20 Dec

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Battle of the Alamo

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The Alamo was the site of a desperate siege, where a ragtag group of men led by a colonel with more confidence than his fighters eventually paid the ultimate price. While a football game isn’t a military battle, plenty of parallels can be drawn from the Battle of the Alamo and the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl. The game will take place Dec. 30 between unranked Texas and No. 10 Oregon at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

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Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .