Bevo got his name because of an A&M prank
Bevo, the beloved mascot of the Longhorns, is often said to have gotten his name in a rather embarrassing way. Legend has it that after a 13-0 lost to A&M, some students branded the score into poor old Bevo. Embarrassed, UT students altered the branding to read "Bevo" by changing the "13" to a "B," the "-" to an "E," and inserting a "V" between the dash and the "0." This is not true. While Bevo was actually branded, his name was acquired prior to the infamous prank.
Austin is weird
Throwing “just keeping it weird” after any of your questionable actions doesn’t make Austin weird. “Weird” is also not an excuse for common problems with the city (when will they ever get around to all these potholes). The town, when compared to many other in this country (we’re looking at you New Orleans), is fairly normal. Particularly recently with the influx of investment and growth, Austin’s “motto” is a lie.
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Brent Underwood is the founder of HK Austin, a co-living and co-working space in the heart of Austin.