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Longhorns for Life
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Longhorns for Life

by Whit Canning
 
Although University of Texas fans can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and locales, they are virtually the same in their support of the Longhorns-fanatical.

Longhorns for Life offers the reader a glimpse of some of the more interesting-perhaps even exotic-members of the species: the man who invented the "Hook 'em" sign; another who says he invented the

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Although University of Texas fans can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and locales, they are virtually the same in their support of the Longhorns-fanatical.

Longhorns for Life offers the reader a glimpse of some of the more interesting-perhaps even exotic-members of the species: the man who invented the "Hook 'em" sign; another who says he invented the fajita; a World War II hero who has not missed a home game since 1945; an attorney who has attended 344 consecutive games, home and away; a UT fan in Arkansas who loves agitating his neighbors; and another who was enrolled at A&M but escaped and hit the road for Austin. There is the story of another fan who annually has Bevo as a guest at his OU weekend parties. There are people with orange houses, orange cars, orange dogs, and even kids with orange hair. They may not all be big financial boosters, but they all have big orange hearts.

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For University of Texas students and alumni, football fanaticism reigns supreme. As this book amply proves, Longhorn loyalists paint the world orange with their obsessions even between seasons. Veteran Lone Star State newspaper reporter Whit Canning pays tribute to these UT zealots by recounting their grandest and often most eccentric accomplishments.

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ISBN-13:
9781596701236
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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