Baker Mayfield, a former walk-on quarterback at Texas Tech, left Lubbock, the least beautiful town on earth, two years ago — probably because the thought of spending four years in that shithole of a town was driving him mad. He ended up transferring to Oklahoma, where he’s had a remarkable 2015 season that ended with him as a top-five Heisman finalist and the Sooners earning a playoff berth.
You think the good people of Lubbock are happy for their former quarterback? Not so much. When Mayfield returned to L-Town (no one calls it this) last November for OU’s game against the Red Raiders, he was booed and thrown out of Chimy’s — a Mexican restaurant and Lubbock staple.
Baker Mayfield said there isn’t anything Texas Tech fans said to him during his last trip to Lubbock that can be printed.
“No, there’s actually not,” Mayfield said Monday with a laugh. “At all.”
Mayfield, who was sitting out because of NCAA and Big 12 transfer rules, traveled back to Lubbock for Oklahoma’s mid-November 2014 game against the Red Raiders. The night before the game, he went to eat at Chimy’s with some friends and said he was asked to leave.
“Luckily I had just finished my food so I wasn’t too mad about it,” Mayfield said.
Mayfield said after he’d finished eating, former Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro came into the restaurant and the two of them started talking.
“I was talking to him when they kicked me out,” Mayfield said. “He told me I needed to leave.
“I asked him to give me a good reason, and he just told me I needed to leave.
“I said, ‘Listen, I obviously don’t need anymore problems in this city. I already have enough. I’m not very well liked here.’
“I just took my loss and walked out. I didn’t need any extra problems.”
As Mayfield left Chimy’s, he said the other restaurant patrons booed at him.
The good people of Lubbock, always classy and respectful. At least they didn’t poison the guy, but God knows they probably tried.
How could you blame a guy for trying to GTFO of that garbage west Texas town? Hell, I’m a Texas fan and even I’m happy he managed to escape to Norman. But to boo a guy who is just trying to enjoy some delicious Chimy’s the night before a big game before throwing him out of the restaurant? Classless..
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