I missed last night’s game as the Thunder won its first game ever.
ESPN ranks all 30 NBA teams each week in Mark Stein’s power poll. With last night’s win, the Thunder climbed to No. 27. My Lakers are now No. 1.
Jackie Cooper BMW sponsors our post-game videos. We tape these at the Ford Center after each home game, and will likely tape some in the studio following the road affairs.
Damon Fontenot shot last night’s game, he then taped Berry Tramel and Darnell Mayberry breaking down the Thunder’s win. Jackie Cooper BMW provided us with a 30 second broadcast commercial. He were able to get a high res file to upload and cut it to a :15. We then included it with the opening animation, with a JC BMW bumper graphic – as you’ll see within the first 30 seconds of this video.
Red Tie Night was Saturday night at the Cox Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Escorted by my fiance Melinda, I met up with NewsOK.tv’s Tanner Herriott to capture the splendor of the event and score an interview with Jackie Cooper, the force behind the fundraiser.
Jackie and Barbara Cooper started the first Red Tie Night 16 years ago. Their son Jerry had died of AIDS in 1989. The first Red Tie Night attracted about 200 people and raised around $75,000.
Last night’s event was expected to attract around 850 people, but may have neared 1,000. Over $1 million was raised. Money goes to the Oklahoma Aids Care Fund.
We’ll have a video report from the event posted later this week.
UPDATE: Video has been posted here.