Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Getting to be that time again

There is a cool breeze. There is just a hint of color in the leaves. You don't have to mow your grass every 5 days. Yes, it must be about that time of year again.

No, not autumn.

I'm talking about the RED RIVER SHOOTOUT!!!!

This weekend, my beloved Sooners will play Texas at a (supposedly) neutral venue, the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. (it isn't neutral; never has been)

I remember the first time I got to go to the big game. I was a sophomore. (Student tickets weren't available to Freshmen) It was incredible! Half of the Cotton Bowl Sooners, the other half Longhorns. I was disappointed my first time, because we lost in 1983. 1984 was worse, as we tied. We won in 1985.

I wish I could go this time. It truly is one of the great college football rivalries.

Boomer Sooner!


Michael said...

I haven't decided who I'm going to root for yet.

Anonymous said...

I remember the road trip down. There is NOTHING comparable in my mind to that day - the things I saw along the highway, the amount of people sporting their team colors and all kinds of horns honking with the Boomer Sooner tune blaring. FANATICAL people on that road! The sites, sounds, and smells of the fair, the season, and the game were memorable. There was a "sea" of red and orange, two colors that were never meant to compliment one another! I think that the tie was almost worse than the loss. What do you think? I remember a tremendous rainstorm one year. Amazing memories.

(Today, I'm just glad I can REMEMBER!)

Anonymous said...

was in Austin today...lots of orange and rivalry gear I don't like orange but red makes me even madder. How bout those Raiders?!!

M. Steve Heartsill said...

I'm praying for a tie!

Rick Boyne said...


Sooners. Of course.


It was really something!

Anon, (Michael or Brian)

Why is your mascot Yosemite Sam?


Did you not read the only rule that I had for commenting? I think that might break that ONE rule!