20 November 2006
'Oklahoma Rising' in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
OSU coach to represent Oklahoma on parade float
Wow... apparently the OSU wrestling coach John Smith will be on the Oklahoma float in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The float is called "Oklahoma Rising," and World Series hero Joe Carter, Olympic gymnasts Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci, basketball great Wayman Tisdale, B-M-X legend Matt Hoffman and gospel singer Sandi Patty are also going to be on it.
This float is part of Oklahomas centennial celebration, commemorating 100 years of statehood.
Not that I don't like Smith, he is an Olympian, but some of the choices. Why Nadia Comaneci? She is Russian, not Oklahoman? Weird! Matt Hoffman rocks and that is really cool. His daughter, G and son, J were in school with E a couple of years ago.
But Sandi Patty? Come on... we've got Vince Gill, Reba McEntyre, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith... Carrie Underwood, even.
We have several astronauts... I wonder why they couldn't get Gordon Cooper or Shannon Lucid? And what about Ron Howard, Brad Pitt, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Rue McClanahan, James Garner, and on and on....
Anyway, I love that we are going to have a float and we need to toute our famous Oklahomans, but I wish they could have more! :)