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

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CousinFreddie

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« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2018, 10:10:34 AM »
ps smiley implied BC of course!

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« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2018, 10:45:37 AM »

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« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2018, 12:20:53 PM »
Oklahoma-- the only state Arkansas can make fun of.

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« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2018, 12:50:56 PM »
How to get diverse folks from ALL 50 states to agree on something in this country?

Ask them if they support Texas seceding from the union.

It's like the old Henny Youngman joke, where he says "take my wife ... please"

Hey Mexico, Take our Texas ... please!

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« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2018, 02:17:19 PM »
Taking the state of Texas out of the US Federal tax base would bankrupt the entire union, and hit the crappiest, poorest states the hardest.

So, you know, Oklahoma.

Sounds good to me!

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« Reply #65 on: October 03, 2018, 02:24:59 PM »
ps smiley implied BC of course!

Don't bother.  I enjoy being recreationally offended.

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« Reply #66 on: October 03, 2018, 02:44:18 PM »
Why doesn't that surprise me?
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

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« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2018, 02:51:03 PM »
Taking the state of Texas out of the US Federal tax base would bankrupt the entire union, and hit the crappiest, poorest states the hardest.

So, you know, Oklahoma.

Sounds good to me!
LOL, buy a Texan for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he's worth.  QED.

You're not near as big as California and you're barely bigger than NY.

I'd think we'd all survive the economic "blow"
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« Reply #69 on: October 03, 2018, 03:26:42 PM »
California seceding would be my first choice but Texas can get with it anytime.
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

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« Reply #70 on: October 03, 2018, 04:13:00 PM »
lulz

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« Reply #71 on: October 03, 2018, 08:28:42 PM »
don't worry, I'd still visit
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

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« Reply #72 on: October 03, 2018, 10:07:14 PM »
Not unless we sign an extradition treaty to send you back along your merry way.

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« Reply #73 on: October 04, 2018, 09:26:17 AM »
California seceding would be my first choice but Texas can get with it anytime.

Living in Texas, I would win either way.


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« Reply #75 on: October 04, 2018, 10:51:46 PM »
Good stuff!  I don't recall the other two Sooners, but I certainly know AD.

Colt's got a dry sense of humor, but he's not as great as Jordan Shipley when it comes to funny acting bits.  Y'all ever see Jordan's commercials for "Melk?" :)

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« Reply #76 on: October 05, 2018, 07:46:49 AM »
"If I owned Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas."

Just a fun quote, does anyone recall who made it?  Probably, a lot of very smart people over here, Phil.

The OU offense as usual looks potent, and that new QB is making Mayfield look like a bit of an afterthought.  Then again, the OU defense looks offensive.  Texas appears to be more of an SEC-lite team, other than the lose to Maryland of course.  No SEC team would lose to the Terps ever.

I understand this is considered to be a bit of a rivalry game in those parts, though of course it is only a local rivalry, of some note this year because both teams are ranked.  I suspect one will not be on Monday though.

OU 47  Texas 34

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« Reply #77 on: October 05, 2018, 08:01:27 AM »
CD's been taking lessons from Fearless.  Nicely done.

It's 7:01 AM and ou still sucks.

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« Reply #79 on: October 05, 2018, 09:50:42 AM »
“Local rivalry” - lol

Boomer Sooner!  Get the threepeat!

CousinFreddie

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« Reply #80 on: October 05, 2018, 09:59:44 AM »
I click on the link and see a video of the UGA-Tenn game and the scholar athletes involved.
Do you have your “SEC homer” filter on, perchance? ;)

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« Reply #81 on: October 05, 2018, 11:07:54 AM »
Doesn't everyone?

Sorry, I got to get loosened up for the Finebaum Show, see ya.

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« Reply #82 on: October 05, 2018, 11:59:52 AM »
Little Phil Sheridan made the quote.  Not to be confused with Sherman who burned Atlanta.  I point that out because I have a hard time distinguishing Civil War generals and you know, it's just it's so darned relevant in life.  

West of College Station, we don't really give a flip doodle about the Civil War.  Unlike you, we're Texans not southerners.  (Except for Willie Morris fans of course).

