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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: 2018 Vegas odds, Trae Young vs. his dad’s school, and more!

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Also, what do LeBron James and Alabama have in common?

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How’s it going, friends and fans? It’s game day in Norman! The No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners welcome the No. 8 Texas Tech Red Raiders in what should be a colossal contest between two up-and-coming squads from the Big 12. A win tonight for either team would look great on an NCAA tournament resume. And you can help, too, Sooner fans! Check out Coach Lon Kruger’s message for what you can do tonight:

Trae Young echoed Coach Kruger’s sentiments and wants Lloyd Noble to be loud! Show out!

So again, if you have a ticket, be there early and be loud — always. If you can’t make it, please allow someone else to go in your place so these Sooners can feel the full strength of this fan base’s support. Yes, the game is at 6 p.m. on a weeknight (BOOOOO Big 12 BOOOOO), but it’ll be a fun one if you can make it.

As for today’s edition of Hot Links, Trae Young’s father played for the Red Raiders back in the day, Oklahoma football finishes 3rd in the AP Poll, defense still wins championships and more!

OU Links

  • In a recent interview, Brian Bosworth also talked about defense winning championships, but mentioned that in order to get to the big game, it’s doesn’t happen because a team relies solely on offense. Also, Bosworth doesn’t have a problem with Baker Mayfield’s expressive style.
  • I second this, Jeff. In case you were wondering, Davin Bellamy, the guy who told Baker Mayfield to humble himself after the Rose Bowl, wears No. 17.

Around the Sports World

  • Just by looking at the décor, I knew the direction this one was headed from the jump:
  • Check out these New Year’s Six bowl projections for the 2018-19 season. For the record, I hate the argument that if not for a couple plays throughout a season, a team would have won X amount more games. What about the close games said team does win? If not for a play or two or three, that team could have lost even more than it did. I’m looking at you, Texas.
  • Speaking of UT, I simply cannot take any poll seriously when the Longhorns are in it, especially this high. In this case, it’s a mashup of a bunch of different polls as well as Vegas odds (which we already covered) Losing 27 games in four seasons should be the biggest red flag, but sure, bring on the hype.
  • When you think about it, LeBron James and Alabama share similar narratives in regards to their respective postseasons.
  • This Victor Oladipo gif is now a meme on social media and I’m here for it.

Stick to Sports!

  • Now I’ve seen it all. I mean, I guess I never really thought about it, but if the water freezes over, there’s only one way to get some air. Alligators just boop their snouts through the ice. Nature, you so crazy!

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