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  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Duane Brown and David Quessenberry at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 11

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 23: Fill our clear bag and get 25% off all goods in your bag.

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST 12 Days of Christmas Sale: Day 12

    Shop the 12 Days of Christmas at the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium, December 12-24! Each day will feature a new daily deal or discount, and there will be appearances by a Texans player, Ambassadors, Cheerleaders, and Santa TORO!

    Dec. 24: Spend $100, get a $20 gift card free. Appearances by Houston Texans Cheerleaders (11-1pm) & Texans Ambassador Fred Weary (12-1pm).

    Complete info at http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Fri., Dec. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: McDonald's

    Friday, December 26
    Noon-1pm – McDonald’s, 6000 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77057
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE 4 piece Chicken McNuggets (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sat., Dec. 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CST Fan Appreciation Sale at Go Texan Store

    As a big thank you to the best fans in the NFL, we have a Fan Appreciation Sale just for you!

    From December 26-28, stop by the Go Texan Store to get 20 percent off all purchases, excluding sale and value items.  On December 28 gameday, sale is also valid at any Go Texan Store location throughout NRG Stadium.

    For store hours and more details, visit http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html.

  • Sun., Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM CST Jaguars at Texans The Texans host the Jaguars at NRG Stadium.
  • Mon., Dec. 29, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CST AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

    Houston’s annual AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl college bowl game is back at NRG Stadium, Monday, December 29 at 8pm and will feature another BCS matchup between powerhouse teams from the Big Ten and Big 12.

    For tickets and more information, visit AdvoCareTexasBowl.com or call 832-667-2390.

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BWTB: The Silly Season Continues

Posted Apr 22, 2014

A review of upcoming news items in the National Football League.


It has been awhile since we saw some football.

79 days have passed since Super Bowl XLVIII back in February, when the Seattle Seahawks captured a world championship with a win over the Denver Broncos. 103 days remain before the 2014 Hall of Fame game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants, the unofficially start of a new season.

The phrase 'silly season' is often used in the political realm. By definition, the 'silly season' is a time of year, usually in midsummer or during a holiday period, characterized by exaggerated news stories, frivolous entertainments and outlandish publicity stunts.

The National Football League has appeared to reach this point, as two weeks remain before the league's next signature event, the 2014 draft. Speculation continues to mount about who teams will select, and what the incoming prospects potential is at the next level. For Texans fans, this topic has been part of an ongoing four-month conversation that began once the team lost its final game of the season against the Tennessee Titans. During that span, every possible scenario has been analyzed, and the players the Texans might choose are becoming household names.

There is a light at the end of a tunnel.

Over the next two weeks, the NFL will make significant on the field (so to speak) news and fans will be able to have meaningful discussion about the upcoming season.

First off, the league will announce the schedule in the coming weeks, as the world will get a chance to see next year's matchups. While the exact release date is unknown, it is very likely to be before the draft, and many have reported it could be as soon as this week. As our own Drew Dougherty previously reported, the Texans know who their opponents will be both in the pre and regular seasons. However, all times and dates will be finalized with the schedule's unveiling. There are several intriguing matchups on the Texans slate in 2014, including a visit from the Baltimore Ravens, who employ former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator. We will know exactly what Sunday that will be very soon.

The second item is the NFL draft itself, as the Texans will finally come 'off the clock' with their first overall selection. Whether the team makes the pick or trades it, there will be an actual decision made by the organization. HoustonTexans.com will have complete coverage of the days leading up to the draft, along with a day in the life journey of the actual selection Thursday.

Hang in there Texans fans. Actual football is getting closer.

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