I drove five hours this past weekend with hopes of watching one of the most anticipated college football games of the season.
I was able to see the game, but unfortunately for me, it was on TV.
Of course the game was the University of Texas against Texas Tech in middle-of-nowhere Lubbock in a matchup that will go down as the best of all time in that rivalry.
But I couldn’t see it in person, because my friend Ryan and my plan of using some of our buddies’ Texas Tech ID cards to get into the game was spoiled by both added security and the line to get into the student section, which started Monday.
So even if there were no added security, I had no chance of getting into the game because it seemed like half of the school skipped class for the entire week to camp out.
So I got to thinking; why don’t we do that at TCU?
Now, maybe not to that extent because the Frogs usually don’t host the No. 1 team in the nation, but why can’t fans bust out the tents Friday afternoon, work the grills and play some pick up football while waiting and get in the mood for some TCU football?
For the last couple of years, a handful of basketball fans have camped outside Daniel Meyer Coliseum for a night, but that is nothing compared to the thousands of people who were waiting outside Texas Tech’s stadium.
Overall, it was a great sight to see. We can learn something from Texas Tech football fans.