Relive the magical moments of the 2008 season with this commemorative Oklahoma Sooners national championship football. Only 2008 of these beauties are being made. ... What? The Sooners didn't win? Oops, call Fox Sports Southwest and have that commercial pulled!
A terrific piece by Thayer Evans of the New York Times, who gained exclusive access to the recruitment of Jamarkus McFarland, a top defensive tackle prospect from Lufkin, Texas.
McFarland visited Texas, Oklahoma, USC and Louisiana State before selecting the Sooners on Thursday. The recruiting process was paved with an offer for an interest-free loan for his mother, a wild party in Dallas where "girls were acting wild by taking off their tops and pulling down their pants," a ride in a Hummer stretch limousine, a meeting with a university president and recruiting hostesses sitting on the laps of prospects.
Sims shouted "Boomer" 11 times from the stage after Sam Bradford was announced as the Heisman winner.
"I hear I've been getting some bad press, that I say 'Boomer Sooner' too much," Sims said. "In no way did I mean to upstage Sam's night. I love Oklahoma so much, and I try to be a spokesman for the university. I will never, ever stop saying 'Boomer.'
"But I apologize to the Bradford family and the Heisman Trust if I crossed a boundary. Sam's dad, Kent, was a teammate of mine and was part of my Heisman season. That's why I was so happy for Sam."