Then, the inevitable happened. Time kept moving. Faster and faster, the days approached. July 1. August 1. August 25.*
The day before school started, Dr. Pop, Boy Pop, and I made our annual pilgrimmage to the UT Co-op for new game-day gear. I wasn't able to find anything on that trip, mainly because I just wasn't ready. I wasn't "there" yet. Once school started on August 25th, after 60+ days of 100 degree temperatures during the season, the weather cooled off a little. One day this past week, it barely hit 90! It felt positively fall-like! And I liked it!
So I went back to my old favorite football message board... The Longhorn Mafia Fan Zone (http://www.lmfanzone.com/). I clicked on "The 2009 Countdown to Kickoff" thread. I started getting pumped up. I returned to the Co-op. Still didn't find anything to wear, though. Oh well.
Then, this morning, I read the first of many articles that my friend, HornMafia, writes before the football games. Now tell me, how can you NOT get excited as a football fan? I present to you The Week That Will Be. My Longhorn fan friends will "get" this. And if you don't get the excitement surrounding college football? That's okay. But I feel a tiny bit sorry for you! ;)
On Saturday, Dr Pop and I will head down to the University of Texas Darrel K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium to attend opening day. We will be a part of the largest-ever crowd to watch a football game in the state of Texas. Maybe we'll see y'all there.
But just in case, I leave you with this... Filmed by me, before the UT vs. Missouri game last year.
HOOK 'EM HORNS!