Out of all the Oklahoma country boys to reach super stardom over the years, Blake Shelton is by far the coolest. He’s not a greedy pig like Garth Brooks. He’s never tried to hunt a Muslim like Toby Keith. And he doesn’t pee sitting down like Vince Gill.
Basically, Blake’s just your good old quintessential Oklahoma country boy. He looks like he was conceived inside a Bass Pro Shops. He loves Jesus, drives a truck, curses, kills animal for sports, drinks a lot of beer and womanizes. What’s not to love?
In addition to all that, Blake is also a hero. Back in June, he rescued some guy who was stuck in flood waters. And just this past week he helped a group of good old Oklahoma country boys from the Ardmore area who got their truck stuck in some mud.
About the only thing we learned about OKC during last season’s frustrating, injury-plagued season was Russell Westbrook’s feelings about Berry “Boomer” Tramel. If you remember correctly, they were not very positive.
We first got a glimpse of Russ’ feelings back in January when he intentionally cutoff Old Bullfeathers during a postgame interview:
A month or two later, we were then treated to the very direct “I don’t like you” moment.”
Although we may be in a new Thunder season, it looks like some old grudges remain.
Last night, the Thunder suffered their worst loss of the young season when they were outworked, out-hustled and out-executed by the Boston Celtics. Former OSU star Marcus Smart played especially well in the contest, having a career night while matched-up against one of the best basketball players on the planet.
Berry tried to milk Smart’s performance for all it’s worth by trolling Russell after the game:
Over the weekend, the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division had a “mega adoption” event across the city. In total, 176 dogs found kind, loving, nurturing homes. One of them is named Yogi. Here’s a picture…
— OKC Animal Welfare (@okcpets) November 14, 2015
We like to poke fun at Miley and Wayne for being self-absorbed aloof weirdos with no concept of reality, but that’s cool. Rescued pets are the best pets. Thanks for putting on your nicest marijuana leaf leggings and dismembered finger jacket and adopting a dog from Oklahoma. All I ask is that you please keep him away from your marijuana edibles, acid and “white stuff that looks like milk.” Also, make sure he’s microchipped.
In other news, apparently the OKC Animal Welfare Division will adopt to just about anyone:
“Let’s see. According to the application you’re from out-of-state, travel often and don’t have a permanent residence. Awesome! Which dog would you like?
Actually, I’m just joking around. I’m sure Miley will make a great dog mom. She probably relates more with them than humans. Maybe her next collaboration with Wayne and The Lips will be about her living pets.
As I mentioned, 176 other dogs found new homes. Not all of them were adopted by pop stars who hang out with creepy old men. For example, check out this Hallmark moment:
10) The Oklahoma Redemption
Oklahoma had been embarrassed by Baylor the past two years. And it wasn’t just the margin of victory either. Sterling Shepard was knocked out two years ago in Waco. Trevor Knight was knocked out by Shawn Oakman last year in Norman. Both via cheap shots. The Sooners have been bullied and humiliated by the former conference doormat.
And Saturday night the world righted itself.
Good morning and happy Monday, everyone. By this time next week you’ll be wishing that you had ordered some pies this week. So, you know, make sure you’ve put in an order for something delicious that you can bring to Thanksgiving this year. It’s about time you stopped being the one that just showed up with nothing to offer. Consider this your reminder. Also, if you bring a non-Thanksgiving style food item, people like me will love you forever. I know that the holiday only comes once a year, but can I just say that is way too often to consume turkey? I feel like humanity has evolved past birds. It’s time to embrace red meat for Thanksgiving.
Anyway, like I always do, I’ve got some tweets for you. Check them out after the jump.
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