Oklahoma State Athletics posted a photo on Twitter Wednesday afternoon of “1945 National Champions” being added behind the west end zone and the reactions were on the higher end of the entertainment scale.
The Cowboys were awarded the title last fall by the American Football Coaches Association in response to multiple requests that the AFCA established a panel of national championship coaches to retroactively select Coaches’ Trophy winners from 1922 (when the AFCA was founded) up to 1949 (the year before the Coaches’ Poll was first published). OSU submitted information to the AFCA and after a review was completed the panel awarded the title.
— Oklahoma State (@OSUAthletics) August 16, 2017
While many look at it as just being a “paper title” the accomplishment is still a great way to honor to a team that went 9-0 and featured seven veterans of World War II. Still though, there are several who are not pleased with the amount of enthusiasm involved as it makes the Pokes an easy target for ribbing from their in-state rivals and other Big 12 programs as well. Below is the best of what Twitter had to offer following the Tweet from the O-State athletic department.
— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) August 16, 2017
— Joe Buettner (@ByJoeBuettner) August 16, 2017
Why don’t we just put “Slaughtered OU once in 2011”
— nathan westbrook (@cowboyhog) August 16, 2017
Didn't we give Aggies crap for doing stuff like this???
— LadyOKStateFan (@crena06) August 16, 2017
This is embarrassing
— Jacob Russell (@JacobBRussell) August 16, 2017
— Jacob Holly (@ArmyOline68) August 16, 2017
"AFCA Retroactively Awarded" not the same thing when one is awarded that year and one is awarded b/c OSU applied for it 70 years later.
— Ben Becker (@benjbecker) August 16, 2017
Poke fans make it too easy to be made fun of. You actually try to look like losers.
— Flintridge (@ouadam918_adam) August 16, 2017
Please, Please take this down. We already can't stand UO fans as they are. Quit giving them more ammo.
— Tyler Scott Coble (@CobleTyler) August 16, 2017
— Andrew Hewlett (@HewlettAndrew) August 16, 2017
— Kasey Moody (@KaseyMoody) August 16, 2017
— Black & Gold Guru (@BlackGoldGuru) August 16, 2017
— EstebanDeEspañaElReyDeLasNievasElPrimeroDeSuCasa (@TheWontonNupe) August 16, 2017
— Timmy Traber (@TimTraber) August 16, 2017
That's embarrassing pic.twitter.com/XmgQz97zR7
— OUfan4life (@ejhutton2003) August 16, 2017
— Micha Chitwood (@MichadawN) August 16, 2017
When's the parade? pic.twitter.com/woqU3F9yv0
— Mark Fried (@MarkCFried) August 16, 2017
— vaSooner (@vasooner) August 16, 2017
T Boone said he wanted an Nat Champ before he died. Well……..
— Theodore Ruff (@truff1_ruff) August 16, 2017
— OUSooners1434 (@OUSooners1434) August 16, 2017
— Hombrevendor (@TheMansell_) August 16, 2017
— CajunOkie405 (@CajunOkie318) August 16, 2017
— lifelong Seahawks fan (@RealDAnconia) August 16, 2017