Oklahoma football: Sooners faithful fill campus for ESPN GameDay broadcast

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: October 27, 2012 at 6:44 pm •  Published: October 27, 2012

McKee-Huey and Laris are both students at OU and they stood just an uneven row apart from one another with their OU-themed signs.

McKee-Huey's read “Keep Calm And Play Like A Champion Today” with a signature Bob Stoops visor to top it off.

“The ‘Keep Calm' theme is really big and since the Play Like A Champion Today is a motto that both programs use, I wanted to put the two together and use it as a double whammy against Notre Dame,” McKee-Huey said about the sign she made for about $8.

Laris self-designed his sign too. He actually took a photo of Jesus from the internet and replaced his head with Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones to create the Sooners' version of Notre Dame's iconic Touchdown Jesus.

“I call him, ‘Touchdown Landry,'” Laris said. “He was holding some politically incorrect signs, but they wouldn't stay on.'

“I made it because I wanted to see how many people knew who it was. At 6 a.m., people started sending photos out of Touchdown Landry and it spread like crazy.”

THE IRISH AND THE SOONERS

Garry Canaday and Brook Bullock stood with no sign. They didn't need one.

Canaday was in a kilt, prompting lots of pointing.

To be considered in true “gentleman apparel,” his outfit would actually include a dagger and a 15-inch blade.

He left those at home so he could get into the game and sit in Section 227 with his best friend from elementary school. It's apparently the booster section so he said he thinks he'll be the lone Irish guy surrounded by Sooners.

That didn't stop him from trying to start an Irish cheer among the predominately OU crowd when a fellow kilt-wearer walked past wearing an Oklahoma sweatshirt.

The Oklahoma guy smiled.

“Ok, you say ‘Go' and I'll say, ‘Irish,'” Canaday said.

The Oklahoma fan raised his sweatshirt just enough to reveal a tiny upside down Longhorn.

Because even when Sooners are playing the Irish, like one sign said, they still hate the Longhorns ... and now the Leprechauns.

by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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