Even after OU failed to make the Big 12 Championship Game after hanging 69 points on the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday afternoon… I was more than okay.
The fact of the matter is…. I was semi-sublime after Porter Moser’s still undefeated Sooners upset the USC Trojans by a bucket at the buzzer to win the holiday tournament in my birthplace …San Diego.
Porter Moser has himself a basketball team in Norman this season. Unlike last season’s bunch who had trouble in the uber athletic Big 12.
This group of Sooners are now 6-0 and look more like a team Billy Tubbs would have been comfortable coaching. The non-athletic players on last year’s team are gone. Three holdovers have been conjoined (word?) with two more high school recruits and six transfer portal players who seem to meld perfectly in role and style. This team is deep and can run or play at a slower tempo if need be.
I’m pretty well jacked and okay with the fact the football Sooners seem headed for San Antonio for a Dec. 28th appearance in the Alamo Bowl probably against the Arizona Wildcats. This would be my fourth football trip to San Antonio for a football game. I’m very much at home there. So this will be cool.
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My Packers surprisingly beat the over-hyped Detroit Lions. My Sooners rolled last year’s national runnerup with a 69 point offensive orgy in a game in which it seemed to me the Fox broadcasters…Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman… were drunk during the game. They were hilarious.
I have no real insights on the psychotic Oklahoma State Cowboys, their coach, or fickle, oft-booing fanbase as they by some divine miracle find themselves in the Big 12 Championship Game. This is bigger than me….and I now know when to let it go.
And to close off my football orgy week-end… the Denver Broncos won their fifth straight game to now be firmly in the NFL wildcard race. My son is overjoyed as is his father.
I ate well. Read at a voracious level between football plays and channel changes. Enjoyed the natural splendor of the Deer Creek ranch and experienced a highly and wonderful Thankgiving.
It was beautiful.
I look to get back on my NBA blogging assignments by covering the OKC Thunder vs. the Minnesota Timberwolve game tomorrow night.
Life is good.