Happy Friday, friends and fans!
Redshirt sophomore center Creed Humphrey can squat the weight of a grizzly bear for reps and chew gum at the same time. How big a boy are you?
Then you have Kyler Murray here with the jokes. I’ll admit, I laughed.
As the lone returning starter from the 2018 Joe Moore Award winning offensive line, Bill Bedenbaugh must be truly giddy to wake up every day and realize what an absolute hoss Humphrey is. At this point, I’m not so sure he couldn’t hold down a couple spots by himself. The man is a monster.
It’ll be interesting to see what Humphrey does following this season, because I’d imagine his stock is already climbing. Even with eligibility through the 2021 season, it’ll be impossible for him to go unnoticed by teams and scouts, especially with the Oklahoma Sooners’ recent success with O-linemen in the draft.
Now onto this week’s Friday edition of Hot Links! Baker Mayfield teaches Texas campers how to properly throw the horns down, Gerald McCoy gifts the Panthers with shaved ice, the Toronto Raptors are NBA Champions and more!
- How is Oklahoma trending on the recruiting trail compared to other teams in the Big 12? With the addition of some recent commits, you won’t be surprised to know that the Sooners are doing quite well for themselves.
- Jalen Hurts will likely be one of the more beloved players in all of college football this season, with both Alabama and Oklahoma fans rooting for his success on and off the field.
- Check out former Sooners softball star Caleigh Clifton all suited up with the Chicago Bandits. Those fans got a mighty good one on their side with CC.
- Brian Baldinger broke down some film on Joe Mixon, and I think he nailed it with his comparison to Le’Veon Bell. Cincinnati should be especially fun to watch this season for OU fans now that Rodney Anderson is also in the mix.
- Baker Mayfield and some of his Browns teammates had some private conversations regarding the QB’s comments on RB Duke Johnson’s desire for a trade. Fortunately for the team, both sides have aired out the issue and are moving forward.
- In other G.O.A.T. news, Mayfield is back in his old stomping grounds down in Lake Travis, and once again, he’s proving he’s great with kids.
Baker Mayfield and his campers practicing the Horns Down at his Lake Travis camp. Not kidding. I think he’s got it down.— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) June 14, 2019
- Gerald McCoy is ingratiating himself with his new team in Carolina with an ice-cold sweets and treats truck. Offering free, tasty delights will always be a total boss move.
- Long-time Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, 75, passed away on Thursday night. As he relates to OU, he earned business and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma in ‘65 and ‘68, respectively. He’ll be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this coming August.
Statement from the Bowlen family on Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen:— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) June 14, 2019
- You definitely don’t want to miss Allen’s post exploring OU’s recent struggles with logging interceptions. With Alex Grinch now at the defensive helm, is there a new hope for the Sooners?
Around the Sports World
- The Toronto Raptors wiped out the Golden State Warriors, 114-110 in Game 6 to win it all. In doing so, Kawhi Leonard became the first player in NBA history to win an NBA Finals MVP in both conferences. He might be the best overall player in the game today, too.
- Fred VanVleet and Kyle Lowry are teammates, buddies, and just getting started on all the fun they’re about to have this summer.
- The injury bug bit the Warriors at the absolute worst time of the season. The final straw was Klay Thompson, who has been confirmed to have suffered a torn ACL.
- Clay Helton’s coaching seat at USC is starting to warm up after an abysmal 5-7 season in 2018. Bill Connelly believes this season has as much of a chance to be special as it does repeating last year’s woes and then some. Whether you do or don’t believe that, you should totally check out his Trojans preview for yourself.
- The Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hit for the cycle on Thursday night. Even though it’s more of a cool-for-the-fans kind of feat, it’s still just plain cool.
Shohei's Thursday night consisted of:— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 14, 2019
⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️ HR pic.twitter.com/rUdYVwu1Xs
Stick to Sports!
- Square Enix is one of the biggest video game publishers in the world, producing several major franchises such as series from ‘Final Fantasy’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Kingdom Hearts’. Lately, many giant gaming companies are re-releasing classic titles, and SE is no different. There’s one slight problem for SE though: many of the older game codes are lost. No, not like lost in a deleted forever sense, rather lost in the way you lose the remote while you’re watching TV. Aside from this being somewhat embarrassing for the SE execs, it’s actually pretty understandable.
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