I usually don’t want all of Game Day on Saturday mornings, but today was an exception. In case you didn’t get up at 9:00 am (Central time), ESPN’s College GameDay was in Raiderland this morning. This is the first visit for the guys to our lovely city. I was happy to see such a huge crowd. If you caught the show, I work in the building to the left of the set. Postman and I drove by campus yesterday after he got out of the hospital to see the set. Have a few pictures (see below). The funniest part was at the end of College Game Day when Corso puts on the head of the mascot who he thinks will win the big game. This morning he put on Raider Red’s head then was handed two shotguns and fired away. The funny part…his fellow broadcasters Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit ducked as the shots were heard on the set. Former basketball coach Bobby Knight didn’t even flinch. I swear it was the funniest thing I had ever seen.
Check this photo out…it’s some tailgaters gettin’ ready for this weekend. I have to kind of chuckle at these tailgaters. Where are the flags? Where are the BBQ pits? How come most of them just parked their RVs? Perhaps these people should take some lessons from us NASCAR fans. I have to say though I am happy to see this kind of enthusiasm across the campus.
Raiderland has been a buzz this week. The #1 UT Longhorns are coming to town to take on my #7 Red Raiders. This is the biggest game I have seen us play in quite some time. ESPN’s College Day is also making their first trip to Raiderland. It’s going to be crazy beginning tomorrow. I would love to be there Saturday morning with the rest of those crazy Red Raiders. However to be honest, I would rather be toin Ft. Worth at the moment hanging with all of my fellow NASCAR fans.
Update on Postman…still in hospital. I am hoping they will let him go home tomorrow, but you never can tell. I hate sitting at the hospital. It’s boring and tires me out. You wouldn’t think it would, but it does. Luckily they have WiFi throughout the hospital, but it sucks I can’t get to my favorite game site. It’s blocked. I understand why, but it still sucks!
Glad this month will finally be over…October has been hell. The next two weeks will be crazy as Postman and I prepare to finalize the adoption of Little Smoke two weeks from today. It’s been a long process, but well worth it.
Well, here’s to my Red Raiders, may you kick the crap out of the Longhorns!!!!
One last post before I leave for Chicago…
I received something very interesting in the mail yesterday. I received samples of Christmas cards and an order form. I have to say they weren’t bad cards and I kind of liked them all, with ONE exception…they were from the University of Texas. That’s right, an alum from Texas Tech University who holds two degrees from this fine institution, received an information and samples on the latest UT Christmas cards. Now, I am really thinking about ordering a box of each with a little modifications…tell me what you think.
Since I have a color copier/scanner at home, I will probably copy them, put them in the pre-paid envelope, and send them BACK to whence they came. Do you think they would get the picture?
Sorry for not keeping up with NASCAR this week. Work has been crazy and I have been sick as well, so I am thankful for this Labor Day weekend.
Yesterday my beloved Red Raiders kicked off their 2008 campaign. This is the first time in awhile where we have gotten quite a bit of press. We are currently ranked #14 in the AP poll. There are high expectations for the Red Raiders being lead by Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree. We opened up last night against Eastern Washington University and I was able to be at the game.
Here’s the view of the field from where I was watching the game
Now I know you are thinking where in the world was my seat. I can tell you it was in the nose bleed seats unless you consider sitting in the Texas Tech Athletic Director’s Football Suite a nose bleed seat. That’s right, Postman and I had some pretty “suite” seats. I was invited to be a guest coach for yesterday’s game. This was my second opportunity to be a guest coach. I was able to be a guest coach on the first game of the football season back during the 2003 campaign.
I have to say I enjoyed watching the game from the suite. I was still able to get a feel for the game festivities even from my seat. I took several pics from the suite and I loved watching the Goin’ Band from Raiderland, who in my opinion, is one of the best collegiate bands out there. The best part…their entrance onto the field. When I was a student Tech was all that great in football. The highlight of some games was watching our band. No matter what, I love watching the Tech band.
And even I have gotten into the Michael Crabtree spirit. Notice the crab hat I am wearing. Yes, I look like a goober, but hey no look is too crazy for this Red Raider fan. I also have the crab claws as well, but forgot to put them on. That would have definitely completed my look.
One other thing…this was the cleanest my desk looked all week. If you notice to the left on the shelf, you can see part of my Tony Stewart Pez Dispenser. And of course, there’s my picture of Tony on the bulletin board “watching” over me.
I wanted to get something up before I get ready to watch the race tonight. Jimmie has the pole and I am hoping Tony will get his first win this season. He starts 14th. In the spring race, he started 6th and finished 7th. Go Tony!!!!