No, fall is my favorite because the breezes are cooler and the leaves change into beautiful hues of red, brown and yellow. The days are shorter (hooray, nighttime!) and warm drinks of the cider variety are highly encouraged. Also, the scarves. Oh, the scarves!
For many Oklahomans, however, fall is football. I know Im in the minority on this, and while I cant endorse the numerous hours that will be logged watching grown men tackle one another, I can get onboard with all the cute University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University memorabilia that will roll out this season.
I attended both colleges, but my house is not divided. My loyalty belongs to Pistol Pete.
Whether your closet leans orange and black or crimson and cream, you need an adequate supply of your team-themed shirts, glassware, blankets, decorative bears and whatever else a proud supporter might need.
At House of Bedlam in Bricktown (208 Johnny Bench; 604-3024), fans will find more than just team T-shirts and hoodies. If youve got a collegiate cowboy or cowgirl, set them up with an OSU lanyard. It will help them keep their keys all in one place, and its great for stuffing in a backpack or looping around the wrist for a quick jog around Boom Lake.
Speaking of boomer, grab the Sooner fan in your life an Oklahoma-themed light switch cover.
If youre in Norman for a game day, or want to get the most OU-y gear possible, then check out Sooner Schooner (1222 W. Lindsey; 329-6968), where youll find a variety of jerseys for men, women and children.
It has a wide stock of hats, T-shirts, polo-style shirts and girlie tees. Do you need an OU-branded toothpick holder? Of course you do! What about some floor mats for your car? Youre in luck at Sooner Schooner.
On the stylish end of ones love of sports, touch down at Erin Royce Clothing (7314 N. Western; 608-0148), where youll truly understand the concept of teamwork. While you wont necessarily find the obscure OU/OSUthemed items like automotive hitch covers and helmet magnets, youll find a selection of very appropriate team pride-inspired clothing.
Erin Royce has a few custom designs. If youre more into dressing up, check out the orange blazer for those blustery fall evening games. Or pick up the chiffon, cuffed sleeve top.
You can even get a present for your fur baby, whether he or she is an OU or OSU fan.
If youre into sports or into shopping or both dont miss out on this seasons latest team-themed fun. Lets shop, OKC!