University of Texas gets its own fragrance to rival OU’s

When I first saw this headline, I wondered if this fragrance made you smell like a cow.

The University of Texas has its own men’s and women’s fragrances.

Yep, you heard correctly. But so does OU.

The cologne and perfume are being sold for $39.50 for 1.7 ounces with the theme “Passionate, Triumphant & Strong.” (a nod to UT’s new head coach, Charlie Strong?).

The perfume description, from the Masik collegiate fragrances website: “A spirited new fragrance created to pay tribute to the University of Texas women opens with a sparkling top note of Bergamot, and Ruby Redcurrant. The heart of the fragrance is an addictive floral blend of Orange Blossom, Mimosa and Jasmine. Aromatic Patchouli, Creamy Vanilla and Musks round out the background ensuring a long lasting fragrant appeal.”

The only other Big 12 school listed on the website’s collegiate roster is OU, which has had a fragrance for a bit longer than the Horns.

The description: A signature scent exclusively created to capture the essence of the University of Oklahoma. The Rich Tradition of Crimson and Cream, The Immense Pride of the Sooners and the Beauty of Norman. Exhilarating, Cool and Magnetic.

The rest of the collegiate lineup is predominantly SEC schools such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas A&M.

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Report: Mike Leach and Graham Harrell reunited and it feels so good

 

Mike Leach and Graham Harrell were meant to be together in the college football universe. Thankfully, on the night of a lunar eclipse, the stars appear to be aligned to bringing these two back together. According to a report by Jacob Thorpe of the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Washington, Leach will add his former Texas Tech quarterback to the coaching staff at Washington State.

Because Washington State already has the NCAA maximum of nine assistant coaches, Harrell’s role with the team will likely fall an administrative title for now. Thorpe suggests an offensive quality control position is a possibility. The staff position has not been confirmed by Washington State, although it may just be a matter of clearing all the paperwork behind the scenes. An announcement could come later this week.

Harrell played for Leach at Texas Tech from 2004 through 2008. During his time at Texas Tech in Leach’s offensive system, Harrell racked up a number of awards and honors including the 2008 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, 2007 Sammy Baugh Trophy and multiple All-America honors. Harrell was also voted the 2008 AT&T All-American Player of the Year in a fan vote. Harrell ended his collegiate career with 15,793 passing yards and 134 touchdowns to 34 interceptions.

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Terrell Owens reportedly owes $250K in unpaid taxes

 

It sounds like Terrell Owens still has some serious financial problems, despite what his publicist may want us to believe. Owens reportedly owes a quarter of a million dollars in unpaid taxes from two years ago.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the federal government claims TO owes $244,391.52 in unpaid income taxes for the 2012 tax year. Owens signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 but was cut before the season and made just $4,300. As TMZ noted, he must have had some other sources of income to rack up a tax bill of that magnitude.

This is not the first time TO has had tax issues. He reportedly paid off a $430,000 tax lien last year that he had racked up from 2005 to 2009.

But that’s not all. Owens’ estranged wife Rachel Snider — whom he shared a solid several days of marriage with — said last month that she is going after alimony payments. Snider had previously accused TO of only marrying her so he could obtain a $2 million loan for a home purchase.

Less than two years ago, Owens was ordered to work at Goodwill after he missed child support payments. All this stuff can’t be made up, right?

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Rangers beat Astros; Adrian Beltre to DL; Colby Lewis to return

 

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Martin Perez threw eight scoreless innings, Donnie Murphy had a sacrifice fly and the Texas Rangers got a series-clinching 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Perez (2-0) scattered five hits and walked three, but the left-hander benefited from four double-play grounders. He struck out two.

Murphy’s deep flyball to the left-center gap in the sixth sent home Josh Wilson for the lone run of the game against Brett Oberholtzer (0-3).

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Watching these two women fly for the first time is pure gold

I am truly amazed at this video. It made me smile and laugh as I watched them fly for the first time.
I bet you will at least smile if you watch this.

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Masters Sunday filled with intrigue and diversity

AUGUSTA, Ga. – For two days Augusta National culled the herd, sending some of the game’s biggest names spiraling out of town and leaving just enough daylight between Bubba Watson and the pack to give the 78th playing the faint hue of a boat race.

But as is the Masters modus operandi, congestion returned under a warm spring sun thanks to what the venerable course does best – two-way traffic.

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Big second half from Nowitzki, Ellis puts Mavs in playoffs; could put Suns out of them

 

Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis have carried the Dallas Mavericks all season long.

So it’s fitting that Dallas is now in the playoffs because those two combined for 44 second half points Saturday night, turning an 11 point halftime deficit into a 101-98 Mavericks win at home.

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Jeff Francoeur’s teammates in El Paso pulled off a great prank

 

The Padres signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor league deal at the end of March, a week after he was released by the Indians. Francoeur, 30, had adequate results, posting a .788 OPS in 35 at-bats with the Indians during spring training, but the team just didn’t have room with him in their outfield, so he moved over to the Padres.

Francoeur reported to Triple-A El Paso and his new teammates banded together to pull off an elaborate prank on him. They pretended that pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf and Francoeur bit it, hook, line, and sinker, despite some obvious tells. Watch the prank in the video below, which includes Francoeur’s reaction when he learns the truth:

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Jaguars Insider: Johnny Manziel not the only intriguing Aggie to Jaguars

On a related note, asked source about #Jaguars at No. 3.

Them: ‘The Texas A&M kid.’

Me: ‘Evans?’

Them: ‘No — Matthews.’”

Evans is former Aggies receiver Mike Evans, the consensus No. 2 player at his position behind Clemson’s Sammy Watkins.

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The Morning Report – 4/13/14

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Good morning sports fans! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Passage: 50th anniversary of the Mustang

It happens this week . . . the golden anniversary of a car that’s galloped into automotive history.

It was April 17th, 1964, when the Ford Mustang made its debut at the New York World’s Fair.

Ford predicted its newly-introduced model (“the car that dreams are made of”) would sell about 100,000 cars.

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