September 24th, 2010

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No bandwagonning

Just in case we do manage to turn this into a "Holy shit! They're amazing!" season, I want it to be noted that I was there from the beginning.

No fair weather fan am I. I went through five straight losing seasons, two tied seasons, and one winning season. I went to nearly every single home game and one away game. I watched David Carr almost beat the league "sacked quarterback" record. I watched Boscelli sit on the bench for a full season. I saw first round draft pick after first round draft pick fail to live up to the hype.

This weekend, we go back to the beginning. This weekend, my dad and I again will venture into the stadium and face our most hated foe. This weekend the entire city, even those who don't really watch football, will be hoping the Texans can pull it off. And they actually do have a better chance than they did the first time they pulled the miracle win over Dallas.

Graham has graciously asked my dad to go with me, because he knows how important football is in our relationship. My dad was very excited to accept the ticket, and I think we'll have a fantastic time.

It's a strange feeling to be on top for once. I remember the early 90s and the Oilers who had great seasons and lousy playoffs. It's been a long while since I've heard national sports people talk about my city's team with such respect. I'm not quite sure how to react to that.

But I'll be hooting and hollering and making all sorts of noise, because that's what I always do.