By: Terry Foster
Our world is filled with dumb rules. That takes us to the other side of the country and the Oklahoma City school system where five year old Cooper Barton was told by school officials to turn his T-shirt inside out.
So was it filled with profanity? Was there a nude woman on the front? Maybe there was a Hitler iron on. It was none of that Copper wore a University of Michigan big house T-shirt and that is against school policy. Children are only allowed to wear Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Thunder or any other Oklahoma school or university.
It is a ridiculous policy and should be changed.
The Barton family are big fans of Michigan. So what is the harm? Does wearing blue threaten anybody outside of East Lansing? I think not. I will admit I am not certain I want my kid wearing a Penn State shirt for now, but I probably would not ban him or her from wearing it.
One school official admitted this is one of those outdated rules that no longer applies. I of course am trying to figure out how wearing a Michigan shirt in 1920 or 1930 is a crime and how does it hurt anybody.
Michigan is one of the leading sellers of collegiate clothing in the nation. You see blue all over the country. Now it is time to change the rules in Oklahoma City so young Cooper can support his favorite football team.