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Bob Stoops

Sun Bowl Predictions

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Sun Bowl
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Stanford Cardinal
December 31, 2009, 1pm Central
El Paso, Texas
Network: CBS

Oklahoma fielded their worst offense in the Bob Stoops era this year. Injuries kept Sam Bradford out for most of the season, and the offensive line has as many holes as a TSA security plan.

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December 30th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Stoops! He did it again!

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A fantastic tribute song to Big Game Bob Stoops and his bowl record by Ryan Parker.

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January 12th, 2009 at 8:17 am

Thoughts on the National Championship Game

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The Oklahoma Sooners proved that they didn’t belong in the national championship picture last night, as the Florida Gators allows only two touchdowns, winning 24-14.

Some thoughts, in no particular order…

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January 9th, 2009 at 7:28 am

A Timeline of Oklahoma Cheating

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With the Oklahoma Sooners’ undeserved national championship game approaching, let’s look back at the history of rules breaking at this fine institution.

1889: The Land Run
Territories in Oklahoma were opened for settlement at high noon on April 22, 1889, with an estimated 50,000 people lined up for their piece of the available two million acres. It was called a land run as land was claimed on a first come, first served basis.

Those who broke the rules by crossing the border into the territory before it was allowed were said to have been crossing the border sooner, leading to the term “sooners”, which eventually became the state’s official nickname.

Thus, the state institutionalized the approval of cheating. [...]

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December 29th, 2008 at 11:37 am

Oklahoma vs. Okie State (and Other Games)

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If it’s the final Saturday in November, then it must be time for the Bedlam Series, the annual game between cross-state rivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Sooners are playing for a shot at the Big 12 Championship game and the national championship game. The Cowboys are playing for pride.

Okie Lite hasn’t won in seven years, but the last time they did so, Oklahoma was third in the BCS and had their national championship hopes dashed by the loss. Oklahoma State would certainly love to play spoiler again. [...]

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November 29th, 2008 at 8:24 am

Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma Thoughts

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Texas Tech was due for a down game, and they picked the wrong time to do it. Mike Leach dug into his bag of tricks and conjured one of his defenses of the past. In addition, he told his offensive line to spend the night falling backwards onto their butts.

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Oklahoma, meanwhile, was mean, nasty, and much, much faster than Tech. Stoops showed no sign of letting up until the game was well away in …

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Texas Tech versus Oklahoma: Who Am I Pulling For?

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Throughout history, there have been questions with no good answer:

  • Should we ally with Communist Soviet Union or Nazi Germany?
  • How do we fix this economy?
  • George W. Bush or Al Gore?
  • George W. Bush or John Kerry?
  • Why does a car drive on a parkway, and park on a driveway?
  • Does my butt look fat in this?

And this Saturday night, I give you, “Texas Tech or Oklahoma?”

Yesterday I discussed what a win by each side means for

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November 21st, 2008 at 6:57 pm

Things Getting Hot for Big Game Bob Stoops?

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Of course not, but the Oklahoma press had a lot of questions about their loss to Texas.

This quote, in particular, gave me a warm feeling in my heart:

Tailback Chris Brown said the Sooners endured a dead-quiet bus ride back from Dallas on Saturday night, soaking in their first loss before moving on to address some of the areas of concern Stoops was asked about on Tuesday.

When will they learn that Bob Stoops sure can recruit, but …

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October 15th, 2008 at 9:50 pm