“What the hell were you thinking?”

Tennessee donors start asking the question the rest of us have wondered about for two years.

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9 responses to ““What the hell were you thinking?”

  1. Go Dawgs!

    I think it’s remarkable that there was only one “(sic)” required in an article with such extensive quotation of University of Tennessee athletic boosters.

    It’s also fairly remarkable that so many boosters were so ardent in their support of Bruce Pearl after he admitted not just cheating, but also lying about it repeatedly. With NCAA sanctions coming to the program, to go right along with possible sanctions for the football program, you’d think they’d at least want basketball to clean up its act, if for no other reason than to build a little good will to spare the football team. Oh well, not at UT!

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      UT fans don’t care about running a clean program. Actually, they want their coaches to cheat.

    • Normaltown Mike

      RE: “… there will be a detrimental affects (sic) to the UTAD financially.”

      Well said, I was thinking that (perhaps) the e-mail author did in fact mean “affect” as in the “damn the torpedoes” affect that UT has pursued under Hamilton being replaced with a “gelded-NCAA-compliant” affect that may come if UT canned Pearl for his, cough cough, “incident”.

    • Dog in Fla

      “fairly remarkable that so many boosters were so ardent in their support of Bruce Pearl after he admitted not just cheating, but also lying about it repeatedly.” Those who thought of Bruce as a blowtorch, rather than a candle, in the wind. It was BBQ, wtf?

  2. Dog in Fla

    GWOM (Global War on Mike), “Chock Full O’Electronic Mail Nuts”
    Green Zone, Knoxville
    0948, 18 April 2011

    On March 20, the day before Pearl was notified of his dismissal, one donor told UT President Joe DiPietro to “call off your little (fellow) attack gator, Cheek. What are you AgHeads thinking???”

    The AgHeads were just starting to rotate the crops?

    “Referring to the honorary degree presented to former Vice President Al Gore in May 2010, the donor stated, “I have already cut my annual donation back after that gaffe and will slice it to the bone if Pearl is discharged.”

    Al Gore invented crop rotation.

    Hamilton replied shortly after: “I’m going to stand for the truth and if some want me out because of that, I can sleep at night. Lift me up in prayer when you can.”

    Mike invents stand-up and levitation.

    One email, from a donor….“I would love to be president for just a day. I’d fire that self-promoting inept AD, promote Pat Summitt, then you could have your job back.”

    Donor invents blitzkrieg solution which would greatly distress 11 of 12 SEC teams.

  3. Zdawg

    I pray Pat Summitt does not become AD. That would provide more competence and respectability than UT deserves.

  4. TennesseeDawg

    I didn’t know I was an “Aghead” since my B.S. is in Agriculture. lol