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A Stranger in a Strange Land...

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All the hype, glitz, media, and talk that led up to the National Championship game finally came to a head this past Wednesday night, and unless you've been living under a rock since then, you know how it came down.

What you might not know is what it felt like to be a dyed-in-the-wool Longhorns fan. Not just these past few days, but all season long. Whenever Texas would beat a team with a huge margin, USC fans would say "Yeah, but it was Colorado!" Or they'd say "Vince Young is good player but he's no..." insert either "Matt Leinart" or "Reggie Bush" right here.

All season long, people were hailing USC as "The greatest team to ever play the game," and "Gods walking among men" and "The Beatles Returned and Reunited." They were treated like celebrities, and in this town, that's actually saying something. The media took it, ran with it, gave it steroids, fed it prime rib, and after awhile, even USC began to believe all the hype.