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Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sims is ready, but are the Sooners?

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

MIAMI -- At least one former Sooner looked stoked for Thursday's FedEx BCS National Championship game, even though his career ended almost 30 years ago.

When former Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims was introduced before the game, he waved his hands in the air and even did some jumping jacks. His enthusiasm was a marked contrast from the other Heisman winners who were a lot more sedate when they were honored before the game.

Sims got in a little hot water after Sam Bradford's Heisman Trophy presentation last month when he punctuated Bradford's honor by yelling "Boomer" as he accepted the award. Sims even apologized for his action a couple of days later.

It looks like Sims is back in the good graces of the Sooner Nation -- at least if the reaction he received Thursday night was any indication.