Okay, so this is just something that has bothered me for a long time. I realize they are in Oklahoma, so that does explain some of it, but why would anyone choose to call their team the Sooners? This nickname refers to people who were essentially criminals. They came to land that was not theirs and claimed it anyways. It was land that was already being stolen from Native Americans and they stole it from the US Government.
So that sounds pretty bad right? You’re choose to name yourself after criminals. But to make it worse their fight song is Boomer Sooner, referring to criminals who took it upon themselves to try to take land directly from the Native Americans, instead of letting the US Government do so. What a proud heritage for rednecks to celebrate.