Aside from the steep price for ordering the game, $39.95, the announcement included a nasty surprise: Dave Lapham will be providing color commentary for the contest.
After resigning myself to the prospect of spending four hours soaking in Lapham's frisbee-sharp wit, I scanned down the page and found a far more intriguing tidbit: "Outside of the state of Oklahoma, viewers can purchase a live stream of the pay-per-view telecast on SoonerSports.tv, OU’s premium digital website, for $44.95 to watch on their computer, mobile device or tablet. The purchase will include three free months of SoonerSports.tv and SoonersIllustrated.com."
With all of the changes to college football uniforms, I am one who’s glad that the Sooners haven’t made any changes to theirs. This is football—not a freaking fashion show.
However, I wouldn’t mind one minor change on occasion, and that is a reversal of OU’s helmet. Check out this one on the left. It doesn’t look goofy like some teams have done.
(Are you listening, Maryland? Holy crap, Batman! It looks like someone dropped acid before designing that thing. Yeah, I know they got it from the state flag, but whoever designed that was doing drugs, too.)
It would be cool to see the Sooners use the white helmet with red “OU” for home games—should blend in nicely with their red jerseys.
Kansas State was picked to finish sixth in the Big 12 conference last year, and the Wildcats wound up sharing the conference title with OU. They were picked eighth two years ago and finished second.
The Cats are expected to place sixth again by the media pundits this year, but no one should be surprised if they finish higher. Head coach Bill Snyder knows how to build a football team.
It might be difficult to surprise the pundits this year because he has lot of reconstructing to do and, once again, he has a cupcake schedule to refine his team. The Cats host North Dakota State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Massachusetts before embarking on the Big 12 schedule.
Will the Cyclones make Paul Rhoads so damn proud in 2013? (Photo courtesy: KRUI)
Paul Rhoads and his Cyclones have upset four ranked teams in the past three years, but he may need a real miracle to pull one off this year. The Cyclones are picked to finish ninth in the media’s preseason poll, above the Kansas Jayhawks.
KU goes to Ames on November 23, which should be for the right to fight out of the conference cellar.
Obviously, teams have been known to play games with published roster measurements. Even if that's maybe a little inflated, that's, like, really big. Like, Jamarcus-Russell-at-LSU big. Like, bigger-than-every-linebacker-on-OU's-roster-by-30-pounds big.
The last time OU played a Thursday game in the regular season game was 1992 at Texas Tech. The last time the Sooners played in Waco, Baylor got its first ever win over Oklahoma.
The Sooners travel to Waco this year for a rare Thursday night contest on the new Fox Sports 1 network. This will also be the last time OU meets the Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium. Baylor is building a new stadium on campus by the Brazos River.