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Cheers & Jeers: Josh Booker's fashion statement

Oklahoman Modified: February 5, 2009 at 9:48 am •  Published: February 5, 2009
→To Putnam North tailback Josh Booker, who signed Wednesday wearing a bow tie. We’re not cheering his fashion sense, we’re cheering his individualism. Always like a guy who thinks outside the box.

→To the Oklahomans who signed with service academies: Norman North’s Nathan Badger, Jenks’ Brian Johnston, Putnam North’s Chris Jackson and Grove’s Corey Swartz with Air Force, and Putnam North’s Hunter Frantz with Army. Football players of a higher cause.

→To the theatrics of some recruits who play the hat game. Dre Kirkpatrick of Gadsden City, Ala., chose Alabama, but only after he discarded a Texas cap — "This hat here? It ain’t got no swagger.” — and then dug through a duffle bag and pulled out a garbage bag, which had a red box inside it. Finally, the box produced an Alabama cap. Enough already.

→To the listing of some recruits as "Athlete.” Hey, they’re all athletes. Recruiting analysts should pick a position and get on with it.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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