Saturday, November 29, 2008

On Being Texan

       According to my Facebook News Feed (aka stalker feed), my sister just joined two Facebook groups. I have never experienced such deep satisfaction until I read her update. Therefore, I must blog this momentously entertaining occasion.
       The first group is listed as: "Texas could be its own country but it isn't b/c it feels bad for America." She then provided her own well deserved and greatly appreciated commentary viz., "it's under 'beliefs and causes' how can we not join?" I must say, this is a thought provoking question. How can one not join such a magnanimous cause? Well, the group provided reasons why one should.

1) Concerning Race: "being texan transcends race."

- talk about progressive

2) On why people should join: "'invite your friends, spread the gospel' vs 'Don't invite your friends (Jospeh Stalin).'"

- is this bombastic? Truculent? Answer: it is absolutely true

       The second group is listed as: "[the] Cyclones are the most dominant college mascot on earth." Everyone has to have school pride. You have to respect it. The contest which legitimizes the validity of this can be verified via internet scholasticism (found here
       Also, my friend Dennis Lee just joined the Facebook group: "Texas did beat OU 45-34, lest we forget." Here is a digression of its existence.
       The official group [exists] to promote and raise awareness of the scientific fact that Texas did defeat Oklahoma 45-35 on a neutral site during the 2008 football season. It seems to be that these days, there is a contingent of America, especially those in the voting electorate that makes up the Coaches and Harris polls, that forgot that Texas did in fact defeat Oklahoma earlier in the year. The score, if you were wondering was Texas 45 v. Oklahoma 35. The game was played on October 11, and Texas defeated Oklahoma on a neutral site. For those of you in Oklahoma, or in case you are a Harris or Coaches poll voter, that means that Texas is the only team in the Big 12 South's vaunted four teams in the top 12 to have won a game against one of the other teams away from home. But wait. Didn't OU just beat the No. 2 team in the nation, by a lot? Yes they did. They were also at home where they have only lost two games since Bob Stoops started hating puppies and Jesus. Wait... But they beat them by a lot, and that was the team that beat UT? Yes. They did beat Tech. Tech did beat Texas at home in the final second. Yes, Texas did in fact, contrary to popular belief beat Oklahoma on a neutral site by double-digits. But wasn't that a long time ago? Lets see, OU beat the No. 2 team at home last week. Texas beat then No. 1 team on a neutral site. But I guess because it was over a week ago it doesn't matter. With that in mind we move forward with one goal in mind. To remember the Cotton Bowl. That is our cry. Remember, Remember, the eleventh of October. The day that Texas defeated then No. 1 Oklahoma by double-digits on a neutral field. So we are urging you, as concerned citizens of this great land to raise your voice, to act upon your first amendment freedoms and let your voice be heard by the small few that decides who plays for the National title, or in this case the Big 12 title. Do everything in your power to promote and spread the awareness of 45-35, because knowing is half the battle. And the game did in fact happen so long ago, so we must remember America, because she has such a short memory.
Facebook groups, I salute you.

1 comment:

Ched said...


And, Texas has Austin (the city and the madman behind the keyboard).