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Aeros... Aeros not even a big league hockey team. Houston always get talked about, not bad, but badly. The air pollution, the traffic, bad this, and bad that. Houston never do nothing big. I say it's a death cruse. Poor Houston, but I'm a houstonain, and somewhat I love Houston. Everytime Houston do things they fail at it.

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Aeros... Aeros not even a big league hockey team. Houston always get talked about, not bad, but badly. The air pollution, the traffic, bad this, and bad that. Houston never do nothing big. I say it's

Houston has done some amazing things over the past year. A month ago, an ESPN writer even called this the "Year of Houston" (of course, we could have cemented the title by going to the World Series). A writer from Dallas to the Houston Chronicle conceded that we were the top sports town in Texas. And although it's a heartbreak to get beat like this, think about how much this has done for the city, and how many light years more exciting this has been than the average Houston baseball season. We didn't make it, but we brought baseball in this town to a level that it's never been. And we can look forward to someday taking it even further.

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^ Well said Heights2Bastrop. Growing up in the Dallas area, I fell victim to Houston bashing. After graduating college I reluctantly took a job in Houston. I found that the majority of the insults that Houston was subjected to were unfounded. Houston is a great city no doubt that has much to be proud of. There are plenty of cultural facilities to enjoy, sports teams to root for, jobs to work, and bars/restaurants to indulge in.

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Yes. Houston is cruised. Back in the 80's, Westheimer was a favorite cruising strip with many people lining the streets, watching cars cruise on by. Memorial Park, during that same era, also was a favorite cruising location for the Hispanic community, where many nice girls would dress in skimpy decor on Sunday evenings, waiting for the cars' occupants cruising by to take notice.

I know I did. :mellow:

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AH-HAH! So Houston is better! Just Kidding. I was told the same thing about Houston being a dump, in all places, LOUISIANA!!! Imagine how I felt when I got here and realized I'd been lied to my whole life. I spent every moment off during my first 6 months living here driving around exploring this great city. Is funny, yet sad how I would ask life long residents about various parks, museums, buildings, neighborhoods, and shoping centers, yet they would have no clue what I was talking about. Their whole life in a great city, taken for granted...

I Love This Place,

Glen

Thats odd, because most people have relatives here, and most college students get jobs here in Houston... (in Louisiana)

Infact you probibly know alot of people who have roots in LA.

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This has been talked about for a while, but it's offically official.

Here's what we know for sure:

1.If an NHL franchise comes to Houston in the near future, Les Alexander will be the owner of that team

2. Gary Bettman, the NHL Commissioner, is currently opposed to an expansion in the league. Which means that for Alexander to be successful, we may have to break another city's heart to get that team.

3. Among the teams with the best chances of being moved to Houston include the Washington Capitals, Pittsburg Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, Buffalo Sabres, and irronically, the NASHVILLE Predators (remember the Titans/Oilers?)

4. George Postolos (Rockets President) more than likely would be President of the new franchise, or at least have a part on the administration

For the Whole story, here it is...

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3438046

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i like the aeros ( i know...). i'm sure they'll be completely forgotten about if NHL moves here...

Exactly, this city can barely support the Aeros, and they make it to the playoffs and still nobody turns out. I have gone to a few games, I love Aeros hockey, but I am not a hockey fan. :mellow:

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But there are a LOT of Yankees in Houston, and quite a few Canucks. Four transplant friends form the north have already emailed me saying they would buy season tickets. I think the reason there are not a lot of hockey fans in Houston is beacuse we never had hockey. But then again...we would have "fair weather" hockey fans just like we ahve "fair weather" basketball fans. Just wait until the Rockets reach the finals this year and all of the sudden we have 2 million Rockets fans (we couldn't even get 10,000 in the stadium 3 years ago.

MLS will also succeed here.

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But there are a LOT of Yankees in Houston, and quite a few Canucks. Four transplant friends form the north have already emailed me saying they would buy season tickets. I think the reason there are not a lot of hockey fans in Houston is beacuse we never had hockey. But then again...we would have "fair weather" hockey fans just like we ahve "fair weather" basketball fans. Just wait until the Rockets reach the finals this year and all of the sudden we have 2 million Rockets fans (we couldn't even get 10,000 in the stadium 3 years ago.

