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.
I loved reading this!
I know you had the time of your life!
Why did attend?
The golf tournament that weekend was set up by some big Auburn boosters. Price certainly did wrong but I believe he was set up.
Drudge just discussed this on his radio show.
Do share, please.
That's hilarious. I laughed when I read it.
Thanks for the ping. Can't tell you how pleased I am, LOL.
Never been prouder of my alma mater (Univ. of Nebraska)!!! thanks for pinging me!
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! We are making the big time here in Norman. I talked to a friend of my son's tonight who was sitting next to the Husker section and they boo'd as well! Joint effort on the part of two red states.
He has to remember another item about the game -- Callahan hired John Blake and Bill Young and I know the people around me boo'd when they saw Blake -- he is not very well liked here in Norman after some of his comments not to mention the horrible three years as head coach. He may be a good defensive coach but he was a louzy head coach and Bill Young's job with our non-quarterbacks (at least that is how they looked after he got done with them) was terrible.
There was also an incident before the game when one of the Nebraska lineman headbutted a Ruffneck knocking out two teeth and sending him into the brick wall. The kid had to be carted off on a stretcher and the student section saw the whole thing. That was probably another reason for the booing from the student section. It wasn't loud and in fact, we didn't know what had happened to the Ruffneck until this morning when we read the paper. My daughter and I saw him being taken out on the stretcher with blood all over him.
Now if it was Oklahoma State, the boos were be very loud and vice versa. Nebraska I have had the greatest respect for and will be glad when you guys are back up again and the North has some good teams. I would much rather play a really good Nebraska team then the one Callahan had on the field last night. That was not Nebraska that I know.
Can I saw Roll Tide? When your fans came to Norman, they were fantastic and our fans have raved about their treatment when we visited Alabama. I have been rooting for you guys ever since. You will be back and when you are completely back Auburn will be back where they belong!
I cannot believe they are on probation and going for a National Champsionship. What happened to the NCAA -- they didn't hesitate to ban Alabama or Oklahoma (in the 80's) from post season. Why is there a different standard?
I hope you guys have the game of your lives!
I wondered if Auburn set up Mike Price and guess I got the answer on this thread.
"It was bad -- he didn't even stay for the end of graduation. President Boren is a very animated person and he sat there rigid as Brokaw launched into his attack speech -- didn't move at all. I saw Pres Boren when Rudy spoke at the Spring Convocation and he kept nodding and smiling as Rudy talked. I was taping the Graduation and Boren was stiff!"
Now it looks like Brokaw is quitting in December! You crushed him, yahooooo!
Politics is the true uniter between Texas A&M University and Oklahoma University against the hippie liberals that infest the University of Texas.
ROFLOL!!!!!!!!! Nebraska fans joined right in with us too!
Hey! How did I miss this? I didn't know about it until I read a column in the Daily OK this morning, then I saw where it was mentioned on several blogs. Too funny!!
Did you read the letters to the editor this morning -- the one about priceless I burst out laughing? I was at the game and our section boo'd. It was hilarious and the funny part is they keep bringing up Rather as being a whole lot worse!
And Callahan is a total jerk! Loved Trammel comparing him to when he was with the Raiders and now calling us "hillbillies" and then talks about this isn't Little Rock -- we don't sit on hills.
Great paper this morning!
Nice synopsis, thanks. [Even the synopsis turned my stomach, what a jerk.]
Guest of Dishonor
Two OU vs. Nebraska football tickets: $124. Two hot dogs and soft drinks in commemorative cups: $20. Parking: $10. Program: $7. Football fans from "red states" booing Tom Brokaw: Priceless.
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