10 More Thoughts On The Tech Game

Written by Kyle Porter
Nov 17 2012 Stillwater OK USA Oklahoma State Cowboys linebacker Lyndell Johnson 27 celebrates during the third quarter against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit Richard Rowe US PRESSWIRE

Photo Attribution: US Presswire

Big thanks to Nolan Cox for giving great effort to help me with this one since I was driving for part of it.

1. One thing I noticed on the radio broadcast is how giddy Robert Allen was about how many different things OU has to gameplan for. Am I ridiculous for thinking this is just a faux idea broadcasters and analysts conjure up so they can act like they know what they’re talking about?

I’m not just talking about Robert Allen either. All I hear about on SportsCenter is how difficult it is to gameplan for the Jets and all their weapons at QB and…yeah…4-6 is 4-6.

Walsh is going to run, Chelf is going to throw and do smart Chelf stuff and maybe run a little but I don’t think Mike Stoops is losing much sleep over any of it.

2. Has Gundy apologized to Kelly Hines yet for yelling at her over calling Walsh’s dad and getting a second opinion on his knee? Because he should.

3. Chelf had a throw in the first half when OSU was tied at 7 on a third down to Josh Stewart that was the most “I’ve been in the program for four years and I know what the heck I’m doing” throw ever. Stewart was going over the middle right into a Tech safety, Chelf realized he only needed five yards for the first, so he tossed a rope right at Stewart’s back right shoulder where he could twist and fall over the first down marker to keep the drive alive. Small, but clutch.

4. Gilbert dropped two picks in a row (one a pick six). I wish Isaiah Anderson wasn’t playing so well so I could make a joke about how much they probably hang out.

5. Quinn Sharp’s 51-yard field goal might have been good from 81. Just not from Ames.

6. We definitely made Dana proud yesterday: blocking punts up 38, flea flickers, reverses. We even went under center (!) as a “we don’t even respect you guys to use our regular V formation” message toward Tuberville. There are no headsets intact within a 100-mile radius of Lubbock right now.

7. This is a Nolo special from way back: why don’t we run a white Bullet out after white guy TDs? How awesome would that be?

8. How little did Sharp care about breaking his 11 straight FG streak? He just walked over to the sideline, took a sip of the limey he had a trainer pour in his Gatorade bottle at halftime, and threw some Bob Marley on his headphones. Still gonna win the Groza, bros.

9. James Castleman has more INT this year than Brodrick Brown and Justin Gilbert combined. That’s all.

10. I loved Joe Randle going over the pile to make it 52-14. On a scale of 1 to Markel I give him a seven on the effort.

Everything you wanted from a senior day against Tech with a Cotton Bowl berth (!) still hanging in the balance. It’s been a wild ride from day one this season but I’m not sure I could have picked a more exciting, dramatic, fun squad to cover from the beginning of last year to now[1. Oregon bloggers snickering].

On to Norman.

  • reformedsooner

    Does anyone remember how to get to Norman? It’s been so long.

  • KS1010

    I just bought 2 tickets on the 45 yard line on the Visitors side for $125 each off Stubhub. Have no idea who is going with me yet but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there haha! Can’t Wait! (in my best Bart Scott voice)

  • unbelievable

    sharp left off groza finalists…

  • gauchomigo

    you really should get off Gilbert’s ass. He has played very well lately. That is all.

  • Midtown Cowboy

    #7 is inappropriate in my opinion. Decisive, and has no place on this blog! Disappointed!
    #9 is spot on

    • Chris

      Seriously midtown lighten up! Doesn’t matter what color you are, that is funny!

    • Chris

      Also, why do you want to play PC police in the first place? You can’t tell me you were really offended were you? Guess what, people and horses all come in different colors No need to pretend that it isn’t so!

    • Poke

      Agreed. Why reinforce a meaningless distinction.

      • Poke

        I’m agreeing with midtown and the poster below.

    • I’m with Midtown on this (although divisive is probably the word). Inherently racist to call anyone out – especially in a deriding manner – based solely on the color of their skin. It won’t keep me from reading PFB, but I’m not a fan. That is all.

  • Angie

    need to get off Isaiah Anderson’s butt too, he had a compound dislocation of a finger, meaning he dislocated it so bad the bone poked out the skin, thats a bad injury for a receiver.

    • In Kyle’s defense, prior to the injury Anderson had 9 catches for 123 yds, 0 TD’s through 5 games. Not exactly staggering numbers. Especially considering most of it came against Savannah State. On the bright side he left the Boone w/ a bang. Hopefully he can do it again this week in Norman.

    • Klucas45

      I am pretty sure Isaiah Anderson has had a career full of drops. He had a breakout game, but still dropped the easiest catch of the day.

