Texas Tech-OSU: Let's get to the postgame!
No question, Saturday's No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 2 Texas Tech game (5 p.m., ABC) is the best sports television bet of the weekend. On the heels of their big upset of top-ranked Texas, the Red Raiders will be hard-pressed to avoid a letdown against the talented Cowboys.
But, whether the game is a thriller or dud, the cameras should keep rolling through to the conclusion of the coaches' postgame news conferences.
The potential for fireworks, comedy and lunacy is rich.
Who could forget what happened last year, when Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy snapped when it came to a newspaper article about his quarterback? I'm a man. I'm 41 years old. And I couldn't stop laughing. (Though I was happy not to be the target of Gundy's outrage.)
Hopefully, the opposing coaches will conduct their news conferences at separate times.
Perhaps a pirate will enter the room.
It's a matchup too good to be true. And we're not talking about the game.
-- Lance Pugmire
Photo at left: Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach. Credit: Jamie Squire / Getty Images
Photo at right: Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. Credit: G. Newman Lowrance / Getty Images