Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Mike Gundy stricken with Bieber Fever
By ESPN.com staff
One coincidentally timed phone call has apparently made Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy a "Belieber."
Over the weekend, a video circulated of pop sensation/male bangs enthusiast Justin Bieber on Radio Disney. Then, his phone rang.
"Come after me! I'm a man! I'm 40!" Bieber's phone parroted the infamous rant by Gundy, drawing laughs from the radio host, and an impression of the rant's remainder by Bieber himself.
That was funny enough.
Monday afternoon, Gundy one-upped Bieber.
But then again, he's a boy. He's 16.
In the middle of a news conference, Gundy's phone went off with the chorus from Bieber's big hit, "Baby."
A reporter pointed out that it couldn't be a coincidence.
"I changed mine last night," Gundy said, presumably to support the artist who was blanked at the Grammys, despite being nominated for two awards, including an upset loss in the Best New Artist category. "I figured if he was going to use my ringtone that I should certainly use his ringtone."
Gundy's straight face throughout the line of questioning was impressive, and he simply replied "I am now" when asked if he was Bieber fan.
Gundy also joked he'd like to see the pop star at a Cowboys game and would like him to purchase a suite at Boone Pickens Stadium.
"I would prefer that he come and sing and perform a concert here, and buy a suite," Gundy said. "We still have some available."
Surely the video in which Bo Pelini admits he's a Willow Smith fan is only days away, right?