Holder pulling Jedi mind tricks on Poke fans. You don't need to see his identification.
Dammit, Mike Holder! I wish I could quit you and your season ticket policy. I HATED it once before. But like Sam and Diane on “Cheers,” I’m strangely falling in love with it. You have Mike Gundy imploring to the choir at the Cowboy Caravan in Tulsa Thursday night to buy season tickets. The sales for season tickets are rising. You look like a genius, despite your propensity for truculence towards anyone without a personal finance manager.
Holder on season ticket sales to the Tulsa World:
“The whole premise (of the premium game policy) was to change the mind-set of our fan base and potential fan base. There is more value in purchasing a season ticket. This is not an attempt to sell out the Georgia game. This is an attempt to sell out every game.”
Genius, Cobra Commander! You see the forest AND the trees. As much as I loathe Holder’s short-term greed, it will probably pay long-term dividends. As much as I hate seeing empty seats for Bedlam in Stillwater, it’ll prompt cheap skates making $40K per year to forgo lunches for a few months and buy a season ticket. It could work long term. As long as Oklahoma State wins more than nine games per year. Once they start losing to Baylor and Iowa State, season tickets holders will pull out faster than me on prom night. Zing!
Gundy bares his teeth at all 2009 predictions that don't involve world domination
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright laid out predictions for the 2009 OSU football season. And he had my attention before the loss to Baylor. From Wright’s column:
A crowd of 32,000 at Floyd Casey Stadium — more than half wearing orange — witness the Waco Miracle, when Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin scrambles for an 80-yard touchdown on the final play to beat the Cowboys and spoil their 5-0 start.
HA HA. The Waco Miracle? Was that the name of David Koresh’s fantasy football team? Then Wright has OSU beating OU and trouncing TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. Bring on the Tostitos!!
Oh yeah, Wright also predicted a 21-point victory over Georgia, a pick with which some Georgia fans in the “Dawg Pound” (see, its funny when you misspell words. HA HA) took umbrage.
My T. Kyle King lays out his sly anger at the picks. Then references Greek tragedies and Pavlov’s dog to compensate for the proximity of his home to where they shot “Deliverance.”
Which team will win the Big 12 South?
The above was a poll on http://www.cbssports.com this morning. What the hell? OSU is picked to finish above Tech in the Big 12 South this year and there’s nary a mention of the Pokes’ title chances. To make matters worse, Tech got 9% of the vote (at least when I voted, sometime after my mom brought down a PB&J to the basement where I blog in my Yoda pajamas.)
I sure hope Gundy doesn’t hear about this. Or its Gregg Doyel’s ass!
The Classic Era – 1940s and 50s
The Middle Era – 1970s and early 80s
The Triplets Era – mid to late 80s
The Resurgent Era – late 90s and early 2000s
The Gundyball Era – the glorious age in which we live
Where is the “Completely Suck” era of the early 90s? (That 1991 season where the Pokes finished 0-10-1 was a 4-month colonoscopy).
How about the Tony Jones era, the worst 4-year quarterback starter in major college football history? (Rick Mirer is a close second).
By the way, based on OSU Tube on the Pokes’ official website, Gundy seemed to actual ENJOY Media Day. He made jokes. He smiled. Robert Allen told him he looked nice. Maybe Gundy is softening. But not the hair. The hair will always. Remain. Rigid.
Pokes open Sept. 5 but Gundy's lettuce is in mid-season form
Media Day is pretty lame. Players and coaches say the same thing 25 times – just phrased a different way – to a breathless media that asks the same questions 25 times – just in a different way.
Can OSU compete with OU and Texas in the Big 12 South?
Will Bill Young bolster the underachieving Poke defense?
Are Hunter, Robinson and Bryant better than Sanders, Gundy and Dykes?
One thing that WASN’T in question (at least according to Robert Allen) is who was the best dressed coach at the opening day of the Big 12 Media suck fest.
From Allen’s column: Mike Gundy won the best dressed coach award for Day One at the Big 12 Media Days. The Oklahoma State head coach was well attired in a plaid grey suit with a light purple tie and purple pocket square. It was a good look even though Gundy deviated from his usual orange tie and appointments.
Whoa, Allen. Change your underwear and get a hold of yourself. When you’re competing against the likes of Mike Sherman, winning a best dressed contest on the first afternoon of Media Day is like scoring at an Asian massage parlor.
But why DID Gundy go with a purple tie? Maybe he’s hoping to replace Les Miles at LSU? Tell everyone!
-Gundy calling offensive tackle Russell Okung … Russell O-Coon. I’m pretty sure its pronounced the less objectionable way.
-KOTV’s coverage with Dean Blevins doing a pixilated one-on-one with Zac Robinson where Dean spent more time asking questions than Zac did answering.
-Andre Sexton is slated to join the likes of Tiki Barber and Spencer Tillman if he keeps this charming, smiling deal going beyond college.
-Gundy admitting he hired Bill Young to be his defensive coordinator because he knew he wasn’t using the position as a springboard to a head coaching job
-Gundy’s mother f**king lettuce!!!
Fine. Bring the WNBA to Tulsa. All the naysayers are being shouted down by the Green Country pollyannas that are convinced Ultimate Cockfighting would work in Tulsa if allowed to compete in the BOK and gain a few sponsors. I’ll just lay back and watch the Kiss Cam at the WNBA games and wait for the obiligatory letters-to-the-editor about all the alternative lifestyles being displayed at the BOK and how they’re polluting young minds.