A while back I had just decided to start my own personal Twitter account because I wanted to be able to tweet and follow personal things that really had nothing to do with Viva The Matadors. A few days later, SI Richard Deitsch asked his followers, which I am and was one, for their best moment of their lives captures in a photograph. I then proceeded to twizzle tweet a photograph that I took of my wife and child Fitsum kissing for the first time and the next thing that I knew the dang thing was on the CBS Evening News with Texas Tech alum Scott Pelley.
It is a beautiful moment, at least to me. This is the sort of thing that I treasure. It is incredibly important to me, that moment in time.
As I started to think, it was about that time for the annual post about who you are and why you're here. I would love a recap from everyone. Just to catch everyone up, I graduated in December of 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Education. I received my Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law. I practice estate planning and probate law just East of Dallas. I have a beautiful wife, Miranda, and a beautiful child, Fitsum. I have been writing Viva The Matadors or some version thereof since 2006 and I still love doing this.
So my experience got me thinking about that one moment. That one Texas Tech moment. That singular best moment in time as a Texas Tech fan. If you happen to have a photograph of that moment that's even better. Upload it to Imgur for ease of use and posting. If you don't have a photograph, then tell us where you were and what you were doing.
We may get 300 different versions of Texas vs. Texas Tech in 2008, but I don't care.
It is your moment and it is unique and special.
Everyone has a story to tell.
For me and my moment, it was the time that Texas Tech football made the the happiest. It was September 30, 2006. I was in Tulsa visiting friends from law school. I had driven up on Friday night and we were playing golf on that Saturday in the morning (I didn't really play golf, but I did walk around a lot). My grandfather, my dad's father, had not been doing well and I knew that, but I had this trip planned for quite some time and I didn't want to bail on my friends. Early that Saturday morning, I received a phone call from my mom who told me that my grandfather passed away and the funeral would be on Tuesday. I could have gone back home, but no one was leaving until Sunday.
So I stayed. I had mentioned that I really wanted to watch the Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M game that day and so we made arrangements for us to watch that afteroon, despite the golf game. We didn't get to see auite a bit of that game, but I was able to see a majority of the game.
I remember that moment, sitting in my friends house, raising my hands above my head in absolute joy as Robert Johnson catches a pass from Graham Harrell in the back of the endzone, but knowing that I would be driving six hours that evening to go home.
I replayed so much of that game on my way home and that silly sports moment made me happy at at time when I should not have been all that happy.
Now it's your turn. Tell me your moment. I know you have a story to tell.