The Cowboys ran highlights on the video screen Tuesday, and from any point in the stadium, you felt like Marion Barber was running right up your bifocals.
The seats are wide, the bathrooms abundant, the amenities beyond the imagination of an OU-Texas regular. The darned place smells
new, which might be its biggest edge on its ancient predecessor one county over.
If the concessions match the taste of corny dogs and turkey legs, it’s a clean sweep.
Sooner fans will grumble going into Jerry Jones World — $38 parking, no Ferris Wheel, a Walmart across the street instead of Big Tex — but there won’t be much grumbling coming out, unless the scoreboard malfunctions and BYU ends up with more points.
Will the majority that night say, "Why aren’t we coming back in October?”
"I don’t know that they will,” said Bob Stoops. "You know how our people are, so tight with tradition. Our people do like tradition and history, and they’ve had great experiences” at the Cotton Bowl.
Earlier Tuesday, Bradford voted heartily for keeping the game where it is. "You take it out of the Cotton Bowl, it loses a lot for the players,” he said.
Maybe so. Of course, playing in a palace, where the Super Bowl will be staged, is not exactly anti-player itself.
Sooner Gerald McCoy said he suspects the game will move, though "put it out on the practice field and it still will be the same game.”
I don’t know what OU fans will say the night of Sept. 5.
But they are more likely than ever to say so long to swatting bugs on the front porch.
405-760-8080; Berry Tramel can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including AM-640 and FM-98.1.