Penalty on "Horns down"

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Mr. Fiesta, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Mr. Fiesta

    Mr. Fiesta 1,000+ Posts

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  2. slowrider

    slowrider 250+ Posts

    Not good for the rivalry. Next thing will be Texas having to omit “OU Sux” from their fight song.

    Snowflakes are running the league.
     
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  3. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    If Breckyn Hager can't say "OU sucks" outside of a game with no sooners around, no one should be allowed to do horns down while they're on the field.
     
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  4. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    "OU sucks" isn't in the fight song, but fans will still be allowed to say it. What players do and what fans do are different stories. It'd be essentially impossible to enforce a rule on what tens of thousands of fans are saying or doing.
     
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  5. slowrider

    slowrider 250+ Posts

    Like I said, “Snowflakes are running the league”
     
  6. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    It’s a bad day for free speech.
     
  7. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    [hook’em]*(-1)
     
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  8. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    ...or is it 1/(hook'em) ?
     
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  9. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS DISTRESSING AND HURTFUL PROVOCATION!

    :smile1:
     
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  10. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    There still will be plenty of people in the stands doing it. That won't be a penalty, will it?
     
  11. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    I’m an okie with masters degrees from universities in Oklahoma. I will defer to you guys on the higher math. You get it. And, I reserve this activity for one week a year... until this year. :|
     
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  12. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Is this an actual question? I have a hard time telling when people switch back and forth between an honest discussion and internet trollery.
     
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  13. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    I try to avoid serious discussion whenever possible.
     
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  14. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    In that case, yes. They're hiring that out of work actor who played the Dr Pepper vender to walk around throwing flags at people, which will be monogramed on one side with the Big XII logo and on the other side with the message: "Remember, we have an ACTUAL championship game. Suck it, SEC!"
     
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  15. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I believe it’s [hook’em]**(-1) for the inverse exponent.
     
  16. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    I know I’m on the outside of this discussion. I say good. It is poor sportsmanship. I have always thought that.
    And save the snowflake comment there, hoss. Me being pissed at some jackass doing the downward horns is an opinion and the easy way out is to play the snowflake card when people disagree.
    And this might get me banned here. I live for Longhorn football, but not once have I said OU sux for the same reason. I hate them( you know what I mean) , but for me- and again gents I have the right for me, I can’t say they suck.
    I freakin love Hager, hell I tried to get my wife to name my now 31 year old son Britt. But he was wrong as a team captain to say what he did. That suck word, I hate it.
     
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  17. OZZMAN

    OZZMAN < 25 Posts

    It really has nothing to do with being a "snowflake". If you have a rule in a sport that disallows unsportsmanlike conduct or taunting, then flashing the horns down sign clearly fits into those categories. If they decide not to make it a penalty, I would be fine with that but I am sure we have all seen some very subjective and questionable penalties called for actions that were far more subtle than this. I am just for consistency.
     
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  18. 4th_floor

    4th_floor From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.

    You are all wrong. It's me'kooh. No math required.
     
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  19. 4th_floor

    4th_floor From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.

    Ok, snowflake.
     
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  20. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Honestly, I'd like the refs to concentrate MORE on getting the right calls / decisions made in officiating the damn football game than focusing on opposing players doing the Hook 'Em sign down.... I've seen it done all my life, it's not something you can stop - I could give a rats *** if fans or players do it.
     
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  21. OZZMAN

    OZZMAN < 25 Posts

    So, I guess there should be no unsportsmanlike penalties? I honestly would be fine with that since it has no real outcome on the game.
     
  22. Mr. Fiesta

    Mr. Fiesta 1,000+ Posts

    Just win and it won't really matter....
     
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  23. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Nope. Not gonna work.
     
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  24. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Stupid rule in my opinion. If anything, allow only OU to do it. Bring the hate!
     
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  25. HTownBevo

    HTownBevo 100+ Posts

    If its unsportsmanlike penalty, could mean ejection if its second occurrence.

    Dont expect it to dissuade Sooners, especially if they get up quick.

    A late hit, last guy pushing that gets flagged, talking smack, then later flashes the horndowns..I would not be surprised to see a Sooner knucklehead ejected.
     
  26. ProdigalHorn

    ProdigalHorn 10,000+ Posts

    If we get up 20 in the fourth quarter again, Kyler might decide to skip the postgame, do a double horns down to the UT bench and get himself tossed.
     
  27. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    It's a stupid rule. But if it's a rule, so be it.
     
  28. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    I thought the ^ is used for exponents

    Hook'em^-1
     
  29. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    I guess you could have two negatives bracketing the carrot for the desired effect

    -^-
     
  30. Creek

    Creek 1,000+ Posts

    It should be a penalty. I liken it to the same as the throat slit gesture and flipping the bird.
     

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