Sooner born and bred

Monday, October 15, 2012

  
If you didn't go to a football school, then you really won't understand why Grahm and I paid a small fortune to attend the Red River Rivalry in Dallas this weekend. This sport is a big, big deal. Nothing says "I'm an American" like screaming your lungs out while watching boys pound each other to the ground. It's kind of glorious and vicariously cathartic, since I'll never be able to hurl all 105 pounds of me against a quarterback for the sack. Travesty.

I've been watching OU football since I was a fetus. I probably knew the fight song before I came shootin' out of my mamma. As one of the biggest fans on the planet, my daddy taught me well. He's been known to scream at the TV, rub his hands together for some "Sooner Magic", and he's even knocked a piece of trim off of the wall when he jumped for joy and slammed his hand against it. Hilarious. Attending the University of Oklahoma only confirmed what my father had been teaching me my whole life. Sooner football is all kinds of awesome.

Grahm did not go to OU, nor was he indoctrinated at a young age to the glorious crimson and cream. But I've converted him, and he's a wonderful fan, who screams louder than most alumns.

Dear lord, do I love me a rivalry, especially because we dominate most of them. (I'm kinda the queen of smack talk. It's all part of the fun, people.) This game did not disappoint! We were all going crazy as our boys annihilated the hideous orange team. Giving high-fives to everyone around us like we were all best friends. Screaming till our larynxes burst. Jumping up and down on the bleachers. (Grahm was wearing flip-flops and I was in cowboy boots, if you see where I'm going with this... poor guy.) We slaughtered them, thus proving that Texas does, in fact, suck. It was my first Red River Rivalry, and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to top it.

Molly and I even got to meet Papa B, the president of OU. Basically, he's a Norman celebrity. He smelled good, too. Not the usual powdery old-man stench (in case you were really wondering). We told him that we had graduated in 2011, and he replied, "OH, I can't believe it." So I guess it's true. We do look 15.

It was a wonderful weekend full of fair food (I think I gained ten pounds), total football domination (63-21), and Oklahoma friends who I miss more than anything. Boomer freakin' Sooner, y'all.

12 comments:

Veronica Lee Burns said...

LOVE! BOOMER SOONER!

Denise said...

You are the cutest! I live in Texas and I still don't like the Texas football team haha

Ashley said...

Love your blog! I'm married to a Mississippi high school football coach so, I totally get the whole football obsession! Tha is for stopping by my blog. Hope you get your new kitty addition to the family soon! :)

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Meg {henninglove} said...

haha i love your comment on how he didn't smell old man good to know! man i wish i had attended a school with a major football team so i can have school spirit! and i could attend each home game and scream my lungs out

stephanie said...

cute! We went to OKC this weekend and I'm 99% sure I was the only person in the entire city sporting some Baylor gear :)

Nicole said...

My best friend is from Dallas...I didn't even want to talk to her after I saw the highlights on ESPN! Glad it turned out well for you though!

Chelsea said...

Such a fun tradition! I went to BYU and their football team is ok...

Emi said...

love this! so happy you are a college football fan...nothing better!!!! we just got home from LA where we traveled to see our team play UCLA on the road! love your cute blog and am definitely following! your about me section is so cute too! xo

Tara said...

I love this post! Possibly because I'm a die-hard Gator and love, love, love college football!!? Needless to say I totally relate to your opening remarks, this is the most favorite way to spend a fall Saturday ;)

Madeline Grace said...

I know your feelings completely! I'm the same way with the United States Naval Academy! My Dad played for them in college so I'm the same way!

Emily said...

LOVE THIS!!!! BOOMER SOONER! I am a PROUD Sooner Alum and that game was awesome! Missed being at the game terribly this year! So glad you had fun, and I concur... TEXAS STILL SUCKS! Ha (all in good fun friends!) Happy to be a new follower of a fellow Sooner!

Rachel said...

Hahahahaha "watching football since I was a fetus" is pretty much the funniest thing ever. And I understand, because I'm the same way about Ole Miss football--even though we're not so great. But whatever. Love me some football. Nothing better than football in the fall, especially with a good rivalry!