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Top 10 Sports Stories of 2010

10. Al Eshbach goes on vacation a lot

Eshbach himself isn’t intolerable. In fact, I find the Eshbach/Traber/Tramel/Deano show tolerable, and at times amusing. Probably because it’s not the 2 hour OU football blowjob masquerading as the AM drive time sports hour. And, most importantly, there are no callers. Sports radio is much better when the phones don’t work. When the minions can’t rehash the same stupid questions and comments about Landry Jones and Kevin Wilson.

That’s what makes Al’s vacations so grand. When Al leaves, his callers go back to cleaning out portable shitters. Al’s listeners are the BBJs of sports radio callers.

Tradition of Disappointment

(Editor’s Note:  Gravy Train is our newest contributor at The Lost Ogle.  You may be familiar with his work from the now defunct Red Dirt Kings.  Red Dirt Kings was a snarky local group blog that focused primarily on sports, hot chicks and other random things.  Yeah, he should fit in well.

Return of the mack.

New website. Same badassness.

I am an unabashed fan of the University of Oklahoma Fighting Sooners. Though I am in the minority in that not only did I attend OU, but I actually received a degree from said university. Yes, we do exist. Needless to say, the results of Bedlam went over well at the Train’s palatial midtown estate. And provided yet another disappointment in a long line of disappointments for OSU fan.

In fact one could argue the Cowboys’ most recent loss to the Sooners was the biggest sporting disappointment for OSU fan in the history of it’s storied athletic program. Yes, I just wrote that without hyperventilating.

But OSU fan does not have a monopoly on sports-related disappointments.

Jon Krawczynski does not like Oklahoma City…

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The guy pictured above is Jon Krawczynski.  Jon is an AP sportswriter from Minnesota. Last week, he wrote a column in the Star-Tribune about the the Minnesota Vikings seeking public funding for a new stadium.  For some reason, he decided to use Minnesota’s problem as an opportunity to take some mean spirited shots at Oklahoma City.  Here is an excerpt:

The Minnesota Timberwolves were in action that night hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder. If that sounds like a sequel to “Bull Durham,” it should be, but it isn’t.

With bright blue and orange uniforms, a chintzy nickname and a dust-bowl hometown in the middle of nowhere, everything about this franchise screams minor league baseball.

Are there knotholes in the fenceposts ringing the Ford Center in Oklahoma City where kids can peek through to see the games?

Is there a pig that brings the game basketball out to the officials for the opening tip?

If Kevin Durant tops 40 points in a game does every fan get a coupon for a buffet at the local Pizza Ranch?

It would be funny if it wasn’t so depressing.

For 41 years “” 41! “” the franchise had roots in one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, winning an NBA title as the Seattle SuperSonics in 1979.

But the Sonics failed to secure public assistance in financing a new arena, so new owner Clay Bennett moved the team from a gleaming metropolis to a cow town. And NBA commissioner David Stern didn’t even flinch in approving the move.

Dear god, what the hell did we do to piss off Mr. Krawczynski?  Did some Oklahoma delegate at the Republican Convention hit on his boyfriend girlfriend?  Did his car break down in Enid during a cross country road trip?

Seriously, what is this guy’s problem?  Could it be that he’s just jealous of the many pizza buffets we have around town?  Because if you take  a look at the picture (above) on his Facebook Page, you can tell he really likes pizza.  Who knows, maybe he wants to be the pig that brings out the game basketball a The Ford Center.   If you go by looks alone, he could surely qualify.

Anyway, something tells me the Star-Tribune should issue some sort of retraction regarding the article, just like AOL did to the guy who ranked Oklahoma City as one of the Top 10 Hellholes on Earth.  If you think they should, email them at feedback@startribune.com.   If you want, you can also email Jon at jkrawczynski@ap.org.  If you don’t like email, you can also give call him at the phone number listed at the top of page.  I’m not 100% sure it’s his phone number, but how many Jon Krawczynskis live in Minneapolis?

(tip courtesy of JenX67.com)

Thunder Timeline

Since the second-ever post on this website, pro basketball in Oklahoma City has been a hot topic at The Lost Ogle. Now ““ after all the logo leaks and sales tax votes ““ all that writing finally amounts to something when the OKC Thunder take to the court later this week for their first regular season game. In honor of this week’s inaugural game, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the stuff written on this site’s pages about Oklahoma City’s quest to be a (gag) “big league city.” Check it out after the jump…

The Thunder are a Real Top Secret Organization

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No one will ever accuse Clay Bennett of being too secretive.  After getting embarrassed because of personal emails and watching his franchise have the big unveiling of its new name and team logo come via a third party, it is happening again.  The team uniforms, which are supposedly being revealed today, have already been teased by someone who got an early copy of the video game NBA 2K9.

While it’s fun to see the Thunder organization continue showing ineptitude, there are some secrets we wish Clay Bennett would be intrusted with:

  • His wife’s ATM Code
  • Whose dog and child are in the Mathis Brothers commercial
  • WTF Wimgo is
  • How Jim Inhofe keeps getting elected
  • Why Channel 5 keeps running off their on air talent
  • What she’s doing with him
  • When Amy McRee is going back to Tahlequah/Arcadia

I’m sure there are plenty of things our readers would like for Clay Bennett to know, as well.  Leave your request in the comments section.

Update:  The jerseys are now official, and they look very much, well exactly, like the video above.  Don’t believe me?  See for yourself…with the bonus of seeing four really uncomfortable players model them.