Texas-Oklahoma Weekend: A House Painted Orange

Kody BrannonCorrespondent IOctober 11, 2008

This is a follow up to my previous article, Texas-Oklahoma Weekend: A House divided.

Hear ye! Hear Ye!

Let me yell it from the mountain tops. Texas has knocked off OU.

Yes, folks, it is true. Today this house divided has turned burnt orange. While this is a great victory and I have been bragging endlessly, I can't help but feel a bitter chill in the air.

She is not happy, and I probably got a little personal. But today, I don't care. Today, my little misses showed her true colors and showed me, she can dish it out with the best of them, but she doesn't take it very well when it's thrown back at her.

I had to hear it all week from my wife and her family. So today when we went to her dad's house, I made sure that I yelled and cheered extra loud. And today I got my wish, for once I got to be the one cheering the loudest in a hostile environment.

Since the end of the game, my wife has been very quiet and sulky. So I probably have bought myself another night or two on the couch, but I don't care. I get to let this one soak for 364 more days.

So my friends, the bottom line is this: Come Tuesday, the game will be distant memory and I will be looking forward for what's to come for the horns. And my wife will be looking at the "what ifs" on another lackluster sooner season.

While this was the toughest weekend we've had to face in our marriage, we always know that, in the end, it's just a game and we will brag and yell. But come tomorrow morning, we will be back to the happy couple who won't divide again till next October.