Stating The Obvious
How many of you have a “bucket list?” At the youthful age of 28-years young, I have to admit I have one. Recently, I have added taking a vacation to London, after watching sights, sounds and views of this beautiful city. This past Sunday, one of my bucket list items I never thought would happen came true.
I had the prestigous honor of meeting who I consider to be a true Texas legend. For those of you who are trying to guess, I to met the University of Texas- Austin Head Football Coach, Mack Brown. My cousin Clifton who is a senior at the University of Texas-Austin along with myself, attended the San Antonio Longhorn Club meeting on Sunday in downtown San Antonio. According to the invite, we would have an “autograph” opportunity with a coach, but little did I realize it would be Mack Brown himself. The photo opt was an added bonus and one I will remember for a long time. As if the photo was not exciting enough, he signed my 2005 National Championship limited edition football that I had displayed in a case. With college football right around the corner, I couldn’t appreciate this rare opportunity any more.
While at the event, I also had a chance to chat with former University of Texas wide receiver Sloan Thomas, who played for Brown from 2000-2003 before a short NFL career with the Houston Texans and the New York Jets.
I met Thomas last season when I attended the UTSA Runner Football season opener at the Alamodome. There was an athletic looking young man who was driving Red McCombs around on a golf cart. He happened to park the cart right next to me. Once we began to talk, little did I realize I was talking to Thomas, a former Horn who I watched play numerous games in Austin. At the time, he worked for the Runners Football program.
Thomas will not be working for UTSA this season as he has gone into commerical real estate for a bit more money he stated to me Sunday night. I guess his wife had extra film, because she even took a picture of Sloan along with his adorable seven month year old son along with myself. Hopefully she will remember to e-mail it to me.
I have to admit the funniest part of the Longhorn meeting in San Antonio was when four coaches from Poteet who I will not identify publicly walked into the building wearing “Poteet Aggie Maroon”. Let’s just say, they had a stare down or two. Luckily when they stood up to walk out, Mack didn’t call them out.
One thing I am excited about is college football is almost here!