Hot Links: Toby Rowland now doing play-by-play of quarantine life!

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OU radio voice Toby Rowland hasn’t called a game in over a month, but now he’s finding a new way to stay busy.

Happy Tuesday, friends and fans!

Toby Rowland — aka the voice of the Oklahoma Sooners — is doing what he can to combat any play-by-play rust that may develop due to the sports world being put on an indefinite hold. Just how serious is the situation? If this awesome call of a squirrel unknowingly tempting fate with a box trap doesn’t explain it, I don’t know what else to tell you. Just watch and enjoy for yourself.

We may not have any actual games to talk about, but thankfully we’ve still got Toby in the booth bringing the heat. He’s also doing well from a health standpoint, which is always good news.

If you want the chance to have the voice of OU Football announce a moment in your life (no matter how mundane), hit him up on this tweet thread with a clip of said moment and you too could be like Nate and that lucky squirrel who came up big in the clutch.

Now onto today’s Hot Links! Oklahoma adds a new offensive analyst, Barry Switzer is handling this pandemic like a champ, the Rams have a revamped look and more!

OU Links

  • Redshirt junior WR Charleston Rambo might have the best name on the team, and I’m happy to say he definitely doesn’t shy away from the natural association of Sylvester Stallone’s action-hero character ‘Rambo’. Just check out this sweet tee. Now I can’t help but think about how dope it would be if he wore that iconic bandana underneath his helmet during games, with the long ends hanging out from the bottom. Please, please do that.

  • Speaking of seasons being cut short, the college baseball season was practically still revving up before the NCAA shut down all spring sports and related events. It’s obviously been a unique ordeal, but at least junior pitcher Dane Acker was able to give the Sooners their first no-hitter in over 30 years when Oklahoma outlasted LSU, 1-0 on March 1. Presently, Baseball America ranks that game the second-best college baseball contest of the brief 2020 season. Boomer!

Around the Sports World

  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has officially been postponed, and is expected to commence on a future date no later than during the summer of 2021.

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates delivered 400 pizzas to the workers of local Allegheny General Hospital in an effort to show support and appreciation for their tireless duty during this time of global crisis. Great stuff.
  • The Los Angeles Rams are officially sporting a new look outfitted with a fresh logo and an updated color scheme. Specifically, the team’s colors are now ‘Rams royal blue’ and ‘Sol (sun) yellow’. It will take some getting used to, but honestly it’s not too bad.

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