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Ricky Williams on the Longhorn Network

The scene is set on the "41st Acre," home of the Longhorn Network transmission tower. A small group is gathered around a tree, sitting atop hay bales, all dressed in tailgate finery – eye black with cows; orange everything. Members of the Longhorn marching band, with their patented zig-zag trouser trim, mill around a Texas landscape (we suspect Enchanted Rock?). The hay-balers clap politely (a cheerleader gently puffs her poms) as a familiar face steps up. "I've got one," Ricky Williams asserts as he unfolds a piece of paper: "Running! Running! Grass green, sky blue …." To hear how our Heisman hero's opus slam poetry foray turns out, you're just going to have to tune in to the Longhorn Network and wait for one of these snicker-worthy promos to pop up. This bit is part of a series of bumpers – others featuring Dale Watson, Jordan Shipley, Earl Campbell, Vince Young, and of course Smokey and Bevo – produced by Preacher PR for the network to promote its 24/7 Texas sports programming, all the live-long day.

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