Howdy, pardners! Everybody knew the rain was coming, as the State Fair was going on. But it ended up getting pretty gnarly last weekend, especially in some of the far-flung parts of the state. Thankfully, it brought those cooler temperatures with it, meaning #PSL season is back for the basics amongst us. Get some chili stewing in the crock pot, curl up in your favorite blanket, and settle in for some Monday Morning Tweets:
Fall is here!
This is pretty neat! A corn maze in Hydro, Oklahoma, honoring our own astronaut Gen. Thomas P. Stafford has been photographed from space! pic.twitter.com/Q7zWYsfxJh
— Jessica Schambach (@KOCOJessica) September 19, 2018
Nothing beats riding on the back of a tractor, sipping cider, and enjoying an evening on the farm, navigating through a corn maze shaped like a bald man.
Today's the last day of summer 🙁
— Damon Lane (@KOCOdamonlane) September 21, 2018
Good riddance, being sweaty 24/7, hellloooo frostbite!
Happy #FirstDayofFall! Nearly 1,000 trees will be planted along with tens of thousands of ornamental grasses and flowering plants to create a lushly green oasis. We expect tree arrivals this fall! Of course we'll keep you posted. 🍂🍂 pic.twitter.com/nZ0EMDy1kB
— ScissortailPark (@ScissortailPark) September 22, 2018
It’s hard to imagine any part of OKC being considered a ‘green oasis,’ so I’m all for this
— KOCO-5 Oklahoma City (@koconews) September 22, 2018
Look at that spooky-ass ghost that was haunting eastern OK on Saturday. Weather Ghost > Weather Dong
— Dave Deken (@VideoDeke) September 22, 2018
So, ideal swimming conditions?
"How to Ride a Bike" by Bradey 10/28/08
"First don't plan it on a Saturday in the fall because OU plays football on Saturdays." #BoomerSooner #neglectedchildduringfootballseason #Sooners #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/iA9fKy5Dar
— Stacey Davis (@SoonerStacey) September 20, 2018
Especially if you live in Norman. That game day traffic will run your ass over.
Great State Fair of Oklahoma
Is there anything more disgusting than 7 children sharing one of those rootbeee jugs at the fair?
— Taylor C. (@CastYourCaraway) September 16, 2018
At least they weren’t all sharing the same corn dog.
Looking at this state fair food like… pic.twitter.com/bC1JYaeCWd
— Darius Peterson (@Chef_Boy_R_D33) September 23, 2018
I always get excited about the food, and it’s always gross. Every time.
📍Oklahoma State Fair pic.twitter.com/FFi94cGziV
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) September 20, 2018
Those kids were asking themselves the same question you are now: “Who are those guys?”
— KFOR (@kfor) September 22, 2018
Thank god there is still sketchy and illegal stuff going on at the fair.
— Cale Coshow (@c_coshow) September 18, 2018
With all that practice throwing baseballs, I bet that guy is a real crack shot
— Azalea Millet (@AzaleaZey) September 22, 2018
Okay, this one wasn’t from our state fair, but was worth including because Toby is setting new limits to looking absolutely plastered while wearing OU gear.
Mick Cornett has a new book
— Mick Cornett (@MickCornett) September 20, 2018
Hmm why does this look so familiar?
I got carried away and spent 5 years writing a book about Oklahoma City, the most secretly interesting place in America. I've waited my whole mag career for a subject to grab me like this. Outlaws, sit-ins, tornadoes, Durant & Westbrook. Coming August 21.https://t.co/MVoYKjS7q4 pic.twitter.com/c228R4vIi7
— Sam Anderson (@shamblanderson) March 9, 2018
Oh yeah, because another book about OKC just came out with a suspiciously similar cover. Maybe they’re not too similar, other than color choices, fonts, and subject matter, but it’s quite the coincidence.
Steven’s Sports Beat
Oklahoma played their way out of the College Football Playoff after a close game vs. Army. Meanwhile, Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson look as good as ever. https://t.co/RyU6CGgw4J
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 23, 2018
A win never felt like a loss as one did Saturday versus Army. The press apparently feels the same about the Sooners, so they might as well give up and not bother showing up for the rest of the season, because there is no reason to live now.
Texas Tech beats OSU 41-17 and we want your phone calls and tweets! 460-WWLS (888) 285-WWLS #WWLSGameday, Football Feedback NOW on WWLS The Sports Animal!
— The Sports Animal (@sportsanimal) September 23, 2018
If you want to hear about the end of the world from those fans clad in Crimson or Orange listen to the Monday Morning quarterbacks dissect the game. The coaches that get paid millions of dollars to prepare for the competition better not listen in to fans losing their minds. Gloom and doom for the for all the fans, but there will be a gem. If you are entertained by fantastic accents and interesting vocabulary give them a few minutes of your time.
Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray finished with 28 tackles against Army. That is the most by an FBS player since 2000, the furthest back the NCAA record book goes, according to ESPN Stats & Info. https://t.co/5qlP9JQl4j
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 23, 2018
If there was a bright spot besides a win, it was this stat for the record books. Too bad the Oklahoma defense had to be on the field for 3/4 of the game. Good thing for them the temps were in the 60’s, or the well-conditioned Army would have outlasted them.
— Brian Bosworth (@GotBoz44) September 23, 2018
From a personal perspective, I was nervous about a service academy coming into Norman to compete in a sport. Oklahoma fans are predictable and not cordial to the opponents in the stadium. Fortunately, from all accounts, 99% of them understood Saturday’s opponents are future US Army Officers that know upon graduation the players could be sent into harm’s way to defend this great nation. It comes as no surprise they left the locker room in pristine condition. Class acts on both sides of the ball.
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) September 23, 2018
Ummmmmm… Wellll Mike, while you are a state employee and your contract is public record, I have to be honest I have not read it. Given your title is “defensive coordinator” one would assume that is exactly what you are paid (some would say too much) to do. Get ready for your opponent EVERY SINGLE GAME.
Barry Switzer is here at a Norman restaurant wearing a Dallas Cowboys jacket and taking pictures with everyone and anyone who wants one. It's the most Barry Switzer thing ever. @fishsports
— Andrew Gilman (@AndrewGilmanOK) September 22, 2018
Gotta respect someone who’s that old and still loves as much attention as they can get.
Oklahoma State falls to Texas Tech 41-17. Pokes haven't lost to the Red Raiders at home in 17 years. Fall to 3-1 on the season.
— Sam Gannon (@SamGannon87) September 23, 2018
Tech has fielded some impressive teams over the tenure of Captian Leech and Ryan Gosling Jr. The fact an unranked Taco Tech came into a top 20 ranked Poke house puts salt on the wound they had not lost to them in 17 years in Stillwater.
Tailgate and Celebrate WindPower in Oklahoma!
Join us in the VIP Lot across Hall of Fame and Boone Pickens Stadium from Noon to 5 pm today for food, fun and friends. #OKState #Oklahoma #Tailgate Go Pokes! 🏈 pic.twitter.com/Lw0JCqR3AL
— OKWINDPOWER (@okwindpower) September 22, 2018
I hope the main topic of discussion at the tailgate was that the headline sponsor is wind power while in the shadows of a stadium named after a business magnate who made his fortune in oil and gas. (-Steven)
Under the Radar
Report of ~4 chairs in the middle of Morgan Road in Mustang.
— Robert Moose (@RobertMoose) September 24, 2018
That’s a helluva place for a high-stakes poker game, but Mustang don’t play around
Dear God, Abigail Ogle is going to rule the world someday
— Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) September 22, 2018
We also miss Erielle!
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) September 19, 2018
Dean needs to make some new new friends.