Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Five Reasons Why I Hate Texas A&M

If you're a true Oklahoma Sooners fan, you can skip the rest of this intro and jump down to the numbered section. If you aren't a true fan, keep reading. The Sooners are scheduled to play the Texas A&M Aggies in the Cotton Bowl so I have decided to share with everyone the five reasons why I personally hate the Aggies.

  1. Johnny Manziel/Johnny Football - First of all, congratulations to him for being the first freshman to win the Heisman. Second, he is a red shirt freshman. A player can drastically improve from practicing at the college level for a year which is why I would be far more impressed with all of Johnny Football's accomplishments this year if he was a true freshman. 
  2. SEC Success - Everyone thought the Aggies would struggle during their first year in the SEC, but that was not the case. The Aggies had a hell of a season and even knocked off number one Alabama.
  3. The 12th Man - Bottom line, you're not the only school that has a "12th man," you're just the first school that called your fans that. 
  4. Gig'em - What does that even mean?
  5. Yell Leaders - Texas A&M wants you to follow the leader; in this case it's the yell leaders. What happen to individuality? 

Whether you agree or disagree with me, don't forget to watch the Sooners take down the Aggies January 4 at 8 p.m. (ET)!

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Oklahoma Sooners Gear

Whoa, I’ve been so engrossed in football this season that I neglected my blog! I’m going to jump right into things since my last post was from July!

First, let’s talk about how good of a season Oklahoma is having! They are currently ranked No. 13 in the BCS standings with a record of 8-2. Their two losses come from Kansas State and Notre Dame who have both been playing extremely well this season!  

Second, who watched the Red River Rivalry? Oklahoma killed Texas extending its win streak to three! Sooner running back Damien Williams made Red River Rivalry history with a 95-yard touchdown run! I don’t know if anyone will ever beat that…

Third, the Bedlam Series is tomorrow. Do I need to say more? No.

Fourth, the guys over at Bleacher Report are predicting that Oklahoma will play in the Sugar Bowl against LSU. I have to admit, I wouldn’t hate that matchup!

Fifth, in exchange for writing a couple product reviews, I got some free Oklahoma gear from a site called Sooner Planet. Since I have an abundance of Oklahoma shirts, I chose a couple of unconventional items to review. Check out what I got:

These Oklahoma pajama pants are my new favorite! They run a little long, but personally I prefer them that way. I did notice that they shrunk a little after the first wash though.

I also picked out this Oklahoma Sooner watch. I am a big fan of the sturdy leather band and scratch-resistant face. This watch has been a great way to show off my Sooner spirit at work too!   

Monday, July 23, 2012

Predicting from the Stars

Each year, Rivals collects data for each schools recruiting class. Below is Oklahoma’s recruiting average for the last ten years and their season record. Based on the data below, what do you think Oklahoma’s record will be in 2012 with a recruiting average of 3.5 stars?   

Average Stars: 3.65
Record: 9-3

Average Stars: 3.55
Record: 10-2

Average Stars: 3.43
Record: 7-5

Average Stars: 3.8
Record: 11-1

Average Stars: 3.38
Record: 10-2

Average Stars: 3.54
Record: 10-2

Average Stars: 3.63
Record: 7-4

Average Stars: 3.72
Record: 11-0

Average Stars: 3.58
Record: 12-0

Average Stars: 3.80
Record: 10-2

I'm predicting a 9-3 season for Oklahoma, but we will have to wait and see! Football season isn't far away though so make sure you visit an OU Shop to pick up Sooner gear for all the games!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Looking Beyond Football and Basketball

                At most universities, football and men’s basketball are the varsity sports that receive the most attention. The University of Oklahoma is no different. This was especially true in 2008 when Blake Griffin received the John Wooden Award and Sam Bradford won the Heisman trophy. Oklahoma is only the second school to have athletes receive these high honors in both basketball and football in the same year. But what about the other seventeen varsity sports at the University of Oklahoma? With the College World Series underway, let’s put the University of Oklahoma’s baseball team in the spotlight for a change.
                Although the University of Oklahoma didn’t make it to College World Series this year, they are no stranger to the tournament. The Oklahoma Sooners have made ten College World Series appearances, most recently in 2010. Prior to 2010, the Sooners made appearances in 1951, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1992, 1994, and 1995. The Sooners captured their first national title in 1951 under Coach Jack Baer beating Tennessee 3 to 2. In 1994, Larry Cochell coached the team to a 13 to 5 victory over Georgia Tech to bring home another national title. Sooner outfielder, Chip Glass, was crowned the most outstanding player of the College World Series in 1994 in addition to making the All College World Series team. Four Sooners, Ryan Minnigor, Rick Gutierrez, Darvin Traylor and Mark Redman also made the All College World Series team along with Glass. As you can see, the Oklahoma Sooners have done well when they make appearances in the College World Series! Hopefully the University of Oklahoma will be back in the College World Series soon, but until then which team are you rooting for to win College World Series?