License Plate Auction for Something Similar to But Not TEXANS
They even got a quote from Jamey Rootes of the Houston TexanS about how great having this plate would be for a fan:
"As anyone who has been to Reliant Stadium can attest, we have the most loyal and passionate fans in the NFL," said Houston Texans president Jamey Rootes. "MyPlates gives Texans fans the ability to display that passion for the world to see every day on the road, and one lucky Texans fan will be able to leave no doubt who their favorite team is when they win the TEXAN5 plate."
But, and we had to pick nits here, IT DOESN'T ACTUALLY SAY TEXANS! TEXAN5 is more like a really kick-ass bunch of irradiated Texas Rangers that turn into superheroes, or Chuck Norris and his posse.
They also announced other plates in the auction, which include: BENTLEY, MAYBACH, CARERRA, BOXSTER and CARRERA. Honestly, if you had a freaking Bentley, would you go to an auction to get a custom plate? I guess you could send your butler, but still.
Then there's the two spellings of the CARRERA. If you are hustling around the streets of Houston in a Porsche, my guess is you'll be picky enough to want to spell the name correctly.
And MAYBACH, really? Those cars are so damn expensive, the average person thinks when you say the name, you are speaking German. The only time I've ever seen one in real life, it was bright blue, had a full-time driver and the passenger was Tracy McGrady. Yes, T-Mac has a Maybach. You think he wants that plate? Doubtful.
I'm all in on DYNAMO, HOUSTON and ROCKETS. But don't try to pass off TEXAN5 and TEXANS. It's so Internet acronym-y anyway. May as well be TEX4U, but that sounds like an ad for a male escort service and that's bad for everybody.
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