D.C. United acquires Ousted from Vancouver

first_imgTransfers D.C. United acquires goalkeeper Ousted from Vancouver Whitecaps Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 06:14 1/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Ousted Vancouver Whitecaps Ron Chenoy Transfers DC United Vancouver Whitecaps MLS The 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year finalist has joined Ben Olsen’s side in exchange for a second-round draft pick D.C. United has acquired goalkeeper David Ousted from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2018 MLS draft, the clubs announced Monday.Ousted, who was out of contract after the end of the 2017 season, has signed a two-year deal with United.A finalist for 2015 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year honors, the 32-year-old will compete with Steve Clark for the starting job at Audi Field following the offseason departure of Bill Hamid to Danish side Midtjylland. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player #VWFC acquire 2018 second round MLS SuperDraft pick from D.C. United in exchange for David Ousted’s MLS rights→ https://t.co/0LSyyL8pSF pic.twitter.com/2JbnLW9EoI— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) January 8, 2018″We are thankful to David for his five seasons in Vancouver,” Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson said in a news release. “We’re happy that we were able to help David move into a situation that was attractive for him and his family, and we wish him the best at D.C. United.”Ousted has recorded 43 shutouts in 144 appearances over five MLS seasons since joining the Whitecaps from Randers in 2013.He compiled a 13-8-6 record over 28 starts last year but lost his spot late in the season to New Zealand international Stefan Marinovic, who started all three of Vancouver’s playoff games.last_img read more

Man Utd January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Manchester United January transfer news LIVE: Mourinho hopes for new Fellaini deal Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:53 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Manchester United Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Red Devils as the January transfer window heats up Mourinho hopes for new Fellaini dealManchester United remain hopeful that Marouane Fellaini will sign a new contract, with Jose Mourinho eager to keep the versatile Belgian.The 30-year-old midfielder has entered the final six months of his current deal , meaning that he is free to speak with any interested parties outside of England.Galatasaray, Besiktas and Paris Saint-Germain have been mentioned as possible suitors of Fellaini. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Read the full story on Goal right here! Beckham wants Zlatan to stay at Man UtdZlatan Ibrahimovic David Beckham PSGDavid Beckham wants Zlatan Ibrahimovic to stay at Manchester United amid reported interest from the LA Galaxy.”No matter how you talk about him, he’s one of the best players, one of the best people, and if he comes to this league at some point it would be great,” Beckham told ESPN . “But at the moment he’s a Manchester United player and I’m happy about that, and I want him to stay there. But at some point he might come here.”Read the full story here on Goal! Cristante keeps Man Utd door openBryan Cristante - AtalantaOn-loan Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante has refused to rule out a summer move to the Premier League amid talk of interest from Manchester United.The 23-year-old has emerged as one the most promising talents in Italian football, with a senior international debut made in October 2017, and has previously expressed a desire to test himself in England.Read the full story on Goal. Man Utd & Barca monitor Monaco prospectJose Mourinho Manchester UnitedManchester United, Manchester City and Barcelona are among the clubs monitoring Monaco prospect Benoit Badiashile, according to Foot Mercato .The Red Devils are said to have already made an offer last summer for the 16-year-old centre-back, who has also drawn interest from Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig.Red Devils lead Vidal huntArturo Vidal Bayern 2017Manchester United currently lead the chase for Bayern Munich midfielder and are expected to do a deal in the summer, reports Bild .Chelsea have long been linked with the Chile international, but the Red Devils have now joined the chase and surged to the front of the queue.Bayern are prepared to part with the 30-year-old in the next window as they are set to welcome Leon Goretzka onto their books.Mourinho wants one moreJose Mourinho Manchester United 2017Jose Mourinho is eager to complete one more deal before the January deadline passes, according to The Transfer Window Podcast .The Red Devils have acquired Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal during the winter window, but they remain keen on bringing in another midfielder.Lucas travels to London complete Spurs moveLucas Moura PSGParis Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura is travelling to London to complete a £25 million move to Tottenham, Goal understands.The winger is not in PSG boss Unai Emery’s plans, with the manager telling the attacker to find a new club due to lack of available playing time.While Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked to Lucas, Lucas is headed to London to undergo a medical at Spurs that will take place Tuesday.Read the full story on Goal! Man Utd won’t block Ibra exitZlatan Ibrahimovic, Man UtdJose Mourinho will not prevent Zlatan Ibrahimovic from leaving Manchester United if the Swedish striker expresses a desire to move on.The 36-year-old frontman has struggled to fully recover from knee ligament surgery since linking back up with the Red Devils.He is now being heavily linked with MLS side the LA Galaxy and Jose Mourinho will clear the path for a move if he wishes to head to America.Read the full story on Goal. No Man Utd exit thoughts for MataJuan Mata Manchester UnitedJuan Mata is happy at Manchester United and is not thinking about leaving the club following the signing of Alexis Sanchez.The Spaniard is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a return to Valencia, but United are expected to trigger a one-year option in his deal.Read the full story on Goal right here! Ibrahimovic nears Galaxy moveZlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester UnitedThe LA Galaxy are closing in on a move for Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to ESPN FC .United’s recent addition of Alexis Sanchez has further limited Ibrahimovic’s prospects for playing time, opening up the possibility that the Sweden international will head to MLS.The Galaxy reportedly would not use one of their big-money designated player slots on Ibrahimovic, whose salary could be augmented by sponsors or other outside sources.Gala consider new Fellaini approachMarouane Fellaini Manchester UnitedGalatasaray could come back in for Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini before the close of the transfer window, reports the Manchester Evening News .Badou Ndiaye could be on his way out of the Turkish club after the Stoke City target was left out of Galatasaray’s squad to face Osmanlispor on Sunday.If Ndiaye leaves, then Galatasaray are reportedly ready to make a fresh approach for Fellaini, who is out of contract at United at the end of the season.last_img read more

