I have to share my experience with probably the funniest t-shirt fan I've experienced to date.
We set up our tailgate outside the left field foul pole, next to the Texas fans that are there every year. This year they were very friendly unlike last year's run in with Buck Nasty making fun of their Michael Torres softball chant.
The tailgate was solid, but it still felt like something was missing. Then the T-Shirt Gods sent a gift from T-Shirt heaven. Let me introduce you to "Rick".
Rick strolls up with a 12 pack of Bud Ice bottles, and a plastic sack with 2 newly purchased Longhorn T's. He then borrows a kitchen knife from the adjacent tailgate, and proceeds to "saw off" the sleeves of the T-Shirt. He changes into his new creation and is ready to rock. No doubt he probably has a bachelor's degree from lawn mowing U, but today he is here to support the orange and white.
After witnessing this and trying to not get caught laughing and snapping a quick photo, I decided I have to introduce myself. I talked to him for a while about beisbol, he knew nothing, so I offered him a chunk of vodka soaked watermelon. Instead of taking a piece like a normal human being, he picks up the Tupperware and takes a 10 second pull off of the potent vodka and watermelon juice.
7 innings, 2 more pulls, and 10 Bud Ices later he gets kicked "out" by UT staffers because he is dropping more f bombs than Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat. So essentially he got kicked out of a game that he didn't even pay to see, standing outside left field.
He left behind his back up t-shirt, so after the tailgate had wound almost completely down, we decided to tear the sleeves off, because that's the way Rick would want it. Another tailgate took this act the wrong way and started yelling at us for being classless. They proceed to call the cops on us because they are butt hurt about the loss. I explained that it wasn't what it looked like and told them about my new best t-shirt fan friend Rick, and convinced them to hang up the phone that was dialing 911. What a bunch of babies.
Rick, if you are out there somewhere, keep on keeping on.
Who's going to Omaha???