I watched the end of a great football game last week between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State University, which OSU won by a hair at the end. But after the game was when the real fireworks started: Gundy, head coach of OSU, came to do his post-game press conference and instead of celebrating his win on national television, he absolutely tore the head off of a columnist who had wrote a negative article about Gundy’s former starting quarterback whom he had just benched the previous week. Click on the link, it’s a pretty impressive rant.
A big controversy has erupted as media types everywhere have circled their wagons and attacked Gundy for his tirade against one of their own. However, every one of his current and former players supports him entirely and I think it was a great thing to do. The column was written by someone who had never played or coached football and repeatedly insulted the former quarterback’s heart and manhood. The coach asks his players to go out every week and put themselves at serious risk for him, the least he can do is stand up for them when they are attacked. I would’ve done the same thing in his place. Perhaps even more.