Rick Barnes' Longhorns Fading Down the Stretch. Again?

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Rick Barnes: Deja boo all over?
Welcome to March. The madness can't be far behind.

Been getting into college basketball the last few weeks. Some quick thoughts:

Kansas is the best team I've seen. BYU is more than just Jimmer Fredette. The Big East is the best conference. And, uh oh, Texas is hinting at another bad fall at just the wrong time.

The Longhorns wowed fans and voters by beating Kansas by 11 in Lawrence back on January 22. The Longhorns, led by freshman Tristan Thompson and a suffocating defense, jumped to an 11-0 start in the Big 12 and were poised to become the No. 1 ranked team in the country.

On February 19 they led Nebraska by nine points in what looked like a cruise-control victory. Since then it's been ugly.

ESPN's College GameDay hoops crew will be in Waco Saturday. I'm sure they'll make some of these comparisons.

Despite a furious rally in Lincoln, Texas lost to the Cornhuskers by three. Then last weekend in Boulder they blew a 22-point lead in an ugly loss to Colorado. And last night, Texas allowed an opponent to shoot 50 percent in Austin for the first time this season in a 75-70 loss to Kansas State.

Suddenly that's three losses in four games. You can't help but think about last year, when Texas started the season 17-0 and rose to No. 1 but then slumped to a 7-9 finish down the stretch and lost to Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Maybe it's Barnes' style that eventually wears down players. Or maybe it's just a tiny bump in the road that's best to deal with now rather than in two weeks.

Either way, a Texas team that was just a blink ago eyeing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament is now dealing with a dubious deja vu.

Welcome to March.


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Boomer
Boomer

And once again, Garth Brooks rocks, OU whips UT in football. My facts went uncontested.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Good news? This got a lot more page hits than it probably should have.Bad news? Gives RW the rest of the week to not do much as a result.

Boomer
Boomer

Kergo you dumb fuck. You don't get it. You're trying to insult oklahoma by bringing up garland and HEB. That's shit that's wrong with Texas, not oklahoma.

And none of this changes the fact that at the end of the day, oklahoma and texas are all about football, and OU does it better than UT.

Boomer
Boomer

In response to Texas Mike:

Me 3, Y'all 0.

Shouldn't even have to explain it.

Mishon
Mishon

Does anyone know why you are able to comment on only some of the comments, but others you are only allowed to 'like' the comment?

Boomer
Boomer

First off when you claim someone is better than Garth Brooks or that he sucks you reveal yourself to be either out of touch or just being devils advocate. The numbers back up Brooks as the best ever.

Next you fungal infected taints, we do the oil shit better than Texas. The Thunder are owned by oil execs, a team that we rescued from that dump of a city Seattle.

Your basketball and baseball teams are owned by yankee jews.

To top it off, our oil company Chesapeake is digging up the reserves in DFW including under the airport. Get your facts straight on the oil.

Let's also stop naming dumbass leftist cities like seattle and san francisco and acting like they're awesome. The only major city that comes close to being as great as OKC and its land and economy is Ft Worth.

Boomer
Boomer

I would definitely live in Omaha before Seattle. Seattle is liberal trash. A story just ran that Seattle is also the sorriest sports town in America.

I haven't killed nearly as many Mexicans as Crockett has, kergo. I don't hate gays, either. Just you.

Blake Griffin is messin' everyone up. Y'all don't got that.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

While I find UT fans rather annoying and generally pull for OU just to annoy them, it's more or less an accepted fact that Austin is to Norman as Seattle is to Omaha.

In other words, OU better win the games because the city isn't going to earn any points.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

I agree, Austin is a dump. Just like most of Texas is. And who cares about Shlonghorn basketball anyway. Meh.

Boomer
Boomer

First of all haters, Norman is a college town and is still very much conservative.

Davey, central Texas has changed since you lived there. After killing all those Mexicans in San Antonio, the liberals have let them reclaim the town.

And trust me Davey if you had to hold down a fort with a bunch of men these days, you wouldn't want to do it in Austin. It should tear at your soul that the great name of Moses and Stephen is being desecrated by sodomites.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Red River Rivalry all time record: University of Texas 59, University of Oklahoma 41 with a handful of ties. Not exactly OU whipping UT, is it?

