Earlier this week, Talkers Magazine — the “leading trade publication serving the talk radio industry in America” — unveiled their rankings of the 100 Most Important Sports Talk Radio Hosts in America. Coming in the 66-spot, ahead of such household names a JT “The Brick,” Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton, and Steve “Homer” True was our very own “Regular” Jim Traber.
Here’s what they wrote about the ultimate yardbird:
Yesterday, we published the first two rounds of our first ever TLO Oklahoma Celebrity Fantasy Draft. Before we get to the rounds three and four, here’s how the teams are looking right now:
Justice League of Oklahoma: Kevin Durant (Rd 1), Brad Pitt (Rd 2)
The Nompton Stompers: James Harden (Rd 1), Mat Hoffman (Rd 2)
Wayne Payne Experience: Emily Sutton (Rd 1), Joleen Chaney (Rd 2)
Rick J. Steinkraus Fan Club: Aubrey McClendon (Rd 1), Chuck Norris (Rd 2)
Pillow Fighters: Russell Westbrook (Rd 1), Olivia Munn (Rd 2)
The Dirty Gingers: Gary England (Rd 1), Kristin Chenoweth (Rd 2)
Check out our picks for rounds three and four, along with Royce Young’s scathing instant analysis and draft grades after the jump:
A few weeks back, I was thinking of something fun we could during the usually slow summer months. I came up with the not-so-original idea for an Oklahoma Celebrity Fantasy Draft. The premise is pretty simple. We get some people together, we draft Oklahoma celebrities, and when the draft is completed, TLO readers vote for their favorite team.
Here are the teams along with their managers. For this draft it’s all of our TLO writers. I’ve sorted them in the order they draft players.
Justice League of Oklahoma: Tony Hanadarko
The Nompton Stompers: Marisa
Wayne Payne Experience: Patrick
Rick J. Steinkraus Fan Club: Chad
Pillow Fighters: Chelsea
The Dirty Gingers: Spencer and Clark Matthews
Sounds fun, doesn’t it. Before I begin with the draft, let me go over a couple of important rules.
What counts as an Oklahoma Celebrity? Probably due to our state’s inferiority complex, it seems like it’s Oklahoma nature to count anyone with ties to the state as an “Oklahoman.” So if you were born here, grew up here, currently live here, or play basketball here, we are going to consider you an Oklahoman.
How many celebrities are on a team? Six. Five starters and one alternate in case someone dies, which nearly happened to Kristin Chenoweth.
Are dead people eligible? No, dead people are not eligible. That means you won’t see any mentions of Will Rogers, Woody Guthrie or Ronnie Kaye.
How do you keep score? Well, there’s really not a good way to keep score, so we’re going to have you all vote for the best team when the draft is concluded. The manager of the winning team will receive a gift certificate to Applebee’s that I won in a Dirty Santa game three years ago.
Anything else? Yes, as a bonus to you (and us), our friend and former TLO contributor Royce Young at Daily Thunder will provide grades for each pick along with some instant analysis.
Anyway, I think that’s it. The selections for round one and two are after the jump. Check it out:
By now, you’ve seen the picture of OU wide receiver Kenny Stills dressed in drag. I say that because you more than likely glanced at the picture below before you read this sentence:
Yeah, that’s kind of gross and disturbing and deeply symbolic of Stills perceived lack of maturity, but it’s not why I think OU is going to struggle next season. To see why I think that, check out the next picture from Sooner Gabe Ikard’s Twitter account:
If you read this site often, you’ve probably noticed that we like to make fun of Dean Blevins from time to time. We do this primarily because Dean is a washed-up ex-jock and egotistical sports broadcaster who probably slept with your aunt (or one of her slutty friends) in the 1980s, but there are other reasons, too.
For example, he peed on live radio once. That’s always kind of funny and deserving of some mockery. He has that Twitter account, too. It’s kind of like reading the inner thoughts of an illiterate 12-year-old boy if they were to come from the troubled mind of a 55-year-old man. He also falls down quite a bit. That’s not funny, but it is kind of sad.
Well, it looks like we now have something new to add to our “Make Fun of Dean Blevins” list. It has nothing to do we percentages, slips or falls. It has everything to do with Dean Blevins being a vigilante who will hunt you down with a great vengeance and furious anger if you steal his Smart Ones frozen dinners.
From the News 9 break room freezer:
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