Growing up Saturdays in the fall meant Dad and Mom would go to the University of Oklahoma football games. They had end zone seats – the South I think. Occasionally one of us got to tag along. After Patty and I began to date, we attended a game together. The parking was crazy.
Barry Switzer was the coach, The Coach. He and my Dad are the same age.Barry was an athlete at the University of Arkansas and my Dad at the University of Oklahoma. Switzer played football. Dad wrestled. That may be as far as the parallels go except they both share and interest in helping people. Still do. Barry’s generosity landed him in hot water from time to time as he may have helped out a player or two in ways that violated the NCAA rules.
Today I wonder about the Joe Paterno quote that infuriated we Sooner fans those years ago. Read More