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August 7th, 2013 11:34 PM
Barry Switzer Rescues Dog
The King saves the day for a poor trapped dog inside a car from the sweltering Oklahoma heat. Well done, Coach.
August 7th, 2013 11:55 PM
August 8th, 2013 05:51 AM
I remember seeing a commercial years ago when he was still head coach admonishing mouth-breathers not to let their dog ride in the back of a pick-up truck.
August 8th, 2013 07:03 AM
The King loves the good puppy dog!
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August 8th, 2013 08:31 AM
I was afraid he had busted a car window to save the dog!
August 8th, 2013 09:01 AM
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August 8th, 2013 12:32 PM
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Switzer's new dog...
August 8th, 2013 01:24 PM
Barry is a good guy, I know this for a fact. Maybe I'll share the story again someday.
August 8th, 2013 01:27 PM
What kind of owners sell their dog on the spot?
Former Dallas Cowboys coach rescues Rottweiler from hot car
NORMAN, Oklahoma (KFOR) – Former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer has a new best friend after rescuing a dog from a hot car earlier this week.
Switzer said he saw the dog in the vehicle, which had the windows down, but still felt bad for the pup.
He took “Sassy” from the vehicle, found the owners and bought the dog from them on the spot.
Then he took her to a vet for a complete check up.
“I told the doc. I want rabies shots, check for worms, everything,” Switzer said. “They even clipped the toenails so it was a pedicure for her. She went to the spa.”
Switzer took the Rottweiler home to meet his four-legged crew.
He is now calling the pup “Stella” while he hand-picks the new owners.
“I want some loving family who loves dogs and cares about dogs like I do to be able to have her,” Switzer said.
This little guy and Switzer’s German Shepherd, “Sieger” seem to be getting along just fine.
August 8th, 2013 01:54 PM
Weird that this just happened. My parents, yes OU grad, are at OSU right now with their little Maltese getting him surgery for the air bubbles in his lungs. One popped the other day and the poor guy was gasping for air.
August 8th, 2013 04:30 PM
The type of people that buy Rottweilers and Pit Bulls in the first place.
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August 8th, 2013 04:47 PM
Nothing wrong with Rottweilers.
August 8th, 2013 04:48 PM
August 8th, 2013 04:49 PM
Wouldn't blame him and he probably would have if he had needed too.
August 8th, 2013 05:23 PM
We've been fortunate that as fans, our "name" coaches have been really good guys despite the crap our rivals say about them. I've always liked Switzer and Stoops when I've met them at fan functions and whatnot. Bob sat at our table at the Tulsa Caravan a few years ago and chatted with us about our respective jobs of all things until Joe C. got up and started speaking at the podium. Barry I've met a couple of times and he's been exactly like you see him on TV each time. I've seen him outside of the Cotton Bowl a few times rounding up his guests for OU/TX. My favorite quotes from them to me--
Bob: "What'd you do to your hand?"
Me: "I broke it... being stupid."
Bob: (laughs) "What did you do?"
Me: "Rather not say..."
Bob: "I guarantee you it's not as stupid as I've seen when some of my guys have broken their hands."
Me: "Violent high-fives?"
Bob: "Sure... we'll call it that."
Me: (talking to one of my friends outside Memorial Stadium with Barry right next to us) "I don't know... some idiot in one of those orange vests."
Barry: "I suppose if you want to look like a damned idiot, orange is a good color to do it in."
August 8th, 2013 08:34 PM
August 8th, 2013 10:46 PM
You didn't know the King is a persuasive mofo?
He probably also left with a signed letter of intent and two pans of cracklin bread.
August 9th, 2013 01:51 AM
My father flew with my nephews back to OKC and they ended up sitting right next to him on the leg from Dallas. They couldn't believe how personable he was to them. He spoke with them the whole flight and added a wink / pat on back at end.
August 9th, 2013 02:03 AM
He's a great guy. My father has a good friend who is tight with Switzer. So occasionally my dad will get taken along to the King's parties when he comes up for games. After the A&M game in 2009, me and my wife were about to head back to I-35 when my dad calls and said his friend talked to Switzer and it was fine if we stopped by. All of the greats were there: Joe Washington, Billy Sims, Boz, Greg Pruitt, Spencer Tillman, etc. It was awesome. I introduced myself to him and we had about a 20-30 minute conversation about OU football and other stuff. It was cool of him to stray away from his former players and other close friends to chat with an "Average Joe" like myself.
Originally Posted by Palmbeachsooner
August 9th, 2013 02:27 AM
That is so awesome. I'm always so impressed with celebs that don't forget where they came from and are personable. I happen to know Bill Parcells as he lives near me in the winter and I see him just about every day. Same type personality. I've noticed that they are much more relaxed around you when you just treat them like anyone else.
August 9th, 2013 02:30 AM
BTW, that must have been some kind of party!
August 9th, 2013 06:27 AM
The real scary thing is that if you saw Switzer again five years from now he is likely to remember talking to you at that party.
August 9th, 2013 03:52 PM
It was pretty cool. Mind you, the A&M game was at night and it didn't end until like 11:00 so by the time we got to the King's house it was close to midnight and he was pretty drunk! I also had a pretty long conversation with Lil Joe. He's just like Switzer, very sociable and a super nice guy. And Yuck Fu, I did happen to run into Barry at a gas station in Norman back in the spring of 2011. He said he remembers because that was apparently the last time that many of his former players were over at his house all together.
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