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Has Houston sports gone to ****?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rockets13champs, Mar 16, 2020.

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Which is the most competent franchise in Houston

Poll closed Mar 23, 2020.
  1. Dynamo

    12 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. Rockets

    45 vote(s)
    25.4%
  3. Texans

    14 vote(s)
    7.9%
  4. Roughnecks

    63 vote(s)
    35.6%
  5. Astros

    43 vote(s)
    24.3%
  1. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

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    There's a lot worse going on in the world than Bill O'Brien being a moron.

    I don't see the value in this negative thread especially considering the Rockets haven't done anything to warrant being dragged because of the Texans being dumb.

    I just hope all of these teams are able to exist after the world presumably gets back to normalcy. There's no guarantee that in 5 years from now people are going to want to pay premiums for sporting events.

    I love the Rockets even though Tilman has made some decisions I don't like.
     
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  2. Invisible Fan

    Invisible Fan Insider Newsletter™ 2X Diamond Member

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    Houston lived and breathed a championship a couple of years ago.

    Who gives a crap if it's tainted. It wasn't taken away because everyone else did it. Are BoSox fans crying about their tainted championship(s)? F that, they'll beat you down in a bar if you bring it up with that sad sack look on your face.

    I don't know whether some members here are naturally ****ing whiny or the culture of loserdom has been in Houston sports for decades that it's hard to shake off that "lovable loser fml" mentality.
     
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  3. SemisolidSnake

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    Comets won all those championships...no longer exist. Aeros, while they were IHL/AHL and not NHL, had probably the most consistent appearances in the playoffs during their tenure. Something about teams that played in Les arenas but weren't the Rockets...hmm. I miss the Aeros and hockey in Houston in general. And I wish I'd seen the Comets. Haven't seen the Dynamo play, but they were dominant for quite a while. The little brother/sister teams of Houston sports were the most successful over the past 2-3 decades, but Houston fans don't care. They'll keep selling out to go watch the Houston BO'Bs for eternity, though.
     
  4. Deckard

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    I’ll vote the Rockets. It’s why I’m here. As a fan of the Astros who went to games with my Dad when the Dome was a hole in the ground and they were the Colt 45’s, I was extremely pissed off when they jumped to the AL so their new owner could take a payoff. I’m over that now, but it still keeps them at #2. Our Rockets also have a World Championship the Astros don’t have, not yet, when we were able to enjoy the man I consider the greatest to ever lace them up, the Dream.

    I’m not content, far from it, and I don’t like our new owner. Of course, I had problems with Les, as well. Owners, good and bad, are something fans just have to put up with. Even the good ones can piss you off.

    We’re damned lucky to have the Rockets. Damned unlucky having to deal with this ****ing virus. It’ll pass, someday.
     
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  5. buzz1701

    buzz1701 Contributing Member

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    It does upset me that Houston's championships have a gray cloud over them. The Astros obviously and the Rockets (because Jordan was playing baseball). I think that is BS and I wish Jordan hadn't gone to baseball, but I feel the Rockets would have won anyway, but this is a thing a lot of people think.
     
  6. tinman

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    Jordan was there in 95
    @Clutch
     
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  7. rockets13champs

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    People don’t know basketball history correctly Jordan returned and went off against the Knicks a series before and lost to Shaq and Penny who got swept by us. Everyone forget Michael Jordan lost to Shaq and Penny.
     
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  8. smoothie_king

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    texans got a running back now! Watson made most of the big time plays. No worries about texans with Watson at quarterback!
     
  9. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    I'm so thankful that our owner drafted Dream

    Thanks Charlie Thomas
     
  10. napalm06

    napalm06 Fertitta-McNair School of Management
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    But there's not much that has been going on LONGER than Bill Obrien being a moron. :cool:


    and getting promoted repeatedly...
     
  11. The Cat

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    Every word of this, and I expressed the same sentiment on Twitter earlier in the week. O'Brien made a dumb trade, but it makes no sense to turn it into a referendum day on at least two other (unrelated) franchises with this woe-is-me crap.

    As a side note, it amuses me to see combination Rockets/Astros fans worried about how fans or media in other cities view the 2017 title. As a Rockets fan, I learned at a relatively young age with the "Jordan wasn't playing" nonsense that searching for outside validation is pointless. Worry about what your team can control, which is winning, and the joy of the journey and its memories for you as a fan. Life is too damn short to worry about how some fan or media member in a different market may attempt to contextualize it.

    Now, if the league itself had taken away the title, that's different because it's the governing body that runs the sport. But random fans and media members? Life is way too short to be concerned about pleasing those types. This is supposed to be fun!
     
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  12. htwnbandit

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    I know we're going thru an epidemic but how under a rock are people? The Roughnecks are easily the most competent franchise right now. Rockets routinely choke, Astros are a PR disaster and were complete idiots about the cheating (it. could've all been avoided had they just kept it from certain players), Texans are now the 4th best pro football team in TX (as much as it pains me to say it) and the Dynamo just have their heads up their asses. Hoping it all turns around at some point though.

    But right now the Roughnecks are all we have in terms of Houston sport success! And the XFL championship game is hosted in Hosuton, so here's hoping we can pull a 1960 Oilers and win the first championship in XFL history.
     
  13. YOLO

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    the roughnecks and the xfl haven't been around long enough to be taken that seriously. and they still aren't. looking at the direction where the texans are headed certainly helps their support in the future though if the xfl sticks around long enough, and the texans continue their downfall
     
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  14. napalm06

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    Too much non-hate on Bill Obrien in this post. Reported.
     
  15. htwnbandit

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    If the Texans weren't a complete bunch of imbeciles I'd agree but even with league and team being new, the city should be all-in on the Roughnecks.
     
  16. Jake Tower

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    I have to remember to bring up this topic for discussion at the sports bar tonight after work.
     
  17. YOLO

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    pretty hard to be "all in" on something a lot of people aren't even familiar with. this league is very much still in its early stages as far as feedback, which shouldn't be surprising. An off league isn't going to take off just like that.
     
  18. htwnbandit

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    There seems to be a big buzz about it all over the place, especially social media. Not hard to get behind a winning team, no matter how new or small it is. If they're winning, people will cheer for them.
     
  19. YOLO

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    Certainly didn’t much of that impression. And just like that it’s been canceled anyway so they’ll pretty much be starting from the beginning if this comes back at some point
     
  20. Zoplicone

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    Haha. Coming from a friendly place here:
    I’m not even from Houston, but am from a hockey town, and I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you’re asking for WAY TOO MUCH if you’re going to complain about people in Texas not watching the IHL/AHL.
     

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