My dad was a lifelong Texas fan, I watched games with him from the time I was old enough to know what football was. My mom's cousin and uncle were UT law grads and season ticket holders. In 1966 they invited us to Austin for the USC game. Texas lost 10-6 but I was hooked. Most of our family vacations were spent in around Austin, I fell in love equally with UT and the Austin vibe. During my high school years, several buddies and I would drive down and just hang out. Back then you could walk into DKR and play on the field and nobody would say a word. We even hung out in the weight room and watched guys lift. Drank a lot of beer without fear of being carded and snuck into many a Armadillo show. Just had to slip the guy at the back door the right amount of cash. I did a few years in the military and had every intention to attend UT when I was done. Life happened and I never attended there. But my love for that school never diminished. Yeah, I'm a t-shirt tsip or whatever the aggies want to try to lessen my fandom with. But I don't say 'we' or 'us', I believe that ought to be reserved for grads.