I am reminded of Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, who did not play the drums unless he was on tour or recording, and reportedly had to remember how to play every time The Who decided it was time to go back to work. Also, he put explosives in his drums on The Smothers Brothers. Hilarious.
Anyway, while I am not putting explosives anywhere (that you know about) I am also in need of my annual "oh, yeah. Football." relearning of everything I usually know by week two or three of the previous year. This year I didn't even get a chance to pick up my usual Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine and do some reading as we head toward hot dog roasting and a lot of excuse making for our running game.
|Coach Brown sacrifices a freshman to appease the football gods in hopes of a winning season|
I was talking to Jake, who is a huuuuuge Oregon Ducks fan, and realized... man, I have no idea what's going on just at UT, but anywhere. I really need to catch up. BTW, I have high hopes for Jake's Ducks again this year, if USC isn't too much of a problem.
And, of course, everyone in the SEC (but TAMU) looks pretty spooky once again.
All that to say, I am thrilled it's once again time for College Football, and especially UT Football.
Tonight my mighty Longhorns go up against the Cowboys of Wyoming. It's a bit rougher than a match-up against Rice or other teams we've played in the past, but it'll also tell us where we're at a whole lot earlier this year than in past seasons.
Looking at the UT depth chart puts a smile on my face as familiar names populate the starting line-up, and we have a chance to see what all three of our quarterbacks can do this year. Jeffcoat and Okafor are back on defense, so that's always a good thing.
I can read. I can try to catch up! I CAN KNOW THINGS.
This year its pretty clear my team went to go see the Chris Nolan Batman flick, as our slogan this year is "Rise".
Also, I need a video this inspirational to watch about showing up for work at the library. It would certainly make it seems like pushing papers and making presentations was a lot more important.
Anyway, Longhorns... get your horns up! It's going to be a great year.
Now let's get out there and eat too many hotdogs.