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Myles Turner picks Texas

Kyle Porter —  April 30, 2014 — 4 Comments

Hook ‘em

My picks for the 2014 NCAA Tournament

Kyle Porter —  March 20, 2014 — 9 Comments

Here are my picks, sure to go awry by noon today.

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I don’t know what to do with Kansas. I think they can make the Elite 8 with Embiid but I sort of don’t think he’s going to risk playing (why should he?) I’m all in on SFA and I really wanted to pick Pitt > Florida. I think it’s tough to extend a winning streak like Florida’s this late in the season.

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The teams I will be rooting for the hardest outside of OSU: Harvard, Creighton, Wichita State. I really hope we get an ISU-MSU matchup to go to the Final Four. That would be a war. Also, how do we have two “nobody believes in us” No. 1 seeds?

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Pretty chalky in the West other than that NoDakSta W over OU (I will celebrate wildly). I feel like I’m too invested in Creighton/McDermott at this point. I’m not even going to enjoy their games..and I swear if Baylor upsets them…

We’re good enough to beat Gonzaga soundly but I think Arizona has too many horses. You could make the case they’re the best rebounding team in the country — that bodes not well.

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Another boring bracket from me (I used the ol’ 538-KenPom-who I want combo to pick these, by the way). Tennessee is better than UMass (they’ll probably be favored) and I’m not riding the Louisville train Mrs. Pistols is on. If we get a Wichita State-Creighton throwback MVC matchup, it will be hoops nirvana.

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If they make it, I’ll be pulling for an Iowa St.-Wichita St. title game.

Mrs. Pistols picks the Final Four

Kyle Porter —  March 20, 2014 — Leave a comment

People are probably watching this in order to know how to fill out their bracket.

#okstate roundup: Gundy picks OSU to Final Four

Kyle Porter —  March 19, 2014 — 8 Comments

Resume Launch

Not holding my breath.

Always a good tweet.

Hah.

Hah, that’s pretty crazy.

I think the reaction I had to this tweet means I’m getting old.

Oh.

American gonna American.

Which bank?

Great shot.

This is really cool.

Missouri St. and OSU yesterday..

Pistols Firing bowl picks group

Kyle Porter —  December 16, 2013 — 3 Comments

We’re doing a bowl picks group again this year on Yahoo.

I’ll give two orange Pistols Firing shirts (or Choo Choo if you want those) to the winner and one to both second and rhitd place.

Sign up here.

2013 Pistols Firing picks

Kyle Porter —  August 27, 2013 — 17 Comments

Every year we’ve done a kind-of-lighthearted-but-still-somewhat-serious post on our picks for the 2013 college football season. This season’s participants include myself, Matt Amilian, Carson Cunningham, Nolan Cox, and Brendon Morris.

Here’s a look at 2012 and 2011.

And here are this year’s picks.


Kyle Porter


Carson Cunningham


Brendon Morris


Matt Amilian


Nolan Cox

Favorite OSU playerJustin GilbertKye StaleyJimmy BeanJeremy SmithJosh Stewart
Favorite OSU coachSpencer's Twitter feedWicklineVan MaloneWicklineJoe Wickline
OSU fans should wear __________ to gamesPistols Firing shirts (duh)Orange t-shirt, jeansGray :)Whatever is comfortable and orangeBlue jeans, cowboy boots, and whatever color makes their eyes sparkle
Game OSU loses that they shouldn'tat Techat Texas TechWest VirginiaBaylor@ WVU
One OSU prediction we don't expectThey'll wear throwbacks at some pointWalsh ends up lone starterWalsh is 2nd leading rusherGundy won't tuck in his jacket or sweatshirt this yearGundy trolls the media by lining up Walsh and Chelf together on the first play
Mike Gundy's best attributeManaging ebb and flowHiring coachesCoach speakPride in his gender and ageHis hair
Leading receiver (yards)

