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This guy REALLY wants Vince to be a Texan (1 Viewer)

jeter23

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http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/...nt/3820173.html

Vince Young's provenance, personality and big-game performances have the Texans in a pickle. While they don't seem to think the Houston-born-and-reared quarterback of the national champion Texas Longhorns is the right fit as they attempt to recover from a 2-14 season, there are those in the community who disagree.

Lots of them, apparently.

One man, season ticket-holder Holly Frost, spent thousands of dollars for a full-page ad in last Sunday's Chronicle to beseech the Texans to select Young with the top pick in Saturday's NFL draft. He admonished them for "not taking calculated risks to get much better" and for taking "the easy way out" with Southern California running back Reggie Bush, whom conventional wisdom considers the best offensive prospect in this year's draft.

"I've been looking at players coming out (of college) for 20 years trying to decide which ones are going to make it," said Frost, 61, who founded Texas Memory Systems, a company specializing in computer memory storage, 27 years ago. "As near as I can tell, Vince Young looks like the best player with the biggest potential I've ever seen. From my humble point of view, it's a no-brainer.

"Every time I see Vince or hear him speak, I say to myself, 'Damn, that's a cool dude.' I like what he says and how humbly he carries himself."

In the ad, Frost also asked his fellow fans to contact the Texans through their fan feedback Web site and tell the team they believe the former Madison High School star should start his NFL career in Houston. The Texans say more than

300 Young advocates have responded. A spokesperson said every e-mail or fax has been, or will be, individually answered.

"We respect all our fans' opinions, and we sincerely appreciate that they care enough about the Houston Texans to voice them," said Tony Wyllie, the team's vice president, of communications. "That's why we offer (fanfeedback@houstontexans.com). We want to know what they're thinking."

Jim McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture and one of the Texans' most prominent corporate sponsors, hasn't written in, but he's not a bit bashful about sharing his thoughts. A former Longhorn who was at the Rose Bowl for the BCS championship game, McIngvale said he doesn't know Frost but noted they're kindred spirits. McIngvale is in the process of buying a two-page ad to run in Thursday's Chronicle.

"My point of view on Vince is real simple," said the man known as "Mattress Mack." "I saw what he did against USC, and for me, it's kind of like the gospel at church last Sunday. When Thomas stuck his hand on Jesus' side, he believed. Well, I believe in Vince."

McIngvale and his wife, Linda, also own Westside Tennis Club and were responsible for bringing the ATP Tour back to Houston six years ago. He compared Young to tennis champion Pete Sampras.

"Vince is the Pete Sampras of football," he said. "He steps up in the big moments. And he's a Houston kid on top of that. How do you pass him up?"

 
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Welcome to Texas blind homerism. Reason and logic do not exist here.

See the reference to Vince being humble. How many humble people refer to themselves exclusively in the thrid person?

 
Welcome to Texas blind homerism. Reason and logic do not exist here.

See the reference to Vince being humble. How many humble people refer to themselves exclusively in the thrid person?
:thumbdown: :boxing: Nice job stereotyping everyone in Texas. For the record: I am a native Texan, UT fan, and Texans fan. Vince is a player with great potential. (not a great player, no one in the draft is a great NFL player...yet) However he is not a great fit for the team. Bush is a better fit but not a great one. OL and pass rushers are their greatest needs. I would not be at all upset to see them trade down and take Super Mario or da' Brick if they have the opportunity.

 
Welcome to Texas blind homerism.  Reason and logic do not exist here.

See the reference to Vince being humble.  How many humble people refer to themselves exclusively in the thrid person?
:thumbdown: :boxing: Nice job stereotyping everyone in Texas. For the record: I am a native Texan, UT fan, and Texans fan. Vince is a player with great potential. (not a great player, no one in the draft is a great NFL player...yet) However he is not a great fit for the team. Bush is a better fit but not a great one. OL and pass rushers are their greatest needs. I would not be at all upset to see them trade down and take Super Mario or da' Brick if they have the opportunity.
I'm here as well.You sound like someone I would call a "rare find" in these parts. Good for you.

I wish you luck the next time you admit VY is anything short of Jesus Christ in a public place.

 
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Welcome to Texas blind homerism. Reason and logic do not exist here.

See the reference to Vince being humble. How many humble people refer to themselves exclusively in the thrid person?
John Cooper is a pretty humble guy if you ask John Cooper about John Cooper.
 
Welcome to Texas blind homerism.  Reason and logic do not exist here.

