Monday, September 10, 2007

State of the Union

The closest description I can give regarding how I feel is today would be to reference Johnny Cash's rendition of "Hurt." Thankfully post game a few of my fellow frogs talked me out of buying a 5th of rotgut whisky, going to the Austin zoo, and jumping into the bobcat cage. When I got to the airport, I was not surprised at all to see my flight delayed b/c of rain- I knew even God must be crying. There's no doubt this pain will linger, but I must soak it up like a sponge over the next couple days and channel it into a rage infested laser focus on running the MWC. So while deep down the pain will never fully go away until we avenge this defeat- I will morn w/ God today, tomorrow (60% chance of rain and 9/11 anniversary), and come Wednesday- it'll be time to put it behind us, move forward, strap on the pads, and get ready to make AF feel our pain. I ask WWHD?

T-Shirt Filth

I don't even know where to begin with this one. Enduring struggles that transpired on the field is one thing, but listening to the non-stop banter off the field from drunk a-holes is another. Even more frustrating is the fact that many of these individuals did not even put one foot in the door of a UT classroom. We all know them as T-shirt fans, and as the name suggests, these "fans" will stop at nothing to debate, argue, or fight anyone with a different point of view. Its one thing to have "Vince Young Rose Bowl Jersey" guy yelling obscenities in a crowded bar, or "white trash 7-eleven UT shirt on sale" girl whistling in your ear, but once the President of your company, a non-UT graduate, tapes the front page of the sports section to the office door, you realize that T-shirt fans have infulltrated and corrupted corporate America. Why is it so hard to cheer for a school that you actually attended? Isn't that what being a fan is all about?
I had the pleasure of attending the Sunday Night Dallas Cowboys game and was so impressed with the relationships Cowboy fans share with each other. Black, white, young, old, rich, poor-all in the same building for the same reason. So I say this to you T-shirt fan, stop cheering for college teams. Pick your favorite NFL team and stick with it. Through the good and bad, your obnoxious behavior is welcome there. We can all be friends once your realize that Vince Young doesn't play for UT anymore. Go Frogs.

Quotes of the Day

"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their
power to harm us."
--Voltaire

"Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going
down. It's staying down that's wrong."
--Muhammad Ali

With some help from spitpurple, here are two quotes to think of after hopefully recovering from Saturday. Patterson feels very concerned about the quick turnaround to the Thursday matchup against Air Force. Our players have moved on after Saturday and so should we, the fans.

Here's an article about the turnaround in the Star Telegram and what we need to prepare for to get a win against Air Force.

OFFENSIVE

How do you sum up the game in one word?