Texas 24, Kansas State 20
CHRIS, KIRK, LEE & 54b
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Do me a favor, the next time someone complains that Mack Brown can't win a big game, ask them to pull out a piece of paper, write it down and go wipe their ass with it. Make no mistake, that was a big game. True,
Sad to say, but not a day goes by anymore that I don't think about TX/OU in some form or fashion. No matter what I'm doing or where I am, it follows me...at work, at social events and even while traveling to destinations not even remotely close to Austin or Norman. For instance, I was in
10 REASONS WHY
1. Rankings and records don't really mean much in this rivalry. Many times the more highly ranked of the two teams has left
2. If OU has one weakness, it's arrogance. It has proven very costly in losses to OSU the last couple of years and this year Stoops is already talking about this being his best team ever.
4. In the last two years, no position has effected the outcome of the game more than linebacker. This year, OU enters the game without two of their best. UT can exploit the two-deep zone by sending their receivers deep and drawing OU's defensive line up field. Screens and draws as well as passes to tight-ends in the flat should be very effect against a depleted Sooner line-backing corps.
6. The Sooner running game isn't what it used to be. OU will have to rely on Jason White's passing ability, which makes him and his bad knees susceptible to taking a lot of hits. White can definitely throw the ball with accuracy, but the Longhorns won't be worried about him scrambling like they were with Ell Robison.
8. The Sooner secondary is really talented, but extremely aggressive. In the past, they've shown a tendency to bite on the pump fake and let receivers get by them.
9. Because Baylor beat
Truth be told, for every 10 reasons I can find for why
TAILGATE UPDATE (State Fair Addition)
If you don't have tickets (OU sucks for you) to the TX/OU game yet (last minute shopper) and you're in the market for some (buy low, scalp high), you might want to consider taking out a second mortgage (hey, what's one less kidney?). Despite
1) GET TO THE FAIRGROUNDS EARLY. Save the Bloody Mary brunches (cantaloupe not included) at the in-laws' house ("you a pot smoker Fokker") for Sunday. As kick-off approaches, traffic (damn Schooners) around the fair comes to a standstill and it's at least a 20 minute walk (wind aided) from the closest parking area (Long term, DFW).
2) PARKING. The Cotton Bowl is not exactly located in the nicest of neighborhoods ("pardon me homes"). And even though the man standing in his front yard with the cardboard sign that reads "Parking $20" claims to be a respectable business man (too legit to quit), I don't recommend you leave your only mode of transportation out in the hood (it's not all good) in his front yard (your car won't be the only thing on "grass"). Find a paved parking lot (Vote Tar and go far) or take a cab. I suggest the parking lot outside the Smirnoff Music Theater (Preferred by 9 out of 10 Mulletheads).
3) NO WALLETS, NO PURSES. Get a money clip (or a paper clip) for your driver's license, date's ID (she said she was 18), cash, credit card and tickets. Then put it all in your front pocket (wow, you were happy to see me).
4) COUPON TICKETS. Upon entering the fair, find a coupon booth (next to the midget rodeo) immediately and however many tickets you think you should buy, double that (super size it). Coupons are the state fair's elaborate little scheme (bait & switch) to try and hide the fact that you just spent $12 (is that tax deductible?) on a corndog (maybe just one Mr. Adkins?) and a beer .
5) GO TO THE GAME EARLY. Find the gate number on your ticket (your age minus beers consumed) and enter that gate (are you the key master?).
The corridors of the Cotton Bowl are extremely narrow (Moooooo!) and when they fill up, they're worse than a junior high hallway after the lunch bell rings (hall rage).
6) FORGET THE FLASK. I know, I know, it's a right of passage (good talk, Russ). But there are security guards (hey, tough guy) at all the gates with magnetic wands (use the force) and frisky hands (using the whole fist there doc?), it's not worth blowing all that cash (luscious greenbacks) on tickets just to watch the game with the boys downtown (at the jailgate). If spirits (oh Captain, my Morgan) are a must, then replace the cleaning solution (so hard to find good help) in your contact lens bottle with the liquor. (Credit Shane "old dry eyes" Attaway with this innovation.)
7) FORGET BIG TEX. Designate a meeting spot (Lost and Found) for your group before you get drunk and disoriented (Scout master Bob's missing and my butt hurts). And I repeat, BIG TEX (he's tall for his age) is NOT a good place to meet. There are many other viable landmarks (how 'bout Uranus) to choose from.
Add suntan lotion (it puts the lotion on or gets the hose) and adhere to these seven simple edicts (rules are for tools) and ,as they say, the rest is up to you (you can do it).
Signs of interest interspersed amongst the fans surrounding the ESPN Gameday set:
"Hey Mom, send money! (FOR BEER)"
"Hey Corso, the Tin Man had more heart than you"
"F Trev Alberts"
"Feed the Horse #4"
"At K-State, the girls look like boys and the boys run like girls."