On Wed. Dec. 30, 2015 ch 8.1 KOTV plans to show at 7 p.m. a special covering the upcoming football bowl games involving the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU). Scheduled for that time period from CBS is “I Get That a Lot” which most likely will be shown at 7 p.m. on ch 6.3 KOTVDT3. “I Get That a Lot” is a show in which usually minor celebrities pretend to be “ordinary” people and perform regular jobs in public in an aim to see if they are recognized and can use the phrase “I get that a lot”.
The University of Tulsa Hurricane played their bowl game on Dec. 26, 2015 so apparently they didn’t warrant KOTV interrupting a rerun to have a preview special covering them.
The University of Oklahoma Sooners plays in the first round of the playoffs on Dec. 31, 2015 at 3 p.m. The game will be shown on ESPN. About 90 million subscribers through their cable companies give ESPN about $5 each/month which allows them to pay for exclusive rights to programming. If people would quit paying for television, it would be broadcast and/or streamed for free.
Oklahoma is facing Clemson just like last year in which they were slaughtered 40-6. The Clemson team has gotten better going undefeated and the Sooners have gotten worse. Oklahoma lost to Texas who they beat last year and barely escaped Tulsa who they pounded last year. When they played against most other teams, the teams like TCU, KSU, OSU, and Baylor could not play their starting quarterbacks. Clem son has a dual threat Heisman nominated quarterback who is expected to play. OU had very good returning running backs and they brought in Lincoln Riley who is a proponent of the pass happy air raid offense. It was scrapped after the loss to Texas and converted to a run orientated one. If Lincoln Riley had been the offensive coordinator at the time, it is unlikely running backs Mixon and Perine would have come to OU. OU this year has long periods of time in which their offense cannot run or pass. The game is scheduled only to be streamed on ESPN3.com for ESPN subscribers only but sometimes that gets lifted. The spidercam feed of the game is available to all.
Oklahoma State Cowboys play in the Sugar Bowl against Mississippi (Ole Miss) on Jan. 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. Ole Miss’ claim to fame is they beat Alabama this season. Their best player defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche was arrested and will not play. OSU made the Sugar Bowl because of the first quarter effort against TCU when TCU was at their healthiest. OSU’s starting quarterback Mason Rudolph was injured against Baylor and was forced to play only one possession against OU. OSU head coach Gundy is playing his usual head games of trying to keep his opponent guessing on whether a player will play. The secondary QB J.W. Walsh has a strong arm but it doesn’t last. Rudolph has a tendency to get too excited and overthrow his receivers. It would probably be better if Walsh started even if Rudolph was totally healthy. OSU’s defense is good playing against something they can recognize. Against the unknown they fail terribly. They are usually fast enough to compensate. For example, an opponent will break open a play, but will be caught from behind. This did not happen with Baylor because of their speed and against OU’s running backs because of their size.