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I wasn't planning on posting a pasted optimism today, but this Bill Haisten story about what Jamie Blatnick did to Steve Denning's face with a beer bottle needs to be posted. Ouch! There are many more details in the article. Eyewitnesses are saying that Blatnick was the instigator. Bad shit going on in the hot Stilly summer.
In a more lighthearted story, Tulsa World published the results of a players survey from Big 12 Media Days, and there were a few surprising results. Most notably, the OSU-black uniforms were the top vote getter in the best uniforms category... and BPS finished 2nd behind Nebraska in "most hostile environment". There was not yet a category for "guy you least want to piss off at Murphys", but I think we know who would win that.