Stewart


Stewart


Stewart


Stewart


Stewart

Team Chelf or Team Walsh?ChelfWalshWalshGun to my head...ChelfTeam Lunt
One word to describe how bummed you are that Monken is goneBallsCrestfallenDevastatedShippensburg!Flabbergasted
One word to describe feelings on a 2-QB systemScrewedAwkwardNon-BCSDecide!Walshdozer
Best OSU uni comboCarbon fiber-white-orangeAll-black, everythingGray-Black-GrayBlack-White-Black (changes every day)Black/White/Orange
OSU record10-210 and 210 and 210 and 210 and 2
OSU bowl (team we play too)Cotton vs. South CarolinaFiesta-Oregon (uniforms!)Fiesta, OregonFiesta vs LouisvilleFiesta Bowl vs. Georgia
Best Big 12 coachSnyderSnyderGary PattersonGundy (right now)Stoops
Best Big 12 uni combo (non-OSU)Texas' all whitesK-State homeTCUIowa State Jack Trice throwbacksTCU black Pro Combat
Big 12 surprise team this yearBaylorBaylorTexas TechKansas (4+ wins is surprising, yes?)Baylor
Favorite Big 12 player (non-OSU)Sam RichardsonJohn HubertBrandon CarterGabe IkardTyler Lockett
Big 12 POYBryce PettyJosh StewartBryce PettyLache SeastrunkLache Seastrunk
Big 12 champTexasOSUOklahoma StatePokesOSU
Top three in Big 121. Texas 2. OSU 3. Baylor1. OSU 2. OU 3. TCU1. OSU 2. TCU 3. UT1. OSU 2. Texas 3. Baylor1. OSU 2. OU 3. Baylor
Favorite college football writerStew MandelStewart MandelJimmie Tramel(Not that) Chris BrownJimmie Tramel
Favorite college football publication (ie: SI, ESPN, Grantland)Sports IllustratedSI.com (top 25 poll not withstanding)ESPN.comESPNGrantland
Favorite college football Twitter follow

@kegsneggs


@edsbs


@edsbs


@kegsneggs


@edsbs

Three gamedays you want to go to that you haven't been to (ie: Georgia, Ole Miss, etc.)Ole Miss, Clemson, OregonLSU (night), The Swamp (vs. FSU), Ole Miss (The Grove)Georgia, Texas A&M, Virginia TechOle Miss, Wisconsin, Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU
Best college football announcer/analystChris FowlerKirk HerbstreitHerbstreitHerbstreitMike Tirico
Worst college football announcer/analystTie: Mark May and Lou HoltzDave LaphamLou Holtz - Mark MayMark May
Best unis in college football

Texas

Florida State (home)

TCU


Oregon


Florida St. maroons

National team you believe inOregonGeorgiaLSUOhio StateGeorgia
National team you don't believe intOSU (but that schedule!)LouisvilleOregonFlorida StateA&M
Heisman winnerBraxton MillerMarcus Mariota (Manziel-ian season)Braxton MillerAJ McCarronClowney
Title game matchupGeorgia-tOSUGeorgia-StanfordLSU over Ohio StateBama - StanfordAlabama vs. Ohio State

Mrs. Pistols picks OSU’s bracket

Kyle Porter —  March 19, 2013 — 9 Comments

Mrs. Pistols broke down the West Regional for you earlier today and she’s back to tackle Oklahoma State’s portion of the bracket this time. I think you’re going to like what you see…

Some of my favorite moments:

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Mrs. Pistols picks the NCAA Tournament

Kyle Porter —  March 19, 2013 — 18 Comments

Here’s Mrs. Pistols breaking down the West Region like Jay Bilas breaks down the NBA Draft.

I love her talking Harvard — “too brainy!”

I also love the Iona conversation — “is the Tournament getting less legit?”

Belmont Stake to the second round!

Oklahoma State Basketball Draft Picks

Kyle Porter —  January 28, 2013

 
Favorite OSU playerGilbertLuntStewartBulldogRandleRandle
Favorite OSU coachGundyMaloneWickline - UNDERRATEDWicklineMonken - "Holy Balls! $%^&!" is he awesomeSpencer
Leading receiverStewartT. MooreStewartMichaelHarri...crap...T-MoT. MooreStewart
Lunt TD/INT ratio30/1435/825/1031/1531/1525/14
Attire to gamesPullover if it's under 85Orange polo/white hatOrange t-shirt/hoodieBoots, jeans, orange and white gingham button down.Gundy gel, orange polo, jeansInterlocking OS hat, orange polo
OSU uniform comboBlack-white-orangeAll whiteAll blackBlack, white, orangeAll-black Everything (Although, I think Gray-Orange-Gray was severly underrated)Black-Black-Orange
Tailgating beerShinerCoronaBud LightThere ain't nothin' finer than an ice cold ShinerBud Light (quantity beats quality)Blue Moon
Favorite OSU writerHelsleyplead the 5thPFB ContributorsJimmie TramelBerry Tramel on all subjectsBerry Tramel
Favorite OSU publicationNewsOKNewsOKNewsOKCoachTravisFord.comNewsOKNewsOK
OSU record9-310-210-29-39-39-3
OSU bowlCottonFiestaAlamoCottonCottonAlamo
Big 12 roadieWVUWVUMountaineer MantripMountaineer MantripWVU (No. 1 party school!)Texas
Big 12 uniformTexas (white)OSUOSUTCU Pro CombatOSUOSU
Big 12 surpriseIowa StateKansasTexas TechIowa St.Baylor (hides)TCU
Big 12 champWVUOSUOU

