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Ogle Madness: West Region, Second Round

8:00 PM EDT on March 27, 2008

So yesterday we had our first nail-biter of the Field of 32 with Brent Skarky taking Toby Rowland down to the wire. Granted, it was controversial, but it was good to finally have a close match. Also, other than Curtis Fitzpatrick or Clark Matthews' hair stylist, can anyone name me a more perfect Cinderella than Brent Skarky?

Anyway, today's match-ups are:

  • (1) Brad Henry vs. (9) Jamie Ceretta
  • (4) Jessica Schambach vs. (5) Mark Rodgers
  • (3) Wayne Coyne vs (6) Mike Gundy
  • (2) Bob Stoops vs. (7) Linda Cavanaugh

After the jump, we visit the Cowchip Festival in Beaver to check out the action.

(1) Brad Henry vs. (9) Jamie Ceretta

About Brad Henry:

Conference: Potential Coburn Replacements

Who he is: Governor, Oklahoma

Biggest Strength: Ability to convince Republicans to nominate incompetent, uninspiring candidates to run against him

Biggest Weakness: Punctuality, giving stirring speeches

Fun Fact: Some strange person wanted him to run for president in '08. This effort was about as effective as all of EZ Million's campaign's combined.

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About Jamie Ceretta:

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Conference: Hot TV Chicks

Who she is: Evening anchor for the Fox News at 9

Biggest Strength: Lunges

Biggest Weakness: Accepting green St. Patrick's Day shots from total strangers

Fun Fact: Those shots are expensive!

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(4) Jessica Schambach vs. (5) Mark Rodgers

About Jessica Schambach:

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Conference: Hot TV Chicks

Who she is: 5pm and 10pm anchor for Channel 5

Biggest Strength: The ability to improve.

Biggest Weakness: Jessica is married. She is also a native Texan.

Fun Fact: Jessica volunteers at the Northside YMCA, raising money for the Strong Kids Campaign. She also enjoys taking boot camp, body sculpting and cycling classes there, too. To get a membership at the Northside YMCA, do what my perverted roommate just did and register online.

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About Mark Rodgers:

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Conference: Sports Media of Oklahoma

Who he is: Sports Animal Host and sports director for Channel 5.

Biggest Strength: Ranked number three on our countdown of the 12 hottest men in the OKC media.

Biggest Weakness: Dribbling.

Fun Fact: Mark's first gig in the Sports Animal was hosting a show called "Strictly Recruiting."

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(3) Wayne Coyne vs (6) Mike Gundy

About Wayne Coyne:

Conference: Amazing Oklahoma Musicians

Who he is: Lead singer of the Flaming Lips

Biggest Strength: Writing odd-ball tunes about the beauty of life, death and robot Jesus statues playing checkers on Mars.

Biggest Weakness: Has appeared in the Justice League of Oklahoma, Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed. Two of those were voluntary.

Fun Fact: Although he didn't graduate from high school, he gave the 2006 commencement speech for the artsy Classen High School. In it, he talks about selling pot and a "urine bath" from a young Mexican boy. It's worth a listen.

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About Mike Gundy:

Conference: Angry football coaches

Who he is: Oklahoma State Head Football Coach

Biggest Strength: Getting his facts straight. Choosing quality, long lasting hair gels.

Biggest Weakness: Blowing leads to Texas.

Fun Fact: He's a man. And he's 40.

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(2) Bob Stoops vs. (7) Linda Cavanaugh

About Bob Stoops:

Conference: The Bud, Barry and Bob 3

Who he is: Football Coach, University of Oklahoma

Biggest Strength: Making the testicles of local reporters retreat into their body cavities.

Biggest Weakness: Winning BCS games, avoiding pyramid schemes.

Fun Fact: Both he and marijuana are often smoked in bowls

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About Linda Cavanaugh:

Conference: Senior Citizens of the Oklahoma City Media

Who she is: Longtime evening anchor for KFOR Channel 4.

Biggest Strength: Uhm...call me crazy, but I would have to say it's her daughter Ann Cavanaugh.

Biggest Weakness: See's been around way too long. And for some reason, the whole "Strangers in Their Own Land" now kind of seems cheesy.

Fun Fact: She and Mike McCarville are the only people still living who reported from the original land run in 1889.

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