Remember the scene from the movie Borat when the title character and his colleague wrestled through the hotel naked? Perhaps you've blocked the imagery from your medulla oblongata.
For some reason an outbreak of shirtless-slap fighting has plagued our sports media the past few weeks. I've witnessed higher-level debates on Saturday Night Live.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's adorable. The same way a neighbor's puppy humping your leg is charming at first. Eventually you just have to shake the dog free and swat him in the nose with a rolled up newspaper. But hey, it's all in good fun right?
On to a few real sports rants. You know the biggest problem this past Saturday? Not the momentum shift to Texas that OU was unable to overcome. No, it was the Cox broadcast inexplicably flipping to SD broadcast during the third quarter.
Between ABC, KTUL and Cox they really need to get their HD in check. The saying goes something like: once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence but thrice? Get your head out of the bin and flip the switch.
The second most disappointing result of Texas defeating OU? The lack of "Colt 45" references the following morning. If Billy Dee Williams was a corpse, he would be turning over in his grave.
Wild Card Weekend (college's version) wasn't kind to some of the top seeds. The BCS is not perfect but it made for some vital college football match-ups this past weekend. You have to admit as much.
OU dropping from the ranks of the unbeaten. LSU getting annihilated at the Swamp. Missouri, well, more on that game in a bit.
Random thought: when is the last time OU simply lost?
Is every "L" they suffer truly an upset? Really? Have they never lost as the underdog in the Bob Stoops era?
You know what this means for the 26th ranked Golden Hurricane? In the immortal words of Lloyd Christmas we're saying there's still a chance.
The TU Express needs a Miracle on 11th street to sneak into the BCS Bowl picture. To their credit, they are living up to their end of the bargain. Unfortunately, the nation isn't taking notice.
Catch the TU fever this Saturday night at H. A. Chapman Stadium. Kickoff is 7pm. Visit www.tulsahurricane.cstv.com for more information.
The team in Oklahoma and nationally that remains under the radar? Oklahoma State. Before we treat them like Rachel Ray treats corn on the cob, let's see what they do this week.
In recent years the Cowboys under whelm against Baylor-type foes. With the new lofty ranking (no. 8) let's see if they are real men.
Another side note on the Pokes. And please bear with me while I make this point.
Let's say Charlie Weis coached the team. For fun let's pretend this group wore Ohio State colors. Just for kicks pretend for a second the OSU Cowboys were rolling through the Pac 10. Wouldn't the 6-0, Ohio State-uniform-wearing, Charlie-Weis coached and Pac 10 leader be the number one team in the nation? They would at least be ranked higher than a one-loss Sooners squad right?
Fans blow their O-rings complaining about the BCS. What about the AP voters who think one-loss Florida, OU and USC should be ahead of undefeated OSU and Texas Tech? Where's the venom?
We end with a challenge to my readers. In football- related news, the Tulsa Talons have open tryouts scheduled for October 26th at East Central High School, 12150 East 11th. See the Talons, be a Talon.
My guess is you are sitting in a café sipping your five dollar mocha latte. Perhaps you're relaxing in a swivel chair avoiding work in the office. Either way, we're in the same boat. No way are we running to try out for a Talons roster spot.
However, I bet you know someone a bit more athletically inclined. A neighbor, a co-worker, a friend's kid who just got kicked out of college--you get the idea.
Here is my challenge to you. Get the workout warrior a roster spot with the Talons. Push, poke and prod them onto the field.
If Talons Head Coach Mitch Allner gives the open tryout warrior a roster spot, we'll give them a profile right here.
We're talking about a dedicated article with photos and the celeb treatment. I'll even mention you and refer to you as the player's unofficial agent.
Deal? Done. Visit www.tulsatalons.com or call 294-1000 for additional information on the open Talons tryouts.
My own personal disclaimer. This promotion is in no way affiliated with the Talons organization. Tryout fees are the responsibility of the player or his agent. Potential players who pass out at the tryout have no one to blame but themselves.
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