40. Ronnie Kaye
My first memory of Ronnie Kaye is from when he anchored the Oklahoma News Report segments on Channel 25 during the 1980s. For some reason, I guess the powers that be thought it would be a good idea to give the kids a quick Oklahoma news update between GI Joe and Transformers. At the time, I remember thinking, “How embarrassing. If I ever contribute to a list of Oklahoma’s Top 100 embarrassments, Ronnie Kaye and this stupid news report is going to be on it. Now where did I put my glass of Tang.”
39. Jim Traber
Over the past three months, we’ve written so much about Jim Traber that we considered leaving him off our list. But really, what type of Oklahoma embarrassments list would it be without Traber? Maybe we should ask Al.
38. Biker Fox
According to some sources, Biker Fox is allegedly a real person. If he is a real, mentally disturbed person, then he’s not an embarrassment. But after looking at his website, it’s still hard for me to believe that Biker Fox is not the work of some down-and-out actor looking to get some fame or notoriety in any way possible. And after looking at this page, maybe he is kind of succeeding.
37. Steve Largent
Some people would think Steve Largent made this list because her got “angry” with a Channel 25 reporter when questioned about the 9/11 statement he made while hunting in some remote area far away from civilization. This is not true. We are still pissed off the Steve Largent inspired an entire generation of slow, chubby white kids to think they had what it took to be a wide receiver on their little league team.
35. Harland Stonecipher
Ada mega-millionaire Harland Stonecipher is the founder and CEO of PrePaid Legal Services. PrePaid Legal is a company that sells “legal insurance” through a gimmicky multi-level marketing scheme. So if you ever show up to a friends house for “dinner”, and by the end of the night find yourself begrudgingly listing the names of three friends and then their three friends, blame the Harland Stoneciphers’ of the world.
34. Oral Roberts
In 1987, during a fund raising drive, Roberts announced to a television audience that unless he raised $8 million that God would “call him home.” At least his first name is Oral.
33. Sooners (actual)
As Oklahoman’s, we all know that the Sooners were the people that jumped the gun in the land run. That pretty much means that the first true Oklahomans were cheaters and thieves. If that’s not embarrassing enough, the State’s University goes off an makes these people the school’s mascot. Fortunately, most people from outside Oklahoma think that a Sooner is a either a covered wagon or a paid collegiate football athlete .
32. Richard Dumas
Know what’s bad? Richard Dumas is a former Tulsa native and Oklahoma State Basketball player that had a potentially stellar NBA career cut short by drug abuse. Know what’s worse? Dumas isn’t the highest ranked former Oklahoma State Basketball player on this list!
31. Jason White*
Sure, he won a Heisman Trophy, but he seemed to choke in the Sooners biggest games. Then he ‘retired’ from professional football after showing up at training camp for a few weeks. And now he’s the biggest OU autograph whore this side of Billy Sims. How dare you, Jason White!
*Clark Matthews, our resident OSU fan, demanded that Jason White appear as an Oklahoma embarrassment.
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