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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. NEW YORK JETS
MONDAY, AUGUST 15

SPIRIT OF SERVICE
Diana Petisca - Houston, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2002 Section 134
From the video:

“My husband, he did this without my knowledge and went and typed up a 200-word essay about how I’m a Texan fan.” “I love my team. I’m passionate about it; it’s my city. I am a true Houston Texans fan because I’m like, ‘No other team. I don’t care where you’re from or whatever. The Houston Texans are my team and my team only.” “I want to be the one that’s screaming for my team. I want to be the one that’s causing that opposing offense to mess up.” “I like to represent my Texans when I’m at work at my hospital. I wear my scrubs - not only on Sunday, I’ll wear them on other days of the week. I wear my scrubs because I can talk shop with the best of them at work. All the guys know they can come to me if they want to talk Texans. I know all my players and I know my game.”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

STATE OF FOOTBALL
Presented by Verizon

Bryan & Willie O’Neil - Spring, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2001 Sections 114 & 117
From the video:
“I grew up as a Luv Ya Blue kid and actually met my wife during the last preseason of the Houston Oilers...then Mr. McNair brought the Texans in and I had a young son.” “When the Texans came to town, they were my team. That became a part of our deal. It’s something we do together, the bond, and I think they love it as much as I did when I was their age.” “It’s something that we didn’t get to do a lot when I was a kid. We went to Oilers games when we could, but we just didn’t get to go all the time. So to have that time set aside when everything is so busy is just incredible.” “The Texans are more than just football. It’s a part of this city, it’s a part of who we are, and it’s a part of a family experience that probably not many people can understand.”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

LIBERTY WHITE OUT
Brian Douglas - Bellaire, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2008 Section 607
From the video:

“My daughter thought I was the best fan in the world and she submitted it for me.” “Part of the passion occurred when I was ill. I was in the hospital and had had a heart attack and didn’t know if we were going to get out...After it looked like I was going to make it, we decided to make some lifestyle changes, and one of them was to do things that involve the entire family. One of the number one things on my list was going to more Texans games and being more involved in that.” “When we travel to Reliant, we take the train...it gives you a true game experience and it really gets you psyched up for the game because you’ve got people yelling and screaming on the train before the game starts, packed like sardines. It gets you ready because there are so many people that are enthusiastic. You’re already pumped up by the time that you get to the stadium. With 70,000 people around you cheering, the place is vibrating. It’s like an earthquake hits when the Texans score a touchdown.”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

PINK RIBBON DAY
Olanda Sharp Buckley - Austin, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2010 Section 140
From the video:

“Wearing a pink jersey, for me, not just during the month of October but as often as I can is because I know people who have been affected by breast cancer - some who have won the battle and some not. So to know that the NFL and the Texans are standing behind such a great cause, it means a lot.” “When you walk in the stadium, we’re all wearing the same color. No matter what your background; no matter what your diversity; no matter if you’re a woman, African-American, white, young, old, you’re a Texan. You’re a fan... It’s a rush you get. It’s almost like you’re a player because from the announcers to the people, you feel like you’re a part of something, so for two and a half hours, it’s big game day.” “I’m a mom, I’m a wife, I work in corporate America, I’m a senior manager at a Fortune 500 company, but on game day, none of that matters. I’m a true Houston Texans fan…I just thought it was nice to be able to say, ‘This is part of Texans fans, just a normal every day family.’”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. OAKLAND RAIDERS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

HISPANIC HERITAGE DAY
Presented by XFINITY

Jesus DeLeon - Deer Park, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2005 Section 629
From the video:
“Go Texans! I love football and I’m a die-hard Texans fan.” “You’re ready to get inside the game, but you’re still setting up your tailgating spot, getting everything together: barbecue pit, your meats, everything we want to cook.” “Sunday mornings, we take off early to be first in line for the tailgating…My wife helps me get together. When we get to the parking lot and she starts braiding my hair at a certain time, and then after she does that, she puts on my mask, my war paint, to get ready and get hyped up for the game.” “When we come inside the game, it’s just straight-up go to your section and get ready for the game to start. As soon as you walk in the door, it’s just like, ‘Go Texans!’ It’s really exciting on game day for me.”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

