OSU football notebook: 'Old days' tough to comprehend for youngsters

Football players didn't use facemasks back then, either
BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: September 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm •  Published: September 16, 2010

It's been more than half a century — 59 years to be exact — since Tulsa last won in Stillwater.

Since then, the Cowboys have won 19 straight on their home turf.

For OSU's current players, that's a little hard to comprehend.

"I'm not going to say Stone Age, but I'm pretty sure Coca-Cola was the best drink invented at that time," said Cowboys defensive end Richetti Jones. "Back in '51, you had to go to the rotary phones, where you had to go all the way around (the dial), you had to have the operator connect you, stuff like that.

"Didn't they listen to radios then? Still driving the T-model Fords?"

Jones said he's actually fascinated with the period of the '50s.

"I'm an old spirit," he said, "I like watching old movies, stuff like that."

Well, actually, watching current movies about older times.

"I just like watching movies, like 'Public Enemy,' or 'The Temptations' or 'The Five Heartbeats,' talking about music groups from back in the '50s.

"I would lose my mind watching those old movies. They're probably in black and white. The people I'm watching are probably dead by now."

THUMBS UP

As the inquiries mounted about his "sprained" thumb and its affects and the pain level and long-term outlook and on and on, Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden seemed to tire of the questioning.

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