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    John Rohde comes to Tyler Media after 26 1/2 years with The Oklahoman, during which he served as a columnist and beat writer. Voted Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year five times, Rohde has covered OU football and basketball, the Oklahoma City Thunder, OKC/New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, the Final Four, Masters and PGA Tour.

 

Barry Sanders was second to none in college

     Forty years ago, Ohio State running back Archie Griffin became the only player to win back-to-back Heisman Trophies, for which he rightfully has been praised annually ever since. Read more...

Who knows Bo? Joe Carter's brother does

     The story ends with Bo Jackson winning the inaugural “Celebrity Call-In” competition on 107.7 The Franchise, but the story behind the story was even more captivating. Read more...

Finally, we have a Man of Steel(y)

     For nearly two decades, Mike Steely has ridden shotgun on the Tiger Woods bandwagon, resembling a dalmation on a fire truck barking praise toward his man crush. Read more...

Big 12 notebook: Expansion not a high priority

     DALLAS – After finishing his opening remarks to kick off Big 12 Media Days on Monday morning, commissioner Bob Bowlsby thought he would be inundated about University of Oklahoma president David Boren’s recent remarks in favor of the league living up to its given name by having a dozen members. Read more...

Big 12 football finally gets to the truth

     DALLAS -- Despite an embarrassing lack of conviction that perhaps cost the league a spot in college football's first-ever playoff last season, the Big 12’s slogan officially remains “One True Champion.” Read more...

Oddly, Thunder's chances remain unchanged

     The before/after photo of NBA championship odds is fully developed now. What were the team odds before free agency and what are the odds now that free agency is over? Read more...

One final thank you to Bob Barry Jr.

     The moment he walked up and introduced himself with a smile and a handshake in 1987, Bob Barry Jr. became my favorite local sportscaster. Junior quickly turned and introduced his legendary sportscaster father, Bob Barry Sr., who immediately became my second favorite. Sportscaster Bill Teegins soon arrived from Tulsa and completed my favorite trifecta. Read more...

Look for Fowler to win his first major this weekend

     Located just south of Seattle along Puget Sound, Chambers Bay appears to be a misfit. Read more...


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