Over the course of my father‘s three decades teaching state history at the University of Oklahoma, he developed a stock joke — whenever OU lost its first football game of the year, he would walk into class and tell the students something like, “Don’t worry. Now that the season’s over, you have time to study.”
Anymore, OU and OSU football expectations are so high that a season’s initial loss — especially when early — can impact the state’s psyche for an entire fall, not to mention its economy. Kudos to those who bought puts on McKinley Elementary gameday parking futures.
Meanwhile, Sundaze cartoonist Mike Allen likes to move on quickly, and so do I.
There’s much else to be thankful for in this world, regardless of whether Oklahoma’s highest paid state employee prepares his team for field-goal returns in the heat of battle.
— William W. Savage III
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