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By Terry Jones,

Terry Jones
Edmonton Sun
@sunterryjones

Terry Jones, columnist at the Edmonton Sun since 1982, visited Oklahoma City during the last week of January.  He has covered more Olympics than any other Canadian journalist (16), well over 500 Stanley Cup playoffs games, 37 Grey Cups, 20 Super Bowls and Briers, and every Canada Cup/World Cup hockey tournament dating back to 1976. He's written a dozen books including the first and last books of Wayne Gretzky's career (The Great Gretzky and An Oiler Forever). He also wrote '79 to 99' published by The Sun. A Canadian Sports Media sportswriter of the year, Jones is in the sports media sections of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Married to wife Linda, he's father of sports writing son Shane and twin daughters Trina and Nicole.

Men about town

OKLAHOMA CITY -  Like their parent team, the Oklahoma City Barons have a Derrick dropping from the rafters on cables before the game begins.

But it’s not an oil Derrick.

It’s Derrick the mountain lion mascot.

As mascots go, he’s major league. Excellent. Exceptional. Until he goes on the ice between periods.

Derrick is still learning how to skate.

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