OSU Cowboys? I want to thank you. Thank was one heckuva football game.
And you know? Even if the numbers on the scoreboard had been reversed, think about it. These two teams traded shot for shot. You proved to us that you were for real. Your fans at Pickens stadium were amped up from jumpstreet as if the government hadn't banned FourLoko. You directed one of your touchdown drives as if our defense weren't even on the field. Kendall Hunter is a guy we would love to have in Norman. Blackmon turned in a performance that the word "gutsy" doesn't do justice.
I lived in Norman from 1988-1999: the eleven years between Barry Switzer and Bob Stoops. I went to Norman High (back when there was only one) and OU. I have great memories of my time at OU, and got myself a pretty darned decent little education while meeting some incredible people. I'm pretty sure you can say the same about your time in Stillwater. And as much as we can talk about our football history, all you guys need to do is say the name "Hank Iba," and we've pretty much got nothing to say in response.
So count me among the Sooners fans who think that calling you lOSUrs is kinda dumb. I got a chance to watch one heckuva football game tonight -- one of the best I've seen since I've been an OU fan, and that goes a ways back. You guys are co-Big XII champions. You've got a 10-2 record, just like us and A&M, and a bizarre and confounding machination of coaches and pollsters and computers will decide which of the three of us get to play in the championship game. That's the system, and most of us don't like it, either.
Mostly, I just wanted to thank you for one of the better college football games I've ever seen. Wherever you may land in your bowl game, I will be watching, and I will be rooting for you.