Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Texans Stub Toe on MNF, Stumble Onto Great Opportunity!

Who among us is not familiar with the concept that success in life comes more easily and quickly with a healthy dose of perspective. But, to paraphrase David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap, sometimes you can have "too much %*#@%#% perspective".

Perhaps what is more important is the right perspective. I think the Houston Texans and their fans have been looking at their role in the NFL the wrong way. Yes, they have capable athletes. But they've proven over and over again that they are not a well-coached, strategically competent or prepared organization.

In the last two weeks my private conversations with Dan Fouts of CBS and with Jon Gruden, Mike Tirico, and Ron Jaworski of ESPN's Monday Night Football included a discussion that the Texans find more ways to lose games than the Washington Generals. And then, it hit me! It was probably just like the "Eureka Moment" of The Monkees' lead guitarist Michael Nesmith's mother Bette when she happened upon Liquid Paper in 1951; and 3M scientist Spencer Silver when he unwittingly developed the technology for Post-It Notes in 1970. The Houston Texans have stumbled upon what can be their greatest role in the history of the NFL.

They can be the 2nd Bye-Week Opponent, if you will, in what would be an owners-favored extension of the campaign to 18 regular season games! Think about it. They already have the clownish all-red uniforms. They just need to stock up on plenty of confetti as I am sure the other 31 teams in the NFL will insist they bring it for the ol' bucket of water gag.

They will have to do two games in one day, but they can just make the second contest the Sunday Night Flex-Game for good, wholesome family entertainment.

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