Friday, October 27, 2006

Game of the Week

His name is Mark Mathis. Television broadcast talent, public speaker, actor, former Baylor scout team quarterback, YouTube cult figure and — most important — the Wiz's pigskin prophet (video). It took weeks of negotiations to secure his talents for our humble little site, and we must say, it has been well worth it. His record is a sparkling 7-1, and it's even more impressive when you consider that we've given him the toughest of games. No gimmes in this neighborhood! Now Mark has promised to shake things up around here, and being a Texan, you could see the gleam in his eyes when we told him the game of the week was Oklahoma at Missouri. You know how those Texans feel about Oklahoma. So let's see what he has to say about this Big 12 matchup:

"Poor Oklahoma ... first Barry Switzer now Bob Stoops! Stoops makes Switzer look like Joe Paterno. I mean if Oklahoma had an NFL team, the Sooners would be the second-best pro team in the state! You know the reason Sherman, Texas is so windy? Because Oklahoma sucks!

"What does an Oklahoma graduate and a tornado have in common? A. They both will end up in a trailer park.

"What do you call the sweat on two Sooners having sex? Relative humidity.

"How do you get an Okie cheerleader into your room? Grease her hips and throw in a twinkie.

"You know you're from Oklahoma if: You've ever climbed a water tower with a bucket of paint to defend your sister's honor.

"OK, I hate to admit this, but Oklahoma will win, 28-24. Mostly sunny with a kickoff temperature of 50 and northwest wind at 15. As for the forecast, I am 8-0."

Dave Matter, Columbia Tribune: Missouri's run defense has slipped badly in recent weeks, and now the Tigers will be without career sacks leader Brian Smith.

Mike DeArmond, Kansas City Star: Missouri has to overcome some traditional obstacles, including Oklahoma, which has not lost to the Tigers since 1998 (registration).

Jim Ross, O.U. Insider: The WWE commentator and Sooner honk cuts to the Chase. Oklahoma has to stop Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel.

John Helsley, Oklahoman: Super story here. Sooner defensive tackle Carl Pendleton will skip his senior season to care for his 10-year-old brother Kierstan (registration).

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