My Opinions on How Texans Fans React to Other History Making NFL Teams

First off I was born and raised a Dallas Cowboys fan so my comments are coming from the thoughts of a Cowboys fan. If you know how I like to voice my opinions on shit like this….Amy…..I would say don’t even bother continuing to read this post.

i got a shitload to say about Texans fans. for one….its pre-season and they are acting like its regular season. They play their starters while other teams play their 2nd and 3rd string players. of course you will see better performance. they are seasoned players. Dallas has won 5 super bowls yes. Texans have NO room to talk on that aspect of history because they have no history when it comes to post season play. Last year the Texans were HOPING that another team would win or lose i cant remember off-hand but instead of EARNING their spot in the playoffs they sat around hoping for another team to allow them to SLIDE into the playoffs. Thats not how it works. You earn your spot then you have something brag about. Then i hear fans say we got the best QB, RB, CB or whatever…..You may have the best QB but who won the super bowl? Aaron Rodgers did! SO all that we got the best this and that doesn’t mean shit if they cant prove it on the field. ANother thing…..Wade Phillips did NOT invent the 3-4 defense so Texans fans stop saying its HIS defense because frankly… folks hate the Dallas Cowboys and yet your team is using a defense that Bud Wilkenson invented. So stop taking credit for something that you didnt create. Another thing… all say you have the best tailgating parties. heh…..ever been to a Green Bay or Pittsburgh one? probably not. Houston doesn’t have shit on their parties.

Texans fans are always quick to say we are going to the super bowl and playoffs. The season hasn’t started yet. Let your team do their job first before you talk. I also remember the Texans doing well in their pre-season games and look what happened in the regular season……you guys gave up so many games to stupidity. Your player bats the ball into the opponents hands and lets them score at the end of the game….WOW…thats something a Pee-Wee player would do! You guys/gals also praise this name Texans. Dont forget the DALLAS TEXANS first had that name. You all just added a stupid horns logo. Dallas is no where near being considered America’s team anymore but the history speaks for itself. True history means nothing to the current season but if history didnt mean shit at all then why do commentators mention the MANY super bowls Pittsburgh has won? Or the first one Lombardi won with the Packers…..exactly! History does matter in some context. If history never mattered in any given situation then why are kids made to study it? Why do we base our current Government on past events to make it better? History will always be there. You can hate on people for bringing it up but look at it this way. When Los Angeles gets a team in the near future and those fans start to talk shit to you, well they have no room to talk….Why? Because if your a Texans fan your team has history behind it and theirs doesn’t.

The Texans can keep trying to make history. Ill give them that but until that team can have something to show for it like an AFC Title or Super Bowl…you really dont have much to brag about. All those numbers dont mean shit in the end. Its the BIG game that matters to the players. They play for the super bowl. Not to get a halfway decent season. Nothing wrong with a little harmless shit talking between opposing fans but the reason you guys get shit talked about you is because you dont give credit where it is due. The only team to accomplish anything in Houston is the Rockets. Well and the Aeros. Astros cant even have a winning season because they dont know how to keep or get good players. Let the players do the talking on the field but when you diss teams that have won titles, your really just jealous because your own hasn’t achieved that….yet….Historic teams create historic players. Just because one guy is the best in his college and is the highest paid player to enter the NFL Draft does not mean he will be the best player on the field. You earn it. Thats how you get respect.

#22 of the Atlanta Falcons Jacquizz Rodgers is new to the NFL yet he has shown promising results in pre-season. Thats not regular though. He might not do well at all against pro veteran starters. Then again he might. I remember years ago how David Carr was the starting QB for the Texans. When people criticized him the fans went nuts. Then before the season started he was let go and sent to another team. Immediately fans started saying he sucks and that he was a worthless player. Few days or weeks before they was praising him now they was talking shit about him. What kind of attitude is that as a true fan? Look at Mike Vick. People dont like him because of the dog fiasco yet he goes in and does his job quite well and the fans can appreciate that even if they didnt like him. I cant say I am a true fan of the NFL because I know I talk shit. A true fan appreciates the game in all aspects and can appreciate the teams for their respective accomplishments. To attend a game like the Super Bowl and still stay in your seat well after your team might have lost shows you appreciate the game. your pissed cause your team lost yet those guys on both sides of the field are champions. They made it through the season to the finale.

