Ah, what a charming start to a glorious game day. I awoke this morning to our first snowfall of the year! That’s right, it’s snowing here in Dublin. I can fully appreciate the beauty of the white fields and mountains from the comfort of my toasty apartment. Of all weekends to be surprised by this beautiful, wintery sight, it magically occurs on Bedlam weekend – my second favorite football rivalry of the year!
For the past seven years, Bedlam has been a highly anticipated shut-out for the Sooners. I’ve eagerly awaited the glorious weekend in which the Cowboys would again retreat to their humble abodes with their tails between their legs. After my Freshman year of college, when we narrowly squeaked by with a three point win, I’ve been secure in my confidence that Oklahoma would crush the Cowboys. Until this year.
Now, don’t get me wrong. My confidence does not waver in the abilities of my Sooners when they play solid football. They are certainly more than capable to beat any opponent when they are on their game – and Kevin Wilson isn’t making stupid play-calls. However, with Oklahoma State playing so well this year and the fact that we haven’t been so successful on the road, I worry that we’ll see a weekend like that of A&M.
In short, thanks to the time change, I’ll be up until the wee hours of the morning in my Sooners jersey, cheering hard for my alma mater. I’m looking forward to seeing an Oklahoma win for yet another year. And, being a strong Notre Dame supporter thanks to family ties, you may even hear me give a few hearty yells for the Fighting Irish; followed, of course, by angry retorts from my USC counterpart, because what’s good college football without a little rivalry?