Each year about this time, the city is abuzz in anticipation of the AT&T Red River Rivalry which, of course, pits the University of Texas against Oklahoma in what Jim Ross would refer to as a "good ole fashioned slobber-knocker"; downtown smells vaguely of mutual animosity (though that could just be the fried butter at the State Fair), and fans of either side are whipped into a frenzy by a strong sense of history and good football (and again, probably, fried butter).
No one in Dallas, it seems, isn't excited about the game; even without the history and fried dairy products, the fact that at least one of the two are usually in the mix for a national championship makes the "Rivalry" an irresistible diversion each fall for even the most casual college sports fan.
In fact, of the past 65 meetings, only five have come without at least one of the participants sitting in the Top 25. This year is no different, with the Sooners coming in ranked 20th, and the Longhorns, behind Alabama and Florida, ranked 3rd. History. Animosity. Competitiveness. Butter. Who wouldn't be excited?
"I'm not excited at all. I could care less about the game. I don't care about who wins or who loses," Bennett said today. "They both suck.
"Well actually, they're both really good to be honest, but they suck, too. They're good teams, I think they both have great programs. I had a chance to be a part of both programs coming down to the wire, but I just found a better school. I went to Texas A&M. OU wanted me, TU wanted me, and ultimately, Texas A&M got me."
Well, I guess you can't win them all.