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Hatred for Horns bubbling up all over Big 12

With the recent UT-ou-TT-BCS 3-way tie controversy, it is very pleasing to see that most of the country is on our side. ESPN did a poll and found that people througout the nation voted UT over ou 60%-40% to get the nod to go to the Big 12 title game (the US truly is a BURNT ORANGE NATION!). This is awesome since, traditionally, I have found that the country is usually very anti-Texas. Looking at other SB Nation blogs and message boards, however, I have seen very strong anti-Texas, pro-ou sentiments. Specifically the Tech, Nebraska, and K-State (of all schools) blogs. It baffles me to no end that the Big 12 is so anti-Texas. The oklahomo spooners beat everyone just as much as we do (if not more so), are extremely arrogant (like us, only a lot less classy), run up the score on opponents, have been to the Big 12 Title game 7 times and won 5 in the past 13 seasons, and seem to always find a way to the National Championship game every year. Let's face it, in the history of the Big 12 so far the sooners are the evil NY Yankees while the Longhorns are the loveable Boston Red Sox. So I ask, why all the sooner sympathy? Why does it seem like all the other Big 12 schools are patting the sooners on the back, wishing them well? Shouldn't the conference be more behind us? I find this anti-Texas campaign very disturbing and undeserving. In my opinion, Texas is the classiest school in the Big 12 and probably the country, and we represent the conference very well on the BCS stage (2-0 in BCS bowl games). Sure we bash ou no matter what, and have pretty big rivalries with A&M and Tech, but we are extremely respectful to all other schools. I am not naive and realize that the small and middle size schools will always hate us because of our success, power, and influence. But why so much Texas hate?

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