Why the Unprecedented Spotlight?

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:31 pm
By: News 9

Originally Published: Jan 12, 2011 9:50 AM CDT

OU and OSU are used to the spotlight, but it may never be brighter or burn hotter than it will this fall as the Sooners and Cowboys enter the 2011 football seasons.

OU will in all likelihood be the preseason #1-ranked team in America and OSU will be in or near the Top 10....and deservedly so. The returning talent warrants the praise. Expectations will be high. Anticipation will be through the roof. But thats been the case before. What makes 2011 different?

We are staring at the very real possibility that in 2011 we will not have an NFL or an NBA season. Lockouts are looming. Meaning, the only thing going on in all of sports...will be college football.

There will be no sharing the stage locally or nationally. It could be the most talked about, written about, blogged about season in college football history...because there will be nothing else to talk, write or blog about.

Get ready Sooner and Cowboy fans for a season on center stage.