Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's rant against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree after Sunday's NFC Championship Game lit up the Internet with mostly negative reaction, and it inspired us to think of some other bizarre postgame or sideline interviews that certainly left viewers wondering what had just happened.
Jim Gray vs. Pete Rose
The combative sideline reporter went toe-to-toe with baseball's all-time hits leader in a contentious exchange over whether Rose, banned for life from the game, had actually bet on baseball.
Joe Namath hits on Suzy Kolber
The Hall of Fame quarterback was drunk when he was interviewed by ESPN's Suzy Kolber in 2003. The result was predictably creepy.
Nicole Richie loves Kobe Bryant
This poor sideline reporter should have known what he was getting himself into when he decided to ask the actress who her favorite Lakers player was. Richie's response immediately ended what might be the shortest fan interview in history.
Kevin Garnett's fashion advice for Craig Sager
Sager, the TNT and TBS sideline reporter known for his outlandish taste in suits, was taken to task for a particularly garish outfit by the then-Celtics forward after the NBA All-Star Game in 2009.
Gregg Popovich is not happy
The legendary coach of the San Antonio Spurs looks forward to NBA-mandated in-game sideline interviews with all the excitement of planning a trip to the dentist. In 2012, Popovich's surliness was on full display as he fielded questions from TNT's David Aldridge.
Rick Carlisle's 'Pop' impersonation
Not to be outdone, the Mavericks coach gave ESPN's Chris Broussard one-word answers to two separate questions during a game in 2013.
Nothing to see (or talk about) here
The Chiefs coach had every reason to be happy after his new team won in his return to Philadelphia, where he had coached the Eagles for 13 seasons. But he apparently wanted nothing to do with any questions from ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.
- SLIDESHOW: Deer Creek soccer squads take on Lawton Mac Deer Creek welcomed the Lawton MacArthur Highlanders Tuesday evening for a pair of Class 5A soccer matches.
SLIDESHOW: Edlam baseball
The Edmond North Huskies got an 8-5 road win against rival Edmond Memorial on Tuesday.
OPINION: Basketball stars may linger on campus a while longer
The NBA seems serious about raising its minimum age, which could signal the end of the one-and-done era in college basketball.
SLIDESHOW: OCS Saints travel to Casady
The Oklahoma Christian School Saints built a 5-run lead in the first two innings at Casady Monday afternoon, and held a 5-3 advantage until the wheels fell off in the sixth inning and the Saints gave up six runs en route to a 9-5 loss.
Edmond’s Kropp holds off Cabrera to win in Cordoba
William Kropp, a 24-year-old rookie from Edmond, managed to hold off local favorite Ángel Cabrera to win the 83rd Abierto OSDE del Centro presented by FiberCorp Sunday.
His victory at the Cordoba Golf Club, in Cabrera’s hometown of Villa Allende, was his first in just five career starts on the NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
“My plan for the first half of the Tour season was to get adjusted to traveling across the region and playing new courses,” said Kropp, who had finished in a tie for third only three weeks ago in Guatemala. “It’s really a great bonus to win a tournament as important as this one early in the year.”
Kropp finished at 8-under par 276, one shot ahead of the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters champion. Cabrera was trying to win the tournament for the ninth time in his career and he was also seeking to become the first three-time champion on PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
Edmond residents partake in Boston Marathon
More than 35,000 runners participated in today’s Boston Marathon. Several were from Edmond. Their finishing times and overall place according to results posted by the Boston Athletic Association at baa.org were:
Boyett, Ken: 3:24:21; 7,591
Cherry, Steven: 3:10:27; 4,240
Domina, Christie: 3:50:43; 15,473
Gregg, Gary: 3:20:58; 6,694
Hendrickson, Gina: 3:10:03; 4,152
Judd, Kevin: 3:19:40; 6,374
Pillow, Jonathan: 2:47:53; 775
Rupel, Patrick: 2:59:08; 2,180
Tucker, Noel: 4:13:58; 20,277
Williams, Michael: 3:41:38; 12,905
Edmond North perfect in district soccer standings
The Edmond North Lady Huskies are an untarnished 4-0 in district after smothering Putnam North Thursday 5-nothing with their defense once again.
It was Gia Nellius who broke out with four goals. Nellius was the beneficiary of a pair of assists from Abbey Bright and another from Shanna Rolfs. Nellius booted home one shot unassisted.
Rounding out the Edmond North scoring was a Haley Felix goal.
The Lady Huskies venture to Choctaw Tuesday for a 6 p.m. matchup with the Lady Yellowjackets.
OPINION: Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil
The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.
Kaiser joins Thunder ownership group
Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has been approved by the NBA Board of Governors as a new partner in The Professional Basketball Club LLC, which owns the Oklahoma City Thunder. Thunder Chairman and CEO Clayton I. Bennett made the announcement Friday. Kaiser is purchasing the ownership interest of Tom L. Ward.
“We are honored to welcome George Kaiser as a member of the ownership group of the Oklahoma City Thunder,” Bennett said. “George is a well-respected and important Oklahoma business leader, as well as one of the state and nation’s top philanthropists. His commitment to successful business and community leadership is in true alignment with that of the Thunder.
“I also appreciate the commitment and leadership provided by Tom Ward as a member of our ownership group from the beginning,” Bennett added.
UCO’s Schrock earns NFCA Pitcher of Week honor
Central Oklahoma’s Kalynn Schrock has been selected the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.
The senior left-hander from Choctaw had a dominating performance in the circle last week, going 3-0 with a save and an 0.48 earned run average. She gave up just 10 hits in 29 innings while striking out 32 as opponents hit just .106.
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