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Big 12 to Sooners: Horns down will get you a 15 yard penalty

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The Big 12 has ruled that the ubiquitous Horns down gesture that characterizes hoopleheads the world over will constitute a taunting penalty if offered by Sooner players in the Big 12 title game on Saturday.

Oklahoma Sooner fans are howling in protest, pointing to the fact that Texas fans frequently yell “OU sucks!” but unfortunately for them, truth is an absolute defense against slander.

Of course, Oklahoma fans are absolutely welcome to continue to engage in the Horns down gesture, reminding everyone that an inability to get it up is both an apt metaphor for what it is to be an Sooner, as well as a devastatingly accurate self-diagnosis.