Posts Tagged Sooner born and Sooner bred


After 20 Years Down Under, the Moore Tornado Stirs Up My Okie DNA

The longer you live overseas, the less you feel tethered to the American mothership. This month, I’ve been overseas for 20 years, and I’ve missed so much. To put this into perspective… I was in New Zealand, half a world away from America, when: — The Murrah Building was bombed — Gulf War II was […]

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Okie Pride Awhile in Coming

  It’s always been cool to be “Sooner born and Sooner bred”, at least on a football field. (Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Selmon). But as for being from Oklahoma, well, that was a different story. I left Oklahoma as soon as I could. I was 20, I think, when I crossed the Red River […]

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‘Boomer Sooner!’ Totally stupid unless you bleed red

Boomer Sooner! Yep, it sounds totally stupid, unless you are an Oklahoma University football fan and bleed red. And the fight song? The one that says “Boomer Sooner” about eleventy gillion times? Totally stupid. Unless you are, and I quote, “Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I’ll be Sooner dead.” In which […]

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