I've never seen anyone so shit all stupid as you are.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Garth Brooks rocks is not a fact, its an opinion, Ou whips UT (in football) was a fact this year. Boomer Doucher Boomer doucher, Boomer doucher boomer doucher.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

yeah he getting page hits, but his "cume" sucks, its the same 4 readers over and over, the good news is , we are hanging around longer, but that doesnt mean shit on the internet does it? Luv ya richie

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

what do you get when you mix a hippo and an water buffalo, your wife. Look, i admire you will to stand up for your state but you aint gonaa win this argument. Even northeast douchebags, or a kansas boy like me knows Texas is better than Oklahoma as a state.

kergo
kergo

thank you for calling me a dumb f#ck! you can pick up garland anytime.....i think it will make a smart capital city for you all. also, i have enclosed some teeth and weight watchers products for your women. The state motto should be "smokin' hot"; hot because those heffers like bacon, and bacon is best served hot. smokin' because they love ciggy's! Or it could be called "home of the swamp elephant"......I've never seen so many 400 pound + girls in my life.

Kergie Out.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

You typed "oklahoma" when it should be "Oklahoma". You typed "That's shit that's..." and I don't know how to correct that because I don't know what your aim was.

Davy: InfinityYou: Nothing

Boomer
Boomer

Replies can only go two deep.

kergo
kergo

nothing says racist redneck like hollerin' about Mexicans, Gays and now, Jews....you area prize buddy...a real prize!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Sow what if garth brooks has sold 200 milli0on records or whatever, that was just 200 million dumbass idiots who paid the man. Hell the beatles sold a shit ton of record and they are overrated too. Oh and they aint pulling much out from under the airport buddy, there is a shortfall in the budget and its from non-realized profits from chesapeake, apparently they either aint paying up or they flat out aint pulling nothing out of the ground. so apparently you hate blacks and mexicans, and now you ae throwing around jews as an epithet, now go choke on a pastrami you eff head

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Messin everyone up? News Flash. If the NBA wiped the slate clean and restarted tomorrow, Durant would be picked over Griffin. OU sucks at basketball, but who cares? I guess I'm just a little off balance with you throwing a basketball reference in. Everyone knows the best player ever out of Oklahoma is Wayman Tisdale. Griffin's already been injured once so let's tap the brakes a little buddy.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

The OKC Chamber of Commerce asks you to kindly shut the hell up.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

You know why Texas doesn't fall into the Gulf? Because Oklahoma sucks! POW!!

Seriously, there are enough idiots who post on here, we don't need a homophobic racist to join in.

Did Davy Crockett kill some of the Mexican Army? Sure, but he also fought alongside Mexicans.

kergo
kergo

oh, ok...atleast we know the feeling is mutual.

ps-I think the fact that you'd rather live in Omaha other than one of the best cities in the US tells a story about you. What's next; OKC is better than San Fransisco. You gotta love white trash!

Dmkergo
Dmkergo

good gravy.......I agree, this was like fighting a crazy drunk that insists he's right. utter moron (no pun intended). good night fat, crazy, lonely redneck drunkerd with a wee bit of gayness seeping through by being so anti-gay. it's always the crazy anti gay ones that are meeting dudes in reststop's.

kergo
kergo

RW should pay us!

kergo
kergo

final tally:

Texas-5Toothless Billy-0

WE WIN!

ps-isn't it time you got back to your job as the Walmart security guard?

Boomer
Boomer

I said what I meant, nutsucker. Read it with some comprehension skills. Or have they dropped that from the TAKS test?

Me 5, )'all 0, Davy, dead as the semen dripping from kergos gay beard.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

kinda lick cock in your mouth now now head on back to the prairie and play wit ur sisters hooha and get me some drilling pipe to dig this hole.BOOOM

Us 3you- irrelevant

Boomer
Boomer

Mentioning a nationality, a sexual orientation, and a religion makes me racist?

Me 2, Y'all 0.

Boomer
Boomer

I don't hate blacks, asshat.

Me 1, You 0.