Interesting to see the objective/impartial enthusiasm for OU.  I suspect it's ignorance by cursory fans who look at records and recent history and jump to conclusions.

But there's a glowing weakness in this match up and it's not the Texas offense which is adequate.  It's Oklahoma defense.  It's abysmal.  Ranked 90th in total defense and 99th in third down conversion defense.  It can't stop the run and it can't stop the pass.  Mike Stoops is like a jug of milk with an 2003 expiration date.

I mentioned this to a Sooner fan friend of mine and of course he said, "Your offense could only score one touchdown again Kansas State, the worst team in the Big 12 this year.  Ha ha ha ha ha."

To which I replied, oh yes.  The worst team in the Big 12.  That has played a tougher schedule than OU and has a statistically better defense than OU.  Thank you for embellishing my point.

And while we're cherry picking, Texas also put 31 on the TCU defense that is ranked a good 75 spots higher than the OU defense.

So to me it boils down to this - 

Texas has tall receivers and OU has little bitty tangle footed dwarfs at corner.   When the safeties come over to help, Keontay Ingram and Sam Ehlinger will rip a hole through the OU defense.

Ehlinger got over 100 yards rushing against OU last year.  OU had a Heisman quarterback and Texas was still wandering in the desert.  OU's margin of victory was 4 points.

There's no telling what will happen tomorrow.  Texas is too inconsistent to bank on.  Nothing would surprise me.  But anyone imagining an OU is a slam dunk hasn't taken a long hard look at their crappy defense.

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« Reply #83 on: October 05, 2018, 12:14:37 PM »
the quote sounds like something that would have come out of Mark Twain's mouth

but, obviously it wasn't
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

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« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2018, 12:29:14 PM »
It was Phil, as you note in my comment section.

The SEC was really down back then.  The had a couple decent years and then some Ohio State fellows showed them how it was done.


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« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2018, 12:30:52 PM »
My own sincere take.  Texas will win tomorrow.

Now, I say this having only watched them against Maryland and K State.  In Maryland, Texas didn't even seem to know how to tackle.  They looked incredibly lame, and on offense were really uncoordinated.  But by K State, they seem to have fixed many of those problems, and Manhattan is not an easy place to win, period.

I've watched at least bits and pieces of every Sooner game.  We have an incredibly porous defense, as you just pointed out JCG.  That is more than an Achilles heel - it's like an Achilles thigh, calf and heel.  The Texas offense doesn't impress me particularly but I think they're at least as tough as any OU has faced this year, and for example Baylor lit us up by 33.  UT has recently played at least that good, if not better.

I do think Oklahoma will hold their own on offense, and will likely have a few big plays and keep this interesting.  BUT, I've seen too many of these RRS games to think that we'll be able to run N-S.  Losing Rodney Anderson took us out of that possibility, and besides Texas always comes into this game ready to fight hard at the line.  There have been years where we've overcome them at the line and/or torched their backfield, and at times have totally worn them out and embarrassed them big.  I don't see anything to suggest though that this year will be like that.

Anyway, turnovers could change all this in either direction.  But if I were betting I'd say Texas wins this by a TD.


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« Reply #86 on: October 05, 2018, 12:30:57 PM »
I'm still pondering how a rivalry based on some red river can possibly be compared in national import and significance to a rivalry that takes place coincident with a very large cocktail party.  And played outdoors to boot, with gators, not soft cotton.






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« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2018, 01:22:12 PM »
It wouldn’t be the gators, but the skeeters! that I’d worry about down there in that swampy part of the country. 

So, what - you tailgate excessively with hard liquor to get drunk enough so you can endure all the bug bites?  Have you guys never heard of OFF?  Deet?

And what’s the prize?  A boat oar to, what, navigate the Okefenokee?  Seriously?  

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« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2018, 01:33:03 PM »
We don't play fer no "prize" like some oaken bucket or oar or anything silly like that.

We play for cocktails, and beer. Skeeters that bite us fall over dead drunk soon enough.




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« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2018, 02:44:10 PM »
If Florida and Georgia were actually rivals that would be a good rivalry game.  But they're not.  And it's not.

 

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