MLS will also succeed here.

Houston Aeros, were here once before and disbanned, then we got a new team. We've had hockey here before chief.

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But there are a LOT of Yankees in Houston, and quite a few Canucks. Four transplant friends form the north have already emailed me saying they would buy season tickets. I think the reason there are not a lot of hockey fans in Houston is beacuse we never had hockey. But then again...we would have "fair weather" hockey fans just like we ahve "fair weather" basketball fans. Just wait until the Rockets reach the finals this year and all of the sudden we have 2 million Rockets fans (we couldn't even get 10,000 in the stadium 3 years ago.

MLS will also succeed here.

I think both major league hockey and soccer would do well in Houston. Houstonians hadn't really supported the Aeros too much becuase they aren't major league. Maybe Houstonians think if it's not major it's not worth their time.

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I think both major league hockey and soccer would do well in Houston. Houstonians hadn't really supported the Aeros too much becuase they aren't major league. Maybe Houstonians think if it's not major it's not worth their time.

As a die-hard Houston Cougar fan, I sure know that's the truth.

Luckily, Tom Penders is putting UH basketball back on the map....Phi Slama Jama II coming to Hofheinz in less than 3 weeks!

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I don't see the Penguins ever leaving Pittsburgh.

Of course, I'm one of those people who thinks that hockey shouldn't be played in cities where it doesn't freeze.

that explains why Wayne Gretzky's now coaching in Phoenix :lol: who knew?!

if we get MLS AND NHL, we'll officially be on the major sporting map.

We may also get NFL Europe training camp here too!

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/3440388

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that explains why Wayne Gretzky's now coaching in Phoenix :lol: who knew?!

if we get MLS AND NHL, we'll officially be on the major sporting map.

We may also get NFL Europe training camp here too!

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/3440388

We're not officially on the major sporting map, now?

Someone tell the Astros and Rockets....oh, and the Texans.

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that explains why Wayne Gretzky's now coaching in Phoenix :lol: who knew?!

if we get MLS AND NHL, we'll officially be on the major sporting map.

We may also get NFL Europe training camp here too!

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/3440388

I'm hoping DJ V was making a joke here. If not, he needs to be slapped by his mama ! :D

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We're not officially on the major sporting map, now?

Someone tell the Astros and Rockets....oh, and the Texans.

Honestly, we're almost there, but no, we are not where we should be on the map just yet.

Why? Here's my 4 reasons:

1. EVERYTIME I watch baseball, and they're talking about the legendary OR best baseball teams, they always talk about the Yankees, Red Sox, the Cubs (lovable Losers), and even the Dodgers and Cardinals. Basically every team with a payroll in the top 10 in baseball are considered worth talking about to them. They almost NEVER add our two Texas teams as legendary teams. To the baseball world, we've only had one legendary baseball player prior to the year 2000, and that was Nolan Ryan. I'm sorry, RedScare and TJones, but to be perfectly blunt, even though the Astros made it to the World Series, the Houston Astros are not even CLOSE to getting the recognition that they deserve.

2. The Rockets. Remember when the Rockets won their first NBA title, and not even Sports Illustrated was willing to put them on the cover because we beat the Knicks in the Finals? But the Knicks, Bulls, Pistons, Lakers, and Celtics are ALWAYS talked about as teams to watch. Even San Antonio had to kick and scream in order to get the respect they deserved this season. The Rockets have TRACY MCGRADY, YAO MING, DEREK ANDERSON, AND RAFER ASTON ON THEIR F*CKING STARTING LINE-UP, AND WE GOT EITHER STROMILE SWIFT OR JUWAN HOWARD ON THERE TOO!!!! WE GOT JEFF VAN GUNDY as coach. But not even FoxSports thinks the Rockets are in the top 5. http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/powerRankings I ALWAYS hear of Shaquille O Neal and Wilt Champerlan as the best centers in the NBA, but I NEVER hear of Hakeem Olajuwon. I NEVER hear of the 1993-1994-1995 Rockets as a championship team to be talked about. I rarely hear of Rudy Tomjonavich, Les Alexander, Gene Peterson, Calvin Murphy, Elvin Hayes, or Carroll Dawson getting their dues for what they have done to the game of basketball. The Rockets, like the Astros, are not even CLOSE to getting the recognition that they deserve.

