Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wedneday is "Boomer Sooner" Day.

Boomer Sooner*: 1. The fight song for the University of Oklahoma. 2. A chant amongst alumni and fans of the school. When in the presence of other Sooner fans, one person must first yell "Boomer!!!" and it is the duty of someone nearby to reply "Sooner!!!". Both must be done as loudly as possible.

Last week on twitter, someone asked what "Boomer Sooner" meant.

I was floored.

I thought everyone knew what it meant. Then I felt like I may have failed my readers. After all, when one thinks about this blog I hope one of the many things that comes to mind besides blonde hair, law school, Jesus, politics, rock and roll, Oklahoma and Michigan is definitely all things Sooner!

So today I aim to rectify this situation.

I know that everyone says that there is nothing like a home game somewhere...but really there is nothing like a home game at OU. Seriously, it is one of the best experiences a student can have while at THE University of Oklahoma.

And the two traditions that one learns quickly on their first game day has to do with the phrase "Boomer Sooner."

1. The Fight Song

The words for the fight song are:

Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner
Boomer Sooner, OK U!

Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, Oklahoma
Oklahoma, OK U!

I'm a Sooner born and Sooner bred
and when I die, I'll be Sooner dead
Rah Oklahoma, Rah Oklahoma
Rah Oklahoma, OK U!

There are more words than this, but for purposes of this blog post I'm keeping it simple.

As a Sooner, my heart swells with pride every time I hear this song. As I mentioned earlier in the week, in less than two months my sister will become an alumna and I cannot wait to return to Oklahoma in May to wear my pin with pride as she walks across the stage.

When the band approaches the field and the drum major basically walks with the tip of his hat almost touching the ground he's bent over so far you know that the game is about to begin. This song is one of the first things we hear as the team prepares to take the field. It gives me chills every time.

2. The Boomer-Sooner response. 

After the team is on the field we start yelling to each other. One side of the stadium yells "Boomer!" Then the student section side yells "Sooner!" We do this multiple times until it's time for kick-off.

Seriously, I cannot tell you the energy that is bouncing off the stadium walls as the approach to the game begins. The tension is definitely palpable and the excitement is like nothing you've ever seen.

I cannot wait to share this experience with my children some day.

Hope this clears up any questions you might have.

Boomer Sooner and Happy Wednesday!

*this definition comes from Urban dictionary.

1 comment:

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Thanks Sam! This really clears it up! I'm an ACC girl and know a good deal about the SEC but outside of that I don't have a clue :)

Sounds like a pretty awesome tradition!

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Hi y'all! The name's Samantha. You can call me Sam if you like. I am a lover to a boy I met at Falls Creek in the summer of 2005, that is a student of Jesus, a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die I'll be Sooner dead, Democrat by party, blonde to the core, and oldies but goodies kind of girl.
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