While this is completely true... those two droughts do not compare at all.
And after seeing how old most of you were in 2000. Damn I'm old.
We need to bring back 100% cotton coaching clothing.
I was a freshman.
went to 12 games that year (big 12 in KC)
I was 36. I went to the game (back then, you could get tickets from the school without having to pay out the ass in donations).
For the Sugar Bowl, OU first said I was getting tickets and then, after I bought airfare, told me I wasn't getting tickets. fun times!
I was 23. Just got married (to my FIRST wife). Great and awful year all in the same. Ha.
I was 15. Good times.....yeah.
I was 40 and my triplets were infants. I remember my wife yelling at my oldest son and I to shut up from yelling because we were going to wake the kids. I am starting to wonder if we will sniff another title in my lifetime. On the other side of things, I feel very lucky to have lived to see 4 Natl Championships. Could be worse, could be an aggy and not know what it means to be a champion.
I was 21. I remember sitting there watching the pregame and finishing a pack of cigarretes and 12 cans of Schmidt's before kickoff. I've never been so nervous for a game in my life. The 'Noles were specifically talking trash about how they were going to abuse a guy I went to High School with, and I wanted nothing more than for him to shut them up...and he did a pretty good job. Me and all my buddies jumped around screaming doing the jumping up and down man-hug thing (like at the end of Major League) and I drunkenly called my dad and told him "WE'RE NATIONAL ****ING CHAMPIONS, POP!"
Man, that just made me have a sad.
10 years old, 4th grade, living in Abilene, Texas at Dyess Air Force Base.
I'll never forget, my dad was so hyped, then FSU ran their first play for like 35 yards and my dad said "Oh, ****..."
I also loved when Roy Williams did the Tomahawk Chop when he recovered the fumble
My middle son is 13 and doesn't remember when we won it in 2000. He wonders why I like Stoops so much. He doesn't even know big game Bob.
Now I'm sad to say I think it's time for a change.
I was 18 and the world was my oyster...
I was in my second year of grad school, living in the Renaissance Apartments in SE Norman, which were then brand new. I watched with just my fiance, who is now my wife, and remembered sitting there and almost crying when we'd won, just thinking back about how much shit the program had been through. Thinking back to that 51-7 A&M beatdown in 1997 freezing rain, sitting there from beginning to end wondering if it'd ever get better. When it was over, we opened the door to the balcony and just took it all in...the complex was going nucking futs. I remember watching SportsCenter into the night, just seeing all the great coverage, and seeing Torrance and the team storm Corso on the set and make him eat his words. Then, the next night or so, we went down to the Switzer Center in the freezing cold and waited with thousands for the team to return. It was surreal.
Now, we deal with **** tits, bleached mohawks, and quaalude-looking QBs. My how times have changed.
I graduated in '98 and thought we'd never see a decent team again. When they won it all in 2000 I thought I'd never complain again. The 90s sucked so bad.
Now I'm complaining. ****!
Far cry from 2000, I thought we would have at least 2 more by now.
Stoops is now Mr. Kruger of Kruger Industrial Smoothings....."We don't care...and it shows"
I was 13 and not an OU fan. To this date I've never had a team I root for win a championship.
At least we have the Thunder now. That's one positive.
I was 34 and remember that whole season like it was yesterday! the great run we had in October! and I remember the night of the game and right after it was over and the College game day crew was interviewing back then known as Big Balls Bob! and Stoops pretty much told Chris Fowler to go **** himself! damn it!!!
I was 22. Just graduated OU. Couldn't believe how good we were. Thought we'd have 2 more NCs by now. Looks like we're setting up for a bad slide the next 2 to 3 years. Bummed.
I remember the whole day and run up to the game. Couldn't believe we beat "Invincible" FSU. Also remember Bill Teegins doing the Sports Blitz or whatever they called it back then. A few weeks later he's gone....
Time is a funny/cruel thing...
I was skinny and there weren't these fancy message boards with forums. It was all tree branch titles with RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:Hyble will be better than Josh
That board reminds me of how intense the Blake debate was back then. The fanbase was divided in wanting to see Blake gone. There were a lot of people ("the Swarm," Eschback) that vocally and downright derogatorily defended Blake to the end. That was also a time when basketball brought as much conversation as football.
ElGuap, You are my age and a Grampy! Holy smokes
My oldest son was a pinch older (9 mos old) during that game than my youngest son is now (4 mos old). My oldest will be 13 in March...
Crazy how different my life is now.
Last edited by FiveOhSooner; January 8th, 2013 at 05:06 PM.
That was a great night back when I was really tearing it up. We went to Humperdinks on Greenville Ave to watch game and had fun talking shit to a table of FSU fans sitting behind us after 2 hours of hearing the Tomahawk Chop in our ears before game. After the game were victory shots & cigars before heading to Baby Dolls down the street. Someone (who do ya think?) broke my friend's OU car flag in the Humperdinks lot so he had it in his hand when we went to Baby Dolls. Shortly after we sat down front & center @ Baby Dolls, the DJ threw down Boomer Sooner & a stripper grabbed the flag & did very naughty things with it. I don't remember everything that happened after that but just glad there weren't camera phones back then.
The last time that happened.. the kids being recruited were 4 and 5 years old.
Prove it then Bobby
I was there, and thought he would win 5 more in the next 10 years. Should have won at least 3 more by now. Lost his edge. Attention to detail. Saban has this, so does Urban the Legend.