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Sooner Tailgating: Tailgating is the Law for Local Litigators

The folks from Goolsby, Proctor, Heefner and Gibbs Law Firm have been putting down stakes along across from the First Presbyterian Church on University Ave. for a decade.
Dave Cathey Modified: August 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm •  Published: October 16, 2010
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The folks from Goolsby, Proctor, Heefner and Gibbs Law Firm have been putting down stakes along across from the First Presbyterian Church on University Ave. for a decade.

It started out as an idea to entertain clients of the firm, which specializes in small business start-ups and civil litigation. Or, as partner David Proctor admits, a good excuse to get together and have a good time on game days.

The event has grown into a rotating menu operation that carefully selects a Beer of the Year before each season. That’s a painstaking process that include Proctor’s son of the same name bringing in several choices for beer-by-beer judgment. That beer joins several other standards, including the official beer of King Barry Switzer, Pearl.

Proctor said they have to special order the Pearl from a distributor to get it. But this litigious bunch of libationists don’t do anything small. For the Florida State game, Proctor got up at 5 a.m. to roll out and cut dough for homemade Indian Tacos, which were fried on site with turkey fryers.

"In honor of the Seminoles, we wanted authentic Indian Tacos prepared by a real Indian," he said, referring to his own lineage.

Each week 150 to 200 Sooner fans show up to sample the rotating menu, which tries to find a common link with the day’s opponent, though sometimes they’ll stretch the connection in order to satisfy a particular craving.

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