If you look at the numbers, pretty much any of the numbers, the Texas Longhorns don’t have any chance of beating the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday in the Red River Shootout (as it will always be known, as far as I’m concerned). And, going into the season, I would have agreed.
But, something strange happened on the way to winning our first four games: I began to believe in this team.
Don’t get me wrong, I still think the most likely …
The Big 12 Conference is dead; it just doesn’t know it yet.
There is no question that the Big 10 Conference intends to grow. The only question is how many they add, and who they take.
On the first question, they want to add at least one team, which will give them twelve (they actually have eleven teams right now). This allows them to have a conference championship, increase their revenue, and still be part of the conversation on the …
Last night's home game against the Oklahoma Sooners was one of the greatest in the Rick Barnes era. I hate to say it, but OU is a great team, and will likely make a deep run in the playoffs.
But Texas dug deep and was the better team on Saturday.
The Oklahoma Sooners proved that they didn't belong in the national championship picture last night, as the Florida Gators allows only two touchdowns, winning 24-14.
Some thoughts, in no particular order...
1st – Florida Gators
They looked great tonight and their defense was amazing, holding a potent OU offense to fourteen points. Yes, their loss was worse than ours, but they’ve certainly gotten it done since then.
2nd – Texas Longhorns
No, they didn’t exactly dominate the Fiesta Bowl, but Ohio State played their best game of the season against us. Besides, it’s my list and I’m still pissed about our not being in the National Championship Game. You’re lucky I …
I've had a number of people over the last few weeks try to convince me that it is in Texas' best interests to root for the Oklahoma Sooners in Thursday's national championship game against the Florida Sooners. These arguments generally boil down to two points:
Texas would receive more money from a win by a Big 12 Conference team
A close win by Oklahoma might lead to Texas taking the top spot in the final AP poll (e.g. the mythical split championship)
Let's just put aside the ethical concerns of rooting for the Cheaters from the North for a moment...
With the Oklahoma Sooners' undeserved national championship game approaching, let's look back at the history of rules breaking at this fine institution.
1889: The Land Run
Territories in Oklahoma were opened for settlement at high noon on April 22, 1889, with an estimated 50,000 people lined up for their piece of the available two million acres. It was called a land run as land was claimed on a first come, first served basis.
Those who broke the rules by crossing the border into the territory before it was allowed were said to have been crossing the border sooner, leading to the term "sooners", which eventually became the state's official nickname.
Thus, the state institutionalized the approval of cheating. [...]