They sure can get carried away with their football in Oklahoma.
Mike Gundy, who coaches the Oklahoma State Cowboys, launched the rant heard round the virtual world. What a performance. Give the man an honorary ESPY.
He was (over)reacting to this rather silly column by Jenni Carlson, although she does insinuate that the QB is a mama's boy. When the brouhaha receives closure, Mrs. Reid might be poised to become the next Wilma McNabb.
The coach calms down, and the public learns that he uses his phone as much as he reads the newspaper. (Hardly ever.)
One suggestion: Oklahoma's education resume needs work. Since he's in the teaching-mentoring-bellowing business, Coach Gundy should call a press conference and throw a good ol' boy fit over the Oklahoma Education Association's stranglehold on schools. It costs a ton of taxpayer money to keep students this clueless, and the coach could perform a much-needed public service getting mad about a real injustice.
Update: Pat Fiorde, of ESPN, has an opinion on Gundy's favorite quarterback: "For the record, Reid is 21 years old. He was old enough to vote in the 2004 presidential election or to die in Iraq. But few people are afforded the means to grow up more slowly than major-college athletes."
Exactly. (But it's still a silly column.)
Another update: Whitlock the Great sticks up for Gundy and Reid.
And while we're on a roll examining the sports/school culture, the Great Whitlock on the Jena 6.