QUESTION: This year, I am thinking about taking my son and daughter to a college football game. They are 10 and 8 years old. The only trouble is that the man behind us yells obscenities during the game when one of the players misses a play. This is where we have always had our season tickets, and it does not bother me as much as it used to. They are really good seats! We have all been there several years.
But, do you think I should trade tickets and not expose our children to this, or should I hope that he tones it down because of the children? What age do you think that children should allowed to attend football games?
ADAM KEMP, 20s, general assignments reporter for The Oklahoman: I went to my first football game was when I was 9 years old. My dad took me to watch the Sooners face off against the Syracuse Orangemen, who were led by future NFL star Donovan McNabb.
Here’s what I remember from that game: The atmosphere of game day, people tailgating and the delicious smell of food before entering the stadium. The sense of excitement as you would walk around outside and hear people starting “Boomer Sooner.”