Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 11/5/14
While winning the Alamo Bowl might be a fine accomplishment for many college football teams across the nation, the Texas Longhorns and their fans expect more. So when Mack Brown decided to tweet out a picture of the rings the team received for winning their bowl game, the reaction on Twitter was predictable. Just gave guys their Bowl Champ rings. Told them It’s reward 4 winning Bowl game vs #13 Oregon St &momentum for 2013 twitter.com/UT_MackBrown/s… — Mack Brown (@UT_MackBrown) May 2, 2013 Giving out Alamo Bowl rings? Perfectly fine. But tweeting about giving out Alamo Bowl rings? You sort of have to know what’s coming, right? — Mike Finger (@mikefinger) May 3, 2013 Giving out rings for the Alamo Bowl is like giving an Emmy to the Longhorn Network for best channel no one watches. — Bandit Ref (@banditref) May 3, 2013 Mack Brown rewarded his players with “Championship” rings for winning the Alamo Bowl…just makes Texas that much more of a laughing stock. — Danielle McGill (@Dani_Kay20) May 3, 2013 #Texas hands out rings for winning Alamo Bowl. Here’s to 9-4. — Jon Cooper (@JonSDS) May 3, 2013 So Texas got bowl rings for beating Oregon State…. — Kenny Dutton (@UConnKennyD) May 3, 2013 Of course, most teams receive rings for winning bowl games, so what Texas is doing isn’t out of the ordinary. In this case, it’s more the fact that Brown was tweeting about it – and seemingly having to justify why he was doing so.
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