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KD gets his ring; Gundy gets his new contract; Stoops gets some time off; Riley gets his team; Fred’s Sport Take for June 13……

2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant. REX Shutterstock


Kevin Durant led the Golden State Warriors to the 2017 NBA championship last night in the Bay area over a game Cleveland Cavs team.  Good for the Warriors and good for Mr. Durant.  The MVP of the series was all in for this five game set, giving the Warriors their 2nd title in three year.  As for Durant, he can now go down as a champion.  That is “champion” with a small “c”.  I still have little respect for him as I do not favor ring chasers in the fashion of this player.  But take noting away from the 2nd best player on the face of the earth.  He was the man…..sorry….boy.  


Bob Stoops has retired after eighteen seasons as the head coach for the Oklahoma Football team.  Have a great life Mr. Stoops.  You have the money to do what you want and enjoy the less hectic pace of being a big time head coach.  You were magnificent as the Sooner leader these past years.


Robert Anthony “Bob” Stoops (born September 9, 1960) is the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners football team of the University of Oklahoma. — imgarcade.com



As for Bob’s replacement, Lincoln Riley has plenty to lean on in this first season for Oklahoma.  Loaded for bear, Riley’s Sooners should be just fine as the program is in great shape and with Riley’s recruiting skills, a veteran coaching staff, and some of the best players in the college game today, OU’s run for a National Championship in Riley’s initial year is set.  Ohio State is the key game and with a new coach, that can be a positive.  Riley has all the initiative he needs to go for broke against the Bucks and a loss is not all that season ending.  The pressure will not be on Riley in that game.



OU Football coach Lincoln Riley (Photo: Sue Ogrocki, AP )


Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State made it official today as it was announced that the Poke coach will earn $4.2 million a year on his extended contract.  An excellent move by the Aggies, and puts the program in good shape for the next five seasons in Stillwater.


OSU’s Mike Gundy-Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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