- Aug 11, 2006
So I had to share my funny/sad OU fan story. I recently started working at a correctional center in Oklahoma. As a proud, loyal, and true OSU alumnus, I wear orange every Friday. My boss and one of my colleagues are also OSU alumni and decided to join me in wearing Orange on Fridays. The first Friday that we all wore orange, we walked out of the facility at the end of our working day. We walked together through an open area of the prison yard where numerous offenders (the current PC term used to refer to inmates/prisoners) were gathered. So a few inmates started yelling "Boomer Sooner", and before we knew it nearly all the offenders were chanting that irritating chant. I couldn't help but smile ear to ear as I heard this large group of druggies, gangsters, thieves, and violent offenders, as they supported the school and program they most closely associated with. My colleagues couldn't help but to ask me why I was looking so happy, and I explained to them that what the offenders do not understand is that their chant only helped to make me feel prouder to be a COWBOY. We all laughed together as we exited the confines of the prison, leaving the sooner fans behind for the weekend.