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Topic: TX-OU. The Red River Shootout. The best rivalry game in all of football.

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utee94

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Well, here we are.  Texas looks a little better than the past few years, and OU is undefeated as expected at this point.

College Gameday is back in Dallas for the first time in forever.

Half the stadium wears orange, the other half wears red and has no teeth.

So here we are.  Hate week, bitches.  Bring it.



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Re: TX-OU. The Red River Shootout. The best rivalry game in all of football.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 12:31:33 PM »
I'm normally all doom and gloom about this game, at least for the past decade or so, and it's not sandbagging, I promise you that much.  Texas has been demonstrably horrible for most of that time period.

Even so, the Horns have played OU tough despite being a much worse team, for the past several years, including one inexplicable win with what was probably Charlie Strong's worst team at Texas, which is saying something, as he was an historically awful coach in Austin.

This year I like the way the Horns have put together a bit of an identity, and I like the way the Horns have played up to their better competition in the TCU and USC games.

Don't get me wrong, OU is a lot better than either of those teams, but I think Texas has a decent shot at winning this game.  If not now, when?  If not Texas, who?

Or something like that.

Hook 'em horns and OU sucks!

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 01:17:50 PM »
Yes.

Preach it, preacher.


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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 01:46:04 PM »
Lincoln Riley hates puppies.  And Jesus.


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Re: TX-OU. The Red River Shootout. The best rivalry game in all of football.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 03:06:20 PM »
OU 56

UT 23
They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 05:37:21 PM »
Texas heading north for their annual whuppin' ... nice to see them all confident and thinking they're gonna win.  All that DOUMED talk the past few years had really gotten old.  

And, I guess OU should be worried, because the Horny Bevos have a won a few games and are happy with their still fairly new leadership, in the form of Coach Herman


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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 07:18:27 PM »
Well that's not nice at all.

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2018, 09:09:26 PM »
The opening line on the RRS favors OU by 7.5

Normally it figures that OU will win this game

but that iqnores the RRS factor

and the fact that the football gods are pretty mad at Fred right now

after he said they dont exist

anyway it should be interesting
They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2018, 10:33:29 PM »
The way they’ve been incurring their wrath on the Horns starting in 2009 with the Bama MNC game has definitely got my attention.  

Question whether the Horns have fully paid for whatever it is the po’d the FG’s so much.  Guess we’ll find out soon enough

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2018, 10:06:57 AM »
Another day, another emotion.

At this point, I think Texas is most likely DDDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDD DDDDDDDDDDD

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2018, 10:27:34 AM »
Another day, another emotion.

At this point, I think Texas is most likely DDDDDDDOUOUOUOUOUOUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEDDDDDDD DDDDDDDDDDDD
FIFY ...

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2018, 10:39:43 AM »
DOWMED? That doesn't make any sense.


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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2018, 11:43:53 AM »
Sigh, jeez cousin drink some coffee.  Not W but U

D-OU-MED

Now, as a math type guy, you might see this as the differential of an OU medical degree, which when integrated could become a full fledged OU-educated physician, such as my dear dad was, but I meant it much more simply than that, which is just that embedded in your "doom," OU lurks. 

That is all.  Harmless ... particularly since I think the Horns are gonna win this year (just between you and me and well the rest of the porch).

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2018, 12:02:46 PM »
I look and see Texas hunting down running QBs and killing them. I think this is gonna limit OU's offense. I see Kyler Murray is 4' 7", and realize this is gonna be like hunting down Darren Sproles all over again.

I want to believe the Texas offense put some oddball gadget plays on the field against KSU just to mess with the Sooners prep, but realize it's because our usual OC was hospitalized, and the grad assistant calling plays was playing Overwatch during the game instead.


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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2018, 12:13:30 PM »
Sigh, jeez cousin drink some coffee.  Not W but U

D-OU-MED

Now, as a math type guy, you might see this as the differential of an OU medical degree, which when integrated could become a full fledged OU-educated physician, such as my dear dad was, but I meant it much more simply than that, which is just that embedded in your "doom," OU lurks.  

That is all.  Harmless ... particularly since I think the Horns are gonna win this year (just between you and me and well the rest of the porch).
It would be pronounced "DOWMED."  That's just silly.

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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2018, 12:14:46 PM »
I look and see Texas hunting down running QBs and killing them. I think this is gonna limit OU's offense. I see Kyler Murray is 4' 7", and realize this is gonna be like hunting down Darren Sproles all over again.

