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You can accuse Houston of a lot of things when it comes to Dallas, but a "little scoreboard" complex is no longer among them.
Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, will soon house the widest video board in all of sports, topping that of Cowboys Stadium in Dallas and almost certainly touching off the newest round of Dallas-Houston sniping.
"Our game experience is consistently rated as one of the finest in the world and these spectacular video boards will help us elevate to an even higher level of performance for our fans," said Houston Texans President Jamey Rootes. "Starting next season, the energy, excitement and entertainment we deliver for each home game at Reliant Stadium will be matched with exclusive video content, real-time information and event enhancements to provide an even better experience for our large and loyal fan base."
Construction on the 14,549 square-foot (277 feet by 52 feet) Mistubishi video screen is expected to be finished by Aug. 1, 2013. The wide sides of the four-sided video board at Cowboys Stadium are 11,520 square feet (160 feet by 72 feet).
One-upping Dallas, however, is not the big idea, here. Houston would like to host the Super Bowl in 2017, and the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation, which on Wednesday approved the new scoreboard, believed it was a necessary addition in service of that goal.
"An integral component is the Super Bowl bid," Rootes said. "Their question is, 'What is the experience going to be like? The game experience for the fans when theyre there for the Super Bowl?' When you show that picture and it is the largest stadium installation, 25 percent larger than what theyve seen before, you can't help but think that will be exciting for the fans.
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster decided to buy each one of the offensive lineman that block for him each and every week a segway, as a way to show his appreciation. “They all, as a front, can enjoy the joy that I get from riding my Segway,” Foster said. Foster, the Texans’ All Pro running back, always rides his Segway around Reliant Stadium. He, along with Andre...
In the ultimate power move, the Houston Texans have decided to upgrade their scoreboards to the widest in professional sports, and to be about 25% larger than the Cowboys scoreboards. The Cowboys have gained serious notoriety for the scoreboard at “Jerry World,” but the new $15.5 Million dollar scoreboards at Reliant Stadium will pass them up.The Cowboys Stadium scoreboard...
It’s the season for giving, and Texans running back Arian Foster is certainly appreciative for all the hard work his offensive line put in in helping him to a third-consecutive 1,000-yard season.
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Late Thursday evening the Houston Texans released rookie running back Jonathan Grimes.
The #Texans have released rookie RB Jonathan Grimes. They now have an open spot on the active roster
— Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) December 20, 2012
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HOUSTON -- The basic idea was nothing new. A running back wanted to show his appreciation for his offensive line. Usually that involves a series of steak dinners, a watch, something generic enough for everybody but expensive enough to mean something to a millionaire.
Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is unusual. Wednesday he gave every member of the Texans' offensive...
Tweet Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is really getting into the Christmas spirit. Arian Foster buys Segways for every offensive lineman on the roster wp.me/p14QSB-6H8n — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 20, 2012 On Wednesday he presented each the offensive linemen on the Texans with their own personal Segway. Foster’s gesture comes as a reward to [...]
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