The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 October 2004

Where's the beef?

Same old place as it ever was: on the line. For OU-Texas weekend, the governors of the states have a "friendly" wager on the outcome of the game, and traditionally it's been a side of beef.

This year, there were protests. Vegetarian groups in central Oklahoma and in Austin, Texas asked that the bet be revised, and indeed in 2003 Governor Henry had put up 150 lb of corn meal instead of the usual grill fodder. Not this time.

And really, an event billed as the "Red River Shootout" is no place for arugula, if you ask me.

Posted at 7:30 AM to Soonerland


I know me as an oklahoman would much rather bet a side of Beefo than cornmeal...

Posted by: judy at 8:42 AM on 7 October 2004