Clay Walker Too
Dennis Quaid jumps on the Texans playoff bandwagon as historic game goes beyondfootball
Fans attending the Houston Texans' first-ever playoff game have more than football to look forward to Saturday.
Texans fans are known for their epic tailgating, but this weekend one tailgater will be spotlighted at the H-E-B Tailgater of the Game contest, taking place in the Blue Lot just outside Budweiser plaza.
Six previous Tailgater of the Year winners will assemble to compete from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Think anyone can beat last season's winners, Battle Red Wagon? Show up early and find out.
Hometown Houstonian Dennis Quaid will be in the building for the coin toss, joining honorary team captain and former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips, the talkative dad of current Texans' defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Another famous face in the crowd will be Clay Walker, who is scheduled to perform both at the pregame, when he will sing a playoffs-inspired rendition of the Texans' unofficial theme song, "Football Time in Houston," and during halftime, when he'll perform a medley of his greatest hits.
Reliant parking lots open at 11:30 a.m. for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff with the stadium gates opening at 2 p.m..
There is one downside to the playoffs, however, at least for boating enthusiasts. The 2012 Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show, running Friday through Jan. 15 at Reliant Center, will be closed Saturday in anticipation of dense traffic and dedicated tailgaters.
Don't worry, though, you can resume your perusal of watercraft Sunday at 11 a.m. following (hopefully) a Texans win.