Posted by: Tricia | Monday, October 13, 2008

On a more somber note…

Here’s wishing OU middle linebacker (and the heart & soul of the Sooner defense) Ryan Reynolds a speedy recovery from yet another major knee injury during the Red River Shootout Rivalry Saturday. I always hate to see an injury happen like that, even to the Sooners.

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  1. You are a gracious Horn fan. Most of the ones I know would spit on an injured OU player. I myself am a Husker fan even though I am a lifelong Texan.

    My Husker fandom came about because of my burning hatred of OU so we can at least agree on that.

  2. I don’t really care for the Huskers, either, but yes…we do share common ground in that we both hate OU.

    But still…college rivalries are lots of fun as long as it doesn’t get out of hand. It’s fun to talk smack, but when all is said and done and the final score is logged into the history books, we also need to give each other our props, too.

    It used to drive me crazy when I was in school at UT, and we’d be playing A&M in College Station. My boyfriend, who had a 1989 black T-Top Pontiac Formula all decked out in Longhorn Band pride, would worry about parking it in a ‘safe’ place where it wouldn’t get vandalized. That just spoils the fun of it all, don’t you think? Not to mention it’s criminal.

    It seems to me, though…and I could be wrong, given that I live 1500 miles away now…that the raging, ferocious rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M has mellowed out a little bit since the bonfire tragedy. I remember being so proud to hear that the Longhorn football players started a blood drive for the injured Aggies. That’s what it’s all about right there.

    When it comes down to it, we’re all the same. Celebrating longstanding college rivalries makes football so much fun, but wishing ill will on our rivals in their day-to-day lives is way over the line. Any Longhorn that would ‘spit on an injured OU player,’ as you say, shames me. And unfortunately, I know there are way more out there than I’d like to believe.

    And that’s all I have to say about that.

  3. It is the definition of class to be able to wish well thy enemy. It speaks well of you Ma’am as do your other posts so far. I wish a speedy recovery to Ryan Reynolds.

    I go to the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. My girlfriend goes to Duke. So I know that come basketball season, we’re both going to be freaking out about people keying our cars when we go to each other’s campus for a game.

    BTW, we’re not so different on the religion standpoint. I was raised a Baptist until I turned my back on Christianity at 13.

  4. Hey Kendall! Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon.


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