Hi everybuddy! Did you see? Did you see?
THE SOONERS WON! THEY BEAT TEXAS!
Now, on Friday, some of you wanted to know what a “Sooner” was.
Oh, yeah! I remember. See, waaaay back in 1889 when Oak-luh-home-ah was still a territory and not a state, the government peoples decided they would give away land on April 22nd – up to 160 acres for FREE!
So about a bajillion peoples (or 50,000 – I can’t remember which) showed up for the Land Run. But some peoples were sneaky and crept across the line the night before and staked out their claim early. And those peoples were called “Sooners.” And the peoples who waited until the “boom” of the cannon to signal the start of the land rush were called “Boomers”!
And that’s where OU’s fight song, Boomer Sooner, comes from! And the little white ponies that pull the Sooner Schooner are also named Boomer and Sooner.
Anyways, abouts 16 years later, in 1905, OU played the University of Texas in football for the first time and they’ve been playing every year since.
The game is called the Red River Rivalry and it’s played in Dallas in a place called the Cotton Bowl (doesn’t that sound soft and comfy?) which is almost exactly halfway between Norman (where the Sooners are) and Austin (where the Longhorns are).
And the stadium is split totally down the middle on the 50 yard line with half of the stadium all dressed in puke burnt orange and the other half of the stadium dressed up in crimson.
But the best part of the whole thing – and the reason I want to go – is that the Cotton Bowl Place is right smack-dab in the middle of the Texas State Fair, where they have this…
You know what THAT is? Yep. Deep-fried BEER! Now THAT’S something worth cheering about!