Good morning Ducks fans of good faith and disposition. On behalf of fishduck.com and it’s international subsidiaries, allow me to be the first to wish you a Happy New Year and a pleasing beating of them Longhorns hailin’ from the University of Texas.
The Texas Longhorns. What can be said about them that hasn’t already been said on NCAA investigations and court documents since football began? Texas was an original member of the Southwestern Conference. The SWC was so crooked that they chose this as their logo.
The Commissioner of the SWC portrayed himself as a man of high moral turpitude, leading the conference schools in pursuit of stellar academics and fair athletic play. He soon became the symbol for all that was . . . unique about the Southwestern Conference.
Eventually the house that was the SWC collapsed under the weight of the court papers filed against it.
The demise of their conference left UT/Austin to find another group to infiltrate. After a brief flirtation with Dr. Horrible’s Evil League of Evil,
Texas decided to infect the Big 12, where they have been the . . . female dogs . . . to Oklahoma ever since.
Ah, I kid the Longhorns but really, there is much to like about the University of Texas. While it doesn’t have the scenery, decent weather, cultural diversity or choice of musical fare that Eugene offers, there is one category in which the two schools are much alike. For example, we both have cheerleaders.
But just as a matter of personal taste, I like ours better.
Whatever happens in the Alamo Bowl, oops, the VALERO Alamo Bowl, two things are certain: First, it will be a hard fought game between two fine teams. Second, some of the views will be obstructed behind those big, obnoxious hats!
Can I get a Go Ducks from the congregation?
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