Alamo Bowl Over/Under Results

With apologies for the tardiness, (I took a Holiday from anything remotely resembling work during the Holiday Season), here are the results of the Alamo Bowl Over/Under. We had a pretty good turnout considering the Horns 7-5 regular season.  Mark Adams and Mike Frank tied for first place with eight correct answers.  They both went 1-1 in the first round of the tiebreaker by picking Baylor and Alabama so the contest came down to the Alamo Bowl score prediction. They both predicted the Horns would win but Mike’s prognostication of a 38-24 victory for the Horns gave him the win […]

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The Unfinished Odyssey of Mack Brown

In 1996 the Astroturf which had applied countless world-class strawberries to the Longhorns’ finest since 1969 was replaced by natural grass in Texas Memorial Stadium. Also in 96, the first generation of our beloved Jumbotron was installed.  The seating structure and amenities remained basically the same way they had been since the early seventies with a seating capacity of approximately 80,000. There was one other change to the stadium though 1996. It was re-christened Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. That’s quite a mouthful and leads me to wonder: the next time they rename the stadium how are they going to […]

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Why the Alamo Bowl is a Big Game for the Longhorns

Here are 10 reasons you can use to tell yourself the Alamo Bowl is a big game. 1. If Texas wins, Sam Ehlinger can say, “I told you we were back.” 2. For Texas, finishing 8-5 looks much better on paper than 7-6. 3. It’s the only primetime game on New Year’s Eve. 4. Tom Herman can’t start drinking on New Year’s Eve until around 1030pm. At least let’s hope not. 5. A win over 11th ranked Utah would give Texas its first win over a top 15 team this season. 6. Thousands of suckers—I mean Longhorn Fans—are going. 7. […]

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December 6, 1969

It was about an hour ago while I was walking my dog that it dawned on me that today is the 50th anniversary of the original “Big Shootout.”  There’s nothing I can say about this game, this event that hasn’t been said before so I’ll simply commemorate the day by sharing this video that I’m sure you’ve seen many times before.  The girl in the band gets me everytime. W.E. Hook ‘Em,

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Texas Tech Over/Under Results

Old Veteran (or old vetran as the guys from Beaumont would say) Rick Mosher outclassed the field this week and is the winner with seven correct answers. It’s always heartwarming when an old vetran comes through with a victory. David Frink finished second with five correct. The averages score was a paltry 4.4. I just read on Espn that Todd Orlando has been fired.  Inside Texas reports that passing game coordinator Drew Mehringer has also been fired and offensive coordinator Tim Beck is being reassigned. According to the Willie Earl theory to be unveiled later this week, these staff changes […]

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