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Sooner Nation shows ugly side toward Mike Stoops after loss to Cyclones……

Oklahoma’s home loss to Iowa State 38-31, in a game dominated by the visitors after they fell behind to the Sooners 14-0 in the first quarter, has brought out the stinking ugly in the supporters of the program.


The universal theme is the want by this so-called “we have your back” fan base is “fire” Mike Stoops. Coach Mike is the defensive coordinator at OU and the brother of former legendary head coach Bob Stoops.  New head man for OU, Lincoln Riley retained Mike Stoops in his transition to the lead position this year.


The history of Mike Stoops as the leader of the defense has been good at times, with a National Championship in his brothers second year in Norman back in 2000, but his tenure has been spotty since his return to the Sooner program after a five year stint as the head man at Arizona in the PAC-12.


With today’s loss to the Cyclones, the heat is on to get Mike Stoops fired, the “sooner” the better.  The internet is currently burning up on this move, the word on the streets of Soonerland is this man must go, and OU will never reach the highest echelon of a great defense with Coach Mike running the show.  It could be considered brutal, but that would be an understatement.



Some of the comments that I have heard today:


“Thanks Mike for another great defensive stand. 3rd and 12 on the 2 and they score…. pathetic.


“We all know our D is trash because of one weak…. mike stoops”


“I would fire him today!!! ( Mike Stoops) Third string quarterback and I saw one blitz!!!!”

I think you get my point.  I will not bother you with the comments that were filled with curse words toward Coach Mike Stoops.

AP Photos for feature and secondary.

I was in the stands in 1975 when this fan base of seventy-five thousand booed the Sooners for losing to Kansas after winning 28 straight. That day, for me, it was not the loss by the defending National Champions, a team that would recover and win another title at the end of that season.  It was the disgusting attitude of the Sooner fans that reared it’s monster hate today, in spades.

NORMAN, OK – OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners is hit by linebacker Marcel Spears Jr. #42 of the Iowa State Cyclones at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

When OU gets beat, and they were taken-to-the-cleaners today, I do not boo my team or act disrespectfully toward players or coaches.  I respect them win or lose.  And most importantly, I respect the opponent that defeated my Sooners.  They deserve that respect.  Sports fans, it has to be that way.

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.

3 Responses to “Sooner Nation shows ugly side toward Mike Stoops after loss to Cyclones……”

  1. Tom
    October 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I can feel the hate coming, once this is said.
    The fans are why I am not an OU fan. Maybe OSU doesn’t fill their stadium often, but at least they don’t start looking for blood if things don’t go right, in a game.
    When a national championship is expected every year, it creates an incredible amount of pressure on young men who are supposed to be “students.”
    It college football. Bad games happen.

  2. Coach Grandpa
    November 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    The National Championship came in Stoops second year.

    • November 16, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      appreciated Coach. I do not have an editor and I am not perfect. Please feel free to let me know at anytime you might see something like you saw in this article. If you can, where did you find my blog? A group? Just wondering. Thank you again….

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