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UT Football and Colt McCoy's injury

We went to the University of Texas football game last Saturday here in Austin when they played the Oklahoma State Cowboys and won by quite a bit. Things were looking good for the Longhorns until this past weekend when my favorite UT player, Colt McCoy, was pounced on by a huge K-State defense guy at an away game.

I hadn't watched the game on television yet, having just returned to Texas on Saturday afternoon from Los Angeles for a few days, and arranged it so that I could attend Stake Conference that night to be back in town to hear Elder Bednar speak (that will be another post) when I made a quick run to H-E-B for some Sunday groceries.

On the way home from H-E-B, I casually turned on the radio and to my disappointment, I heard the final score of the game that I was about to watch. Kelly had recorded it and we were going to watch it together. When I heard that the game ended in a 42-45 loss, I had little desire to see it. Plus I didn't want to ruin it for Kelly, so I stayed busy doing other things for a while. Finally, I was curious what was happening, so I joined my hub in the game room and lounged out in front of the big screen TV in my comfy plaid chair and kept quiet.

It turns out that the reason UT had lost was because my darling Colt McCoy, the amazing Longhorns freshman quarterback, had gotten injured early in the game and was replaced by another freshman QB who is not bad, but doesn't quite measure up to Colt.

First the Democrats take over the House and Senate and now the Longhorns lose. It's been a depressing week. I'll add posts about the good things I got to enjoy this past week in an effort to end on a positive note.

By the way, this is Colt after the good game we attended last week against OSU.


Heidi said…
Ben refused to even watch the end of that game! I can't wait to hear about your trip to California.
Anonymous said…
Amen to that, both to the senate and to the game. What a bummer huh?
Julie said…
Yes, it's been a very disappointing week for Republicans and football fans in the state of Texas. :( I'm an Aggie (we lost, of course) and I cheer for the Longhorns when they aren't playing us! ;) Disappointment all around.
Kelly said…
"Anonymous" quote is from Summer.

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