I had a meeting this afternoon in Austin. It only took about an hour so I had some time to kill before catching my short flight back to Dallas. I thought I would take a tour of the 40 acres and ask some of the students what they thought about the big game on Thanksgiving. After introducing myself and getting their names, I asked the same question to all of them: “What do you think about the game against Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night?”
Arshad: Texas AM? This is Texas Austin.
Gina: I don’t follow the Lady Longhorns so much since Jody left.
Preston: My Dad says we better win because he’s lost a lot of money the past two years. His boss is an Aggie.
Zoe: Is that football? No, thanks. I’m not interested.
Diane: We’re going to kick their ass. I can’t wait until next year when I can transfer here from ACC.
Leslie: I don’t care as long as the police leave me alone. They took my home, you know. All I have left is this bicycle. It’s a government conspiracy. Homeless people are people, too.
Jack: I don’t know, but we’re having a big party that night with trashcan punch.
Frank: I think we should win, but we have serious problems in our offensive backfield.
Matt: The game is on Thanksgiving? I’m supposed to go home to Buda for Thanksgiving that afternoon. I’m going to have to miss the game. I thought it was on Saturday. Aren’t football games usually played on Saturday?
Colt: I don’t really remember the last two times we played them. I hope I’ll be able to remember this game.
Buck: <I can’t publish Buck’s response. He must be from Vidor.>
Neil: We’ll win. Our quarterback is sooooo good.
Bob (Neil’s friend): He is good. He can do everything.
Kip: Texas A&M? Some of my friends from high school went there and they really like it.
Mia: It would be funny if we lost.
There you have it. This should give you a general feel of how Texas fans feel about the upcoming game.