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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Who's our daddy?


I guess that I should say something about it...

I graduated high school in 1997. So, the Big 12 is all that I have really known. Further, I have had the privledge of donning the burnt orange in a period of complete and utter ownage over the silly folks in College Station. I never had to live the agony of a&m's strong showing in the early nineties.

So, what is happening?

The football team forgets that they aren't supposed to lose at home. The basketball team forgot that an opposing bench isn't as good as the starters. Net result? a&m holds a 2-0 series advantage in football and basketball.

Let me type this again.

Coaches Fran and Gillespie have bested Coaches Brown and Barnes for the year.

It's like some sort of rival love triangle. Stoops can beat Fran but not Brown. Barnes can beat Capel but not Gillispie. Who would have thought that this era would give Texas an advantage against ou but on the losing end of a&m?

Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle has posted a telling expose on just this subject. But, as a Horns realist, I do not think that his conclusions are very accurate.

USC lost to an Oregon State team that they should have whipped. (Like Texas did to Kansas State) They also dropped a close game to their in-state rival UCLA. (Like Texas did to a&m) USC lost their first matchup with a superior UCLA team (Like Texas/a&m) and will probably lose the second meeting tomorrow night. (Like Texas will probably do later this month)

Despite the losses to UCLA, Is there a question on what program holds the most dominance? I realize that all good things must come to an end. But, saying that this is the turn of the tide is a little bit of a stretch. However, don't think that the Horn faithful won't have the Friday after Thanksgiving circled this year. Once is a fluke, twice is a pattern.

Predictions can sometimes go wrong...

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