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  • It's Championship Time Again in Austin

    Leaving work in an hour.....going to my favorite watering hole....sitting my butt down with all my burnt orange gear......and will be getting ready for what should be an exciting National Championship win for the Horns.

    The Eyes of Texas are upon you can't hide.

    HOOK EM HORNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #2
    Re: It's Championship Time Again in Austin

    I'm looking forward to the game, it should be a good one. Ever since Texas punked U$C in the Rose Bowl, I've been a fan.

    I'm with you tx, HOOK 'EM HORNS!


    • #3
      Re: It's Championship Time Again in Austin

      Even though many Huskers fans say we shouldn't be here (the magical second we got back), I say... HOOK EM!


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