The race between Marquise Brown and an Oklahoma student at the Sooners’ spring game wasn’t the fairest contest.
True, Nick Armbrewster had a 10-yard advantage over Brown at the start. But he would’ve needed 20 yards to beat “Hollywood” Brown, who left him in the dust in a 50-yard dash.
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— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) April 14, 2018
Picture yourself, for a moment, in poor young Armbrewster’s shoes. You’re attending the spring game in a hoodie and jeans, and 52,102 people — the announced attendance at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium — are watching you take on one of the fastest wide receivers in the Big 12.
If you win, your friends will tell you that you only won because you had a 10-yard head start over Brown. If you lose, you become the guy who had a 10-yard head start and still couldn’t win.
And when the announcer says “go,” it takes only about 1.5 seconds for the press box to snort in laughter. Listen to the background noise in this video, shot by The Oklahoman’s Brooke Pryor:
Hollywood Brown wins in the 50-yard run and it’s not even close (even with the student’s 10-yard advantage) pic.twitter.com/6Bg2KXrl9Q
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) April 14, 2018
Talk about a lose-lose scenario for Armbrewster.
If it makes him feel better, however, Brown will most likely be making Big 12 cornerbacks look just as foolish next season.