Move over, Baker and Kyler. There’s a new G.O.A.T. ‘round here.
After yesterday’s run of storms swept through the western and northern parts of Oklahoma, a lot of folks were caught in traffic jams on the roads. One of those drivers was interviewed outside of his pickup in El Reno, and I truly believe this will be the greatest clip of live television you will see all year. Texas fans — you’ll especially want to watch until the end.
You know it’s going to be a good interview the moment you see the reporter walking up to this man — we now know is named John Slate — sitting on his tailgate with the surrounding traffic at a standstill. It only gets better when you learn that his plan for the indefinite future is to snack on some pork rinds and maybe take a nap. Frankly, I think we could ALL use some pork rinds and a nap.
Okay, you get all that? It’s already a great interview at that point, but the cherry on top comes at the very end when he THROWS THE HORNS DOWN. The Big 12 will probably suspend this peaceful El Reno legend for the first half of next tornado season, and Sam Ehlinger just added another name to his list.
On behalf of Oklahoma Sooners fans everywhere, I applaud and salute you, good sir.
Now for today’s Hot Links! Kyler Murray feeds his linemen, Gerald McCoy’s run in Tampa Bay comes to an end, Reuben Foster is out for the 2019 NFL season and more!
- Kyler Murray is doing what all rookie quarterbacks should do — treat his offensive line with delectable sweets like donuts. Arizona Cardinals’ OL veteran Justin Pugh said he and his teammates couldn’t even finish all of the food because there was so much. Nicely done, K1.
- Tickets for this weekend’s Super Regional in Norman went on sale at 10 a.m. this morning and sold out in a matter of minutes, if not quicker than that. The people clearly love them some Sooner Softball. Boomer!
- The Big 12 announced its season award honorees on Tuesday, and Oklahoma’s Cade Cavalli was named to the All-Big 12 First Team. Levi Prater and Jason Ruffcorn made the second team, and Ben Abrams and Wyatt Olds were named to the All-Freshman team.
- OU men’s tennis will be well represented at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, as Aleksandre Bakshi and Stefano Tsorotiotis are set to take to the courts today at UTSA. You can watch these Sooners in action live on the Tennis Channel starting at 3 p.m. CT.
Matchday x2! Singles and doubles action on deck for the #Sooners:— Oklahoma Tennis (@OU_MTennis) May 21, 2019
Bakshi Rybakov (TCU)
⏰ 3 PM CT
Bakshi/Tsorotiotis Dellien/Frosa (Wichita State)
⏰ 6 PM CT
Both contests will be broadcast live on @TennisChannel! #WeAreOU | #NCAATennis pic.twitter.com/qsykLozYqm
- After nine seasons with Tampa Bay, former Sooner defensive tackle Gerald McCoy’s career as a Buccaneer has come to a close. Could he end up in Cleveland now? Stay tuned.
- On a much more serious note, many of you may be familiar with Donnie Hazlewood, who was once a regular contributor to this site. Recently, his family welcomed twins, Casen and Hudson, at 26 weeks. Unfortunately, the Hazlewoods lost Hudson Saturday morning, and the family needs your help with funeral and medical expenses. You can find out more information here on this GoFundMe page set up to help the family manage the incoming financial burden through this process. They’ve already reached their initial goal, but anything you can offer would still be sincerely appreciated.
Around the Sports World
- Love them or hate them, the fact that the Golden State Warriors trailed more often than they led during their series sweep of Portland says a ton about the championship makeup of their team. For the record, I firmly believe they don’t need Kevin Durant. They never did.
- Ian Rapoport reported Washington LB Reuben Foster as having likely suffered a torn ACL during OTAs.
Sources: #Redskins LB Reuben Foster is believed to have suffered a torn ACL, plus additional damage. The injury has been described as major and significant. He’s seeing specialists to determine the full extent. But a brutal situation for Washington.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 20, 2019
- Free agent running back Senorise Perry was recently picked up by Buffalo and given the No. 32 jersey, which is the first time a Bills player has worn the number since O.J. Simpson did 42 years ago.
- Sometimes fans make strange requests of famous professional athletes in hopes to gain their attention, or something. This recently happened to Tom Brady. Don’t be a weirdo like this guy.
- Speaking of Patriot things, New England and receiver Julian Edelman reached a contract agreement that will keep the 32-year Super Bowl LIII MVP in Foxborough for at least the next two seasons.
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