8 November 2013

We came up to Waco for the Baylor-OU game. The #EveryoneInBlack thing worked. The 10,500 out of 12,500 undergrads were wearing black T-shirts and yelling and dancing—yes, dancing—in the stands. (Dancing was still unlawful when I was a student.)

To come to that game from the perspective of an alumnus who remembers years, nay, decades of what one sportscaster called “beatdowns,” it kind of makes you believe in perseverance. Sure, I couldn’t see (with everyone standing) and I couldn’t hear (with my earplugs), and a couple of key players are down with injuries, but head coach Art Briles teared up when he saw the great cloud of witnesses already in the stands an hour before kickoff, all in black.

P.S. All the OU folks in our section—the ear-bleed section—were as nice a group of fans as anyone could want.


  1. Heather Garcia says

    Jealous! Wish we could have been there. We watched the end of the first half and all of the second at the church with the ADS class. Still fun, but I would have loved to have seen the stadium packed out.

  2. I think that’s the stage we are in: perseverence. Hurry up about it, alright, guys? Frustrating…