Envy and jealousy: lack of institutional control edition

I haven’t had anything to say about the latest black eye to the Tennessee athletic program, for a couple of reasons.  First, it had nothing to do with Junior’s gig.  Second, I knew somebody would express my sentiments in a better way than I could.

Enter cocknfire.

Tennessee Athletics Director Mike Hamilton is still trying to decide what to do with the latest band of armed Vols: Basketball players Tyler Smith, Melvin Goins, Cameron Tatum and Brian Williams.

“My first reaction was anger, real anger,” Hamilton said. “But I’ve learned that you should always try not to make an immediate decision on emotion.” …

Coming less than two months after a gun-related incident involving UT football players, Hamilton is concerned about public perception.

“This is not an indication,” he said, “of what the lion’s share of our student-athletes are about.”

The University of Tennessee: Where only some of our athletes are armed and dangerous.

Very well-played, sir.

It’s too bad there’s no AD of the Year award, because nobody has had a year remotely approaching Hamilton’s.


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3 responses to “Envy and jealousy: lack of institutional control edition

  1. Chuck

    Hell, the ‘lion’s share’ of inmates in any given prison rally aren’t guilty, either. 😉


  2. Dog in Fla

    Mike’s 1st Busy Monday Morning of 2010:

    As diversionary tactic, Hamilton issues executive order that based on public perception, ‘Rocky Top’ theme song be replaced by ‘By Hook or By Crook’…

    Then Hamilton serenades himself about how his private perception whenever he thinks about Bruce and Lane…

    Then Hamilton serenades Bruce and Lane on how Hamilton feels about little things such as secondary violations, pellet guns, Priuses, travelling hostess squads, and reefer and weapons charges, Go Vol!…