Emails in on Big 12 scheduling and stealing home
The new emails are in, and we’re talking college football scheduling, steal home and other assorted hot-button issues.
Let’s start with scheduling, after I called out the Big 12 and every other this side of the Pac-10 for playing weak opponents. Gerald : “Isn’t Boise State a mid-major? BYU is better than a high percentage of BCS Iowa States or Indianas. Ask Alabama about Utah. Oklahoma always plays a more than decent schedule, just ask TCU. The Pac-10 can afford a better out of conference schedule because they don’t play OU, Texas, OSU and Tech back to back. They play Washington, Stanford, WSU and UCLA. Stevie Wonder once said, ‘You’ve got to tell your story fair.’”
If we’re doing this for fair, let’s now list a Pac-10 schedule that has USC, Oregon, Oregon State and Arizona back to back, while a Big 12 slate might have Iowa State, Texas A&M, Baylor and Colorado. Even Stevie Wonder could see that the Pac-10 plays tougher all-around schedules.
Danny wrote about the non-conference schedules: “Nice information. I didn’t know that. Think Joe C. is a fan?”
A fan of mine? How could he not be?
Also on OU football, Gene is not happy with our coverage of the warrants issued for some Sooners over minor-traffic violations. Gene: “Can someone please give me a break. Why in the ‘H’ do you not publish the names (and maybe pictures) of all of the people in the state who get seat belt citations, no proof of insurance citations, jaywalking citations and failure to yield citations. I cannot understand why you derive your pleasure from castigating OU football players for minor traffic offenses. I wrote you about Gresham’s terrible offense of not keeping his seat belt fastened and having the Norman police department sending out an officer to arrest him on a warrant for failure to pay the citation. As I said before, it would have been more prudent and smart on their part to call Kevin Wilson and let him know about the problem and it would have been handled in minutes, not days. You guys need to start getting smarter and try to think about better things to write about, other than trashing OU football players.”
The answer to your first question is because no one cares about all the people in the state. But they do care about OU football players, and it looks like these are not isolated infractions. Looks like there are a bunch of Sooner not taking care of business. And you want to exasperate the problem by having the cops call the coaches to get the guys out of trouble.
Jimmy wrote about the draft: “Hopefully unlike most Oklahomans, I can be objective about OU. It puzzles me that OU fans dog Bomar for the Big Red incident. I realize he made a mistake, but it strikes me that perhaps in some ways he actually did OU a favor or two. Many people believe there were certainly more than two players involved in this scheme. Bomar and the other young man somewhat implied this but did not take anybody else down with them. I would think at this point the best course of action might be to let the young man get on with his life and forget about him. He may have done more for OU than many people realize.”
If nothing else, he got the heck out of the way for Sam Bradford.
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