Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Exactly Who Did Bob Stoops Piss Off?

Roughly one month ago the Oklahoma Sooners were robbed of a win by the referees in their game against Oregon. Most Oklahoma fans probably thought that would be the worst thing that happened all year. However, this past weekend things got a little worse.

First, there was Adrian Peterson's dive into the end zone. His TD run preceding the dive was pretty impressive, but the resulting broken collarbone broke the hearts of numerous Oklahoma fans. As of Saturday, Peterson had been averaging almost 156yds rushing per game, and had racked up 10 rushing TD's in 6 games. He was considered one of the frontrunners in the Heisman race.

Then Sunday, came word that one of OU's captains, linebacker Rufus Alexander, had been arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and interfering with official process(each a misdemeanor). Alexander is OU's leading tackler, and one of the best linebackers in the country. No word has come out about whether or not he'll miss any games. Coach Bob Stoops said that any disciplinary action would be handled "internally".

However, after seeing how the debacle against Oregon played out, and now these two incidents within 24hrs of each other I can't help but wonder who Bob Stoops pissed off. Maybe he was the one threatening the ref of the Oregon game? After all, karma is a bitch.

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