Texans-Colts BATTLE-DRINK: Five Running Backs, Two Lucks
O1: Schaub Shot
This was suggested by a Twitter follower -- a shot every time they show a shot of Matt Schaub on the bench. As if for Texans fans there are any more reasons to "sports despise" Schaub.
O4: John McClain tweets about Astrodome vote
Let me preface this by saying that I like John McClain. I consider him a friend, and he's always been great to me. Also, he is Twitter gold and a Battle-Drink Hall of Famer, so there's that. That said, I heard McClain on "In The Loop" on 610 this past week imploring listeners to vote YES for saving the Astrodome with the sales pitch that it would only cost each taxpayer $8 per year.
With all due respect, most initiatives can be broken down to mere pennies or a few bucks per taxpayer; it comes down to what's most important. The few hundred million used to revamp the Astrodome could potentially be used on schools or road or extra security at Matt Schaub's house to keep away the riff-raff. My point is, some people don't even want to spend $8 to revamp the Astrodome. We will see, if the game gets out of hand, McClain may use the second half to go on an Astrodome filibuster. Could be good.
O5: Al Michaels gambling reference
The specialty move of both Michaels and Brent Musberger -- thinly veiled references to the spread and/or the total, hopefully because both have tens of thousands of dollars wagered on the game. They say that if you listen to Brent closely, you can tell within the first quarter which side he's on. Michaels' specialty is referencing the total on the game as it winds down to the end. If it's anywhere near going over or staying under and the game is a blowout, count on a "Well, a few people still interested in whether or not the Colts punch it in here..." from Michaels. If you want to follow along, just know the Colts are favored by 2.5 and the total is 44.
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