So Texas won the Rose Bowl. As a UCLA Football fan, I was pleased to see USC lose, but as a bona-fide Texas hater, I was disappointed to see Texas win the game. Vince Young did likely cost Matt Leinart about $10,000,000 with that touchdown run at the end of the game, which is incredibly amusing. He went from a lock to be the number one overall pick, to probably being the 2nd player drafted at his position.

One thing I hate most about Texas is the stupid “Hook ’em Horns” hand salute they do.

Yes, that’s the worst president of all time giving the salute.

What these bible thumping Texas fans don’t seem to realize is that symbol was popularized by the great Ronnie James Dio when lead singer of Black Sabbath.

One note of trivia beyond the story of inventing it, is that it contains the letters “D-I-O” in American Sign Language.

So King George W is effectively giving a salute to the greatest rock band of all time.

Since I am quite often very negative about Texas, including my vocal disdain for scumbags like Roger Clemens and Lance Armstrong, I’ve decided to compile a list of all things Texas that I like:

  1. Ann Richards- former governor of Texas, gave one of the great speeches of all time at the 1988 Democratic National Convention- “Poor George”
  2. Lloyd Bentsen- nominee for Vice President in 1988 who gave one of the great debate performances of all time.
  3. Dr. Pepper– a truly fantastic soda.
  4. Ron White- the Tater is one of my top 5 favorite comedians of all time.
  5. Ozzy Osbourne- OK, he’s not from Texas, but he did have one of the great Texas moments of all time when he peed on the grounds of the Alamo.

That’s all I can think of at this time. So please, please, please, can we give Texas back to Mexico?