First off I want to thank all of you for your Christmas wishes. I’ve been celebrating a premature Christmas all day. Normally, a win is a win, but not in this case. We now have a legitimate shot to play for all the marbles, not to mention OU-Texas bragging rights. I felt pretty good going into the game, but squandering two touchdowns made me squirm a bit. In the end this fact only sweetened the feeling.
One more thing… a wise man once said that offense sells tickets, but defenses win championships. We saw this OU team come of age on Saturday and hopefully the 2019 Sooners will become the personification of this wise man’s advice. This offense will only get better as the season goes on and now that we have a defensive coordinator that can spell defense, this team will have a shot at winning a National Championship. Hang on; this is going to be a fun ride.
By the way, let’s give Sam Ehlinger his due…this guy’s a gamer…I don’t like the guy, but he did his best to will his team to a win. He also has a bunch of long armed receivers and now that Texas has a semblance of a run game, these guys will be dangerous when they get healthy. I don’t want to see Texas again this year. The good news is that the Horns play Iowa State, Baylor and Tech at the end the season. Our best bet may be Iowa State. The Cyclones are going to be tough down the stretch, particularly in Ames.
Here’s one other question about the OU-Texas game. I’ve never thought of this before, but how many football stadiums in America have both teams enter the stadium through the same entrance. Being OU-Texas, once must wonder why a fight has not broken out before. This plan is similar to having the Earp and the Clanton brothers walk down the same street in Tombstone on the way to the OK Corral. Can you imagine the smack talk that would be coming out of Doc Holliday’s mouth?
There is an upside to this story. Every member of the team got an unsportsmanlike penalty for the game due to what happened in the tunnel. This means that every walk-on making the trip to Dallas will have a tale to tell their grandchildren. These guys will brag that they were flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct at the OU-Texas game back in ’19. I can only imagine how this story will evolve after being retold thousands of times.