Gameday #4: OU vs. Missouri—Homecoming 2007!

Now that’s more like it! The river they’re crying in Austin may be named “Denial:” click on the thumbnail image to the right for a section of a screen capture from the Austin American-Statesman early Sunday morning and their headline about the game. Click here to download the entire article as a PDF file, for those of you with your own “Dewey Defeats Truman” collections.

(Hint: the final score was OU 28, Texas 21. The Statesman has since fixed the headline on the article, which may be found here, but the first version was priceless. Small problems with reality down there, folks?)

The Pride of Oklahoma entertained the crowd with a 50th anniversary tribute to West Side Story, which opened at Broadway’s famed Winter Garden Theatre on September 26, 1957. Bands are alloted less time at halftime than in 1985 when The Pride first wowed with Rod Harkins’ version of the show, so this year’s edition was closer to the 1997 version: Maria, Mambo (a newer arrangement that I think is rythmically even trickier than the 1985 version!), and Tonight.

And now it gets even harder. Coming up this week for our 4-1 (1-1) Sooners: The surprising, 5-0 (1-0) Missouri Tigers, who spanked Nebraska last night 41-6. This is also Homecoming 2007, as we hope you know, and we promise you that we will post the schedule items just as soon as people start retuning my constant cranky E-mails about it. Subscribe to the Events calendar in iCal or Windows Vista for automatic updates and you’ll know when we do!

It’s a full week for The Pride, too: in addition to homecoming and activities with alumni, the full band travels north on Sunday, October 14, to participate in the Oklahoma Centennial Parade, following a 1.5-mile route through downtown Oklahoma City. The parade also features the Cowboy Marching Band and several state high school bands, and will be telecast statewide on OETA.

Quite the schedule post-Texas, even as The Pride prepares for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in November in New York City, so we’ll do our best to make sure everything goes smoothly. Keep checking the Web site or subscribe to the RSS feeds for updates as we have them!