|Updated: 9/27/2011 11:51 pm
||Published: 9/27/2011 11:00 pm
We're starting a new feature here on the FOX23 sports page. It's called a blog. I hear it's all the rage. It started in Europe and worked its way across the Atlantic in the 1700s. It's found new life with the advent of the internet. Because before the internet, you could write all the blogs you wanted, but it was hard for people to read them. Unless you wrote lots of them. And they had a similar theme. And instead of being called blogs, you called them chapters. And instead of putting them on a website, you put them in a book. From that simple "idea seed" grew all of the world's literature. That's what I think I learned in middle school anyway. I'm not sure. It was a long time ago, and sometimes my teacher sounded eerily similar to Charlie Brown's teacher.
Back on point now. James, Jeff, and I will periodically write blogs for your enjoyment starting right now. So mark your calendars if you would like, although I find it strange that you would mark your calendar for something happening now. What are you thinking?
If you have an idea for a blog, pass them along to me, either by carrier pigeon or, possibly more effectively, by e-mail. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I guess you could send your ideas to me using traditional mail, but that seems like a waste of everybody's time.
I feel like I should have some sort of sports take in my first blog. So here it is: football is awesome. What did people do before football? It must have been a bleak world filled with sadness and very little school spirit or painted faces. I assume it was tough times for the face-painting industry--what with their only customers being clowns. And clowns are scary. So they might of had to include some sort of hazard pay for their sales people. That probably really cut down on their profit margin.
Finally, I'll leave you with this thought. I'm rooting hard for the real possibility that Bedlam is a match-up of the one and two ranked teams in the country. The Sooners and Cowboys would need a little bit of help but not much. LSU and Alabama play each other on November 5. That game will knock one of those two teams below OU and OSU in the rankings (if OU and OSU win out until Bedlam). If the winner of the LSU/Alabama game gets upset by someone else, OU/OSU should be a #1 vs #2 showdown.
Of course the hardest part of that scenario is that OU and OSU have to win out until Bedlam on December 3 in Stillwater. Everybody cross their fingers for that ... and also, watch out for crazy clowns upset that the face-painting industry no longer has to cater to their every whim.