A Green Country couple attended their first Red River Rivalry game Saturday.
"We're ready. We're really ready to be there," said Lydia Lair. She and her husband, Ron, drove five hours for the game. They have been lifelong OU fans.
"60-years-old. Never been to one," Ron said.
Ron said he bought the OU/Texas tickets after his son heard of some for sale in Tulsa.
Channel 8 wanted to know how long it took fans to get from the parking lot into the game. The Lairs entered the State Fair of Texas around 8 a.m.
"Oh, they're done," Ron said, referring to Texas Football.
The Lairs said they experienced heavy traffic getting to the game and allotted themselves ample time to be sure they did not have any trouble finding the Cotton Bowl. Foot traffic went relatively quickly entering the park. However, the Lairs, met security barricades and thousands of other fans outside the park. They watched and took pictures as the teams arrived in their buses.
"Just so I have lots of memories," Lydia said.
After that, they purchased coupons in order to buy food. They each had a renowned "Fletchers' Corny Dog" and then entered the park around 9:30 a.m. Therefore, getting to the game took them about an hour and a half from start to finish.
The Red River Rivalry is a tradition that dates back to the early 1900s.
Texas defeated the University of Oklahoma 36-20 Saturday.
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