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Old 07-16-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: flyover country
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It's named after major league and former University of Texas pitcher Huston Street. The founders just couldn't spell.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I thought we had problems, so they named it Houston. <shrug>
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Is USC named after Southern California? Why?
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: flyover country
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Is USC named after Southern California? Why?
No, it was named after South Carolina. Home of the Gamecocks, or ***** for short.

And when they play the Oregon State Beavers, well...potential abounds for memorable headlines in the sports pages.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am reading some of your other post questions? Have you thought about going on Lenos program? Oh, that's right, Leno isn't on the same show anymore.

I will say when I saw the first question I wonder if we had an idiot here, but now I think you are on to something and pretty funny.

Nita
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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No, it was named after South Carolina. Home of the Gamecocks, or ***** for short.

And when they play the Oregon State Beavers, well...potential abounds for memorable headlines in the sports pages.
Hehe.

Basketball - ***** trim Beavers with superior ball handling.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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USC must also be TexasUser
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: flyover country
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USC must also be TexasUser
He's doing a good impression, anyway. He should be on SNL.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Richmond, TX
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This raises a related question...was the famous pitcher Nolan Ryan named after the Nolan Ryan Expressway? That seems like an odd thing to name your child.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: NC native in Houston
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Huh....and here I always thought it was named after Houston Peanuts...
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