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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Al Roker, Lincoln Riley, and More!

Al Roker helped OU set a Guinness World Record on Monday! However, there were a few hiccups along the way.

Gwen Stefani Performs On NBC's 'Today' Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Happy Monday, Sooner nation!

Al Roker of the Today Show stopped by Gaylord stadium this morning to promote Rokerthon 3 and set a Guinness World Record. The ‘feat’? Students forming weather symbols and holding the shapes for five minutes. I won’t go too far into this, but I remember when Guinness World Records were actual records — not just arbitrary acts that nobody’s ever thought of before. Now get off my lawn.

But I digress. As part of a live television program, screw-ups are bound to happen. First, Roker let an ‘S’ slip when referring to OU:

Then, as Roker was announcing a $5,000 scholarship, there was a bit of a name mixup, Oscars style:

Although the blame seemed to lay on the feet of the first girl, it was a nice gesture to award a scholarship to both.

It certainly can’t be said that Roker’s visit was without any excitement.

Now, without further ado, today’s hot links:

OU Links

National Links

  • The final seconds of the North Carolina-Kentucky game was an emotional roller coaster for me, and I had no dog in the fight. Watching Kentucky fans go through that in real time is fascinating, and I can’t stop watching: