Wednesday, September 30, 2020


The Sports Animalvideo

Narrative cage match on The Sports Animal confounds meaning

(Editor's note: The following condensed excerpt from Robert Kerr's latest book, The Sociology of Sports-Talk Radio, has been edited slightly for content and style.) A...

CrossFit puts the ‘cult’ in ‘culture,’ and I love it

HOBART — I have been working out since I was 18 years old. I’ve done floor aerobics, step aerobics, spinning, yoga, distance running, triathlon...
DJ Durkinvideo

Editorial: DJ Durkin the latest zit in college football’s unethical acne

Spotlighted by a brutal ESPN report about the culture of his program, Maryland head football coach DJ Durkin is the latest example of why...
Kevin Durant Fourth of Julyvideo

Kevin Durant will always be our Fourth of July villain

Every hero needs a villain. If Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder and our state's pathologically self-loathing masses were a caped crusader, then baby-face-turned-heel Kevin...
Alex "Cholo" Saucedo

Boxer Alex ‘Cholo’ Saucedo: ‘This is just the beginning’

As anybody who has ever run the 800-meter hurdles can tell you, the last one is hardest to clear. June 30 at the Chesapeake...

Boatercross featured at OKC Whitewater Festival this weekend

Question: What do you get when you combine the sport of competitive kayaking with the frenetic physical contact of snowboard cross? Answer: boatercross. In 2002, an...
sports betting

Sports betting could hit Oklahoma after SCOTUS ruling

Following the Monday-morning announcement of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a federal ban on sports betting, parties in Oklahoma are considering...
Little Sahara State Park

Little Sahara State Park: Take a minication in NW OK

Located in northwest Oklahoma – an hour and a-half from any major interstate – the biggest event in Waynoka is the annual Rattlesnake Roundup, a festival that...
Kevin Durantvideo

Satire: FBI arrests man trying to steal Kevin Durant’s talent

Just as the NBA Western Conference playoff picture begins to settle, FBI agents have arrested a man for conspiracy to steal Kevin Durant’s talent. A...
blacks in baseball

How to fix the falling participation of blacks in baseball

On Jan. 31, the Bricktown Rotary honored Clayton Kershaw of the L.A. Dodgers with their annual Warren Spahn award, named after an Oklahoman who was one...

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