Big 12 baseball players take stab at Oklahoma pop culture

BY MIKE BALDWIN Staff Writer mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: May 26, 2011
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Turns out the men aren't much better at Oklahoma pop culture trivia than the women.

In recent years, The Oklahoman has asked Oklahoma questions to Women's College World Series players. If they don't know the answer, they're required to guess.

This year, Big 12 baseball players were asked to identify certain sports and cultural figures in Oklahoma. Not knowing Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett or governor Mary Fallin is understandable. With no ESPN highlights, Thunder general manager Sam Presti isn't a household name.

Most whiffed on incoming OSU basketball star LeBryan Nash and OU running back Roy Finch.

Nearly everyone knew Oklahoma legend Will Rogers. It was surprising only one — Sooner third baseman Garrett Buechele — knew OU men's basketball coach Lon Kruger.

The one person almost everyone identified was OSU wide receiver Just Blackmon, the Biletnikoff winner.

Reed Redman

Texas Tech 3B

Mick Cornett: the governor

Mary Fallin: governor's ex wife

Sam Presti: Lt. governor

Will Rogers: old singer

Roy Finch: ex Major Leaguer

Justin Blackmon: Oklahoma St. WR

Lon Kruger: ex-OU football player

LeBryan Nash: basketball player

favorite MLB team: Yankees

favorite MLB player: Derek Jeter

favorite musician: George Strait

favorite food: steak

Garrett Buechele

Oklahoma 3B

Mick Cornett: opera singer

Mary Fallin: Jimmy Fallon's wife

Sam Presti: invented Adidas

Will Rogers: famous cowboy, airport

Roy Finch: To Kill a Mockingbird

Justin Blackmon: Oklahoma St. WR

Lon Kruger: OU basketball coach

LeBryan Nash: Christian rapper from Muskogee

favorite MLB team: Texas Rangers

favorite MLB player: Matt Stairs

favorite musician: reggae

favorite food: french fries

John Stilson

Texas A&M pitcher

Mick Cornett: an actor

Mary Fallin: an actress

Sam Presti: country singer

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