Posted: 10.06.2001 Well why don't you tell us how you really feel, Robyn?
Thursday, October 4, 2001
An open letter to texas fans…
I’m writing this entry knowing in advance there’s a slight chance it will never be seen by anyone. I am superstitious to the core. I am also a firm believer that trash-talking should not be done until it’s already been proven on the field. That said… If this is published, once again texas still sucks, and once again OU proved you to be the losers you are to a national audience. I can now “talk trash” – and I fully intend to do so. So if you think you can handle it, click the link to read more... If you can't, come back next week when my focus moves to Kansas.
[WARNING: Unladylike commentary ahead ]
I have never met a texas fan – in person – that I’ve liked. It amazes me that some of the “coolest” blogs online are by former ut grads. The graphics are amazing. The content keeps me comin' back for more each day. I truly enjoy their blogs, but I just don’t get it. Maybe OU is finally beating the stink out of texas students now that we’ve reached the 2000s…I’m not sure…but I stand by my original statement, which I shall now repeat. I have never met a texas fan – in person – that I’ve liked. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that the drunker half of the Bush twins chose Austin as her collegiate home. One went to Yale. One went to Austin. Ahhhh, Austin…where the alcohol flows freely and IQs are checked at the city limits…much like dear old dad when he ran for governor... [And much like #3 who thought it would be smart to down a punt on the 3-yard line today rather than let it roll into the endzone for a touch-back. His IQ matched his jersey number.] Oh yeah, she fits in there jus’ fine!
My freshman year at OU, my roommate and I drove down to Big-D for our very first OU/tx weekend. We sat in line overnight for the tickets – and being the young, naïve (and blonde) little freshman that we were – we really thought it would be the coolest weekend of our lives. Instead my roommate’s new car was broad-sided by a Suburban on our way to Commerce Street. (The last year such celebrations were held there due to riots incited by drunken texas fans that year, I might add.) The other vehicle’s occupants were barely sober, and gleefully hit us – and ran – as they chanted “OU Sucks” and did the dreaded “hook ‘em horns” sign. (They can’t even be original with that. Half of them use their pinky and thumb and don’t even realize Hawaii had it for “hang loose” first. But then again, what do I expect out of a school that borrowed their fight song from “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad"… At least OU had the smarts to borrow their fight song “Boomer Sooner” from other actual FIGHT SONGS!)
My second…and for now, final…OU/tx game was during my senior year at OU. The fact my best friend came down with a raging case of mono should have been my first clue to stay home. He was running about a 101-degree fever and the game was rainy and in the low 50s. Not exactly pleasant for either of us. And God-curse Gary Gibbs, he gave up yet another close score and let texas emerge victorious. On our way out of the Cotton Bowl, we were pelted with FULL beer cans by drunken texas students who were screaming all sorts of things unfit to print. I ended up with bruises the size of baseballs all over my back, arms and legs – and a nice drive back up to Oklahoma that night in freezing rain and sleet was our lovely parting gift.
OU could lose every game of the year, as far as I’m concerned, as long as we just beat the helloutta texas. My hatred of burnt orange goes beyond all rationality – beyond most people’s comprehension. In fact, when Todd and I were first married (before he saw the light and became a diehard Sooner gridiron fan as well), he couldn’t really understand why I hated texas so much. Or why, like Thelma and Louise, I would literally drive AROUND the state - rather than through it – if at all possible. Or why I absolutely REFUSED to ever live there. He couldn’t fathom why I considered every texas fan I’d come across in "real life" more of a Neanderthal than a representative of a fine institution of higher education. Now, after several years among the Sooner faithful, he knows. And now he shares my hatred and venom. We revel in it, actually. We're never given credit by texas fans. I will readily admit texas strengths and our weaknesses before the game. I will come right out and say the game will be close (other than last year's drawers-droppin' 63-14 score). We don't get the same respect in return -- even when we've earned it. All we get is trash-talkin' in return. Well at a time to put up or shut up, guess who put up!
So if you’re actually reading this – OU has once again made my year and kicked the ever-living shit out of those wastes-of-space in Austin. Bevo is (yet again) what’s for dinner. And if I died today, there’d be a texas-sized big-ass grin across my face. Boomer Sooner! Tuck Fexas! Sooner football is back baby...and it's here to stay. GET USED TO IT!
