Here’s some sad news for those weirdos who follow high school athletics.
Van Shea Iven, the man who looks like he should be either shopping for pajamas or riding a two-seat bicycle with Bob Barry Jr., has a new job.
He’s shutting down the Oklahoma High School Sports Express and taking on the role of Director of Media Relations for OSSAA.
Oklahoma Fashion Week is the gift that keeps on giving.
Yesterday, an Ogle Mole alerted me to this amazing video of Vanity Perkins interviewing Mary Fallin for a few minutes at the Oklahoma Fashion Week media day. Vanity is apparently now a special correspondent for “Oklahoma Live” on KSBI Channel 52. I would have posted the video sooner, but sometimes I forget KSBI Channel 52 exists.
If you do anything productive today, make sure it’s watching this video a few 100 times and then sharing it with all your friends. It kind of reminds me of an SNL spoof, only a lot more funny and terrifyingly real. In fact, Vanity is the best celebrity interviewer I’ve seen since Harry Caray on Space: The Infinite Frontier.
Here’s the clip:
See you later, Santos.
We have learned through the Ogle Mole Network that Seira Santos is leaving News 9. In case you forgot, Siera was Dean’s handler, has a fun website, and once sent a selfie where she pretended to eat pizza during a beauty pageant:
Siera seemed like a really cool girl, and even though I don’t recall ever seeing her on TV, I’m sure she did a great job. If anything, she probably kept Dean on his strict Smart Ones diet. We wish her the best.
Anyway, before you pull a Carson Cunningham and have a panic attack, I have some good news. Look who’s coming back:
Last night, OU defeated OSU 12-9 in an 18-inning battle at Allie P. Reynolds stadium in Stillwater. It was the longest game ever in the Bedlam series. Our condolences go out to everyone who was in attendance at game. Going through a 9-inning college baseball game is bad enough. 18-innings? That’s just torture.
When the game approached the 14th inning, News 9′s Dean Blevins put down what I assume to be a very large bong and Playboy magazine to share his thoughts about the contest:
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 16, 2014
Just like a poem, song lyric or Scott Brooks coaching decision, Dean Blevins tweets can be incredibly difficult to understand and interpret. In the tweet above, I think he was trying to say the Big 12 should have called the game, declared it a tie, and in the process, given Regular Jim Traber a fatal brain aneurysm. Maybe Dean has it out for Regular Jim?
Then again, perhaps Dean was trying to say that he “should call it a night.” If so, he should have followed his own advice. It would have prevented this from happening 8-minutes later:
A few weeks ago, we received a tip via the Ogle Mole Network claiming that our old friend Liz “Mean” Dueweke was out as the morning show host at KOMO in Seattle. Shocking, huh?
I really didn’t dig too deep into the rumor because:
a) Liz is in Seattle. Although the Emerald City has grown into Oklahoma City’s biggest rival, I don’t have the resources to cover their media happenings. Hell, I barely have time to do it for Oklahoma City. Did you know that Nick Bender left Channel 9, Naveen Dhaliwal ditched KOCO for New York, and Bree Steffen is out at KFOR??? Who the hell are those people? Exactly.
B) I didn’t want to piss of Liz Dueweke’s strong local fan base. These people still exist, and boy, did they get angry when I’d go (English Major alert) all Holden Caulfield and call out Liz for her being a goddam hot phony like Jane Gallagher. Did you know Liz would also never move her checkers pieces from the back row? At least that’s what Ferris O’Brien told me.
Anyway, it looks like the Ogle Mole Network was correct (again). Liz is out at KOMO, but she’s not leaving Seattle.
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