3. The Texans. New team; hosted the Super Bowl once; have David Carr as quarterback; have a 1-6 record so far this season. That's ALL I've heard that's going on so far. Once again, they are new. They still are trying to develop into a team as historically known as the Packers, Cowboys, Raiders, or just about the other 28 teams in the league. The only way they have any significance for the time being is a positive financial status. But as far as the playing field, they haven't been around long enough just yet to claim they are something to watch on the football map. Again: yet.

4. Houston, Texas is the ONLY CITY IN THE WORLD TO HAVE TWO RETRACTABLE ROOF STADIUMS. We were the FIRST to have a dome. We have one of the most luxurious basketball arenas in the world with Toyota Center. And we currently have the largest convention space in America in Reliant Park. But when it comes to the sports world talking about the best facilities in the sports world, I NEVER hear our stadiums getting their architectural dues. Football: Cowboys Stadium, Lambeau Field, that stadium almost built for the Jets. Baseball: Wigley Field (sux), Fenway Park (bigass green wall), Yankee Stadium (memorial in the back), PacBell Park (San Fran Bay), Turner Field (hosted the opening games in the Olympics.) Basketball: Madison Square Garden (rundown), Staple Center (OJ drove past there in the police chase I think), American Airlines Arena (Mark Cuban), The Palace (um, yeah). All our facilities are underrated. http://football.ballparks.com/ Where's Houston's names in ANY of the top stadiums in America, much less the world? And we have'em, too.

Having a team doesn't put you on the sporting map. Having THE team does, and so far, our historical sporting significance is not recognized. Is Orlando, Milwakee, Kansas City, San Diego, or the L.A. Clippers on the map simply because they have teams?

Our teams exist, but they deserve respect as well. And once they do get that respect, we'll be on the sporting map.

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Nah man, I got slapped by Rick James a few years back...

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Seriously, when the teams deserve respect, they will get it. Until this year, neither the Astros or Rangers made the World Series in over 40 YEARS. Until last year, neither team won a series of any kind.

Texans are 4 years old and going backward. The only place where Texas pro teams get respect is the NBA, where last year, all 3 were given legitimate shots of going to the Finals, and SA won their 3rd trophy. And, as stated many times before, the media is concentrated on the coasts (not Third Coast), so the bias will always go that direction.

In certain circles, the Astros get respect for having a tough team for the last 10 years. The Rockets are regaining some respect that was lost after the early 90s. The Spurs and Cowboys are always near the top, if you consider all of Texas. But, it will take repeated success over a period of years to get the respect you are talking of.

Overall, Houston is known for being a sports town, and the new stadiums helped that image. MLS and NHL would be nice as another option, but are nowhere near the Big 3 in pro sports.

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Seriously, when the teams deserve respect, they will get it. Until this year, neither the Astros or Rangers made the World Series in over 40 YEARS. Until last year, neither team won a series of any kind.

Texans are 4 years old and going backward. The only place where Texas pro teams get respect is the NBA, where last year, all 3 were given legitimate shots of going to the Finals, and SA won their 3rd trophy. And, as stated many times before, the media is concentrated on the coasts (not Third Coast), so the bias will always go that direction.

In certain circles, the Astros get respect for having a tough team for the last 10 years. The Rockets are regaining some respect that was lost after the early 90s. The Spurs and Cowboys are always near the top, if you consider all of Texas. But, it will take repeated success over a period of years to get the respect you are talking of.

Overall, Houston is known for being a sports town, and the new stadiums helped that image. MLS and NHL would be nice as another option, but are nowhere near the Big 3 in pro sports.

CHARLIE MURPHYYYYY!!!

I'm just fustrated. WE know Houston as a big sports town, but does the world of SPORTS see us as a big sports town yet? There's a difference between us knowing what we have with our teams, and Westside Tennis, and our facilities, but it's another thing when we get constantly overlooked for big sporting events that we Houstonians feel we had the sporting history and facilities for (Super Bowls, Olympics, big college Bowl games, conferences.)

But I do look forward to our city being one of the few sports towns to be home to the six biggest sporting leagues in America. Major step.

RedScare, what do you make of the NFL Europe story?

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