OUOUOU
Non-OSU playerCarrington ByndomGeno SmithGabe IkardAaron MurrayArthur BrownCollin Klein
Big 12 coach you'd trade Gundy forBobBobbyStoopsDanaDanaBriles
One word to describe DanaIs "playaction" one word?Ghostbusters 2%&*%!#*#!!Flea-LickerHeroFour Loko
Favorite announcerSean McDonoughNesslerBrad NesslerJesse Palmer,broRece DavisJoel Myers (underrated, plus he did bedlam in '01 and '02)
Favorite analystRobert SmithMatt MillenRece DavisMatt MillenHerbie, it's not closeMatt Millen
Least favorite announcer/analystMark MayMusberger & HerbieLou HoltzThey call him Maydayfor a reason.HolthhhhzzzMusberger / Mark May
Favorite national coachLesterUrban MeyerMark RichtDabo SwinneyMad HatterChip Kelly
Favorite national playerBarkleyCody GreenTebowMatt BarkleyMarcus LattimoreDenard Robinson
Favorite national uniformGeorgiaUCLAOregonBesides Oregon? Clemson. Something about orange...Florida StateMichigan
Team you wish OSU would playClemsonUSCOle MissTennesseeOregon State, settle it once & for allLSU
2012 team you're rooting forSouth CarolinaStanfordWisconsinUSCFlorida State (Grew up a fan)Michigan
Tailgate you want to go toThe GroveRocky TopGroveHotty Toddy gosh almighty who the he are we? Hey! Flim flam, bim bam, Ole Miss by damn!Grove, Hotty ToddyTexas
HeismanBarkleyBarkleyBarkleyMB1Tyler WilsonBarkley
Title gameSC - SCUSC-GeorgiaSouthern Cal - ArkansasSC/'BamaSC - LSUUSC-Bama

Big 12 Basketball Preseason Picks

Kyle Porter —  October 11, 2012 — 8 Comments

The preseason coaches picks to win the Big 12 were released today. This doesn’t mean much in the big scheme of things but I’m poring over hoops stuff right now like crazy so I think it’s kind of fun.

OSU was picked to finish 3rd in the Big 12 behind KU and Baylor. This on the heels of Bill Self saying OSU has the best team on paper.

I think the most telling thing is how closely grouped Baylor, OSU, Texas, K-State, and WVU are. Any of those teams could finish 2-6 (assuming Kansas wins it) and I think OU even has a chance to make a little noise this year.

The points section should be pretty self-explanatory (9 pts for a first place vote, 8 for second, etc.) Kansas got every first place vote except its own (you can’t vote for your own team). Self voted for Baylor to win the conference.

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2012 PFB Picks

Kyle Porter —  August 30, 2012 — 8 Comments

Here are our serious and not-so-serious picks for the 2012 college football season.

 
Favorite OSU playerGilbertLuntStewartBulldogRandleRandle
Favorite OSU coachGundyMaloneWickline - UNDERRATEDWicklineMonken - "Holy Balls! $%^&!" is he awesomeSpencer
Leading receiverStewartT. MooreStewartMichaelHarri...crap...T-MoT. MooreStewart
Lunt TD/INT ratio30/1435/825/1031/1531/1525/14
Attire to gamesPullover if it's under 85Orange polo/white hatOrange t-shirt/hoodieBoots, jeans, orange and white gingham button down.Gundy gel, orange polo, jeansInterlocking OS hat, orange polo
OSU uniform comboBlack-white-orangeAll whiteAll blackBlack, white, orangeAll-black Everything (Although, I think Gray-Orange-Gray was severly underrated)Black-Black-Orange
Tailgating beerShinerCoronaBud LightThere ain't nothin' finer than an ice cold ShinerBud Light (quantity beats quality)Blue Moon
Favorite OSU writerHelsleyplead the 5thPFB ContributorsJimmie TramelBerry Tramel on all subjectsBerry Tramel
Favorite OSU publicationNewsOKNewsOKNewsOKCoachTravisFord.comNewsOKNewsOK
OSU record9-310-210-29-39-39-3
OSU bowlCottonFiestaAlamoCottonCottonAlamo
Big 12 roadieWVUWVUMountaineer MantripMountaineer MantripWVU (No. 1 party school!)Texas
Big 12 uniformTexas (white)OSUOSUTCU Pro CombatOSUOSU
Big 12 surpriseIowa StateKansasTexas TechIowa St.Baylor (hides)TCU
Big 12 champWVUOSUOU

