Round 1 of the CRFF All-Time Cowboy Tournament has officially started! In yesterday’s matchup, #20 seed, Robin Ventura,advanced past #13 seed, Rashaun Woods. 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 6: #5 Jim Click vs. #28 Dan Bailey
Jim Click, like T. Boone Pickens, may be known more from his business pursuits off the field, than on it. However, his time on the OSU football team was invaluable. Click’s freshman year was in 1963, and he played center and inside linebacker at a whopping 180 lbs. He later became team captain and scholastic All-American. You now can find Click in the Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame.
If you are unfamiliar with Jim Click, it may be because he has garnered many of his accomplishments on the west coast.
From The Evolution of a Cowboy:
Jim has lots of personality, tough physically and tireless work ethic. He owns 15 car dealerships, located both in California and Arizona, and is currently serving as the chairman of the board for the Bank of Tucson. All of these accomplishments have made him one of the most successful business and community leaders in Tucson, Arizona, where he has lived for over 30 years, and is a testament to his resolve to get things done.
There is not a worse feeling in the world as a fan, than having an unreliable kicker in a make-or-break situation. From 2007-2010, Oklahoma State fans did not have this pain. Dan Bailey was one of the most accurate kickers in the NCAA, and now out of college, is most certainly the most accurate kicker in the NFL. While at OSU, Bailey had a 79.2% field goal percentage, and a 99% extra point percentage. During his NFL career, Bailey is working on a 90.6% field goal percentage and a 100% (yes, 100) extra point percentage.
Dan Bailey is a field goal kicking machine, and we are proud to call him a Oklahoma State Cowboy!
Which way are you going to vote? Will you vote for the pride of Tucson, AZ or the most accurate kicker in football? Vote below and share the tweet with your friends!
It's time for the next round our All-Time Cowboy tournament... Jim Click or Dan Bailey?— CRFF (@CowboysRFF) August 6, 2016