Tech: Do They Hate Ass & Mule More Than The B?
[The dog being hung by Michael Vick is the Ags' beloved Miss Reveille. Hat tip to Burnt Orange Nation. - Eds.]
Apparently Texas Tech fans have actually made the above t-shirt for the game against the Ags. Wow. I don't think we polite partisans of the B can match that type of hatred. Or can we? By the way, here is basically how rivalries work in the Lone Star State:
. They consider themselves rivals with OU. Hence the chant of "OU Sucks" during almost all their fan traditions. Seem to be oblivious to A&M until they lose occasionally to the Soljah Boys from College Station.
Ass & Mule
. Duh. If a song with the refrain of "Saw Varsity's Horns Off" doesn't convince you who they think they compete with, then you haven't spent much time in the Mighty State.
. We think our rival is the Ags. They think we are a JuCo team. They have whooped us something like 20 out of the last 21 times in football. Lately they've been owning us in men's and women's hoops as well. This rivalry peaked in the 1920s when a brawl between our schools in Waco lead to an Aggie fatality.
. They cherish their victories over A&M and seem to despise Ags for being the inauthentic Rural White Male School of Texas. A&M tries to pretend that Tech doesn't exist, though this may be the closest thing to a rivalry in both pigskin and hoops. Be sure to check out Oso Amigos Double-T Nation
for coverage of this emerging rivalry.