So they're making a movie about Oklahoma Sooners titan Barry Switzer. They're gonna need somebody to play the man himself. The Internet has a list of recommendations, all of which are excellent, but I think we all know the correct answer.
Let's hear out some fine picks, and then let's take a look at the only man worthy of portraying Barry Switzer:
Who will play Barry Switzer? I say shave Paul Giamatti's head and permanently implant a plug of Beechnut in his cheek.— Eli Cash (@runthedive) March 9, 2012
@runthedive Jeff Bridges, easily.— Voodoo 5 (@usfvoodoo5) March 9, 2012
@JasonKirkSBN who plays Barry switzer? I say Matthew mcconaghey— Charley Beans (@freehawk) March 9, 2012
@johnehoover Jon Voight is a perfect Switzer— John Liehr (@jliehr) March 9, 2012
@johnehoover They making a Switzer movie, that would be awesome.Josh Brolin would be my pick— Jay Burnettt (@BoomerSoonerJay) March 9, 2012
@johnehoover Jon Hamm, the guy who plays Don Draper. If he were still alive, Heath Ledger would be a perfect young Switzer. Seriously.— Brandon Carter (@bscarter) March 9, 2012
Fine suggestions all! But our own Gobbler Country, a Virginia Tech man and actual Oklahoman, weighs in with the proper response:
Re: Switzer Movie, just let The King play himself.— Gobbler Country (@gobblercountry) March 9, 2012
Don't think he can do it? He's a highly accomplished actor, and here's the proof. Watch as Switzer sells the most ridiculously gruesome moment in football movie history like it's nothing:
Just go ahead and start vacuum-fitting those Oscar acceptance pants and let's get this moving.
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