A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Saturday, December 31, 2005

The Golden Hurricane Prevail! Please stay, coach Kragthorpe!


Oh, yes, they were sneering at us before the game began. My alma mater devotes less $$$ to our football team than any other Division I school, but no matter. Lou Holtz didn't like our chances-- of course, that just may be that we managed to scare his Razorbacks a few times when he was coach at Arkansas. San Jose State thought they could manhandle us and "announce their presence with authority." But they were singing a different tune at the end of the Liberty Bowl-- and a Band Geek like me knows that tune and the lyrics:

Down the Field to victory
On Tulsa on.
Fight on University, Battle on and on.
March to the goal line, oh Tulsa,
Score on mounting score.
March to the goal line, oh Tulsa,
Let the Hurricane roar.
Drive those (opponent) back and back,
On Tulsa on!
Gold, Blue, and Red, go right ahead,
Down the field to victory!
And this guy runs like greased lightning! Go Tarrion Adams!

And now, a personal appeal to Coach Steve Kragthorpe: please stay! Resist the allure of bigger programs! You'll never be loved like you are by the TU family-- just ask John Cooper or Bill Self or Tubby Smith or Nolan Richardson.

Is it any wonder I'm a teacher? I love the underdog!


At 1/1/06, 11:40 AM, Blogger Mr. Luna said...

Hi, i'm a fellow teacher as well, i thought maybe you might like to help with a project we're doing to help stop global warming. Check out my blog at http://thebrightidea.blogspot.com.
So far we have people on every continent except antarctica who have taken part- if you know anyone in antarctica...

At 1/3/06, 6:39 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Seems cool to me. Consider it done! What a great idea!

At 1/4/06, 4:59 PM, Blogger Joe Thomas said...

You're a Golden Hurricane? I went to school down the turnpike at Oklahoma State.

Small world.

Congrats on the victory.

At 1/5/06, 10:04 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Well, I am not surprised that you have Okie ties!

I'm actually a native Okie. Lots of my friends went to OSU-- it's like a second home to me. I used to go to Eskimo Joe's when it was just a smoky dive with a slacker vibe.

Thanks! It's been a long time since we had a victory like this in football.

At 1/7/06, 5:08 PM, Blogger GuusjeM said...

Hook em Horns!

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