Oklahoma 'bitterly disappointed' after 50th anniversary Nebraska matchup given early kickoff
Oklahoma has found something new to complain about.
The annual one-and-done College Football Playoff program has come out and publicly called out the Big 12’s television partner after FOX made the decision to kick off the upcoming 50th anniversary of the “Game of the Century” at 11 a.m. local time.
Here is the recent statement issued by Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione following the news, where he informs the Sooner fan base the school’s television partners are to blame for the early kickoff:
“We are bitterly disappointed that the great Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry, on the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century, will kick off at 11 a.m. We tried every possible avenue to proactively make our case. The Big 12 Conference also supported our strenuous efforts to secure a more traditional time that would honor this game an our fans. However, in the end, our TV partner chose to exercise its full contractual rights and denied our requests.”
It didn’t take long for some to troll the Sooners following the release of this statement:
Boo-hoo-mer Sooner. 😪 There have been several “games of the century” and none of them have involved Oklahoma or Nebraska. You want a better time slot? Sorry. Those are reserved for the SEC. #LevelUp
— BamaBethRK (@BethKnott) May 28, 2021
— hsvtiger1 (@hsvtiger1) May 28, 2021
“Bitterly disappointed” returns https://t.co/Z96HlQb0Bt
— Bill Bender (@BillBender92) May 28, 2021
— The SP & Bushy Show (@SpBushy) May 28, 2021