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    This weekend is the Red River Shootout Block Party!!!

    Dallas West End Block Party - Red River Shootout

    TX-OU Weekend in the West End

    Red River Shootout - TX/OU WeekendIt’s that time of year again, for the Red River Shootout, otherwise dubbed “TX-OU Weekend.” We will have several ways to celebrate the rivalry here in the Historic West End of Dallas, and Friday, October 12th, is when the festivities begin.

    RJ Mexican Cuisine will be hosting a Block Party in honor of TX-OU Weekend, to be located in the parking lot by Spaghetti Warehouse, 607 Corbin St. at intersection of N. Market St., starting Friday at 11am, and ending Saturday morning at 2am. Live music will be performed Friday evening from 5pm to 11pm.

    The Longhorn Station, AM 1300 The Zone, will be continuing their tradition by broadcasting live from Hoffbrau Steaks. The Friday afternoon broadcast will feature Craig Way, Rod Babers, De Hansen and Jon Madani. There will be a live roundtable discussion, breaking down the game, from 3pm-7pm Friday afternoon.

    The game itself kicks off at 11am on Saturday October 13th, 2012, at the Cottonbowl in Dallas, where the Texas Longhorns will battle the Oklahoma Sooners, and will be televised on ABC.

    A little bit of history

    The Red River Rivalry, commonly known as the Texas-OU Game or OU-Texas Game, is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the Oklahoma Sooners football team of the University of Oklahoma and the Texas Longhorns football team of the University of Texas. The series is considered one of the major rivalries in NCAA football and one of the greatest rivalries in all of American sports. The name is derived from the Red River that forms part of the boundary between the U.S. states of Texas and Oklahoma. The game originated in 1900, while Oklahoma was still a United States territory and the Oklahoma campus was still in Oklahoma Territory.

    Dallas was chosen as a “neutral” site since it is situated approximately halfway between Austin, Texas and Norman, Oklahoma — the locations of UT and OU, respectively. Since 1932 the game has been held at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, during the State Fair of Texas. The designated “home” team alternates from year to year, and ticket sales for the game are split 50–50 between the two schools, with the stadium divided along the 50 yard line.

    Texas leads the all-time series 59–42–5, with a 47–38–4 edge in Dallas. However, Oklahoma has won two straight Red River Rivalry games, after a 28-20 victory in 2010, and a big 55-17 win in 2011. The Sooners have also won eight of the last 12.