Originally Published: Sep 14, 2010 8:33 AM CDT
There isnt a doubt in my mind that Oklahomans are patriotic. In fact, we are heartland...wave the flag...red, white and blue as they come. But Oklahomans dont like to be told what to do. Thats why this Saturday I have no doubt that the word "Sooners" will be louder than ever at the end of the National Anthem. All of us media types telling fans to "knock it off" wont sit very well with the masses.
Count me in the chorus of those who dont care for it. Its disrespectful when youre playing Utah State. Its embarrassing when youre playing Air Force. But telling some OU fans to stop shouting "Sooners" is like telling a fat kid to stop eating chocolate. Its all well and good until you put a Hershey bar in front of him and then he just cant resist.
I dont think its the worst thing in the world. But I do wish on this Saturday especially we would all consider the "Brave" sacrifice of the men in the opposing uniforms. Theyre going to be "Brave" whether you cover it up or not.