Oklahoma State makes Arizona football want to forget the Alamoby Christopher C. Wuensch on Dec. 30, 2010, under Sports
THE BOWL SEASON…
AS TOLD BY THE SNARKY PALOOKA
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No. 16 OKLAHOMA STATE 36, ARIZONA 10
The Alamo Bowl starring the University of Arizona aka “The Criner Game.”
That is to say, wide receiver Juron Criner and his Arizona teammates and coaching staff played at times like castrated wildcats.
Scoring a 71-yard TD in a bowl game is special. Just ask Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon.
But intentionally running parallel to the goal line, to goad the defense before entering the end zone, shouldn’t just be flagged for taunting, it’s warrant for your decapitation the next time you cross the middle of the field.
Arizona responded with a cheap-shot on Blackmon later in the game.
You’re the No. 1 receiver in the country — time to start acting like it.
Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is a former New York Yankee farmhand and a member of an annual fraternity of young players who get traded by the Bronx Bombers for an aging, overpaid veteran.
In Weeden’s case, he was part of the deal that landed combustible pitcher Kevin Brown in pinstripes.
Perhaps its time Arizona placekicker Alex Zendejas re-converts back to a soccer player. Zendejas connected on just one of his three field goal attempts.
Microsoft Word’s suggested corrective spelling for “Zendejas”: Endearing.
Sound more like an antonym to Wildcat fans.
Speaking of Zendejas — who infamously had two crucial extra points blocked against Arizona State — the Wildcat kicker’s woes might have spread to the Cowboys’ Dan Bailey, who missed an easy PAT against Arizona.
Journalism hit a new low on Wednesday night when ESPN commentators used the term “Sugar Momma” during a broadcast.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW:
OKLAHOMA STATE, 11-2: The Cowboys’ No. 1-ranked offense in the nation didn’t miss a beat. That is to say, sophomore wide receiver Justin Blackmon didn’t miss a beat or a catch or a chance to burn the Arizona defense. The Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation’s top receiver and Big 12 offensive player of the year had two touchdowns and 117 yards and set an NCAA record with 12 straight games with at least 100 yards and a touchdown.
ARIZONA, 7-6: Arizona dropped its fifth straight game to end the year, a crushing finish to what was once a promising season that saw the Wildcats ranked within the nation’s top-10.
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UP NEXT ON DEC. 30
MUSIC CITY BOWL: NORTH CAROLINA vs. TENNESSEE
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