Round 1 of the CRFF All-Time Cowboy Tournament is underway! In yesterday’s matchup, #3 seed, Mike Gundy overpowered #30 seed, Russell Okung. If you don’t already know about this tournament we are holding, check out the Tournament introductory blog! We have seeded 30 of the best to ever wear the orange and black.
What is an “All-Time Cowboy,” exactly? Whatever you think it is. This is not a “who’s better?” contest, this is a tournament for the fans. Who did you idolize growing up as a Pokes fan? Who is constantly representing our beloved University, even past their college days? Who would you most want to sit down next to at the Penny, and drink a limey with? These are the types of questions you should be asking yourself while voting. This is for you guys!
Round 1 / Match #12: #14 Bryant Reeves vs. #19 Bob Fenimore
Welp, I just deleted a 3 paragraph long rant about how we haven’t had a dominant center in one bajillion years. Consider yourself lucky. I understand that a quality center is one of the hardest players to find, but Ford recruiting a bunch of 6’9 220lb players and thinking someone would pan out is ridiculous. Don’t get started again, Austin... Okay. Anyways, let’s talk about one of the most dominant big men in Oklahoma State basketball history, Bryant “Big Country” Reeves.
Reeves had an incredible career at Oklahoma State, where in his last three seasons, he averaged 20.6 ppg, 9.7 rebs, 1.2 ast and 1.6 blocks. He was a 2-time Big 8 Player of the Year winner and took his Cowboys to the Final Four in ‘94-’95.
After his career at OSU, he was a first round draft pick by the Vancouver Grizzlies. He had a short, yet successful, career with the Grizzlies. Reeves retired after having a few injuries caused by...being a giant human. Basketball is a tough sport to play at 280 lbs. We love you, Big Country!
Bob Fenimore, or the “Blonde Bomber”, as some know him, took college football by storm back when OSU was Oklahoma A&M. During his sophomore (‘44) and junior (‘45) seasons, he led the nation in total offense and carried OK A&M to a 8-1 and 9-0 record (the only undefeated season in school history).
Fenimore was drafted by the Bears, only to return back to his home state a season later. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972. Fenimore was a huge OSU supporter until his passing in 2010.
So, who are you going to vote for? Is this the battle of the best nicknames in OSU history? Big Country, or the Blond Bomber? Vote below and share the tweet with all your friends!
Today's All-Time Cowboy matchup is between "Big Country" and "the Blonde Bomber". Who you got?— CRFF (@CowboysRFF) August 13, 2016