Little do these writers know, the winner of the Governor's Cup retains various mega-awesome super powers. Check out Liston's brilliant game recap over at Battle Red Blog, where he explains these powers in more depth. In part:
"Imagine this: A ninja is dressed in all white riding a motorcycle with flames shooting out of the back of it while making out with a smoking hot model and simultaneously sending a text message t9 style to Puff Daddy. Do you know what the football equivalent to that is? The Governor's cup."I was at the Texans Team Luncheon yesterday, (check out the video here), and for the minor amusement of ESPN writer and Dallas apologist expert, Matt Mosley, I posed next to the Governor's Cup (and the very large guardian of the Cup) to bask in its glory and power, and carry its mojo over to the upcoming season. Cowboy fans want to blow off the game as merely the preseason, but check out this analysis talking about how the third game of the preseason does have some predictive value. Hmmm.
At the Texans Team luncheon, Bob McNair claimed that the Cup provides him the power to grant clemency to Cowboy fans and invite them to become true Texans. For anyone who brings to the Go Texans Store at Reliant Stadium the jersey of another team, including the Cowboys, they will give a $15 discount on a Texans jersey. He might have been joking about the granting clemency thing, but it is no laughing matter. As Liston explains:
"The Texans manhandled the Dallas Cowboys today, 28-16, to claim their rightful position as the Governor's Cup Champions and subsequently Champions of the Solar System. It's a good thing too because, as everyone knows, the last time the Cowboys had the Governor's Cup the Gulf War started and 1,000 puppies died."Please, I invite you to become a Texan fan. Do it now for world peace and the puppies.
(Hat tip: Tim at BattleRedBlog)