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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2018, 04:42:34 PM »
Any chance we could pound the rock on OU?  Look what Army did.

The key for Texas will be time of possession, and keeping Lil' Kyler on the bench.  I'm not sure if Herman is capable of putting together a real-man football game plan, but that's what we need.

None of this Conference USA stuff.  3-5 yards and a cloud of dust.  I would open up Sam's run game a little more this week.  Run some pistol formation to Lil Jordan.  Our OL could win this game for us.

I don't like putting this game on Sam's arm.  I believe our coaching works against our strengths right now.  A physical game is our best shot.

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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2018, 04:42:49 PM »
Here’s what I think.

After the Brits tried unsuccessfully (twice) to bring the bleedin colonist back into the king’s fold, I think decided to change the locks.

You know, like parents do when kids run away or go off to college.

It’s like, “If they jolly don’t want to be a part of cheery England, hen we’re just going to speak a different bloody language so they won’t know what we’re saying. Right?!”

We’re the ones who still speak pre-revolutionary British English.  They’re the ones who changed.

It’s like when your ex-wife drops 30 lbs, photoshops her pictures and tries to make it look like she’s having so much more fun without you.

That’s what the UK has been doing for 300 years.  Making up new words and changing old ones is part of it.
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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2018, 05:06:23 PM »
Any chance we could pound the rock on OU?  Look what Army did.

The key for Texas will be time of possession, and keeping Lil' Kyler on the bench.  I'm not sure if Herman is capable of putting together a real-man football game plan, but that's what we need.

None of this Conference USA stuff.  3-5 yards and a cloud of dust.  I would open up Sam's run game a little more this week.  Run some pistol formation to Lil Jordan.  Our OL could win this game for us.

I don't like putting this game on Sam's arm.  I believe our coaching works against our strengths right now.  A physical game is our best shot.
Herman will definitely come to run. If you run the football successfully, you win. For all of college football's jiggery-pokery, that fact hasn't changed in 100 years.
Texas isn't built to be Army - an offense trained to run the tripe option and only the triple option. Texas can, though, run the ball physically straight ahead through a variety of formations. If the run game is reliably grabbing 4-5 yards, we'll keep doing it.
At least until we gain 8 yards on 1st down, and someone determines that the defense will never see an ultra-complex WR reverse sweep pitch double pass coming. We'll execute it ineptly, either lose 14 yards, or just simply fumble.
For all the heat, and the fact that Texas is an emerging team, recall that the Texas offense has killed off 4 straight games by simply grabbing the ball and killing off 5 minutes running when the defense knew that Texas was going to run it. The OL can flex up and smash when it has to.

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« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2018, 06:13:23 PM »
Bring the rock.  Man up.  Pound the middle.  Play tough.  Go Texas.  Beat those unwashed, uneducated, Tom Joad-like, toothless masses to the north.  Go you arrogant, wealthy, refined, top ranked university bastages.

Here's my Okie perspective on all this, which I think Bill Murray captured perfectly:



It just doesn't matter!

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« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2018, 08:27:00 PM »
Tom Joad, a Steinbeck reference.  He also wrote Travels With Charley, wherein he said - Texas is a state of mind.  Texas is an obsession.  Texas is, in every sense of the word, a nation.

Texas and Oklahoma are exactly alike but completely different.  Texans and Oklahomans are exactly alike but completely different.

Texas needs Oklahoma to scorn what it’s not, just as Oklahoma needs Texas to scorn what it’s not.

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« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2018, 08:40:20 PM »
Texas needs Oklahoma like it needs a pimple on its ass, and that's precisely what Oklahoma is.

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« Reply #36 on: October 01, 2018, 08:46:05 PM »
Damn that’s profound primo (applause).  Seriously, well said

I love TWC.  One of my all time favorite books.  I read it again every ten years or so (and in fact I’m overdue) and it’s still relevant.

You don’t take a trip, a trip takes you.

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« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2018, 08:47:38 PM »
And, then there’s junior ... eye roll 

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« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2018, 09:23:47 PM »
Mine was way more profound than Slick's.  

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« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2018, 09:45:18 PM »
I liked Travels With Charley but I can’t read it over and over again because Charley’s prostate issue bothers me.

There are, howver, certain books I must read regularly.

One is The Milagro Beanfield War.

I was introduced to it in college and I love its tapestry.   

When I first started reading it, I was younger than The youngest characters and now I’m older than the oldest characters.

