Horns Up, Horns Down for Oct. 14: Beating the Sooners, Bring on the rain


Horns Up: OU Still Sucks (But this time we have proof)

The Longhorns sent the No. 10-ranked Oklahoma Sooners back to Norman with their tails between their legs on Saturday, and no one is more surprised than Longhorns fans themselves. We’re not quite ready to buy into the legend of Case McCoy, and Mack Brown still has a ways to go before convincing us that he’s the right man to lead the Longhorn football team, but we’ll give them all the credit in the world for beating our biggest rival this weekend. And best of all, now that we’re over this hump, we can finally start saying the words “Big 12 Championship” without accompanying them with a rueful, that’ll-be-the-day smirk.

Horns Down: Kinky Should do his homework

Singer, writer, comedian and former independent candidate for governor Kinky Friedman is running for Texas agriculture commissioner as a Democrat. While Friedman can always be counted on to provide good quotes and make Texas politics even more ridiculous than usual, his lack of seriousness about the job makes us worry what would happen should he win. Friedman said on Saturday that two of his main campaign issues would be the legalization of marijuana and casino gambling in Texas. That’s fine, but he also said that he wasn’t an expert on water policy and other major issues that should be of great concern to any prospective agriculture commissioner. We suggest he study up.

Horns Up: Bring on the rain

Yes, the last day of ACL was canceled and parts of Central Texas suffered flooding, but the heavy rain that fell this weekend was sorely needed. Only a few weeks ago the Lower Colorado River Authority forecast that the water levels of lakes Travis and Buchanan would drop below all-time lows in November, making this the worst drought in Texas’ recorded history. So yeah, we’ll take a torrential downpour over a sixth day of ACL festivities, especially since many musicians staged impromptu free shows around town last night.