Everyone loves it when a golden couple decides to follow the advice of the magnanimous Beyonce (no accent per Brent Musburger's pronunciation standards) and put a ring on it. William and Catherine, Posh and Becks, Joanie and Chachi... their union is our delight.
So imagine my excitement when I woke up to confirmation that the respective faces of OU men's and women's athletics, Whitney Hand and Landry Jones, are ENGAGED!!!!!! The only thing that would make this moment better would be if I could get my hands on a mash up of Boomer Sooner/Party in the USA to celebrate.
Now don't get me wrong, I love my lone wolf (and future husband) Sam Bradford. But the pairing of these two nauseatingly adorable love birds and their Swift (21st century fairytale lyricist, not 17th-century satirist) -esque romance is a sportslebrity-lover's dream. Move over Boren and Molly Shi, these two are the president and first lady of Sooner Nation. Just think of the schedule poster possibilities- they can all look like epic romance movie posters. Saweeeet!
I am also enjoying imagining the potential programming segments for them on the new OU network. as I suggested many moons ago via twitter. Obviously a Nick and Jessica- based sendup of Newlyweds is in order. Hopefully a televised version of the wedding, which will no doubt take place at Owen Field for all Sooner fans to attend. And I'm thinking a show just for Whitney called "The Preacher's Wife."
Note: these pics popped up during a simple google search- I'm not a creeper!
I wonder how exactly the proposal went down. Perhaps this line was included, "I will forever protect your heart, like I protected the ball I nearly fumbled away at a critical juncture in the 2010 OU/TX game." But seriously, I really hope he did not squander the great pun opportunity here- I hope he said, "Whitney, may I take your Hand in marriage?"
Anywho, it's definitely fun to have their cute little lovestruck faces fronting our fine sports program. Screw the demise of the Big 12- we have our own storylines to tell. There's carcinogens in the water, and love in the air in Norman, Oklahoma. And that's just how we likes it.