We've been AWOL in recent months, holding our tongue on all manner of political nonsense and many other controversies and issues. (The Tea Party, anyone?)
But we can't resist a little snarkiness in the wake of sports columnist John Hoover's bold predictions about the Red River Rivalry.
Writing in Saturday's Tulsa World, Hoover was unequivocal: OU would win—no doubt, no question.
Here's the lead sentence of his column, written hours before the kickoff: "This year's Red River Rivalry is already over."
Hoover went on: "And the Sooners won. Again."
The Sooners are better prepared, Hoover wrote. OU has a better quarterback, a better offensive line, and a better defense, he said. And this: OU "owns every mental edge and emotional advantage."
With OU a 14-point favorite, the final score should be, in Hoover's words, "a mere formality." Mac Brown's Texas Longhorns were desperate, Hoover concluded. Bob Stoops has Brown's number.
Bold words from a columnist who knows his football. Then they played the game.
In case you missed it, Texas dominated. The final score was 36-20—a Texas "blowout," as Hoover admitted in Sunday's column. Curiously, he didn't mention his bold Saturday predictions.
How do you like your crow, Mr. Hoover? You might try it with a little Texas hot sauce. Enjoy.