At today's Oklahoma Media Network luncheon, which was planned weeks ago, a panel of sports journalists discussed current events.
However, embattled Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson's condition on speaking to the membership was that no one reported or broadcast what she said. Carlson's Oklahoman bosses have muzzled the writer who has recently appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" to discuss the aftermath of Oklahoma State University's football coach Mike Gundy's press conference tirade regarding a column she wrote.
(The Oklahoma Media Network is the local chapter of the American Women in Radio and Television organization.)
Ironic that a journalist would require being off the record, huh?
It's like a tree falling in the forest; if no one is there to hear it, is there a noise?
By now, you would have had to have been bitten by a tsetse fly (you know, the one that causes a sleeping sickness) to not have heard or seen Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy's postgame press conference tirade against an Oklahoman journalist. (At last count, the YouTube video had been viewed 84,976 times!)
But for those who have just come out from under the rock, Gundy called out the columnist for what he termed a "piece of garbage." And then railed on and on (and on and on and then on and on) about it.
Of course, the Webmonkeys would never defend the paper or the writer, but we were wondering what the coach thought about the barn-burner game. The fabulous aerial display has been ignored (much like the defensive game seemingly was) since Saturday's tongue lashing.
The press conference did rate an A+ for entertainment. Our personal favorite line was "You make me wanna puke!" upon exiting the room.
Tonight is the last episode of the first season of "Saving Grace."
(TNT announced last month it had renewed the Oklahoma City-set series for another season.)
Rhetta will be trying to find proof Earl exists while Grace tries to solve a familiar case.
But most importantly, how many Johnnie's meal items will we see tonight? Obviously there will over-the-top Oklahoma football mentions, but wonder if there will be any other OKC specifics to tide us over until next season?
First, the Saturday game in
The distinct cool, crisp and just a little bit damp feeling outside today actually feels like fall. With the calendar transitioning to autumn back on Sept. 20, it's been more than a month since Oklahoma felt like the seasons had changed.
Turn off the air conditioner, drag the blankets out of storage and start a blaze in the fireplace and enjoy the weather change.
Local broadcast reports indicate the
However, that does not mean Owen Field will be empty of the gun-toting and sprinting male students; former pledges and current pledges will fill their shoes.
Seriously, how could the University consider having a game without the guns shooting? Would the team know how to find their way onto the field? How would the team know when each quarter ended? Those men perform vital and valuable services during the football games.
OKC's three-time Grammy- winning psychedelic band will take the stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at the
For more information, read Gazette Entertainment Editor Joe Wertz's article.
Featuring Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen (Eddie and Valerie's son), tickets for the concert will be available at LiveNation.com, The U.S. Army Box Office at Ford Center, through Ticketmaster and by phone at (405) 235-8288.
The show is set to begin at 7 p.m. or so.
"During the meeting Coach Gundy informed Chris that he would no longer be a member of the football team and the University supports Coach Gundy's decision," Marlene Strathe, interim OSU System CEO and president said in a statement. "Because of the way Chris has conducted himself since coming to OSU, we will honor his athletic scholarship so that he can continue his education at OSU, if he is so inclined. If he decides to transfer to another school, we will assist him in doing so. We feel deeply sad for everyone involved."
Before his arrest, Collins verbally committed to play collegiately at the
For a Baptist-affiliated school, the Baylor University band certainly likes to do unto others, apparently. Four times during the first half of their football team's game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium, the Bear band began playing right after The Pride of Oklahoma began a song.
However, try as they might to blow their horns, the smaller Baylor band's songs were drowned out.