It's OU/TEXAS weekend people!!!!! (cue Party in the USA background music). Time for fried food, DART busses, OU friends, West End madness, seas of crimson and orange, and most importantly a beatdown of TEXAS!!!!!
OU/Texas is a seriously major event for 98.7777% of the OU fanbase , but for Texas(the state, not the school)-bred Sooners, the stakes are even higher. You see, I have to live amongst these heathens (Texas fans) every day of the year.
And I have to hear about how "foolish" I was to leave "the great state of Texas" to go to Oklahoma. This is usually followed by a "Hook 'Em Horns," or some other extolling of the greatness of Texas football. Mind you, most of these loudmouths are t-shirt fans who never took a single hour of credit at UT. I am telling you, the arrogance of this fanbase knows no bounds. They talk like they are 4-0, and we are 0-4. It's laughable! They literally think they are like the best ever. They have had our number though, as of late, and it's time to put a stop to that REALLLLL quick.
So to me, this game is of the utmost importance. I have to take these fools down a peg or 20. I NEED a year of bragging rights now moreso than ever. It's a lot easier to bear a loss when you can drive back to the sheltering OU-centric bubble of Norman, where other mourners can share in your grief. Instead, if we lose (which is NOT going to happen!), I will hear about it non-stop from pretty much everyone around me. Even people who don't give a rip about football think it's funny to get me riled up by dissing OU football (I can't imagine why that would be humorous...)
This year, I even put my pride on the line for this game. Betting money is for pansies (and people with money). If we lose (which is NOT going to happen!) I will be forced to don a UT shirt and sing Texas Fight. I'm really nauseous even thinking about it. Burnt orange is SO not in my color wheel. BUT if (WHEN) we win, OU will have two new crimson-wearers!! No doubt they will find that they look so much better in crimson and cream than that other pukey old color, and they will become fans for life. So as you can see, I am really, REALLY looking forward to us winning. I only made this bet because I have total confidence that we can, and will dominate and win this game. I guess the best thing about being a Sooner stationed in Texas is that when we beat them to a pulp, I will have a lot of very satisfactory gloating to do. And BUH-LIEVE me they will alllll be hearing about it, loud and proud- BOOMER SOONER!!!!