Football & F1: Rickie Fowler's Fun-Filled Weekend

By Jon Ackerman
Monday November 18th, 2013 1:58 pm EST


Rickie Fowler is a big fan of his alma mater, Oklahoma State, and the school’s stellar football team. He’s also a big fan of racing.

How convenient then that his OSU Cowboys were in Austin on Saturday to take on Texas, and the 2013 Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix took place on Sunday in that very same town. Of course Fowler made his way to Texas.

Related Link: Rickie Fowler’s Retirement Plan – Race Cars

And the weekend couldn’t have gone much better for him. First, OSU routed Texas, 38-13, and moved up to No. 10 in the BCS standings, No. 11 in the AP poll, and No. 9 in the USA Today/Coaches poll. Then on Sunday, Sebastian Vettel won his eighth straight race, an F1 season record.

Like Fowler, Vettel is a Red Bull athlete.

Prior to the race, Fowler hung with skateboarding and rallycross racing star Bucky Lasek, a fellow Puma athlete.

And Saturday night he met F1 legend Lewis Hamilton.

Mercedes isn’t a sponsor of Fowler’s, but the company hooked the golfer up with a ride for the weekend.

It’s a rough life Fowler lives.

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