Nantes won’t stop Ranieri taking Italy job

first_imgItaly Nantes will not stand in Ranieri’s way if manager is offered Italy job Harry West 00:33 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ClaudioRanieri - Cropped AFP Italy Ligue 1 Nantes The club insists that there has been no formal approach yet from the Azzurri, but admitted they would not stop the trainer moving on Nantes would allow Claudio Ranieri to follow his dream and speak to Italy regarding the vacant manager’s job, should the Azzurri come calling.Gian Piero Ventura was sacked in November after the 1-0 play-off loss to Sweden meant the four-time World Cup winners failed to qualify for the finals for the first time since 1958.Luigi Di Biagio, the Under-21 boss, has been handed the reins on an interim basis while the Italian Football Federation seeks a permanent successor, with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte and Roberto Mancini reportedly in the frame. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ranieri, who joined Nantes ahead of this season, said he will leave if offered the Italy job, and the Canaries’ president Waldemar Kita says the club will not stand in his way.”If the situation presented itself, which is not the case, I would discuss it with him of course because he is a gentleman who has a huge experience in international football,” Kita said, in quotes reported by L’Equipe.”And I would understand in some way that a high-level career ends on an opportunity that will not be presented twice.”So we would have to analyse it and see how we can organise it to not leave the club in a difficult situation on the day that it would be decided, but for now, that is not the case, there are several candidates. Claudio Ranieri pic.twitter.com/iKlWzbV0OU— FC Nantes (@FCNantes) February 19, 2018″Taking a team from his country is a dream for any coach and I don’t like to curb someone’s career. We would have to adapt, and do what we can do.”last_img read more

