- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Rover spent 15 blissful minutes yesterday chatting college pigskin with legends Dan Jenkins and Barry Switzer. Given that the golf tournament was over on Friday afternoon, that conversation was easily the highlight of the Rover’s day at Southern Hills. Switzer is about to begin hosting a morning drive-time show on XM Radio, and goodness knows he talks enough to carry one. Though he’s extremely engaging, Switzer hardly pauses to breathe during conversation. He doesn’t look a day older than when he left the Cowboys, and he still swears by pounding the rock.

Said Switzer: “If an offensive coordinator ever threw the ball on second-and-five, I’d fire his [rear] on the spot. I’m serious.”

By the way, the Rover’s got to give turducken a thumbs down, though Tulsa-ites can make some serious barbecue brisket.

Memo to those who might eventually be forced to experience Tulsa: Prepare to shower in the disconcerting stench of reclaimed water.