Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Cecil Samara considered himself to be Oklahoma's Number One fan. He had a complete wardrobe of red and white. He had "O U" embedded in this front teeth. He drove his Model A roadster to the home games with loud speakers blaring "Boomer Sooner". He donated it to the Ruf-Neks at his passing. When he died, he made a specific request that his funeral wouldn't interfere with a game. At his funeral in 1994, his coffin was covered with the flags of the US, Oklahoma, and OU. He requested "Boomer Sooner" to be played at his funeral with instructions for people to clap along (they did).
I shook his hand once back in the early 80's. He was just a nice old guy who really loved his Sooners.