A Texas player got Lil B 'The Based God' to forgive the Longhorns

Lil B Tweet (Twitter)
The Texas Longhorns have received The Based God's blessing. (Twitter)

The last three weeks for the Texas Longhorns have been brutal.

It all started with the comeback against Cal that fell short by one point because of a missed extra point to tie the game. The next week, against Oklahoma State, Texas was unable to punt the ball away correctly late in the game, instead fumbling the snap and kicking it out of bounds. Last week, against TCU, the wheels fell off for the Longhorns in a 55-7 loss at the hands of the Horned Frogs.

This isn't just a normal case of things going poorly, it seems as if there's more at play. As if there is a higher power, perhaps, angry with the Longhorns. 

Texas defensive end Bryce Cottrell thinks he knows who is responsible for the Longhorns' struggles, recently. Cottrell pleaded with rapper Lil B -- aka The Based God -- on Twitter to forgive Texas for whatever it did to anger him. 

Lil B obliged that request.

Cottrell thanked the Based God for his kindness and forgiveness -- and later asked him if he wanted to play Madden, because why not shoot your shot at that point.

Now for those not well-versed in the dealings of The Based God, well, I'll try my best to explain it. 

Lil B was a member of the rap group The Pack, which had marginal success including one breakout hit "Vans" back in 2009. Lil B went solo under the moniker "Lil B The Based God" and somehow gained a cult following -- Lil B has 1.1 million Twitter followers and follows over 1.2 million people, which I can only imagine makes his timeline look like the numbers scrolling in the matrix. 

Lil B is also a good basketball player. He's participated in a few D-League tryouts and often references basketball in his songs. Lil B has placed "The Based God's Curse" on Kevin Durant for saying that he doesn't like Lil B's music and then refused to play Lil B in a one-on-one basketball game.

The "curse," according to Lil B, means Durant will never win an NBA championship until he plays the rapper in basketball. To this point, it's worked (I guess). 

Now, one has to wonder if that curse spread to all of Texas athletics. Durant played ball at Texas and since the curse was placed on Durant in 2011, the Longhorns football team has gone 34-25.  

Now, Lil B seems to have forgiven the Longhorns and offered them his blessing the week before the Oklahoma game. I'm not saying this means the Sooners are in trouble in the Red River Shootout this weekend, but I just feel obligated to point out that this happened two days before Florida upset Ole Miss on Saturday. 

Again, I'm just pointing out facts here. 

CBS Sports Writer

Robby Kalland covers college football and golf for CBS Sports; he also dabbles in boxing, mixed martial arts and other sports. Prior to joining CBS in 2015, Robby spent time working for the Atlanta Hawks,... Full Bio

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