If your friends jumped off a cliff …read the story to find out all the answers. Actually, you might not get all the answers — the ‘why’ remains elusive. Regardless, we had a story on Sunday, and it was so popular that we left it in a prominent spot on the site on Monday.
Cram for the marathonpage devoted to the event. We have an outstanding interactive piece, some great stories and a terrific blog from some OPUBCO employees that are running this year. I recommend checking it out this weekend.
A humble Mr. Lackmeyer
The aftermath of a Thunder lossDarnell Mayberry weighed in. Berry Tramel weighed in. Sports Editor Mike Sherman weighted in. Thunder star Kevin Durant and coach Scott Brooks weighed in. Berry finally asked the tough questioned to Westbrook on Tuesday at practice – the video is below (scroll way to the bottom). It was the story of the day on Wednesday — as it well should have been. What all the commotion and concern shows me is just how popular the Thunder is. It shows just how much this community is hanging on the swinging moods and every movement of the team. That’s the stuff of sports fanatics. Hyper-analysis and over-reaction of sports fans … it’s not just for college football anymore. At NewsOK, we’re more than happy to help you get all the info you need to feed your sports hunger. We’re right there with you.
The glory of a Thunder victory
Oh, and by the way, the Thunder went out and won Game 5 in Oklahoma City in the team’s most thrilling victory yet. If you thought fans were upset after Game 4, you can only guess how happy they were after Game 5. Again … this sports stuff in Oklahoma isn’t just for college football anymore.
The blood-alcohol level story of the week
This week’s “we-can’t-possibly-make-this-stuff-up” story came on Tuesday when a man was arrested behind the wheel of his car and an hour tested with a .35 blood-alcohol level. We can’t make it up, but we wish we did.
We made a point this week to drive our users to our Arts page under the A&E main navigation choice. It was, after all, late April — which means the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. It’s a very colorful page this weekend, and I encourage you to see all we have to offer with our Arts coverage. This is the perfect weekend for that.
Norman Music Festival coverageMusic page under the A&E main navigation choice. You can find all the coverage from George Lang, all the videos from our video team and all the Twitter posts with the #nmf tag. It’s all right there on our Music Page this weekend.
Speaking of music, George Lang launched another episode of Static this week — this time it featured local artist Jabee. This episode was another set of performances from George’s and videographer Kyle Robert’s trip to the SXSW Festival in Austin. It’s good stuff. Watch it now … and turn the volume up.
A fan of the baby elephantElephant Nation page and live camera. It was from a NewsOK reader in Illinois: “Got to see the baby for the first time for a few seconds. oh dear, I have tears but good tears. Can not thank you enough for sponsoring the cam. Elephants of the world can use all the fans possible. … High regards to your team and thank you.” Making an impact by sharing information. That’s what we like to do. I’m glad we helped this user.
A storm that wakes us upcontinuous updates on the story, plus an interactive graphic on tornadoes in 2011, a series of videos from our NDN Video player that helps us cover national news, and a huge photo gallery with 176 photos of the devastation.
Remember the article I mentioned earlier about the two guys who jumped off the under-construction Devon Tower. Yep. That’s the one you read the most this week.
Most-viewed blog post
Remember the Thunder controversy I mentioned earlier about the number of shots Russell Westbrook took? Yep. Berry Tramel’s blog post about the issue led the way for all our bloggers.
Remember the photo gallery of the severe storms that killed more than 300 in the south? Nope. That didn’t lead the gallery charge. Instead, it was our photo gallery of the Royal Wedding. That gallery had more than 200 photos. And yes — I think her gown was stunning.
Remember how Berry Tramel and Darnell Mayberry covered the mistakes of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook in Game 4 against Denver. Well, the video of Berry’s questions to Westbrook and Durant topped our video views for this week. It’s good stuff.
Have a great weekend!