Baker Mayfield Got Into A Screaming Match With Drunk Buckeyes' Fans Before Sending Them Home Disappointed
Yahoo- According to ESPN's "Freddie and Fitz" the monstrous second half was motivated by some drunk, trash-talking Ohio State fans who finally got into Mayfield's head.
On Tuesday, Ian Fitzsimmons said that at the start of the second half, Mayfield lost it with the fans and told them he was going to lead Oklahoma to a comeback.
"There were a group of Buckeye fans that were beyond over-served," Fitzsimmons said, adding, "these guys are just wearing [Mayfield] out."
He continued: "[Mayfield] turns around and goes 'Get ready, I'm about to hang six on you bleeping bleepers.' He goes, leads them right down the field. Score's tied at 10 and he goes right to the bench, stands up on the bench, and just lets the Buckeyes fans behind him that were giving to Baker, he turns at them and says, 'You like that one? I got three or four more that's coming up. Get ready.'"
Mayfield then continued to throw two more touchdowns and the Sooners took the 31-16 victory.
Incredible. Just simply incredible. There will undoubtedly be some overly critical, tight sphincter'd executives that think this type of behavior is unprofessional. Luckily for Baker Mayfield, the refusal of those executives to pay him even one crimson cent of the billions of dollars he helps them earn officially makes him something slightly less than a professional!
It's generally frowned upon to start slinging expletives in the direction of paying customers, but what tends to be lost on those that discuss college football is that the participants are...::audible gasp::...just college kids. I suppose you can frame it in a variety of ways, but a starting quarterback going full-Bruno Mars and pulling a "don't believe me, just watch" on opposing fans is really just one 22 year old giving well deserved hell to a group of his belligerently drunk peers. As someone who was once a barely legal loudmouth, I can't - in good conscience - criticize a kid for refusing to take some shit talk in silence as long as he makes sure he backs it up.
Now, if he didn't use that venom to fuel his team's victory then it would be fair to discuss whether or not Oklahoma's early Heisman candidate should have been more focused on football. However, once he channels that hate in the production of a human highlight reel it becomes pretty tough to argue that he's stepping out of bounds by jawing at jackasses from the sidelines. In fact, this little anecdote makes me even more happy that the decided to add insult to injury with the Sooners flag, even if most of those who it was directed at were too busy puking on their shoes outside of the stadium.