12 Things In Houston '93 You'd NEVER See Today


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28:30 -- Warren Moon walking to his car

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).

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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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kgjoseph1
kgjoseph1

Rust on the Mazda pretty much wins it all hands down, but u didn't mention the fact he couldn't find it and got hysterical like a woman being followed by an unknown person in a parking lot, pretty sure he couldn't do the hit the panic button on your alarm key-less entry button so the horn can blow trick on that piece of crap truck, but, I'm TOTALLY at a loss for how u didn't find at least 5 words to compare 1993 John McClain at approx. 230lbs to 2013 Jabba the McClain at least 60lbs of next and face fat! OUTSTANDING as always and I hope we never see that guy and that hole infested shirt again!!! 

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Slow down to let Schaub catch up, that's a classic!

Jesse Cruz
Jesse Cruz

Thanks Jim, Texans really, c'mon Man!

Puller58
Puller58 topcommenter

The Oilers had an imbalance that year.  The defense got better in a hurry, and the offense was going downhill.  (Not because of Moon.)  The run and shoot depended on having four good receivers, and Heywood Jeffries never got used to deep routes, (Always looked like he wasn't able to judge the path of the ball.) and the rest were losing steps and suffering from the fact that teams had come up with schemes to beat their dreams.  But giving love to Rex Ryan?  Sorry, but he's a nut like his father and shares the Woody Hayes view of passing.  ("Three things can happen when you throw a pass, and two of them are bad.") 

stevek77536
stevek77536

" (Warren Moon)... a Pro Bowl quarterback whose skills and resume dwarf anything Matt Schaub has done in his career."  I'm a fan of Schaub, but this is correct.  Undrafted by the NFL, then went to NINE Pro Bowls and is in the Hall of Fame.  At a dinner with a big client of my company, I told him Moon was better than his QB in the upcoming game (Montana, Elway, one of those guys).  His look said "You've had too many drinks".  My return look said, "Yeah, but I'm right."  And I was.

ShitThrowingMonkey
ShitThrowingMonkey

I was at that Jets game.  Good Times.  Who wins a jedi light saber battle between bearded Berman and current Berman???

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