Horns Down sanity check

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by Crockett, Feb 2, 2024.

  1. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    If our basketball team gives a pitiful effort and we get the Horns down sign fom opponents should we be more upset about the sign or the effort?
    Seems to me conniptions about Horns down gives rude fans/players/coaches free rent in our head. In my opinion when fans at an Iowa State, West Virginia game throw the Horn down sign just say to yourself, "You think uou don't like us now bucko, wait until you see what's next."
  2. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Horns down is something with which we have to put.
    Grin and bear it, like it or not it isn’t going away. Hookem
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  3. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I have always viewed horns down as being by a group of people grasping for relevance when they have no tradition of their own. It's more a case of me having pity for their lack of relevance than getting upset over their feeble attempt to make our program less than it is.
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  4. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan SEC here we come!!

    It started with ou doing Horns down long, long ago.

    It NEVER bothered me then or now.

    Losers do this as they have no other way to express their envy, jealousy and desire to be somebody...



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  5. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    I love it. I love that it shows were the gravitas, the one they measure up to.

    Also it's part of good rivalry stuff. Not only is hookem the best hand sign in sports, the horns down is the best cut down move in sports. That's cool.

    But, for the record, I think doing it on the field (not on the sideline) is taunting and should be penalized according to the definition of the rule. Not a big deal, but it is a penalty.
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  6. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    By the way, every time a bovine has knocked down my not-nimble-enough carcass, it has been with their head down.
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  7. STHAustin

    STHAustin 250+ Posts

    It's no longer a rivalry thing--everybody does it, whether Texas has played them one time or a hundred. I remember several years ago some baseball team in the Northeast (don't remember which one--not a major program) tweeted out a horns down before the game. Really? So it doesn't mean anything to me or bother me anymore. I do agree that if it's done by players on the field/court/diamond it's obviously taunting (if it weren't, why would they be doing it?) and therefore a penalty. Haters gonna hate.
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  8. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    I don't care. Beat their arse if you don't like it.
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  9. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I was thinking. If Texas ever decided to change their uniforms for a gimmick, it should be covered in dollar bills. That would be hilarious.
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  10. 1sahorn

    1sahorn 1,000+ Posts

    Embrace the Hate.
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  11. FWHORN

    FWHORN 10,000+ Posts

    It is the ultimate signal that Texas is a universal brand, what other school has a hand sign so well known that everyone knows it. Don't want to see it, just win. Us chanting OU Sucks is absolutely no different.
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  12. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Hook'em

    Except I have never chanted OUsucks at any other game except the ou game.
    Nor have I heard or seen Texas fans chant ou sucks at other games.
    So yes it is different.
    That difference just shows Texas hatred lives
    So Embrace the Hate.
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  13. FWHORN

    FWHORN 10,000+ Posts

    I only chant it at the OU game too but I hear it at a lot more than just the OU game, for some fans it has all but replaced "Go Horns Go" or the ever-present 'Make em eat....." in Texas Fight at all games not just OU.
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  14. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Hook'em

    I don't hear it but sitting among mostly adult fans I would not be likely to.
  15. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    See I always thought we started chanting it in the 2nd half of the game before. If we were winning, the chant would start after a touchdown. It was like "pre-gaming" lol
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  16. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    We've sat in Section 2 for 25+ years and I hear it at every game, regardless of opponent. It's the one thing (now that jet pack guy is gone) that I shake my head at when it happens.
  17. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Hook'em

    Fans in your section chanted it at every game no matter who we were playing???
  18. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    Correct, and it's not just our section, I hear it no matter where in the stadium I might be. I also hear it at away games which makes no sense to me at all. I always hear a smattering of that, the old "Make'em eat sh*t", and of course the proper "Go Horns Go" no matter where we are and who we are playing, and have for years.

    I personally have no issue with Horns down, but have always said even if it did bother me as long as we chant "OU Sucks" during Texas Fight we have nothing to complain about.
  19. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Hook'em

    So you are saying the fans are subbing the words in Texas Fight.
    As opposed to randomly chanting it .
    Got it
  20. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    Yes, and I apologize if I misunderstood what you were referring to. I've only heard random "OU Sucks" chants by themselves at games against them.
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  21. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    @Vino Bevo is exactly right. It gets subbed into the fight song all the time, and yes, to me that qualifies as chanting OU Sucks.
  22. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Hook'em

    Well I guess that means Texas fans are as obsessed with ou as all the other schools we've seen doing horns down at other games.
    Uh I didn't consider some Horn fans using it in the song as equivalent to other schools hating on Texas with Horns down.

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