Category Archives: Texas Football

The Eyes

Texas regents: ‘The Eyes of Texas is, and will remain, the official school song’

Not that I actually care what the official school song is, but I am getting tired of a minority determining what shall be or not for the rest of us. In this case a mediocre (2-2) Longhorns football team.

NFL on the brink

“If the multibillion-dollar NFL decides that multimillionaire players have no obligation to stand to honor a collective national anthem, and that there will be separate anthems and politicized uniforms, then millions of Americans will quietly shrug and change the channel.”—-Victor Davis Hanson at PJMedia

Horns win, Ags in trouble

So nice to see (hear, actually, as we don’t have a TV yet at the mini-rancho) the uneven Longhorns beat Tech by a whopping amount (49-24) after a four-game slump.

Now the equally benighted Aggies have to play No. 1 2 LSU. Doubtful they’ll rack up 49 points, much less beat the Tigers. But we shall see. Always hope in Aggieland.

UPDATE:  LSU 31, Ags 0 at the half. Ouch! I doubt the Horns could beat them, either.

Bevo’s little ruckus

Well he is bigger than Georgia’s little mutt. And he does have long pointy horns.

But otherwise Bevo was corralled by the wranglers who travel with him and no one was hurt in the little ruckus prior to the Texas beat down. Not even the mutt who the fake news contended was “almost gored.” Pretty far from almost, actually.

UPDATE:  A photographer for the daily claims he was “scratched.”

They’re baaaccck

A dominant #15 Texas (despite being a two-touchdown underdog) smothered an onside kick to ice a 28-21 victory over a highly-overrated #5 Georgia to win the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. And their first 10-win season since 2009.

So Longhorns QB Sam Ellinger, in accepting the most valuable player award, says “We’re baaaccck!” Looks that way.

Likewise, except that they crushed North Carolina State 52-13, Texas A&M wins the Gator Bowl and a 9-win season.

Good luck, y’all!

UPDATE:  A day later, Bevo’s little ruckus is still attracting fake news. Spurious claims about how Georgia’s little mutt was almost gored. The only one who almost had that honor (as shown in this video) was a cameraman.

Great Red River Showdown

In a thrilling seesaw battle of the offenses, Texas finally beat Oklahoma 48-45, the most ever scored in the rivalry.

Texas is back, with a 5-1 record this season. Even winning with a field goal, just like in the old days under Mack Brown. It surely felt like an instant classic.

Via Hook’Em dot com

Texas 37, USC 14

The Longhorns routed the Trojans. Presumably knocking USC out of its 22nd ranking and putting themselves in some similar position. Or not. Next week: a ranked TCU which lost to Ohio State.

UPDATE:  Oops, Texas A&M grabbed the 22nd spot, on the strength of beating two creampuffs. Meanwhile, USC fell off the chart altogether and TCU fell to 17th. Beat TCU and UT should be ranked.