OUOUOU
Non-OSU playerCarrington ByndomGeno SmithGabe IkardAaron MurrayArthur BrownCollin Klein
Big 12 coach you'd trade Gundy forBobBobbyStoopsDanaDanaBriles
One word to describe DanaIs "playaction" one word?Ghostbusters 2%&*%!#*#!!Flea-LickerHeroFour Loko
Favorite announcerSean McDonoughNesslerBrad NesslerJesse Palmer,broRece DavisJoel Myers (underrated, plus he did bedlam in '01 and '02)
Favorite analystRobert SmithMatt MillenRece DavisMatt MillenHerbie, it's not closeMatt Millen
Least favorite announcer/analystMark MayMusberger & HerbieLou HoltzThey call him Maydayfor a reason.HolthhhhzzzMusberger / Mark May
Favorite national coachLesterUrban MeyerMark RichtDabo SwinneyMad HatterChip Kelly
Favorite national playerBarkleyCody GreenTebowMatt BarkleyMarcus LattimoreDenard Robinson
Favorite national uniformGeorgiaUCLAOregonBesides Oregon? Clemson. Something about orange...Florida StateMichigan
Team you wish OSU would playClemsonUSCOle MissTennesseeOregon State, settle it once & for allLSU
2012 team you're rooting forSouth CarolinaStanfordWisconsinUSCFlorida State (Grew up a fan)Michigan
Tailgate you want to go toThe GroveRocky TopGroveHotty Toddy gosh almighty who the he are we? Hey! Flim flam, bim bam, Ole Miss by damn!Grove, Hotty ToddyTexas
HeismanBarkleyBarkleyBarkleyMB1Tyler WilsonBarkley
Title gameSC - SCUSC-GeorgiaSouthern Cal - ArkansasSC/'BamaSC - LSUUSC-Bama

Preseason Picks Evaluated

Kyle Porter —  July 20, 2012 — 1 Comment

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State

Everybody likes to get all fired up about preseason polls and the vast (and I mean vast) number of watch lists their teams’ players land on1.

But as time, and the chart I’m about to show you, has shown, we know so little this time of year it’s not even worth getting excited about2.

After they picked OSU to finish 4th in the conference yesterday (pretty reasonable, I might add) I wanted to see how well the media did historically at picking OSU and other Big 12 teams.

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Where are all the Picks?

Kyle Porter —  May 5, 2011 — 8 Comments

College Football Matrix put out a study the other day that compared draft picks to recruiting class rankings and the results weren’t so stellar for Oklahoma State.

In fact, the Cowboys moseyed on up to the short seat at the “what did you do with the talent you had” end of the table.

For example:

Since 2002 OSU has brought in (on average) the 25th best class in the country. In that same time, the Cowboys have produced 15 draft picks, good for 53rd most in that time span. So their aggregate score is a -28 (draft picks rank minus recruiting class rank) which implies that the coaching staff can recruit well but lacks the ability to coach.

This is counterintuitive to what most OSU fans consider to be reality. The consensus: “we get the leftovers from Texas, OU, A&M, Tech, and even TCU and turn them into incredible players.”

The numbers say something very different.

The numbers say we get outstanding players, some of the best in the country, and they either 1.) get lost in the system and are never found by NFL scouts or 2.) aren’t coached to materialize.

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Daily Bullets: Should Gundy have skipped the ESPN media tour?

Kyle Porter —  July 24, 2014 — 2 Comments

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Coffee

Big thanks to Michael Lane for the newly-branded Bullets. We have some more stuff coming over the next few weeks I think you guys are going to like.

Football

I’m in on Gundy not going to the ESPN thing. Plus, the unintended consequence is that him choosing family over work and it becoming such a big deal becomes a recruiting pitch in and of itself. Good stuff. (NewsOK)

Kevin Peterson: “Anytime a Big 12 team beats an SEC team, it kind of kills the debate about who is better, especially with a team like Alabama being as good as they are and OU being able to get the win over there. It really tells a lot about the Big 12 and what type of athletes that we have.” (Tulsa World)

Kliff and Gundy going at it for East Texas kids? (Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

All the photos from the media day golf tournament. Do you think Glenn Spencer dropped inspiring quotes before big putts for folks? Would be pretty awesome. (Flickr)

Do you ever root for OU? (PFB)

Loved this on Big 12 media days takeaways. Everything is spot on. (ESPN)

Justin Gilbert signs. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Big 12 players vote on the best pregame intros…. (ESPN)

What they said/what they meant from Big 12 media days. Part II coming today. (PFB)

