clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

ALL CAPS PREVIEW-COLORADO

New, 5 comments

FIND THE JOY

NCAA Football: Kent State at Texas A&M Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

THE OLDER I GET, THE MORE DIFFICULT FOOTBALL IS TO WATCH. IM TOO EMOTIONALLY INVESTED IN THIS. EVERY PLAY FEELS LIKE LIFE OR DEATH MAINLY BECAUSE ITS NOT AND BECAUSE IT’S NOT ITS AN ESCAPE TO THINK OF SOMETHING THAT IS REALLY INCONSEQUENTIAL IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS AS LIFE OR DEATH, BUT IT STILL FEELS LIKE LIFE OR DEATH.

AND I DONT THINK ANY OF US ARE USED TO ROOTING FOR A CONSISTENT TOP 5 TEAM. YOU GUYS WE’VE BEEN RANKED IN THE TOP 5 FOR A WHILE NOW. THIS IS HARD TO GET USED TO. AND I THINK BECAUSE OF MY AFOREMENTIONED ANXIETY COMBINED WITH MY OWN INTERNAL ISSUES WITH ACHIEVEMENT—OUTCOMES OF GAMES ARE EITHER MET WITH SATISFACTION/RELIEF OR DISAPPOINTMENT. SATISFACTION/RELIEF THAT WE DID WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO OR DISAPPOINTMENT THAT WE DIDNT MEET EXPECTATIONS.

SO A REAL QUESTION COMES IN HERE: WHERE DOES JOY FIT INTO WATCHING FIGHTIN TEXAS AGGIE FOOTBALL IN 2021? WHERE DO WE FIND JOY IN A GAME THAT WE ARE FAVORED BY 17 POINTS? HOW DOES JOY FIT IN?

I WILL TELL YOU WHERE. JOY FITS IN WHEN LOOKING AT THE PIC FOR THIS PIECE. JOY FITS IN WHEN I THINK ABOUT LEON ONEAL, JUST HAVING GOTTEN A REPRIEVE FROM A BULLSHIT TARGETING CALL, GETS A PICK 6 2 PLAYS LATER. JOY COMES IN WHEN I THINK OF DEMARVIN HUSTLING HIS ASS OFF TO BLOCK FOR LEON, WITH DEMANI SCREAMING DOWN THE SIDELINES TO KNOCK THE KENT STATE QB OUT OF THE WAY TO GET INTO THE ENDZONE. JOY COMES IN WHEN I LISTEN TO LEON SAYING THAT HE AND DEMANI AND THE REST OF THE GUYS TALK ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO GET TDS AND HOW THEYRE GONNA BLOCK FOR EACHOTHER.

JOY COMES IN WHEN I LOOK AT SPILLER WITH HIS CRAZY LEGS FLAILING ALL OVER THE PLACE WHILE HE PUTS A DEFENDER ON THEIR ASS. JOY COMES IN WHEN I SEE AINIAS STIFF ARM SOMEONE INTO THE DIRT.

THE EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS SEASON ARE A BIT OVERWHELMING FOR ME AND I DONT DO WELL WHEN OVERWHELMED. BUT ITS IMPORTANT NOT TO MISS THE TREES FOR THE FOREST. AND THESE TREES ARE MADE UP OF GUYS THAT WE’VE FOLLOWED SINCE THEY WERE FRESHMAN WHO ARE OUT THERE AFTER HAVING BUILT A FOUNDATION OF GREATNESS, AND NOW ARE SIMPLY DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST.

THE JOY COMES IN WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE CHARACTER AND METTLE OF THESE PLAYERS.

I WANT THESE PLAYERS TO SUCCEED. I WANT THESE GUYS TO GO OUT THERE AND REAP THE REWARDS OF THEIR EFFORTS. I WANT EACH OF THEM TO NOT ONLY WIN THEIR INDIVIDUAL BATTLE BUT BEAT THE ABSOLUTE SHIT OUT OF THE PERSON ACROSS FROM THEM.

COLLECTIVE EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT THE SEASON SHOULD BE ARE MADE UP OF OUR HOPES OF WHAT WE WANT EACH INDIVIDUAL PLAYER TO ACCOMPLISH. AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT THAT WAY, THERE’S A LOT OF JOY. IT’S NOT JUST A MACHINE DOLING OUT RELIEF/SATISFACTION.

THIS IS ABOUT THOSE GUYS ON THE FIELD IMPOSING THEIR WILL ON THE TEAM ACROSS FROM THEM.

I WANT THIS FOR THEM. I WANT THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL. I WANT THEM TO BEAT THE PISS OUT OF WHOMEVER STANDS IN FRONT OF THEM.

AND GIVEN WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THIS TEAM I THINK WE HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF DOING THAT.

OPPORTUNITY 2 FOR THOSE PLAYERS TO PUT ON FOR THEIR TEAM, THEIR FAMILIES, AND FOR US.

AND FOR US TO DO THE SAME FOR THEM FROM THE STANDS AND OUR LIVING ROOMS.

TIME TO BEAT THE

EVERLIVING

EVERLOVING

COMPOUND

COMPLEX

FIGHTIN TEXAS AGGIE CLASS OF 2001 HELL OUTTA

colorado