Yes, Longhorn fans, it’s cringe-worthy indeed to see the very same Oklahoma Sooners that your team so soundly thrashed this year waltz into a BCS bowl game against mighty mighty Boise State. Can we only dream of a potato-lover’s upset? Take heart. In the back of his mind, Bob Stoops
, when not obsessing over the Oregon win the refs robbed him of, has a festering sore that is Mack Brown
. Two losses in a row, Bob. Just pretend it doesn’t bother you. We believe you. Honest, we do. Yes, the Okies topped Nebraska, another loser to Texas, in the just-doesn't-matter Big 12 Championship game. Neither team looked like a contender.
None of this excuses the Horns’ season-ending collapse, which was a train wreck from which it’s hard to look away, but do look. Look to the future. All the way to the National Football League where former University of Texas players are everywhere and kicking ass:
+ Cedric Benson
is starting and scoring for da Chicago Bears, who clinched the NFC North this weekend.
+ Phil Dawson
kicked a field goal in overtime to seal the Cleveland Brown’s win over the Chief.
+ Roy Williams
became the first Detroit Lions receiver with more than 1,000 yards since Johnnie Morton
in 2001. Oh, and he likes to hang with teammates DE Cory Redding
, DT Shaun Rogers
, and OT Jonathan Scott
+ Vince Young
(oh, we miss you, Vince …) is slowly making believers of Nashville Titans fans with his second straight come-from-behind victory.
+ Chris Simms
is the second-best former UT QB in the NFL even when he’s not playing. There are two of them? I still can’t believe it.
+ Vince’s favorite throwing target of late? Ahmad Hall
. (Am I the only one who keeps wanting to call him Ahmad Brooks
?) Of course, Vince can also aim for tight end Bo Scaife
+ Quentin Jammer
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