Wed Oct 15 10:36am EDT
Texas and Oklahoma have one of those special rivalries in college basketball, a rivalry that, admittedly, used to be a lot better before Kelvin Sampson lost his mind. Still, it's an important set of games every year made better by the intense rivalry on both sides of the border. Me likey.
The Dallas Cowboys have one of those special franchises, one where it's all about the glitz and glamour and looking down on the Houston Texans and about signing players that .. I mean, really, they signed Pacman Jones in the offseason. What did you think was going to happen?
Anyway. These two very, ahem, special Texas sporting institutions might meet in 2009. The Longhorns and Cowboys hope to host a series of games in the new Cowboys Stadium,
which promises to be a
totally ridiculous symbol of Jerry Jones's
incredible need to compensate for some horrible personal insecurities state of the art facility. I,
for one, am excited. College basketball is never at its best in big
unwieldy arenas -- give me an intimate fieldhouse any day -- but, I
mean, look at that thing. The more college basketball
there, the better.
Of course, this is also part of Jones's bid to eventually host Final Fours. He's currently bidding on 2012-2016, and I wouldn't be surprised if he just buys the NCAA and holds every game in his backyard. When Jerry Jones wants to watch some basketball, dad gummit, ain't no pansy collective of universities gon' tell him no.