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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The E! True Hollywood Story of Kelvin Sampson – Revised

Kelvin’s downfall began in 2000-2001 season, with a poor showing at the NCAA tournament. Many attribute the 1st round loss to Indiana State to JR Raymond, who was the starting PG before getting dismissed from the team prior to the tournament. What did JR Raymond do to get kicked off the team?


In 2002, Hollis Price emerged as a team leader, and with Eduardo Najera, they ventured into the final four. 2003 was more of the same with Hollis Price taking the Sooners to the Elite Eight. This was uncharted territory for the Sooners, and with it came high expectations for Kelvin Sampson. Two straight successful years, and many more expected. This is also when the Oklahoma Coaching Staff started to be investigated by the NCAA for making illegal contact with recruits.

Well the 2003/2004 season was a rebuilding year, which brought Jabahri Brown to Norman, OK. However, he only made it through the Big XII tournament. Why you ask?

Weed and Weapons seemed to get in Jabahri's way. After being caught by the Norman PD, Kelvin took disciple into his own hands, releasing Brown from the team. What happened to Jabahri Brown anyways?

During the Jabahri Brown investigation, they found his favorite pipe, which he had cleverly stashed underneath a tree.

A young, Mark Mangino was called on site to make sure that this contraption was really used to smoke pot.

The marijuana and weapon’s charges not only lead to Brown's dismissal, but also a limited time behind bars.

The 2003/2004 season ended with a second round loss in the NIT. Knowing this was a rebuilding year somewhat saved Kelvin from the ridicule of the Sooner fans.

The 2004/2005 season was somewhat uneventful. With a team packed full of Juniors, and a JC transfer Taj Gray, the team was invited to the NCAA tournament once again. Unfortunately, the second round loss was not what the Sooner fan base desired. However, with all these juniors, they still had next year.

The 2005/2006 was an extended version of the 2004/2005 season. Kelvin’s team had problems scoring points, but the last second wins kept rolling in. Pressure was starting to build as the NCAA did not accept the University of Oklahoma’s self-imposed sanctions, and the NCAA scheduled a hearing for Mid April. Reports of over 500 illegal phone calls, in person conversation, and lack of intuitional control were mentioned by the NCAA.

OU gained an at large bid to the NCAA tournament, and to celebrate, Terrell Everett decided to smoke a few joints. Well, he was caught by the Norman PD. However, Kelvin took a different stance with Everett than he had in the past two similar situations (Brown and Raymond), he decided to allow Everett to start in the first round of the NCAA tournament. However, it didn’t help, OU lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament to an unknown UW-Milwaukee team.

Why? The reason I wrote all of this is to show that Kelvin knew he was going to jump ship, and he didn’t care about any penalties enforced on the OU basketball team. This shows me that Kelvin is a very selfish individual. Why would Indiana want him?

Hey Kelvin, Keep the denim clean!!!!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Tiger Woods is a fake

Did anybody else watch the 60 Minutes interview with Tiger Woods and think: What a fake?

The most-revealing thing he said: I would want to kick your butt in whatever we play.

At least, Michael Jordan admitted to gambling. Tiger’s biggest confession was stuttering. Hell, that ain’t nothing to be ashamed of. Hey, Tiger: Tell us about the time you nailed two hookers at Stanford or the time you cheated at the Masters but didn’t get caught or how you slept with David Duval’s wife and that’s why he sucks now.

My point is, Americans love Tiger Woods and they will buy whatever ever babble that comes out of his mouth. I’ve never read anything negative about the guy. He’s revered as high as Babe Ruth and Willie Mays and Walter Payton.

Tiger Woods is a nice guy with a hot wife. I’m just waiting for life to catch up with this good guy. Maybe he’s a closet Michael Jackson. Or perhaps he’s secretly financing a terrorist cell in Guatemala. My point is, this guy ain’t the Golden Boy everybody, including reporters, makes him out to be. He’s just really good at controlling his emotions and making you think he’s just so nice. Mark my words: this guy will do something down the road to reveal his true personality. Do I have proof? No, just history…

Remember, O.J. was a nice guy, too. So was Rae Carruth. And Pete Rose.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Everett and Bomar

So, about a week ago, I flamed a few guys on who were being harsh on Bomar for getting a MIP. Well, ladi – freakin – da. I realize the 21 year old drinking age law was put into place to protect blithering idiots from hurting others and themselves. Well, get over it, almost every underage college student drinks alcohol. Live with it. Somehow mankind survived quite a long time without the assistance of the 21 year old drinking age, and high school and college students are going to continue to break the law, and everything in the US is going to be A – OK.

Now onto Everett. Did he really let the cop into his apartment when he had a compressed block of pot sitting on the TV. What a freakin idiot. At least make an attempt to hide it.

Now here is the dilemma. (Please notice the cut & paste) I realize the criminalization of marijuana was put into place to protect blithering idiots from hurting others and themselves. Well, get over it, almost every college student has at least tried it.

I am all for decriminalization of pot, but as long as it is illegal, you must pay the consequences if you get caught. Well, you have to pay the consequences unless you are an athlete.

But onto bigger questions:

1) Did I catch wind of this before the daily Oklahoman did?
2) Did Kelvin Sampson know about Everett’s law problems, when he started him in the NCAA tournament?