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Boone Pickens Pens Letter to Gundy, OSU Following Bedlam Loss: ‘Best is Yet to Come’



Megabooster T. Boone Pickens has a notorious history of being a tough man to please, specifically as it relates to Bedlam and OSU’s struggles against the Sooners under Mike Gundy.

A year ago, Boone began the season by addressing the media and letting it be known that he wasn’t happy about the 2-9 record against OU — which set in motion a bit of a rift throughout last season that teed off Gundy. But this season, Boone didn’t address the media face-to-face and issued a statement that had nothing to do with OU.

And despite a loss to the Sooners this past weekend, Boone issued a positive statement on Twitter in support of his alma mater and Mike Gundy, saying thanks for “one of the greatest games I’ve ever watched.”

For a guy who is as tough to please as any, it’s good to see Boone erring on the other side of things. OSU-OU was a shootout that, acknowledge it or not, could’ve gone either way, and the Pokes didn’t hold a single bullet in their chamber before it was over with.

Gundy responded to Pickens’ kindness, too.

“It was a hell of a game,” said Gundy. People ask, ‘How do you live through that?’ It’s pretty entertaining for me, honestly. I sit back and couldn’t be more proud of what’s been built.

“Especially now, we have our No. 1 donor in the history of this school that at times has not always been fired up with me. I’m hard-headed. He has a right to be hard-headed. He’s 91 years old. For him to feel good about it makes me feel good about it.”


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