Big news day in Oklahoma
Wednesday was one of the bigger news days in the history of Oklahoma sports, considering it was August and not a ballgame one was played, so far as I know, beyond the RedHawks.
But look at what we had: 1. OU Media Day (and Fan Appreciation Day). The first chance to talk to the 2008 Sooners, plus an estimated 10,000 fans who came to get autographs from their heroes; 2. Release of the NBA schedule, which for a new NBA city is a big deal; 3. Bobby Murcer’s memorial service, which drew the most regal of pinstripes — Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Yankee manager Joe Girardi, GM Brian Cashman and Reggie Jackson.
It all made for a crowded sports page and crowded sportscasts. Here’s how big it was. All three events made the front page — the main front page — of The Oklahoman. We ran a big picture of Sam Bradford signing autographs, a story on why the NBA team won’t have Saturday home games this season and a smaller photo of Pettitte and Jeter at Murcer’s service.
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