Your Cowboys beat my Longhorns on Saturday. I can live with that. I can live with the fact that, despite Mack going 12-0 against OSU in his first 12 years, y'all somehow managed to beat my Horns in back to back years in f*ckin Austin, TX. The hallowed grounds of former sooner Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. I don't know how OSU was unlucky enough to be the team picked to play Texas in Austin again this year after the Big XII lost two teams (you'd think T. Boone could've taken care of that with a few phone calls), but the Pokes didn't complain. Y'all took it like men, and took care of business in 2010 and 2011. Again, I can live with that. Longhorn Nation can live with that. But I'll tell ya something, Pokes, here's what we can't live with:We can't live with you Oklahoma State-ing your season. Now, if Texas doesn't win the Big XII, ok. We've tasted Big XII glory only three times, after all. That ugly, all-glass trophy shows up in Austin about as many times as we get a little rain down here - few and much too far between (ironically we somehow dominate in swimming & diving every year? Hook 'Em!). What we absolutely cannot live with this year is some dumbass, crimson-wearing recruit from the Metroplex hoisting an 8th (F*CKING EIGHTH!) trophy over his head in early December. You know that kinda guy. He was someone who either 1) inexplicably got overlooked by Mack Brown, 2) couldn't academically qualify to wear burnt orange and so was welcomed with open arms in Norman, or 3) had just too much badass intensity for the soft, corporate culture we love to hate down here in the Live Music Capital of the World.
Please, don't blow it this year OSU. It's all set-up, nice and pretty. Coast until Bedlam. Hell, we'll even spot you a mental breakdown that results in a home loss to Bill Snyder or on the road in Lubbock. But one loss is all you get. Beat OU, you get the tie-breaker, Big XII Champs. It's been 15 years in the making. Don't Oklahoma State yourself. Not this year. Good game this Saturday.