Thursday, August 23, 2007

Remember the Scrotum

Every year, sports teams look for inspiration to lead them to victory in their toughest battles. Whether it's quotes from other teams, or actions from previous games, teams latch on to this inspiration to lead them to victory.

Texas now has their inspiration against OU. It comes in the form of Texas Longhorn fan Brian Thomas. On June 17th at an Oklahoma City bar, Thomas was attacked by an Oklahoma Sooners fan, and was left with a torn scrotum to show for it.

"Thomas said Beckett whom he had never met called him 'everything the sun' for wearing a Longhorns t-shirt into a bar.

He said he and a friend sat at a table in the corner and tried to ignore the other man, but the other man - who is apparently a University of Oklahoma fan - kept screaming at him.

Thomas said he decided he had had enough after about 20 minutes of Beckett's abuse so he went to the bar to pay his tab. When he turned around he said Beckett grabbed his crotch and refused to let go.

Thomas hit the other man several times before bar patrons intervened, but Thomas said Beckett didn't let go until Thomas heard his scrotum tear and blood ran down his leg.

Thomas who grew up a Texas fan, said it took more than 60 stitches to close the wound."

Needless to say, the rivarly has been taken up a notch. And I know that Brian Thomas' scrotum will not be far from every Texas player and fan's mind. Okay, probably we'll think of anything but that, but the rivarly will be at an all new high. Okay, it probably won't change a thing that goes on during the game, but seriously, he grabbed him in the scrotum? Who does that?

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