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Oklahoma football fans air their Festivus grievances about Sooner football

by Jason Kersey Published: December 23, 2013

NORMAN — Pull the aluminum poles out of your crawl spaces, gather your family around and celebrate the wonderful Seinfeldian holiday of Festivus.

For those unfamiliar with Festivus — made famous by Seinfeld’s Season 9 episode “The Strike” — check out the above video, or read below for lines from the show:

Frank Costanza: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.
Kramer: What happened to the doll?
Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born … a Festivus for the rest of us!

Frank Costanza: And at the Festivus dinner, you gather your family around, and you tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year.
Kramer: Is there a tree?
Frank Costanza: No. Instead, there’s a pole. Requires no decoration. I find tinsel distracting.

Frank Costanza: The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you’re gonna hear about it!

I asked Sooner fans today on Twitter to air their grievances about OU football, and here are the responses I’ve received so far.

As for the Feats of Strength? That’ll have to wait until Jan. 2 in New Orleans, where Oklahoma meets No. 3 Alabama in the Superdome. Who knows? There might even be a Festivus miracle in store for the Sooners!

If you’ve got more grievances to air, please tweet them to me @jasonkersey, or leave a comment below!






by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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