Happy Monday, friends and fans!
Want to know how big Baker Mayfield’s celebrity status is already? TMZ caught up with actor Mark Wahlberg, who shared his thoughts on who he thinks should replace Tom Brady in New England when the time comes. Apparently, Marky Mark is a fan of Baker, because that’s who his choice would be to take over for Brady after he calls it a career.
I hope Mayfield can bring the Browns to at least a respectable level, but if it doesn’t work out for him in Cleveland, perhaps Bill Belichick and the Patriots will send Mayfield an invite down the road.
Now onto Hot Links! Justin Broiles dazzles us with the quickness, Oklahoma’s non-conference slate is one of the best in the Big 12 once again, Brett Favre tells Jon Gruden how he invented the RPO and more!
- So we all know Baker Mayfield is the G.O.A.T. He’s good at football, dancing, Halo, and probably anything else that’s cool and fun. As it turns out, Mayfield is also good at making one-handed catches. Check out this sweet grab from the Cleveland Browns
- Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney rates Oklahoma QB commit Spencer Rattler as the top signal caller in the class of 2019. Yep, that checks out.
- Oklahoma cornerback Justin Broiles shows off some fancy footwork in this video. After redshirting in 2017, Broiles could be a player to keep an eye on for playing time this season.
@OU_Football @JustinbroilesJ always working to perfect his craft! Told me how great @BwylieSTRONG workouts but that didn’t stop him from wanting to get better on a Saturday morning pic.twitter.com/lpXY4irhjf— oksportsperform (@oksportsperform) June 11, 2018
- Where does Oklahoma’s non-conference schedule rank amongst other Big 12 teams? Texas has a monstrous early slate, including a visit from the USC Trojans.
- Whether it’s in the NFL or the CFL, it’s always nice to see former Sooners still doing what they love after watching them make plays on Owen Field. Currently, there are four former Sooners active on CFL rosters, and two others on reserve. Boomer!
4 @OU_Football alums have made CFL active rosters: Mossis Madu - OTT, Jalen Saunders - HAM, Geno Lewis - MTL, Eric Striker - SASK— Dan Ukrainetz (@Dan_Uk1) June 10, 2018
One on IR: Josiah St. John - SASK
One PR - Nila Kasitati - CGY@EricBaileyTW @Eddie_Rado @john_shinn @BPrzybylo @soonergridiron @LincolnRiley
- Sooners defensive end commit Marcus Hicks has a great relationship with Oklahoma’s defensive coaching staff, but Hicks still intends on visiting Notre Dame when they host Michigan in September. I don’t blame him though, that’s going to be an epic experience, so he might as well take advantage of the opportunity.
Around the Sports World
- Honestly, I think the number of bowl games is at a ridiculous level, but I also love college football with a fiery passion, so the more ridiculous the better. Also, it’s not like people aren’t watching these games.
3 new bowl games in 2020 if NCAA approves Competition Committee’s recommendations, sources said. That will make 43 bowls (including title game): 84 teams or 65% of all FBS teams will go bowling. Chicago (B1G vs. ACC) & Myrtle Beach will be 2 of new bowls https://t.co/fcxi8GKyeI— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) June 11, 2018
- Is Texas back? If it seems like it’s been nearly a decade since Texas was actually relevant in the grand scheme of college football, it’s because it has been nearly a decade since Texas was relevant in the grand scheme of college football. If Tom Herman ever finds himself a viable option at QB, maybe the Longhorns will stop embarrassing themselves and actually contend for something.
- Brett Favre is widely considered one of the best QBs in league history. As a player, he was as competitive and creative as they come. And as it turns out, Favre might’ve created the RPO (run/pass option) when he was in Green Bay simply because he was bored. If you’re a football junkie, you need to check out this discussion between Favre and Jon Gruden.
Here's Favre telling Gruden how he came up with RPOs in GB because he was bored in practice and how he ran them in a game before telling Mike Sherman because he wanted to prove that they would work before being told not to. pic.twitter.com/QehChLkWrO— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) June 10, 2018
- After firing Stan Van Gundy, the Detroit Pistons are hiring former Toronto Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey to the same position. Casey most recently led the Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals.
- This fan definitely got his money’s worth when he attended this Oakland A’s game. Not only did he catch two foul balls in the same game, he caught them on back-to-back pitches. Incredible stuff.
It's hard enough to catch 1 foul ball.— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 10, 2018
Imagine catching 2 in the same game on CONSECUTIVE pitches. pic.twitter.com/jFwHWLkZ22
Stick to Sports!
- Renowned rock band Queens of the Stone Age performed Long Slow Goodbye at the Northside Festival in Denmark in honor of Anthony Bourdain, the late celebrity chef and travel documentarian. Queens front man Josh Homme and Bourdain were long-time friends.
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