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I happen to be terrible with instructions.
I can’t read them, because they’re never clear.
They’d make so much more sense if, along with every step you’re supposed to take, you’d also be warned of the the three incorrect steps you’re likely to take instead
Alas, they don’t.
So, with that caveat, Oklahoma Columnist has some news about its future.
Originally, I thought it might happen last February or March.
The problem was, I thought nabbing readers by their collars, consciousness, righteousness or their simple wish to read words in orders I put together would be easier.
But Brent Venables doesn’t say something new and telling every day, Lincoln Riley doesn’t say something new and dumb every day and, though it’s probably a good thing, stories like the one Cale Gundy found himself at the center of recently do not occur every day.
Nor even every month.
Thus, my writing sometimes reaches just the few hundred who’ve subscribed to it and sometimes many, many, many more who bump into it and give it a shot, have it recommended to them, get a link to it placed in front of them at a moment they have some time (and sometimes tell others about it), or just can’t resist the amazing headline on top of it.
That’s why we’re nine months into this experiment and the cost of receiving it remains no more than some overpriced coffee confection, presuming somebody else purchased it for you.
Yet, come October, provided I can figure out the instructions, I’ll begin charging for it; though no more per month than the aforementioned overpriced coffee confection, I promise.
One, there will always be some free content, at least an item per week and occasionally more because some columns are so preposterously necessary everybody must be invited.
Two, you can count on a column from every Oklahoma football game, as well as a mid-week item that’s frequently Sooner-football centric and when not will be Big 12 football- or college football-centric.
Despite Chet Holmgren being out for the season, I’m holding out hope the organization that’s the Oklahoma City Thunder will not pul back the reigns on the team that’s the Oklahoma City Thunder for a third straight season. Given that, once the campaign begins, there should be a weekly Thunder item that catches you up, tells you what’s coming up, while also passing along some cooly written and cogently parsed information and thoughts you might get nowhere else.
Nor will Oklahoma Columnist be limited to those items.
There is also Oklahoma State football, even high school football, the remaining sports universe, news and politics, too, when they must be addressed.
If you’re a free subscriber or just a reader who frequently finds this corner of the Internet, thanks for being a part of Oklahoma Columnist over the last nine months.
When the time comes, I hope you’ll commit for another month, the one after that and the one after that and the one after that; or even 12 up front, which would be fabulous.
Again, thanks so much.
As always, thanks for reading.