Nebraska, Oklahoma to diss Texas Longhorns on helmets in Shrine Game (Photos)

Jan 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; A general view of fans during the third quarter of the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field. The West won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The East-West Shrine Game is essentially college football’s NFL Pro Bowl. But unlike the Pro Bowl, people actually care about this game and there will plenty of people tuning in.

So what can be expected in the big game? Well, in addition to seeing some of the premier college football players you’ll also see a handful of players from Nebraska and Oklahoma teaming up to diss the Texas Longhorns.

Both Jeremiah Sirles of Nebraska and Gabe Ikard of Oklahoma plan to wear the Longhorns logo upside down on their helmets, a hand sign that is often referred to as ‘horns down’ by rivals of Texas.

Ironically enough, joining Sirles and Ikard on Team West will be Texas players Carrington Byndom (defensive back) and Anthony Fera (kicker) who I can’t imagine are overly thrilled with the idea.

It’s also possible the stickers (which are being placed near the front of each players helmet, below the crown) will violate uniform code, though it’s unlikely anything will be done to stop the ‘fun’.


Tags: East-West Shrine Game NCAA Football Nebraska Cornhuskers Oklahoma Sooners Texas Longhorns

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