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Another brick in the OU-Texas wall

by Berry Tramel Modified: December 3, 2008 at 8:48 am •  Published: December 3, 2008
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/> "It’s a big rivalry already,” said OU d-end Jeremy Beal. "I don’t think it can get any better than it already is.”

Want to bet? Texas fans are howling at the moon. They’ve demanded the head of Bob Stoops, every computer programmer in America and Oklahoma writers, even those of us who said Texas actually has a pretty good argument.

You think they’re going to settle down by next October? Not a chance.

Any Sooner zealots at peace with 1984, when Keith Stanberry’s interception was nullified by blindness? Of course not. You want to still boil Switzer’s blood? Ask him about that rainy day in Dallas.

Sisco’s officiating, which actually didn’t play much of a part in UT’s 34-14 rout 61 years ago, still hasn’t died. Neither has the Switzer/Royal feud in the ’70s, instigated by OU spying. Nor the motormouth derby between Leiding, a UT linebacker from Tulsa but born in Texas, and Brian Bosworth, an OU linebacker from suburban Dallas but born in OKC.

Be warned, Sooner fans. You’re going to see 45-35 banners all over the Cotton Bowl next October. You might get some Christmas cards proclaiming the same, if you’re lucky enough to be pen pals with a Longhorn.

Enjoy all the flak. It means you won.

Berry Tramel: 405-760-8080. Berry Tramel can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal network, including AM-640 and FM-98.1.

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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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