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OU football: Q&A with Nathan Bobert

by Jenni Carlson Published: November 1, 2008
Nathan Bobert is a Husker fan living in a foreign land. But the Edmond resident has made sure that his sliver of Oklahoma reflects his Nebraska passion. Bobert paints his lawn, even coloring it completely red earlier this year.

Jenni Carlson: Had you done anything with the yard before painting it all red?

Nathan Bobert: Occasionally, I would just do the Husker emblem. Simple. Easy.

JC: Painting the whole yard red doesn’t sound simple or easy.

NB: I called the company that sells the paint, because the paint does not kill the grass. It’s actually got a fertilizer in it. Somebody drove past and saw mine and tried to do the same with the OU symbol and latex paint ... it killed their yard. They asked me, "How does yours keep growing?” "Because I buy the $8 a gallon spray paint.” It took over 10 gallons of paint to paint this yard.

JC: You just spray it on?

NB: Sears was running an ad for a Wagner paint sprayer. When I was half way through, I had two of the news helicopters fly over me. Then I had two lawn companies pass me and say, "I haven’t seen anything like that ever.”

JC: So, was your wife OK with the whole yard being red?

NB: Not really.

by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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