so i recently read that the Houston Aeros hockey team is being hauled off to Des Moines Iowa. Which makes sense for the NHL affiliate Minnesota Wild to have them closer yet look at my team. The LA Kings, our affiliate is in New England. The Manchester Monarchs. So yeah talk about a cross country trip if called up. So anyway I dont know the whole story but from what I have been hearing from people in the know is that Toyota Center didnt even care to come to an agreement with the team on terms to stay. Basically the Houston Rockets owner Les Mother Fucker Alexander let the team go. Games were always sold out and when they weren’t its really the cities own fault. THe team did everything they could to promote the team. Having events and all. The news media in Houston is full of HOuston Kotexans bullshit. In Houston they feed you this neverending bullshit about their football team that can’t even get to the big game. Yet the Aeros have won titles and division championships. They dont care to speak of the team. People say Houston isnt a hockeytown. Really are many places really a hockeytown? LA is known for the Lakers and Dodgers more so than any other sports team. Galaxy, Ducks, Angels, Kings….None of them well besides the Angels as well really dont get as much talk as the Lakers. BUT LA supports ALL of their teams. Call some of them bandwagoners but people have to begin being a fan sometime right? Ive been following the Galaxy for the last 3 years. Clippers only been supporting them since last year. So what? I never even cared about baseball until last season when I actually got into it. Now I enjoy watching it when I can. Right now hockey season takes over more than baseball. lol.
So yeah its really a shame that the mass of hockey fans in Houston wont get to see hockey anymore because of Les Alexander. Options to see hockey would be going to Austin to see the Dallas Stars or San Antonio to see the Rampage or Dallas to see the only NHL team in the state which is the Dallas Stars..ehhhh Also Corpus has a team as well. Les believes that he can make more money with concerts but really? Houston’s music market is shit and it is picky. The majority of people in Houston either listen to country or rap. So unless your either of those genres you wont sell out the Toyota Center. In LA Stone Sour can sell out a 15,000 seat arena but in Houston……cant even sell out 5000 or so. Its a shame really. Houston is full of rap wannabees and rednecks. Most popular artists dont even tour during the later months going into the Thanksgiving and Xmas holidays and early winter spring months. Most wait until summer and fall because of logistics issues with gear. In Houston most artists dont even consider the Toyota Center. Most would rather book The Woodlands Arena or Bayou Center. Rush, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Elton John….those are artists that will sell out the Toyota Center. As popular a band The Deftones is, they wont sell out Toyota but in other cities they could.
Houston has a boner for their shitty football team the Kotexans. Thats what we haters call them. I have never liked football in that state and never will. Also kinda funny how they talk so much shit about the Aeros…well the fans….saying we cant win the big game and that hockey sucks…..ok man….yeah we have MANY banners hanging in the arena and have won the CUP. Texans have held true to Houston Pro sports teams fate…..choking. Im sure their idea of getting rid of the Aeros was to make more people concentrate on their shitty football team. Fuck no im not. Fuck Houston and fuck the texans and fuck you Les Alexander. I am back and forth between LA and Houston and yeah its nice to be able to go see the Aeros when I cant go see the LA Kings. Now nothing….I hope all these artists continue to keep booking the Woodlands so Les Alexander and his minions lose money without the hockey team here.
In the end he blames the Aeros for not bringing him in enough money yet did he ever help to promote the team? Nope. Because the news in Houston is brainwashed to believe that before the MLB and NFL seasons start their teams will be making the Super Bowl and WOrld Series…yeah right. Friend of mine told me a while back that the Astros has one of the lowest payrolls in the league….really? Kinda sounds like the movie Major League…I wouldnt doubt if the new owner wants them to fail miserably so he can move them somewhere else. Houston will never be a market for pro sports athletes. NONE of the stars want to play there. Rockets made a play for Dwight Howard and he was like….are you mutha fuckas serious? lol fool doesnt want to play for a team that is always one and done in the playoffs IF they make it. which they did this season…still I see one and done for them.
So yeah ill shut up now. The Aeros play their last game in Houston tomorrow night. Their website is already nearly gone. nothing on there but game info. I could say its all Houston’s fault but im sure Minnesota wanted to move them as well so yeah fuck them both. In the end im STILL an LA Kings/Monarchs fan but yes I will go for the Aeros through the rest of this season and I hope they make the playoffs. Ive been a fan of the Aeros since the 90s when i started to pay attention to hockey. All I can say is THANK YOU HOUSTON AEROS for being my favorite source of sports entertainment while I been back and forth in Texas. I thank the Aeros team, personnel, Aero Dynamics, announcers…everyone for the hard work they put into every game and making it enjoyable for me always. I wish the Aeros the best in their new home of Des Moines Iowa and yes I will follow them because those players are awesome. I dont care for the Wild but I will still follow the Aeros or whatever they will be called over there. Des Moines Cornhuskers, Des Moines Cornhusks, Des Moines Devils, sheesh who knows lol
anyways THANK YOU AEROS!!!!!!