On the dawn of a our first game in our newly renovated stadium, I would like to know what your favorite moment has been, while you were in attendance at a Texas game at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium?
I am only 21, and I have only been to about 12 games there, including the Nebraska game where Charles went off, and the Ohio State game that was just an amazing atmosphere.
With not much to go on, my favorite moment is kind of a double edged sword. It is the Kansas St. game of 2007. At half time it started to pour, and most of the fans went inside to stay out of the rain. The only people still outside in the rain were the students, the band, and the hardcore fans. Everyone was going crazy!!! We were jumping up and down on the bleachers, not caring that the likelihood of one of us slipping and breaking our leg or something was very high, but we didn't care. Our team was down at half and we knew that something had to change for us to get back into the game. As the rain came down harder, the remaining crowd only got louder. More rain. More noise. Then our brilliant band conductor did something that I've never witnessed at the game. He rallied the band and they started play "The Eyes of Texas." I have never seen a crowd sing that song with more emotion than at that moment. Even the "Picnic fans" and sorority girls, were up off their butts, singing at the top of their lungs.
I wish someone would have been taking a video of that moment. It will forever live in my heart as one of the most meaningful fan moments of my life.
Too bad the coaches failed to capitalize on our noise, and instead stuck to their first half game plan and we lost miserably. Oh well.