Jeff Brucculeri

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Jeff Brucculeri is a freelance writer and broadcaster. You can contact him at jeffb@tulsabeacon.com, or follow him on Twitter @JeffBSports.

Can the Chicago Cubs win it all in ‘16?

    

It may seem a bit early, but it really is almost that time of year again – baseball season. And every year at this time, Chicago Cubs fans think this could be their year to win a World Series. I think this year, they may be right. This week, Major League pitchers and catchers are […]

Casillas was on a great team

    

Former Oral Roberts University baseball player Adam Casillas died on Jan. 28, after suffering a heart attack. He was 50. Casillas was a part of the great teams of the mid-1980s at ORU, coached by Larry Cochell, playing primarily first base and outfield for four seasons (1984-87). He was just one of those guys that […]

Looking ahead toward 2016

    

Each year at this time I make my fearless prognostications on what I believe will happen in the sports world in the coming year. From what I’m sensing, this year could be a real doozey. First, let’s finish off the seasons that are already underway; the Washington Capitals will beat the St. Louis Blues in […]

Bus trips to Utah, Idaho are long but with great scenery

    

BOISE, ID – This week I’m on the road with the Tulsa Oilers, providing the play-by-play for the games on Ustream.tv and ECHL-TV, so “My View From Here” is a very picturesque view of the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bosie, Idaho. After a 21-hour bus trip, our first stop was in West […]

Talent lands me on ‘SuperHuman’

    

Maybe you saw my appearance last week on the FOX television special called SuperHuman. The show drew an estimated 3.5 million viewers. I’ve had several requests for interviews from the media wanting to know more about my experience on the show, and this “super human” power that I have. So since I had to keep […]

The sports world lost Haynes, Berra, Dawkins in 2015

    

Every year at this time I write a column honoring those in the sports world who died in the previous year and every year I’m amazed at the names and personalities that are on that list. It seems as I get older, more and more of my childhood memories are laid to rest in the […]

Back in the Oilers’ broadcast booth?

    

Well, it’s been one interesting week for this sports writer. Long-time Tulsa Oilers broadcaster and media relations director Rob Loeber resigned last week to take a job with Jenks Public Schools. The next thing I know, I’m talking with Oilers General Manager Taylor Hall about a return to the Oilers broadcast booth. My first stint […]

Dear Santa, why haven’t the Oilers won a championship?

    

The following has become a tradition of this column, and this year we present my 15th Annual Sports Fan’s Letter to Santa Claus. Dear Santa Claus, Wow, what a year. Things have been going pretty well for some of our local sports teams that I hesitate to even request a whole lot, but there are […]

Why weren’t fans excited at the TU/ORU basketball game?

    

It was a close and exciting game throughout, but you couldn’t always tell by the fans, as Oral Roberts defeated Tulsa, 70-68, in men’s basketball action Saturday at the Reynolds Center. It was the third straight Mayor’s Cup victory for the Golden Eagles. This game should have attracted a sold-out crowd, with the two cross-town […]

TU tops Tulane for a bowl

    

I don’t think calling it a miracle win for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane is far fetched but something supernatural was going on in the second half allowing TU to come from behind to defeat Tulane and earn a bowl game invitation. Tulsa won the game, 45-34 on Friday night in New Orleans. Tulsa was trailing […]