Texans Morning Huddle: Tickets disappear in minutes, NRG all wired for ‘Hard Knocks’


It’s Thursday morning Texans fans! The end of the week is just around the corner, and what better way to get prepared than to catch up on all things Houston Texans? Today we have an article about how NRG Stadium is all wired for ‘Hard Knocks’ and a piece on how quickly free practice tickets can disappear.

Texans training camp tickets sell out in 6 minutes – by Eric SanInocencio of HoustonTexans.com

"Houston Texans football is right around the corner.Evidently, fans are excited.Texans Training Camp tickets sold out in a record six minutes on Wednesday, with all allotted passes being claimed via HoustonTexans.com and Ticketmaster. The tickets and open practice dates, listed here, became available to the public at 10 am CT, and were completely sold out by 10:06. Thousands were snatched up by fans in that short time period, eclipsing last year’s mark of 10 minutes before being sold out.Some training camp tickets remain, as spots for Academy’s ‘Youth Day’ on August 11 are still available. Those tickets will be available exclusively at participating Houston-area Academy Sports Outdoors locations tonight after 7 pm. To see the list of stores, click here.Houston Texans Training Camp presented by XFINITY will begin on Saturday, August 1, as the Texans take to the field for the first time in preparation for the 2015 season.Six training camp practice sessions will be open to the public at the Houston Methodist Training Center: Sat.-Mon., Aug. 1-3; Tues.-Weds., Aug. 11-12 and Weds., Aug. 19. From Aug. 6-8, the Texans will travel to Richmond, Va. for joint practices with the Washington Redskins."

Vandermeer’s View: Hard Knocks invasion at NRG – by Marc Vandermeer of HoustonTexans.com

"The coaches meeting room is outfitted with over a dozen microphones and three cameras. And that’s not including all the portable camera and audio equipment that will be used to cover practice.This place is wired.The room next to the Hyundai Texans Radio Studio has traditionally been used on non-game days for one writer and occasional visiting media. It’s now been transformed into mission control, equipped with at least eight sound mixing boards and enough TV screens to make Time Square jealous.The state of the art control center makes it possible to record activity in multiple rooms at once. If there’s a notable moment happening in the linebackers’ meeting room while Bill O’Brien meets with a player in his office, Hard Knocks needs to have them both. Audio is mixed on the fly like a live concert. The less post production work to do, the better.All the video is sent back to NFL Films headquarters in New Jersey where the show is put together. The team can have a last look every Tuesday morning prior to that night’s airing, but Supervising Producer Ken Rodgers points out that rarely have any changes been made to the finished product."

Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt does synchronized swimming, curling in new commercials – via Click2Houston.com

"Is there anything J.J. Watt can’t do?The Houston Texans player is starring in new commercials for Reliant Energy in which he performs synchronized swimming and curling.Watt is seen in the pool with a team of female swimmers as they go through a routine that earns 10s from the judges. In the curling commercial, Watt’s stone bumps into a competitor’s stone, which explodes on contact."

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