Saturday, September 04, 2010

Longhorn Football 2010

Today, for most of us, is a very exciting day. The first game of the season. Hopes are high. We have every faith that this is our team's year. And even if it's not, we are dressed to the nines. This first game may not be the HARDEST or the  BEST game of the season...
but it means our season has started and we are contenders!!

I will be watching today's game on tv...we could have headed to Houston for the game...
but with ATX happens this weekend --->
Carol's 80th Margarita Birthday Party tonight and Onion Creek Golf...
we decided to stay home!

This is sure to be our year...Wear sunscreen and enjoy the game...!

Tailgating Beverage of 2010
1 oz Paula's Texas Orange
1 oz Treaty Oak rum or other light rum
1 oz orange juice
1 oz Dr. Pepper
Fill a tall highball glass with ice
Add ingredients and top off with club soda and a wedge of fresh lime.

Hold your Horns high and HOOK'EM!
Some fun tidbits about Texas Longhorn Football....

Campus Decor:
EVERYONE ELSE: Statues of founding fathers.
TEXAS: Statues of Heisman trophy winners.

Homecoming Queen:
EVERYONE ELSE: Also a physics major.
TEXAS: Also Miss America.

Getting Tickets:
EVERYONE ELSE: 5 days before the game you walk into the ticket office
on campus and purchase tickets.
TEXAS: 5 months before the game you walk into the ticket office on
campus, put name on waiting list for tickets, then still have to camp out.

EVERYONE ELSE: An hour before game time, the University opens
the campus for game parking.
TEXAS: RVs sporting their school flags begin arriving on Wednesday for
the weekend festivities. The really faithful arrive on Tuesday.

Week of Big Game:
EVERYONE ELSE:  Don't even know who they are playing on Saturday.
TEXAS:  Make sure clothes are color coordinated, make signs to support the home team,
get cowbells ready, pray for a victory,
and bow down to football players when students see them.

Game Day:
EVERYONE ELSE: A few students party in the dorm and watch ESPN on TV.
Wonder why Game Day Live is never broadcast from their campus.
TEXAS: Every student wakes up, has a beer for breakfast, and rushes over
to where ESPN is broadcasting "Game Day Live"
to get on camera, cheer tirelessly, and wave banners.

EVERYONE ELSE: Raw meat on a grill, beer with lime in it, listening to
local radio station with truck tailgate down.
TEXAS: 30-foot custom pig-shaped smoker fires up at dawn. Cooking
accompanied by live performance by "Hootie and the Blowfish," who come
over during breaks and ask for beer.
Televisions set up with satellite dishes so that we don’t miss any
Big XII football games shown before and after ours.

Getting to the Stadium:
EVERYONE ELSE: You ask "Where's the stadium?"
When you find it, you walk right in.
TEXAS: When you're near it, you'll hear it!

When National Anthem is Played:
EVERYONE ELSE: Stands are less than half full,
and less than half of them stand up.
TEXAS: 100,000 fans, all standing,
sing along in perfect four-part harmony.

EVERYONE ELSE: Neutral and paid.
TEXAS:  Announcer harmonizes with the crowd in the fight song,
with a tear in his eye because he is so proud of his team.

After the Game:
EVERYONE ELSE: The stadium is empty way before the game ends.
TEXAS:  Another rack of ribs goes on the smoker and planning of the tailgate
begins for next week's game.
Go, Horns, Go!
Beat the OWLS!

1 comment:

Monogramchick said...

HAHA soungs like Longhorns fans are a bit like Dawg fans here in GA. Either way I am sooo glad football season is here. Cool fall days sitting in front of the TV on Saturady afternoon. One of my favorite times of the year!!