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Oxymoron: Journalist muzzles media organization

At today's Oklahoma Media Network luncheon, which was planned weeks ago, a panel of sports journalists discussed current events.   However, embattled Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson's conditi...

At today's Oklahoma Media Network luncheon, which was planned weeks ago, a panel of sports journalists discussed current events.

 

However, embattled Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson's condition on speaking to the membership was that no one reported or broadcast what she said. Carlson's Oklahoman bosses have muzzled the writer who has recently appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" to discuss the aftermath of Oklahoma State University's football coach Mike Gundy's press conference tirade regarding a column she wrote.

 

(The Oklahoma Media Network is the local chapter of the American Women in Radio and Television organization.)

 

Ironic that a journalist would require being off the record, huh?

 

It's like a tree falling in the forest; if no one is there to hear it, is there a noise?

 

by OKG Webmonkeys 09.27.2007 6 years ago
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Poke coach wants to puke

By now, you would have had to have been bitten by a tsetse fly (you know, the one that causes a sleeping sickness) to not have heard or seen Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy's postgame press c...

By now, you would have had to have been bitten by a tsetse fly (you know, the one that causes a sleeping sickness) to not have heard or seen Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy's postgame press conference tirade against an Oklahoman journalist. (At last count, the YouTube video had been viewed 84,976 times!)

 

But for those who have just come out from under the rock, Gundy called out the columnist for what he termed a "piece of garbage." And then railed on and on (and on and on and then on and on) about it.

 

Of course, the Webmonkeys would never defend the paper or the writer, but we were wondering what the coach thought about the barn-burner game. The fabulous aerial display has been ignored (much like the defensive game seemingly was) since Saturday's tongue lashing.

 

The press conference did rate an A+ for entertainment. Our personal favorite line was "You make me wanna puke!" upon exiting the room.

by OKG Webmonkeys 09.25.2007 6 years ago
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'Saving Grace' season-one finale!

Tonight is the last episode of the first season of "Saving Grace." (TNT announced last month it had renewed the Oklahoma City-set series for another season.) Rhetta will be trying to find proof Earl...

Tonight is the last episode of the first season of "Saving Grace."

(TNT announced last month it had renewed the Oklahoma City-set series for another season.)

Rhetta will be trying to find proof Earl exists while Grace tries to solve a familiar case.

But most importantly, how many Johnnie's meal items will we see tonight? Obviously there will over-the-top Oklahoma football mentions, but wonder if there will be any other OKC specifics to tide us over until next season?

by OKG Webmonkeys 09.18.2007 6 years ago
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OU game time set; Lofton earns honor, Bradford named to list

The University of Oklahoma made three football-related announcements today.   First, the Saturday game in Ames, Iowa against Iowa State will be broadcast at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports Southwest

The University of Oklahoma made three football-related announcements today.

 

First, the Saturday game in Ames, Iowa against Iowa State will be broadcast at 11:30 a.m. on Fox Sports Southwest

by OKG Webmonkeys 10.16.2007 6 years ago
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Could it really be Fall?

The distinct cool, crisp and just a little bit damp feeling outside today actually feels like fall. With the calendar transitioning to autumn back on Sept. 20, it's been more than a month since Oklaho...

The distinct cool, crisp and just a little bit damp feeling outside today actually feels like fall. With the calendar transitioning to autumn back on Sept. 20, it's been more than a month since Oklahoma felt like the seasons had changed.

Turn off the air conditioner, drag the blankets out of storage and start a blaze in the fireplace and enjoy the weather change.

by OKG Webmonkeys 10.23.2007 6 years ago
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Tough news for OU RUF/NEKS

Local broadcast reports indicate the University of Oklahoma has suspended members of the OU RUF/NEKS for the remainder of this football season for alleged misconduct.   However, that does not m...

Local broadcast reports indicate the University of Oklahoma has suspended members of the OU RUF/NEKS for the remainder of this football season for alleged misconduct.

 

However, that does not mean Owen Field will be empty of the gun-toting and sprinting male students; former pledges and current pledges will fill their shoes.

 

Seriously, how could the University consider having a game without the guns shooting? Would the team know how to find their way onto the field? How would the team know when each quarter ended? Those men perform vital and valuable services during the football games.

by OKG Webmonkeys 10.26.2007 6 years ago
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Flaming Lips to headline New Year's Eve concert downtown

OKC's three-time Grammy- winning psychedelic band will take the stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Cox Convention Center as part of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City's annual Opening Night event, accordin...

OKC's three-time Grammy- winning psychedelic band will take the stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Cox Convention Center as part of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City's annual Opening Night event, according to a statement from event organizers.

 

For more information, read Gazette Entertainment Editor Joe Wertz's article.

by 11.16.2007 6 years ago
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Go ahead and jump on this

The Ford Center ticket office announced today tickets for the January 22, 2008 Van Halen concert will go on sale Dec. 8 at noon.   Featuring Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and ...

The Ford Center ticket office announced today tickets for the January 22, 2008 Van Halen concert will go on sale Dec. 8 at noon.

 

Featuring Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Wolfgang Van Halen (Eddie and Valerie's son), tickets for the concert will be available at LiveNation.com, The U.S. Army Box Office at Ford Center, through Ticketmaster and by phone at (405) 235-8288.

 

The show is set to begin at 7 p.m. or so.

by OKG Webmonkeys 11.14.2007 6 years ago
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OSU football coach says linebacker is no longer on the team

Oklahoma State University released a statement this afternoon that announced linebacker Chris Collins is no longer a member of the team after meeting with head football coach Mike Gundy.   Coll...

Oklahoma State University released a statement this afternoon that announced linebacker Chris Collins is no longer a member of the team after meeting with head football coach Mike Gundy.

 

Collins, a Texarkana, Texas native, entered a guilty plea last week to charges involving a 12-year old girl's 2004 assault.

 

"During the meeting Coach Gundy informed Chris that he would no longer be a member of the football team and the University supports Coach Gundy's decision," Marlene Strathe, interim OSU System CEO and president said in a statement. "Because of the way Chris has conducted himself since coming to OSU, we will honor his athletic scholarship so that he can continue his education at OSU, if he is so inclined. If he decides to transfer to another school, we will assist him in doing so. We feel deeply sad for everyone involved."

 

Before his arrest, Collins verbally committed to play collegiately at the University of Texas; however, the school later rescinded the scholarship offer. Collins signed a letter of intent to play at OSU and was a starter for the team this season.

by OKG Webmonkeys 11.13.2007 6 years ago
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Baptist faux pas

For a Baptist-affiliated school, the Baylor University band certainly likes to do unto others, apparently. Four times during the first half of their football team's game against the Oklahoma Soon...

For a Baptist-affiliated school, the Baylor University band certainly likes to do unto others, apparently. Four times during the first half of their football team's game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium, the Bear band began playing right after The Pride of Oklahoma began a song.

However, try as they might to blow their horns, the smaller Baylor band's songs were drowned out.

by OKG Webmonkeys 11.11.2007 6 years ago
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