Archive | October, 2011

Sunflower Seeds for the Sunflower State

29 Oct

Texas 43, Kansas 0

Oct. 29, 2011 • DKR

We’ve had fun with the Kansas Jayhawks over the years, using Sun Chips and even sidewalk chalk (for “Sidewalk Chalk Jayhawk”). But this year, we got seedy with the Sunflower State.

Anytime the Horns shut out their opponent, it’s a good time, but this was Alumni Band day, which made a great day even greater. You just gotta love the baton guy!

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Brisket for the Cowboys

15 Oct

Oklahoma State 38, Texas 26

Oct. 15, 2011 • DKR

The brisket was great! The game? Not so much. Oh, well. Any day that includes a visit from Hook ’Em can’t be all bad.

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8 Oct

ou 55, Texas 17

Oct. 8, 2011 • Cotton Bowl, State Fair of Texas

Fried food, ESPN College Gameday, 7-coupon Shiner and that big ol’ Texas Star ferris wheel. The day had all the makings of greatness; then the game started. Oh, well. Any day that starts with Fletcher’s corny dogs and ends with fried bubblegum can’t be all bad!

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Eye-owa State

1 Oct

Texas 37, Iowa State 14

Oct. 1, 2011 • Ames, Iowa

While the eyes of Texas were on the Horns and Cyclones in Ames, my eyes were on my son’s high school band. I was sitting in a University of Texas stadium, but this one was in Arlington with nary a football in sight.

Typically it stresses me out to miss seeing a UT game, but the Horns had a 34-0 lead by halftime and Ryan’s marching band ended up placing third in the prestigious contest. “All I do is WIN…”