How’s it going, friends and fans of the Oklahoma Sooners?
The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft is just hours away, but last night Baker Mayfield unveiled this completely and totally awesome recreation of a photo from Brett Favre’s draft night in 1991. The details are what make this recreation so legendary, from the old school cell phone to the people in the background, and last but not least the sweet JORTS! Mayfield is too cool, man, he’s just too cool.
“There are those people who are in your corner no matter what, you can’t do any wrong, even when you do wrong. And then there are those people that no matter what you do they’re going to dislike you and that’s not going to change.” - Brett Favre #DraftEve #MMO pic.twitter.com/6bCE9SxqI6— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) April 26, 2018
Real. Comfortable. Jorts.
ESPN’s Jalen Rose and Michelle Beadle talked about Mayfield’s recreation, and Rose feels like it’s a good move for Mayfield to change the narrative and draw comparisons to Brett Favre instead of Johnny Manziel. Also, the legend himself sent a tweet Mayfield’s way. Favre, Mayfield and jorts. Sounds like a sick Wrangler commercial just begging to be made.
Good luck tonight....and remember to send my Jorts back tomorrow.— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) April 26, 2018
Now onto today’s sizzling Hot Links! The Cleveland Browns are keeping quiet on their choice for the No. 1 pick, Mayfield isn’t letting ESPN’s cameras near him on draft night, Russell Westbrook goes bananas in an epic comeback and more!
- The Cleveland Browns are definitely up to something, but they’re not giving anything away just yet. Like the old adage goes, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. If Baker Mayfield is selected with the Brown’s No. 1 overall pick (which would be awesome for OU Football), I just hope they use their other draft picks wisely, because Cleveland is not necessarily the ideal place to be these days. Personally, I think the Browns are slightly better for Mayfield than the Jets are, but still, both organizations need a lot of help.
Browns continue to keep the decision on their No. 1 pick a secret, but there is a mounting belief from HCs and GMs around the league that Cleveland will take Baker Mayfield.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2018
- On that note, check out RJ’s letter to the Cleveland Browns. Beware, Cleveland, if you draft Baker Mayfield, you’re going to be seeing and hearing from Oklahoma fans for a very long time, and it might not be pretty if you mess with our boy, aka the G.O.A.T.
- There are two main reasons why Mayfield should be drafted first overall. One is his list of stats no other QB can match top to bottom, and the other reason is his Favre jorts.
- Have another Mayfield list, this time in the form of nine things that make Mayfield the most likeable villain in the NFL Draft. I am a personal fan of the flag-planting and the jorts. Goodness, I think I’ve said jorts about 97 times today. Jorts. Okay, 98 times.
- Mayfield declined a request from ESPN to have cameras follow him live during the draft tonight. Good for you, Mayfield, good for you.
- This CBS Sports graphic incorrectly listed Mayfield as a player from the Big Ten. I mean, I guess the Big 12 only has 10 teams, so maybe they...I don’t know, just proofread your stuff, people.
Baker was AWESOME in the Big Ten pic.twitter.com/744IHJVrZo— Sam Deakin (@British_Sooner) April 25, 2018
- In the last calendar year, a lot has changed both around and within Oklahoma Football. Check out Graham Dudley’s post on why it was actually not time to hit the panic button around this time last year.
- Class of 2019 four-star cornerback Jeffery Carter is a former Sooners commit, but after decommitting from Oklahoma in January, the Sooners still hold a spot in his newly trimmed down list of top schools.
I’m just trying to be the best to play this game... pic.twitter.com/2zUpsWfuti— scooby (@jcarter2133) April 25, 2018
Around the Sports World
- The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied for the biggest comeback in franchise playoff history, and one of the biggest comebacks in NBA playoff history. After trailing by 25 points midway through the third quarter, Russell Westbrook and Paul George went off, and the rest is history. The Utah Jazz still lead 3-2 as the series shifts back to Salt Lake City for Game 6.
- LeBron James hit this insane buzzer-beater for the win over the Indiana Pacers. The series will shift back to Indiana for Game 6, but the Cavaliers lead 3-2.
LEBRON CALLED GAME!!— DRK Sports (@drksportsnews) April 26, 2018
Cavs take a 3-2 lead over the Pacers in Game 5.
LeBron James: 44 Points, 10 Rebounds, 8 Assists pic.twitter.com/ae2dgKAN3I
- Josh Allen has been considered one of the top QB prospects in draft, and could possibly go No. 1 tonight. But recently, a series of racially insensitive tweets from Allen have surfaced. The tweets have since been deleted, but nothing on the internet is ever really deleted. We won’t know if this has any impact on when he gets drafted until at least tonight, if ever.
- Each of the 22 draftees in attendance tonight tonight have pre-selected walk-up music for when their names are called. I felt a bit old reading that list, but at least I know who Drake is.
- The Panthers are extending veteran tight end Greg Olsen’s contract by two years in a deal that could make him the league’s highest paid tight end.
Panthers’ TE Greg Olsen is signing a two-year extension today worth $8.55M per year with a max value of up to $10.05M per year, per source. Could make him NFL’s highest paid TE.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2018
- J. B. Bickerstaff led the Grizzlies to a 15-48 record during his time as the interim head coach, and now Memphis is making him the full-on head coach. Interesting stuff.
The Memphis Grizzlies and interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff are working on a framework of deal to make Bickerstaff the new head coach, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 26, 2018
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- M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is set for release in January of 2019, and the first look at the teaser trailer was shown at CinemaCon. Glass is the third installment extending from two of Shyamalan’s previous films, Unbreakable and Split. Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy are all reprising their roles from the previous movies.
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