Tag Archives: 2017

Texas Bowl, Our Texas Bowl

30 Mar

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Texas 33, Missouri 16 

Dec. 27, 2017 • Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl, NRG Stadium, Houston

It’s not every game that the MVP award goes to the punter, but man, did Michael Dickson deserve it! Ten of his 11 punts pinned Mizzou inside their own 15, and the Horns made the most of that. Our D score 9 points and forced four turnovers in this big win, which we hoped would send us into 2018 with big MO on our side.

It was great to get back to our bowl game ways, and beating Mizzou? That was SWEET.

Even sweeter? Getting to spend time with our Houston family while we were there.

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On the road for Houston

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Playing dominoes with Aunt Berniece and cousin Susan

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So good to finally meet sweet Baby Benjamin!

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Not bad seats

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Always good to have a view of this guy (the four-legged one)

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Horns score!

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Selfie snap with my girl

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Fight!

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Raise that trophy!

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He IS the GOAT! Dickson was a most-deserving MVP.

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Another selfie snap

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My babies at bowl games: Alamo Bowl 2006 and Texas Bowl 2017

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Hey! We’re famous!

Hook ’em!

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Raided

30 Mar

 

Texas Tech 27, Texas 23 

Nov. 24, 2017 • DKR

Ugh. Another Black Friday game. Another rotten loss. Another home season over. Not sure which was the biggest bummer.

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Lunch at Buzzard Billy’s on the Brazos in Waco

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Awkward tailgate selfie

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Had to stop in Waco to see a win

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Hook ’em, volleyball!

Hook ’em!

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Almost Heaven

30 Mar

 

Texas 28, West Virginia 14 

Nov. 18, 2017 • Morgantown, WV

The Horns won, but my spelling photo is lost! Oopsie. Good thing the Texas D was put together than my photo organization system.

With this win over #24 West Virginia, the Horns became bowl eligible. Hooray for extending the season!

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Didn’t Lose to Kansas

30 Mar

 

Texas 42, Kansas 27 

Nov. 11, 2017 • DKR

When people called for Charlie Strong to be fired during his tenure, he weathered the storm. Then he lost to Kansas. There’s grace, there are second chances, and there are mea culpas. But you can’t lose to Kansas.

In spite of the embarrassing first game loss to Maryland, coach Tom Herman was able to check the “didn’t lose to Kansas” box in this, his first season at UT.

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Fun to have Anne join us for this one

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Quality time with my Austin boy

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Horns win!

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Ryan’s last Eyes in DKR (as a student, anyway)

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11/10/2012 and 11/11/2017

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When in ATX…

Hook ’em!

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Bugged Out

30 Mar

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TCU 24, Texas 7 

Nov. 4, 2017 • Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Back in DKR’s day, the Frogs were “cockroaches”—just messing it up for everyone else. Not so much anymore! They’ve been messin’ with Texas lately, and that just ain’t right.

At least this “road game” is a local one for us Fort Worth residents!

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Gummy Goodness

30 Mar

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Texas 38, Baylor 7 

Oct. 28, 2017 • McLane Stadium, Waco

For years we had watched Baylor’s new football home take shape, its skeleton rising above the Brazos each time we passed it as we headed down (or up) I-35. McLane Stadium opened in 2014, but the first time the Horns played there in ’15, we were busy and couldn’t make the drive. Seeing a game in this “House That RGIII Built” was a long time coming.

So was this win. After back-to-back losses against those teams from the land of land thieves, it was good to take this big W from Waco.

Hook ’em!

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What a beauty! Our seats in the north end zone gave us a gorgeous view of the Brazos and the Baylor campus just beyond the big scoreboard.

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That good ol’ Baylor line

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Did he catch it?

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He caught it! TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS!

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After the game, Dede headed home while I went south for a church reunion the next day. So nice to follow the football truck for part of the way!

 

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Cow(boy) Tales

30 Mar

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Oklahoma State 13, Texas 10 (OT) 

Oct. 21, 2017 • DKR

Losing in OT was heartbreaking, but what a defensive performance! Led by Malik Jefferson, the Horns’ D held Okie State to just 13 points, well below their season average of 38.3 points per game.

Defense may win championships, but it didn’t win this game.

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Getting up early isn’t the only reason I hate 11 a.m. kickoffs.

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OSU band

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OSU band

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Sam’s INT ended our chances in OT, but I stand behind our QB. His name is now my go-to restaurant pseudonym.

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We left home before sunrise, and we got to see this great sunset on the way home.

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Clipped

30 Mar

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ou 29, Texas 24 

Oct. 14, 2017 • Cotton Bowl, Dallas

This year’s spelling was inspired by the ou logo, which–unlike the universally known and respected Longhorn emblem–bears a passing resemblance to a common office supply.

The Horns came back from 20 points down to take the lead in the fourth, but ou regained their advantage with just under 7 minutes to play. QBs Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele got the Horns to the ou 31 but turned the ball over on downs with less than 2 minutes left in the game.

So close and yet so far.

The loss sucked, but not as much as ou. And that comeback? So exciting! It was good to see that fire in our guys.

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Love it when the whole state (or at least the highway department) gets behind the Horns.

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The sun rises over Fair Park

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So many trash barrels: appropriate for the sooners

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The Breakfast Club

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Aw, YEAH.

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Pig races!

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It’s a BIG day…

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…in Big D…

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…for these Fletcher’s fans!

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Howdy, folks

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The big guy rules

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Well-stocked

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Punny shoe contest

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Punny shoe contest

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Fried something or other

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Ol’ Boris has still got it–or them

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Pizza pals?

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Our cups are overflowing

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Truth in those cups

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President Fenves surveys the crowd

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Pregame

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The Eyes

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Nothing like TX-ou Eyes

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\m/

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Sam back to pass

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TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS!

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Run it!

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Let’s go!

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Ryan and XV

 

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Double the Fun

30 Mar

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Texas 40, Kansas State 34 (2OT) 

Oct. 7, 2017 • DKR

In just his third start of his college career, true freshman Sam Ehlinger came through in a big way, leading our guys to this big double-overtime win under the lights at DKR.

Both teams scored in the first OT, but in the second, K State kept moving backwards thanks to holding penalties. Then their field goal attempt clunked off the upright, opening the door for the Horns.

Our young QB was a beast in this game, but the game-winning TD was a team effort. Chris Warren took the ball and looked like he was stopped 3 yards short of the goal, but our big ol’ O got behind him and pushed him across the line and into the win column.

Making this double OT doubly fun? Katie came home from Lubbock so she could accompany me to Austin, where we met up with Ryan for the game. In his time at Texas, Ryan saw enough bad games, and even when we played well, too often we would lose the close ones. It was fantastic that in his senior year, he could see the Horns FINISH.

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This was a first for us: enjoying UT’s mariachi band pregame!

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Love, love, love when I get to spend time with BOTH of my babies!

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Obligatory stadium selfie

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Great day for football

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TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS!

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Under the lights

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❤ Austin

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Celebratory Eyes

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Thrill of victory

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Isn’t she lovely?

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Magical fun at the Griz house

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Charlie loves Katie

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Twistered

2 Oct

Texas 17, Iowa State 7 

Sept. 28, 2017 • Ames, Iowa

For this (thankfully) rare Thursday night game, I resorted to Bugles, a.k.a. “hats for your fingers,” because they resemble cyclones. This one turned out to be a ride fit for a twister, with great plays offset by boneheaded moves, crushing defensive lapses undone by instant replay.

To repeat DKR’s oft-quoted line: “Ol’ ugly is better than ol’ nothing.” And whadyaknow, we’re undefeated in conference play!

Hook ’em!

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