Biggest surprise not CP3′s guarantee
So, Courtney Paris surprised quite a few folks during Senior Night when she announced she would repay her scholarship if Oklahoma didn’t win a national championship.
The biggest surprise to me — it took almost a week for the national media to pick up the story.
On Monday, the story was part of the looping scroll on ESPN and the talk of national sports talk radio. The way it was being played up, you’d have thought it had just happened. You’d have thought it was either the hottest of breaking news or the biggest of news scoops.
It was neither.
It had happened five days earlier, for goodness sake.
In this day and age of instant news, the whole thing was perplexing. It’s not like the news of her guarantee didn’t go out on the national wires last Wednesday night; I was sitting next to Associated Press writer Jeff Latzke, and having seen his story, I know that he lead his copy with what Paris said.
I’m just not sure what happened Monday to make all the national types sit up and take notice of 5-day-old news.
As unexpected as Paris’s scholarship-back guarantee was, the way the story played nationally was even more unexpected.
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