Took a little road trip last week. Funny what sort of interesting tidbits you learn while taking time to observe life. Our fast-paced daily grind sometimes overwhelms us.
The next time a big Texan-type yelps how great his or her state is--remind them about US 271 just north of Paris. Actual wording plastered on a full-size truck's rearview window - SLAPAHO. And a female was driving. Brilliant.
Finally caught my first episode of "Deal or No Deal". I felt 25 percent more dumber after a one-hour show. Is that possible? Uhh.
Oral Roberts was not the featured game outside of the greater Tulsa area. Needless to say, I missed the game and much of round one.
After reading the game log, maybe I didn't miss too much after all. I'll have the Mid-Con finale etched to memory instead of a fizzle out of the Big Dance.
Oklahoma State didn't make the Big cut. They also crapped on their home court in the other tourney. The NIT chugs along with one less state paying attention.
Can watching the Madness of March be more exciting with no vested interest? Well, no. However, it's much easier on the innards. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show as they say.
The golf season has been in full swing for several weeks. The climate in town warmed just enough to enjoy a round or two as well.
The Tulsa golf season should be one for the record books.
If Al Gore is correct, plenty of warm days lie ahead. Who can argue with the man who invented the Internet.
Move over hacks - the pros are incoming. Ladies first of course. The LPGA is set to invade Tulsa this April. The ladies blew through Tulsa just seven months ago.
The 2007 SemGroup Championship presented by John Q. Hammons tees off the week of April 30 - May 6. Defending Champion Cristie Kerr looks to defend her title against another strong field.
Not to one-up the ladies but we also get the 2007 PGA Championship this year. Southern Hills once again hosts a major championship. Seems like just yesterday we watched the '01 US Open at the same venue.
Hopefully Elin, wife of Tiger, will have given birth to a little cub by the week of Aug. 6-12.
That's right, Tiger is going to be a daddy. Only this time to his a child rather than a field full of befuddled golfers. Tickets are currently available for both of these events. Get them while they are hot!
Dear Ken and Caleb. We, the people of Tulsa, appreciate you two. Words cannot express the joy and excitement your four-year run bestowed upon us.
It seems like just yesterday we witnessed you, Caleb, capture a state championship at Tulsa Memorial. Choosing ORU over Tulsa didn't seem like a huge deal at the time. Boy - were we wrong.
We were not lucky enough to watch you, Ken, blossom from such a young age but we were privileged to see you mature through the years.
Although your hairstyle has changed -- your quick pull up jumper remained a constant. Was this your best year statistically speaking? Probably not.
However, we always felt you were somewhat taken for granted by the fans. Granted - your team, your coaches and of course the opposition fully appreciated you. Without Ken 'King' Tutt there may never have been a Caleb Green run for the ages.
To say you played Robin to his Batman would be an insult. You were much more than a wienerfied, whine bag adorning green tights.
A more accurate comparison would be Vincent and Jules from "Pulp Fiction". Which played the greater role? You decide. The bottom line is the movie doesn't re-launch both careers without the help of the other character.
Look at these numbers. Field goal percentage -- 39. Free throw percentage -- 73. Three-point percentage -- 39. Minutes per game -- 32. These are not bad numbers. These were your worst over four years. We should be so lucky to have another guard of your talent for years to come.
Mr. Green, Caleb if you will. You epitomized class from day one. Work ethic, exuberance and dedication are your trademark calling cards.
The final game of your NCAA career will stick to your gut for some time. The bitter taste in your mouth? That is called defeat. Of course it is an unfamiliar feeling during your basketball career to date.
Don't let the feeling linger. You accomplished far too much good over the years to let one terrible game ruin your legacy.
Think about the progress your school made on the national level. Think about the evolution of your game since you made the decision to play for the Golden Eagles.
The records you set at ORU and in the Mid-Con will not soon be broken or forgotten. You set the benchmark for years to come.
I would like to retroactively declare March 6 'Caleb Rollin Green Day'. The date in question is of course the date of your last victory in front of the home crowd. A comeback to catapult your team into the Madness. A game for the ages. A true Classic.
For this memory and every sweet memory you have provided us over the years -- we salute you two. Hooray for Ken and Caleb.
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