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Gotta LUV College Football!

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 Sally Harbeson, our Manager of Online Marketing Products, is a huge fan of the Sooners, and she begged Jill Howard, our resident and probably only Wisconsin alum, to put up this post about Oklahoma.  (Oh yeah, it contains a shameless Southwest plug too!) I am so excited that my beloved Oklahoma Sooners have made it to the Big XII Championship game!  It's been a long tough year.  And playing Nebraska is the icing on the cake.  You see, I'm from the "Big 8" era back when OU/Nebraska was always the big game, and it always meant something.  So, the chance to have the game mean something this year brings back a lot of memories. Of course, the fact that Southwest happens to be a sponsor of the Saturday Night College Game doesn't hurt either.  I love seeing the southwest.com logo on the screen.  And if the Big Boss didn't have his Holiday Party Saturday night, I might even consider hopping on one of the nonstop flights from Dallas to Kansas City just to soak it all in! So I will be cheering on my Sooners and hoping they make it to the Fiesta Bowl in which case I WILL hop on a plane to see the game.  Hubby Bob and I have already made "reservations" at Jill's house.  That is "Jill the Blogger" who loves bad jokes.  Maybe I'll bring Elsie the Wonder Dog an OU Sweater!  Wishing you all many happy days of football watching and sweet Bowl Games dancing in your heads!  (Just don't get me started on the BCS....) Sally
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Jena
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"If only's" are a dime a dozen in sports... but I'm going to break my own rule just throw in my two cents. If back to back one-point losses to the Sooners and Cornhuskers had gone the other way, I'ld be cheering the Texas A&M Aggies on to the Big 12 championship! Oh well, on to San Diego for a mid-week Christmas/New Year's Holiday Bowl celebration! Of which the Longhorns spent a few years before breaking into BCS bowl territory. On behalf of the Big 12 South - Go Sooners! - Represent us well. Sincerely, A Happy Aggie
kfrancis1
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Go SOONERS and I definitely think Elsie needs an OU sweater and her toes painted red too!!!! "big boss" cracked me up! (luv ya k-dawg)
Robin9
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BOOMER!!!!!!!! Robin Oklahoma City Reservations center
Chris_Boone
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I was supposed to attend a college football game tonite, the C-USA Championship in Houston (yes, there are a few of us that care about mid-major football), however I was BUMPED off this airline because of over booking. I will never again rely on Southwest Airlines to get me to a College Football game (and I attend normally 2 - 3 a year), and wouldn't advise any other die hard college fans to do so either.
John_Plauche
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Good words, Sally!! Why the College Football is better than Pro and/or Fantasy Football YouÃ
Jeramy_Brian1
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I love Pete Carroll. He is the best coach in college football history. Southern Cal is going to destroy the bruins today and then the buckeyes on January 8th in Glendale. Hey sooner fans, remember the national championship orange bowl a couple years ago? What was the final score again? Go trojans! Fight on!!!!!!
sharbeson
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SOONER! Thanks Robin! Did I also mention that we just hired a Cornhusker on my team? Game on John! And a shout out to my pick 'em game buddies John and Nick as well as the rest of the guys (I'm the only pick 'em chick in the group) - we don't exchange $, it's all about the glory. I started out pretty good at the first of the season but have been tanking lately. I'm feeling good about this week!
Jeramy_Brian1
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I found out what the final score was in the 2004 championship game... USC 55 OU 19
Brent_McCann
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Hey Jeramy, What was the score of the USC-UCLA game today?
sharbeson
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I found out what the final score in the USC/UCLA game was also: Unranked UCLA 13 USC 9 I was at the Orange Bowl in 2004 by the way.....and believe me; Sooner Fans understand heartbreak as well as any team!
Jeramy_Brian1
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ucla got lucky. we're still in the rosebowl. fight on!!!!
joe-mdw-plane-d
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But, you have to play Michigan... 😉
Jeramy_Brian1
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USC 28 Michigan 14. That was the score 3 years ago in the rosebowl. We will beat them again...
Eric15
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Was that what you said right before the UCLA game. Oh right they were just lucky. hehehe
jhallen
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Rose Bowl - Michigan Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma Sugar Bowl - LSU Orange Bowl - Louisville Championship - Ohio State! Capital One Bowl - Wisconsin!
Scott5
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Ok, With 12 of the 13 cities in the NCAA March Madness tornament being in or near Southwest cities. Is it now time to comment on Men's college basketball?