Hook ’em Horns

Normally, I’m not a Texas football fan (Go Sooners!), but I am a huge supporter of two things:

1) The Big 12
2) Putting an end to the ridiculously long winning streak of USC’s football program. Hey, I’m sorry, but I can’t stand being a Big 12er in the land of Cardinal and Gold.

D and I watched the game at my cousin’s house, who happens to be a UT Law School alum. He and his wife have a 7-month-old baby girl who happened to be sleeping soundly in the room right below us. Obviously, the cardinal rule is DON’T WAKE THE BABY UP, FOR CHRIST’S SAKE. And if you do, YOU CAN NEVER COME BACK TO THIS HOUSE, ASSHOLE. Shit, the pressure! So when Vince Young ran in the winning touchdown on 4th down, the four of us looked like we had just won the $500,000,000 lottery at a freakish mime convention. Never have I seen four people produce such energy without making so much as a peep.

Man, we are baby pros already.

  1. gorillabuns

    January 5, 2006 at 11:27 am

    i didn’t fare well with being quiet but then we were watching in our bedroom. SOOOO happy UT won!!! a game worth staying up late for!

  2. Alicat

    January 5, 2006 at 11:50 am

    My husband isn’t a Texas fan either — but of course has to root for the big 12 team. Lord, he screamed at the tv all night like a rabid woman. I’m glad they won. He had way to many bets riding on that game. :|

  3. lissa

    January 5, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    I’m so glad you were rooting for Texas or else i was going to have to stop reading your site. And i really like your site so that would really have been more of punishment for me instead of you. But in all seriousness I had a $150 bet on that game and I won (which never happens to me) and I’m not lying when I tell you I started crying when vince young made that touchdown.

  4. Boogie's Mom

    January 5, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    Because my husband is a USC fan, our house was quiet for different reasons!

  5. don't call me ma'am

    January 5, 2006 at 6:59 pm

    Another Big 12 fan! Wheeee!

    I did scream in my house. Woke up one kid (the other was still awake). Suh-weeeeeet!

    Maybe, in the future, all the idiot sportscasters should debate about the “best-ever” college football team AFTER they play their last game. Suck on that!!

    Sorry… I’m just really happy Texas won. And I never thought I’d utter that phrase.

  6. Cocodrie

    January 5, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    Wasn’t it glorious? I’ve never been so happy to see Texas win in all of my life. Now…go Sooners…and please God, let Vince Young go pro.

    Now, can we get back to real football, nation? The kind with, oh, I dunno, actual defense? I was growing so weary of the celebrity-soaked hype hype hype and Pete Caroll’s Mr. Rogers J. Crew.