Predictions: Draft Reaction, Texans Fans V.S. Cowboys Fans


Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a post. In fact, the last time I wrote a blog post, I was called racist against white people. I didn’t even know that was possible, especially when I consider myself a “white guy”.

But that’s not the reason for my absence. I started a new job, and it has been eating up a lot of my time. I predicted as much, but I still thought I would be able to keep up with doing a post at least once a day. But I digress.

Predictions whether in life, or the NFL is tricky. There is always a butterfly effect that ripples through actions. For example, if your star running back spends his offseason banging a 20 year old, instead of rehabbing his back. His back might not heal correctly.

But I have an even better example, let’s look at Houston and Dallas. In terms of size, Houston ranks 4th and Dallas ranks 9th. Two cities in the top 10 that breath, eat, and sleep football.

Since 2002, Houston’s overall record is 79-113, and 2-2 in the playoffs. Dallas on the other hand is 102-90, and 0-4 in the playoffs. How do you measure who’s been more successful? When I see both teams and look at both of their records over the past 12 seasons, each team has been mediocre. Mediocrity does not equal success. Which means, neither team has bragging rights over the other, at this point in time.

Last season, Houston and Dallas both played the way Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mistress looks;  horrible.  You can blame Schaub or Romo, the defenses, or coaching. What it really comes down to is the draft.

The NFL Draft, is the building block for every franchise. Every pick is vital, every player is a shot in the dark at becoming an impact player. The NFL Draft is the start of the butterfly effect.

Which makes today so important for real NFL fans. By real NFL fans, I’m not referring to your girlfriend or wife, that only watches games as a reason to slam down some mimosas on Sunday. Or the guy that plays fantasy football without having any real knowledge about NFL players, and picks their team based on who ESPN has talked about the most in past 3 months.

A real fan knows the consequence of each pick.

Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

As the day rolls on, and the draft gets rolling, how will you react? What kind of tweets can we expect to see from Texans fans? How about Dallas fans? Will your Facebook timeline be filled with baby pics or nonstop draft chatter?

Here are my early predictions on the kind of reactions you can expect from each fanbase:

Texans Fan: I’m a Texans diehard! I’ll cheer for this team no matter who we draft.

Cowboys Fan: Jerry better not eff this up!

Texans Fan: Manziel sucks, he’ll get broken in half in the NFL!

Cowboys Fan: LOL! Texans picked [insert player here], they suck!



Texans Fan: At least we’re not the Cowboys!

Cowboys Fan: Did we just trade out of the first round?

Texans Fan: Who is Khalil Mack? Why did we trade out of the first pick to get him? UGH!!! WHY! JOHNNY I LOVE YOU!

Cowboys Fan: I can’t believe we just drafted a wide receiver!

Texans Fan: CLOWNEY!

Cowboys Fan:  I hate Jerry Jones!

Texans Fan: LOL! Jerry Jones!

Cowboys Fan: Romo sucks, we should have picked Manziel!


Cowboys Fan: Go Cowboys! I’m going in my backyard and popping off a few 12 gauge rounds. Because I live in the middle of nowhere in some hick town.

As a Texans fan, I fear what social media will bring if they don’t pick Johnny Manziel. There’s a good chance that Aggies will unite and start a small riot, or start doing Midnight Yell in front of Reliant no matter of the outcome.

On a personal note, I’m okay Clowney, Mack, or Manziel. To me there’s not much separation in the Top 10. We can all thank Andrew Luck for requirements to be picked number one overall. Andrew Luck is the reason we can’t have nice things.

Don’t eff this up Rick Smith.