Amen! I am from Texas... but always been a big Aggie fan. ALmost went to A&M, but then decided that it was just too big for what I needed. Oh my gosh, I have not heard "Tuck Fexas" in years! Some girls wore that on t-shirts at a camp that I went to when I was 10-ish. We Ags call 'em tu. You ever hear the real story of how Bevo, the long(short)horn got his name?
¤ ¤ posted by meryl on December 29, 2001 at 07:01 PM ¤ ¤
Just browsing your top ten, here. Let's see... football.... that's the one with the puck, right? Or am i thinking of golf.... oh, well.
Boomer sooner, boomer sooner, boomer sooner, boomer sooner...boomer sooner, boomer sooner, boomer sooner, O-K-U...oklahoma, oklahoma, oklahoma, oklahoma...oklahoma, oklahoma, oklahoma, O-K-U...I'm a sooner born and sooner bred, and when I die i'll be sooner dead...rah oklahoma, rah oklahoma, rah oklahomaaaa...O-K-U
I'll be a junior at OU this year, and I can't wait for us to beat cow-sh*t out of texas...skip the wait, HATE texas now!!! Live On, University...
¤ ¤ posted by Scott Rowe on June 14, 2002 at 02:38 AM ¤ ¤
I have lived in Texas my whole life, but yet somehow my entire family was either born or now lives in Oklahoma. We are all die hard Sooner fans and I have been singing the sooner song since I learned to talk. I love OU and there isn't anything more gratifying then to live here in Texas and root for the Sooners every year all year. My sister bought a car down here and low and behold a longhorn sticker was on the back, did we take it off nah, just turn it upside down baby and let her OU sticker shine. BEAT TEXAS!!!!! GO OU!!!!
¤ ¤ posted by Devon on October 9, 2002 at 01:41 PM ¤ ¤
Overall Texas leads the series by 19. Academically, Texas is ranked among the top 50 universities. Nightlife...well the only place that might be less happening than Norman is College Station. I loved it last year when OSU beat OU to upset their national championship hopes. Unfortunately, Mack Brown was too busy making Simms happy, that he lost TX hopes during the big 12 champ. game. I know that if TX were to go all the way to the national champ. there would be a slim chance we could beat Miami, so this weekend's game is most Texas fans natl. champ. game. I am so glad I bought my ticket early so I can be there screaming my head off for a first rate team from a truly first rate university.
¤ ¤ posted by Jason on October 11, 2002 at 01:24 AM ¤ ¤
Ah, ah, ah...no hooking allowed in MY blog! BOOMER SOONER!
¤ ¤ posted by robyn on October 11, 2002 at 01:35 AM ¤ ¤
Sorry you lost that national championship game, Jason. Good luck with those lofty academic goals and ambitions for your school. Personally, I'll take the three-peat. ;-)
¤ ¤ posted by robyn on October 13, 2002 at 02:35 PM ¤ ¤
HOOK 'EM HORNS!!!
Ed note: Not in this blog you don't...
¤ ¤ posted by Tracy on November 9, 2002 at 04:14 AM ¤ ¤
I'm a freshman at OU and I've told people that I was raised on three pieces of advice: my mom taught me never to talk back, my grandmother taught me to never question God, and my dad taught me to hate Texas. Boomer Sooner baby!
¤ ¤ posted by Rick on April 2, 2003 at 06:45 AM ¤ ¤
Nothing could have been sweeter than watching Arkansas whip the shorthorns this past weekend. No national championship hopes anymore this year for the burnt orange rodeo clowns! I may be in Arizona now, but I will always be a Sooner.
¤ ¤ posted by james broun on September 15, 2003 at 12:41 AM ¤ ¤
Just wanted to say that although I did not attend college,I am so faithful to the SOONERS it is not even funny!!!!I have 2 young boys that are "sooner born and sooner bred" so.......HELL YEAH the tradition will continue.My dad has been watching OU football since I was a little girl so it has always been a big part of my life and wll always continue to be so....no matter what!!!Oh yeah and for the comment from Jason,just sit back and watch what we do to OSU this year.
Boomer Sooner Forever!!!!
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