Dumb move…

The horns-down controversy is a solution in search of a problem.  Seriously, what’s the big deal.  The big deal is that someone back in 2018 decided that teams should be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for the horns-down gesture.   It was a dumb move then and it‘s dumb move today…

In that year Will Grier, the West Virginia quarterback was hit with a taunting penalty as he made the gesture toward the Texas student body after scoring the game winning two-point conversion.  Seriously, what a cool move.   Fortunately, on that day, it was no harm no foul.   

The problem is that the move by the Big 12 office was never properly vetted. If it had been someone with the slightest modicum of intelligence would have pulled the plug on the matter at that point.  Now, we’re stuck with this mess, and no one can put the toothpaste back in the tube. 

Here’s the problem…it may not happen this year or next, but it will happen.  One of these days at a critical point in an OU-Texas game a Sooner player will get caught up in the emotion of the game and will be give the horns down gesture.  We will be flagged with a 15-yard penalty that will stop a drive for us or extend a drive for them that will adversely impact the outcome of the game.  

Someone needs to stop this craziness before it impacts someone’s National Championship season…

Boomer Sooner…

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