Tuesday, August 08, 2006
And Their Favorite Band Is The Cars
OK, what is it about the Oklahoma Sooners and cars? Mean Horn sends along word that Nelson Peterson, the father of Sooner running back Adrian Peterson, is now an employee at Jackie Cooper Imports in Edmond. Peterson was recently released from federal prison in Texarkana. Adrian Peterson earlier aborted the purchase of a late-model Lexus from Big Red Sports/Imports, which drew the attention of the NCAA. Then quarterback Rhett Bomar and guard J.D. Quinn were dismissed from the team after it was learned they were paid for hours they didn't work at Big Red, including the revelation that the players were clocked in during practice. Nothing like double dipping now, is there? This brings back memories of those Sooners of yesteryear. Mike Gaddis, a former Sooner tailback, remembers all those freebies being handed out in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Just check out this video. As for Bomar and Quinn transferring to Texas Christian, which some said was a done deal, it's not going to happen, at least not yet. Horned Frog coach Gary Patterson said late Monday that he has stopped recruiting the players. Patterson didn't rule out pursuing the players if they landed at a junior college or lower NCAA division for this season and were eligible for Division I-A play in 2007. "Right now, I'm not going to think about that," Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Texas fans, of course, continue to dance on Oklahoma's grave. Check out this thread from Horns Fans (some registration, thanks to Deadspin for the Horn Fans' link).
Posted by dawizofodds at 1:30 AM