FanPost

BONer Book Club: Texas/ OU edition

Just finished "Runnin With the Big Dogs" by Mike Shropshire.  It's "the true, unvarnished story of the Texas-Oklahoma football wars"

It's a quick read that gets you almost as pumped for this weekend as a twelver of Oklahoma Suks beer.

Here's an excerpt from the glorious introduction:

"Thousands upon thousands of football fans from two states, their brains united into a single altered state, arrive annually at the Cotton Bowl stadium, bellowing exhortations for the spillage of blood. ... You'll find audiences more genteel and reserved at cocfights.  This game encourages the forces of overindulgence and leaves behind an eventual trail of not only tears but shattered cocktail glasses and memories of fornication gone awry."

Shropshire starts the book at the MNC game last year.  So of course, any Texas fan is immediately hooked.  He then reflects on how out of control Dallas got on Friday night before the game.  He's got great stories of theft and vandalism.

The rest of the book follows the swings in the series from one side to the other.

It's a good book to read this week.  It's 11:38 and OU still sucks.

All comments, FanPosts, and FanShots are the views of the reader-authors who create them.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker