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HORNING: Not a network, but it could be fun
Joe Castiglione calls it “the best of all possible worlds.” Oklahoma’s athletic director may be right. Even if we know what it isn’t.
It isn’t a network.
D-Williams still the backup in Norman
Oklahoma’s Damien Williams is the 12th leading rusher in the nation with 267 yards through two games.
Of the 11 backs in front of him, every single one has at least twice Williams’ 19 carries. Clemson’s Andre Ellington has 38, everybody else has more. Also, of those first 11, only one is averaging at least 10 yards per carry.
HORNING: Which Sooners team will show up two weeks from now?
It had all the signs. Landry Jones threw another couple of passes right to the other team and this time one of them was picked off.
Kenny Stills, showed signs of the old Kenny Stills, flat dropping a ball that would have been a touchdown.
HORNING: Correctable mistakes? It's a long list
Bob Stoops tried to explain what happened late Saturday night and early Sunday morning at Sun Bowl Stadium.
DAHLBERG: Shutting down Strasburg is curious plan
Stephen Strasburg sure didn't look like a pitcher with issues Sunday afternoon in Washington. Quite the opposite, he looked like someone the St. Louis Cardinals or any other team wouldn't want to face in the playoffs a month from now.
DAHLBERG: Cowboys desperation shows with Bryant
Owning a major sports franchise isn't all about charging gullible fans $75 to park, and counting all the millions that television networks throw your way. Not for those who take their work seriously, secure in the knowledge that winning one Super Bowl or World Series will both excite the local populace and make the team even richer.
COLUMN: All the little things add up
A long time ago when Sunny Golloway was still fairly new on the Oklahoma baseball job, I was doing a story on him and what he must have said about 85 times was, “Hey, we sweat the details.”
HORNING: The two worlds of Sooner football
Everybody likes Oklahoma. Let us count the ways.
A preseason No. 1 in the Big 12 conference. A top-five pick in every preseason magazine. A defense under the direction Mike Stoops, an unparalleled defensive genius (don’t believe it, just ask a fan).
HORNING: NCAA didn't seem right until it acted
You want to believe in what NCAA president Mark Emmert announced Monday. You want to believe it because it seems to help.
LITKE: So much for inferiority complexes
One league has more money to throw around, better hitters, better pitchers, better teams and a nearly decade-long streak of dominance in interleague play.
The other just won the All-Star game for the third year in a row. So much for inferiority complexes.
"You've got to tip your hat to the National League again,'' American League manager Ron Washington said.
He's just hoping Tuesday night's 8-0 beating wasn't another omen. The NL wins in the 2010 and 2011 Midsummer Classics locked up home-field advantage in the World Series for the Giants and Cardinals. Both went on to beat Washington's Texas Rangers in the fall.
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