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Posted: 10.10.2002
Let's get it on...
I've had this "I'm gonna hurl" feeling since Saturday night. As much as it sucks, that's a good thing. I have a very good track record when going into big games with that feeling beforehand. To date, this is the longest it's ever lasted. *knock on wood*

My husband has his pregame superstitions and rituals, too. For a man that didn't even watch football when we got married, he's turned into -- I dare say -- a bigger fan of the game than I am. He has his Steve Owens action figure with matching mini-Heisman trophy. They never leave the top right corner of the TV, other than for Todd to rub them for good luck. The OU flag goes up the instant we wake up on game day and not a second later. Claire has an OU collar that gives her "super powers" on gameday. Todd even stole the napkin (shhh! don't tell!) from Selmon's last Saturday that he had a death grip on and beat the table with every time OU made a big play. It's going back with him for the texass game.

The rest of my gameday superstitions are a little more tame. I have a pair of OU athletic shorts that I have to put on before the TV is turned on to ESPN's College GameDay. I always have to sleep in an OU t-shirt the night before a game. I have a certain pair of crimson and cream underwear (bra and panties) that I've worn for every gameday since the beginning of the 2000 season. Their track record is 29-2 to date. I also have a "lucky toenail polish" -- Ribbon Red by Chanel, and OU sneakers.

So what are your gameday rituals and superstitions? I know we're not alone!

And here are a few more notes and jokes from "hate week 2002"...

Q: Why does Chris Simms eat soup off a plate?
A: Because he chokes in a bowl.

"There was a time when we never got Oklahoma on TV on the East Coast," said former Sooners great Joe Washington, now a financial advisor in Lutherville, Md. "Now I can plop down anywhere and watch them. And I'll be there Saturday, in front of the TV in headgear, shoulder pads and silver shoes."

Brown, in his 19th season as a head coach, has never led a team to a conference title much less a national one. He didn't do it at Appalachian State or Tulane or North Carolina, and he hasn't done it yet at Texas....Doing so has been almost as elusive to Brown as pinning down exactly what makes a game big. He even spoke with Florida State coach Bobby Bowden about it once. "He said the only big ones are the ones you lose," Brown said. "So when I go back and see we beat Colorado at home last year and it wasn't a big one, but then we lose to them in the (Big 12) championship and it was, I get confused."

Ya' don't say, Mack?

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

You guys are SO funny! hahahaa
All I do, is sleep in my Lynch jersey the night before a game. Then when I get up and shower, I put on my Shaun jersey with my # 10 shorts that match, and throw my hair up in a Bucs scrunchy. Even though they blew off Shaun for ol' whatshisnamethatIcannotstand...


¤ ¤ credit: jen | 10.10.02 at 03:14 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Your traditions are great fun! I almost wish I was a sports fan to just so I share in them with you LOL!
On a more serious note, I just was reading yesterday that PWC are more sensative to adrenaline. (of course I can't find the article now!) So maybe your body gets that "ready-to-hurl" feeling just because you are more amped up about everything and your body is rebelling because it doesn't like the extra adrenaline. That would make sense!

¤ ¤ credit: kristine | 10.10.02 at 03:58 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I drink as much as possible the night before, then set my alarm for 11:55 to get ready for kickoff on Direct Ticket.

I then lie on the couch for 10 straight hours. At one point I order pizza or Chinese.

I never masturbate during this time -

and Go Bucs. There are at least three fans in St Louis that have no chances of becoming Rams fans.

I hate Ricky Proehl. But I love the soon to be 0-6 Rams!

¤ ¤ credit: James Durbin | 10.10.02 at 05:26 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I don't have any superstitions, but when I ask for an interception, I always get it. :)

¤ ¤ credit: Sekimori | 10.10.02 at 06:27 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I don't have any college football rituals, but I have to have either pizza rolls or homemade pizza while I watch the NFL pregame show on FOX on Sundays.

¤ ¤ credit: zuly | 10.10.02 at 09:49 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

No superstitions here, I get nervous as heck right before EVERY game..almost as bad as when I actually played. My wife thinks I'm crazy the day of a Texas game.

Two more jokes for you:

What's a hundred yards long and has two teeth?

A: The front row at Sooner stadium.

How do you get an OU freshman into your dorm room?

A: Grease her hips REAL good and push hard!

College football is great! Enjoy the game, best of luck (insert smartass comment here!).

BTW, what do you think of ending the tradition of having the game at the Cotton Bowl every year and making it just another home and home series? I think it stinks. You've been to the game before, what do you think?

¤ ¤ credit: JE | 10.10.02 at 11:03 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

LMAO! And I think it's a crime to try and move it to the Speedway, back to the home stadiums, etc. The game *is* the Cotton Bowl, IMHO. In fact, the game is more important than the actual Cotton Bowl game. Even though we beat Arkansas in that bowl game last year, I still consider our victory over texas in the 2001 season a much more important game. And I say all this, even though I've never actually witnessed a Sooner victory in person there. I really hope smarter heads prevail and it stays right where it is.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 10.10.02 at 11:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

No way in hell it should be moved from the Cotton Bowl. For one, the Cotton Bowl is scheduled for a major upgrade in the next few years. That'll make it sweet to play there. Two, traditions like the RRR should not be messed with. Period. Third, there's talk of making the Cotton Bowl a BCS game if the BCS is renewed in a few years, and that will give it even more prestige.

¤ ¤ credit: todd | 10.10.02 at 11:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I dont really have any football gameday rituals. However, I have weird superstitions about hockey instead. I figured out that if I watch my team, they lose. If I don't watch, they win. So come playoff time, I'll be refreshing ESPN every 5 seconds.

¤ ¤ credit: theresa | 10.11.02 at 12:02 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

(In reference to the photo above)

It's got huuuuuge ...
It can leap about ....
Look at the bones!


¤ ¤ credit: Kathy | 10.11.02 at 07:28 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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