Earlier this fall, I was very concerned with Oklahoma bowing down to PETA:
The Sooner Schooner PETA curse hit Oklahoma immediately with a loss to Kansas State. A few weeks later, the Sooners were down 28-3 to Baylor and thanks to an act from God, the curse was reversed:
The Sooner Schooner PETA curse was put upon Baylor. Oklahoma was fine. However, new information has come from Norman, Oklahoma regarding the Sooner Schooner:
SOURCE-Student Government Association President Adran Gibbs, who authored the act mandating a name change for the group, said the words “boomer” and “sooner” are inherently offensive to the Native American community. Gibbs said the act was written to expand on the indigenous land acknowledgement passed earlier this semester.
My questions for the nerds over at SGA are simple: Do you want this to extend to the entire school? I understand why they changed it for their group. If they want it extended to the entire school, here are some more questions:
-What happens to the Sooner Schooner?
-Is Oklahoma no longer known as the Sooners? If so, what's the new name?
-Does the band stop playing Boomer Sooner after every first down?
I'd be down if Boomer Sooner was sort of restricted. Every single college football season, Boomer Sooner is stuck in my head the entire season. It's a great fight song, but I don't need to be signing it as I eat every meal of the day.
Interesting times in Oklahoma.