BATTLE RED DAY
Presented by Halliburton

Brian Standefer - Houston, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2004 Sections 130 & 138
From the video:
“Right when I first read about it, I knew for sure I had to enter this. This is me, just a die-hard Texans fan and knowing how passionate I am for this team and this franchise, it’s just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be on 70,000 tickets.” “Sundays mean everything to me. I look forward to that. Here we are in April and I’m already looking forward to game days. When you’re walking into that stadium and you see 70,000 fans, I get goosebumps thinking about it. Once that whistle blows at kickoff, it’s a whole different world in that stadium.” “I just like how the Texans have their certain themes, like Battle Red, I just it’s me, it fits, it shows who I am - a true fan.”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. CLEVELAND BROWNS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

SALUTE TO THE MILITARY
Roger Lazarin - Spring, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2006 Section 611
From the video:

“I was in the Army for six years and I did a two-year tour out in Iraq. Basically, when you’re out there, it’s really hard to watch regular TV. Whenever they show a game, it’s usually around two or three o’clock in the morning, so if you’re a die-hard fan like me, you have to get up that early just to catch the game…Once I came home, I immediately got season tickets and I’ve been to every single game since.” “I truly believe that the NFL does care about the Armed Forces. There’s been several times when I’ve seen coaches, players, even cheerleaders go overseas and help boost morale for military soldiers, so you’re like, ‘This is why I’m here. This is what I’m doing. I’m doing this so that people at home can enjoy a football game.” “Making it on the ticket for the Military Appreciation Day would be one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. To me, it’s a great honor to even serve in the military, let alone to be represented for the Houston Texans on that particular day. I can show my kids when they get older, your dad was on a Houston Texans ticket.”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. ATLANTA FALCONS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

DEEP STEEL SUNDAY
Aaron Hale - Pearland, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2006 Section 526
From the video:

“Texans games have become a family event for us and it’s kind of brought our family together. It’s so exciting. It gives us something to get excited about with each other. My mom died in 2000 of cancer, and now that we’re all a lot older and grown, everybody kind of gets busy in their lives. Season tickets meant family time, it meant all of us being together, it meant 10 possible ways every year, no excuses, we were together.” “We all enjoy football. We all enjoy the Texans. So it was just a no-brainer for us to get the season tickets and do it. Now that all of our families are expanding, it’s just become a bigger event. We’re so used to getting together during the season and it’s such a positive event that the Houston Texans have basically created ‘Family Sunday’ throughout the rest of the year.” “If somebody can’t make it, we bring another family member or a friend, an aunt, an uncle, anybody like that. We always make sure we get down to take the picture and have that as a memory for the day.”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs. CAROLINA PANTHERS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Alan & Gail Martin - Deer Park, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2002 Section 516
From the video:

Alan: “We thought we had a very unique story. We got married out in the parking lot September 18, 2005. It was the Pittsburgh Steelers game.” Gail: “I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a big wedding. We’d both been married before, so I said, ‘Let’s do this at the Texans home game. All of our friends are there.’ So he said, ‘That’s a great idea.’” Alan: “We have a very large tailgate party in the Red parking lot. The people out there did not know that we were getting married. I said, ‘If you guys will indulge with us just for a few minutes, then we’re going to do it right now. And you could have heard a pin drop. Nobody said a word. We brought our own minister and he had a jersey on...and it was just a wonderful experience.” Gail: “You know, we already have our receptions out there. All of our friends are there, our family, food. A TV station happened to be walking by and they came by and they filmed the whole thing and it was on TV that night and the next morning. Wow, we got so many phone calls that night!”

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HOUSTON TEXANS vs.TENNESSEE TITANS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

FAN APPRECIATION DAY
Presented by FS Houston

Nick Vollert - The Woodlands, TX Season Ticket Holder Since 2000 Sections 352 & 355
“Back in 1979, my mother actually went into labor with me during a Houston football game, and I came home from the hospital with a Luv Ya Blue onesie on. So it really goes back to the beginning for me. I went out and was one of the first ones to buy ti -ckets and have had them since Day One. It was always something really special that me and my dad shared, going to the games up until a couple of years ago when he passed away, and to this day I still have six seats.” “I love to bring family and friends with me.We always get there early every week, tailgate, set up, grill, throw the football, the whole nine yards. We do it all. Typically, I like to get there in my seat before the game starts on game day. When they do the introductions and they introduce the players and they’re playing the background music, that usually gets me really pumped up.” “It’s like being married to your football team: you’re there through the good and the bad. I know some people are going to find that corny, but I’m never going to be a professional football player, so this is the closest I’m ever going to get to it...To be on a ticket for the team they love, only a few people can say that.”

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