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PHOTO: Houston's April Fool's helmet wins the day

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

If you were a Houston Cougars fan who woke up groggy this morning and fired up Twitter without remembering what day it was, this must have made for quite the confusing announcement:

That tweet linked to this press release from the official Houston football site announcing the Cougars' new "UOH" logo and this revamped helmet:

“I've always thought that the word ‘of' did not get the respect it deserved,” Levine said in the statement. “When you look at the way we speak and form acronyms - for example, the United States of America being U.S.A. - ‘of' always gets excluded. And as I'm sure most people have, I've often times wondered why ‘of' is spelled o-f and not u-v.”

This was, of course, all an elaborate April Fool's Day joke -- and a damn funny one, the sort that almost makes it worth wading through the piles and piles of unfunny jokes and false headlines that make up Twitter on this worst Twitter day of the year. Giving Levine the last (also funny) word:

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