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5 Things You Need to Know About Football Time in Oklahoma


1. On gameday, we wear crimson and cream.

2. Avoid traffic and paying for parking by parking at a friend’s house or apartment complex and walking up to the stadium. It’s not that far. You’ll survive.

3. You will walk into every game saying, “I’m not going to buy any food, I’m just going to wait, we’re getting Cane’s after the game” and then you will find yourself with cheese fries and a lemon chill in your hand. Plan your bank account accordingly.

4. If you’re sitting in the student section, you will be standing for all 4 quarters. Don’t wear your brand new cowboy boots unless you want to be openly weeping while walking home. (I wouldn’t know anyone who has made that mistake…cough cough).

5. Yell, scream, mug for the cameras, boo the other team, catcall the cute players, sing all the songs (including the requisite playing of Sweet Caroline in the 4th quarter), and resist the urge to leave early. Because you won’t be a student forever, and even though someday you’ll be a rich alum with box seats, there’s nothing like being sandwiched between a drunk sweaty frat guy and the next OU head coach who loves critiquing every play.

Top 10 Things I Want to Do While Back in the DFW

  1. Chiloso chips and ranch. And chicken, corn, lettuce and cheese tacos. With more ranch. 
  2. Get my hairs cut. All of them. Not just one “haircut”.
  3. Take a nap longer than 20 minutes in my aunt’s awesome bed with the feather pillows and duvet.
  4. Swim in the pool? If weather permits? Hear that, meteorology major boyfriend?
  5. Eat my weight in fair food.
  6. Cuddle my dog really hard.
  7. Show B embarrassing childhood pictures (there’s one of me at 3, naked, sitting on the Christmas presents)
  8. Did I mention eat delicious food already? I mean, it’s Dallas. My food heaven.
  9. Not fall asleep at the wheel (like I did one time, oooops)
  10. Go to the OU/Texas game, duh!