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Well the new BCS rankings came out today, and OU only slipped to fourth after the loss to A&M. Not bad at'all! We're almost a full point and a half ahead of texas. We're also tied with texas for fourth in the AP. Considering they lost to us (a ranked team), and A&M, well, wasn't...I'm sure that's causing a few nails to be spit in Austin.
I know certain people seemed to think that I would be distraught or angry after the outcome Saturday. Just wasn't gonna happen. If that's how you plan to get a rise out of me, well you're going to have to try a bit harder. I say, and mean, it every year -- as long as OU beats texas* I am a very happy woman, and we could lose every other game that season. There are literally two potential games every season that I will/would be pissed off about losing.
1. The Red River shoot-out
2. The one for all the marbles
Todd pulled out the Book of Sooner this evening after I quoted a few statistics, and was reminded that during Barry Switzer's tenure he had exactly two unbeaten seasons. One of those seasons involved a "tie" game where no one won or lost. The other was a complete-winning season. Switzer also won the National Championship in a year where the Sooners lost a regular-season game.
Bob Stoops has already had one unbeaten season in four years time. We have won a Big XII Championship in this decade. We have won the National Title in this decade. And we are currently sitting in fourth place, in full BCS Bowl contention. There is absolutely NO dishonor or shame in a one-loss season. It is virtually impossible to have a perfect season, and if I remember correctly, OU and Miami set all kinds of records for doing it back-to-back in 2000 and 2001. That's not to say OU will win out. Who knows. If the secondary covers the field like they did in College Station it's going to be a very long November.
But it is to say I would be a pathetic excuse of a fan if I suddenly got pissed at my team and ceased to be a fan -- or care -- because they walked out of Kyle Field, Home of the 12th Man, with a loss. Was I disappointed? Sure. For like five minutes during (not after) the game. Who wouldn't be when you literally live and breathe Sooner football each and every Saturday and watch the "W" slip away before your very eyes. But you know what? I put on my OU gear, hung my OU flag, and cheered my Sooners on via 'netcasts in the dark days of the Schnelly and Blake eras. To suddenly expect me to hang my head and feel defeated or ashamed because my team is in the top five (ahead of texas) -- well I don't think so. Thank you. Drive thru. If we lose every other game this season, we still beat texas, and I'm still Sooner born and Sooner bred. Boomer Fucking Sooner.
*Unless of course, we go on to win the Sears trophy that year, as opposed to Mack Brown winning yet another recruiting national championship.
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Completely off topic, but Bama's #10!!!! Woo hoo!¤ ¤ credit: Sekimori | 11.11.02 at 11:48 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
I know! ROLL TIDE!¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 12:04 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
i did not get a chance to see the game, but when i heard the final score you were the first person i thought of. i guess OU=Robyn to me. from what i have seen i know they will be back.¤ ¤ credit: Alteredboy | 11.12.02 at 01:15 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
Try attending UT with plans to finish at OU.
Try being born in Oklahoma, living in Texas, and planning a move to Oklahoma.
No matter which state I'm in, everybody hates me. People outside of it, just don't understand the rivalry. It's ugly. I should go underground.¤ ¤ credit: melly | 11.12.02 at 01:26 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
You put my thoughts into words.
I still wore my beautiful OU sweater to work the next day! I am SOONER born as well!¤ ¤ credit: sandy | 11.12.02 at 09:23 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
Well said. As an Aggie, I have been very impressed with the caliber of character that the OU fans after the game. We even recieved a wonderful letter in the student newspaper today from an OU fan. OU fans have class (unlike say...Texas Tech), and for that I thank you.
There's nothing worse that "fans" that start downing their teams when they lose. Our team has gone through a rough season, and our fans had started to turn on our team.
Like you said, a perfect season is almost impossible, espicially in the Big 12, which is probably the toughest conference in the nation. We would give anything to have a one loss season.
The best thing about college football is that anything can happen. It's the intensity and spirit of the players and fans that makes it worth watching.
And remember, OU and A&M both love to beat the hell outta Texas!¤ ¤ credit: Ben | 11.12.02 at 01:08 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
Awwww-Right, College Football talk.... time to chime in, albeit a bit late.
I want to see Oklahoma in the big-dance. It would simply make for great football.
Miami v. Ohio State? Last time I checked, doesn’t Michigan have Ohio State’s Number? If I had to watch that as a national championship game, I think I’d be bored to tears.
