When a complicated man meets an uncomplicated fan base

Brace yourself, world – there’s a Bobby Petrino support group, and it’s about what you’d expect.

Arkansas Football: It’s the players running through the A, Hog Hats. It’s more than 70,000 fans calling, “WOO PIG SOOIE!”

Arkansas Football: It’s the State of Arkansas banding together behind one team, and a mascot like no other. Those select few who put on the jersey are, chosen. They wear the colors, they pay the price, and they succeed. They are exceptionable, they are Razorbacks.

Together we stand as tall as the tower of Old Main. Our memories are etched in stone like names on Senior Walk. And our blood flows Razorbacks Red. For 100 years we’ve been Hogwild, and today we continue the tradition.

We are, Arkansas Razorbacks!


I’d ask what tradition they think is being continued here, but I’m afraid I’d laugh too much at the answer.


Filed under Arkansas Is Kind Of A Big Deal

58 responses to “When a complicated man meets an uncomplicated fan base

  1. Spike

    You just might be a redneck if you …

  2. bulldogbry

    Technically, lying and covering up are traditions.

  3. TennesseeDawg

    Arkansas Football: It’s older coaches porking hot subordinates behind their wife’s back and lying to their boss. Arkansas football, a tradition unlike any other.

    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Again. True. but not unique to Arkansas. Rumors had Barry Switzer pretty good at it.

    • Cojones

      TD- Watchit! You could start a sports personality trek and allout race to get to that carrot.

      Remember when the Vet School taught Ole Blue to read and write? That lieing dog had to be put down! Of course, our friend, Jesse from Texas, might want to apply to coach there with that tradition.

  4. Careful Brad

    Maybe Petrino should have just gone there to paint.

  5. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    Don’t their traditions generally involve cousins?

  6. RomanDawg

    “Exceptionable”? Did they bother to check Websters first?

  7. Turd Ferguson

    “They are exceptionable, they are Razorbacks.”

    Indeed, they are.

  8. Just Chuck

    Free copy of the “new and improved” Razorback dictionary to the first 1,000 fans sending a $50.00 contribution to the Coach Petrino Defense fund.

  9. Hogbody Spradlin

    Arkansas most distinguished citizens:

  10. ChicagoDawg

    “there’s a Bobby Petrino support group” …of course there is.

  11. I wanna Red Cup

    How about a Jessica Dorrell support group? Now that is a girl we can all support.

  12. I would rather talk about a more pleasant tradition of winning about BUBBA.

  13. paul

    I don’t believe the AD is even thinking about firing Petrino at this point. They’re trying to figure out how to keep him. Arkansas knew precisely what kind of douche they were hiring when they went after Petrino. They didn’t care then and they don’t care now. They want to win. Period. If they had wanted character and integrity they never would have hired Petrino in the first place. If this didn’t involve other university personnel, they would have already made a statement about how this was an unfortunate but strictly personal issue that in no way involved the school or the program.

  14. Dog in Fla

    “Maybe it’s just me… but I thought the most important issue associated with this situation would be to determine which parody or farked picture would inject the most comedy. As I learned during my military career, all things should be judged based on their potential entertainment value.” by USMA on Apr 9, 2012 http://www.burntorangenation.com/2012/4/9/2935159/pundit-roundup-and-bobby-petrino

    And Irregardless of what any Bobby support group says, these are exceptionable –

  15. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Apparently Arkansas schools teach the “insert comma every time you inhale” rule.

    Arkie will find a way to keep Bobby. He’s stuck in Fayetteville now, at least until he finds a way to win a national championship. If they can weather this, they got the man for the long haul, which can be a good thing only in the tradition of Arkansas football.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      You know, I never thought of that. In a perverse sort of way this actually FAVORS Arkansas. They had to be worried that some other top football school would come after Petrino (for example UT after SOD gets the ax) but now he’s radioactive. They’ve got him for life. Firing him would be crazy–absolutely will not happen.

  16. Comin' Down The Track

    All right, Senator. I have no issue with the usage of irregardless as mockery. I do it to a friend of mine all the time with whom once I debated its validity; but shouldn’t we, at least, demarcate that concept somewhere (i.e. The Lexicon), that is if it becomes a thing, in order to stem the tide of “Georgie’s kiss they sisters in they trailers,” nonsense that would surely follow? You know, so we don’t have to constantinuously explain it…

  17. Bryant Denny

    Any of y’all consider that Petrino may have done this on purpose?

    Think about it…The most popular guy in Arkansas riding a motorcycle…without a helmet…with a 25 year old blonde on the back. No way he gets notice, right?

    After all the jobs that were open last year (Penn State, Ohio State, et al) he may have had all that he could take and decided to use the nuclear option to get fired.

    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Feindishly clever BD, but how could he assure he doesn’t lose his payout by getting fired for cause?

      • Bryant Denny

        That’s the nuclear part of the option. Not sure quite how it works, but if it helps land another job in a couple of years, all is well.

        • Hogbody Spradlin

          Yeah, but there’s a million dollars or so at stake. A million here, a million there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.

  18. Coach Hewitt...

    When you are an offensive genius, you get a job in the NFL… When you get a job in the NFL, you lose games… When you lose games, you take a job at Arkansas… When you live in Arkansas, you get bored… When you get bored, you go looking for strange… When you go looking for strange, you find strange… When you find strange, you take it for a ride on your motorcycle… When you take strange for a ride on your motorcycle, she reaches around and grabs your junk… When she grabs your junk, you wreck your motorcycle… When you wreck your motorcycle, you end up at a press conference in a neck brace… Don’t end up at a press conference in a neck brace…switch from cable and upgrade to DirecTV.

  19. AthensHomerDawg

    The most damaging part, and the part that might lead to his dismissal, is going to be the quid pro quo aspect of this. How did this young woman get a job within the football program, was “something” exchanged?

    And ironically, Petrino is now relying on the loyalty and mercy of his administration to get him through this, two qualities that have been absent from Petrino himself in his career. No loyalty, and ruthless towards people.

  20. Always Someone Else's Fault

    She was in the Arkansas AD department for awhile prior to her move into the football offices. I think the affair goes back awhile, and he just picked her for an open position.

    But even if he wasn’t her direct supervisor, she’s got a whale of a sexual harassment case to make, should she choose to make it. I’m betting she gets paid not to.

    • Always Someone Else's Fault

      meaning not her direct supervisor when the affair started

    • Cojones

      Irregardless, the exceptionable part to this is that he picked her for an open position. That worked well. Now he’s picking her for several open positions. They’ve been colluding and colliding to write an Ark Kama Sutra. It could become the most popular book in Ark literature by overtaking that tome of elegance that now occupies #1 in that state: – “Pissing In the Snow”.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      ‘Scuse me but how does some slut who voluntarily screws a co-worker and wrangles that into a higher paying job qualify for a sexual harassment claim? I’ll defend that case all day long.

      • Always Someone Else's Fault

        The claim has merit because she’s a cog in the machine, and he’s running it – it would make it to trial. The suit has teeth because it would be a PR nightmare, which means Petrino/UA can’t win it either way.

        You’d defend it by settling it, pronto.

  21. Normaltown Mike

    “Everybody Goes Poop” is poised to take that slot in light of this incident.

  22. Cojones

    Motorcycle Driver’ licenses $40

    Harley Hawg $18k

    Insurance $150/mo

    Sex $0

    Look on the face of Ark HC in a neckbrace
    with a face that someone used a grater on
    because he didn’t wear a helmet and in the
    middle of a marital imbroglio Priceless

    • Cojones

      These were across the page from each other, but got crunched next to each other. What happened? Should I have used dots?