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I'm 29 years-old and I've been a fan of the Houston Texans MY WHOLE LIFE... is what I wish I could say, but, of course, the team has only been around for 12 years or so. I wish I could say that I've been a fan of the team for all 12 years, but that's not true either. My story is very different than, say bigfatdrunk's, who has written this piece three | times | before.
I grew up mostly as a fan of the Astros and Rockets during their heyday of the 90's and early 00's, and when the Oilers left town, I think my reaction at the time could've been summed up with, "Oh, that sucks." They just weren't a part of my life because, in part, American football was completely foreign to my family.
I was a junior in high school when the team played their first game against the Dallas Cowboys, and I was so worried about girls, how to talk to girls, and how to get girls to like me, that the magnitude of that day barely registered with me. Before that, when I was told that the new team was going to be called the Texans, I thought it was the dumbest thing I ever heard.
From then on, all I ever heard from the team were blurbs like
"...blown out again."
"...set an NFL record for most sacks allowed."
"...are among the worst expansion teams, ever."
Lurk No More
Then in 2005/2006, a harmonious combination of a new coaching staff, general manager, free time, fantasy football and the Madden franchise spurned a passion of football and, naturally, the Texans that would quickly overtake my love of the Astros and Rockets. And it's been a love story ever since.
I didn't grow up playing football, I wasn't a rabid Oilers fan, and I never saw Billy Miller catch the franchise's first-ever touchdown. Does this make me a football Millenial? Maybe. But I'm a proud Texans fan and a ravenous student of the team's short history. Some of the best memories in my life have come from this team, and I can't imagine myself cheering for any other.
So, in short, my name is David Corzo, and I, too, am a Texans-holic. Also, I like dogs and dog-related things.
Now, your turn. Have at it.