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Did Vanilla Ice jinx Texans’ season? Or is he the answer they need?

Eric Edholm
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Vanilla Ice (USA Today Sports Images)

The Houston Texans are desperate at this point. They'll try anything to end their eight-game losing streak, which is three games longer than any other NFL team currently.

They've tried two different quarterbacks, cut high-profile signing Ed Reed, had two different head coaches ... and nothing seems to work.

But Texans running back Ben Tate has an idea. A frightening idea, but a tempting one nonetheless. He thinks it might be time to ice up, son.

See, back in simpler times — Week 2 — the Texans trailed at halftime to the Tennessee Titans, 10-7, and needed a little mojo to get them going for the second half. Ice came out and performed a brief set (you can watch the performance here) and the effects were tangible: The Texans took the lead and later won in dramatic fashion, their last win of this season.

So this brings up a crucial question: Did Ice ice the Texans? Or was he the spark they have been missing since?

Tate wants to find out. And maybe some desperate Texans fans are ready to charter a private jet to get Vanilla Ice back in town for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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