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(DFW Star-Telegram)   Dallas and Houston cancel their preseason game for tonight because frankly "there's more important things than football right now" going on in Houston   ( star-telegram.com) divider line
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2017-08-31 08:37:09 PM  
I remember when I was a kid growing up in Texas my father stating more than once that if you ever wanted to rob a bank in that state, do it during the Governor's Cup and no one would notice.
 
2017-08-31 08:55:45 PM  
Coach Landry.
 
2017-08-31 09:38:42 PM  
Is there an Astros game or something?
 
2017-08-31 10:51:30 PM  
Kinda feel bad for the guys who don't get their chance to suit up for an NFL team. I mean, it's a meaningless game to most, but for the guys who haven't seen much action in the games where they're actually tuning starters up, this was maybe their one chance to perform on TV in an NFL uniform.

It's certainly not the worst thing to have happened, but it sucks to set the whole thing up, then not play.
 
2017-09-01 12:07:01 AM  
In other words, we had some injuries in preseason, we got what we want so let's not risk further injury. They don't give a shiat about the flooding. They know they're turning their players brains into mush, you think flooding is suddenly a... welp... bridge too far?
 
2017-09-01 12:51:05 AM  

IAmRight: Kinda feel bad for the guys who don't get their chance to suit up for an NFL team. I mean, it's a meaningless game to most, but for the guys who haven't seen much action in the games where they're actually tuning starters up, this was maybe their one chance to perform on TV in an NFL uniform.

It's certainly not the worst thing to have happened, but it sucks to set the whole thing up, then not play.


Way to put things in perspective.

Those practice-squad NFL players are totes getting the most farked by Hurricane Harvey.
 
2017-09-01 02:29:56 AM  
I applaud both teams for this move.
 
2017-09-01 02:30:58 AM  

The Smails Kid: IAmRight: Kinda feel bad for the guys who don't get their chance to suit up for an NFL team. I mean, it's a meaningless game to most, but for the guys who haven't seen much action in the games where they're actually tuning starters up, this was maybe their one chance to perform on TV in an NFL uniform.

It's certainly not the worst thing to have happened, but it sucks to set the whole thing up, then not play.

Way to put things in perspective.

Those practice-squad NFL players are totes getting the most farked by Hurricane Harvey.


Meh, think of it this way...they missed out on one game.

However, their families got spared the misfortune of getting Chris Benoited down the line possibly.
 
2017-09-01 03:22:43 AM  

grimlock1972: I applaud both teams for this move.


They could have played the game and donated every penny of the gate, concessions, parking, and merchandise etc to Charity.
 
2017-09-01 04:11:24 AM  
Yes Important things like the Astros trading for Justin Verlander.
 
2017-09-01 04:26:21 AM  
The Texans played the Saints last Saturday eve and flew straight to Dallas because of the hurricane. Meaning all the players, coaches, trainers, support staff, etc... On Wednesday they were given the all clear to return to Houston to be with family, check on their homes and personal situations for the first time. Cowboys offered to play the game in Dallas and let the Texans retain all of the revenue. Texans declined, wanting to get home and the Cowboys and the NFL were on board with that.

So instead, they had a telethon at the stadium yesterday evening with a bunch of the players manning the phones. Raised over 2.5 million dollars. Pre-game ticket sales were $25 with sales over 40,000 tickets. All that money is going towards the flood. People have the option of either requesting a refund or just donating the money. Jerry Jones donated $1,000,000 personally. Zeke donated $21,000 and challenged some others to match it. Some did, including Dez Bryant who then upped his donation to $50,000.

I think the Cowboys and the Texans made the right calls.

The more you know.
 
2017-09-01 07:42:16 AM  
At last look, JJ Watt has helped raise $13.5mln for Harvey relief.
 
2017-09-01 08:08:01 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: grimlock1972: I applaud both teams for this move.

They could have played the game and donated every penny of the gate, concessions, parking, and merchandise etc to Charity.


I don't think people can get to the game. And the people who could maybe travel safely to the game probably don't give a shiat about preseason if their house is flooded.

The gate/concessions/parking receipts wouldn't justify having the game.
 
2017-09-01 08:16:57 AM  

js34603: Hillbilly Jim: grimlock1972: I applaud both teams for this move.

They could have played the game and donated every penny of the gate, concessions, parking, and merchandise etc to Charity.

I don't think people can get to the game. And the people who could maybe travel safely to the game probably don't give a shiat about preseason if their house is flooded.

The gate/concessions/parking receipts wouldn't justify having the game.


They had already set it up to play in Arlington, with proceeds going to charity. They'd sold new tickets for it and money WAS going to go to Houston relief efforts.

The DFW area is fine and the only effect from the storm is that there are a lot more people in the area. It makes traffic a little slower, but it wouldn't have been a problem to get to the game.
 
2017-09-01 08:34:41 AM  
It's preseason. Who cares?
 
2017-09-01 10:27:28 AM  
Is the Houston 500 this weekend or something?
 
2017-09-01 10:35:46 AM  
That headline is ALWAYS true.
 
2017-09-01 10:59:58 AM  
LIES! LIES AND SLANDER!
There is nothing - NOTHING - more important than the greatest game in this great country, and YOU, sir, are an effeminate Communist for suggesting otherwise!!! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

/ Live in Pittsburgh
// Know people like this
/// It's beyond stupid sometimes
 
2017-09-01 12:48:50 PM  

LL316: At last look, JJ Watt has helped raise $13.5mln for Harvey relief.


i.imgur.com
 
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