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OKG Newsletter


Topic: ESPN

Dez’s ‘dark place’

Mo' money, mo' problems.


CFN

Gazette staff
Even though the NFL is in a lockout, former Cowboy star Dez Bryant is still making headlines. Last week, CFN readers learned of the wide receiver’s ejection from an upscale Dallas mall for allegedly descending dungarees (hence the über-inquisitive headline, “Did Dez’s drawers droop?”).
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Adios, muchacho

Let’s send off OKS veteran Stephen Carradini with some rad music vids.

And with that, I give you the song he loves more than most any in the whole, wide world:



Here’s one that buzzing across the blogosphere today: St. Vincent covering the heck out of ol’ Tom Waits. Astute fans of St. V’s (better known as Annie Clark) know this is far from the most exciting cover song she’s ever played. Also, she was born in my hometown and I have a Tulsa Driller-sized crush on her, in the interest of full disclosure:



Chapel Hill indie guitar legends Superchunk tossed a new/old video our way this week for the classic “Learn to Surf.” Let’s just say that their stage presence has neither increased nor decreased since 1998, nor have they apparently learned any new moves. How's that for consistency?



Not technically a music video, but it does feature OKC native Blake Griffin and former Sooner bulldozer Adrian Peterson, and is absolutely hilarious. That is, if you can stand Seth Meyer’s annoyingly glib grinning that introduces it:



—Matt Carney
by Matt Carney 07.15.2011 3 years ago
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Thunder announces 2011-12 season schedule

Season includes four extended home stands and 24 nationally televised games.


Sports

Gazette staff
The Oklahoma City Thunder will open its 2011-12 season Nov. 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced today. The season’s home opener will take place three days later, against the Indiana Pacers.
 
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Play ball (again and again)!

Does not include ‘Jim Traber Gets Mad and Chases Guy.’

As someone who watches no more ESPN than the annual hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of July, I’m not a fan of baseball — that’s the one with the bat, right? — but I bring this item to the attention of the many who are.

Next month, Major League Baseball and A&E Home Entertainment partner to knock some classic games out of the park and onto DVD with the “Baseball’s Greatest Games” collection. For the line, rare TV broadcasts of historic games can be relived, inning by inning, pitch by pitch.

The first 10 titles can be scored starting Sept. 6, at $12.95 each. That’s cheaper than a small beer at the stadium, right? And they are:
• “1960 World Series, Game 7: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees”
• “1975 World Series, Game 6: Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds”
• “1979 Wrigley Field Slugfest: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs”
• “1985 NLCS, Game 5: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers”
• “1986 World Series, Game 6: New York Mets vs. Boston Red Sox”
• “1991 World Series, Game 7: Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves”
• “1992 NLCS, Game 7: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves”
• “1993 World Series, Game 6: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies”
• “2003 ALCS, Game 7: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees”
• “2004 ALCS, Game 4: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees”

Your favorite game not in the lineup? Don’t cry foul — there are more to come, including September’s release of “Baseball’s Greatest Games: Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit.” —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.23.2011 2 years ago
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Make way for ‘Wayman’

Documentary on late Oklahoma NBA star due around Thanksgiving.

Wayman Tisdale, the Tulsan who conquered the Olympics, the NBA and the jazz charts, is the subject of a new documentary, naturally named “The Wayman Tisdale Story.” After a battle with bone cancer, Tisdale died in 2009 at the age of 44.

While ESPN is slated to air the doc sometime this fall, a DVD street date of Nov. 22 has been announced. Packaged with the film will be a 13-track CD featuring music from Tisdale’s nine contemporary jazz albums. One song, “Slam Dunk,” is previously unreleased, while another, “Cryin’ for Me (Wayman’s Song),” is performed by fellow Oklahoman Toby Keith.

The documentary already has won awards at the Park City Film and Music Festival, the International Christian Film Festival, the Los Angeles Sports Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 09.13.2011 2 years ago
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Surfing stalk-arazzi


CFN

Gazette staff
Blake Griffin has expressed his interest in playing overseas, and he’s also interested  in playing in the sea.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nine is enough?


CFN

Gazette staff
California, here we don’t come. Right back where we started from … in the old, reliable Big 12.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Up top

A Norman company covers the heads of collegiate sports fans across the country. Just don’t expect to find its logo.


Features

Andrew Gilman

There are aisles of hats. Thousands of them, maybe more. Uncountable and stacked on shelves, floor to ceiling.

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

‘Swearing idiot goofy son of a gun’


CFN

Gazette staff

Todd Monken likes having fun, and he’s a regular people person. At least that’s what No. 3 Oklahoma State’s feisty offensive coordinator says about himself on the “Depth Chart: Oklahoma State” that aired this month on ESPN. Dude also likes to cuss, judging from the cacophony of beeps peppering his sound bites.

 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
 
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