There’s a school of thought abound that says Oklahoma can’t win. That it can beat Texas A&M at the Cotton Bowl, but still not strike a blow for hearts and minds.
If that’s really true, it’s an indictment of an idiotic college football nation much more than a descriptions of the fix the Sooners will find themselves in Jan 4 at Cowboys Stadium.
Indeed, this is very much the bowl game OU has been waiting for. Really. If the prospect of beating the Aggies — who took the SEC by storm in their inaugural trip through the alleged greatest conference on earth — carries no weight, then what exactly have other recent bowls done for OU?
Did it do much to see the Sooners beat a mediocre Iowa team at the Insight Bowl? Did it do anybody any favors when OU finally broke its BCS losing streak against a bad Connecticut team that backed into the Fiesta Bowl?