You gotta love this guy…Not only does he go out and beat The OSU, he follows his Heisman-like performance by sticking the OU flag in the heart of the OSU logo at midfield.
For the most part I’m pretty much a laid back kind of guy who believes in letting old dogs lay. However in this case, I thought this move was pretty cool. Last year’s Ohio State embarrassment of the Sooners had been eating at all of us for a whole year. For that matter, when was the last time OU fans were treated to this kind of emotional signature win. It’s been a while.
You’ve got to love a guy who plays with his emotions on his sleeve. Without those emotions that win in Columbus does not happen.
Just like all OU fans I adore Sam Bradford, but let’s get real…as talented as Sam was as an OU quarterback, he could not have pulled off a win over the Buckeyes at the Shoe. Sam would have ably led his team, but when pure emotions were needed to fire up the Sooners, it would not have happened. And of course, Sam would never have staked the OU flag at midfield.
Possibly after several years we would tire of Baker’s antics, but for the here and now, this is exactly what the doctor ordered.
For this year, I like OU’s chances any time we go on the road for a big game. Baker eats this stuff up and he makes sure his fellow players do the same. Going into Saturday’s game I was simply hoping the Sooners could hang with Ohio State. I discounted the value of Baker Mayfield’s grit and his love for the Sooners.
Now…all bets are off.