Daily Video, Episode 2: Exercise motivation + Back to the gym!

Several weeks ago, I had some dental work done that left me in a lot of pain. The work wasn’t the cause of the pain although I wasn’t in pain … Continue reading Daily Video, Episode 2: Exercise motivation + Back to the gym!

The future of ryanwelton.com, aka: Using data to decide what to blog about

Anybody who knows me knows that I love the digital game. I love the process of creating content, promoting it and growing something from nothing to a lot. In this … Continue reading The future of ryanwelton.com, aka: Using data to decide what to blog about

OU 28, Army 21: Mike Stoops’ defense doesn’t look any better on radio either

When I was 10 or 11 years old, I used to hide away in my room and listen to the radio. My first memories were listening to WLS radio at … Continue reading OU 28, Army 21: Mike Stoops’ defense doesn’t look any better on radio either

Cleveland Browns: These 4 characteristics make Baker Mayfield a winner

Cleveland 21, New York Jets 17. That was pretty much the most entertaining Thursday Night Football game in the history of #TNF. Or that I know of. I don’t know; … Continue reading Cleveland Browns: These 4 characteristics make Baker Mayfield a winner

Beyond Baker: How HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ converted me to the Cleveland Browns

When half of Oklahoma decided to become Cleveland Browns fans, we did so out of our loyalty to Baker Reagan Mayfield, the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner and, arguably, the greatest … Continue reading Beyond Baker: How HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ converted me to the Cleveland Browns

Oklahoma escapes Iowa State with 37-27 win, but old (bad) habits reemerge

Oklahoma is not going to win every game by 28 or 49, and so Sooner fans are grateful for Saturday’s 37-27 win over Iowa State in Ames, especially after last … Continue reading Oklahoma escapes Iowa State with 37-27 win, but old (bad) habits reemerge

Sam Darnold shines; Jets may have just ended the Matthew Stafford era in Detroit

The most impressive first game of the new NFL season goes to the New York Jets, a 48-17 winner over the Detroit Lions. And that comes after the most disastrous … Continue reading Sam Darnold shines; Jets may have just ended the Matthew Stafford era in Detroit

Who steps up for the Oklahoma Sooners now that Rodney Anderson is out?

The speculation turned to reality Sunday night, and it was just about the worst news imaginable for the No. 5-ranked Oklahoma Sooners. Rodney Anderson had been ruled out for the … Continue reading Who steps up for the Oklahoma Sooners now that Rodney Anderson is out?

Cleveland Browns 21, Pittsburgh Steelers 21: Recap + stars + disappointments

Our first game as official Cleveland Browns was quite the experience, and we didn’t lose! We tied. Cleveland battled back from a 21-7 deficit against Pittsburgh to send the game … Continue reading Cleveland Browns 21, Pittsburgh Steelers 21: Recap + stars + disappointments

Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21: Huge game for CeeDee Lamb; Update on Rodney Anderson

We should be celebrating a quality, big win over a quality opponent — but Sooner Nation isn’t because the early vibe is that we may have lost running back Rodney … Continue reading Oklahoma 49, UCLA 21: Huge game for CeeDee Lamb; Update on Rodney Anderson

Mac Miller’s death & the harsh reality of recreational drug use

The world is mourning the death of Mac Miller, an acclaimed rapper and producer, and for me, a kiddo I’ve followed since 2011. I say kiddo because, at 48, anybody … Continue reading Mac Miller’s death & the harsh reality of recreational drug use

California Thinkin’: my takeaways from a trip to the Golden State

A vacation to end the summer symbolizes the start of autumn, on the calendar if not the thermometer. It won’t start to feel autumnal in Oklahoma until November. To escape … Continue reading California Thinkin’: my takeaways from a trip to the Golden State