12 Things In Houston '93 You'd NEVER See Today
Hey, it's Bearded Mark Berman again!
Seriously, the scene with Moon walking to his car like he's doing some combination of a perp walk and a paparazzi dodge is classic. Can you imagine the media trying to follow Matt Schaub to his car in 2013? (Actually, the media would have to continually slow down to let Schaub catch up.)
31:40 -- Baby gate
Somehow, there was a narrative injected into this documentary (I think Floyd Reese may have said something to this effect) that we've become a much more forgiving society and the NFL a much more accommodating league when it comes to players' wanting to be there for the birth of their child. I don't think that's entirely true. I seem to remember Joe Flacco being on the verge of such a decision last season before deciding to play, and fans being less than thrilled. I tend to think it depends on whom the player is as much as anything. Winning will always be the bottom line with fans.
(Also, to be clear, Williams' issue wasn't so much that he wanted to be at the birth, as much as it was he seemed to want to be at everything. Adams mentioned giving him practices and meetings off during the process as well.)
45:00 -- THE PUNCH
This was the "Death Star blowing up" moment of the whole documentary....
I'm fairly certain that there's a better chance of Wade Phillips handing Rick Dennison a fruit basket on the sidelines than there is of Wade delivering a right hook. If anything, the only fight I could see happening between coaches on the Texans' sideline would be for all the other coaches to collectively beat down Joe Marciano Kobra Kai-style (and then destroying his bike).
46:50 -- An NFL coordinator driving an old white Mazda truck
In 1993, I was in my second full year out of college, just getting my fledgling sales career off the ground, paying back some college loans, living on my own for the first time with not much money at all....and I still drove a car that was a hundred times nicer than an NFL coordinator's!
Indeed, the financial growth of the league has been profound. I have to imagine that Rick Dennison's white Mazda truck is, at the very least, rust free.
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