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Pumpkin Power Down

14 Aug

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TCU 37, Texas 27 

October 26, 2019 • Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Years ago my mom surprised Dede and me at a football game with some mallowcreme pumpkins. She called them “pumpkin power” and credited them with our Horns’ success that day. Since then, Dede and I pack some pumpkin power for random October games.

Alas, even the pumpkins couldn’t save our team from losing to the Horned Frogs. Our offense racked up a ton of yards, but four turnovers? Yikes.

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Unfocused

14 Aug

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ou 34, Texas 27 

Oct. 12, 2019 • Cotton Bowl, Dallas

Our guys came back from a couple of 10-point deficits, but Jalen Hurts lived up to his name and kept pushing the sooners ahead.  

It’s a shame, too, because except for the game’s outcome, it was a pretty epic day! We had our requisite Fletcher’s corny dogs, saw the State Fair butter sculptures, and had our usual pregame gathering and toast in the food court.

These 11 a.m. kicks make it difficult to see much of the State Fair before the game, but Ryan and I still managed to visit the Hall of State. That’s where we found a cool exhibit featuring films that had been filmed in Texas. We saw movie posters, props, and photo opps from some of our favorites, from Cloak & Dagger to Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. We also made it to the Creative Arts Pavilion to check out this year’s butter sculptures and shoe contest winners. I LOVE this stuff! Please, oh please, Powers That Be, NEVER EVER move Texas-ou away from the State Fair!

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Mike Madness

14 Aug

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LSU 45, Texas 38

Sept. 7, 2019 • DKR

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. This is the one that got away. We were oh-so-close to pulling off this upset over the eventual 2019 national champs. Only Auburn and Bama played them closer. Not that it matters. We had College Gameday on the Forty, and DKR was rockin’, but this loss really stung.

Maybe that’s why I lost the “E” and “A” of the TEXAS I so dutifully spelled with Mike & Ike candy. The Mike & Ikes were in tribute to Mike the Tiger, the handsome fella Katie and I had met in Baton Rouge while on our epic Sugar Bowl road trip.

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If only the “E” and “A” were all we lost that day!

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Clipped

15 Nov

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ou 39, Texas 27

Dec. 1, 2018 • Big 12 Championship • AT&T Stadium, Arlington

11_mrpeanutGreat tailgate. Amazing seats. Fun atmosphere. Lousy outcome.

Defensive star Breckyn Hager said he wouldn’t cut his hair until the Horns won the Big 12, and we were hopeful that boy could get a trim. Alas, the cut had to wait. 

But hey, we got to meet Mr. Peanut.

 

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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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Poked

15 Nov

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Oklahoma State 38, Texas 35

Oct. 27, 2018 • Stillwater, Oklahoma

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. After the season-opening loss, our guys were on a six-game winning streak when they rode into Stillwater. Ranked #6, the Horns were down by as much as 17, came storming back in the second half, but couldn’t pull off the win.

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What the Shell, Take 2

14 Nov

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Maryland 34, Texas 29 

Sept. 1, 2018 • FedEx Field, Washington, DC

Surely it wouldn’t happen again. After the 2017 game against the Terps, the Horns were shell-shocked, and head coach Tom Herman’s Texas debut was spoiled. So this time around, surely, SURELY the Horns would be victorious.

Nope.

The loss was a bitter start for a season that would turn out surprisingly sweet.

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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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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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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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