Another January, and no plans to watch the Texans in the playoffs. It makes me feel cold, sad, and lonely. But I have just the tonic to warm even the most icy cockles of your heart.
Every few months, we here at BRB like to toss out a post where you can introduce yourself, de-lurk and introduce yourself, or re-introduce yourself. Why, you might ask yourself, might we do such a crazy thing? Let's be honest here, folks: After nine years of Texans existence, we've failed to make the playoffs even once.
To call yourself a Texans fan takes a special breed, one hardened against the elements like a cattle driver in the days of yore. Some may question our endless desire for masochism or perhaps the fact we may not be playing with a full deck, but none may question our loyalty or fan-dom.
So take your shoes off, pants are always optional 'round these parts, and hop on Papa bfd's lap and tell me all about you. We'll make it through another harsh off-season together. Below the jump is my intro.
I go by the handle bigfatdrunk, or bfd, a nym which I've used on this series of tubes for 20 years. At this point, though, it should be amended to include bald. I grew up an absolutely die-hard Houston Oilers fan, going to nearly every home game from 1975 to 1984. Yes, that makes me old. I'll be entering my fifth year blogging about your Houston Texans, and it'll be my third year here at BRB as Blogger Emeritus, which essentially means I'm old and senile. Occasionally, I won't post enough, and Tim will cat-nap my kittens until I do something worthwhile. Mostly, though, I'm starting up my own company in the financial services industry, and I work way, way too much to be considered healthy. I have a wife of 15 years and two kids, 4 and almost 8 years old, and reside in Austin.
My turn-ons are football, baseball, The University of Texas at Austin, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, space-eating punters, tacos, non-country music unless it's before about 1973, and beer. My turn-offs are just about every announcer, Frank Bush, anything remotely attached to the City of Dallas or southern Oklahoma in general, Beelzebud, Frank Bush, the Comicle, cheap and crappy beer, and Frank Bush.
You'll also note that we use a lot of slang here at BRB, so if you've got any questions, here's our glossary. Now, tell us all about you.
Edit: If your initials are MB and you live in Austin, I'll buy you a beer if you de-lurk. Heck, I'll even throw in nachos.