey - Very Cool

BIG_DADDY
09-06-2000, 10:20 PM
Thanks Russ, my bad


there is a poll on the Texans site - Who do the fans want as their first opponent.
KC is listed as one of the five choices.

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Stuckinbama
09-07-2000, 12:05 AM
Of course the Chiefs are listed, they're many Chiefs fans down here in Houston. There was ALWAYS alot of RED at Oiler games! Some of us were even born here, others are transplants from the Midwest and still others adopted the Chiefs after the Oilers bailed. KC is still the closest city to Houston with an AFC team. Remember, as much of a JERK that Bud Adams is, he was very instrumental in forming the AFL with Lamar Hunt. Without Bud, Lamar's task would have been next to impossible. Some of us do remember the old days and what it took to start the AFL, thus there is a connection between the two cities. Shoot, Lamar was Bud's guest at this past Super Bowl. The Oilers, like the Chiefs/Texans won a couple of AFL Championships (I believe the first 2) and have BLOWN many playoff games too. The last ine being to the Chiefs back in '94. I LOVED IT! People don't realize this but the Dallas Cowboys were Texas' 3rd professional football team.(behind the Texans and Oilers) The name is fitting and it does the history of the old AFL PROUD! I'm getting season tickets so I'll be guaranteed a good seat when the Chiefs come here. Hey, that formula worked out fine with the Oilers. I never missed a the Chiefs game in Houston and I don't plan on doing so!

dnvrCHIEFSfn
09-08-2000, 03:44 PM
WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!

<img src="http://www.houstontexans.com/images/header_mid.gif"

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spe725
09-08-2000, 03:55 PM
The logo is awesome! I agree with hawaiianboy, Jerry Jones is the devil!

Now I don't have to rely on "America's Team" for entertainment.

BTW, are you guys gonna cry when the Texans kick sh*t out of you?

Stuckinbama
09-08-2000, 04:14 PM
I've lived in Houston all my life and am a life long Chiefs fan, but believe it or not BOTH Bud Adams and Jerry Jones wanted to get a team back here in Houston. Adams voted for Houston over Los Angeles to be granted the new expansion team. However, Jerry Jones initially votes for L.A. Once it was clear that L.A. was not going to get a good staadium deal together and he saw how good the Houston deal was, he quickly led the charge in favor of Houston....Go figure!

broncosrule
09-09-2000, 09:32 AM
Love the look of the logo and all. I don't know if the name will ever grow on me. I get the whole history thing, but....I just don't think I like the name. Not that I have a better suggestion.

WarPaint
09-09-2000, 09:41 AM
I'm with you, Tomahawk. History aside, the name just doesn't do it for me. They should have gotten the rights to the Oilers name, the same way that Cleveland did with the Browns.

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Stuckinbama
09-09-2000, 11:34 AM
Milkman,
They didn't want the the rights to the name "Oilers", plus NOBODY in Houston would have gone for that one. Everyone here doesn't want this team to be associated to Bud Adams in any way. As far as the name goes, it will hurt from a national marketing perspective, but not from a state perspective. Most here in Texas couldn't care less what those on the "outside" think about things. As long as WE LIKE IT - who cares about anyone else?? Things have been done that way in "thses parts" for years.

WarPaint
09-09-2000, 11:57 AM
Tx,
I heard an interview with Bob McNair (Is that the right name? Having a brain fart) about 6 months ago on XTRA Sports 690 (San Diego) and he told the show's host that the #1 reason that the new Houston franchise would not be named the Oilers was due to the money they would have to pay Bud Adams for the right to use it.

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broncosrule
09-09-2000, 12:07 PM
The name still sucks regardless....Not to be rude or anything. "Stay Golden" The "Outsiders"

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Stuckinbama
09-09-2000, 12:11 PM
Milkman,
You got the name correct, it is Bob McNair. However, there's more to the story. You are correct - it would have cost a lot of $$$$ to get the naming rights from Bud Adams.

Anyway, what happened was that Bud Adams said that he thought the Houston franchise should be named "Oilers" to preserve tradition. And then the REAL Bud Adams surfaced because then came the , Oh by the way....you will have to pay me MILLIONS to do this. What a SLEEZE BAG - JERK! Anyway, McNair was actually considering doing just that, but the media ran a poll and asked the public if they wanted to keep the name Oilers and about 85% said NO WAY! (at the time, the public was not informed of the cost) Well,armed with that, McNair told Bud to stick it up his Adams!

Stuckinbama
09-09-2000, 12:19 PM
Tomahawk,
Not to be rude, but I don't give a rats a$$ what you think about the name - you're an "outsider" *grin*

broncosrule
09-10-2000, 04:46 PM
LOL

You crack me up TX! http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

It's plainly apparent to me that you don't give a rats a$$. You're defending that cheezy name. OOOH BE SCARED OF THE TEXANS!! http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/eek.gif http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Hopefully they will do better at playing then ya'll did naming them. http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif