I’m still a Texas Longhorns fan. I want to be perfectly clear about that.
But it’s becoming harder every year.
This year’s Thanksgiving game between Texas and TCU was one that I had been salivating over for a year, ever since Texas A&M bolted for the SEC and the Horned Frogs were finally allowed to sit at the adult table with the rest of their former SWC brethren. Texas needed someone to fill their annual Turkey Day game, and since most of the 2012 schedule had already been filled, it was easiest just to stick TCU in that slot. Few expected that to be a permanent new tradition, but as both a Texas fan and TCU fan, I was happy for what I got.
I wondered at the time, though, who I would root for. With the Horns and Frogs in different conferences, I rarely had to choose; I could root for both equally since they rarely played each other. With them both in the Big 12, however, I would have to decide a preference. By the beginning of the year, I knew that preference would be the Frogs.
The funny thing is, though, that preference would’ve been there regardless of the Big 12 realignment.