An open letter to OU football fans

An open letter to OU football fans

There are 56 comments on the El Paso Times story from Dec 18, 2009, titled An open letter to OU football fans. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray, left, dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov.

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El Paso, TX

#22 Dec 18, 2009
build it

El Paso, TX

#23 Dec 18, 2009
I think its hundreds of fans from last years Oregon-Pittsburg game that are still missing thats causing them concern.(tongue firmly in cheek of course)
Indy Texan

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Dec 18, 2009
Good article, I always feel safe when I come to El Paso
The Wall

Brownsville, TX

#26 Dec 18, 2009
El paso is a dump. Should be called North Juarez.

Seneca Falls, NY

#27 Dec 18, 2009
What a gracious, kind, strong, wonderful response. Jay's among the best of God's human infestation of the Sacred Earth.

El Paso, TX

#28 Dec 18, 2009
But, fair warning: Don't order the fries topped with chile con queso at Kiki's restaurant in Central El Paso. If you do, you'll find a small slice of heaven and explosive DIARRHEA soon after.

Seneca Falls, NY

#29 Dec 18, 2009
Oklahoma people are essentially northern texans (except for the GREAT Cherokees over in Tahlequah, where they make the best buffalo burgers in the country).

So their anti-El Paso hatred, sarcasm, arrogance, and racism is just endemic of texonio-taxonomy and toxology.

I lived in "mommy tete texas," stationed in San and Toenail, and the mistake of grad school in Aw-stink, and it really, really does take a a kettle to call a pot black, because those sweaty, down-river, former slave-driving, Mexican-killing, swill-drinking hick towns have nothing on the high desert Mountain Pass of the Great River of the North.

El Paso, TX

#30 Dec 18, 2009
Jay makes some good points but let's be real:
There are MANY areas where he should not go late at night.

Dallas, TX

#31 Dec 18, 2009
Also try armando's cafe. Gret food and some of their waitresses are hot!!!!!!!!!!

El Paso, TX

#32 Dec 18, 2009
Don't forget to visit Wing Daddy's! They have two locations now and are going to be having specials for Stanford and OU fans.
Transplanted El Pasoan


#33 Dec 18, 2009
I've lived here for the past 8 years, and I have to say, although there are places in El Paso I wouldn't be caught after dark, I feel very safe here. Being from Tucson, AZ's southside, I know what a "rougher" part of town is. Most of the anti-El Paso sentiment is due to ignorance, it does have a some racial roots. I know lots of good people from Oklahoma, Oregon, California, so you can't say its entirely racial. We have some reverse racism here in El Paso too. I think people just use the violence in Juarez as an excuse to not visit this beatiful city. It does somewhat remind me of a small town, and the people here are definately friendlier than the "snowbirds" that visit Tucson half the year. I say let them stay in OK. More great weather and wonderful people for me.
Chris Medina

Metairie, LA

#34 Dec 18, 2009
you hit the nail right on the head! DONT be afraid of El Paso because of what you see on TV or read in the newspapers from people that have no clue... Come and enjoy our City it wont disappoint you!
Flatulent Pete

El Paso, TX

#35 Dec 18, 2009
STAY AWAY YOU SOONER CRYBABIES! More tickets for the zetas.

El Paso, TX

#36 Dec 18, 2009
You can add the Riviera to the list of restaurants!
My husband and I eat there and enjoy it! The Cantina next door has excellent music and great cold beer!
Mexican Halloween

Des Plaines, IL

#37 Dec 18, 2009
Just stay out of Juarez......Sun Bowl is great for these teams.....and EPT is giving this way too much attention, it was an online poll about El Paso and you know the results are tainted. They will come and enjoys the city, the food, the hospitality and the football.....EPT trying to start something that isnt there....and you wonder why the rest of the state doesnt realize EL Paso is in Texas....Ya Basta!

Conroe, TX

#38 Dec 18, 2009
These Oklahomans that are wary about El Paso need to step back and look at the big picture! Hello!? look where you Live! You live in Tornado alley!!!!

Austin, TX

#39 Dec 18, 2009
Every time I come back from visiting a "big" city out east, I am thankful to return to El Paso....would walk almost anywhere at night in this town....not so in large swaths of the big cities...
west texas proud

El Paso, TX

#40 Dec 18, 2009
Hey eddie, your brain sounds as big as your comment
west texas proud

El Paso, TX

#41 Dec 18, 2009
your comment too "the wall" speaks volumes of your mentality. if you don't like it, please stay away.
UT Longhorn

Laredo, TX

#43 Dec 18, 2009
The only thing OU should worry about is the large amount of Texas fans that reside in El Paso.

I grew up in El Paso and am currently a Senior at the University of Texas. In addition to the National Championship game, I'll also be at the Sun Bowl wearing Burnt Orange. So what if an OU loss makes the Big 12 look weak? OU Sucks. I'd love to finish my college career with a 4-0 bowl record by UT and a 0-4 record by OU.

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