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Sooner Schooner will never run again….you can book it….

Sooner Schooner’s “run” is over….

The spill that the University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Schooner took Saturday on the field of Owen in Norman will be the last time this historic moniker of college football will ever move more than a slow walk.  



The “Schooner” will walk in parades, stand for the world to view and snap their cameras, and images will be sold in the University Book Store, as in large 8×10 glossy photographs to put on your wall.  But the exciting act of running the field after scores is over. And you can thank the University administration, with the assistance of the world famous political group, PETA, as of their condemnation of the wagon and the two ponies that pull it. 


Folks, you can disagree, and I challenge you on it.  Come the spring football game next year, the announcement will be made and we can all lament about it.  The decision has already been make.  That is the way I see it Sooner Nation.




Feature photo:  landgrantgauntlet.com

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

3 Responses to “Sooner Schooner will never run again….you can book it….”

  1. John Robison
    October 23, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    I see it differently.

    I believe the time has come to make the Schooner
    safer (Lower to the ground, wider base),
    safety gear for riders, safety training for all.

    I do think the Schooner will run again.

  2. Marti
    October 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    That schooner wont but a new one will!!

    • October 23, 2019 at 9:38 pm

      No, I think the new one will be for show…at the stadium.

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