Skip to comments.Tom Brokaw Received Boos at University of Oklahoma/Nebraska Game
Posted on 11/13/2004 9:16:02 PM PST by PhiKapMom
It was announced during the second half that Tom Brokaw was in attendance at the University of Oklahoma/Nebraska game at Owen Field in Norman. The minute he was announced, you could hear loud boos from around the stadium.
Have no idea how he had the nerve to return to OU after his debacle of a speech for graduation last May. I think he received louder boos then when Nebraska came out, and even more than the penalty we got for fans throwing oranges onto the field near the end of the game.
Chalk this one up to flyover country that detests the mainstream news media. You probably will never hear this from the media except our local radio but it was hilarious. Everyone around where we sit are Bush fans and after they stopped booing, they started laughing at the reaction of everyone. Then they launched into a discussion about how biased the so-called mainstream media was in the election and how people like Brokaw should stay out of the red states. It made me really proud of the Sooner fans -- this truly is Bush Country.
Sounds like Tom hasn't kept up on his reading. According to some pundits, the current generation just starting to leave college (so-called "Millennials") is very much like the "Greatest Generation".
You're right about not showing up to win. But that's kind of a late season thing. Nebraska Coach Callahan has gotten blown out everytime he tries to call a game in the West Coast Offense like he really wants. This year's quarterback, Joe Daily, just isn't accurate enough to run that offense. Whenever they try, he throws 4-5 interceptions a game, and complete well under 50 percent of their passes. When he pulls it back and favors the running game, they've managed to at least not kill themselves, if not always win.
In my opinion, Coach Callahan is already playing for next season. Frank Solich was a good guy, and a good coach, but he couldn't keep up Osborne's talent level through his recruiting. His fate was sealed the minute the new AD was hired. Callahan was hired for one thing - recruiting. If he doesn't work out after 3 or 4 seasons, they'll can him for a better coach, but the talent level the new coach finds is expected to be competitive with OU and Texas - which Solich had lost.
It would have been nice if Callahan could have gelled with the old players, but he didn't. He'll have to build his own team through recruiting - Solich's guys aren't responding to him. And the defensive coordinator he hired - Kevin Cosgrove - is a joke. Nebraska will get better. But there are probably a few more changes coming before the OU-Nebraska game returns to what its supposed to be.
Good luck in the national title hunt. Oklahoma over USC!
What a great story. Thanks for sharing it because you are so right, we never would have heard it but for FR and good Freepers. We sure like good Bushie stories in OH.
little "g", gods, please.
Maybe his pal Jennings can announce that "America had a temper tantrum tonight."
If the local or school paper reports this tomorrow, will you post it?
His name is Allen Fry. I know him, he is a real nice guy. He's a radiologist, married to Brokaw's daughter Jennifer (also a doctor).
It's been a while, and I don't recall much about his politics, but from what I can remember, he would be appreciably to the right of Tom Brokaw.
They have so many falling on their knees in their own little enclaves that they actually believe they're somebody.
One has to wonder at what kind of a group would care if Brokaw was in attendance. Easily impressionable people most likely.
Why dont they boo baylor?
I would hope so. Generally speaking, the Cornshuckers are respectable people. The OU/NU rivalry was one of the biggest games of late November until the Big 12 was formed, and wouldn't allow the two teams to schedule "non-conference" games during the two off years in north/south division play.
Brokaw, on the other hand, is maybe the most palatable of the three alphabet anchors, which isn't saying much...
Little Red was the coolest mascot in all of college sports, ever. He's just a memory now, because of liberals.
AUBURN = "Alabama Usually Beats Us 'Round November",
(UT = "Us Too")
Because we Baylor folk are plain ole' nice...I'm so glad I was at BU in '80-81. Last good football team we had.
Sooners should be playing second fiddle to AUBURN
War Eagle earned it yesterday... GA was killed..
Hee Hee Hee, you'll get yours this weekend.
War Eagle ! ! !
LowOiL = LowMoney
Have a good time at church... here is my church www.secondbaptistfp.com ...
I am afraid you're right.
AUBURN = "Alabama Usually Beats Us 'Round November",
(UT = "Us Too")
AUBURN could also = Alabama Usually Beats Us Red Necks.
In my opinion, AU shouldn't be able to play for the NC while on probation. The entire school is on scholastic probation.
Brokaw booed big! Whoo Hoo! BUMP this all over town.
What you missed is what was said and how it was said -- I have it on video and the video does not match the words in what was listed as his address. Parts are left out in the written version. He rambled in his spoken version. If he had given the written version, it would have been better. I have the complete speech on video and can assure you he did not follow his script.