See the reference to Vince being humble.  How many humble people refer to themselves exclusively in the thrid person?
:thumbdown: :boxing: Nice job stereotyping everyone in Texas. For the record: I am a native Texan, UT fan, and Texans fan. Vince is a player with great potential. (not a great player, no one in the draft is a great NFL player...yet) However he is not a great fit for the team. Bush is a better fit but not a great one. OL and pass rushers are their greatest needs. I would not be at all upset to see them trade down and take Super Mario or da' Brick if they have the opportunity.
BTW, this is what I think they should really do. Trading down is by far their best option.
 
Welcome to Texas blind homerism.  Reason and logic do not exist here.

See the reference to Vince being humble.  How many humble people refer to themselves exclusively in the thrid person?
:thumbdown: :boxing: Nice job stereotyping everyone in Texas. For the record: I am a native Texan, UT fan, and Texans fan. Vince is a player with great potential. (not a great player, no one in the draft is a great NFL player...yet) However he is not a great fit for the team. Bush is a better fit but not a great one. OL and pass rushers are their greatest needs. I would not be at all upset to see them trade down and take Super Mario or da' Brick if they have the opportunity.
I'm here as well.You sound like someone I would call a "rare find" in these parts. Good for you.

I wish you luck the next time you admit VY is anything short of Jesus Christ in a public place.
Dude, that's ridiculous. I live in Austin, where I've heard plenty of criticism of Young. Hell, I heard an earful of it at Texas games. Believe it or not, nobody was beaten, lynched, or tarred and feathered.
 
a company specializing in computer memory storage
:doh: I wonder if he wants the Texans organization input on designing his next harddrive? Or if Matress Mac should take some advice on picking out living room sets from Kubiak? Morons...
 
BRILLIANT PR campaign for his company Texas Memory Systems, if he is still involved with them...
I should quantify that as when Oprah was giving away those cars to her audience...it was basically just an infomercial for whatever the hell car they gave away.This is just a ploy to get his and his company's name all over the papers...

 
a company specializing in computer memory storage
:doh: I wonder if he wants the Texans organization input on designing his next harddrive? Or if Matress Mac should take some advice on picking out living room sets from Kubiak? Morons...
Well, FWIW, rumor around Houston has it that Mattress Mac will be pulling his very substantial advertising dollars out of the Texans if they don't take Young. He is invested in the Texans as a business entity and he thinks not taking Young is that bad of an idea. I'm not saying I agree. It is what it is.

 
"I've been looking at players coming out (of college) for 20 years trying to decide which ones are going to make it," said Frost, 61, who founded Texas Memory Systems, a company specializing in computer memory storage, 27 years ago.

"Every time I see Vince or hear him speak, I say to myself, 'Damn, that's a cool dude.' I like what he says and how humbly he carries himself."
When's the last time you heard a 61 yr old quoted using the word dude?
 
"I've been looking at players coming out (of college) for 20 years trying to decide which ones are going to make it," said Frost, 61, who founded Texas Memory Systems, a company specializing in computer memory storage, 27 years ago.

"Every time I see Vince or hear him speak, I say to myself, 'Damn, that's a cool dude.' I like what he says and how humbly he carries himself."
When's the last time you heard a 61 yr old quoted using the word dude?
Since when does a 61 year old know what "cool" is?
 
"I've been looking at players coming out (of college) for 20 years trying to decide which ones are going to make it," said Frost, 61, who founded Texas Memory Systems, a company specializing in computer memory storage, 27 years ago.

"Every time I see Vince or hear him speak, I say to myself, 'Damn, that's a cool dude.' I like what he says and how humbly he carries himself."
When's the last time you heard a 61 yr old quoted using the word dude?
Since when does a 61 year old know what "cool" is?
Or a better question: since when should a 61 year old care about "cool", he should be mature enough to value "right" over "cool".
 
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Welcome to Texas blind homerism.  Reason and logic do not exist here.

See the reference to Vince being humble.  How many humble people refer to themselves exclusively in the thrid person?
:thumbdown: :boxing: Nice job stereotyping everyone in Texas. For the record: I am a native Texan, UT fan, and Texans fan. Vince is a player with great potential. (not a great player, no one in the draft is a great NFL player...yet) However he is not a great fit for the team. Bush is a better fit but not a great one. OL and pass rushers are their greatest needs. I would not be at all upset to see them trade down and take Super Mario or da' Brick if they have the opportunity.
I'm here as well.You sound like someone I would call a "rare find" in these parts. Good for you.

I wish you luck the next time you admit VY is anything short of Jesus Christ in a public place.
I went to all the Texans games last year. :bag: Point being, at the end of every game towards the end of the season, the crowd chanted, REGGIE-REGGIE-REGGIE (at least in the endzone where I sit). Never did I hear fans chanting for Vince. Reggie would be welcomed as much as Vince... the Texans need impact players, period.
 

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