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I was in the stands on that day in Norman when Kansas beat the Oklahoma Sooners 23-3 as Barry Switzer lost his first game as the head coach of the Big Red.  I have written on this game but I am using that experience to lend support to my final conclusion at the bottom of this commentary. On that terrible day for the Sooners, a team that went on to win their 2nd consecutive National Title, losing their first game after so many wins in a row, I found out that I was part of a fan base that had some bad apples in the barrel.  Talking generalities, I am not saying all the OU fans partake in feelings and actions that are, in fact, very disgusting to the team, the coaches, and in fact, to the university they cheer for.  But I am saying there is a significant minority of fans that are, disingenuous to Oklahoma football, and are in fact ignorant, band wagon, and totally clueless to college football and all that entails.  That is a shame in my opinion.


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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.

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