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Beat Baldwin page allows readers to test their knowledge against Mike Baldwin

by Alan Herzberger Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm •  Published: September 6, 2012

Mike Baldwin has always been animated. He’s always been fun to talk sports with and he’s never shy with his opinion on a topic or a game.

But then he was transformed over the summer of 2012.

He used to look like this:

New column mug for redesign. Mike Baldwin,  OPUBCO employee, September 2008. Staff photo. ORG XMIT: KOD
New column mug for redesign. Mike Baldwin, OPUBCO employee, September 2008. Staff photo. ORG XMIT: KOD

But now he looks like this:.

He’s really animated.

Well, almost. He doesn’t move when he’s in this state, but with this image, Mike is one step closer to joining SpongeBob in the animated world.

This new picture of longtime sports writer Mike Baldwin is our way of transforming Mike from a everyday sports reporter to the expert at making picks on games.

We are now inviting you to try to Beat Baldwin.

Mike has always known who was going to win every game, but now you can play against him in our football games that are online for NFL football, college football and high schools.

You can also follow his travels as he covers the football season and soaks in as much knowledge about the upcoming games as is humanly possible.

You can make your picks each week for all those games by going to the Beat Baldwin page on

We have plenty of ways for you to find out more.

Connect with Mike. Make your picks. Ask him a question on Twitter and Like him on Facebook.

This is your chance to Beat Baldwin. It’s not going to be easy.



by Alan Herzberger
Digital Managing Editor
Alan Herzberger is the Digital Managing Editor for and The Oklahoman. He focuses on content within OPUBCO Communications Group’s variety of digital products. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports...
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