world class athlete and power forward for Oklahoma University
basketball team is becoming a legend. His play as a freshman basketball
player amazes people. His exploits as the high school national shot put
and discus champion while at Stroud, Oklahoma only adds to the legend.
Add to that shooting at an 85% clip on basketball court, hitting 65
homeruns and pitching a 93 mph fastball…well, you can see. Of course,
here at S.O.S, we always attempt to separate fact from fiction – but
legend, that’s another story. On legend, we’re not so good, so we’ll
leave it up to you. One thing we are sure of, the windy destruction
knocking down the Outlet Mall, north of Stroud, did not happen when
Bookout exhaled when flinging his discus.
Kevin Bookout’s dog is named Sailor
because whenever discus champ Bookout plays frisbie, his dog catches it
and sails out of the county.
During a re-inactment of the war, a cannon went
down. Bookout was recruited to toss out the cannon balls and killed
In highschool, Bookout would play baseball, as the
designated hitter, and do track in the same day. He would hit a
home run, run the bases and then head straight on to the track field to
do the shot put. He once hit a baseball so far, it came down at the
same time as his shot put.
Whenever Kevin Bookout goes into the Stroud bowling
alley, the pins run and hide.
Bookout can squash a bowling ball with his bare
hand, take a bite from the bowling ball, give you the leftovers… and
make you like it.
Near Stroud a family of dwarfs was found living in
one of Bookout’s footprints.
Aliens, running low on fuel and looking for a place
to land, saw the large concrete slab from the former Outlet Mall at
Stroud. Recruited to help them escape the Earth’s gravitational pull,
Booklout slung the saucer into outer space.
Cow tipping is popular near Stroud. You can often
see Bookout setting the cows right side up.
He once jogged with a fridge on his
William Perry and John Madden challenged Bookout to
a rib eating contest but quickly withdrew when they saw Bookout using
Bookout easily won the cow chip tossing contest at
Beaver, Oklahoma. When one of the contestants complained that Bookout’s
slinging style was illegal, Bookout slung the contestant and placed
second on that toss.
He framed Roger Rabbit.
Bookout’s memory is so good, he can remember all the
words to “Boomer Sooner.”
We’re checking on that one.