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Hogs Loss Not a Heart Breaker

I am sure there will be a lot of people who are going to be all over the Hogs for losing the game to Texas, but not me. If you look at the game from an objective point of view, there was no reason to believe that the Hogs would even stand a chance against a much stronger Longhorns team. Not only did the Hogs hang with the ‘horns, they were in the game until the very end when an untimely mishap allowed the victory to slip away.

There are a lot of people out there who have an unhealthy love affair with Matt Jones. They believe that he is the second coming. I don’t think that, in fact coming into this season, I believed that teams had him solved. Going through last year, he didn’t really surprise anyone because the secret that he could run was already out. So, coming into this season, I had low expectations. So far though, I have to say I am the one who is surprised. Matt Jones is finally showing the maturity that I had hope to see last season. This should be a really interesting season.

The Hogs come into this season with low expectations due to the fact that they have only one returning senior. They are very young, but so far they have been really fun to watch. The real fun begins when we start playing other SEC teams. Since the expectations are low, if the Hogs do good it is a nice surprise, and if they don’t then oh well, they are in a rebuilding year.

I am interested in seeing the new players. The Billis kid is really neat. It is fun to see a quick fullback who can come into the game and make a difference in his freshman year. I am looking forward to the next three years watching him.

I am pleasantly surprised at the Hogs, and I am not heart-broken at the loss last night. In fact, I think the Longhorns have more to worry about. They are a top-ten team who got a major scare from a team of freshmen. Think about it. It’s going to be another good year for the Sooners, and another heart-breaker for an over-rated Longhorn team.


Blogger Brett said...

I thought Arkansas played very well. In fact, I don't really think it was even Matt's fault that he fumbled - it was a good strip by the Texas defenders.

It's also only the 2nd game of the season - you never know what can happen.

Thanks for the OU props. We'll see if they can finish strong this year.

7:33 PM

Blogger Jason said...

Our tailgate started at 4:00 and walking to it I could'nt believe how much Hog fans hated Texas. It was amazing to me. What a bunch of dorks. Texas cares nothing for us, it doesn't do much for them to beat us but a loss could would have really hurt them. The Hog fans made this game up to be the national championship, it was just another game. Come on Arkansas, the shirts, the hats, I mean how much money was spent on anti-Texas gear. I don't know. Anyone else feel this way. I thought it was lame.

8:25 AM

Blogger Jason said...

I was proud of the Hogs on Saturday. Can't say the same for the fans. I mean, really. Where did all this hate for Texas come from? I was so sick of the downward horns, t-shirts, etc.. Wal-Mart made a killing on the "Beat Texas" shirts. I guess they won't really come in handy anymore. Come on Arkansas, does Texas really care that much about us? This whole thing was just weird.

11:23 AM


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