The University of Oklahoma released its updated tailgating policies on Tuesday, and one particular development has people upset.
According to the OU’s athletics website, the new regulations are designed to ensure “the comfort and enjoyment of game day patrons; the safety, security, and well-being of all people associated with game day activities, and the safeguarding and preservation of all public property under the management of the University”.
This obviously infuriates fans such as myself who have made plenty of memories and killed plenty of brain cells whilst tailgating on the south side of Lindsey Street. I can understand that there isnt as much room for tailgating after the construction of the new dorms, but that doesn’t mean they should move it from there entirely.
David Boren and OU aren’t doing this for “the comfort and enjoyment of game day patrons”. They’re doing this because David Boren hates fun and always has. He doesn’t want us regular folks drinking and carrying on anywhere near his National Merit kids. It’s been rumored for a long time that Boren has been trying to gradually move tailgating off campus to the north, and this is just further evidence of that.
If you feel like tailgating before the Oklahoma Sooners take on UTEP, your best bet is to go off campus.
All I'm saying is OU Athletics PR team has a lot of work ahead of them. Eliminating tailgating on Lindsey just ruined a tradition.— Barstool Sooners (@OUBarstool) August 29, 2017
I will be hosting a tailgating party in the middle of Lindsey street on Saturday. Come and take it @President_Boren— OU Elder Squirrel (@ElderSquirrel) August 29, 2017
They eliminated way more than Lindsey street. This whole thing is BS. https://t.co/g7ondW9AwO— Kaci Nicole (@PennyLane449) August 29, 2017
Tailgating areas seem super convenient. Pro Tip: Just make sure you aren't in Norman and you'll be fine.— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) August 29, 2017
(is this real?) pic.twitter.com/OytNcDithI