Bedlam football wasn’t always a big deal. And yes, you holdouts, it is a big deal now. 

But there was a time when the pollsters took no notice. A time when ESPN or its forerunner, the Eastern Press, paid no attention.

Heck, when I was a kid, we didn’t even attach the Bedlam name to the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State football rivalry. That was reserved for wrestling and basketball and the more frenzied athletic competition.

That was then. Now, the best Bedlam entertainment occurs on the gridiron.

Oh, the results are about the same. Oklahoma State rarely wins. It has just two victories over Oklahoma in Mike Gundy’s 15 cracks at the Sooners, despite this being the golden age of Cowboy football.