July 2017

Rollercoasters make emotions go up and down, up and down

    

I was never a big fan of rollercoasters when I was growing up. I did enjoy going on Zingo, the famous Tulsa rollercoaster that was on the Fairgrounds as part of Bell’s Amusement Park. Bell’s is no longer in business and it’s a shame that more and more people don’t remember that family amusement park. […]

Incredibly Weak Men

    

Mona Charen, one of the better conservative writers, just wrote an excellent piece entitled, “GOP was Bluffing on Health Reforms.” Ms. Charen starts off with how we have the answer to the question:  Why did not the Republicans have a repeal and replace plan for Obamacare?  Obamacare was passed in 2010 and the leadership had […]

Incredibly Weak Men

    

Mona Charen, one of the better conservative writers, just wrote an excellent piece entitled, “GOP was Bluffing on Health Reforms.” Ms. Charen starts off with how we have the answer to the question:  Why did not the Republicans have a repeal and replace plan for Obamacare?  Obamacare was passed in 2010 and the leadership had […]

Purposeful playing with my grandsons

    

Since the birth of Titus the Honorable, I have become more childlike. Yes, I am the old man stepping carefully through our backyard, wearing a bandanna and carrying a water gun. My 3 ½-year-old grandson and I are on the lookout for predators. Of course, he is much more adept at seeing the tigers, snakes […]

Prammanasudh chosen for TU HofF

    

Former University of Tulsa golfer Stacy Prammanasudh, will join an illustrious class of inductees into the TU Athletic Hall of Fame this fall. Other inductees will be Ed Dubie (football, baseball, track  and basketball, 1928-31), David Smoot (men’s track and field, 1960-63), Wes Hamilton (football, 1971-75), Lauren Lindsay (softball, 2007-10), and the 1982 TU football […]

OU, OSU and TU football players make preseason lists

 

University of Tulsa senior D’Angelo Brewer, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and offensive lineman Orlando Brown plus Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receiver James Washington were named to the 2017 Maxwell Award Watch List, it was announced by the Maxwell Football Club. The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, has […]

OU to head ‘down under’

 

The University of Oklahoma men’s basketball team will make a 12-day trip this summer to New Zealand and Australia with four games of international competition in preparation for the 2017-18 season. The Sooners will depart on August 3 and return on August 14. Oklahoma opens its trip in Auckland, New Zealand, against New Zealand Select […]

Clippers get Jawun Evans

 

The Los Angeles Clippers have officially acquired the rights to Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans for cash from the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers chose Evans in the second round with the 39th pick in the NBA draft in June and then agreed to trade him to the Clippers for compensation. Evans, a 6-foot point guard, […]

OU athletics makes money

 

Oklahoma athletics are making a profit. USA Today Sports reported on the 2015-16 finances for NCAA Division I programs and OU athletics was ranked at No. 6 in revenue. Oklahoma earned $150,373,216 in total revenue that year, up from $134,269,349 the previous year. OU’s expenses were $127.4 million. The biggest increase was in contributions. From […]

Extra OU season tickets?

 

Due to a change in Big 12 Conference policy pertaining to the number of tickets allocated for visiting teams, the University of Oklahoma announced earlier this month that it will be putting 1,000 new season football tickets on sale. The Big 12 reduced the number of seats issued to visiting teams from 4,000 to 3,000, […]