Guardiola unsure when Mendy will return

first_imgPremier League Guardiola unsure when Mendy will be ready for Manchester City return Alex Fisher 07:06 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) benjaminmendy-cropped Getty Images Premier League Manchester City The defender is back in training after being out since September, but his manager still doesn’t know when he’ll be back on the field Benjamin Mendy has resumed first-team training with Manchester City but Pep Guardiola remains unsure when he will be fit to return.Mendy has been sidelined since rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during September’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.The Frenchman’s absence has seen Guardiola deploy Fabian Delph, Danilo and Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back, but filling the gap left by Mendy has not been easy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Off the pitch Mendy has remained a prominent member of City’s squad, his social media presence ensuring he was not forgotten by Guardiola.He could be back on the pitch before the end of the season – which will also be a boost for France ahead of the World Cup – but Guardiola is not putting a specific date on his comeback.”I don’t know [when he will be back], but he is much better,” Guardiola told a media conference.”Especially over the past week or 10 days as he has been training with us. It’s a long injury but he is making progress.”When asked if the Manchester derby on April 7 – when City could seal the title – could be a realistic date, the coach added: “I don’t know. I can’t anticipate it.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Oklahoma State’s Defensive Line Has Been Dominant This Season

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Through four games, Oklahoma State has three defensive lineman that rank among the top 25 players in the nation in tackles for loss, and two in the top 25 in sacks. With an inexperienced defensive tackle position and one that was questionable before the season, Vincent Taylor has stepped up and became a proven force.Jimmy Bean, Emmanuel Ogbah, and Vincent Taylor rank No. 13, No. 20, and No. 20 (tied) in tackles for loss, respectively.Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 7.24.17 AMEmmanuel Ogbah also ranks No. 6 in the nation in sacks with five, while Jimmy Bean ranks No. 14 with four.AdChoices广告Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 7.21.50 AMThe defense is only allowing 129.3 yards per game rushing and four total rushing touchdowns this season for an average of 3.23 yards per rush.last_img read more

Oklahoma State Looks for Eleventh 5-0 Start in 114 Football Seasons

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. It’s a rarity for Oklahoma State to win its first five games. Historically, anyway. It’s only happened 10 times in the 114-year history of Oklahoma State football. If OSU beats Kansas State on Saturday, that would mark the fourth time Mike Gundy has done it since taking over in 2005.The other seasons Gundy’s teams have done it were all pretty memorable — 2008 (Oregon Holiday Bowl), 2010 (Arizona Alamo Bowl) and 2011 (no explanation necessary).Still, it’s a schedule that’s backloaded so 5-0 might not mean what it normally would to a college football team. OSU’s schedule thus far has been, well, pretty bad. Still, a win over KSU would further propel the momentum that’s already been set in motion.AdChoices广告“They are obviously a well-coached team,” said Mason Rudolph on Monday. “They’re always going to be in the right place at the right time. I’ve seen some film and learned a lot about them last year and was able to see them go through the game plan there. They’re well-coached, very athletic and a high energy team. It’s going to be great to play at home in front of a good crowd and take the next step forward.”last_img read more

Poll Question: Which past OSU Team Does This Year Remind You Of?

first_imgI’ve been having some offline conversations with folks about what in the world this team is. I was at my in-laws’ house last weekend, and my wife’s uncle asked me, “are we any good?”I had no answer.This was my answer:¯\_(ツ)_/¯So I thought I would pose the question to you. OSU actually has a better record through five games than it did in 2013 and 2014. It was 4-1 through five games in both of those seasons.AdChoices广告Those years ended very differently though. In 2013, OSU nearly (should have) won the Big 12 title and played in the Cotton Bowl. Last year, it barely made it to a bowl game.Which team is this year’s squad more closely aligned with?[poll id=”17″] While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Mike Gundy Wants Your Suggestions for How to Improve His Offense

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy is nothing if not understanding of your frustrations. Here’s what he said last week about OSU’s crappy run game and often-stalled-out offense.“We stink on first down. I don’t know what else to say,” Gundy said. “You know I put a suggestion box outside the stadium for anybody that’s got any ideas on first down. We’re just not very good on first downs. We need to improve in that area. We have a six-game self-scout and it shows how poor we’ve been on first down.”Awesome. He probably actually did it, too.His offense hasn’t actually been that bad. Perception and recent history don’t help things.AdChoices广告“For years here, we were scoring 45 points a game on offense and we were average on defense,” Gundy told the Oklahoman. “So everybody got accustomed to it and that’s just what everybody expects at Oklahoma State. It’s a little different this year.”OSU actually ranks No. 16 in the country in points per long drive (80+ yards) and No. 30 overall in points per drive. That speaks partially to how good Mason Rudolph has been with basically a ghost of a running game, but it also speaks to the fact that it’s really, really hard to have a top 10 defense and top 10 offense nationally (Pokes are No. 28 in defensive points per drive).[Go Pokes]last_img read more

