Game Day: Oklahoma Football: The Greatest Games, Players, Coaches and Teams in the Glorious Tradition of Sooner Football

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9781572438835: Game Day: Oklahoma Football: The Greatest Games, Players, Coaches and Teams in the Glorious Tradition of Sooner Football

Whether rediscovering the best team moments, or initiating into the histories and traditions of Sooners fandom, this book about the University of Oklahoma football team is both a useful resource and cherishable memorabilia. Packed with anecdotes of the players, explanations about the beginnings of rivalries and traditions, detailed histories about the greatest players and moments in the school’s history, lists of the most successful seasons, recaps of the most exciting games ever played, and year-by-year statistics, this collectible book is the primary source for anyone eager to be an expert regarding anything about the Sooners. The book captures the essence of what it means to be a true Oklahoma fan: Gaylord Family–Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, “The Pride of Oklahoma,” Barry Switzer, the Sooner Schooner, “The Boz,” crimson and cream, Mex the Dog, the Ruf/Neks, the Seed Sower, and “Boomer Sooner!”

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The numbers are overwhelming. Seven national championships (and counting). A 47-game winning streak. Twenty-four bowl victories. Four Heisman Trophy winners. Dozens of All-Americans. Countless statistical milestones. But the numbers alone don’t do justice to the impact that Oklahoma football has had and continues to have on its legion of fans. What takes place at storied Owen Field is more than simply a game; it’s a way of life. Sooner coach Bob Stoops put it this way after OU captured the 2000 national championship: "Our players recognize the history of Oklahoma is about winning championships. We already had six national championships. Now, we have seven. You can’t say, ‘Well that was then, this is now.’ This is Oklahoma football." Game Day: Oklahoma Football is a celebration of the Sooner spirit and of the decades of gridiron excellence that have inspired it.

About the Author:

Athlon Sports is a publisher of preseason, single-title sports annuals, covering professional and college athletics and distributed throughout North America and Europe. Founded in 1967, they are now the largest sports magazine in the U.S., and have won Publisher of the Year, Magazine of the Year, and an Emmy Award. They are based primarily in Nashville, Tennessee. Jason White is a former quarterback with the University of Oklahoma and was the 2003 Heisman Trophy winner. He owns the Jason White Companies, which operates sports apparel shops. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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