"I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."
-Achilles in the movie Troy
Achilles pretty much sums up what makes college sports so much better than the pros. Players' careers are fleeting. If we're lucky, they key players will stay for four short years. (Or in Jordan Shipley's case, 11 years.)
Compared to the pros, college players come and go like the wind. Most make a significant impact for one to three years. And then they're gone. They are either forgotten, remembered or immortalized.
There are so many Longhorns that I miss - players who I wish we could have back just for a few more games just to watch them play. There are the obvious ones, of course. But even players like Brian Robison and Dusty Renfro and D.D. Lewis and Wayne McGarity and Rod Babers - those players I really miss. I just loved watching those guys play football.
Remember how Brian Robison always seemed to be around the ball? He was always there to make a play. Remember those hits Rod Babers would suddenly deliver out of nowhere. And Dusty Renfro... he was just a beast.
I'm sure you more senior fans have your favorites from back in the day. So, which Longhorns do you miss? Leave your comments below.
(Oh, and Mike Davis and Mike Adams. I miss them, too. And Shaun Rogers.)