Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Who's Mike Gundy and What's His Age?

     It takes a man with real machismo to go on a rant the way that Oklahoma State football head coach Mike Gundy did on September 22, 2007. Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman wrote an article Oklahoma State's quarterback at the time Bobby Reid and why he might be demoted to second-string. The Oklahoman sports editor, Mike Sherman, stood by the story. Yet, this didn't sit well with the former Oklahoma State quarterback, who went on one of the most memorable rants in sports history. That's when he went on this awesome rant:
     Many sports writers across the United States of America harshly criticized Gundy for his remarks. Dennis Dodd from CBS Sportsline accused him of "sexism" and the Association for Women in Sports Media stated that Gundy handled the situation in an "unprofessional manner". But OSU athletic director Mike Holder stood by Gundy's side, stating that "nothing is more important to us than our student-athletes."
     Overall, Mike Gundy's not going to put up with crap from any media outlet or publisher. His remarks weren't intended to be sexist and he even called the editor "garbage". But by golly, what has happened to the respect we had for a thing called the First Amendment? Anyways, I got to give props to Mike Gundy for going on to lead the Cowboys to the Fiesta Bowl in 2011 (In which #3 Oklahoma State beat #4 Stanford 41-38) and bringing Oklahoma State's football program to a top-tier level of competition.

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