Source: Here’s why Bedlam football isn’t dead yet

LauderdaleOU

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Everyone knows that the game is an economical bonus to the home team.

Both OU and little brother will be fine, regardless.

But keeping the rivalry intact is a good thing for the local economies. Question is - is Okie Lite too butt hurt from this to see the logical answer.
 

Smiles

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Everyone knows that the game is an economical bonus to the home team.

Both OU and little brother will be fine, regardless.

But keeping the rivalry intact is a good thing for the local economies. Question is - is Okie Lite too butt hurt from this to see the logical answer.
OU will always bring home the Bacon!!
Little Brother will still Pout!
 

John E. Hoover

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Everyone knows that the game is an economical bonus to the home team.

Both OU and little brother will be fine, regardless.

But keeping the rivalry intact is a good thing for the local economies. Question is - is Okie Lite too butt hurt from this to see the logical answer.
I really hope OSU wants to keep playing. I feel like the ball will be in their court.
 

Les Cowbell

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Ags need the game a heckuva lot more than OU does. I can't see playing them every year when OU has an SEC schedule plus their yearly game against a name team. Maybe once every few years. OU has been carrying the Big 12 also-rans for long enough. Time for little brother to make his way in the world.
 

Soonerta

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Although I agree that the game can be played, it has no benefit for the Sooners if they indeed go to the SEC. You mention money which OU will sell out every game no matter the opponent. With the tougher SEC schedule why play a game against OSU, which is like playing Tulsa now. Although you will win 90% of the games, they will pull out every so often and use that against you. The Cowboys need to stand on their own. They say that they are a rival, but that is not an equal rival. The rival will always be UT. Although OSU considers us their top rival we are not theirs no matter how much you media types try to make it. No advantage for OU to play it anymore.
 

Jaymou

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Be a shame if Bedlam dies here. Even a hiatus would be disappointing, but OSU will need the game more than OU. Maybe time will bring cooler heads.
 

Ryan Chapman

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Although I agree that the game can be played, it has no benefit for the Sooners if they indeed go to the SEC. You mention money which OU will sell out every game no matter the opponent. With the tougher SEC schedule why play a game against OSU, which is like playing Tulsa now. Although you will win 90% of the games, they will pull out every so often and use that against you. The Cowboys need to stand on their own. They say that they are a rival, but that is not an equal rival. The rival will always be UT. Although OSU considers us their top rival we are not theirs no matter how much you media types try to make it. No advantage for OU to play it anymore.
This is where I'm at... if you're gonna schedule another P5 (or P4 if that's where things go) non-conference game, bring in something different. See no benefit to playing OSU.

Don't know why OSU would want this game either. First time they'll be able to try and cut a different path out of OU's shadow. Getting drummed 7/10 years won't help that cause.
 
Ags need the game a heckuva lot more than OU does. I can't see playing them every year when OU has an SEC schedule plus their yearly game against a name team. Maybe once every few years. OU has been carrying the Big 12 also-rans for long enough. Time for little brother to make his way in the world.
it would be hard for the sooners to not play an annual non conference game, if silo tech wants to keep it. and why not. silo tech will be akin to kent state soon.
 

Les Cowbell

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it would be hard for the sooners to not play an annual non conference game, if silo tech wants to keep it. and why not. silo tech will be akin to kent state soon.
LOL! You may be right about that but it would be their biggest game of the year while meaning much less to OU with no conference standings involved. I just don't care about them that much and don't see why OU should do it from their perspective.
 
it would be hard for the sooners to not play an annual non conference game, if silo tech wants to keep it. and why not. silo tech will be akin to kent state soon.

LOL! You may be right about that but it would be their biggest game of the year while meaning much less to OU with no conference standings involved. I just don't care about them that much and don't see why OU should do it from their perspective.
for one, it might be the path of easiest resistance. i the end, the state legislation might not have any real power to stop the move, but it can cause some hassles. so agreeing to the game might clear the road a bit. in fact, joe c has stated he wants the game. and, according to teddy and gabe, the players want it.
 
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