Tuesday, January 10, 2006

2005 National Champions...TEXAS LONGHORNS

Something I have waiting my whole life for...a National Championship. The last time UT won it all was 1970. I was born in January of 1970. I started watching the Longhorns in 1976 when everyone talked about Earl Campbell. They came close to winning it in 1977, then again in the early 80's. I was starting to wonder if it was going to be a Boston Red Sox thing. Would I be 87 years old when they finally won? I will say, it was better than I thought it would be. I took a lot of pride in them fielding a top 10 team, but I thought OU would maintain their status for a few more years. The feeling was unbelievable. I enjoyed the Cowboys winning Superbowls, but this was even better.

I never attended UT, but I feel like I have more invested in them than 90% of the people who did. Most of the people that I know that went there didn't really cheer for them before they enrolled - so they have been fans since they were 18 or so. I have been a die hard fan since I was 6. I have always enjoyed the Baseball team winning it all, but there is nothing like being #1 in Football.

I will post my thoughts on Vince Young later...HOOK 'EM