Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy and The 10 Best Head Coach Tirades

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Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy and The 10 Best Head Coach Tirades
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As the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Arizona Wildcats prepare for Wednesday's Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, the surest place to expect fireworks may not be on the field, but in the media room. There, throughout the next few days, will be Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, who famously said, "I'm a man!"

The circumstances surrounding Gundy's tirade against a local newspaper that day over three years ago made him a hero to some and a laughingstock to others, but make no mistake, that outburst put Gundy's program squarely on the map, even in relatively down years when they might otherwise have fallen deep into the shadows of Oklahoma and Texas. The Cowboys should cruise to victory, so barring a too-adventurous columnist, Gundy will have little fuel for his fire this week.

Still, the rant is his calling card, the flashpoint moment that will remain a part of his legacy long after he retires. Where does Gundy rank among the all-time greatest coaching meltdowns? Actually, he is not even all that high. Read on, because this should be fun: These are the top 10 rants, rails and redresses ever by the leaders of sporting men.

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