The shit talking from Texans fans pisses me off. Yet Dallas fans do it too just as much as any other fans from other teams. Its one reason I dont pay much attention to the game anymore. I get my opinions out like now and I let it be. Ive praised players from the Texans but in the end they still fell short. As did Dallas last year. Last year the Texans fans were saying Dallas was going to be the worst team in the league. They came back with a new coach and new attitude that Wade Phillips didnt have. He didnt get after his players. Instead he hung his head down low and pondered over what could have happened. He didnt belong there. Im sure for the Texans he will be the fit they was looking for. Of course in the end of that season last year Dallas and Houston had 8 a piece at the end. So you can add up the numbers and say Shaub was better but for a 2nd string QB to come in under a new coach and end the season with 8 wins and tie the Texans in wins is not too shabby if you ask me. Pre-season is an evaluation period. If your going to look at those games as “wow we won 3 games to none and you Dallas fags lost one” then your full of shit. Pre-season means nothing. Once a team gets past regular season and earns their spot in the post-season then that regular season doesnt mean shit anymore. Its over. The only thing that matters is how you play those next set of games. You either want it or you dont. Dallas isnt the team they once was. There is something called the Ring of Honor in Cowboys Stadium. It honors players that have surpassed what others accomplished within the team. It doesnt matter that Dallas has numerous people in the Hall of Fame or on that Ring of Fame but their performance and numbers didnt lie. They went beyond what others did. Emmitt Smith is a legend as is Walter Payton. They are historic figures in the game. If they didnt matter then why even honor them? I was never an Oilers fan yet I give respect to Earl Campbell, Bruce Matthews and Ray Childress because even though the Oilers didnt attain a Super Bowl, they became iconic figures in Houston sports. So let your Texans create icons first before you start talking down about other teams iconic players. Those players on the Texans im sure had icons of their own and im sure some of them were former Cowboys players. Remember there was such a thing as the Doomsday Defense. Now you all go enjoy your football because NHL is all im ready for! haha


Seven Deadly Sins by Corey Taylor: The Review

Now my review might seem a bit biased by many because I have worked for Slipknot but I do want to start off by saying that the book is simply brilliant. Rather than break down each chapter or even mention all aspects of this book that make it the great read it is, I will tell you about some of the parts I did enjoy. First I want to say that this book does not have any bits of Corey’s feelings on Paul Gray so if your looking to purchase the book for that reason, you need to go elsewhere. This book is entirely about Corey’s life struggles as a kid to his adult years.

I wanted to start off by saying that you really dont have to know much about Corey to understand this book. It surely helps to have some background history though. Most know him as the singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour. A man behind a mask that bears the #8 that has no problem telling his “friends” to get the fuck down and then jump the fuck up on the song Spit It Out. Then there is the COrey Taylor that many of you dont know about. The man that grew up in a shit infested hole. With his mother and sister they moved from place to place never really having a real home. From Des Moines to Waterloo and on. You hear about Corey’s life as a child very early in this book. You also hear about his crazy binge drinking and insane sexual escapades with many women. Something you would figure from a rockstar right? Well, you will also read about his scarred childhood. About how he never really had a room of his own and shared it with other kids. You hear about how he was beaten up and left for dead in some unknown place miles from his home with no money in his pocket and completely wasted. You also find out about the alcoholic craziness he and his sister witnessed from his mother and her friends.

Pretty much a crazy start huh? From that beginning Corey moves on to tell you about the Seven Deadly Sins we as humans commit. He also has no problem admitting that he suffers from these himself. Yet he explains that these sins are bi-products of one another. We cant have one sin without really committing another to begin with. I completely agree! Each sin he describes in each chapter gets pretty graphic. I wouldnt say it is for the faint-hearted but it really does give you a close look into his life and his story. For example a few sins he lists are Vanity, Lust and Envy. I can say myself that I am a product of these all. This book just by hearing Corey’s stories have made me realize that I have in many ways been the ruthless jackass he mentions. Yet at the same time he also says he as well has been guilty of these. Its easy to tell someone how they should live or do things yet we never take our own advice. I also can recall the times i’ve had a friend tell me I was being ignorant and yet I never saw it. Always looking to be right. Who was I impressing? Myself? FUCKING FUCKTASTIC DOGSHIT MAN! I mean really I had to have a book make me see this? Makes me feel really bad because this friend with whom i’m sure will read this will say “I told you so,” and I can’t feel nothing but fucking horrible thoughts.

There is not much to be said about the bands although there is a few mentions in there. Then there is the t-shirt company that he created with a friend who goes by a nickname opposite of a Mogwai we know as Gizmo. Im sure you can figure out the name just based on the movie! lol. Those shirts were sold under the name Wasted Inc. Im sure somewhere in her closet my ex-gf has my t-shirt still. LOL. Was just a plain black tee with white lettering that said “If You Can Read This, My Shirt Can Insult You” phrase. Yes a Corey-ism. lol. Of course with the big W logo on the back. I mention this because in the book he mentions this as a business endeavour he took that didnt turn out exactly the way he wanted. Of course I wont mention names either but he refers to this person as Jimmy and well I gave you the clue to the real name. LOL.

