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.
U of Oklahoma:
Thought you guys would enjoy this! Nebraska didn't show up to win the game -- it was unbelieveable that they played to run out the clock from the beginning. Nebraska needs a new coach if you ask me. What happened to the West Coast offense? It failed to show up the way it looked!
Can I say AWESOME?
We were polite at graduation and didn't boo so I think people made up for it tonight. My son was laughing about the look that Brokaw must have had on his face when the boo's came everywhere.
The SOONER he retires, the better.
I hope it made him cry.
I was ahead of my time. In 1974 when I graduated from Junior College, Brokaw was simply the local news anchor in LA. He was the commencment speaker at the graduation ceremony which I chose not to attend 31 years ago. HA!
You sure can -- it was awesome! Felt great to join in the boo's!
sounds great, but can you refresh our memories a bit about what assinine thing he said?
LOL!!!!!!!! That's funny -- if he wasn't any better back then -- you made a wise choice. Never did figure out what his theme was except to say there would never be another greatest generation and you people graduating are basically worthless. That's what I took away. My son thoroughly enjoyed booing as he was in the graduating class!
Wish there was audio tape on this one! Love it!
wow, i can't imagine if it had been peter jennings or dan rather - brokaw seems to me to be by far the best of the 3
LOL. Sounds good to me.
What did he say then?
Must've been a shock to the system of such an elitest
Wish I was there.
I am sure he saw red.
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