Oklahoma State Offers 2018 QB Casey Thompson

first_imgAfter making an unofficial visit to Stillwater for homecoming this weekend, 2018 Southmoore, Okla. quarterback Casey Thompson has received an offer from Oklahoma State, he announced today.After a visit to Stillwater this weekend, I have received an offer from OSU??? pic.twitter.com/pqQ973qxLn— Casey Thompson (@LilThurm) October 26, 2015Thompson is enjoying a breakout sophomore campaign for Southmoore, as they stand at 7-1 on the season. He already has accounted for 34 total touchdowns through 8 games.AdChoices广告The scholarship from Oklahoma State makes his fourth overall, including others from Oregon State, SMU, and Arkansas State.Thompson is the little brother of former Oklahoma quarterback Kendall Thompson, and the son of former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson. As the twittersphere would say, he has that #OUDNA, but that isn’t stopping the Cowboys from pursuing the dual-threat sophomore phenom. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

James Washington: ‘The Sky is the limit’ for this team

first_imgJames Washington exploded for 103 yards receiving on Saturday, including an impressive one-handed touchdown reception.In a postgame interview with Orange Power Studios’ Allison Gappa, Washington talks about how the homecoming tragedy was handled by the team and says it was a “motivation killer.”Gappa also mentions the fact the team is now 7-0 and asked about his amount of pride he has in his team that is still undefeated.“I’m proud, everyone on this team puts in a great amount of work every week. Off the field, we’re working. When we’re 7-0 like this, the sky’s the limit,” he said. Check out the full interview with Allison Gappa below:AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Jesse Robinson Replacing Paul Lewis at Guard

first_imgPaul Lewis in at right guard for #okstate. Jesse Robinson is at left guard. Michael Wilson off the field.— Mark Cooper (@mark_cooperjr) October 31, 2015Gundy told reporters last week that Paul Lewis was recovering from “bum knee”, and would likely return to full health this week [for Texas Tech]. So it appears it wasn’t a health issue, but rather the elevated play of Robinson that prompted the staff to make a change.“(Robinson) battled,” Yurcich told The Oklahoman last week after a win against Kansas.  “He did a great job and graded out pretty high. So we’re excited about him and the depth that we’re building on the offensive line.” Two weeks in a row Jesse Robinson has started at right guard in place of sophomore Paul Lewis. By any measure, Robinson has been the starter except by official standards. Kieran Steckley points out that the updated depth chart reflects the unofficial changes that have been set for the past 2 games, and Robinson is now listed as the starting right guard.After weeks as the backup, Jesse Robinson is listed as starting RG. Was an “or” with Paul Lewis last week. Robinson has started past 2 games— Kieran Steckley (@Kieran_Steckley) November 2, 2015AdChoices广告On Saturday, the offensive line made some strange adjustments, moving Lewis to right guard and moving Robinson to left guard in replacement of Michael Wilson. Apparently, that change didn’t stick with the coaching staff, so Wilson will return to his respective position and Robinson will take over at right guard. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

TCU Will Honor OSU With Kneeling Cowboy on Saturday

first_imgJust two weeks after the homecoming tragedy in Stillwater, TCU will honor Oklahoma State on Saturday with the same decal that the Cowboys are using to honor the victims: the kneeling cowboy. Here’s a look at what Trevone Boykin’s helmet will look like Saturday.#StillwaterStrong #big12strong #gofrogs pic.twitter.com/KjCZ8JrOtC— TCU Equipment (@TCU_Equipment) November 7, 2015Very classy move by the Horned Frogs.AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

2015 Watch Guide: Week 10

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.AdChoices广告 Some big boys this weekend. OSU-TCU, Bama-LSU and Florida State-Clemson. Let’s get it on. Here’s this weekend’s schedule courtesy of Ryan Hartwig.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 10last_img read more

