UT head coach Charlie Strong during the first Spring practice at Denius Fields on Monday March 7, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Austin-based law association calls Longhorns ‘godless heathens’

Posted August 3rd, 2016


Every Texan knows that football competes with the Good Lord for attention every Sunday, but at least one person wasn’t happy with the Longhorns’ decision to hold an open practice at 9 a.m. this Sunday.

That person also happens to run the Texas District and County Attorneys Association’s Twitter account. TDCAA, in case you didn’t know, “is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Texas prosecutors and their staffs, as well as attorneys in government representation,” according to their website.

When Burnt Orange Nation tweeted out an article with information for the practice, which is a part of Fan Day festivities, the TDCAA was quick to question the Longhorns’ commitment to the Lord’s Day.


Here’s a photo of the tweet, which has since been deleted:

TDCAA tweet


The tweet, sent from an account dedicated to “focusing on public policy & issues affecting Texas ,” promptly sparked controversy across the Twittersphere. Burnt Orange Nation chimed in, too.

Another tweet from the TDCAA to Burnt Orange Nation that has since been deleted read, “Too bad Bellmont Hall insists on trying to include DKR-TMS on that list of worship places,” to which Burnt Orange Nation replied with a retort recently used by Hillary Clinton in response to Donald Trump:

The mentions from others came fast and furious:


One user even wondered if the TDCAA account was run by an Aggie.


The TDCAA responded to the criticism later in the day with a similar level of snark:



Maybe it was all meant as a joke, but, as Burnt Orange Nation noted, there’s plenty of Christian denominations that don’t worship on Sunday mornings. Catholics have mass on Saturday night and sometimes at 5 p.m. on Sundays; Seventh Day Adventists worship on the original seventh day, Saturday; many other denominations have late service on Sundays, and so on.

Maybe everyone just needs a day of rest.

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