Runnin' With The Big Dogs: The Long, Twisted History of the Texas-OU Rivalry

August 21, 2007|
Runnin' With The Big Dogs: The Long, Twisted History of the Texas-OU Rivalry by Mike Shropshire
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The vivid historical rage and modern day bloodlust of one of the most enduring rivalries in all of American sports—the University of Texas Longhorns versus the Oklahoma Sooners.

Runnin’ with the Big Dogs is the ultimate story of one of America’s premiere football matchups, the Longhorns vs. the Sooners, meeting up on the gridiron for their annual pigskin palooza—a deafening, sometimes heartstopping, always memorable event infused with alcohol, animosity, loyalty, and pride.

Mike Shrophsire, an observer of this football war for more than 40 years, chronicles the long and colorful history of this fierce rivalry that has endured for more than a century. He introduces a larger-than-life cast of coaches, players, fans, and politicians on both ends of I–35, and explores the rivalry’s effect on the nation’s popular consciousness.

Raucous, raw, and reliably remarkable, the century–old football riavlry between the state universities of Texas and Oklahoma stands as testimony that hate–based relationships are the most enduring. Texas and Oklahoma have been top–level programs for a long time, but in the last few years the rivalry has garnered ever ...
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Title:Runnin' With The Big Dogs: The Long, Twisted History of the Texas-OU Rivalry
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.55 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.55 in
Published:August 21, 2007
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060852795

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