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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Longhorns: The Color of Obsession 

The Arkansas Razorbacks are apparently still upset about their loss to Texas last season.

Pink is out and burnt orange is in as the color a Razorback defensive player loathes to wear at practice.

Arkansas coach Houston Nutt made the switch Monday after receiving comment from many involved with the Race for the Cure, scheduled April 23 in Fayetteville as a fund-raiser to help beat breast cancer.

Last week with Nutt’s approvel, new defensive coordinator Reggie Herring ordered those on defense graded with six or more "loafs" for consecutive practices be garbed in a pink practice jersey over their regular white defensive jersey. "I got a few calls from the Race for the Cure cancer survivors," Nutt said after Monday’s practice. "That was the last thing on our minds to discredit people who have shown a lot of toughness. I’ve had members of my family who had cancer. If pink does offend them, that’s the last thing we want. I know how strong and how brave they are. We’ll mix up the colors and hopefully won’t offend any of them."

Using burnt orange as the current color of scorn might offend the Texas Longhorns, but the Razorbacks won’t play their old Southwest Conference rival this season unless matched in a bowl game.
Poor piggies. If Nutt wants to not discredit people that have shown a lot of toughness, then his "loafers" should don the colors of whatever SEC school Arkansas has managed to own.


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