A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 05, 2007
Chokelahoma (Oklahoma nickname)

"Chokelahoma” (choke + Oklahoma) is an unflattering nickname for the state of Oklahoma, more usually for just Oklahoma University. The nickname is used most often at the Texas-Oklahoma football game known as the Red River Rivalry. The nickname began about 1988, when Oklahoma lost the NCAA basketball championship game to Kansas.

Zero U. is another nickname for Oklahoma University.


Chokelahoma.com
About Us
What is Chokelahoma and who’s behind it?

Chokelahoma.com is an online store and community that focuses on college football and the pursuit of making fun of great football programs having hard times. 

As for who’s behind it? 

Well, that’s going to have to remain our little secret for now. 

Google Groups: rec.sport.football.college
Newsgroups: rec.sport.football.college
From: (Mike)
Date: 9 Oct 92 21:57:08 GMT
Local: Fri, Oct 9 1992 5:57 pm
Subject: Re: OU vs. tx

We “sips” put out more vomit than anybody else because we “sips” have a winning record against every SWC team (granted not saying much) and against the university of chokelahoma loosers, i mean sooners, no i don’t LOOSERS. 

Google Groups: rec.sport.basketball.college
Newsgroups: rec.sport.basketball.college
From: (Curt Hill)
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1993 15:50:08 GMT
Local: Wed, Jan 20 1993 11:50 am
Subject: Maryland #1...yes!

Oklahoma lost to the Puke Blue Devils by 4 and Maryland beat Chokelahoma by 12. 

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Newsgroups: rec.sport.football.college, rec.sport.basketball.college
From: (Greg Rice)
Date: 24 Mar 1995 20:40:48 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 24 1995 4:40 pm
Subject: Re: team ever Champ in Baskets and Football

>In 1986, Oklahoma played for the nat’l championship in the Orange Bowl, and
>the basketball team played in the nat’l championship final game for basketball.
>They did lose both; Football to Miami, and basketball to Kansas. However, I
>know of no other team that has ever done that.

Actually that was 1988, we became known as Chokelahoma.

Austin American-Statesman
Oklahoma, land of pigs and cow pies
Author: John Kelso, American-Statesman Staff
Date: October 8, 2002 Publication: Austin American-Statesman (TX) Word Count: 550

Folks around these parts are talking about just two subjects: invading Iraq and the invasion of Dallas on Saturday by a bunch of Oklahoma Gomers for the Texas-OU game (prediction: Texas 24, OU 20). So let’s get on with our annual sophomoric yet therapeutic spanking of Okrahoma, Jokelahoma, Mobilehoma, Brokelahoma, Chokelahoma, Croaklahoma or whatever you prefer to call it.

(Trademark)
Word Mark CHOKELAHOMA
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: shirts, pants, jackets, coats, jerseys, hats
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 78718859
Filing Date September 22, 2005
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition June 6, 2006
Owner (APPLICANT) Mumley, Richard A. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 2801 Denton Tap Rd #1815 Lewisville TEXAS 75067
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date March 1, 2007

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