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Winds of Change

15 Nov

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Texas 24, Iowa State 10

Nov. 17, 2018 • DKR

The Cyclones blew into town, but the Horns, still sailing on the strong West Texas win from the previous week, withstood the storm. Our guys never trailed in this one, and with a win, came to within one win from clinching a spot in the Big 12 championship game.

21_group232_friendsThe win (and fireworks!) capped off a fantastic day. My niece’s family joined us at Bevo Blvd. and the tailgate, and because this was our home finale, we relished our time with our football family, too.

The last home game is always sad, but it’s a good time to recognize how lucky we are to have shared those special moments on the Forty. 

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Can’t Move That Mountain

15 Nov

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West Virginia 42, Texas 41

Nov. 3, 2018 • DKR

Back and forth and back and forth. A bunch of lead changes made this one exciting, but the Mountaineers TD and 2-point conversion with seconds left put this game into the loss column.

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The Hat at Home

15 Nov

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Texas 23, Baylor 17

Oct. 13, 2018 • DKR

07_rkc-hatAfter the previous week’s big win over our biggest rival, Bevo Blvd. was rockin’! Ryan and Katie were with me to see Bevo’s grand entrance, and then we got to pose with the star of the moment, the Golden Hat trophy. 

Later, I ran into an old friend from church, and then we caught wind that online quiz show host Scott Rogowsky, the HQ-tie himself, was at the Chase booth, we managed to find him in the crowd for selfies.

In the game, QB Shane Buechele came up big, helping us get a good lead at the half that Baylor couldn’t quite overcome.

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A Leg to Stand On

14 Nov

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Texas 31, TCU 16 

Sept. 22, 2018 • DKR

The grilled frog legs at the tailgate were pretty darn tasty, but beating the Frogs was even more delicious!

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Rubber Match

14 Nov

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Texas 37, USC 14 

Sept. 15, 2018 • DKR

In 2017, the Horns rebounded from a disappointing loss to Maryland by coming THIS CLOSE to beating the favored SC Trojans. Some might call it a moral victory, but as encouraging as it was, it still counted as an L.

Because of that, the hype for the Trojans’ 2018 visit to Austin was off the charts. Pregame, Nissan’s Heisman House was on the 40, hosting our own Ricky Williams. Once again Bevo Bold was hoppin’, and a huge crowd migrated from the streets to the stands, ready for a great game.

Boy, did our Horns deliver!

A record crowd—including Trojan-conqueror Vince Young—watched the Horns get win #900 handily. What an amazing day!

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Dodging the Sucker Punch

14 Nov

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Texas 28, Tulsa 21 

Sept. 8, 2018 • DKR

After the disappointing loss to Maryland, the Horns came back in the home opener to beat the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. As mighty winds blow, so did our defense. After shutting out Tulsa in the first half, we gave up 21 points in the second. Thank goodness for Sam & Co. managing to score in the fourth to keep our Horns on top.

The game might not have been the show of power we were expecting, but Bevo Blvd. certainly displayed all that is great about Texas football! With vendors and games and “Longhorn City Limits” music, the pregame party was a fitting celebration of the reunion that is a Longhorns home game.

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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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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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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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Down and Dirty

18 Sep

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Texas 56, San Jose State 0

Sept. 9, 2017 • DKR

I was fresh out of ideas. What could we use to represent the Spartans? I walked through convenience store snack aisles, and nothing jumped out at me. If only I had some Jose Cuervo—but then again, I probably would’ve drunk it all after that Maryland game.

Then Brett suggested I make a spartan spelling, drawing on this definition of “spartan”:

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Voila! This time I would spell Texas in the most frugal manner possible. No candy, no flowers, no toys—I would spell Texas with NOTHING.

Turns out, NOTHING is what the Spartans scored. Some might call an eight touchdown blowout boring. I call it DELICIOUS.

 

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