You know it's that time of year when the Oklahoma license plates and Hook 'Em Horns bumper stickers start stacking up on Interstate 35 'round about Thursday evening. And they're not flocking to Big D for the shopping, either -- they're here to tailgate, trash-talk and party it up as the University of Texas Longhorns meet the University of Oklahoma Sooners in the storied Red River Rivalry. It's one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, and whether you've managed to score tickets to the Cotton Bowl or you'll be catching the action on a big screen, the we've corralled some of the area's best Texas-OU weekend events for your consideration. Boomer Sooners and Longhorns alike will have plenty of options for pre-parties, viewing parties and hangover brunches in your venerable host city. May the best team win … and may every fan find a watering hole, a good show and a fantastic meal in Big D before they head their respective directions on 35.
-- Jennifer Davis-Lamm.
The AT&T Red River Rivalry takes place in The Cotton Bowl at Fair Park on Saturday, October 8.