1) Sooner content drives huge traffic on NewsOK. So does OSU, breaking news and weather. But the Sooners typically pull large page views and video views.
And they drive large amounts of comments from Sooner fans. Check out this comment from today’s OU Red White game.
John from Destin notes “The only TD by the first offense was called by a fan….that inspires confidence….”
Here’s what John (from Destin) is referring to:
The Sooners’ first-team offense scored its only touchdown on a 51-yard pass from Bradford to tight end Jermaine Gresham on a play called by fan Shae Farmer, who got the chance to call a series of plays by with the winning bid of $2,900 in an auction benefiting the athletic department.
2) See for yourself. Watch Damon Fontenot’s video from Norman.
“Dominique Franks and the Sooners defense grab six interceptions and return three for touchdowns in Saturday’s spring finale.”
One of the most popular videos on NewsOK is simply people, namely athletes, in their own words.
Damon Fontenot was in Norman on Saturday for the Red-White game as the Sooners played before more than 20,000 fans. Here is the OU coach uncut:
Damon Fontenot will file a video report from Norman later today as the Red-White game will attract thousands.
As always, The Oklahoman has done a fine job today of breaking down the spring football “season” and looking at what we’ve learned.
As always, the QB position had attracted attention.
Jake Trotter reports: “Joey Halzle is the No. 2 quarterback: Keith Nichol and Landry Jones get talked about the most, but Halzle is clearly OU’s second-best quarterback at the moment, behind starter Sam Bradford. Nichol and Jones will get their chances in future seasons, but for now, Halzle is the No. 2.”
Meanwhile Malcolm Kelly dominated the NewsOK page views and video video views this week with his ranting after a less than expected Pro Day workout.
Then he apologized. That’s usually a good move following a rant.
Check out the comments on the Sooners articles. Good feedback with the expected fan banter. Most of the readers see the Kelly apology as an agent’s move.
Angi and I taped a segment over the past two weeks about what OKC’s potential NBA should be called. I say two weeks because we went out to Oklahoma Christian’s clock dedication a couple weeks ago where we ran into Gov. Brad Henry. His response was “the Henry’s.” Pretty good.
We also asked Oklahoma citizens their thoughts and The Oklahoman’s sports staff for theirs.
Honestly, I haven’t heard a proposed team name I really like. Not that it matters. But I’m a big NBA fan. Big Lakers fan, grew up that way. I’ve bought the NBA League Pass for years and stay up past midnight watching the Lakers as their West coast home games begin at 9:30 pm Oklahoma time. Anyway, I’d be disappointed for OKC to have a lame name.
Not that it matters.