Mount up.... We are days(even hours) away from kickoff and we are kicking the season off under the Friday night lights in the national spotlight. The cable guy is coming today and bringing U verse & the DVR so I don't have to stream the games anymore (DONT EVEN THINK OF TALKING ABOUT THIS BEHAVIOR IN THE COMMENTS). Dinner time, Story time, Bath Time, Bedtime, hell, even a toddler with a flesh wound will not interrupt the game for me with this pausing live tv technology.
I have gone through the tempering of my expectations, even before the QB craziness so I am not talking about championships as I was in 2010-12 (tuBS). I am just happy for Texas Tech Football to be back ridin' together. Honestly, I am looking forward to seeing OUR GUYS play. I am looking forward to seeing Hyder, Porter, Jackson, Bush, Jones, Bullitt, Robertson & Smith light it up on Defense. I look forward to seeing them take the vanilla scheme and mix in fudge nut brownie schemes and blitzes. I look forward to Amaro, DWash, Grant, Ward, Williams, Marquez, and whatever QB they throw out there move from sideline screens and draw plays to straight #ATMO.
I also think it is fitting that the story lines are there for this game. 3 State title winning Lake Travis QB's between these two teams. The Godfather of the Air Raid meets the young Jedi warrior who seeks to have his offense given a new name. Dallas is practically a home game and don't forget that Deion Sanders Jr. hangs out with lil wheezy so there's that.
The starting beer selection is probably going to be a game time decision for me but two new local micro-brews are ahead so far (my buddy really thinks Karbach will get the nod but the bartender at whole foods has his money on Southern Star, either way, I will be in good shape).
Get your mind right Raider Nation; Fridge Stocked, DVR Set, Gear washed, Dinner planned, & Saturday morning activities postponed. It is close to game time, I see a new era on the horizon. Get your guns up! #GYMGU