The Gipper Posted November 20, 2008 Report Share Posted November 20, 2008 Factoids about Browns/Texans, and Houston in general: 1. The Browns are 3-2 against the Houston Texans all time. 2. These teams have never met in the playoffs. 3. However, of course, Houston is the former home of long time Browns rival, the Houston Oilers before their move to Tennessee. The Browns were 30-22 against the Oilers while they played in Houston, but 0-1 in the playoffs, the only game being the 1988 Wildcard game the Oilers won 24-23. 4. Career leaders for these Houston Texans: Passing yards and TDs: David Carr 13,391 and 59 Rushing yards and TDs: Domanick Williams 3195 and 23 Receiving yards, catches, TDs: Andre Johnson 442 catches for 5759 yds. and 28 TDs 5. These "Texans" are in fact the third team to be known as the Texans. The other two were originally in Dallas. In 1952 the Dallas Texans were created in the NFL, but played just the one year. They went 1-11, they moved their final 2 home games to the Akron Rubber Bowl, then went defunct. Then there were the Dallas Texans of the AFL who began play in 1960. In 1962 they won the AFL Championship game, then immediately proceeded to jump ship and move to Kansas City, where today they operate as the Kansas City Chiefs. 6. This particular version of the Texans, are frequently referred by Browns fans and other NFL fans as the "Dumbass Texans" or DATs in order to distinguish them from those prior Texans teams and to demonstrate how apparently totally lacking in imagination the people of Texas are for picking such an obvious bland name for their team, a name that has twice been used and discarded. 7. There were other names considered for this franchise including Bobcats, Wildcatters, Apollos, and Stallions. 8. In essence, the Modell asset relocation to Baltimore and the reactivation of the Browns franchise led directly to Houston getting their DATs. The NFL did not want to do business with the uneven number of franchises that it had for a couple of years (31) so they were determined to award a 32d franchise. The candidates back in 1999-2000 when they were making this decision were LA, Houston, and Toronto. They elected against going into Canada at that time. The NFL actually then awarded the 32d franchise to Los Angeles contingent on the city meeting certain conditions regarding stadium issues. But LA could not meet those conditions, and Houston, which had the financing in place for a new retractable dome stadium was then awarded #32. 9. The Texans beat the Dallas Cowboys in the franchises very first NFL regular season game. 10. The Texans hold the NFL record for fewest total offensive yards gained in a victory when in December of 2002 they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers despite only gaining 46 yards of total offense. 11. The Texans Amobi Okoye is the youngest person ever drafted in the history of the NFL draft going back to like 1935. He was only 19 when drafted in 2007, but, he had completed 3 years of college by that time. 12. The City of Houston is the 4th largest in the country (behind NYC, LA, and Chicago), and has the 6th largest metropolitan area population. 13. Houston was named after Sam Houston, the hero of the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the avenger of the Alamo at the Battle of San Jacinto where he obliterated the Mexican Army that had laid siege to the Alamo and captured Santa Ana. 14. Houston is second behind New York as headquarter city for Fortune 500 companies. 15. Houston is first in the US as a waterborn tonnage port. 16. Where has all your money when paying up to $4.00 a gallon gone these last 8 years until recently? Houston is either international or domestic headquarters for Conoco oil, Shell Oil, Exxon-Mobile, Chevron, Marathon, Citgo. (Ist it a coincidence that it is the home of the Bush family? ) 17. Houston is the largest city in the US without zoning laws which has led to criticisms about sprawl and land use (e.g. chemical plants right next to schools). 18. Notable people from Houston area: Walter Cronkite, Hilary Duff, Clint Black, Beyonce, Dennis Quaid...and his brothers, Dan Rather, Kenny Rogers, Jaclyn Smith, Patrick Swayze, Rene Zellwegger, Michael Dell, Howard Hughes, Red Adair, ZZTop, Anna Nicole Smith, Roger Clemens, Nolan Ryan, AJ Foyt, George Foreman. The Gipper Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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