Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Best Game Ever

It's hard enough to be a red-stater in Austin, but to be a Red Raider in Longhorn country, well, that's near sacrilege as far as most Austinites are concerned. Plus, when the University of Texas Longhorns are #1 in the country and the big game's on primetime, network TV, Red Raider fans living in the Austin area don't dare venture out to root on their team in public. Tonight was. That. Game.

Texas Tech fans tend to be a bit on the obnoxious side. I think it's because we're so used to losing in the clutch, and when we do win, we just don't know how to do it graciously. We didn't have to worry about that tonight, although it was close. Too close.

i am about as girly girl as a girl can get, but I have to say, I love football. I spent many a Saturday and Sunday afternoon as a young girl catching passes from Lane, the tomboy across the street. She insisted on being the quarterback (Roger Staubach), so I didn't have a choice but to be receiver. Even before Lane, I learned to throw a perfect spiral from my dad, who'd lob passes back and forth with my twin brothers and me.

I was at Tech in the early to mid-80's, and we didn't have the best team back then. We were loyal fans, nonetheless, and now that Tech is doing so well, Tech fans are positively giddy.

So now Texas Tech needs to gear up for a formidable Oklahoma State team to continue our best season ever. Just for tonight, though, we'll relish in our win over the #1 Longhorns tonight -- the best game ever.


Nola @ the Alamo said...

Let me BRAG! Graham Harell came from Ennis; you are welcome (our gift to you Red Raiders). His dad is the high school coach here. Needless to say, when Graham went to TT, you started seeing a lot more RED around here; before, the stores only carried UT and TAMU stuff. I can't wait to see where Graham's pro career takes him! The whole (little) town is pulling for him! As a Sooner, my hubby was thrilled to see TT beat UT!

sandra/tx said...

Nola, I started to ask you about Graham Harrell, since he's from Ennis. He's done so with at Tech. I hope he goes far in the NFL. But before he does, I hope he'll take his team all the way to the Big 12 Championship! :-)

mary said...

Woo-hoo! Michael was in Lubbock this weekend and said it was the best trip of his life - lol He may be the biggest Tech fan ever.

dreams and decor said...

That was SUCH an awesome game! My husband, Don, is from Lubbock, so we've been fans a longggggg time! Wish we could have been there for the game! And as Nola mentioned, Graham is from Ennis, my hometown, & we watched him at the high school games, so of course we're extremely proud of him! Patti