A House divided


Saturday, October 30th 2004, 8:26 pm
By: News On 6


Boone Pickens Stadium wasn't the only place divided down the fifty-yard line.
Orange power and Sooner pride clashed right here in this Green Country living room.
They're all part of the Parker Clan, but they're divided over who will win the pigskin battle.

Marlo: "oh definitely the pokes go pokes"

But it hasn't always been this way for the Parkers, they used to be solidly orange, three generations graduated from Oklahoma state.

Marlo Duffy: "its been a little hard to take. I'll have some cousins that have gone to OU. We have some family members that married OU fans. So now we've developed a house divided."

Marjorie Parker is at the head of this clan she loves the whole family but even she has a favorite team.

Marjorie Parker: "Its all in fun we smile a lot and kid each other a lot but basically its OSU go pokes."

The OU OSU rivalry has spanned 99 years. But this house divided say not matter who wins they'll still come back together.

"we're going to be great we're gonna smile and love each other just as much."

Monica Lester: "oh its not bad we just like to give each other a hard time and its all in good fun."

There's plenty of teasing and lots of laughter. While they don't agree on football, the Parkers say its a good reason for the whole clan to get together.