Over the past week there has been a lot going on here at The Lost Ogle. Honestly, I'm not to sure what that "a lot" was, but it had a much higher priority than writing about OU basketball. That's why we are a little bit behind in "reporting" that on Monday, April 22nd, the OU basketball team held their annual "Tip In Club Post Season Dinner." At this dinner, they gave away the following awards:
The Brent Price Connection to the Community Award: Taylor GriffinThe Roy Marler/Hollis Price Inspirational Award: Beau GerberThe Eduardo Najera Award for Toughness: Blake GriffinThe Mookie Blaylock Outstanding Defensive Player Award: David GodboldThe Stacey King Award for Team Leadership: Taylor GriffinThe Harvey Grant Award for Commitment and Overall Improvement: Cade DavisThe Choo Kennedy Award for rebounding: Blake GriffinThe Terry Evans Award for assists: Austin JohnsonThe Alvan Adams Award for Academic Excellence: Gerber and Ryan WrightThe Tim McCalister Award for most minutes played: JohnsonThe Wayman Tisdale Award for Most Valuable Player: Blake GriffinThe Senior Appreciation Award: Godbold and Longar Longar
Geeze, no wonder Tony Neysmith decided to transfer. Rumors are even swirling that that Jeff Capel awarded Omar Leary the "Chris Walker Award for This Guy Really Shouldn't be on Scholarship" in a secret, back room ceremony, just to keep him happy and on the team.
Anyway, it should be noted this will hopefully be the last time we write about college basketball here at The Lost Ogle until next fall. That is until Eddie Sutton succumbs to temptation and gets arrested for drunk driving again, Kelvin Sampson gets fired from an NBA job for charging late night 900-number calls to his corporate card or Sean Sutton becomes the presenting sponsor of the Watonga Cheese Festival.
(p.s.- Honestly, I wrote that last little blurb as a tongue-in-cheek joke, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if any of them happened. Hell, it would actually be kind of cool.)