Ben Grogan Fires Back at Angry Fan

first_imgDuring the Oklahoma State game in Ames on Saturday, Ben Grogan missed what was virtually a chip shot and caught some grief from some fans who weren’t too pleased.Fortunately for Ben, it didn’t end up costing the team the game, and he showed some humor in his response in the postgame.Screen shot 2015-11-14 at 8.22.42 PM The lesson in all this? Don’t mess with the ice pirate.AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

The Seven Best (and Worst) Stats From Bedlam

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We have to do it, guys. We have to look at some egregious numbers from Bedlam. I’ll make it short and sweet and then we’ll move on to next week and the bowl game. Here we go.1. OU averaged 4.25 points per driveHoly balls! That’s 51 points on 12 drives. Up to this point in the season, I believe OSU had held every team it had faced to under its season average in points per drive on offense. OU came in averaging 3.08.2. Home advantage?Three home games in November sounds great until you lose two of them.AdChoices广告This will be the first time since 2009-10 that #okstate has lost multiple games at home back-to-back years.— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) November 29, 20153. J.W. Walsh slings itJ.W. Walsh threw as many passes in the first half on Saturday (29) as he had thrown all season. That’s not ideal.Also, now only Brandon Weeden (16) has more 300-yard passing games in Oklahoma State school history than J.W. Walsh (6). Mason Rudolph also has six. That’s pretty wild though.4. James Washington joins the 1,000-yard receiver club.I wrote about this a little here, but here are the other 1,000-yard receivers in school history:Adarius Bowman (2x)Justin Blackmon (2x)Hart Lee Dykes (2x)Rashaun Woods (3x)Dez BryantJosh StewartJames WashingtonThat’s the entire list.Also, Washington leads the country in TD receptions over 70 yards. You could make a decent case that he’s the best deep threat in the country.5. Emmanuel Ogbah gets his 13th sackBest sack seasons ever in OSU history:Leslie O’Neal — 16Gary Lewis — 14Emmanuel Ogbah — 136. That first half …OU’s 44 first-half points were the most they had scored in a Bedlam half since 1970, when they put up 45 before halftime on the way to a 66-6 win. (via ESPN)7. Ground attack is not prettyOSU rush yards the last two weeks: 140OSU opponent rush yards the last two weeks: 648[side eyes emoji]last_img read more

Watch: Here is Dez Bryant Racing Bullet

first_imgI’m not sure how many people (if any) have ever seen this raw footage, but here is Dez Bryant legitimately racing a horse (Bullet) on the turf at Boone Pickens Stadium. It is mesmerizing.AdChoices广告 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Five-star Linebacker Visits Oklahoma State

first_imgThe Cowboys hosted a boatload of talent over the weekend in their final mini-camp of the summer, and topped off the weekend by hosting a five-star visitor on Monday in 2017 linebacker Anthony Hines. Hines is the No. 1 linebacker in the nation in 2017, according to Scout, and has scholarship offers from 90 schools (like, literally, 90).OSU was ??!!! Had a great time!! #GoPokes ⚫? pic.twitter.com/YfEYhSW1Un— Anthony Hinesᴵᴵᴵ♠️ (@TheAntHines_Era) August 1, 2016The Plano East superstar has a top 10 that includes OSU, OU, Texas, Texas A&M, and others. And while OSU remains in the mix, the 247sports Crystal Ball favors OU over the field at the moment: Having a recruit the caliber of Hines naming the Pokes in the top 10 is huge, and getting him on campus for a summer visit is even bigger. At the moment, smart money is riding on the Sooners to land his services.Perhaps Glenn Spencer has something up his sleeve.Also, thanks to the new NCAA social media rules, it’s important to note Mike Gundy also “retweeted” Hines tweet above — after the visit was over, of course. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Which Companies Should Sponsor Big 12 Football Teams?