I want to believe the Texas offense put some oddball gadget plays on the field against KSU just to mess with the Sooners prep, but realize it's because our usual OC was hospitalized, and the grad assistant calling plays was playing Overwatch during the game instead.


There's a better (or worse) analog for us against an OU oompa loompa-- Quentin Griffin.  I can still see that tangle-footed dwarf running for 300 yards on a stupid draw play against us.

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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2018, 12:17:03 PM »
We will beat OU Saturday.   

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« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2018, 12:20:13 PM »
We will beat OU Saturday.    
Amen, brutha.  ou sucks.

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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2018, 01:17:21 PM »
tangle-footed dwarf
Lovely, lyrical, poignant, poetic turn of a phrase 

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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2018, 01:26:40 PM »
It would be pronounced "DOWMED."  That's just silly.
Well, I guess in some accents, like maybe if you were from Gawga, maybe.  But try this on for size:
dOUmed defined: OU will go thrOUgh the Texas Defense, turning the yOUthful Texas backfield into a sOUp of confusion, a veritable gOUlash of orange and rOUge, as the Sooners make crossing the Texas goal line a rOUtine happening all game, wOUnding the Longhorn pride, all the while OU's endlessly uncOUth band will fill the Cotton Bowl with Boomer Sooner accOUstics, and Texas fans will leave Dallas once again a highly chastened grOUp of forlornhorns.
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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 01:44:49 PM »
I just realized something that might explain how we see "OU" differently, pronunciation wise.

When I see OU, I think Oh-You Sooners ... it's all OOOOO, as in half of OOOOO and AHHHH.  An expression of joy, of wonderment, and one might even say, of delight.

But when a Texas fan sees the "OU", I'm guessing s/he mainly sees it as one big

OUCH

Which of course (and there's a third pronunciation of "OU" in course), is a whole 'nother perspective.  So, I get it.

But when I see DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED from a Texas fan, inside it triggers an OOOOO and an AHHHH and so lurking in Doomed for Texas is most certainly an OU.


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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 02:50:57 PM »

But when a Texas fan sees the "OU", I'm guessing s/he mainly sees it as one big

dOUCHe

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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2018, 03:12:30 PM »
Lovely, lyrical, poignant, poetic turn of a phrase
Of all moments, your senile old brain picks THIS one to remember you coined it? ;)
I believe it was in reference to our 1999 cadre of DBs, was it not?  A couple of those guys turned out to be not-so-horrible...

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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2018, 03:18:11 PM »
OU has made me say ouch. Possibly even as much as anybody (except maybe UofH - it’s close) but Ouch is not the word I think of whenI think of OU because the ouchies were confined to 1971-1974 and 2000-2004.

Yes, I am aware OU beat Texas badly at other times but those defeats came when OU had arguably the superior team and those blows are tempered by almost as many or more years when Texas upset the arguably superior OU team.

The problems with 1971-1974 and 2000-2004 was that aside from OU beating Texas’ skull in, Texas otherwise had what we assumed to be good teams.

2000 and 2003 were particularly galling to me.

But what are we talking about?  A handful of games over decades.

Like I said, UofH (and UCLA) have done that too.

It’s life.

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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2018, 03:21:48 PM »
Of all moments, your senile old brain picks THIS one to remember you coined it? ;)
I believe it was in reference to our 1999 cadre of DBs, was it not?  A couple of those guys turned out to be not-so-horrible...

Oh was that my line?  I didn’t realize.
PS at the moment I’m in a conference in Miami listening to a British guy talk about day-ter.
Data.
Are you familiar with Kipper the Dog?
Like that.

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« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2018, 03:41:45 PM »
Ha that made me truly lol, BC, you caveman you

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« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2018, 03:46:13 PM »
A really great friend of mine, a Brit named Tom Kite (I've told more than a few stories about him over the years), and I used to puzzle over why Brits (and some New Englanders) add a completely unnecessary "er" to the end of word ending in "a."  Data.  Idea.  

He blamed 60s/70s English pop/folk singer Cliff Richard for it, because he did it to the word "a" in song called "Bachelor Boy."  The line goes:
"Son, you be er bachelor boy..." and it really is the oddest thing.  I don't think Cliff Richard originated the tendency or even popularized it but, much like MDT and his crazy theories about people actually liking Mississippi football, once my friend Tom Kite got going, you couldn't really stop him.


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« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2018, 03:48:49 PM »
Ha that made me truly lol, BC, you caveman you
Yeah, that one was quite the zinger.  :)

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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2018, 03:49:04 PM »
Texas 35
OU 32

 

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