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Mike Gundy gone mad

September 24, 2007 at 5:56am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

After one of the most thrilling games in Oklahoma State history, head OSU coach Mike Gundy decided not to talk about the 49-45 final score of the game but to react to an article written in the Daily Oklahoman by Jenni Carlson.  The article questions former starting quarterback Bobby Ried’s poor attitude.

I think it might be important to read both the article and watch the video.  In the article, Carlson pretty much calls Reid lazy.  Coach Gundy didn’t take to kindly to it.

Coach Gundy has a point in this tirade, college athletes should not be put under the same scrutiny that pro athletes do.  If an athlete is not performing on the field, that’s one thing, but if to call him lazy, that seems like a real low blow to me.  But, on the same token, Barry Tramel of the Daily Oklahoman has an excellent point in an article a day later…

You can’t on one hand treat football players like princes, with everything from opulent training tables to enrollment favors, then claim they’re just regular students.

I’m having mixed emotions about all of this.  Gundy has a great point.  But at the same time, college athletics (football especially) is creeping closer and closer to deserving pro attention.  But with the pro attention, you get pro scrutiny.

U-S-C-ya

September 18, 2007 at 4:05am By: D.M.B. Posted in D.M.B. Sports Report

Its a chant that the USC volleyball fans will chant in place of Bump-Set-Spike.  U. S. C-ya.  And the men of Troy said c-ya to Nebraska in the biggest game to hit Memorial Stadium in a long time.  I have to admit that I was more amped for that game than I had been a long time.  4 hours before kickoff downtown it seemed like it was an hour before kickoff.  The overpass was packed.  I couldn’t believe it.  I never got to experience pregame activities like most people do when I went to Nebraska games.  The electricity in the air was awesome.  It was all set up, the crowd was loud, I couldn’t hear the band during pregame and then….

*thud*

Yeah we were in the game for a while.  And even at halftime, getting the ball to start the 2nd half even the most optimistic fan had to feel there was a chance.  But in the end, it just wasn’t meant to be.  Nebraska doesn’t belong on the national stage is what this game showed us.  In 4 B.C., we see that we are no better off than where we were when F.S. left.  Is that too high of expectations?  Ah….program expectations.  Remember when no less than a national title would do in Nebraska?  Now we have postgame celebrations a week after we win a Big 12 NORTH championship.  Hell, even when T.O was coach it was, win the Big 8 and everything else will take care of itself. 

Fireworks, flyovers, music blasting through the speakers before EVERY SINGLE GOD DAMN PLAY…what is this…the NBA on turf?

Sorry Husker Nation, take off the rose colored glasses and see who the Big Red really is.

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