It’s no surprise that Texan’s love their football. Little known fact: football was first invented in Texas. Of course back then it was called “death ball” and instead of scoring points you just give lethal injections to prisoners. Texas is the reigning champion.
Anyways, since learning more about Texas football one thing that has been amusing is finding out that every college football team has their own hand gesture. It’s like a gang symbol. You can recognize other members of your team and supporters quickly instead of relying on team t-shirts, face paint, fight songs, etc. Instead you can just throw up a hand sign and voila! Everyone knows your affiliation. So far, here are the ones I’ve learned of. Feel free to let me know if I’m missing any!
University of Texas Longhorns: “Hook ’em Horns”
Bonus Knowledge: Oklahoma fans will flash this sign upside down as a symbol similar to a “dead cow”
Texas Tech Red Raiders: “Guns Up”
Texas A&M Aggies: “Gig ‘Em”
Texas Christian University Horned Frogs:
Southern Methodist University Mustangs: “Pony Up”
University of Houston Cougars: