November 16

Boone Pickens Is Still Upset About Mike Gundy’s 2-9 Bedlam Record

first_imgIt got a little lost because Oklahoma State blew the doors off Southeastern Louisiana, but Boone Pickens kinda, sorta called out Mike Gundy on Saturday before the game.“You remember what I said? I didn’t say we had to win. I said we had to be competitive,” Pickens told the Tulsa World. “We’ve sure been competitive with some of them, but we’re still struggling with OU. Les Miles beat OU, didn’t he? Two out of four? Yeah. That’s competitive.“Damn sure is [the game I want],” he added to the Oklahoman. “It is. By gollee, we beat Texas. We’re the only team that has ever beaten Texas four in a row in Austin. If we can beat Texas, we sure ought to be able to beat OU.”This was a theme this week for Boone. He talked about it with Lou Holtz in a different interview.“I have to take my hat off to ol’ Les,” said Pickens. “He beat Oklahoma and we haven’t had anyone who could beat Oklahoma. Every once in awhile is kind of the way it goes. When I signed on there for the stadium, I said we are now going to be competitive. And we have been every place but one place — we’ve struggled with the Oklahoma Sooners.”So that’s something. We are on the precipice of Mike Gundy winning 100 games and cementing his legend in Stillwater, and Boone is talking Bedlam. It’s interesting if nothing else.“He’s going to be the first coach to win 100 games,” Mike Holder told the Oklahoman recently about Gundy. “That means a lot more than a contract.”I don’t necessarily disagree with Pickens that you need to beat OU if you’re coaching OSU, but it seems like an odd time to bring it up. On the eve of one of the more-anticipated seasons in recent memory with one of the better teams Gundy has ever had as Les gets upset at Lambeau by a two-touchdown dog.Do I wish his Bedlam record was better? Sure. Should it be better? OSU should have won in 2012 and 2013 so yes, it should be. It should be 4-7, not 2-9. But it’s not, and that hangs over Gundy’s head for sure.However the whole of Gundy’s tenure far outweighs that 2-9 blemish. Far, far outweighs it. Pickens knows that. Everybody knows that. Mike Gundy is pretty easily the best football coach OSU has ever had, Bedlam record or not.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

September 17

Top Performers in Hospitality to be awarded at 10th Annual Star Awards

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 07, 2018 – Providenciales – The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) will launch an all-new event format as the organization prepares to award the island’s top performers in the hospitality industry at the 10th Annual Star Awards later this month.  For the first time, nominees in 18 categories will be honored across two events: a ‘Cocktail Soiree’ for all nominees will be held at 6pm on February 8th at Treasure Beach, Beaches Turks & Caicos, followed by the official 10th Annual Star Awards ceremony scheduled for 6pm on February 22nd at the Croquet Lawn, The Palms Turks & Caicos which will honor the top three (3) finalists in each category.  Entertainment for both events will be provided by Prime DJs.The 19 prestigious awards up for grabs this year include: the Heart of Hospitality Award ; the Ambassador Award; TCHTA’s Shining Star; Employee of the Year; Supervisor of the Year; Manager of the Year; Housekeeper of the Year; Bartender of the Year; Chef of the Year; Executive Chef of the Year; Hotel of the Year; Hotelier of the Year; Restaurant of the Year; Taxi Driver of the Year; Entertainer of the Year; TCHTA Allied Member Restaurant of the Year; and the Allied Member of the Year. Nominations have been submitted from the association’s 200 members and will be revealed soon.Half of the nominations are voted on by an independent panel of judges – people selected because of their standing and understanding of the industry, and the other half are voted on by the members.  Winners are kept top secret and not announced until the night of the event.A new category being introduced this year, the “Above and Beyond Award” will be given to 15 members of the community who are considered ‘hurricane heroes’, going above and beyond the call of duty to help and aid others in the aftermath of last year’s storms.  These individuals were nominated by the public and will receive their awards at the February 22nd event.Members of the public are encouraged to join in the celebrations by purchasing a ticket from the TCHTA. For more information regarding the 10th Annual Star Awards, contact the TCHTA via phone at (649) 941-5787 or email [email protected] or [email protected] You may also connect with the TCHTA via Facebook or Twitter for an opportunity to win a ticket to the event.last_img read more

August 31

BJP files caveat in SC over rath yatra in WB

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal BJP Sunday said it had filed a caveat in the Supreme Court to ensure that it got a hearing in case the state government moved the apex court against the Calcutta High Court verdict on the party’s proposed “rath yatra”. “We have filed a caveat in the Supreme Court to ensure that we do not go unheard if the Bengal government decides to move the apex court against the order passed by a division bench of the Calcutta High Court (on the “rath yatra”),” state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life He claimed that the West Bengal government did not want the saffron party to conduct the “rath yatra”, adding, “We are apprehensive that the government may move the Supreme Court.” A caveat is a notice that states that certain actions may not be taken without informing the person who has given the notice. The caveat in the apex court was filed by the BJP Saturday. A division bench of the Calcutta High Court came down heavily on the West Bengal government Friday for not responding to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) letters, seeking permission for three “rath yatra” in the state, and directed top officials to take a decision on the processions by December 14. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Justices Biswanath Somadder and A Mukherjee said the government’s silence on the permission was “astonishing and astounding”. The BJP wrote to the West Bengal government Saturday, stating its readiness to join discussions over its proposed “rath yatra”, as directed by the high court the previous day. BJP national president Amit Shah was to kickstart the party’s “Save Democracy Rally” comprising three “rath yatra” — one from Coochbehar in the northern parts of the state last Friday, one from Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district Sunday and one from the Tarapith temple in Birbhum district on December 14. The three “rath yatra” were scheduled to cover all the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. A single-judge bench of the high court had refused permission to the BJP Thursday for conducting a “rath yatra” in Coochbehar, after the West Bengal government refused to allow the event saying it may cause communal tension. The party then moved the division bench of the court against the verdict Friday. The chief secretary, the home secretary and the director general of police shall hold a meeting with three representatives of the BJP by December 12 and take a decision on the matter by December 14, the division bench directed.last_img read more