Dec 29, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive ends Alex Okafor (80) and Cedric Reed (88) and cornerback Carrington Byndum (23) react against the Oregon State Beavers during the second half of the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Texas beat Oregon State 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Why We Love The Texas Longhorns

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For those of you who don’t know, today is Valentine’s Day across the United States. A day men reluctantly have to turn off sports and do something nice for their significant other. But before you turn off the computer or smartphone to show your love for your partner, let’s remind you of why you love the Texas Longhorns, your true love.

1. Tradition

From DKR to Mack, from 4th and 18 in the game of the century in 1969 to 4th and 5 for the 2005 national championship. There are always moments that can make Longhorn fans happy. Texas is also 2nd in all-time wins, 2nd in bowl appearances, 4th most bowl wins and since the poll era, the Longhorns have finished ranked 85% of the time including 28 top 10 finishes.

2. Singing The Eyes Of Texas

Nothing is better after a win than to have everyone in DKR sing “The Eyes Of Texas”

The most beautiful site in sports.

3. Tailgating

Not only are the Texas Longhorns the best tailgaters in all of college football, they are in the middle of the best damn BBQ in the country. From The Salt Lick to Rudy’s as well as Franklin’s and The County Line; Central Texas BBQ is the best. So when Texas fans tailgate, they do it right. Smokers, BBQ, beans, potato salad, and enough beer to fill up Lady Bird Lake.

4. When Texas does something, they do it big.

Harlem Shake is the latest internet fad. While some have just a few people, Texas has thousands:

So if you don’t have a date tonight and feel lonely, just remember that your true love will always be the Texas Longhorns.

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