With the draft (finally) approaching, our Dearest Bloggingfuhrer decided now would be a great time for another introduction Open Thread. With the Texans having more holes to fill than your average colander, we'll be spending a lot of quality time with each other over the next few days. Also, bonding. 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 ask yourself, might we do such a crazy thing? Let's be honest here, folks: Texans fans are 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 off your shoes - 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.
I go by the handle bigfatdrunk, or bfd, a nym which I've used on this series of tubes for about 22 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. For all infants and porpoises, I'm currently retired from blogging aside from the occasional music and open thread posts. Currently, 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 almost 18 years and two kids, 6 and 10 years old, and reside in the ATX. Trying not to be a sucky husband and father is the other reason for my retirement. I only get this one shot with them, ya know?
My turn-ons are football, baseball, The University of Texas at Austin, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, macroeconomics that use real math, space-eating punters, tacos, any non-country music unless it's before about 1973, and beer. My turn-offs are just about every announcer, anything remotely attached to the City of Dallas or southern Oklahoma in general, Beelzebud, the Comicle, Bradie James, 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 (which really needs to be updated). Now, tell us all about you.