Interestingly enough, both Ikard and Sirles are playing for the West team along with Longhorns Anthony Fera and Carrington Byndom. I wonder how their teammates feel about these #hornsdown helmets?
OT - Oklahoma, Nebraska Players Are Adding “Horns Down” Logos To Their Shrine Game Helmets To Mock Texas
I'm sure Texas having beaten the Sooners this year will help the Texas players get over it.
To me it just seems a little childish, although I'm sure that any Texas players on the teams those guys get drafted to will find a way to let them know.
Kids be kids, but I think it's lame. A "little brother"-like move on their part. You'll have an ocean of NFL scouts there watching you, be a professional.
do the same thing to ohio and staee...upside down "O" and "S"
I see what you did there. I guess to actually have that effect, one would have to spell the entire word OHIO upside down. That'll show 'em.
They have new mortal enemies now!!! BIG TEN!!!!
Somwhow switching from Oklahoma and Texas to Iowa and Northwestern just does not seem the same.
You forgot the /s
allow this? It is immaturity at its finest.
Most likely because people are now about the Shrine game, and this will no doubt increase viewership. Controvery, real or perceived, sells.
If I were their coach, I wouldn't let them play in the game unless they removed the logo or turned it right-side up.
Super childish on Oklahoma & Nebraska's part IMO. I think I'm starting to like Texas more and more (love Strong's culture change rules) and this type of nonsense has the exact opposite effect that the idiots doing it wanted - at least for me.
Hook em Horns!
Reminds me of when State students wore "you off" shirts at Breslin. Sadly, they were right.
I actually thought that was pretty good. The difference is that MSU players did not warm up with "YOU OFF" T-Shirts.
I thought those shirts were referring to what the UMich admissions department had told them?
to bag on a student section for making fun of any slogan a rival team has. "You Off" seems like a pretty good comeback to "We On" for a basketball rival.
At first I thought they were HS recruits, but they're grown men trying to impress NFL scouts. Is the Nebraska player mad that Texas didn't recruit him? I don't get it.
they should stick to respectable things. like skywriting over texas before getting their asses handed to them on the field.
Did Grandpa enjoy getting out to the Rose Bowl before it was too late?
Yea, this seems a little immature. I don't understand the skywriting thing though. It's not like we wrote FUCK STATE or STATE SUCKS above their stadium. We wrote Go Blue and succeded in pissing them off. Harvard and Yale have been doing this shit for years.
Part of me wonders if this is response to Mack Brown's suggestion in November (per a Yahoo! article) that the Big 12 get involved in quashing the "horns down" gesture altogether, calling it "disrespectful". The other part of me believes that making gratuitous fun of some of the players at the Shrine game may not sit well with the folks you're playing to impress. If you want to show the scouts you have some character, this is not the way to do it.
When did NFL scouts start being concerned about character? If a kid can do the job he will get a shot.
Schools treat rivals like this all the time. Witness Hoke not wearing red ever and calling OSU simply "Ohio" (and them getting ANGAR by it), and Woody calling us "that team up North", or them bizarrely creating a whole song just to tell everyone how much they don't give a damn about our state. These things are commonplace in rivalries. I don't think it's necessarily a disrespect thing.
In a world that's found our little brothers hating their one times hero's, anything is possible.
A&M fans have these bumper stickers that say "Saw em' off" with the UT logo's horns sawed off. I've always thought it was so damn lame.
All I have to say is Texas won't be down forever, and they will remember things like this when they are winning consistently again.
Both Texas and Nebraska finished their regular seasons at 8-4, and Texas had a better conference record at 7-2 to NE's 5-3.
Oklahoma had a much better season than Texas overall, but Texas beat their asses in the Red River Shootout, so it seems rather lame to now mock them.
Why wouldn't the OU guy mock Alabama's players? NE didn't even play Texas, so why wouldn't the Nebraska guy mock Michigan or Georgia?
I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Charlie Strong is now the coach at UT.
OU and Texas have a pretty long standing "we hate them" policy toward each other, and Nebraska is only a couple years removed from the B12. It makes sense to me.
Never really understood people wearing stuff insulting other teams. Some of them are funny but why would I want to wear something referencing a team I don't like rather than the team I do? Also all other teams colors suck.
Lame as hell. Especially by the Nebraska player.
1. You're not in the Big XII anymore.
2. You never beat Texas while you were at Nebraska and Nebraska only beat Texas once when they were in the Big XII.
3. You just gave money to Texas' athletic department by buying those.
conduct; likely to bite them in the ass. Charlie Strong has now encoutered enough BS to have me hoping he succeeds, which is remarkable, since I've been enjoying Texas's slide for years.
Why does he hate Missouri?
For those of you that dont know. Its a tradition at the Shrine Bowl for players to wear decals from their teamates schools.
that Texas is most directly responsible for ExpansionFest. Without their unequal revenue sharing or LHN, the coasties don't join the B1G and our conference is slightly more respectable. (In this scenario our brain trust may have stuck with the L&L divisions - but Delaney is terrible in all timelines.)
Just like A&M referring to UT as "varsity" in their fight song.