Horns up, Horns down: Sept. 12

Horns up: Game day productivity

Some of us have mixed feelings about game day. We’re all about those Longhorns playing some sportsball and scoring those points, but maybe it’s not our favorite thing. Whatever. But being able to go to Gregory Gym and choose any of the weight racks was a near-transcendent experience. We’re ready for our football team to win every one of its games just so we can keep this up. So those of you who are ready to start drinking at 10 a.m. for a 6 o’clock kickoff, go for it! We’ll be cheering y’all on from afar.

Horns down: Game day traffic

So there we were, just trying to pick up some groceries for our hastily thrown-together tailgate. Our drive to HEB wasn’t bad. But then we got there, only to find that there was no parking and that they were out of our first choice of tortilla chips. We should have known then. What should have been a simple trip home turned into a nightmare on Dean Keeton and Guadalupe. Where do all of these people come from? Don’t get us wrong — free Pluckers is great. But even with the stadium nearly 10,000 under capacity, we couldn’t find a place to eat after the game in less time than it would have taken to grow our own food. And that’s decidedly not OK.