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. This tweet got me thinking the other day about what the most perfect corporation-Big 12 school marriages would be. Which companies could proved the best synergistic experience to Big 12 schools by sponsoring them on their football jerseys. Obviously this is not how real business works (and team sponsors are not a thing at all), but it’s still July so you’ll have to forgive me for having a little fun.If we could pair Big 12 football teams with Fortune 500 companies and get these logos on their football jerseys, this is who we would pick.Baylor-Fannie Mae: The bubble has burst.OU-WalMart: Powerful, useful, impressive in size and ability to manufacture products/wins. But not cool. Not in any way. Actually quite boring and unexciting (to the tune of 10 wins/$10B every year … but still).West Virginia-Burlington Stores: I have no idea why, but this just fits.TCU-IBM: You’re not totally sure what they do or how they do it, but they seem to be unquestionably successful.Texas-Goldman Sachs: Still think they’re the best. Are clearly not the best. Every year is their year. No leadership. Got too high on the hog in times of excess and got housed when they weren’t looking.Oklahoma State-Southwest Airlines: I’m going to ignore their recent technology failure and go with their ability to think outside the box and perform differently from every other school. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Never going to be Delta or American Airlines in terms of size but have a real ability to beat them some quarters/seasons.Iowa State-Honda: Not a U.S. Fortune 500 but Sam A. suggested this one, and for some reason it’s perfect. He said, “they’re just kind of out there” which is true. Also, lots of succeeding because of transfers/imports for both.Texas Tech-Disney: Always fun. Never Pixar.[1. I know Disney bought Pixar. Don’t @ me.]Kansas-Circuit City: I know this is not a Fortune 500 company either (or a company at all anymore). That’s sort of the point.Kansas State-Microsoft: Just a bunch of boring white guys who somehow created something incredibly impressive.last_img read more

Ranking the Big 12 Coaches (Part 3)

first_imgWe looked at the unknowns when it comes to Big 12 coaches earlier this week as well as the coaches who still have something to prove. Now on to the big four in the Big 12. The big boys. The coaching stalwarts in this conference.Group 1: The Established GiantsThese guys run their schools. They aren’t going anywhere unless they want to.4. Bill Snyder, Kansas StateThe Silver Fox. The Windbreaker. Whatever you want to call him, Bill Snyder has won consistently for a long time in the Big 12. Even at 76, Bill Snyder is still kicking, with a career record of 193-101-1, beginning in 1843 (Actually it was 1989, it just feels a lot longer).Before Snyder took the job at K-State, the school had an all-time record of 299-510 all time in 93 years of play. That’s good for a .370 winning percentage! In his years in Manhattan as the head coach (1989-2005, 2009-present) the Wildcats have won the Big 12 twice, and won the Big 12 North four times when the Big 12 was still split into two divisions.It’s no wonder that Kansas State named their football complex Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium — there is no football program without him.3. Gary Patterson, TCUGary Patterson has been a longtime staple of TCU football, since taking over in 2000. Patterson has amassed an impressive 143-47 record in Fort Worth, and the Horned Frogs have won at least 10 games in 10 of the last 14 seasons at TCU.The last two season have been impressive in particular, with the Horned Frogs going a combined 23-3 and winning the Peach and Alamo bowls- If they can keep this pace up after the loss of superstars Josh Doctson and Trevone Boykin, Patterson will likely jump Mike Gundy on this list as he continues to prove himself in the Big 12.2. Mike Gundy, OSUAs mentioned above, Gundy is the second most winningest coach in the Big 12 since 2010, going 58-20 overall and 37-16 in the Big 12 during that time. Gundy gets the most out of his team and is among the most beloved and successful head coaches at their Alma Mater in the country, despite constant turnover in the coaching staff and consistently being out-recruited by Texas and Oklahoma within conference.1. Bob Stoops, OUBig Game Bob (ahem, 4-6 in BCS bowl games) and his Sooners have had a stranglehold on the Big 12 for the majority of the 2000s. Since 2000, Bob Stoops and Oklahoma have won an amazing 9 Big 12 titles, including a National Title in 2000. Despite his many critics, Stoops owns a 179-46 record at OU, and an 8-9 record in bowl games.Stoops is also the only head coach in the BCS era to have won the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma has been a national power as long as he has been at the reins in Norman and show no signs of slowing down. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more