university of texas longhorns

04.05.17 week 4. It’s weird to post this picture and not be able to see that it has been perhaps one of the most difficult weeks of my life. I attend the University of Texas at Austin and this Monday a fellow student was stabbed and killed in broad daylight, in the middle of campus for no reason. The amount of fear, pain, sorrow and loss felt this week across campus was immense. I may not have known Harrison Brown personally but he was and always will be a fellow Longhorn.

hazylucozade  asked:

Hey idk if you are still looking for prompts because I scrolled pretty far back, but if so, how about "that's the dumbest shit I've ever heard let's do it" or ”it’s a long story that involves a lot of blood, a couple squirrels, and one hell of a headache” for any of the foxes? Thanks, I love love love your writing and I've really enjoyed looking through your blog!

I’m always accepting prompts! And thank you so much for the lovely compliments! I hope you enjoy! This is basically a shitpost in fic form. It’s a crack fic. I’m not even sorry. Also you probably need to suspend a lot of disbelief for this; just roll with it

“That’s the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard; let’s do it”

Neil is still trying to get the hang of his new phone. Nicky had insisted that he upgrade to this century and had practically dragged Neil to the mall to purchase an iPhone. The rest of the Foxes were more than happy about the change, some money even exchanging hands, but there’s so much going on with his phone now. Before, all Neil had to worry about were text messages and phone calls, but now there’s a bunch of apps that Nicky keeps trying to teach him. He thinks he’s starting to get a handle on Snapchat thanks to the daily snaps from Allison. At the very least, he’s no longer confused by the way they disappear after opening them. And Instagram seems easy enough, so Neil tries to keep track of that so he can see Renee’s posts from around the world.

Neil can admit that the ESPN app is great. It’s set up to send him notifications for Exy news and score updates. It’s that app that is currently dinging at Neil as he makes his way across campus. The trade deadline is coming up for the National Exy League, and Neil’s been trying to keep up and follow the changes. After Neil reads the latest update, the striker tries to see the current NCAA standings, but his new phone isn’t cooperating. He bats at the screen a few times, but when it finally switches over to NCAA Exy, it’s the news page. Neil lets out a frustrated noise and is about to just give up when a headline catches his eye.

Neil scrolls through and reads the article the whole way back to Fox Tower. He still has his phone out and the page open as he unlocks the door to his dorm. The room is full of people, but Neil has learnt to be unsurprised by that. Nicky and Aaron are in the beanbags, a video game of some sort blaring on the television. Kevin is sprawled out on the couch with his laptop in his lap while Andrew is perched on his desk by the window.

“Hey, Neil,” Nicky greets, not taking his eyes off the game he’s playing. “How was class?”

“Did you guys know someone tried to steal the University of Texas’ mascot last night? Not the costume; the actual longhorn.”

“How unoriginal,” Nicky says. “That’s like the oldest prank in the book. I mean everyone’s—”

Nicky cuts off as he finally draws his eyes away and meets Neil’s, his face contorting into a mix of guilt and regret. The backliner opens his mouth again, but whatever rambling remedy was on the tip of his tongue, he swallows it down and snaps his lips shut. When no one else in the room has anything to add, Neil resigns himself to his desk. He can feel Andrew’s eyes boring into his cheek, but the striker focuses on outlining his upcoming essay until practice.

The news story gets forgotten, blurred away by drills and bickering freshmen and a scrimmage. But it’s still nestled a place in the back of Neil’s mind, niggling in the periphery of his thoughts persistently. By the time he’s changing out after practice, it’s made its way back to the forefront.

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NY Times’ NCAA Fan Map: A State Hooked on the Horns

With data based on Facebook ‘likes’, The New York Times blog TheUpShot estimated the boundaries of fandom for 82 teams across the U.S. TheUpShot found Texas and Oregon are two of the most popular teams. Led by the Longhorns, seven universities lay claim to at least a part of the state.

Here’s the complete NY Times map. And have fun finding your zip code on this interactive map.

Hook 'em!

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“THE ATX”

A behind the scenes look at my sketches for my Austin, Texas drawing :)

These Are Your Homophobic Sports "Heroes" Who Are Disgusted By Michael Sam

This past Saturday, Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player to be drafted in the NFL. As any young talented football player would do after finding out they made it to a NFL team, he celebrated after hearing this news. ESPN showed him kissing his significant other.

Fellow professional (and fellow college) athletes, grown men, cried out on Twitter like unprofessional babies.

I present to you, what I am dubbing, the Sports Hall of Fame of Big Giant Homophobic Children Who Can’t Handle Seeing Two Grown Men Kiss:

This is Case McCoy, the former quarterback for the University of Texas Longhorns. I am truly not sure what part of this I enjoy more: the fact that I get to post this hilarious pic of his dumb face or the fact that he went UNDRAFTED, as did every single one of his teammates, Homophobic baby? Petulant child?

Most definitely both.

Retired NFL running back Derrick Ward, who had a big retired baby Twitter temper tantrum. These are just some of his tweet: 

Don Jones, current Miami Dolphins defensive back, whom, after tweeting “omg” and “horrible” in response to Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend, was fined and suspended by his team. HaHa. Yes, feel free to point and laugh at him: 

Retired NFL wide receiver turned sports anchor, Andy McCullough, whom seemingly had a flash in the pan career because I honestly can’t find much of anything about this nobody:

Florida State linebacker DeMarcus Walker wanted to remind us of poor Tim Tebow, whom he, and other Christians who seek to play the victimization card, thinks was mocked for being Christian. In reality, DeMarcus, Tim Tebow was mocked because he sucks at football.

Marshall Henderson, who played basketball for Ole Miss, without a doubt is my favorite of all the idiots here though. He gets his own wing in this hall. He tweeted:

After receiving tons of negative response for his homophobic reactions, Marshall Henderson tried to save himself in the most hilarious of ways:

Yes, I’m sure Marshall Henderson, intelligently pictured above, very much wanted to help his nonexistent gay friend with a psychology study, which also likely does not exist.

If you see any other professional or college level athletes who shared their bigoted views of Michael Sam that are not posted here, please do send them this way.

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Chevrolet announces the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado UT Special Edition

Thursday Chevrolet announced a special-edition University of Texas Longhorns Silverado. The UT edition goes on sale nationwide in October. The Longhorns Silverado will feature special exterior paint, UT graphics on the pickup bed and tailgate, and chrome side steps.

“This is an exciting way for Longhorns everywhere to show their Texas pride as they cruise America’s highways and byways, and I’m glad to see that Bevo XIV will continue to ride in style,” said Steve Patterson, director of Men’s Athletics at The University of Texas. “We appreciate our great partnership with Chevrolet and their support of Texas Athletics.”

Chevrolet, The University of Texas Athletics program, IMG College and the Texas Exes UT student alumni association last year announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement, designating Silverado as the Official Truck of the Texas Longhorns and of the Texas Exes. Silverado is also the Official Truck of Bevo, the Texas Longhorns’ mascot.