Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Can't we all just get along?

Well, no we can't. Every year we beloved Sooner fans focus our inferiority complex toward my fellow brethren - and sisteren - who live south of the Red River and root for a certain school in Travis County, and we're not talking St. Edwards, or Concordia.

The Big 12 teams from Texas all have various hand signals...the Aggies Gig 'em, the Horns Hook 'em, the Bears Sic 'em, and the Red Raiders get their guns up. The Sooners? Well, we just turn the hook 'em sign upside down. A friend - a TCU alum - even gave me a hat with the hook 'em symbo upside down. When we're really prideful, we will just do the "We're #1" thing. Neither hand signal seems to indicate any sort of creativity. We even tear scrotum of fans of UT. In self-defense, of course.

When I first moved to Texas, I heard various Aggie and Bears talk about their traditions...homecoming, the freshman line, bonfire, midnight yell, etc. I was asked what the Sooner tradition was. "Winning." Being this was 1989, I guess I could have also said cheating, but winning seemed like a better answer at the time.

Anyway, here's a few comparison points between the two programs. We've got nothing to be ashamed of. Plus, we've got more casinos. There's really no need for this. Don't tell her, though.

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