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I am an ND alum who posted on this board looking for advice on Norman/OKC/tailgating prior to the game. I wanted to say thank you to everyone in Oklahoma for a great visit. Everyone in OKC and Norman was very friendly and welcoming. There were a ton of “Welcome to Norman” handshakes and general good spirited banter with OU fans. This was true both before and after the game which says a lot. The quality of the banter was way above average from what we usually get on the road. Normally, all we get is “Notre Lame”, “irrelevant”, blah blah blah from schools that have a chip on their shoulder (like Michigan – I guess ½ a NC in 60+ years will do that to you).
The stadium experience was overwhelming. I have never heard a jumbotron that loud. And, the striping of the stadium was a sight to behold! Our players may not have been intimidated, but I certainly was. My desktop is now a picture of that ridiculously large American Flag and the stadium. Personally, I’d rather leave Taco Bell dance contests and the Frankenstein searches for NFL games. It made me realize how starkly different and under produced the ND home game experience is. I hope you all make the trip up north next year so we can return the favor of being gracious hosts.
I came to Norman with a ton of respect for OU’s history and left with more. Thanks. I hope to see you all at Notre Dame in 2013.
Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you had a good time. If we come up there next year do you all promise to let us win?
Can we bring our referees? They know pass interference and holding when they see it! :)
Kelly, try some class. That was uncalled for.
Thanks for the kind words. The actual game left a bit to be desired for OU fans, but we are glad that you had a great experience here. I, and others, agree with you about some of the production...it has gotten a little more like a pro game, and for someone like me who sits in the club level, close to it, jumbotron is LOUD! Although the team has seemed to stub its collective toe a couple of times each of the last few years, we are proud of our history, tradition and effort and hope that when we arrive in South Bend, both fans AND your team are as accomodating with hospitality and a win!
This post was edited by soonerschooner 18 months ago
Tell it like it is Kelly. Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade.
Thanks for the compliments, we are glad you enjoyed your time in Oklahoma. I traveled to South Bend in 1999 and it was a great experience. My wife & I plan to be there next year as well.
Too bad you're both incorrect. ND didn't need any refs- they kicked our ass the old fashioned way.
We look forward to being as courteous to you as you were to us. Sooner Nation = Top Notch in our book!
Hope you win out.
Which bullsprig did. Some of you need a refresher in basic manners. No one wants to hear your whining.
I am the morning DJ on WOLD
we will be there, hope we bring our A game with us, come to think
of it, I hope we have an A game to bring
This was not a vintage OU team, but no excuses here either.......you guys won, we lost
you are a good sport, sometimes its hard being a gracious winner.......and you are
Attending a game in South Bend is on my bucket list.
On my bucket list, too. My son in LA is taking me.
I'm glad to see respect between football program and their fans. I remember the Alabama games and felt their fans were for the most part pretty classy. I said that about Nebraska fans, too. However, during Callahan's regime things changed a bit. I personally feel its good for college football when ND is good.
“The greatness of a man's power is the measure of his surrender.”
General William Booth, The Salvation Army
Was there in 99 and thought the stadium was beautiful! The mums on the sidelines were very classy! It was a dreary day which took away from the campus, but my Father and I were impressed. Hope to make it up next yr!
I am making plans to go next year and looking forward to yhe experience. Not sure bringing Big 12 refs would help - seems to me they don't help us much either. (Only Texas).
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