Oklahoma Softball Players Tell ESPN The Real Source Of Joy Is Religion

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The Oklahoma softball team lost one game this season en route to a historic national championship Thursday night, but that wasn’t their biggest win of the day. Nope. That came hours later when an ESPN reporter asked a simple question and didn’t realize the sermon he was about to get.

Buckle up, and get ready to start your day with our lord and savior!

Oklahoma wins college world series, then gives incredible sermon to ESPN question

My goodness. Anyone else ready to run through a brick wall this morning?

There are some many incredible quotes here I don’t even know where to begin. The best part by far, though, is how all four girls channel the same thought with just a tad different perspective.

The second best part, obviously, is the fact that the original question came from an ESPN reporter. Nothing against the reporter — frankly I have no idea who he is — but when you blurt out ESPN nowadays it’s an automatic gag from most sane people in the country.

Anyone remember how they celebrated Women’s History Month? With transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, of course.

Anyway, enough of ESPN. I don’t wanna bog us down after that sermon.

How do you keep the joy for that long?

“The only way you can have a joy that doesn’t fade away is from the Lord.”

Boom. Didn’t see that coming, did you? Obviously, most college kids start out most of their interviews by thanking God, and that’s great. Love it every time. But then they just move on to the next thing.

Not our Oklahoma girls, though. Hat’s off to Grace Lyons, Jayda Coleman and Alyssa Britto — you three nailed it from start to finish and didn’t let up.

Thanks for an incredible season and for an even more incredible way to start a Friday.

“We have an eternity of joy with our Father, and I’m so excited about that.”

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.


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  1. Very refreshing. Kudos to their coach, their parents, and these young ladies. However, I think your headline should be “God” not “religion”. Those two are not the same. These girls didn’t say their joy comes from religion. They said it comes from Christ and their relationship with Him.

  2. These young women are incredibly impressive. Well spoken and very intelligent. Refreshing to hear them talk about their faith so unapologetically. Especially, to an ESPN reporter.

  3. What’s the deal with women’s sports? They hit a HR in the 5th inning and the whole damn team came out like it was a fuggin walk-off? Got out of a 1-runner jam and slammed the ball in the dirt.. lol.. Good lord.

    Good for them tho, OU is a juggernaut in this sport. FSU needs to add a JuWanna Mann lol

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