It’s time for that annual party that is the Texas-OU Shootout, or Red River Shootout, whatever they call it now. That game between those Tea Sippers and Baby Boomers.
It’s the only time of the year that Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas gets any love.
Until the 2005 meeting, the 100th meeting between the schools, the game was called the Red River Shootout. In 2005, it was sponsored by SBC Communications, and the game was officially renamed the SBC Red River Rivalry, with the word “Rivalry” replacing “Shootout” out of a desire not to convey an attitude of condoning gun violence. Since 2006, with SBC’s merger with AT&T, the game is referred to as the AT&T Red River Rivalry. The term Red River Shootout or Red River Rivalry is also sometimes applied to meetings between the two schools in sports other than football.
Headline: The Red River Rivalry turns into an air-assault featuring Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles.
Prediction: Sooners by 14
Last season was an absolute embarrassment for the entire state of Texas. Nobody saw the Longhorn breakdown coming. Well this year, Texas is 4 and 0, but they are most certainly not all the way back. Oklahoma on the other hand was preseason number one. And they have held up their end of the bargain thus far, despite no longer being ranked number one. Since 2000, these two bitter rivals have met four times when both teams have been undefeated. The Sooners are 3 and 1 in these such matchups.
-After a horrific showing in Week 2, the Longhorns have played some very solid football for two straight weeks. Sadly for Mack Brown and Co., UCLA and Iowa State are not nearly of the same caliber as Oklahoma. I will admit that both little McCoy and little Shipley have impressed me. But neither future star has faced a defense like the ones that the Sooners have. This will be a great learning experience for Mack Brown and his young team. And I will admit, in rivalry games, numbers typically get thrown out the door. Do not be surprised to see the Longhorns hang around until the 4th.
Since I’m an Aggie fan, I don’t have a dog in this fight. I feel like I can be pretty objective about this game and say the glass and mirrors of UT won’t work against OU.
Way too much Justin Verlander.
Detroit’s ace held down the A’s for the second time in five games Thursday, pitching a complete-game shutout and striking out 11 as the Tigers won 6-0 to move on to the ALCS.
Verlander fanned 22 in his two starts, setting a new record for strikeouts in a Divisional Series. The previous record of 21 was shared by Kevin Brown and Cliff Lee.
It was the first complete-game win for a Tigers starter in the postseason since Jack Morris completed Game 4 of the 1984 World Series.
The A’s were able to keep it close for six innings tonight, with the Tigers getting their lone two runs in the third after Austin Jackson doubled in Omar Infante and came around to score on a wild pitch.
The Tigers’ four-run seventh that settled the matter. A’s starter Jarrod Parker exited with runners on the corners and one out. Ryan Cook came in and failed to retire any of the three batters he faced, making it a 4-0 game. The Tigers got two more runs after Cook left, the first on an RBI single and the second on a Stephen Drew error.
While they were far more concerned about their own fate, the Tigers got good news from the other ALDS in the form of the Orioles’ win over the Yankees tonight. It means they still could have home-field advantage in the ALCS of Baltimore can prevail again in Game 5. And if the Yankees win instead, at least CC Sabathia will be burnt instead of getting the Game 1 start. The Tigers figure to use Doug Fister in Game 1, Max Scherzer in Game 2, Verlander in Game 3 and Anibal Sanchez in Game 4 of the ALCS.
Some stories, you just have to read for yourselves to believe them.
Pizza delivery driver claims he was fired for criticizing Ohio State’s defense to coach’s wife.
LSU claims it lost last Saturday because it’s really hot and humid down there in Florida, not at all like crisp chilly Louisiana.