Daily Bullets (May 8): Looking at the "Magic Man", Tony Allen to be Honored

Originally published at: https://pistolsfiringblog.com/daily-bullets-may-8-looking-at-the-magic-man-tony-allen-to-be-honored/

Thanks for stopping by – here’s your daily dose of Oklahoma State sports news. OSU Bullets • Why new wrestling coach David Taylor is known as the “Magic Man“ – for us non-wrestlers, framing the new wrestling hire this way was incredibly helpful – hiring David Taylor is like hiring Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers to replace Mike Gundy (PFB + X) • This is fun – Memphis Grizzlies are planning to retire Tony Allen’s jersey next year (Commercial Appeal) • Bill Haisten reflected on what Kenny Gajewski could do with a legit softball stadium: Cowgirl Stadium isn’t terrible, but it’s undeniably inadequate. It’s tiny and team amenities aren’t suitable for a program that has become a national contender. In a ranking of the Big 12’s softball parks, OSU’s would be no higher than seventh. [TulsaWorld] • Berry Tramel did an article on OKC Thunder/OSU Cowboy Lindy Waters (Sellout Crowd) • Cowgirl Softball climbed as high as No. 2 in the rankings – here’s a video of head coach Kenny Gajewski previewing the Big 12 tournament. First game is Thursday (PFB) • Coach Lutz is serving pancakes during Finals Week – what would you ask him when you’re going through…

I think the example of comparing John Smith retiring and hiring David Taylor to Mike Gundy retiring and hiring Tom Brady is absurd. Gundy has never reached the heights of John Smith as a player or coach. Smith is considered one of the best wrestlers in history. He also has 5 national championships as a coach. As well, Smith takes no backseat to David Taylor. Smith is the only wrestler in history to win 6 consecutive world titles. I’m not even a big wrestling fan, but I know John Smith is absolutely overlooked in this ridiculous comparison.


I think the reference was more toward David Taylor = Brady / Rogers than comparing Gundy to J Smith…more of a football example…you might want to back off the caffeine.

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I don’t drink caffeine and I can only go by what is written. It’s a terrible comparison. It would have made a lot more sense had our current coach was Barry Sanders


Once again, from a comparison of college wrestling to a football reference…
Taylor=Brady / Rogers.
It seems you are unhappy with the quality of the journalism on display here. I hope it gets better for you. Go Pokes.

It hasn’t been a stellar spring for the Cowgirl golf team, but they sure made up for it in the final round of regional action!

Both Marta Silchenko (67) and Madison Hinson-Tolchard (68) fired in the 60s. The #5 bag, Angelica Pfefferkorn posted a one-under 71. All-in-all, the Cowgirls posted the best 18-hole score of the tournament (-9, 279) and went from the outside-looking-in at the NCAA tournament, to securing a berth and finishing alone as runners-up behind USC (and gave the Trojans a scare!).

Hinson-Tolchard finished third individually with a 208 and Silchenko also cracked the Top 10 with a T-7 (212).


Yes, and in the comparison they are replacing Gundy with Brady and replacing Smith with Taylor.
Do you not think that Tom Brady’s achievements outdistance Mike Gundy’s? Obviously playing and coaching are different, but if are just looking at achievements then the Brady over Gundy appears as a huge upgrade while Taylor replacing Smith is no more than even.
I am not unhappy with the journalism of this site, I just think that’s a poor comparison. I’d like to hear what major OSU wrestling fans would think.


John Smith also won two consecutive gold medals in the Olympics along with the six consecutive world titles. I’ve never heard that Taylor was considered above John. Taylor getting beat in Olympic trials this year was the reason he was available this year. If not I think Coleman would be our new coach. I understand Coleman is pissed too. I can’t really blame him, he moved his family from NC thinking he would be the next coach. Our “loyal and true “ wasn’t so much in this instance, I feel for Coleman

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