With the team underachieving and failing to reach the playoffs once again, a disgruntled group of Houston Texans fans (are there any other kind?) have banded together under the mantle of all things anti-head coach Gary Kubiak and have organized a “Fire Gary Kubiak” rally, set to take place outside Reliant Stadium prior to the Texans’ season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Texans fan Brad White, who oversaw the planning of the rally, put the reasons behind the rally as such: “Five years has been enough. We’ve regressed this year. Minus a couple players, we believe the players aren’t responding to [the coaching staff] anymore.” Fair enough. White contacted Scott Carter, the proprietor of the site FireGaryKubiak.com, and the rest, as they say, is history. White has since gone on record stating he hopes this rally will be a friendly affair, or at least as friendly an affair as it can be when its sole purpose is getting a person s**tcanned.
“I want to stress that I don’t want people to come out to bash Kubiak,” said White, who tailgates in the Blue Lot with the Bad News Bulls Grilling Team on game days. “We don’t want vulgar signs out there. We’re not there to bash him. We’re there to say that we want a change.”
“From 1996 to 2002, we were without football,” White said. “Now, we all want a winning team, and 10 years of this has been a long time.” [via]
While I support the disgruntled and unhappy Texans fans right to free assembly, ten years, while a good chunk of time, does not fill the requirements to be counted as a long-suffering fanbase. Just ask Detroit Lions fans. Actually, don’t. The worm might be finally beginning to turn in Detroit and we mustn’t do anything to upset the minor upswing.