Happy Halloween, ghosts and ghouls!
Yesterday, the Oklahoma Sooners baseball and softball teams raised over $15,000 for OU Children’s Hospital in the annual Halloween Game. If you’d like to donate, you still can. Just follow the link in the tweet below.
With your help, we raised more than $15,000 through last night's Halloween Game with @OU_Softball for the OU Children's Hospital, and you can still donate!— Oklahoma Baseball (@OU_Baseball) October 31, 2018
➡️ https://t.co/lWIVp0Rtmd pic.twitter.com/UCMa9dKyJ1
In attendance were Oklahoma AD Joe “Mario” Castiglione, the Rockford Peaches from A League of Their Own, some Minions, Maverick and Iceman, Monsters Inc.’s Sully and Buddy the Elf.
Now onto this Halloween edition of Hot Links! Landry Jones is headed to Jacksonville, Buddy Hield is on fire, Patrick Beverley needs to chill and more!
- On ESPN’s College Football Live, Todd McShay and David Pollack showed some recognition for Oklahoma’s offense and improving defense.
- With Kyler Murray being as efficient as he’s been, is it really any surprise that his top two receivers lead the Big 12 in passer rating when targeted? At the same time, those dangerous weapons — CeeDee Lamb and Marquise Brown — make his life a hell of a lot easier.
The highest passer rating when targeted among Big 12 WRs pic.twitter.com/V36EuxMsor— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 31, 2018
- Speaking of Murray, he’s fully aware of all the awards lists he’s on, but what really matters to him are the goals his team can still accomplish. After not playing a significant amount of football for a couple years, he’s soaking in the moment every step of the way.
- According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, former Pittsburgh Steelers backup QB Landry Jones is expected to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the same role.
Jaguars expected to sign former Steelers’ QB Landry Jones as insurance due to some concern about QB Blake Bortles’ health following last Sunday’s game in London, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2018
Bortles still is expected to play in Week 10 at Indianapolis, as of now.
- Trae Young is beginning to make it look easy on a nightly basis with the Atlanta Hawks. Check out the moves and the quickness as he gets right to the basket for the easy drop-in layup.
- Buddy Hield is an improved player, and last night against the Orlando Magic he recorded 25 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Through the first eight games of the season, he’s averaging 18.9 PPG and making nearly 45 percent of this three-point attempts. Oh, and the Kings are actually playing some decent basketball. That’s my Buddy!
- Of course the greatest QB in Sooner history was the red M&M for Halloween back in the day. That’s the best one!
Around the Sports World
- Russell Westbrook and the OKC Thunder notched a big win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, but the highlight (lowlight) of the night happened when Patrick Beverley dove at the former MVP’s knees when the ball was loose. The exchange that followed lingered beyond the timeout and both players were assessed technical fouls for chirping. Beverley was assessed a flagrant 1 after a review.
Russ and Patrick Beverley were HEATED pic.twitter.com/ZxpeyOTCLw— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 31, 2018
- Maryland head coach DJ Durkin has been brought back after serving an indefinite suspension since August. The controversy of his return revolves around the death of Terps player Jordan McNair and the possible culture that led to his passing. If you look into it, it’s clear that this is pretty despicable on Maryland’s part.
- Ohio State’s Urban Meyer revealed that he was diagnosed with a brain cyst in 1998, which he says causes severe headaches from time to time. He continues to assert that he will try to coach for as long as he feels able to.
- The Boston Red Sox are celebrating like every other pro team who wins a championship — with a city-wide parade. Follow along here for updates on the party in Bean Town.
- 4’11” Kristin Chenoweth and 7’3” Boban Marjanovic standing next to each other looks even more absurd than what I expected.
Boban Marjanović and Kristen Chenoweth, who is at the Thunder game to sing the National Anthem pic.twitter.com/uSdOC6ygjK— Bryan Keating (@KOCOKeating) October 30, 2018
Stick to Sports!
- With the Disney streaming service in the works, exclusive series for the Netflix-like platform are also gearing up for production. One of those series will reportedly be a mini-series revolving around Marvel heroes Winter Soldier and Falcon. Unlike shows like ‘Daredevil’, ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’, these mini-series will be canonical with the Marvel cinematic universe that has been built by producer Kevin Feige. ‘Empire’ writer Malcolm Spellman has been named the lead writer for this project.
Falcon-Winter Soldier Limited Series in the Works With ‘Empire’ Writer (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/SMJZSQYrV1— Variety (@Variety) October 31, 2018
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