Just returned to Big D from the game and have had a roller-coaster of emotion since last night. Sitting in the bama section was not really too bad - in fact they were sweating bullets after it was 24-21 and thought we had 'em. Much kudos was given to us from their fans (most) and they knew they caught huge breaks. So, as I thought about the game and what transpired - I felt sick (nauseuas really) for Colt and the team (naturally) as they are the ones who were on the cusp. But, the more I thought about it, the more proud I was of what i saw play out.
This season really started out in Lubbock in November 2008. If anything good came from that :01 loss - it was that we learned, we adapted, and we came together.
The team put that behind them and came out with 2009 National Championship Game or bust as a goal, and damnit they got back even with the football gods with that :01 against nebraska.
Time and time again they did not quit and believed they would win - and they did 17 times in a row.
Last night it was there, but a cruel twist of fate tried to say no. But they would not quit, they would not stop, they would not give up, and we all knew and believed it would be possible with 3 minutes left. Maybe the football gods evened us back out for the 2005 and 2006 Rose Bowl wins (as Gilbert got whacked).
So, as I held my horns up for this team i am disappointed for them in the work, effort, tears, and pain they put into this season, but I have never been prouder to be a Longhorn.
Hold your horns high and know this, we will be back, and Mr. Doucheback Saban be ready, because the Eyes are Upon You.