In light of today’s 83rd annual Academy Awards I figured I should hand out a few of my own, Oklahoma State-style, for the last year of athletic achievements. Here we go.
The nominees – OSU vs. KU hoops (Feb. 27, 2010) | OSU vs. Texas football (Nov, 13, 2010) | OSU vs. Texas A&M football (Sept. 30, 2010) | OSU vs. OU wrestling (Feb. 21, 2010)
And the winner is…from a purely dramatic standpoint I have to give it to OSU vs. Texas A&M football [applause from the audience]. There was no shortage of intrigue or subplots in this tense early conference game between two teams who, as it turned out, shared the Big 12 south title with Oklahoma. I wanted to say the Kansas basketball game but the A&M game meant more in the bigger scheme of the season. In the Os(u)cars, that matters.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The nominees – Brandon Weeden | James Anderson | German Fernandez | Peter Uihlein | Jordan Oliver
And the winner is…Jordan Oliver is 54-4 in his last 58 starts so it’s kind of tough to go against that, but I’m still going James Anderson, and here’s why: without Oliver OSU still goes to the NCAA tournament in wrestling, and that’s the point, to play for a title. Without Anderson though, OSU’s basketball team might not have gone to the NIT last year. In a lot of ways this season is winning the award for Anderson’s year last year.
By the way, this is such an awkward time to hand out Os(u)cars for every sport besides football. I’m trying to include the entirety of the 2010 year and melding into 2011 if necessary. Sorry Marshall Moses, you’ll be on next year’s ballot.