Mike Gundy - I'm a Man!
There are many great monologues that manage to stand the test of time and manage to seep into the consciousness of even the newest generations.
Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting, Robert Duvall and his love of napalm, and of course Coach Mike Gundy in his blockbuster classic 'I am a man, i'm 40!'
After a victory - bizarrely - Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy comes out in support of his player who has been the subject of a large piece in the local media critical of his play.
Jenni Carlson of The Oklahoman wrote the original article discussing Bobby Reid, the former starting quarterback, and reasons why he might have been demoted to second-string. None of the staff had explained why Reid had been dropped, so Carlson speculated saying Reid wasn't "strong enough" or that the other QB was threatening to transfer if he didn't play.
Well, Gundy didn't appreciate the article which he saw as bashing "an upstanding young man who hasn't done anything wrong. A fine young amateur athlete."
Gundy wanted the press to attack him and not his players, and boy did he give them the ammunition to do it.
Gundy told the reporters "Come after me! I'm a man! I'm 40!"
Well done Mike, well done. The Oscar nominations are in the post.