OU quarterback and TD machine Blake Bell, the current favorite to replace Landry Jones as the most loved and reviled man in Oklahoma, went to Grand Lake with some teammates for a little R&R this past weekend. We know this because the Belldozer tweeted about it on Friday.
In addition to that, an Ogle Mole sent us the following pic from the Grand Lake dive bar Big Shots:
That's not the only thing the Mole sent us. Check out this video of some drunk chick trying to catch a ride on the Belldozer
That's awesome. As a lifelong OU fan, it's kind of refreshing to see an OU quarterback act like the big man on campus. I'm not saying I want Blake to get a job at Big Red Sports and Imports or anything, but the guy's in college and should be out having fun. If a girl did that to Landry Jones, he would have stood on the chair, got a nose bleed and then thrown an interception to Manti Te'o.
In fact, I really like how Blake handled the situation. You can tell he didn't want to have anything to do with the Lady of the Lake's not as pretty stepsister. As the guy in the video said, "He don't want that bitch on his lap." Despite that, Blake seemed to be very respectful, patient and even prevented his drink from being roofied with blue algae. I bet he even bought her a Miller High Life. What a gentleman.
The only thing that worries me is that none of Blake's teammates rushed in to protect him from the grenade. That can't be a good sign. Based on this tweet, it looks like Blake was at the lake with FB/HB/TE Trey Millard, offensive linemen Gabe Ikard and Austin Woods, and back-up QBs Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas. How can his lineman leave him hanging like that? Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but the OU quarterback situation still isn't exactly settled. Maybe some of the guys are pulling for Knight to get the job or something?
Okay, I'm probably overreacting. Blake Bell is an FBS Division I Bowl Subseries BCS Association football player. I'm sure he can handle a bar goblin. He is the same guy who did this:
and of course this...
Well, that's it. My sooner blood is boiling. We're only 10 Saturdays away from the start of the season. As opposed to the last couple of years when I thought the Landry-led Sooners were going to underachieve, I'm kind of optimistic and excited about this year's bunch. I doubt they'll win a title or anything, but it will be refreshing to see some new players take the field. Also, Stoops seems to do his best coaching job when the program is doubted or off the radar. That's definitely what they are this year.
Also, in the spirit of equal time, here are some OSU highlights. Boomer Sooner.