“You let me worry about the uniforms.”

Has it ever occurred to anyone how similar the search for sponsors for lower-tier bowls (h/t Team Speed Kills) must be to Morris Buttermaker’s task in The Bad News Bears?

Their money spends as well as anyone's.

How are the uniforms
coming along?

   
                   
What?

   
                   
The uniforms.
Your team uniforms.

   
                   
Buttermaker,
you better get on the ball.

   
                   
The best colors have been taken:
Green and white, blue and white...

   
                   
red and white, maroon and white,
white and maroon.

   
                   
Uniforms?

   
                   
Hey, Whitewood.
What's this crap about uniforms?

   
                   
What do you mean crap?
I've been meaning to ask...

   
                   
You're paying me to coach.

   
                   
You told me I'd be coaching kids
just a couple of hours a day.

   
                   
I've got a lot of pools to clean.
I can't be out looking for uniforms.

   
                   
Will you be quiet
for a minute?

   
                   
You've been hired
as a manager, right?

   
                   
One of the responsibilities
of being a manager...

   
                   
is to get a sponsor
and to get uniforms.

   
                   
- You didn't tell me that.
- I'm telling you now.

   
                   
It's easy. You go to different
businesses and talk to the guys.

   
                   
They all like baseball.

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11 responses to ““You let me worry about the uniforms.”

  1. Joe B.

    I still cannot figure out what Advocare is.

    It appears to be an Amway-esque pyramid thing.

    Anyone got a clue?

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  2. BenG

    Advocare is an MLM company. Looks like the Aggies figured out what V100 is a couple of days ago.

    What Is The Advocare V100?

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  3. Normaltown Mike

    These are some great Athens ventures that we could partner up with:

    “Aaron Bonding – Where its always spring time”

    “Roadhouse – A cut above your average dive”

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  4. Dog in Fla

    Advocare may or may not be Amway or something like it but Amway is the first to get to sponsor NBA practice jerseys on the Orlando Magic but that’s probably because of the Amway family connected ownership of the team…

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/10/21/sports/s140118D67.DTL

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  5. Dawg N Suds

    “Gresham’s Disco and Auto Body Shop – We play all the latest.”

    “Weaver D’s Fine Foods – Automatic for the People.”

    “The Varsity – No Food Over 12 Hours Old.”

    “WUOG 90.5 – The Last One Left.”

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  6. Turd Ferguson

    Speaking of uniforms …

    http://blogs.ajc.com/junkyard-blawg/2009/12/10/robinson-players-in-control-in-athens/?cxntfid=blogs_junkyard_blawg

    I’d especially like to hear the Senator’s thoughts.

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    • Well, I respect the hell out of Rex, but I have to admit I’m always a little bit uncomfortable reading “I’m not gonna get into details” posts like that.

      That being said, I think Hale’s take on Rex’ post is accurate. It also lines up with a theme that I’ve repeated more than once here at GTP.

      I’ve said all season that any fans who are expecting a quick fix with new coaches without other changes are going to be disappointed. Winning is a culture that is created within a program. Listen to Nick Saban or Urban Meyer talk about how they’ve done that. It’s not their yelling and screaming or ruling with an iron fist. It’s their unwavering insistence that players buy in and adhere to their philosophy — an insistence that is backed up with consequences. That’s the culture that must exist in a winning locker room.

      I think somewhere along the line the players stopped buying into completely what the coaches were pushing and the coaches lost faith in what the players were capable of putting out on the field – a crisis of confidence. Whether that rises to the level of “strife”, as Rex refers to it, I’m not sure. But I can see how it would lead to the perception that the inmates are running the asylum.

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      • Normaltown Mike

        When comparing early Richt years to the more recent, I’ve wondered if the coaching staff was much harder on Donnan’s players, since they had no personal relationships with them. This would foster a true meritocracy where better performance is rewarded. Willie appears to be the case in point on playing experience at the expense of talent (see Evans vs. Rambo).

        I suspect human nature creeps into the coaches hearts after the numerous in-house visits w/ Grandma, Uncle Rance, Aunt Edna, etc. that are involved in recruiting a kid over several yrs. Plus the guys that have been on campus longer have more face time where they get to know them. Obviously, coaches don’t always see things objectively.

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