-Whoever does Erin Andrews hair deserves a 11X18 mural devoted to him/her at the Vidal Sassoon hair academy or whatever the Hall of Fame is for hair dressers. She’s got to have extensions, right? But who cares? And did you see her chat up all the highway patrol dorks on the sidelines? What a genuine person! Giving a whole new meaning to wielding a baton.
-Big internal laughs from me when – after Burns Hargis’ wife did 3 push-ups after the Cowboys kicked a field goal to make it 7-3 – she was interviewed about some Get Fit Oklahoma promotion. The reporter? Robert Allen. That’s like Strom Thurmond interviewing a civil rights activist.
-The batted ball interception by Brodrick Brown looked better in person. One of the most exceptional plays I’ve ever seen.
-It’d be a waste of internet ink to moan about Oklahoma’s third-down conversion rate. Nothing I can say here would contribute to the conversation. But it was like you couldn’t get excited after a stop for no-gain on first down and an incomplete pass on second down. Because you KNEW the Sooners would pick up the third down. And they seemed to be using OSU’s weapon of choice … finding an underneath receiver in space.
-Brandon Weeden – facing third and long – seemed to check down to the receiver 3 yards down the field way too much.
-The people next to me (thankfully) left after OU went up 33-24. Then these two creeps, who make Todd and Margo in “Christmas Vacation” look like the Clampetts, missed the most exciting fourth quarter of the season. Sure, it was heart-breaking. But that 90+ seconds with four touchdowns was like my prom night: 90 seconds of bliss that prematurely ended with pangs of self-doubt and abject humiliation.
The solace: OSU probably would have lost in the Big 12 title game. Especially with Justin Blackmon dinged up, Brandon Weeden limping around the sidelines and Robert Allen stinking up the team bus on the way to Dallas. But it would have been a fun experience.