Archive | November, 2011

Kiss the Aggies Goodbye

24 Nov

Texas 27, Texas A&M 25

Nov. 24, 2011 • College Station

With A&M leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, this game represented the end of the storied rivalry for the foreseeable future. At my in-laws’ for Thanksgiving dinner, I grabbed some chocolate from Nana’s candy dish to create one last aggy tribute, a goodbye (Hershey’s) kiss.

As for the game itself? The Horns certainly gave those ags a great send-off! For posterity’s sake, here’s how the game ended:

“And it’s goodbye to A&M…”

Kit Kats for the Wildcats

19 Nov

Kansas State 17, Texas 13

Nov. 19, 2011 • DKR

To quote the old Kit Kat commercials, “Gimme a break!” This was NOT the way we wanted to send off the 2011 senior class.

At least we enjoyed a great tailgate!

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Frosted Flakes for the Tigers

12 Nov

Missouri 17, Texas 5

Nov. 12, 2011 • Columbia, MO

Only a Tiger would think this game was “GRRRREAT.” Mizzou was vicious, like, um, a “cereal killer.”

The only good thing about this lousy game? It took place during a free weekend of Longhorn Network, the fantastic all Horns, all the time channel that was not available from my cable provider at the time. My husband was out of town, but with LHN streaming online, I fell asleep with my Macbook at my side. (Sad but true!)

Tortillas for Tech

5 Nov

Texas 52, Tech 20

Nov. 5, 2011 • DKR

We have used tortillas for Texas Tech almost exclusively. For one, Tech students are known for flinging tortillas at their games. Plus, tortillas are easy to cut, making it simple to shape the letters (and in this case, the state outline). Besides bug spray, what else could you use for the Raiders, anyway?

This was a special game because my daughter was able to join me. It turned out to be a crazy weekend for us because we were in San Antonio Friday for a band contest, spent the night there, then drove back to Austin for the game before returning to San Antone for the contest finals. What a weekend! Thank goodness the Horns gave us plenty of reason to celebrate as we spent all that time in the car.

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