As a side note, the story about TX leaving the Big 12 for the ACC was a hoax, erroneously reported by CBS Sportsline. The afternoon that the "story" broke, UT released a statement calling it ridiculous and in no way based in fact. I guess our conspiracy theorists must believe this to be the latest example of UT's corrupt political machine at work.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Quick family poll
I need to take a quick poll of the family that I believe will confirm my fears that our family is filled with a bunch of conspiracy theorists. I've picked up on a trend of the family reveling in Aggie victories, but turning to conspiracies to explain the great Longhorn victories. For example, my father (chief conspiracy theorist) went to the recent UT / A&M baseball game at Kyle Field. I saw him two days later and commented on his hoarse voice, asking how long he had been feeling bad. I was then treated to an obscenity-laced tirade on how A&M had been cheated out of a certain victory by the umps. His belief is that this was only the most recent example of the Horns buying off the umps/refs/time-keepers/judges/officials/debate moderators to cheat the Aggies (or a lesser school) out of a justly earned victory. So, the question to the family is, do you believe that the Horns (or other large, state institutions) actually benefit from having competitions rigged on their behalf?