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The #9 Langston Lions make the NAIA Championship Playoffs!


Some of you may know, some of you may not. Here's an ETSF public service announcement...

Ed The Sports Fan is a graduate of THE Langston University aka The School on the Hill. Langston University is the Westernmost HBCU in the United States and the only HBCU in Oklahoma.

Our football team was filled with past glory. You Dallas Cowboys fans might remember in the 70's (none of you remember the 70's, but its ok...) a feared linebacker named Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson. "Hollywood" excelled as an outside linebacker, earning All-Pro honors for the 1977 season. Thomas was such a good athlete that the Cowboys used him to run reverses on kickoffs from time to time, with him scoring on one occasion. He was one of the first linebackers to run a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. He was also addicted to the crack cocaine, but that's beside the point...

Just heard some news of the university wire (www.lugazette.com) and heard some great news...

WE MADE THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!

The 9th ranked Langston University Lions will make a 307 mile journey to face their 2008 NAIA Football Championship Series first round opponent. The Lions will face #4 MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan., Saturday, November 22, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. After finishing the regular season 9-2 and a perfect 4-0 in the Central States Football League, LU makes a trip to the post season for the first time in 14 years and their fourth overall appearance. The Lions defense is third in the nation in total defense and averages nearly four sacks per game.

MNU finished the season 10-0 and the champions of the Heart of America Athletic Conference. MNU, who is making their sixth overall appearance in the postseason, is first in the nation in total offense, averaging 475 yards of total offense per game. Langston and MidAmerica Nazarene have never faced each other in the Football Championship Series.

I dunno who Mid-America Nazarene is, but they're gonna lose to the fighting Lion Pride of Langston University. Its going down! Oh yeah, for those of you who are not familiar with the "That's My Hood!" Reference...it comes from these boys from Texas named the Dirth South Ryders. Big Tuck, Tum Tum, and company. Back in the day (like early 00's...) they came out with this song that was raw as hell. Really don't know what the name of it was. But by far the crunkest anthem, chant, ass-whupping-est song I'd ever heard. We just replaced all the Dallas hoods with "LU". It went something like this...

"LU! That's my hood! Put it in they face, get that sh*t understood! YEAH! This ain't what you want! HUH! Cause that's how we do! YEAH! CAUSE LU, THAT'S MY HOOD! YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

(random fights, shirts coming off, mosh pits, and other shenanigans ensued...ahhh, college life)


GO LIONS!!!

(yeah Ed's got school spirit, and our band is the truth. and have you seen our Golden Felines?)



-Ed.

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