People often ask me how I can be a fan of both Oklahoma (OU) and Alabama collegiate athletics at the same time. Being a life long Oklahoman it does raise the question of why. So to answer those calls and answer any further inquiries I will explain my reasons.
Being born and raised in Oklahoma where for some time most of my family from both my mother and fathers families resided, I had always had a fondness for Oklahoma. My mothers’ side of the family are lifelong Oklahomans going back several generations dating back to before statehood. My father’s side of the family originate from the deep South and moved to Oklahoma in 1900’s. Logically most people expect that I would be a fan of OU, Oklahoma State, or Tulsa collegiate athletics having been born in Oklahoma. This is true to a certain extent. But my mothers’ family is what I consider moderate fans of collegiate athletics so my exposure to football on a large scale didn’t come until later on in my upbringing.