Miami still needs to beat Pitt and VA Tech. Those are not pushover games but they are at home. Playing in the Orange Bowl is not easy when the ‘Canes know they have so much on the line. Yes, we did get lucky with FSU. We know it and next year is going to be a tough year, but that’s next year.
Washington State, give me a friggin break. Who cares about Pac-10 (or whatever conference they’re in) football? Texass, they suck ‘nuff said. Iowa, they may have the only legitimate claim after Oklahoma.
So Robyn, consider this an early b-day present. From a die hard, season ticket holding, bleed-orange-and-green, Cane Fan:
Mack Brown: can't win the big one
Bob Stoops: can't win the small one
I guess a loss is a loss but frist Okie St. and now the agros? WTF?
I realize that for most Big12 schools and perhaps many more, their entire reason for being evolves around beating Texas. Why? Because WE'ER TEXAS and you're not! Nanny nanny boo boo.¤ ¤ credit: JE | 11.12.02 at 03:45 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
As an OU grad and current Sooner State resident, it looks like you gotta live out of state to get some perspective on the season. The morons are already out and loud and proud. Can you call into the Sports Animal here and set some of the moron fans straight? Thanks.¤ ¤ credit: Chris | 11.12.02 at 04:11 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
God bless you John! :-) And I agree...Ohio State...snore. I've hated them with every fiber of my being since they lacked the class to wait 'til AFTER the Orange Bowl in 2000, and called Bob Stoops the day of thinking they were better than Oklahoma and he'd beg for the chance to coach there just because they dangled it in front of him. Not. It made him angry, and it made Sooner fans even more so!¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 04:24 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
Can't win the small one, JE? Perhaps you've overlooked the 2000 National Championship season where we happend to play UTEP, Arkansas State, Rice, Kansas, Baylor, and OSU.
If you're calling Kyle Field a small one, especially after they already had two losses at home this year and were going to be damned certain they didn't go for three, then you're obviously less of a 'whorns fan than I thought! ;-)
And by the way, we don't love to beat texass because you're that good. We all love to do it so your ignorant fans will shut the hell up. Besides, I like winning bigger packages.¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.12.02 at 04:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
I was wondering if you might ever post about it. My team (Broncos) took it on the nose last night too and although we still our the best in our division and in the AFC (for now) I would probably trade all that to beat the pulp out of our rivals (the Raiders) like they did to us.
I like your style Robyn--never panic and all is good as long as you wax your biggest rival. OU will be fine. OSU can't ever beat Michigan (even when everyone else can) and Washington State can't last. That will at worst case scenario, put OU in the 2 hole, with a date with Miami and a crack at all the marbles.
By the way...have you seen the ad on College Football (ABC I think) that has the two little boys learning the hook 'em horns thing. Terrible what they get cute little kids to do on tv these days, yes. And I think you best be sending a letter of defense of Oklahoma to the people that write Friends. Seems Fatty Perry (Chandler?) has been dissing the homeland a bit much lately since he now works in Tulsa on the show. I believe the crack last week was something like that he figured out why they called themselves Sooners because the Sooner you get there the Sooner you want to leave. Go get em.
By the way, I gave my last 10 bucks of my wife's weekly allowance to me to Statia so she could have a happy TDAY with y'all. So when you are sitting around the cranberry sauce, stuffing, turkey etc...and watching the Lions and Cowboys lose, please remember to say a word of thanks for all the "great abundance of physical attributes" that got her there.¤ ¤ credit: peat | 11.12.02 at 06:03 PM | link--this ¤ ¤
Thanks for the info, Robyn. I use Mozilla; it should work fine with this. Oh well...
It seems that Bob Stoops, OU football coach, has hired most of his coaching staff from former college teammates. That's right, University of Iowa Hawkeyes! Bringing Hayden Fry's success to pile on top of the success OU has had in the past! BTW, don't confuse the Iowa Hawkeyes with the Iowa State Cyclones who your Sooners regularly use as turf fertilizer.¤ ¤ credit: Bill | 11.14.02 at 01:24 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
Oh I know exactly who they are! My mom's best friend when I was growing up was a Hawkeye alum! And I couldn't be more thrilled about all their talent we have at our healm now. Those old team photos of all the players and coaches and where they are today are amazing to think about!¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.14.02 at 01:27 AM | link--this ¤ ¤
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