Round 1 of the CRFF All-Time Cowboy Tournament is underway! In Saturday’s match up, #14 seed, Bryant Reeves took out #19 seed, Bob Fenimore. 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 #13: #6 Pete Incaviglia vs. #27 Tony Allen
Pete Incaviglia is the greatest power hitter the NCAA has ever seen. There is almost no argument about that. In 1985, Incaciglia broke NCAA records with 48 homeruns, 143 RBI’s, 285 total bases and a .915 slugging percentage. Incaviglia went on to be a two-time All-American and was drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft. His collegiate baseball career was so dominant, Baseball America voted Incaviglia to be college baseball’s “Player of the Century”. (Fellow Poke, Robin Ventura, voted third.)
We are happy to call the NCAA’s greatest baseball player ever, an Oklahoma State Cowboy.
Kobe’s biggest nightmare. NBA Champion. “First team all-defense!” Oklahoma State Cowboy. Tony Allen is all of these, and more. Allen came to the Cowboys via junior college in ‘02-’03, and made an immediate impact. In his two years in Stillwater, Allen averaged 15.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.9 apg and 2 spg. During Allen’s senior year, he was named Big-12 Player of the Year, and took the Cowboys to the Final 4.
Tony Allen’s professional career has also been very successful, as he made First Team All-Defense three times, and Second Team All-Team Defense twice. He won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 2008, and still continues to be a terror on the defensive end for the Memphis Grizzlies.
He meant to say, “First Team All-Cowboy!”
So, who will you vote for? Are you going to vote for the Baseball Player of the Century, or Kobe’s kryptonite? Vote below and make sure to share the tweet with your friends!
We keep moving right along with our All-TimeCowboy Tourney. Today features Pete Incaviglia vs. Tony Allen.— CRFF (@CowboysRFF) August 15, 2016