Tom Sullivan

Coweta

I enjoyed Tyler Palmateer’s article on Aug. 30, 2019, “OU Football: “Clergy Adjust to Oklahoma’s First Sunday Home Game.” Pastor Jonathan Parish describes his streak of 20 years of attending every OU Sooner home game and was broken on on September 1, 2019 with OU’s first Sunday home game. I admire Pastor Parish standing for his convictions and I can relate to his anguish. I would like to share a similar but different streak. As I write this, my wife and I are driving on September 1, 2019 to attend our first OU football game Sunday, together. I attended my first OU game 40 years ago in Dallas in 1979’s version of the Red River Shoot Out before we got married. Shortly after that game, 40 years ago, I accepted Christ and became a Seventh-Day Adventist christian and have not attended another OU game for 40 years because of my conviction that the Bible teaches the Sabbath is the 7th Day (Saturday). I, like Pastor Parish, am not condemning anyone who attends the games on Saturday. So at least two streaks were changed on September 1, 2019, 20 years of every home game and 40 years of none. I suspect 40 years from now we will be in a place where football is a memory of the past. 

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