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Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

Posted on: June 22, 2011 2:44 pm
Edited on: June 22, 2011 3:32 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Yes, you read that correctly. The country of Pakistan can now be known as not only the former home of Osama Bin Laden, but the new home of a Texas-themed sports bar.

I'm sure Texas fans will love seeing their school mentioned in the same sentence as Osama Bin Laden.

Seriously, 25-year-old Texas alum Shanil Ali opened up a sports bar in Karachi, Pakistan six months ago with a Longhorns theme.
Ali’s Longhorn Sportsbar is decked out completely in orange and white and features the longhorn logo prominently. The food also has a Texas connection: it combines Tex-Mex flavors with Pakistani dishes. Ali is a huge basketball fan, so many of his dishes feature the names his favorite players.

“I attended UT Austin and I became a fan of their basketball and American football team,” Ali explained to The Express Tribune. “After a while, I became a typical ‘longhorn’ and wanted to share their lifestyle and their love for sports.”

In addition to the offer of good food and a sporty atmosphere, the Longhorn Sportsbar also invites guests to play X-Box and Playstation games on two large, flat screen TVs. Play has thus far been free, but once the bar gets through its three-week soft opening stage, they will begin charging 100 rupees per hour, which is about $1.20, for use of the gaming equipment.

The article goes on to state that the menu ranges from buffalo burgers to a Pakistani yogurt drink called lassi. There is no word on whether the bar will carry the Longhorn Network. Either way, you have to think this is somewhat worrisome for coach Mack Brown.

Having Texas fans stateside who are upset with him is one thing, but what happens when Al-Qaeda is upset you didn't go for it on fourth down? 


Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:03 am

Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

I can already see it. The Pakastani Longhorn Network. Programing would include Pakastani Horns soccer games and marathon cricket matches 24 hours a day would provide entertainment for the masses. I can see the Aggies crash this 'Horn crazy Nation only to find out that they will be relegated to particpate in tennis, field hockey and badminton.

Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:37 pm

Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

The name of the bar should be "Hook'em SEALs!".....Cool

Since: Jan 16, 2010
Posted on: June 22, 2011 8:48 pm

Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

country line damcing what a great reason to blow the place up

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2011 7:45 pm

Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

The wack jobs will stay far away from this place. No problem blowing up innocent women and children, but they'd crap their pants if on the wildly off chance possibility they stumble into a table of wide bodied texan expats watching the longhorns.

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 6:07 pm

Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

Just think of the recruiting possibilities.  I hear the Al Quada, and Talaban guys are nasty wide receivers of products thrown up by Boeing.

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 2:52 pm

Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

Better have the place guarded, I am sure their will be some whack jobs trying to blow the place up.

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 2:51 pm

Longhorns bar opens in Pakistan

I am suprised the government allowed him to open it, furthermore I would not be suprised if the owner or the bar were targeted by whack Os that hate anything american.

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