Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy and his mullet are pictured before the school's Spring Game in April. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has continued to cause a stir while sticking with his old-school mullet.
The style, most popular in the 1980s and 1990s, features short sides and flowing locks in back. This is Gundy's second season with the look, and it has been a windfall -- or waterfall -- for all involved. He has said it is worth millions because of the attention it has brought the school. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield once called it "ferocious" in an interview with The Oklahoman. The hair has even inspired t-shirts.
Online retailer Fanatics is now selling an Oklahoma State licensed Mike Gundy mullet shirt pic.twitter.com/M8fAqEDNdO
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 7, 2016
Now that he's proven he's in it for the long haul, the questions go to another level. How does his version stack up against the all-time great mullet wearers? We'll take a look at some of the best ones from days gone by, and you can judge for yourself.
Not everyone can rock a mullet, but those who have done it well will never be forgotten. An outlandish personality has tended to go with the style -- former Oklahoma football star Brian Bosworth and Major League home-run king Jose Canseco are among the biggest names and personalities to have embraced it. Pitcher Mitch Williams was known as “Wild Thing,” and his business in the front, party in the back hair matched the nickname. Pitcher Randy Johnson's big hairstyle was a perfect match for his big arm.
Former NHL coach Barry Melrose has continued to don the look over the years, and Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has been known to sport one during the playoffs.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) May 4, 2013
In no particular order, here's a look at some of the best and most memorable sports mullets of all time.
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