Man, I remember the 70's, when everyone in North Louisiana was either a Cowboys or a Steelers fan. Then there were outcasts like my family that decided to show a smidge of loyalty and root for the team that played in Louisiana. I think there was a large section of the general population from that time is providing the difference for the Steelers and the Girls
Houston has lots people who have migrated here from other states and other countries. They are like me, why waste your Sunday watching a young franchise and very boring team. Get on the freeway and go shopping instead.
With the faces of the franchise are David Carr then Matt Schaub, they are not very charismatic, and Capers and Kubiak are boring coaches too.
I checked, and it's more than i thought. Over 6 million in the Houston metro area. 5th largest. That's sure is a shame.
And the whole not going back to the oiler name is complete failure. The football team in Houston should be the Oilers, and in their pretty blue uniforms too. What were they thinking? That all those fans that used to fill the Astrodome were dead? May be one of the stupidest sports marketing decisions ever made.