ugly season
(Mike Allen)

When we typically think of the fall season, images of trees in blazing colors and the smell of pumpkin spice come to mind. Beautiful right?

Well, the year 2022 is here to ruin your fun, because we are now entering the ugly part of the election cycle. To make matters worse, if you are a Sooner fan, you have an incredibly ugly season of football to watch.

It’s convenient, then, that you can consume both at the same time on network television every Saturday, although these two things make me want to turn my TV off. The mudslinging political ads pop up at random commercial breaks, and they are not the most welcoming messages to see after an opposing quarterback has fired a pass over the OU defense. Perhaps the upcoming weeks will get better for the football team, but the ugly season of campaigning will only get worse before Nov. 8, with more campaigns turning negative as polls tighten.

Mercifully, it appears both of these seasons will be over in a month. Until then, it’s going to be a slog.

Past Sundaze comics

Down goes Dumpty: OKC Egg Church has a great fall
Many options for brand synergy in the OKC film industry
This season includes new adventures in OU tailgating
SQ 820: Don’t bogart that initiative petition, my friend
Appreciating a brief splash on OKC’s art timeline
New OKC arena proposal benefits from public discussion
Burn it down: Sun exacts revenge on Earth
Project Carrot: Oklahoma weighs battery plant options
Gov. Kevin Stitt asks Auditor Cindy Byrd for a TPS report
Epic affidavit makes for light reading over lunch
Recognize the old man’s wisdom this Father’s Day
What would convince Markwayne Mullin to debate?
Overtime: The match continues with special sessions
Professor Swadley and the cheese-melting machine
Call me Tag Agent: In Catoosa, a replacement steps up
Where Mother’s Day comes sweeping down the plain
It’s a tough life being ‘The Patriot’
Frugal rabbit worried about the price of eggs
‘Resistance is futile’: Beware of the Borg in election year
Oklahoma’s mysterious case of The Winchester Burger
Night owls want daylight saving time to be permanent
The power of bitcoin mining in Oklahoma
Does Holland have a snowball’s chance for the Senate?
David Holt rides wave of popularity to reelection
Oklahoma winter weather drifts in and out of our lives
Tom Brady retirement talk: Goodbye to the GOAT?