ORU was represented at the most prestigious sporting event in the world.
ORU Board of Trustees Chairman Mart Green and his family attended
Super XLV in Dallas, Texas last month. The Greens drove to Dallas the night before the game and drove home to Oklahoma City after the game Sunday night despite record-setting snowfall throughout the area earlier that week.
This was the family’s first Super Bowl, and it proved to be one for the ages. Mart Green is a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan and was thrilled by the team’s appearance in this year’s game.
“My dad has always been a Steelers fans so it was really exciting just to be there with him and see him experience that,” said Amy Green, daughter of Mart Green and a junior elementary education major at ORU.
Amy ran cross country all throughout high school but admits that she is not a huge sports fan.
“I grew up with three older brothers, so I’ve always watched sports but I’m not an avid follower,” said Amy.
She said she had no choice in which team to support. “I had to root for the Steelers. There was no option,” said Amy, jokingly.
Although she wasn’t extremely interested in either team playing, there were other events throughout the game that caught her attention.
She also watched Snoop Dogg standing in the section behind her passionately cheering on the Steelers and entertaining the crowd around him.
“His whole section was half watching the Super Bowl and half watching him,” said Amy.
Amy even received her first “Terrible Towel,” solidifying her as an official Steelers fan.
Although the Steelers lost the game 31-25, overall experience was a success for the Greens.
“It was exciting just to experience the event together as a family,” Amy said.
By Nathan Porter
The Oracle Sports Editor is Amy Lecza.