My column today about this being a day unlike any other in Oklahoma City’s sports history prompted an email from reader Dean Schirf.
I’ll let him explain why:
Jenni, I certainly enjoyed your article regarding today as the best sports day in OKC’s history in this morning’s paper. I know of only one other April 22nd in our city’s history that could even compare with the excitement of today, and that happened 121 year’s ago in 1889 when our city was founded. On that day, 10,000 people rushed in to what was to become downtown Oklahoma City to celebrate a new life and start a new city. What a great birthday present. HAPPY BIRTHDAY OKLAHOMA CITY AND GO THUNDER!!
What a cool coincidence, huh?
Having a couple local guys at the top of the NFL Draft and an NBA team making its home playoff debut is a pretty good way to celebrate Oklahoma City’s birthday. This is a day like no other with a party the likes of which Oklahoma City has never seen.