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Because of Idiots Like This...

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We may have found the answer to the question, "Why are the Sooners are moving up so slowly in the polls?" It's because there may be more guys out there like Jim Kleinpeter.

Kleinpeter is a writer for the New Orleans Times Picayune and admitted Tuesday that he sent in his ballot Sunday morning thinking the Sooners had lost to Texas Tech on Saturday night. He had OU ranked 15th last week but dropped the Sooners to 24th this week.  How, you may ask, could a professional sports writer make such a mistake?  

"I was in the press box after the LSU game that night and I remember . . . asking somebody, Did Oklahoma get beat? and somebody said 'Yes.' When I woke up the next morning, I rushed through my stuff and when I looked in the paper, I didn't see the score. It was still in my head that they lost.

"It was an honest mistake. I'm going to correct it next week." Kleinpeter assured there was no bias against OU. He said he voted for Adrian Peterson to win the 2004 Heisman Trophy.

You could excuse the guy's ignorance because he is a beat writer for LSU and apparently in the state of Louisiana you can't get ESPN or the internet to check the scores of the teams you are voting for. Besides that he's an SEC guy and really his job is to keep up with what's going on in his own conference, right? Kleinpeter voted Auburn at No. 8 because he thought the Tigers had beaten Georgia when they lost 37-15.