House Divided

The love of football is contagious. It’s hard to resist falling under the spell of spirited mascots, long-lived traditions, and heated rivalries – like the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

With the OU and OSU football season back in full swing, fans are looking for the best ways to support their team. Some enthusiasts dedicate entire rooms to the sport, or throw big shindigs, while other fans show their love in more subtle ways. No matter which kind of fan you are, there are several local shops that will help you express your appreciation.

Scruples, of Edmond, offers a large amount of game-time items like serving platters, lazy susans, cutting boards, placemats, glasses, dishes, and chip and dip trays to help keep the food coming.

If you’re entertaining, consider offering your guests some OU/OSU-themed food like wing sauce, nuts, or mustard, available with your favorite team logos. Be sure to prepare your food before game time so you’re not stuck in the kitchen missing all the action. Scruples supplies team-themed beverage dispensers, perfect for tea or mimosas. They even have buckets on hand to keep your drinks cold.

Recently, Susan Haines, of Scruples, has noticed an increase in OSU sales. “OU has always out sold OSU 2-to-1, but recently our OSU items have really been picking up, which is probably because they’ve been playing better,” she said.
Haines once had a woman in her store hand her a couple OSU items and tell her they were in the wrong place. “They were on the OU side and didn’t belong there,” she said. “The woman was quite upset about items being placed on the wrong side!”

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