Top 100 Oklahoma Embarrassments: 90-81

90. Jeremy Shockey

The Ada native spurned the local schools to attend the University of Miami, where he was a star tight end for the Cocaines Hurricanes. Upon entering the NFL, Shockey established himself as one of the most overrated players in the league, and is most well known for being a subject of gossip columns documenting his party lifestyle. He made headlines a few years back when he called Bill Parcells a “homo,” which he thought was an insult.

89. The Oklahoman

How awesome is it that our local rag was named the Worst Newspaper in America by the most respected journalism publication in the country? Pretty awesome, we’d say, since it gives us more material.

88. The Horsepigs

Are they horses? Are they pigs? No one knows, but one thing is sure, they’re the worst mascots in the NCAA. We really hate going to OU basketball games now, because it’s depressing to see these terrible creatures running around a half-empty Lloyd Noble Center. It was much better when Top Dawg was running around a half-empty Lloyd Noble Center. Sadly, it seems the folks who had been doing heroic work over at Death to Horse Pigs have closed up shop. We continue to fight on. Get rid of these monstrosities.

87. The Lost Ogle

Making it’s debut in May of 2007, TheLostOgle.com is a blog dedicat… Wait. What is going on here? Who voted on this list? These guys Patrick, Clark and Tony spend their time commenting on various happening and personalities in the Oklahoma City metro area, proving that they have no life. The site’s rising popularity is one of the more disturbing things we’ve ever seen.

86. Oklahoma’s Roads And Bridges

If you need one more piece of evidence that Ernest Istook was a colossal failure as a congressman, observe our constantly-under-construction roads and bridges. Istook was the chairman of the Transportation Subcommittee in the US House of Representatives for years, and yet we continue to have the worst roads in the country. The stretch of I-35 between Oklahoma City and Norman has probably spent more time under construction than any piece of highway in the country.

85. Skip Bayless

Skip Bayless is the epitome of everything that is wrong with ESPN. All bluster and no substance, Bayless so obviously is always looking to say something contoversial that he doesn’t try to give the appearance of thoughtfulness anymore. He first came to our attention when he wrote a book that insinuated Troy Aikman was gay, without any evidence whatsoever. And that pretty much sums up Skip Bayless.

84. Chris Harrison

We remember back when a young Chris Harrison was one of the sports guys at Channel 9. Those were the good old days. Now he’s moved on to bigger — though not better — things, hosting The Bachelor, which is probably the single trashiest show on television, an impressive feat given the fact that Jerry Springer still has his show on the air.

83. Judge Richard Freeman

You might think it’s crazy for a judge, after seeing one scene (that contained no nudity), to declare a film obscene and order it confiscated from every video store in the county. But that’s what happened in 1997, when Judge Richard Freeman banned the movie The Tin Drum, an award-winning and critically acclaimed film, from being rented in Oklahoma County. It made national news and was easily one of the most embarrassing moments in the state’s history. We don’t know who made the original complaint, but an educated guess would be Bobbie Burbridge Lane.

82. LeShon Johnson

From Haskell, Oklahoma, LeShon Johnson played football at Northern Illinois and had a great career, finishing sixth in the Heisman balloting in 1993. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, where he promptly sucked, bounced around a few years, and finished his career playing in the XFL. That must have been humiliating. Following his football career, Johnson was arrested for, and pled guilty to dogfighting. Basically, he’s Michael Vick without the talent.

81. Chris Gaines

Mercy, was this a bad idea. Ideas worse than this:

1. New Coke
2. Smell-O-Vision
3. That incredibly creepy Calvin Klein ad campaign
4. Saved By The Bell: The New Class
5. Garth Brooks, San Diego Padre

That’s all we’ve got. Who could possibly have signed off on this?

Check back next Monday for #’s 80-71. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.