The following is an email I received from a member of my softball team here in California who was on hand in Dallas to witness that great game. It fired me up to read this.
“Oh yes…. I was there (cue music)
ESPN radio AND all the commentators right outside the stadium - they said
on loud speakers right to our faces – ALL four of them – that Oklahoma was
not only going to win…. but also beat the spread of 22 points. “It’s going
to be a long day for Max Hall and BYU”, “BYU’s defense has never seen an
offence like this and simply will not be able to stop them”, “BYU’s young
offensive line is going to get a rude awakening this evening”
Then… we took our seats and saw 70,000 Oklahoma fans pack the stadium.
Moments before the game, ALL of them stood up, boldly and proudly raised
their hands (#1) and recited their poem of champions. The big screen showed
scene after scene of championship moments in OU’s history – 3 minutes
straight - The OU band was there drumming a powerful, slow and steady beat
like they were ready to go to war. I confess… the intimidation worked.
It felt like we were going to get throttled…. But then…
Just before the cougars took the field, the giant 70yd HUGE screen faded
from red to blue…. and the BYU fans stood proudly to their feet. The
mega-tron played the first 2 minutes of this
clip…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1xzd9CoX8E Every person in that
entire stadium focused on every word. Then they followed it up with this
one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJq-kJZ4ePo. The players took the