It's already here! That greatest of football Saturdays known as TXOU or the Red River Shootout. Rest assured, it's gonna be a milk-bath!
Now in their epic track: "No Milk Today" Herman's Hermits was really trying to get across a somewhat obtuse point: there will be no milk today because the Oklahoma Sooners sucked it all up. I know...I was shocked by this as well. How could a 60s era Brit-rock band even know, much less care about the Oklahoma Sooners? Rather than bore you with the lengthy explanation, I'll just give you the short version. In 1963 there was a massive milk shortage in the U.S. This was around the time of the "British Invasion" of Brit-rock in America (Beatles, etc.). On their first tour, Herman's Hermits were in the Dallas area around October. They went to a local grocer to inquire about obtaining some milk for their tea, and the grocer replied: "I'm sorry chaps, but the Sooners have sucked it all up." They sucked so much milk that we're all tapped out. There you have it: "No Milk Today."
So, here's to hoping the Sooners will, yet again, suck milk. And on Sunday, when history is written, the Longhorns will be able to say: No Milk Today.
Hope you Dig,