OK, I just wanted to work in a Pirate reference when looking back over this past season. I have been a Red Raider for 25 years (a bit over 40 now), and wanted to elaborate on some of my thoughts.
1) I am (and always have been) proud to be a Red Raider....we genuinely enjoy engaging other Red Raiders.
2) Mike Leach is a perfect fit for Tech, I think we are perfect combination for each other....and we need to 1)Build a pirate ship in the end zone like Tampa has 2)Get at least 70,000 capacity in the stadium 3) Lock Leach up for 10 years. I am very proud of how spirited the current students are at Tech games.
3) Don't kid yourself, there is something special about being a Red Raider. We don't create contrived traditions nor do we take anything for granted. We are used to working for everything that we EARN, and we don't bitch about having to work so hard for it.
4) Its a bit heartbreaking to go 11-1 and not have greater rewards, but just think about how many burnt orange (the color of ear wax) fans see Crabs break for that touchdown in their nightmares. I hear in UT's BCS debate that Tech won at the last minute and they cry over Gideon's drop of a sure INT. Hey Entitled Geniuses, we outgained you by 200 yards.....dominated the TOP and were ahead for all but 2 minutes of the game. We were going to win the game REGARDLESS.
Thank you Seth and Double T nation, I have the feeds going to my blackberry and it has been entertaining the whole season to stay in touch with fellow Red Raiders. Any Double T Nation Cotton Bowl shirts possible? I'm in.