If you are an Okie, you will know exactly what I'm talking about. Otherwise, you can read this with (insert your own obnoxious football-lovin' school here).
Don't think for one second that I'm blind to my own team's ugliness.
My good friend was chatting with me about the upcoming game recently and asked why I even cared about people's comments. She thought my "lax" attitude meant I didn't care. I had to tell her a little story from a recent adventure. I do, in fact, care deeply. I refuse to be a nasty person over the whole deal. She was shocked.
Just recently I was in my college town for the state autism conference. The conference itself didn't mention my university at any point in time. A mom from my Asperger's support group roomed with me and rode with me on the trip. I think every 5 minutes or so she made a crack about my team. I ignored it at first, but that didn't work. In fact, it got worse. I tried making a few defensive wisecracks but did not insult her team. That didn't work either. Again, it got worse.
On day two of the conference, I finally looked at her and told her she might have to find another ride home.
She was a little stunned.
This opened up a conversation for her and I about Oklahoma Bedlam Football. Here is how I feel about it - I won't insult your team so don't insult mine. Cheer for your team without putting the other one down. Not everyone thinks it is funny. I won't wear t-shirts insulting someone else's school, but I might chuckle a bit when I see them. It's not worth irritating people who I call friends. I'm not perfect and I'm sure I have stepped on toes. For the record, I really try not to.
This is a housewives blog, so maybe football isn't your thing. I will say that the majority of the RHOK cares a great deal about their teams.
It's a blog divided.
Let's keep it fun!
Who is your favorite school?
Are you an obnoxious fan?
Oh - and whew!
My team won.
~ Mrs. Priss ~
... and a Sooner fan!