How’s it going, friends and fans? I’m back at it again after a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. So something I’m always interested in is good food and better places to eat said food. Norman has a solid variety of eateries, especially around the Oklahoma campus. If you’re a foodie like myself, you’re definitely going to want to check out Joe Buettner’s Big 12 Food Tour, where he lists the best places to eat and drink around campus on game day.
Barbecue and burgers are my all-time favorites, and it’s hard for me to argue with his list. Maybe I’m just easily pleased, or maybe I’m just hungry. Either way, if there are any places on the list you haven’t been to before, I’d recommend you check out those establishments on your next game day visit.
Now onto Hot Links! The over/under win total for Oklahoma Football has been set, the Orlando Magic seems like a likely destination for Trae Young, the Houston Rockets missed 27 straight three-pointers in Game 7 and more!
- The Oklahoma Men’s Golf Team fell to the Auburn Tigers in match play, keeping them from advancing to the national semifinals and ultimately defending their national title from a year ago. For a recap of how it all went down, you can read about it here.
- Freshman Jocelyn Alo leads the nation with 28 home runs, but when you really break down her game, it’s really no surprise why she’s so proficient at going yard.
- The over/under on win totals for 129 of the 130 FBS teams has been released, and Oklahoma’s o/u is set at 10. That seems fair, if I try looking at it from an objective point of view. For the record, I’ll take the over for the 2018 Sooners.
- Oklahoma is one of two Big 12 schools (Texas) to make it to the postseason in football, men and women’s basketball, baseball and softball. The value of Joe Castiglione and the rest of the Sooners’ athletic department is reflected by the success so many programs are having.
- At this point in the offseason, are the Sooners thin at any positions on the football field? There are certainly several positions with quality depth, but there are at least a couple spots that could use reinforcements.
- In Ricky O’Donnell’s updated NBA mock draft, the Orlando Magic select Trae Young with the sixth overall pick. A lot of mock drafts I’ve seen are projecting Young to the Magic, so we’ll see if Trae ends up in Orlando during next month’s NBA Draft.
Around the Sports World
- Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t have a problem with his team shooting so many three-pointers, but after missing a record 27-straight, the Rockets may need to add another dimension to the offense.
- LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open as 12-point underdogs to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which ties the largest point-spread in the last 25 years to tip-off the NBA Finals.
- Conference USA basketball is working on a new conference scheduling system that will allow its strongest teams to fortify their schedules by playing the best competition, thus increasing their chance of boosting their tournament resumes. It’s quite revolutionary, and it makes a lot of sense for conferences like C-USA, but how could something like this work in college football?
- With the Los Angeles Chargers leaving San Diego, the San Diego State Aztecs will eventually need to find a new place to play their football games. Check out these proposed plans for a new Aztec stadium. If the proposal goes through, and ends up looking anything like this rendering, that’s going to be one nice place to play football.
San Diego State’s proposed shiny new football stadium, if it’s approved, could take the program heights it’s never seen before https://t.co/50AnzA052R— Morgan Moriarty (@Morgan_Moriarty) May 29, 2018
- A bar in Washington D.C. had a ‘Shots for Pennies’ special going on during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. How it worked was whoever scored a goal in the game, their jersey number would be the price for that round of shots. So people were buying rounds of shots for as little as 10 cents! Sounds like a night to remember (or forget).
Stick to Sports!
- At the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival, rap icon Snoop Dogg set a new Guinness World Record for preparing the largest paradise cocktail in honor of his worldwide popular song ‘Gin and Juice.’ The giant glass was five feet tall and three feet wide, and 180 bottles of gin were poured in. All the juice was donated by Whole Foods. Congrats, Snoop, your life is way more amazing than mine.
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