Posted by Adam Jacobi
An argument over college football escalated into a knife fight on Monday night, and now an Oklahoma fan and a Texas fan are both in the hospital -- one with severe injuries. Here's the report from NewsOK.com:
Police were called to a San Antonio Applebee's where the Sooner fan and Longhorn fan were arguing and fighting. The argument escalated and the Oklahoma fan pulled a knife and attacked the Texas fan.
Both men were stabbed in the fight and were taken to University Hospital in San Antonio. The OU fan was listed in critical condition while the Texas fan was stable.
While it's both very easy and very tempting to engage in some cheap jokes about this episode and by association the Red River Rivalry, let's remember that these guys aren't just Texas Fan and Oklahoma Fan, they're actual human beings who -- presumably -- have families who care deeply about them. To that end, seeing that the Oklahoma fan is in critical condition over this fight should be enough of a reminder that there's more to take away from this story than just a cheap punchline and a giggle.
Also, it would be useless to moralize about how stabbing people over college football is wrong, because over 99% of the population is never going to even consider that, and that other sliver of a percent who eventually will, won't do so after a great deal of forethought. Foredrinking, probably, but not forethought. That all said, gentlemen, it's a damn game, and that's all. Be safe out there.