A.rods New Gesture

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  1. gugafanatic

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  2. Jill

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    It's not new, he's been doing it forever. It's the hand symbol of the University of Texas Longhorns - the Hook'em Horns. It's a nice gesture of appreciation to the crowd :)
     
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  3. Andy Hewitt

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    Yeah i first saw it at San Jose. I wouldn't do it though.
     
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    That's the hand signal University of Texas, Austin. it is a symbol of the Longhorns which is the mascot for the university. They do that annoying sign at all their football games. It is almost as annoying as the Texas A&M gig em.

    here is a history on it if you are interested:

    http://www.mackbrown-texasfootball.com/pages/proudtrads/hookem.html
     
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  5. goober

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    ahh looks like somebody beat me to the post ;)
     
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    IMO The gig'em is worse. But I can't talk, b/c my alma mater's hand signal was even worse :)

    In any case, it may be annoying, but there's nothing wrong with Andy doing that as a hand sign to the crowd. It's nothing bad or anything lol... and he has been doing it since way before San Jose.
     
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    Whenever I seen him play at Wimbledon he never did it. I guess its an American thing.
     
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  8. Jill

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    Well, yeah... pretty much.
     
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    No, it's strictly a TEXAS thing.

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    Damn that Bush!! Hes a war monger, I oppose the texas hook'em if he uses it as a gesture!
     
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    i heard that it is some kind of a devil sign is norway or something...
    that's why some Norwaigens thought Bush was related to the devil....
     
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    Yah texan thang...Roddick does live there now and it is the "houston clay court championships"
     
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  13. Jill

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    that's funny, b/c UT is one of the most liberal campuses in the US.
     
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    The sacrifices of men in the armed forces from several countries has given you the freedom to oppose whatever you like. :)
     
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    The symbol can mean both things. It can mean roughly 'one who worships Lucifer' - in this context 'Lucifer' (in Latin) means the light-bearer or light-bringer. It is easy enough to find photos of members of European and American elites making this sign - people who have no apparent connection to the U of Texas athletic teams.
     
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    Seriously? Even in the heart (capital - Austin) of Republican country? I really wouldn't think that would be true when you compare it to the entire U.S., taking all those New England and east coast schools, and probably California schools too. We even have a few up here that are really liberal, and I just can't see a Texas school even being more than a little over 50% Democrat.
     
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    its also pretty funny seeing as how the Nebraska Cornhuskers are A'rods favorite team.
     
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    If you mean UT is really liberal as in a lot of partying and drinking then you're correct. lol But I don't think it's that liberal. Gotta go to Rice U. to find some of those.
     
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    Been there, done that for 4 years ;)

    Grew up in New England, living in California now... I've seen it alll, thanks. I know what liberals look like. Plenty of friends at UT and they're all politically liberal and so are their friends. It's not Berkeley, but it's not A&M either.

    Regardless, I don't see what any of this has to do with Andy doing the Hook'em sign after finishing his match. He means it in a positive way. Anyone reading into his hand sign to his fans really needs a new hobby, I think ;)
     
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    Yeah, everything I've heard about Austin is it's a whole other Texas... very different than the rest of the state.

    I do find it odd that Andy would be a Longhorn fan after growing up being a Cornhusker fan. Probably not a life-or-death thing for him... (like some Texas/Nebraska fans)
     
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    Yes, it is. And the Lyndon Johnson museum is on the campus, etc. But, I think the Hook'em is far above and beyond any political implications, it's just pride in the school, and all types of people can have that :)

    As far as I know he is a fan of both. No problem with that :)
     
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    Yes, seriously! Austin is one of the most liberal places I've ever been to, as is UT. I should know, I go to UT Austin. Just walk around the campus, talk to a few people; you'll see.

    Anyway, I think it's nice that Andy is giving the "Hook 'Em" sign. It's good to know he appreciates Austin. And he does use the University's facilities and such, so why shouldn't he?
    HOOK 'EM HORNS! :D
     
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    Try East Texas. About 2% registered (D) -well, alright not really, but you get the picture. If you're one of them, you don't want to admit to it in public. UT Tyler is so freakin conservative, it's actually quite radical.
     
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    This is what I exactly thought at first. Some kind of symbol belonging to a secret sect who worship the devil.
     
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    Well, that's awesome, never realized. I really was cheering for the right team in the Club tennis nat'l championship. Speaking of, Sarita do you play club tennis there? Too bad about UT-Tyler, with a great name like that, I'd think they would be little smarter there.
     
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    Tyler is scary :|
     
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    Gugafanatic, members of the Royal Family love this gesture. It is also connected to the 'seeing eye' atop the pyramid and to worship of Babylonian/Egyptian gods and goddesses.
     
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    Very original…..
     
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    Yeah the one eye is also a symbol on madonna and M.Jacksons albumn's. Scary people.
     
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    It's Satanic. Andy is a devil worshipper. Orgies, ram's heads, blood drinking, all of that. I know a guy who knows a guy that works with a girl who knows for sure that Andy worships Lucifer.
     
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    I think you're a touch on the derranged side.
     
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    Dont ruin the thread now guys...
     
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    Ahahaha. <3 Politics
     
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    LMAO!!!!!!!
     
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    If you think about it, he must know a thing or two about the pratice himself if he's giving such elaborate examples.
     
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    LMAO. thats funny.
     
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    Hmm, He's doing the hang ten sign.
     
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    You got me. I read a lot. Guilty. :(
     
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    This thread is hilarious!!!! If we mention the Illuminati, will the thread mysteriously disappear (and me along with it?).
     
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    No, the hang ten sign is only the thumb and the pinkie, no first finger (see the example proudly displayed by JMG on my website messageboard).
     
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    Yeah, because Saddam was just knocking on North Americas door, waiting to attack us with non-existent weapons of mass destruction, right? Yeah, that's exactly why someone had to start a useless war that neither proved nor accomplished anything, unless youcount the death of soldiers an accomplishment. Yeah, that really gives us a lot of freedom we were in danger of losing... :rolleyes:
     
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    ^ Roforot's statement holds up if you apply it to WW2.
     
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    When the Nazis began their force, there was a strong segment of the American population that was either proGerman or anti-semetic. Charles Lindberg is a famous example. All I can say, I'm glad we entered the war even if it wasn't by choice... otherwise, we'd all be wearing leiderhosen, eating bratwurst, and playing w/ Volkls :)... and some of my best friends would not be here.
     
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  44. Matt H.

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    why in the world would Roddick be sporting the hook 'em horns sign when he's an admitted Nebraska fan.

    conflicting Big 12 schools.
     
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    Because he was raised in Texas (before they moved to Florida) and he has often said he's 'a Texas boy at heart.'
     
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    Deep in the heart of Texas (clap, clap, clap)...
     
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    OOoooooo how ironic, being that Bush also was in Yale's Skull and Bones, with connections to Freemasonry... and now he does the Hook'em Horns too, which according to this thread is tied to weird rituals... i'm all spooked out now. I hear the govt agents at your door, Fee....
     
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    pleeeeaaassseee, remember me fondlllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy........... call Amnesty International.... hellllllppppppp
     
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    All this talk about Freemasons, Satan worshipping, Skull and Bones, and Illuminatti is just a lot of dancing around the bush. Let's get to the heart of the matter, people. That's right: UFO's. Was the Pure Drive reverse engineered from alien materials found at the Roswell crash site? Something tells me it was. And if so, should the ATP ban rackets from other planets?
     
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    Yeah, but after that....
     
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