Second to the OU/Texas game, Halloween is the most celebrated holiday in October in Oklahoma.
But instead of getting freaked out by being chased by a minimum wage part-time meth dealer dressed as Jason at Frontier City’s Fright Fest, this year Oklahomans are being freaked out by the weather.
According to Marla’s husband at KFOR, the state has experienced more tornados this month than during “tornado season” this last spring and the twisters have been increasing every Fall over the last 20 years. I know it’s been about 17 years since I sat through David Payne’s Weather School program in my 5th grade gymnasium, but this seems wrong.
In a classic passive-aggressive move that would make any paranoid person proud, the OU football program canceled all media availability this week in response to the OU Daily going full Woodward and Bernstein to monitor the OU “quarterback controversy.”
In case you missed it, I guess a couple of enterprising student newspaper reporters grabbed some binoculars and, while hopefully posing as bird watchers, peeped on practice from a nearby public building.
While observing the team from afar like Dean Blevins monitoring a sorority house, they noted that Red River Shootout hero Caleb Williams was taking a majority of reps with the first team in practice, while Spencer Rattler was left working with the backups – an earth-shattering report that surprises literally no one.
In addition to that, they also talked to Spencer Rattler’s dad about his son’s imminent benching and fall from grace.
The name Guyutes is lifted from a wholly unlistenable song by an unlikable band, Phish. That aside, it’s also the name of Guyutes, a hippie-fied restaurant at 730 NW 23rd. Having never been there before, I opted for a restaurant along Uptown 23rd as, in a couple of hours, I’d be at the Tower to see one of my favorite bands, the Mavericks, perform.
Arriving sometime around six, we went up to the roof and found plenty of tables for the taking as a beautiful low-rise skyscape of Oklahoma City was laid out before us. With a waitstaff in mostly comfortable wear, we ordered our drinks and, after much irritancy, our food off of one of those scannable codes that seems mostly de rigueur.