For a cynical, self-hating UH alum, yesterday was a pretty special day. The City of Houston held a pep rally for the Coogs, who've won the Conference USA title and are now headed to the Liberty Bowl. (Many fans at the rally at City Hall held up signs that said "Give us Liberty!" Clever.)
The event (apparently the brainchild of City Councilmember/mayor pro tem/UH alum Michael Berry), went as smoothly as the recent Dynamo rally (though it was less insane), as head coach Art Briles praised UH fans, and Mayor Bill White praised the Coogs and scored himself an official team jersey. (Dude could start a sporting goods store with his Houston sports jersey collection.)
Overall, a triumphant day for Coogs fans. Whether or not they win Liberty, they're C-USA champs. And that, as a UH alum, is pretty damn cool (and pretty damn surreal). — Steven Devadanam
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