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: North soccer squads take on Moore
The Edmond North soccer squads welcomed the Moore Lions for a pair of games Tuesday evening.
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Oklahoma City FC invites fans to design club scarf
Oklahoma’s top-tier soccer club, Oklahoma City FC, invites soccer fanatics across Oklahoma to be a part of its future by designing its scarf.
Scarves are a tradition among soccer clubs and are typically a team’s most recognizable accessory. Scarves are a matter of pride for hard-core supporters and feature team colors, logo and inspiring slogans. Scarves are a part of a team’s identity.
VIDEO: A year after marathon bombing, Boston remains strong
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North boys win Deer Creek Invitational; Memorial girls clear 200 points
The Edmond North boys track squad used a strong showing in the relays to roll up 178 points and outpoint host Deer Creek at the annual Deer Creek Antlers Invitational Friday at Deer Creek High School. The Antlers claimed the runner-up trophy with 158 points.
It was more of the same in the girls division as powerful Edmond Memorial once again cracked the 200-point barrier en route a 203.7 total with North a distant second with 110 points.
The Huskies got off to a roaring start as they won the 400 meter relay in 42.25 for 20 points shortly before Mark Sharpton, Jaylon Jones and Reagan Harris added 20 more points with a 1-3-4 finish in the 100 hurdles. Sharpton took the gold with a time of 14.75, Jones was third and Harris fourth. Harris won silver in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40:50.
Edmond mixed-martial artists raising money for bombing victims
Nineteen years after the Oklahoma City bombing, one family says the financial loss still haunts them. Brandon and Rebecca Denny are two of only six child survivors from the American Kids Day Care on the second floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. After the bombing, Brandon spent several months in intensive care and a rehabilitation center before going home. He has a permanent shunt in the back of his head and now also suffers from seizures.
Schrock throws perfect game again
Kalynn Schrock was overpowering from the outset in throwing a perfect game as No. 22-ranked Central Oklahoma blanked Washburn 4-0 in the first game of a Mid-America Athletics Association doubleheader in Topeka, Kan., Saturday afternoon.
The Ichabods rebounded in the nightcap, jumping out to an early 5-0 lead en route to a 5-3 victory that dropped the defending champion Bronchos out of the league lead. UCO is now 35-11 on the season and 19-3 in the MIAA, trailing No. 5 Emporia State (36-9, 16-2) in the standings.
Santa Fe blanks Midwest City; Cain, Rivas score hat trick
The Edmond Santa Fe boys used a big second half to blank Midwest City by a 2-0 count Friday night at Edmond Santa Fe High School.
After missing several opportunities in the first half, the seventh-ranked Wolves found the mark in the final 40 minutes for the two-goal district win.
“We’re 3-0 in district now so you can’t ask for anything more than that,” Wolfpack coach Joe Peeler said. “Moore and Southmoore are both improved so our next games will be tough.”
The unwavering Bulldog
You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone as Edmond as Byron Graham.
He was born in 1947 at St. Anthony’s and was soon brought home to his house on Eighth Street. He never left, except for a stint to go to college at Oklahoma State and upon graduation, he landed right back teaching in the Edmond school district.
Monday, Graham, a longtime educator and coach in Edmond, received a call informing him that he had been selected for the Oklahoma Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. He will be inducted formally at 6:30 p.m. July 27 in the Southern Hills Marriott in Tulsa.
“It’s quite an honor,” he said. “I was surprised because I know the high school put out some information last year and I didn’t make it. I thought it was a one-time deal and really didn’t know.”
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