Photo: Greg Duke, Tulsa Today
TULSA, OK—The Oklahoma City Thunder brought their preseason roadshow to Tulsa on Sunday night for their sixth annual visit, this time hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Thunder have played six times in the BOK Center since the facility opened in 2008, facing Houston, Miami, Denver, Memphis, New Orleans and Minnesota.
On Sunday night 16,901 fans saw a turnover-plagued, stripped down Thunder fall to the Timberwolves 112-94, their third straight loss.
In all Oklahoma City coughed up the ball 23 times.
“We have to do a better job of taking care of the basketball,” Oklahoma City head coach Scott Brooks said after the game. “You give a team a lot of turnovers and give them a lot in transition the game becomes easy for them (Minnesota).
At 1-5 on the year and 1-1 in the AAC, the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane are in trouble.
After an exciting opening night where they topped the Tulane Green Wave 37-31 the Hurricane has lost five straight, the latest being a 35-24 loss to Temple last weekend in Philadelphia. It’s a bad situation that doesn’t have any easy answers.
“Obviously, we were discouraged by the outcome, (against Temple), but encouraged by the fight and the improvement in areas. Still got a lot of work to do.” TU head coach Bill Blankenship said at his weekly press conference, “We are all frustrated and we want to get it tipped over. We want to get past that tipping point.”
Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) will hold a District Town Hall meeting focused on local and national security this Tuesday evening October 21st, 6:30-8:00 PM, at the Mabee Center in Tulsa.
Addressing the pressing obligation and immediate needs for “Securing America” Rep. Bridenstine will answer audience questions on national security and sovereignty as timely as any news headline.
Peggy Noonan writing for the Wall Street Journal declares what a growing number of people worldwide have come to believe, “The [Obama} administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis continues to be marked by double talk, runaround and gobbledygook. And its logic is worse than its language. In many of its actions, especially its public pronouncements, the government is functioning not as a soother of public anxiety but the cause of it.
An example this week came in the dialogue between Megyn Kelly of Fox News and Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control.
Dr. Alveda C. King
There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning.
“All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in this country and we really need to come back to God.”