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Much belated congrats and thank you to the Horns

Congratulations from this ASU Sun Devil on your deserved victory in San Diego.  Your team came in focused and ready to play and it showed.  There was no "big-timing" about how mighty UT was too bored with the Holiday Bowl and as a result, my Devils got throttled.  In all truth, ASU is probably a year or 2 away from having the horses to compete with the Longhorns, but I had hoped for a better showing than we provided.  But didn't I tell you that we'd manage to make your defensive woes go away? ;)

Also, I just want to say that I hope you guys don't take the community and the writing here at BON for granted.  Having the chance to have interesting, nuanced, passionate, and above all INTELLIGENT discussion about your team is a rare, rare thing on the internet -- the ASU message boards are almost entirely free of the sort of high level discourse you guys get daily here.  Trust me, you don't know how lucky you are to get the chance to interact with other fans of your school without constantly rolling your eyes while muttering "Geez...morons!"

And while there are a couple of interesting blogs on the Devils, they are still in their infancy and it's still up in the air whether they will have the quality content on a daily basis that is found here, much less the active and engaged community of contributors.  

UT is one of the few other schools I actively root for, having 3 good friends all as graduates (one of whom won a national title for the Texas swimming team a couple years ago) and I've had a great time on 3 visits to Austin.  The Texas fans who came over to the various ASU sites that I frequent were largely knowledgeable and friendly pregame, and gracious and classy in victory.  I've even got a UT shot glass sitting in front of me on my desk at work as I type this.  So while it sucks to lose we did, at least it takes the sting out when it's to a program and a university that I respect and hope mine can emulate in athletics and across the board.  BON has a permanent place in my RSS feed, so I hope you won't mind if I stick around and put my two cents in every so often.

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