Cowboys Come To Houston

This weekend’s football game at Reliant Stadium is one of the biggest of the season. Not because the Texans are undefeated, it’s because they’re playing the Dallas Cowboys. While many people still call the Cowboys America’s team, the Texans are just trying to get some national respect. Bill Stamps talked with Houston fans to get their take on the big game.


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In each of the past few seasons there have been high hopes for the Houston Texans football team. Each year the team was said to have updated their talent and each year there’s been hopes of the team making the playoffs. So far that has not happened. This year the team has won their first two games and the excitement is back. Guess who’s coming to town Sunday? Their state rivals. The Cowboys.

“You got tickets?”

There are fans still trying to get tickets for Sunday, but the game has been sold out since the day tickets went on sale.

Bill Stamps: “Have you already bought your tickets or you’re just trying to find some?”

Albert Torres: “Trying to find some.”

Stamps: “You know they’re sold out?”

That’s Houston’s Albert Torres.

Mark Torcasso, who’s from California, will also be at the game even though technically he’s not a Texans’s fan. You see Mark has cancer and he’s going through treatment at MD Anderson. The game is just a way to get out and take a break from the daily stress he’s dealing with.

“It’s been miraculous. I mean, I can’t even watch any of the political crap anymore. If you can say that, sorry. It gets my blood pressure up, but what happens on the field doesn’t really affect my life. It gives me a little distraction.”

Tony Mejia will also be at the game on Sunday. He’s so excited, he just bought some Texans baby clothes for his newborn and at work he talks about the game with other football fans.

“I work for a bakery and we got a lot of New Orleans (Saints), Houston Texans and Dallas (Cowboy fans) and we’re all right there. I’ve got my office all decorated full of Texans stuff.”

There are a lot of Houstonians who are die hard Texans fans and are sick of seeing the team lose year-after-year. Cancer patient Mark Torcasso says although he didn’t group up a Houston fan, he’ll be rooting for them this season while he’s here going through treatment. For him, it’s not as important who wins. It’s about sports being able to make you feel like there are a few other things in life.

“You can’t beat me down man. I’ve got good faith, good family and good friends and that’s all that matters.”

Stamps: “So let’s watch a little football huh.”

Another note about Sunday: this time it’s the cowboys who haven’t won a game this season, not the Texans.

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