Sunday, April 18, 2021



CTE, the UFC and the dark side of combat sports

In her 48-second fight against Amanda Nunes last month, Ronda Rousey took an astonishing 23 strikes to the head. After her second loss in a...
Boomers and Sooners

Better to be Okies than Boomers and Sooners

The term “Okie” is the presumed pejorative with which Oklahomans have been coping in one way or another since 1939 when John Steinbeck publicized...
throw the ball away

High school QBs penalized if they throw the ball away

Intentional grounding. Five-yard penalty from the spot of the foul. Loss of down. Those are 14 words that no quarterback, coach or high school football...

The hazy, frightening world of a sports concussion

As Trent Ratterree wandered the University of Oklahoma campus in search of lunch, his belly growled but his mind felt scrambled thanks to a...
Top Daug returns

All ears: OU basketball gets it right as Top Daug returns

It's finally happening: The return of the best mascot ever and all of his hype antics along with him. When Top Daug returns for...
Steven Adams

Farewell Steven Adams, OKC’s second Mr. Thunder

So Sam Presti finally did it. The Thunder roster as we knew it is no more, blown up for the eventual rebuilding of a...
Baker Mayfield crotch grab

ESPN obsessed with the Baker Mayfield crotch grab

I'm not sure if I've ever seen a television network make the news quite like what ESPN has done this past week regarding the...
Mike Gundy

Mike Gundy has shirt problems

If there's one thing Mike Gundy should understand with his career as the head coach of the Oklahoma State football program, it's T-shirts. His...
Sooners fans

Rough Saturday for Sooners fans

This is a thing among sports fanbases, if you didn't know. After the OU Sooners' loss to Kansas State on Saturday, I have to ask:...
Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant a reminder that heroes are often flawed

Kobe Bryant died in a fiery helicopter crash Sunday morning in California's Los Angeles County. Eight others died as well, including Bryant's 13-year-old daughter,...

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