  • jpokes

    While I appreciate the blog and read it for much more enjoyment than the foul-mouthed CRFF, you really need to let the white guy TD stuff go, its very ’50ish… besides we wouldn’t have anything but a black or even deep bay horse… when it starts getting cooler, they look a lot less snazzy.

    Also, Allen does get carried away but let the guy get excited… he has endured more losing seasons than 80% of all Cowboy fans and gets caught up in all the locker room excitement after a sure fire, status regaining, butt whooping like that. I think I’d enjoy his job…

    • Chris

      Geez you too?

    • R00st3rPokes

      Careful jpokes. If you criticize CRFF too much some guy named Robert will come in here and get you, and explain how smart he is compared to you. I’m wit you though, it’s the exact reason I don’t read that blog…foul mouthed and talking about getting drunk (how high schoolish). On another note, good post Kyle.

  • Josh

    Why is everyone getting on Kyle? It is his blog, he can write about, or criticize anything he chooses. If you don’t like it, don’t read it.

    • Jadecy

      “Kyle’s Blog” isn’t some dormitory rag being passed around to his pimple-faced buddies…it’s become a loudspeaker for OSU Sports news and has a huge following… With that comes more responsibility to a larger audience.

      I get annoyed by the “white guy” references as well, but had kept quiet…it’s a sophomore level joke.

  • Walter Sobchek

    #3 – If that poorly thrown ball hits off Stewart’s shoulder you are crucifying Walsh/Lunt if they are throwing it and blaming Stewart if Chelf threw it. I don’t believe it was where Chelf wanted to throw it, he’s not terribly accurate overall.

    Also, I know you like Grantland, but lay off the Simmons cool aid with epithets like, ‘I’ve been in the program for four years and I know what the heck I’m doing’. It’s tough to write a blog and stay fresh, but this was pretty lame.

    I don’t understand your obsession with white people playing football, particularly skill positions.

    Spot on with the other points. Cheers.

  • OSUaggie

    WOW!….tough crowd…..yeah Kyle, probably should back off the color issue, particularly given the tensions around the country of late; I’d love to say it’s irrelevant in today’s day and age but unfortunately, that’s not the case …I however, FULLY agree with the commentary on Gilbert (and Brown). These guys were the second coming in pre-season and they haven’t delivered. Even with a pretty damn good defensive performance, you could still see them both playing way too far off the outside WR on 3rd down and Tech took advantage of that more than a time or two. Laundry will chew us up if they play like that on Saturday….

  • Nolo

    Okay time to stop attacking Pistols Guy. It was my joke. I wrote it. He just posted it. To be fair, I originally suggested they run a smaller, less athletic white “Bullet” out there if a white walk-on scored a trash time TD. Obviously I don’t want this to actually happen or think it is going to happen, I just thought it was a funny parallel. If you don’t think it’s funny, that’s fine. If you think it’s immature, that’s fine (and probably correct), but I’m not sure who it offends. Walk-ons are typically smaller, less athletic white guys. Trust me, I know.

  • Max

    Wow.. I laughed.. and I guarantee that 99.9% of our players would laugh if they read it. That type of humor lives in locker rooms everywhere. I don’t know what it is, post election, holidays, or what.. but there are way too many people walking around with sticks up their a** right now.

    • Agree. I don’t find white people joking about other white people is offensive. And I think a good way to ease racial tensions is to sometimes joke about it. Is the white guy stuff a little overplayed by now? Probably. But I don’t find it offensive.

  • Does anyone else not understand the infatuation with Holgerson?

    He has left OSU. He is an opposing head coach in the same league. We got a play book, he got a head coaching job, lets move on.

  • Bo

    People that truly view others in categories or groups rather than as individuals are fools. If you see others not as individuals, but as group members – you’re an idiot.

    On the other hand, people that are truly offended by the indirect, non-specific words of others are:
    hopelessly insecure
    going to find a way to voice their ignorance, no matter what.

    I think what we have here is a case of the latter. (I’m not going to look at all of your names, but you know who you are.) I would be willing to bet that your virgin ears have heard worse. Don’t be such a sissy.

    And, for the record, I am calling you a sissy based on actual information that I have gathered about YOU, specifically (you are a whiner). Where as Kyle/Nolo was only making a generalized statement with obviously humorous intent.

  • Holy f*** who let all the whimpering pansies out?

    *Sniff* CRFF has cuss words *Sniff*

    *Sniff* Nolo made a joke about white receivers (who call themselves the freaking Cracker pack!) *Sniff*

    *Sniff* Don’t make running jokes about drunken, red bull soaked, evil genius mad men coaches once they leave the program! *Sniff*

    CRFF and PFB, keep it up.

    • R00st3rPokes

      Great way to represent your business to others.