Well, Sooner fans, it happened. Oklahoma’s Dec. 3 game vs. Oklahoma State will be played at 11:30 a.m, and the game will be shown on FOX.
Obviously, this infuriates me. There’s no doubt this is being done so that it doesn’t coincide with the SEC Championship Game (which kicks off at 3 CT), but it isn’t going to sit well with the fans. An early kickoff potentially means a boring crowd, even for a game of this magnitude. Will OU fans rise to the occasion, or will we hear a bunch of golf claps? I’m really not sure. This game is going to be HUGE, but never underestimate an OU crowd’s ability to fall flat when conditions aren’t perfect.
I think the crowd will be good, but it’s not going to be as good as it would’ve been with a 2:30 kickoff, which is what disappoints me. Sooner fans, it’s up to you to not be boring and lame in two weeks. This team needs you to bring your A-game. Don’t let the early kickoff serve as an excuse to not get hammered enough. Instead, use the magnitude of this game as an excuse to start getting hammered at 6 a.m. It’s what good fans do.