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*I google image searched “offseason” for the helluva it. Not. What. I. Expected.

Offseason sucks. Yeah, it’s better now with the Thunder in town. But let’s be honest – the NBA blows until the postseason, which thankfully starts in a few weeks and ridiculously ends in 3 months. Considering the abomination that was OU/OSU basketball this year, what else is there to do but spread all my knowledge to the dozens of Mensa members that read my column whenever I feel like writing one.

Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a shithead. And a racist. And a misogynist. And a terrible owner. And a horrible evaluator of talent.

And now he hates cancer patients.

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The search for the next coach of the Oklahoma Men’s Basketball program is in full swing. Unless Joe C hires a coach who is coaching a team that is still playing, he has effed this thing up big time, despite what James Hale is certain to proclaim no matter who is the next basketball coach in Norman.

If you want a superior product on the court, one that has a chance to compete against the Thunder and Alcott Middle School for the almighty Norman entertainment dollar, you better pony up and get a guy who will get it done. No more half-assing the hire of the only other program in the athletic department with a snowball’s chance in hell of being profitable. Not a women’s coach. Not a coach you will make the lowest paid coach in the league. Not a guy who can’t get his team into the NCAA tournament. Not a guy who hasn’t coached in Division I. A guy who can and will win. A guy who will get asses in seats and teams in the postseason.

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Blake Griffin dunked on that big ugly Eastern Bloc center again. This time, though, the mental midget with the whistle called a foul on Mr. Griffin, presumably for excessive tea bagging of a dirty euro.

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Oklahoma State lost to Washington State. Pac-10 power Washington State that is. Yet somehow, Travis Ford is going to keep his job. Not that he has been a particularly bad coach in his tenure in Stillwater. But the guy is the 4th highest paid coach in the league and he can’t seem to get past the 2nd round of any post season tournament.

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My fantasy baseball drafts start this week. Yes, I said drafts. Real fantasy sports geeks play fantasy baseball because it requires daily roster changes, hours of draft research, knowledge of minor league prospects, and absolutely no chance to have sex with a real, live woman. 3 out of 4 doesn’t make me the perfect fantasy owner, but frankly I just don’t care about minor league baseball.

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Dez Bryant did something stupid.  Clark Matthews has a post scheduled later today that will defend him.

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Toby Rowland was tabbed the new play-by-play voice for Oklahoma football and men’s basketball. As Patrick documented recently, Regular Jim Traber was appalled that someone with no experience was given such a hig profile position. Kind of like handing an analyst gig with a World Series contender to an uneducated idiot without any experience. But, of course, Jim doesn’t care. Something he will mention over and over and over and over and …

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Comments

  1. I can’t believe I’m defending Sterling, but if someone told me they had prostrate cancer I would call their bluff too. What the hell is a prostrate?

  2. I was against the Travis Ford hire from the beginning…but of course, OSU doesn’t listen to me. If they did, a drunk and stoned Sutton sitting on the bench at Gallagher Iba would have had a more successful team the past few seasons.
    Pretty bad, Travis Ford promised HIGH scoring, and run and gun offense a la tarkanien’s UNLV teams of lore. Sadly…it never came to fruition.
    I say give him one more year at OkState…then, can his Yankee ass.

  3. “Considering the abomination that was OU/OSU basketball this year,…..”

    Dude, OU women are in the Sweet 16……….. Awesome season for them. Sheri Coale is still a milf……………

    • The woman’s tournament? I hate the BCS, but woman’s college bb is the only sport a system like that would be better than a bracket. Just put Uconn and Baylor together so they can decide the champion and call women’s bb finished.

  4. I’d like to throw the name Bill Pearl out there, as the new OU men’s hoopyball coach. It’s perfect timing, in that, he couldn’t be any more humbled than he is right now and would be on his best behavior. Something OU kinda needs right now.

    Sherri Coale is an incredibly underrated coach. Last year’s final four appearance probably wasn’t even expected by her, and I honestly feel this team has surpassed expectations, as well.

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