As I’m arriving at the airport Friday morning, the University of Texas Longhorns will kick-off with the Texas A&M Aggies for their annual, Thanksgiving weekend game. UT has a rivalry with OU, but the UT/A&M rivalry is something much deeper and thicker. It’s a rivalry that lasts 365 days a year, divides families/friends, and won’t ever, ever go away.
The Longhorns are a better team, by comparison, these last few years. But, many UT football fans remember a time when that was not the case. Alex Blair, for The Daily Texan, explains some theories about why the heated rivalry exists, plus some history about when and how UT started coming out on top again. Let’s hope this weekend continues the streak.