¡Feliz Día de Independencia de Tejas! For those unlucky souls in the other 49 states (and beyond), March 2nd is the official state holiday celebrating the Republic of Texas’ independence- not from Britain (we were still speaking Spanish and/or French at the time), not from the evil Yankee North (that will come later), but from Mexico. Yes, Texas was its own nation for almost 10 years- and we still act like we are today. This was the fourth flag of six to fly over Texas (hence the Six Flags themepark chain name), and we fly all six flags over the capitol building, at sports stadiums, etc. We are a funny people.
Pssst – the answer: Texas (of course)
I am using this day and the history lesson above as my excuse for a special edition of Homer Hotties- because rather than pick one guy, I’m going to give you a rundown of ALL the hotties that play for the Texas Longhorns. Don’t mess with Texas, y’all.
First up, football – which must always receive primary attention and placement, per state law. Out of the 100 guys on the ’06-’07 roster, all but seven are native Texans… so they’re double-packed with Texas goodness. It was very difficult to narrow this down, but here are some hottie highlights (click on the pictures for full-size versions):
On to baseball, which may have even more hotties per capita than football. College baseball may not be big up north, but in the South, it is big-time stuff- and when you’ve got 6 national championships, the stakes are higher.
yes, please, waiter- I’ll have some Huston
It will be hard for the team to top ultra-hottie Huston Street (and his dad James, and his brothers Jordon and Juston- I’ll do a full post on the Street family later)… but let’s see what we can do:
Talk about hot- what’s hotter than victory?
Now we’ve got basketball– which is easy to focus on since all Longhorns are marinating in the win over Texas A&M this week. Obviously the bball roster is considerably smaller than baseball, and 10% the size of football- but there are still lots of cuties to watch. I’ll narrow it to three for you:
And last, but not least, let’s not forget the hotties in our other non-Big 3 sports: track, tennis, golf & swimming. With 11 national championships to their credit, we can’t leave them out. I had to narrow it to 4, though- here are the best of the rest: