Posts Tagged norman high school


Obnoxious = NHS Grandstand Boozers & Alvan’s Army

I was not much of a joiner at Norman High School. I played football, and that was about it. But I was a proud member of two organisations that will go down in infamy: the Grandstand Boozers and Alvan’s Army. Both involved massive amounts of basketball, testosterone and adult beverages. Not necessarily in that order.

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SPOILER ALERT — Top 10 Hogs Blogs from 2015

(Happy New Year from New Zealand!  Here are our favorites from 2015, with the more serious ones at the bottom. Cheers.)   What a Good Man Looks Like — Bob Barry, Jr   The older you get, the more you understand how hard it is to find a “good man” in this life. The outpouring […]

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What a Good Man Looks Like — Bob Barry, Jr

The older you get, the more you understand how hard it is to find a “good man” in this life. The outpouring of emotion this week in Oklahoma, following the premature death of TV sportscaster Bob Barry, Jr., proved that in spades. I honestly encourage you to have a look at “BBJ’s” memorial service, which […]

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It’s What You Do

(Hognote: make sure you read to the bottom.) Of all the things that I cannot believe — starting with how it’s possible to send this blog around the world using electricity — the thing I cannot believe the most is that I will attend my 40th high school reunion in two weeks. That means it’s been four decades since […]

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Nothing is as ‘Murican as Hotdogs, Apple Pie and Coaching Little League Football in Singapore

    The hand that rocks the cradle may rule the world, but football coaches are kings, in Oklahoma or Singapore. I was still jet-lagged in 1982, when my buddy dragged me straight from Changi Airport to the Singapore American School’s football field. Even though an oilfield company had spent $250,000 sodding the field, the […]

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You’ve Got to Be ‘Agile, Hostile and Mobile’ in Oklahoma Driver’s Ed Classes

The second I turned 15½, I was a man. Well, at least I thought I was, because at that point I could legally drive a car! I was enrolled in Driver’s Education, so no force on earth could stop me. Why anyone in law enforcement or the car insurance industry thought attending Driver’s Ed would […]

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R.I.P. George Jones: Marvin & the Minnows Salute You

The passing of the legendary George Jones brings back a lot of high school memories. Not because we were huge George fans. To us, C&W meant more Waylon & Willie & the Boys than George. But George played a big part in our senior year at Norman High School.                                           The Race Is On I […]

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