Boomer Sooners Wheel into Tailgater Top 20

University of Oklahoma bleeds football and barbecue.


They’re straightforward and ardent about it, including having a chant that’s not just ear busting, but makes sense. After every touchdown, the white ponies, Boomer and Sooner, gallop onto the field pulling the iconic Conestoga wagon, the Sooner Schooner. And the RUF/NEKS fire off rounds from their ceremonial shotguns. Hard to find a more pioneering, American feel to get behind. That down-to-earth attitude resonates in their tailgates, as well. Grills are loaded with ribs, chicken and Theta Burgers slathered in hickory sauce. If you’re wanting to get hitched, steal a kiss in the Spoonholder. Tradition says marriage will soon follow.

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