Sam Bradford and the NewsOK footprint
It’s no secret that NewsOK visitors look at a lot of sports articles, videos and blogs on our Web site.
Just look at our most-viewed articles every day, and you will find sports stories, especially OU Sooners sports stories at the top of the list almost every day.
So needless to say that when something big happens in the sports world in Oklahoma, NewsOK makes certain it’s ready to cover it as much as possible. Sam Bradford won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night …
- We updated the Heisman Trophy coverage page.
- We dissected Sam Bradford’s NFL future.
- The Oklahoman put together some great pages for our print readers (pages that, incidentally, you can purchase online so you can “own a piece of history“).
I write all this just to make it clear that NewsOK can cover sports like no other media outlet. We have a ton of stuff to read, watch or discuss. And this is just one story! Wait till we cover something more complicated than one sophomore quarterback winning one award — something, like say, a three-way tie for the Big 12 South title.
I also write all this because I feel compelled to prove that I covered a Sam Bradford football game on Nov. 6, 2003 for The Oklahoman while I was moonlighting as a high school football sports reporter. The game story I found had no mention of Slingin’ Sam’s name, which is really an indictment of some weak reporting skills. But his Putnam North team lost the very next week, so I’m pretty sure he was the quarterback who handed the ball off to Deji Karim for his five touchdown runs that night.
I’d like to say that I remember that the quarterback that night was a star in the making. But what I really remember was that the game was such a blow out that they used a running clock in the second half – and it was the fastest game I had ever witnessed.
But I was there.