Houston Texans

Founded: October 6, 1999
Team Owner: Janice McNair
Head Coach: DeMeco Ryans
Team Icon: Andre Johnson
Overall Record: 139-182
Fight Songs: Football Time in Houston
NFL Championships: nada
Stadium: NRG Stadium (2002–Present)
Stadium Capacity: 72,220
City: Houston, TX
Previous Stadiums: Reliant Stadium
Website: www.houstontexans.com
Houston Texans

At one time Houston had the Oilers, but that team fled to Tennessee in 1997 leaving a football void until 2002 when Houston's new expansion team took the field. The smart money at the time would have been betting on a new expansion team going to Los Angeles, where the second largest market in the United States had no professional football team to call their own, but smart money often doesn't bring home the bacon. 

With Los Angeles failing to come up with a plan to build a stadium for a shiny new team in La-La Land, Houston swooped in with a solid deal, and was unanimously approved and awarded the newest NFL team. Months of focus groups rustled up five nicknames as finalists - Bobcats, Stallions, Wildcatters, Apollos, and Texans. McNair chose Texans over the other options, making Houston the sixth professional football team to use that nickname. 

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