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Oklahoma and Texas A&M play in the Sweet 16 tonight, so prepare your hateful memes

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Former Big 12 rivals Oklahoma and Texas A&M reconvene to play some basketball this evening. It's nowhere near as hatin' as an Aggies-Longhorns game would've been, if it wasn't for that meddling Northern Iowa. But it'll do, especially for those of us who like making jokes online at others' expense.

How does this impact you, general college football fan? Well, after 2012's Cotton Bowl flattening, an A&M win tonight would mean you could share images like this with your friends in the name of basketball:

Because this wouldn't just be a Sweet Sixteen loss, but a loss with some deep historical sensations and familial angst.

So if Oklahoma wins ... oh, you already know what's appearing on the timeline.

Will need a Crying Jordan, though.

The football rivalry record stands at 19-11 in favor of OU. The record in basketball, the sport that's actually happening, is 31-10, Sooners. Ignore these facts and prepare memes.

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