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OU’s Sherri Coale….no need to apologize…..Vanilla is not racial, it is simple……

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Vanilla:  having no special or extra features; ordinary or standard

Sherri Coale (Enidnews.com)

I have waited a few days to let the Sherri Coale storm calm down.  As of newspaper articles, the women’s basketball coach at Oklahoma has been under fire by her former players.  She has been accused of racial comments directed at players that have caused the problem. 



In a apology, Coale said she was sorry about any comments she might have made to the players as their coach. The University is still looking into the issue and is currently not a closed one with her and what she might have said.




I will not get into the specific comments but I will say that they border on two things. One, the WOKENESS of today’s society, and two, the stupidity of not understanding the word “vanilla” as used in context by Coale with those players that are working “hard as hell” to pin a shitty label on their former coach.  Yes, there seems to be hard feelings with Coale and those players, but it is what it is.  If it was so bad five years ago when they played for their coach, why wait for years to bring up the shit? 



Admitting that I have said that Coale should look elsewhere to coach, now is the time to move on for her.  She would be hired in a damn New York minute at a big time school if she did.  A Hall-of-Fame leader of women’s basketball, a new start at another major college would do her good and re-charge her battery.  After many years at OU a move would be good for her and also for OU. 



As for the charges of inappropriate comments she might have made to the players, that all bull crap in my opinion.  Coale is old-school, gaining her coaching philosophy from longtime Oklahoma Christian men’s head coach Ken Hays. Knowing her coaching style, she would be the last coach that would say racial things to her players.  The use of the race card in this case is just lame.



That is how I see it sports fans.


Feature photo credit:  SI.COM


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.

9 Responses to “OU’s Sherri Coale….no need to apologize…..Vanilla is not racial, it is simple……”

  1. September 3, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I am a card carrying liberal Democrat graduate of OU BA Undergrad and Law. Anecdotal hurt feelings reported must always be weighed with a huge grain of salt and some cross examination. This happens. Sherry seems to be handling it well. The Me Too effect appears to be in style, if ever it was not.

    • September 4, 2020 at 8:41 am

      Thomas, thank you for reading my blog.

    • Joseph Jarvis
      September 5, 2020 at 9:14 am

      Sherri Coale is not the least bit racist. The BLM movement is now completely off the rails. Turning spoiled little children into crybabies. When will folks start pushing back instead of caving into the groundless pressure. Omg my feelings were hurt. Really so what whose hasn’t.

      • Jerry Johnson
        September 9, 2020 at 10:13 pm

        I totally agree with you. Give some people an inch and they expect a mile. Past time for all this “BS” to stop and let the people who really are athletes and main desire is to play sports play.

        • September 10, 2020 at 12:36 am

          Thank you for reading my blog.

  2. Jerry Argo
    September 4, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    The radio station in Tulsa that carries your daily rant?

    • September 4, 2020 at 6:24 pm

      Can you re-state your question? I do not know what you are asking.

  3. Michael
    September 10, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Well stated. I notice that some other big-time players are remaining silent. Are they onboard with what their teammates are saying or are they caught in the crossfire of right/wrong, black/white and feel that if they spoke out against the criticism and spoke up for Sherri that they would be alienated?

    • September 10, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Agreed Michael. It is never wrong to bring concerning issues to the table but the timing in doing so tells me how really important they are, in my opinion. Thank you for reading my stuff…..

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