I've been to downtown Dallas the Friday before for...geez.....probablly 16 of the last 17 years, missing only one due to being in A School in MS at the time....in any case, there's always that moment of clarity, when the group I'm with are jawing with another group of Sooner fans, and the greatness of the rivalry, and everything it entails clicks out of the blue with everyone all at once.......It's kind of a big "I love you, man" moment, with a toast, handshake, acceptance of the greatness of it all, and a common thankfullness that each group was lucky enuff not to be Ags.....
It's always rather sureal, and back in the day when Commerce was NUTS, it usually involved a liquor bottle being produced from each side. I an remember being 19, and having some 4 ft tall 35 year old man threatening to kick my ass one second, and the next we were downing tequila shots like they were Lay's.
I don't care what people say....it's the greatest rivalry in college sports.
Originally Posted by OUFan22
I also agree that he is ultimately responsible, but some things are taken way out of context. I like Switzer a lot, but I also like Stoops. He is a classy guy. People think he is cocky or arrogant. He comes across that way because he is confident and doesn't accept anything but the best. I think that is a good thing. I also liked Mack Brown when he was at OU. He is a good coach too.
The RRR all boils down to it being a highly volitile rivalry which seems to spurn hatred to a particular level. I think it is a good thing that people are highly motivated when these two teams play, as long as it stays within acceptable limits. Just think if there weren't any big rivalries how boring things would be.