Oklahoma demolished Texas last Saturday afternoon in Dallas 55-17, a score that: a) could have been much worse had OU thrown the ball more than 6 times in the 2nd half, and b) was still not indicative of how bad Texas looked and how good OU is. Bob Stoops has now handed Texas 3 of its 4 worst losses in this rivalry, and he’s done it in 11 years. It amazes me how far Texas has fallen, and how far away they seem to be from competing with Oklahoma. Both teams are young. I know OU has more experience, but the Sooners’ two deep is loaded with freshmen and sophomores, who frankly fared much better against Texas than the ‘horns young players did against Oklahoma.
*Unrelated Personal Awesomeness*
My better half was named as one of the Top Doctors by Oklahoma Magazine in its October 2011 edition. Yeah, I once won a Diamond Back racing bike in elementary school. She is one of the top physicians in the state at the age of 32. I won the marriage lottery.
The Fighting Sooners of Oklahoma completed a late fall scrimmage last week that was actually open to the public, defeating Dave Letterman’s Balls Tate Cardinals 62-6. Leading by 4 late in 2nd quarter, the Sooners went on a six minute scoring fenzy to up that lead by 5 scores. Balls Tate isn’t fooling anyone. They aren’t a low level SEC team. But they aren’t complete shit. Well, maybe they are.
Oklahoma defeated Missouri Saturday night by a score of 38-28 in what was undoubtedly the most boring game ever to feature over 1000 combined total yards of offense. The lack of excitement was likely the result of how the points were scored – MU scores 14 points in the first eight minutes, then 14 points the last nine minutes. OU scores most of their points in between. Oklahoma couldn’t run the ball effectively, though being down double digits early didn’t help. They also couldn’t stop the run. Sound familiar? Like maybe 2010?
Disgusting Update – I apologize for the late entry. Instead of writing a factually questionable and marginally amusing article about OU and OSU football, I was instead busy throwing up my intestines Wednesday night.
The Sooners retrieved some shred of respect by beating the Florida State Seminoles 23-13 last week in Tallahassee in a game eerily similar to those played by Stoops’ teams when his brother was the defensive coordinator. Oklahoma laid down the proverbial wood, knocking Seminole starting quarterback E.J. Manual from the game in the 3rd quarter. This after damn near killing FSU wide receiver Kenny Shaw in the first half. Defense wins championships, they say. OU fan is officially giddy.
With news that the Pac-12 conference is not going to expand to sixteen team, it appears that the Big “12″ has been granted another reprieve. While most may remember that the death knell was sounded fifteen months ago (Royce even did a retrospective for the league), many still seem to still think the conference is a feasible long-term entity. The Tramels (Jimmy at the Tulsa World, and Berry at The Oklahoman) have been welcoming the likelihood of another year of dysfunctional allegiance that is very likely to end with another Summer of speculation about how the members of the conference will align themselves in twelve months.
I understand that people fear change and that people still consider the Big “12″ as the successor of the Big 8 that most people grew up watching, but any desire to see this organization continue is akin to wanting your elderly, cancer ravaged grandparent to undergo aggressive treatment. It will only prolong the suffering.
There is no magic bullet that is going to save this middle-of-the-country superconference. When the Big “10″ poached Nebraska and Colorado left for the Pac-12, there was too much blood in the water for the competing conferences that bordered Big “12″ markets not to invade like pirate-shark hybrids.
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