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No Sleep, No Excuse



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According to this tweet by Oklahoma State football sports information director, Gavin Lang, the OSU football team eased onto Hall of Fame street at approximately 5:47 AM this morning following their 59-33 basting of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

About 6 hours later Justin Blackmon tweeted:

Y am I so sleepy???

Well I’ve got a few reasons JB, not the least of which is the fact that you were playing a live collegiate football game as the city of New York was getting ready to see the tip of the sun.

I got a few messages and tweets this afternoon asking me if I thought the team would be thrown into a funk because of the crazy schedule last night. I don’t think so, and here’s why…

Think about when they used to have to travel to Boulder (or Ames, or Austin) for an 8 PM (CST) kick. You get done with that game at 11:30, roll out at around 12:30 or 1 AM, and have about a 2-hour flight home. Once you get unpacked and pack to Boone Pickens you’re looking at 3:30 or 4 AM.

The point is, they’ve done this before. Granted they’ve never been playing at that time of the morning but the schedule as a whole shouldn’t differ much from a night game further away from Stillwater.

The saving grace last night is that it takes about 1:15 to traverse the Cimarron Turnpike and that they weren’t trying to get back from somewhere crazy like Seattle or Miami or L.A.

It’s business as usual starting tonight with a day off tomorrow.

And the Cowboys will have zero excuses as they trickle into College Station later this week.

I can’t wait.

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