Welcome to my weekly OU / OSU Football Power Poll, or as most of you call it, the one post that includes pics of college girls. This week OU beat West Virginia in a strange win that felt like a loss, and OSU won its first road game against UTSA. That’s the University of Texas at San Antonio. Embarrassing.
10) Trevor Knight …
Well, at least Trevor Knight the OU quarterback is now the first thing that comes up when you perform a Google image search of his name.
How is this guy the best passer on the team? And he isn’t even scanning the entire field. He has to make a single read. The coaches have dumbed down the pass plays so much, he looks to one side of the field, then either throws a bad pass, or scrambles. I know he is young and needs time to develop, but against two average at best defenses, his completion percentage is under 50% with just over 200 total passing yards in both games … combined.
Of course, we all know how the “Knight” ended, with a good old fashioned …
If you haven’t been paying attention – and let’s be honest, hopefully you haven’t – there’s apparently been a lot a controversy surrounding the 2013 Pride of Oklahoma marching band.
Apparently, the longtime director of the Pride of Oklahoma recently retired, and OU President David Boren and some micro-managing regent went around a search committee and handpicked Justin Stolarik from Wisconsin to be the new director. This raised some eyebrows on campus because Stolarik allegedly did not meet the minimum requirements for the job and he failed to kiss President Boren’s ring when they first met. Also, I guess band members and alumni were both hoping OU would go with an internal candidate or something. At least I think that’s the story. I was in band in middle school and some of high school, and writing all this just brings up some really bad memories.
Instead of trying to blend in and go with the flow, Stolarik acted like a new dog in the backyard and ran around pissing on everything like he owned the place. He toyed with new formations and tried to infuse traditions from Wisconsin into the Pride’s pregame marching routine. This really pissed off OU football fans, alumni and band members, so they took to social media to complain. They posted pics of the Pride’s new routine on Facebook, and pointed out how closely it mimicked pregame rituals and tradition from Wisconsin.
Of course, this angered Joe OU football fan because OU is a storied college football institution drenched in traditions that are not allowed to be changed, and Wisconsin, well, they had Ron Dayne. Due to the complaints and to save face, High Commander Boren nixed some elements of the new Badger-inspired pregame routine, while allowing a few new things, like a different marching formation (see video above).
Despite all of this, the members of the Pride were still not satisfied. They continued to make noise like an 8th grader playing the oboe. This lead to the following amazing headline to be posted on KFOR:
I guess I’m writing “Friday Night in the Big Town” this week. This is because our new contributor Molly moved back to L.A., which is such a total L.A. thing to do. We wish her the best as she pursues her dream of being a successful stand-up comic and/or waitress.
Anyway, there’s a lot to do this week. We have that concert in Guthrie, football games, and probably an Oktoberfest or two. Here’s your Friday night in the big town!
As I’m sure you know, Gary England was a special guest on last night’s Colbert Report. The whole event was kind of surreal. It was kind of like watching He-Man and Optimus Prime team up to defeat Skeletor and Sally Kern on a Friday night in the big town, only more fun.
In case you missed it and/or want to watch it for eternity, here’s the clip.
Anyone else notice the interview started slow? You could tell Gary was a bit overwhelmed by the moment. He let out some nervous laughs and had an unsure look in his eyes. I think the only people who’ve ever seen him that flustered are his wife and Loretta. Seriously, you would have thought Colbert was going to ask him how to operate a giant iPad or something.
Then things changed.
Remember that Weezer contest thing? Well, they had to cancel so now we’re giving away a limo ride and six free tickets to see OKC Improv in Shawnee. I’m just kidding. We wouldn’t do that to you. Weezer’s still playing at Lucky Star on September 13th and we’re still giving away a limo ride and six tickets to the show. To register, all you have to do is go to the contest post and leave a comment naming your favorite Weezer song. We’re going to draw for the winner tomorrow, so hurry up and do it.
In the spirit of playing along (and because I have nothing better to do), I’ve decided to spend way too much time and rank my 10 favorite “Old Weezer” songs. Why am I omitting the “New Weezer” tracks? Well, because I’m in my 30s and hate new forms of popular music.
You see, Weezer is one of those cross-generational bands that can be divided into “Old” and “New.” I experienced this first-hand back in the Summer of 2007. I was visiting some relatives in Ft. Worth for a 4th of July family reunion. While looking through my little cousin’s Lime Wire account for some music to play, I noticed he had downloaded “Beverly Hills.” At the time, I was in my late 20s and he was a Freshman in high school. We had a conversation that went something like this:
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