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If You Begin To See Haitian Refugees Making The ‘Hook ‘Em Horns’ Gesture, Do Not Be Alarmed


For about the 100th time in recent memory, a sports apparel manufacturing company is electing to do some good with championship paraphernalia that could not be used because, you know, the team ended up losing.

This time it is clothing and hats that were made in anticipation of a Texas Longhorns victory in their January showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game. As you may recall, Texas QB Colt McCoy was injured early on and that was about all she wrote as the Longhorns lost 37-21, despite freshman quarterback Garrett Gilbert’s gutsy relief performance. Unfortunately, fourteen thousand burnt orange Texas Longhorns shirts and hats emblazoned with “BCS National Champions” were left unused.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, the University Co-op, who is working with Kids in Distressed Inc., will send all of those unused clothing items to Haiti.

“With the terrible tragedy and loss the Haitian people have suffered and are still experiencing, we do realize this donation may not be a very high priority for them,” said George H. Mitchell, the University Co-op president. “However, we all need clothing and this is a small contribution we can make to assist in their recovery.”

All kidding aside, it is nice that all the clothing that would have been otherwise thrown away or left to sit in some warehouse can be put to good use. On the other hand, all the Haitians who will benefit from the donated Texas Longhorns apparel will never truly understand the brilliance and majesty that is Alabama head coach Nick Saban and accordingly will not look upon him with the appropriate amount of reverence and respect he ultimately deserves. And that, my friends, cannot stand.


College Sports blog: Texas’ unused BCS national champions gear to go to Haiti [The Dallas Morning News]