Oklahoma City’s Big Night: Could It Be the Biggest Ever?

April 22nd, 2010 by Casey Womack Leave a reply »
You probably couldn't think of a bigger night for the state of Oklahoma. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the Los Angeles Lakers for Game Three of a first round NBA Playoff series.  It is the first time the city or state has ever hosted an NBA playoff game.

On top of that, the NFL draft will also kick off in New York tonight, but will carry a lot of Oklahoma ties.  Before the night is over, five players from Oklahoma could potentially hear their names called and become millionaires.

So you can ask the question, is this evening the biggest sporting day in Oklahoma's history?

I can't think of anything that comes remotely close to the publicity that tonight is bringing to Oklahoma City.  Barry Switzer resigning as the head coach of OU was pretty huge.  It brought a lot of media to the town.  A lot of people were shocked.

There was also a huge bedlam game in the early '80s that resulted in the winner going to the national championship when the teams were ranked No. 2 and No. 3.

Also, both of those events were just individual sporting events that were big-time news-worthy.

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