Same thing happens with White House speeches if the President veers off the written speech -- only the written speech gets put on line.
You guys have some of the best fans in college football -- I go with the Roll Tide! All of our fans that made the trek to Alabama loved the hospitality of the Alabama fans! You guys are the best!
I wondered what had happened -- it was the oddest called game I had ever seen and I thought we saw it all under John Blake and it was bad.
You guys will be back -- look what the Sooners went through in the 90's. Then we can have our real rivalry back!
Stuff it! Obviously you are not a football fan that is passionate about their team. BTW, the opposing fans always boo when our team comes out too. No one gets upset -- usually don't boo but I did against Brokaw! Maybe it is just the Big 12 but somehow I doubt it!
Oddly with about seven minutes to play in the third quarter, the P.A. announcer let loose with something like, "And now, down o the field, joining University of Oklahoma President David Boren, NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw."
Perhaps more odd, the Sooner fans booed the rations leader among the national news anchors.
As one person sain in the pressbox, "It's not like it was Dan Rather down there with Boren."
Because Baylor has a really tough time in the Big 12 and probably about 50% of the fans are Baptist!
AU is on probation? What a crock!
Thats good. Someone else mentioned that little red is no longer a mascot for Nebraska because of liberals. What happened with him? I take it he was the guy dressed in red overalls?
10 years ago i threw my tv in the dumpster after i saw how phony the 4 major networks (abccbscnnnbc) treated presidents bush senior and clinton:
peter jennings said, while george senior was golfing, "why isn't he doing the people's work"?
meanwhile, enter president clinton. he went golfing frequently but was never asked by jennings why he wasn't "doing the people's work".
the term itself is socialist.
We're pulling for you guys to win the national championship. Go Sooners!!!!
Little Red was put out of business by political correctness and an accommodating court order in 1972, I believe. Needless to say, all OU fans were hurt by this, especially the little kids who rightfully thought Little Red was too cool.
Sorry I missed the game TOM but for what its worth...BOOOOOOO!
Auburn University is on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). This is the association that gives the school accreditation. The same organization that gives The University of Alabama and most other schools in the southeast accreditation.
I believe OU gets its accreditation form the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This is very serious and could cost AU and the state of Alabama a lot of money.
Their probation stems from a few boosters and Board of Trustee members being too consumed with their football program.
I am surprised the NCAA would even let them compete for the national championship considering the circumstances.
"Cannot wait to see Adrian Peterson with either Paul Thompson or Brett Bomar next year -- that should be a lot of fun. "
PS I think his name is Rhett Bomar.
Yet another Texas player gets away.
Do you think that Brokaw actually wrote the book himself or could it have been ghost-written?
Good for the Sooners.
May the left wing progressive Brokaw receive boos across America.
I cannot imagine this happening at a University of Texas game in Austin, which is the place for Texans who hate Texas and America. Brokaw would be welcome there.
Links please, I thought Alabama was on probation, not Auburn. This is news to me.
Orange Bowl, here we come...
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS ABOUT AUBURN'S SACS PROBATION
December 11, 2003
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) on Tuesday placed Auburn University on probation for a one-year period. While this sanction is both surprising and disappointing, Auburn is committed to addressing any legitimate concerns of SACS in an appropriate and forthright manner.
News of the SACS probation has already prompted concern from students, prospective students and their parents. While SACS has provided the university no specific details of the matters that merited probation, it is imperative that students and parents of students be reassured regarding Auburn's accreditation.
In an effort to provide that reassurance, Auburn University would like to make clear to Auburn students, future students and their parents the following:
AU remains fully accredited. Federal funding and student aid are not threatened. The SACS probationary period allows us time to prove our compliance.
The academic integrity of Auburn University is not in question. The SACS action that resulted in the one-year probation included nothing about the institution's academic quality. Auburn is committed to maintaining, even enhancing, the quality of its academic programs. The SACS probation has no effect on the day-to-day commitment of the University community to its goals of instruction, research and extension.
Auburn University either has or will address in an appropriate and forthright manner any legitimate concerns cited by SACS.
Auburn University is cognizant of the investment students and parents have in an Auburn education, and is committed to maintaining the high value of an Auburn degree. In addition, the University will endeavor to preserve its ability to receive federal funds for both the institution and its students.
Auburn University's regular accreditation review set for February 2004 will go forward as planned. The extensive self-study preparing us for accreditation reaffirmation is complete, and addresses all of the recommendations and suggestions from the University's steering committee.
After SACS provides Auburn specific reasons behind the sanctions, the University will communicate steps it has already taken or will take to immediately address those concerns.
The whole OU cheerleading squad, including the Sooner Schooner , were pretty special.