I'm choosing to ignore SBC and all the politically correct fanatics and continue to call the game the Red River Shootout. Not because I have anything against the name Red River Rivalry (it does have a nice ring to it with all those r's), but tradition is tradition. And I'm not about to accept that "shootout" has become a naughty word, one so offensive that the name of a 100-year series now has to be changed.
What's the big deal anyway ? Does shootout stir up the wrong images of the southwest ? This isn't going to convince anyone that Oklahomans and Texans don't own lots of guns.
So... we're marching into this game unranked, playing against a #2 ranked Texas. This uncharacteristic imbalance is enough to get any Sooner worried. But I'm no fair-weather fan--I'll be watching the game on Saturday, cheering on OU, and hating Texas the whole time.
And after the game, regardless of outcome, there's going to be some kind of party at our house. If you're reading this, you're cordially invited to join us for a beer or twelve on the evening of the game. Doesn't matter if you're an OU fan, Texas fan, or an electric fan.
My prediction : OU 17 - TX 10
Boomer Sooner !!