Lists

  1. Yes, I’m bored.
  2. Opinions my own. Your disagreements will be heard, then summarily dismissed.

High School Memories

  1. Making dumb videos with Chad and Kevin
  2. Junior prom
  3. Getting a 15-yard penalty for our football team from the press box
  4. Getting threatened by the band for making fun of them in the newspaper
  5. First kiss (Twas a bit sloppy)

College Memories

  1. Meeting Missy
  2. Dominoes, PlayStation football and the Seinfeld/Conan/Cheaters nightly trilogy at the apartment
  3. All the OU football games (especially the national championship)
  4. Banter and invaluable experience in the OU Daily newsroom
  5. Baseball road trips to Arlington, Houston and St. Louis (plus a graduation celebration trip to KC, STL, Milwaukee and Chicago)

Lawton Memories

  1. The camaraderie with the sports staff at the paper (as well as fun trips to Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, Houston and Kansas City to cover OU football games)
  2. Running pick and roll with Chuck at the Y
  3. Post-poker Whataburger or Junction with Spike
  4. Everyone (especially the youth group) at Carriage Hills Christian Church
  5. Meeting and working with so many great coaches and athletes at the local high school

Cool Sports People I Interviewed at The Lawton Constitution That You Wouldn’t Expect To Give An Interview to The Lawton Constitution

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  2. Sugar Ray Leonard
  3. Bryce Harper
  4. Pete Carroll
  5. Your favorite OU football Heisman winner

Vacations with Missy

  1. Costa Rica
  2. Paris
  3. Chicago
  4. Playa Mujeres
  5. Surprise Vegas birthday weekend
  6. India
  7. San Antonio/Houston spring break trip
  8. Miami
  9. Phoenix
  10. Thailand

My Idea of a Good Time

  1. Laughing with family and friends
  2. Pickup Basketball
  3. Playing bridge
  4. Beer at a baseball game
  5. Cigar on the back porch

Pickup Basketball Trash Talk Lines

  1. We need to switch the teams up?
  2. Want me to guard him? (Yes I will trash talk my teammates)
  3. Get a drink of water, Marcus
  4. 7-0 skunk?
  5. Good effort

Things Heard in My House

  1. Loud screaming
  2. Loud crying
  3. “That’s not fair”
  4. “I’m telling”
  5. “Can it wait a minute? I’m trying to poop in here”

Cereals

  1. Peanut Butter Crunch
  2. Cheerios
  3. Captain Crunch
  4. Banana Nut Crunch
  5. Bite size Frosted Mini Wheats

Fast Food Restaurants

  1. Whataburger
  2. Chipotle
  3. Raising Cane’s
  4. Schlotzky’s
  5. Little Caesar’s

OKC-based Restaurants

  1. Charleston’s
  2. Johnnie’s
  3. Swadley’s
  4. Tucker’s
  5. Ted’s

Non-alcoholic Beverages

  1. White Monster
  2. A&W Root Beer
  3. Pure Banana Snow Cone Juice
  4. Peach Tea Monster Rehab
  5. Coke

Alcoholic Beverages

  1. Bourbon/Rye Whiskey
  2. IPA
  3. Other craft beer
  4. Red wine
  5. Everything else sucks

Rock Bands (2000-present)

  1. Chevelle
  2. Breaking Benjamin
  3. 10 Years
  4. Staind
  5. Seether

Rock Bands (1990-1999)

  1. Nirvana
  2. Weezer
  3. Tool
  4. Pearl Jam
  5. Stone Temple Pilots

Obscure 1990s Rock Bands I used to get down to

  1. Starflyer 59
  2. Poor Old Lu
  3. Blenderhead
  4. Roadside Monument
  5. Joe Christmas

Rappers

  1. Eminem
  2. Lupe Fiasco
  3. Tupac
  4. Jay-Z
  5. Ice Cube

Non-rock, non-rap musical artists

  1. Radiohead
  2. John Mayer
  3. Coldplay
  4. Wilco
  5. Travis

Sitcoms

  1. Seinfeld
  2. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  3. How I Met Your Mother
  4. Parks and Rec
  5. Family Guy

Saturday Night Live Cast Members

  1. Will Ferrell
  2. Eddie Murphy
  3. Chris Farley
  4. Jimmy Fallon
  5. Andy Samberg

Dramas

  1. The Wire
  2. 24
  3. Boardwalk Empire
  4. The Practice
  5. Law and Order

(Side note: Season 1 of True Detective is the greatest season of drama ever but as a full series it doesn’t make the list.)

Non-Fiction TV Shows

  1. 30 For 30
  2. Impractical Jokers
  3. HBO Real Sports
  4. Shark Tank
  5. Pawn Stars

Baseball Movies

  1. Field of Dreams
  2. A League of Their Own
  3. The Sandlot
  4. Major League
  5. 42

Non-baseball movies

  1. Rounders
  2. Anchorman
  3. The Departed
  4. Rain Man
  5. The Big Lebowski

Philadelphia Eagles (1985-present)

  1. Randall Cunningham
  2. Brian Dawkins
  3. Reggie White
  4. Brian Westbrook
  5. Jeremiah Trotter

Chicago Cubs (1985-present)

  1. Ryne Sandberg
  2. Greg Maddux
  3. Anthony Rizzo
  4. Sammy Sosa
  5. Ben Zobrist

Baseball Stadiums I’ve Been To

  1. Wrigley Field
  2. Fenway Park
  3. Kauffman Stadium (KC)
  4. PNC Park (Pittsburgh)
  5. Target Field (Minnesota)

Baseball Hats I Own

Sporting Events I’ve Covered

  1. 2000 Orange Bowl
  2. OU vs Nebraska 2000 (#1 vs #2)
  3. OKC-Golden State 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals Game 6 (that one hurt)
  4. 2007 Fiesta Bowl (OU vs Boise State)
  5. 2002 NCAA Final Four

NBA players

  1. Lebron James
  2. Michael Jordan
  3. Don’t @ me

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