Tradition and emotion play big roles in OU-Texas lore

The current economic woes notwithstanding, the rich do get richer.
Oklahoma and Texas don’t need top-five rankings to grab the nation’s attention by the shirt collar. The rivalry between the Sooners and the Longhorns has too much else going for it.

There’s the setting, smack in the middle of the Texas State Fair in Dallas. If you’re looking for the Cotton Bowl, it’s at the foot of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, past the Bovine Beauty Parlor and the Swine Arena. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. central time, one hour after kickoff of the National Meat Goat Evaluation Show.

Kid you not.