Billy Sims is arguably the most decorated tailback in Oklahoma’s proud history. Sims won the Heisman Trophy in 1978, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and was the first overall pick by the Lions in 1980. And no, Wikipedia, he’s not dead. Stop that.
It’s fine that Sims is proud of his collegiate career, of course. At last night’s Heisman ceremony, however, when fellow Sooner Sam Bradford took home the trophy, Billy Sims tried to start the “Boomer Sooner” chant. Lord, how he tried. Over and over. 11 times. And unless you think that is anything but wildly annoying, we have video after the break.
BOOMER! BOOMER! BOOMER! BOOMER! BOOMER!
BOO–okay, sorry, I’ll stop.
We imagine the Downtown Athletic Club may kindly ask Billy Sims and the rest of the returning Heisman winners to shut the hell up next year, or at the very least maintain a bit of respectful silence as the athlete hugs his family and lets the emotion of winning the most celebrated individual trophy in all of sports wash over him. Because holy hell, there isn’t a better way to ruin the ceremony that doesn’t involve acts that land you on the sex offender registry.