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October 13, 2013

Fair provides atmosphere like few others can

DALLAS — One must admit, when it comes to state fairs held in states bordering the Red River, the one at Fair Park, in Dallas, compares fairly favorably. 

Extremely clean and well maintained, you can purchase about any fried food you could ever want and a bunch of other fried foods you would never want. And, walking toward the Cotton Bowl entrance from the entrance to the fair, you could also busy yourself with the following.

You could buy a hot tub; even a salt water hot tub. You could by a phone, upgrade your phone or update your calling plan, just as long as your carrier is AT&T.

Have a hot tub? For those who prefer their heat dry, why not purchase a sauna to go with it?

You could check out the latest in chipper shredders, or whatever else Northern Tool and Equipment, which maintains a large tent in fair park, offers.

You could, no kidding, test drive a Camaro, Silverado or Volt, and not even leave grounds to do it, as there was an actual driving course set up within the fair’s boundaries.

You could buy bedding. You could buy a storm shelter or, at least, become educated on how to buy a storm shelter. Of course, you could buy a turkey leg, too.

Overheard: At 10:22 a.m. Saturday, Texas players were exiting their locker room at the top of the Cotton Bowl tunnel to make their way to the field for pregame warmups. Also, just outside a security line, stood hundreds of fans for both schools. That’s when tens of Sooner spotted the Longhorns leaving their locker room and began chanting “Texas” and “Sucks” with the same precision usually reserved for “Boomer” and “Sooner.”

The great Roy Williams, in a crimson T-shirt, was right there along the security line, but the former Sooner All-American did not partake in the chant.

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