Texas Tech Football: Leave It On The Field
I don't even understand why people get all worked up about ball games. Well, I kind of do, but once the game is over, it's over. We can 'renew' the rivalry in about 50 weeks. The problem is the University wants you worked up to buy tickets, vendors want you worked up to buy t-shirts and your neighbor wants you worked up because he likes seeing you pissed. More after the jump.
You would think that 3 1/2 hours of football would be enough for people to blow off the steam, but so many carry it home and into their neighborhoods. I heard reports of people throwing bottles at passerby's in Tech Terrace and other random acts of violence. It was a football game, we lost. It's not worth hurting another human over school loyalty. It is so amazingly, embarrassingly ridiculous it makes you sad to be a human.
Don't let the people who just want to sell you something get you worked up to the point where you do something that will ruin your life. Leave it on the field, leave it at the stadium, just move on when it's over. A lot of people reading this don't realize it because they're living in a bubble, but Texas Tech fans are notoriously bad sports, bad losers and even worse winners. It's time for us to dial it back a notch and remember that it's a football game. I would hope you wouldn't beat down another human over a game of checkers, so why would you do it over a football game?
There are some of us who won't even go out after a football game. My dad used to say, 'the best way to stay out of trouble is to stay out of troubles way". People in Lubbock know that the streets of Lubbock are going to be filled with jerks that have been pounding beers or sneaking shots since early in the day. I have to say it's a little unfair that the university get's to basically hold the entire town hostage on home game days.
So, I know it's not much, but I hope maybe one or two of you will heed this call for some game day sanity. It's pretty simple, don't do anything on game day that you wouldn't do on a Monday.