Oklahoma coach Paty Gasso

Oklahoma Sooners softball is serious business, and it’s not uncommon for people to skip out on work in order to watch the defending national champions play.

That’s a bit harder for young kids who have to attend school.

However, a couple of young Sooner fans came up with a pretty fun way to deal with that and it’s gone viral.

The Oklahoma Softball Twitter account shared a photo Tuesday of head coach Patty Gasso with a couple of young girls at their game. The girls are holding a large cardboard sign that includes a “school note” that would give the girls permission to miss school so they could attend the Oklahoma-LSU game that evening.

Coach Gasso signed the “permission slip.”

Oklahoma fans and the softball world loved the viral moment.

The Sooners won the game, 3-0, and improved to 37-1 overall. They also extended their nation-best win streak to 29 and improved their record vs. SEC teams in 2023 to 8-0. No. 1 Oklahoma also moved its record to 14-0 vs. ranked opponents in 2023 with the win over No. 13 LSU.

Gasso is a pretty good role model to consider if you’re a young Oklahoma softball fan. In 28 seasons at the helm, she’s won six national championships, winning in 2000, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2021, and 2022.

[Oklahoma Softball]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.