I wish I had some advice to give you about how to spend the next several hours. Something to make the time before the Texans play the Patriots (winner gets to host the AFC Championship Game) pass as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, I don't.
Wait a second...I've got an idea. You could start vigorously commenting here while reading the ramblings of your fellow Texans fans, and time might slip by a bit quicker.
Or I suppose you could drink heavily.
Or you could do both! That's probably the best option.
This is your thread to count down to Texans-Patriots. Make good use of it. The first open game thread will go live at 3:15 p.m. CST.
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