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In this episode of the “Academy Sports” podcast, our hosts discuss the latest news from sports, the state of the economy, and the future of the Houston Texans.
For me, the most interesting part of the episode was the news from the University of Texas. As of this week, they have officially decided to move their football program to Lubbock and will be rebranded as the Texas Longhorns. The Longhorns are a brand of Texas football and are owned by the school. I think it is a step in the right direction, but I’m just not a fan of the move.
As a fan of both the University of Texas and the University of Texas Football Program, I’m not too worried, but people in general should be more concerned about the Longhorns name.
The move to Lubbock brings our favorite football program from Austin to the Lone Star State. I don’t think this is a good move for football fans, but for the Longhorns it’s a good move. But for me, it just isn’t. A quick look at the current NCAA, SEC, and Big 12 conference standings show that the Longhorns have won just 3 championships (including a loss to Oklahoma in 1995).
I think the best way to look at it is if we look at it from a Longhorn perspective, Texas Football is sort of like the Texas State School of the Air in that it is a place where kids have to learn to fly. I think what Lubbock does is give Texas Football a bit more breathing room to grow. If Texas State had just played games, we have no idea what would have happened to the Longhorns.
Lubbock fans would have been so psyched to see a Texas win, even though that was just the first time they had ever won a Big 12 title. This is because they knew just how good of a conference it was and how much it meant to their beloved program.
Yes, it’s true. When Texas became the Big 12 champion, there were a lot of Lubbock fans who were expecting a Texas win and were willing to pay the price to get it. However, Lubbock fans were also prepared to see a Texas loss as they saw a Texas loss as a loss of dignity. Now, with the Longhorns back on top, Lubbock fans can say they are back to normal because they are happy to see Texas win again.
When Texas won its Big 12 championship in 2003, it was a bittersweet victory because Lubbock was the first non-conference team to win the conference crown. However, it was also a bittersweet loss because Lubbock fans needed time to process the loss, and they didn’t have that time. Now, Lubbock fans can say they are back to normal because they are happy to see Texas win again.
It’s important to remember that the Big 12 was always a rivalry game, so the Longhorns’ success in 2003 was a much better accomplishment than Texas’ success in 2008. However, there are some differences between the two schools: Lubbock fans are more willing to get into the “frenzy” mode than Texas fans.
The most important distinction is that Texas fans are very passionate, and can really be heard above the din of the rest of the stadium when they speak. They are very vocal. The Texas fans are more reserved. Even on the sideline, the Texas fans can be louder than the Lubbock fans.