Friday, November 24, 2006

I got soul. But I'm not a soldier.

Today was a beautiful day for the annual Texas v. Texas A&M football game/hatefest. About 75 degrees, sunny and no humidity.

That little "'05" is new!

And it was the fist time I'd seen our massive "Adzillatron" scoreboard. Good to see the University is spending their money well.

Sadly, the game never got off the ground. We were losing from the beginning. I don't know who them dudes out there were but they weren't the team that's been on my tv all year. They were awful, all the way around. Even our hero quarterback, Colt. Right up until he got hit so hard he went to the hospital. Eventually, mercifully, the scoreboard read 12-7. And not in Texas' favor. It was dreadful.

The saddest thing?

The last Texas game I went to was on September 13, 2003, against Arkansas. It was mere days before I moved to Atlanta for school and I knew it would be my last game for some time. Oh and the last home game Texas has lost? It was that one. That's four seasons of ball and the two games I've made it to were the only two home losses we've had. I'm banning myself until further notice.

The game got to be so bad, it made me think of ways it could have been worse:

• Angry bees descend on stadium
• Maladjusted weasels descend on stadium
• Disgruntled badgers descend on stadium
• Four words: "Snakes on a stadium"

Lookng back, the highlight of the game may very well have been the cute chick in front of us. Without her, I'd have been despondent.

It was bad enough I started taking some pictures of stuff I hate about A&M. The psuedo-military "corps of cadets" and their fake medals like they actually fought and won something:

Their whole North Korea, "we wear pseudo-military uniforms while we march" band thing:

And of course their Bush-loving, conservative, completely unsafe mixing of things like football and fatalistic religion:

I guess God was on their side.

Thanks alot, God.


Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

I hope Minus Five doesn't find out you jinxed the game.

11:44 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

I didn't jinx the game! It just so turns out we lose when I go to the games. From whatI can tell, Sarah would know it's not my fault. Something was clearly wrong with the team. I blame trytophyin (sp?).

12:21 AM  
Blogger minus five said...

i was also there on that dreadful friday. and i was at that arkansas game. i was also at the wonderful ohio state loss earlier in the season. the longhorns officially went to the shitter. usually they get better as the season goes on, but not this time around.

colt was off all game long. nobody could catch. our defense couldn't stop anything. it was beautiful.

then that jackass went off and sent colt to the hospital with a late hit.

and i got sunburned.
in november.

i don't blame you, howard. not anymore than i blame myself.

11:55 AM  
Blogger minus five said...

oh, and did you see the shirts with the collie dog on them? they're burnt orange with a white silouette of a collie dog and its legs are cut off and dropped beneath. it reads "saw 'em off." i hear you can get them on ebay. i think i will.

12:04 PM  

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