Boomer
Boomer

Careful talking about Waymon in all of this. The last time I saw him he was playing his bass guitar before the first Hornets home game in OKC.

Just listening to Toby sing Cryin' For Me about Waymon brings a tear to my eye.

Boomer
Boomer

Listen asswipe. I don't take orders from the chamber. I've pumped almost as much oil from the earth as you've had nut pumped into your pooper.

Here government and dainty folks like the chamber take orders from oil, not the other way around. Toby Keith played football and pumped oil in Oklahoma.

Garth Brooks is from Tulsa. Doesn't that say everything?

Kergo
Kergo

No kiddin'...I used to be scared of the dirty south, now I'm afraid of Oklahoma also. I reckon the place is full of genuises like Boomer. Anyone that prefers midwest towns over regular towns is a little loopy?

Boomer
Boomer

What the hell? It doesn't fall into the gulf because Chuck Norris from Ryan Oklahoma single-handedly holds Texas up with his portrayal of a Texas Ranger.

You won't find a Real Texan with that much integrity or fortitude.

And yes bitch turd I would rather live in OKC than San Francisco. You're gay ass may prefer to drown in the semen of your cohorts, but I prefer a real town with .16s and knives, Bibles and muddy cleats in our hearts and on the gridiron.

Boomer
Boomer

Fine. At UT you can spell shit correctly all you want. At OU we'll keep winning championships.

Could you folks at least make a bowl game next year? I mean, I want you to lose and all, but having a losing record disgraces the entire conference.

And for the turd down there claiming Oklahoma is Garland or whatever, how 'bout you go down to Austin and join your sodomite friends. And romo's broken shoulder, go join the rest of your Mexican turds in San Antonio. The cowboys with a mexican leader? What a joke!

Gay Oklahoma!
Gay Oklahoma!

This guy, without doubt, likes the man chubbers! He is as gay as a Sunday in spring.

Boomer
Boomer

"Kinda lick cock"

Me 4, Y'all 0.

Victory via Freudian slip.

kergo
kergo

ok, lets sum this up and end this:

you have no major sports teams other than The Thunder, and they could be moved ANYTIME another major market needs a team-and you claim Grath Brooks AND Toby Keith.....oh yeah, and you are a racist? You win. Who could compete with that? Maybe you should be fighting with people like you from Kansas or Nebraska?

ps-leave the major maket stuff to us buddy!

Texas Mike
Texas Mike

do you guys still wear coon skin hats?do the woman have teeth?isn't Alabama and Oklahoma the same territory?

Atleast Texas is a state!

kergo
kergo

no being a dumb@ss makes you a racist

Us-2Prairie Racist-0

BTW, Garland and HEB are waiting for you.

kergo
kergo

guys, we found someone he DOESN"T hate!

Dallas Boys-1Hate Man-0

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

He was greatness, loved watching him as a King growing up. Right now Tisdale>Griffin.

kergo
kergo

toby keith, garth brooks...........ha hahha hahhha! (like Dyle King); way to bring the heat roughneck.

Mishon
Mishon

Gary Busey grew up in Tulsa and went to Okie State. Doesn't that say everything?

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I'll take Willie Nelson being born in Abbott, Texas over Toby Keith and/or Garth Brooks.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

wierd, ive never heard anyone ever defend anything having to do with oklahoma except in defending cOcksUcker football. Are your sure you want invoke toby keith AND garth in your oklahoma rant, most people could give 2 shits where they are from, they both suck. You cant impress a texan by mentioning you are in oil, we got plent more rich oil dudes here than you do up there. All the smart ones make their money off that shithole state but bring it to Texas to spend. BOOM POW POW POW

kergo
kergo

Hmmmmmm......are you the Ted Haagard of posters, where you claim to hate gays, and then, secretly, you are? I'm sensing a left handed hitter here guys. Sounds like alot of hate up in prairie country....do us a favor, STAY.

kergo
kergo

Wow, someone here hates gays and Mexicans.....you sound like real prize for the ladies! When does the KKK rally start? You don't have kids-right? We should give Oklahoma back to Alabama, heck, I'll throw in Garland and HEB also, you dust bowlin, crank snortin', hillbilly freak.

ps-go teeth!

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