Archive | December, 2011

Gold-Bears for the Golden Bears

28 Dec

Texas 21, Cal 10

Dec. 28, 2011 • Holiday Bowl

When Texas faced Cal in its 2011 bowl game, it was tempting to go back to our tried-and-true Teddy Grahams or even honey in honor of the Golden Bears. But the “golden” part of the mascot’s name provided the inspiration, and Haribo Gold-Bears were called into action.

I didn’t make the trip to San Diego for this bowl game, so our TEXAS was spelled at the foot of—appropriately enough—our UT Christmas tree.

These two guys were kind enough to watch the game with me. (The pizza might’ve been the real draw.)

Even our “little” ChaCha stuck around to cheer on the Horns.

It might not have been the typical tailgating scene, but any game-watching that ends with a Longhorn win works for me!

Tough Teddies

3 Dec

Baylor 48, Texas 24

Dec. 3, 2011 • Waco

Since we play Baylor every year, it’s hard to think of new ways to “bearly” spell Texas. After going with Waco-born Dr Pepper in 2010, I once again used Teddy Grahams for the 2011 Baylor game. Unfortunately, the Bears on the field weren’t quite as sweet as the honey graham variety photographed on my kitchen countertop. Led by Heisman-winner Robert Griffin III, Baylor demolished the Horns.

Since my daughter’s region band concert was at the same time as the game, I didn’t get to see a down of this one. It’s rarer than rare for me to miss at least watching a Texas game on TV, but in this case, I think I was lucky to miss the carnage!