I recently found myself back in Norman for a weekend and had the pleasure of returning to the Lloyd Noble Center to watch the OU Men’s Basketball team take on hated archrival Texas. Armed with my expired student ID and a passion for most things Sooner Sports (YOU GUYS IT’S ALMOST SOFTBALL SEASON) I went to the game eager to check out the new-look Sooners. OU basketball in the post-Griffin era has been fluctuating on a scale between mediocre and outright terrible. This year’s team, however, is playing at a higher level (sitting at 13-4 overall with a 4-1 mark in conference play) and is generally enjoyable to watch. What follows is a series of observations in true Field Report style about a huge win for the team both on the court and in the mindshare of the student body.
- The free giveaway for this particular game was shooter sleeves. Almost everyone in the student section had their sleeves on to go with the designated “Cheer Like a Champion” t-shirts. I still have no idea what the purpose of the shooter sleeve is, but you can be sure that I felt like I had much more basketball ability while I was wearing mine. Continue reading “Irrational Confidence Field Report: Sooner Hoops”