I do like that “The Freek” is catching on as Tyreek’s nickname. Print the shirts, baby. (Fox SW)

We’ve done this dance so many times we can count the steps in our sleep: win, win, lose, win, win and win, ending with at least nine wins and between one and four losses. Oklahoma State flies in under the radar; the radar picks the Cowboys up in October and November; by December, the Cowboys rank among the league’s best. (USA Today)

I thought this on how Steve Sarkisian left UDub was pretty interesting. (Yahoo)

Glenn Spencer: “Ryan Simmons isn’t afraid to lose a friend in the locker room because he expects to play great defense.” That’s the most Glenn Spencer quote ever. (okstate)

Gundy on recruiting: “You always worry about who you bring into your program. I think that’s the biggest concern for us; we’d like to have more access to really get to know them as a person and player, more than we really do.”  (ESPN Insider)

Good point here by Whetsell: OSU should be terrific in 2015. (CRFF)

Stoops is raising his shots fired game the older he gets. I love it. (NBC)

Like I said. (CBS Sports)

This profile of Brandon Weeden’s stint with the Browns is actually pretty good. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

What do the preseason Big 12 rankings actually mean? (PFB)

This recruiting pitch is really creative. I’m impressed. (CBS Sports)

Hoops

There’s a “Heavweight” bracket for the MGM Grand Main Event this winter and for some reason OSU is in it. (okstate)

Markel signed a multi-year contract which is just the best. (NBA)

Random stuff

Berry Tramel doesn’t think Cleveland should deal Wiggins for Love. I disagree. (NewsOK)

18,000 kids in Oklahoma are home schooled? I used to be one of them. Enjoyed this quote: “The bigger picture is to teach them to love learning and to find information for themselves.” (Tulsa World)

I didn’t even watch this. I’m just assuming it’s the greatest.

Be inspired.

Sup, Hunter?

Daily Bullets: Kurt Budke is going in the Hall of Fame

Kyle Porter —  July 21, 2014 — 7 Comments

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Everybody at the Oklahoman picks OSU 4th or worse in the Big 12 this year. Fair. (NewsOK)

In that sense, it’s perhaps his best opportunity to brush through the distractions, surpass expectations again and bolster his Stillwater legacy, on his own. (Sports on Earth)

Good to-do list here, that LB depth chart will be ugly. (NewsOK)

Jenni Carlson: OSU gets bowl eligible in October, then goes winless in November and December. (NewsOK)

Jameis doesn’t understand how the media works, I don’t think. “Before I say anything, how does it feel to have an ACC team come in here with a national championship? Can we give the ACC a round of applause? We took it away from the SEC. It’s a blessing.” (Syracuse)

It’s not a secret that the outlook for Oklahoma State football this season isn’t near as bright as it was a year ago when the Cowboys were Big 12 favorites. The good news? Coach Mike Gundy and OSU have been doubted before. (NewsOK)

The top 15 games of the Big 12 season. Bedlam No. 3. (ESPN)

Good stuff here from Robert Allen on what he wants to know from each team over the next two days in Dallas. (Scout)

Always enjoy Berry’s questions for media day. Why isn’t Gundy going to Bristol? (NewsOK)

Big 12 media days will be on TV today which is pretty cool. OSU goes Monday morning. (Fox SW)

The Barry Sanders kicks will be $120. (Nike)

Gundy: But we can play a lot better than what people think and I think we will.” (Tulsa World)

Director of Big 12 officiating: “Very often we get unfairly labeled with being much more violent than it is.” Actually I think it’s the other way around. (NewsOK)

Erin Andrews, gone. (Yahoo)

Hoops

Kurt Budke is going in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame which is just the coolest. (Scout)

Drafting Smart might seem to spell a certain end to Rondo’s run in Beantown. But in an age where assets are in many ways more valuable than tangible talent, having a piece like Smart could mean the difference between trading into an instant contender and merely hoping it happens. (B/R)

Other

10 thoughts on the British Open. (CBS Sports)

Great story on pickpockets in New York. (NYT)

This from Sally Jenkins on her pops (Dan, you may have heard of him) is terrific. (Washington Post)

I enjoyed this on the cost of low-hanging fruit. (Saddington)

Finished this book over the weekend, thoroughly enjoyed it. (Amazon)

Joe’s just turned 39?! (Stillwater Newspress)

Good “what’s in my pocket” post here. (Pocket)

Cool story here on how golf clubs are mishandled and what folks do about that. (NYT)

Two couples, one mortgage. (Atlantic)

Most ballin’ news ever for Oklahoma hipsters. (NewsOK)

The coolest.

Love both of them..