Oddly enough, Mack Brown travels around Austin in much the same manner
The Arkansas/Texas game from this past weekend allowed for a couple of things…one, we were allowed to confirm assumptions that Texas is once again a national title contender…two, all concerns about the Razorback football team were substantiated, they are really awful…and three, it allowed for the good people of rural Marshall, Tx to take a respite from the breakneck pace that East Texas can bring (we assume that probably involves alot of meth labs and teen pregnancy…two things that may or may not be mutually exclusive to each other) to partake in some good old fashioned college football rivalry hazing. We’ll let the widely distributed Marshall News Messenger bring it home:
It is a tradition begun in the mid-1960s by their fathers, now both deceased, and carried on by the sons — realtor Jack “Fuzzy” Harmon and Harrison County Court-at-law Judge Jim Ammerman II.
The Ammerman men graduated from University of Texas and, hence, were and are die-hard Longhorn fans. While neither of the Harmon men attended University of Arkansas, family ties turned them into true-to-the-end Razorback supporters.
“Daddy was real witty — quick to think of things,” Harmon said of his father. And when the teams were about to meet in 1967, the elder Harmon proposed a bet. The fan of the losing team would push the fan of the winning team at high noon around Marshall’s square in a wheelbarrow.
“The sons assumed their daddies’ bet,” Harmon said.
Texas and Arkansas met again on Saturday, with the Longhorns beating the Razorbacks, 52 to 10.
Imagine that…a man named Fuzzy was involved.