Either way, the book pretty much sums up life based on Corey’s. He experienced a crap load of good and bad yet after all the bullshit and chaos, he emerged as a successful artist who enjoys his work, his life and his family. He also sums up to you the fan that although he has a life that many envy….(one of his deadly sins), he is not a wealthy, Hollywood elite that makes shitastic amounts of money for doing absolutely nothing but that he makes enough money to take care of his business and his family and yet still put some away for things he wants later in his life. Still a dream of his. This dream of his is in relation to my dream of riding a motorcycle all over the world. You just have to take my word for it and read the book to see what that dream a little dream of his is and it is mentioned quite early in the book as well.

Although many might think Corey is this egotistical maniac that sings into a microphone, he wants you to believe that yes he is spiteful. he explains why he feels the way he does. Like how he mentions being noticed in a mall by a group of teenagers who want to say hi when all he really wants to do is find the fucking bathroom to take a damn piss. lol. The fact that fame is not all its cracked up to be. He has is ideals about life, people, sins and places. He explains that although many would never see Des Moines or Waterloo Iowa as places to be proud of being from, he mentions how the bullshit he suffered through in these areas made him a stronger person and for that, those places are dear to his life. He mentions how he can sit there smoking a cigarette and just watch the traffic go by while snobby people talk about their hair, purses, money, cars, homes and whatever else. That its all materialistic. I get beat to shit when I talk about women and their need for things. Corey goes on to mention how women need to be better than others. How some women find it best to top others by their clothes, purses, homes and wealth rather than living their lives for the better. I swear to you he did not get that section from me but when you read it, you will swear it is an excerpt from past blogs ive posted on this very site and such! Not all women AND men are like this but he mentions how many fall into this deadly sin.

You really just have to read the book to understand what he is saying and to see how he puts it all into perspective. The book is eleven chapters of reality from Corey’s world. You all may not agree with his way of thinking about life but its there for all. Its really not surprising that we would have the same ideals about many things. I mean come on!!! So give this book a read. Kindle version was 240 pages as im sure the actual book is as well. Also contains some really cool black and white pictures throughout each chapter. You will notice some familiar faces. One funny bit in the book is how he mentions in the Sloth section is that “us” readers would be downloading this book to our Kindle’s rather than going out being productive and buying a cup of coffee and a copy of the book. LOL. I give this book 4 of 5 stars not because of my work with Slipknot but because I truly believe that the content in this book is real. When you sit there and say HOLY FUCKTASTIC SHIT what the fuck is Corey thinking, you can also see how his loving side comes out and in the end you may not agree with him but you can see the context of these reality in the situations he portrays to you. Life is cruel but it must be lived.

Happy Reading!!!


Just A Quick Post….

Lately I have been feeling pretty down. Its hard to imagine someone that I looked up to and shared great memories with is gone. I guess I will never get over that. Most people dont get over death, they just learn to cope. I think right now I am in that coping stage. I can find myself being happy as ever during the day and the next moment i break out in tears thinking of Paul. Not only as a human being but also his music impacted me. Having the utmost pleasure of knowing him……it was an honor. I always thought of his laugh as sort of a Butt-head laugh. lol. I find myself jamming to the music as hard as before and yet when its over i feel about as weak and sad as a person that just lost someone.

I think for me I need more closure. I need to go back to visit his grave and say somethings I never got to say before. Things I never got to say before he died. We tend to take for granted the people in our lives imagining they will always be there throughout our entire life then they are gone. Nothing in life ever prepares you for that. Nothing. I always have this macho persona and I keep things bottled up for so long. Lately I think those feelings need to come out. I cant discuss those feelings with all of you. Many of you wont understand or wont even care to understand. Ive tried to talk to some about it but hesitated because i’d probably just get rolling eyes. I really cant talk to anyone about everything because who can really relate to it all? I’d figure only someone that cared for the guy as much as I did could understand. I wish I could be on that motorcycle in Switzerland again taking that 300+ mile journey into the Swiss Alps. Views to die for which I spend moments thinking about these things. I videoed a few parts of those roads for myself and to one day share with others. You all see the beauty of this little country through my camera eye, reference to Rush, but my mind was on other things. Like one instance where I nearly forgot how to brake and downshift on the bike when a large group of people was crossing the street near Interlaken.

I wont rant on and on but to those of you who have loved ones you really care about which should be all of you lol…..dont take them for granted. One day they will not be here. Spend all the time with those people as you can. I wish I could have but thats just not how the cards were played. All I can do is cope with that and hope to god, allah….or who ever that there is a better place than this. Life is too short. Now as I bid you all a goodnight im off to shower, read on the kindle a bit and then go to sleep. Need to buy some Arctic Silver 5 to see if that helps my PC CPU.

Goodnight friends. SOrry I dont have pics to post. I do but since i have been re-working on my system I dont have everything organized just yet.