Good evening all, I hope everyone had a great weekend. This entry was a long time in the making, not just a few days or weeks, but really three years. As many of you know, the Houston Texans started their 2012 season yesterday, in front of a simply electric crowd at Reliant Stadium. And I was there for all the action, shooting my first NFL regular season game since 2009. And it was great being back, although I wish the first quarter had gone better for me. But once I got some VERY high angle shots, it was down on the field, amidst old friends and colleagues, covering the action up close and personal.
Even though the game is still pretty recent, and even though there are seven more home games left in the Texans’ season, I went to bed satisfied and with a sense of accomplishment for the first time in ages. It was a long road back to this point, and I had been worried about how I would do on Sunday, especially with added responsibilities for the game regarding my media outlet. But I pushed onward after a rough start and made it through. I mean, what else could I do? But I made it, and as I left the field after the game was over, I felt like I was part of something truly special again.
And that's that for now. I hope everyone has a great week ahead, and I thank ALL of you immensely for your support and kind words along the way. I hope to make you all proud of me in the weeks ahead. Until next time, fare thee well.
All images Copyright 2012 Erik Williams/Cal Sport Media