Growing up, I always liked Robert Redford (Sundance Kid and all) but I resent him for reducing a magnificent symphony into a trite little ditty.

The book is so much more than his crappy little movie.

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« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2018, 10:37:39 PM »
I've probably asked before, but have you ever read North Toward Home by Willie Morris?  If not, you absolutely should.  I highly recommend it.


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« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2018, 11:45:40 PM »
You mean when he whispers Pfft in JS’s ear?  I loved Charley.  Steinbeck’s commentary on America is priceless.

I’ll have to check out the Milagro Beanfield War.  I’ve never read anything by the author.  I did like the movie, but then again I had no expectations having not read the book.

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« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2018, 11:57:51 PM »
The Norris book looks interesting too, particularly if he was editor of the Texas Observer. 

My latest arrival (two days ago) from amazon is Inglorious Empire by Shashi Tharoor.  Have only read the first few pages but he pulls you right in.  An Indian perspective on the British invasion of the subcontinent.

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« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2018, 12:51:50 PM »
Yeah, Willie Morris led an interesting life for sure.  Some here might know him as the author of My Dog Skip among others.  

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« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2018, 02:16:39 PM »
how about "A Boy and His Dog"?

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« Reply #45 on: October 02, 2018, 03:13:50 PM »
How 'bout "A Hillbilly and his sister/wife" by Every Okie Ever?

(Sorry, had to get this thread back on-track)

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« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2018, 03:14:04 PM »
Dang you liberal scholars that read and drink mead.

In my life, I may have read Charlotte's Web, that Aldo Huxley book, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and the Bible.  And that's being generous.

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« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2018, 03:25:03 PM »




It might surprise you, but I'm actually not a big fan of mead, autumnal or otherwise.  Not much for hard ciders either. They're all too sweet for me.


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« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2018, 03:44:14 PM »
I'll take all the mead and hard ciders.    They pair well with watching the Sooners lose.




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« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2018, 04:18:45 PM »
Ah, I'm glad you all have your chosen libations at the ready to help ease the sting of Saturday's potential Horn loss ;)

I've got mine ready too, in case the fickle finger of ECFG fate ends up pointing my way.  Those bottles have been getting kind of dusty on the shelf though.  Haven't needed them but a few times this century.




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« Reply #50 on: October 02, 2018, 04:26:05 PM »
Texans like to act all sophisticated, slick, and citified.  But as those of us who've lived there and escaped without drinking the kool-aid know, Texas jam packed full of native Texans who are

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« Reply #51 on: October 02, 2018, 04:30:39 PM »
Ah, I'm glad you all have your chosen libations at the ready to help ease the sting of Saturday's potential Horn loss ;)

I've got mine ready too, in case the fickle finger of ECFG fate ends up pointing my way.  Those bottles have been getting kind of dusty on the shelf though.  Haven't needed them but a few times this century.




You're doing it wrong.
You can drink to celebrate wins, too.
You can celebrate small victories in life - like, I managed to get the cap off the bottle.

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« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2018, 04:50:49 PM »
Texans like to act all sophisticated, slick, and citified.  But as those of us who've lived there and escaped without drinking the kool-aid know, Texas jam packed full of native Texans who are

Hicks from the Sticks
You should have come on down to the REAL part of Texas... where it's not even called Kool-aid, but either Sizzurp or Purple Drank.












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« Reply #53 on: October 02, 2018, 05:19:19 PM »
oh geez




Sippin sizzurp in my ride
Like 3-6
And I'm feelin' so fly
Like a G6

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« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2018, 07:13:22 PM »
Hmmm 

We called that mojo in the service

Par-tay

Plenty of blackouts too

I mean sheesh, I’m not buying that bridge for a minute

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« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2018, 07:33:50 PM »
By the way speaking of get rich quick schemes

You wanna know how to make a bundle?  

You buy a Texan for what he’s worth, and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth ...


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« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2018, 10:37:28 PM »
Did you have a still and make your own bathtub gin in your tent?


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« Reply #57 on: October 03, 2018, 08:27:45 AM »
I nearly forgot to drop in on this thread.  I'm heading to my 2nd RRS this weekend.   One of the best times I've ever had was at this game the first time.    I believe Kejuan Jones was the UT nemesis that day.   Looking forward to the corny dogs.

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« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2018, 09:27:52 AM »
Texas jam packed full of native Texans who are

Hicks from the Sticks

Says an Oklahoma fan?

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