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Texas vs. OU: See who can pull a Southwest Airlines plane 50 yards the fastest

Posted October 6th, 2016


Texas and Oklahoma faced off in a very serious competition on Thursday morning.

No, we’re not talking about the Red River Rivalry — we’re talking about planes.

The 15th annual plane pull between teams of Texas and Oklahoma fans happened at Southwest’s maintenance hangar at Dallas Love Field airport.


How does it work? The five-person team that can pull an 83,000-pound Boeing 737 plane 50 yards the fastest is declared the winner, and they get bragging rights going into the big rivalry game this weekend.

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram was there to capture the face-off, and the video’s pretty great, especially the tense moment when a Texas plane-puller takes a tumble. Don’t worry, though, he wasn’t hurt and it didn’t affect the Texas team’s performance — they beat the OU team by less than a second.

Is a Texas plane-pulling victory a good omen for the Longhorns on Saturday? Only time will tell, but according to the Star-Telegram, only once in plane-pulling history have the winners had their football team go on to win the big game.

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