What’s the difference between a newspaper publisher and a college football head coach? You can shame the publisher.
Filed under Media Punditry/Foibles, The Evil Genius
The President of the University of Gamecocks is afraid Spurrier will fire him.
And of course, how do the Gamecock fans spin it?
Steve Spurrier – He adds to his reputation of a power in the college football coaching ranks by showing that he doesn’t have to bow to anyone in his world. It is part of who Spurrier is, he like to jab, he likes to joust, but he likes to win more. No matter how you slice it , he looks like the personal winner in this situation.””I’m not taking it anymore,”If that’s part of the job, I can head to the beach. ”
The State Paper- Even if Morris was 100% in the wrong here, the State letting RM’s removal occur this way absolutely harms their standing as a non-biased source for current events, news , and opinion. It loses as an outspoken proponent of free speech. And it looks like , “it’s papers opinions can be bought”. None of that may be the case, but that is the perception out side of the State Newspapers base. i.e “The State’s publisher made his veteran columnist agree in writing that he would never again write about Gamecocks football or talk about the USC program on TV and radio shows.”
There are fan bases that I hate more than USCe, but I dont think any fan base is more consistently delusional
Actually, I think that’s a pretty accurate analysis.
You think the sports world at large sees SOS as a “Winner” in all this?
How did he lose? We already knew he was an asshole.
Asshole….there’s a word that has many, many definitions.
I don’t think anyone win here.
Last I looked, Spurrier’s superfan buddy is still on the paper’s payroll.
You must have a lover and a hater on staff. Keeps things interesting.
Sorry, you lost me there.
When it comes to pleasing the general public, (your readers) via sports news…you have to have a guy who for instance is a DAWG LOVER, but must be objective when covering a GA> GT game. Also, a hater who secretly HATES GEORGIA. This keeps it going…you know food for fodder. Otherwise what we have to blog about. Got it?
I agree with Bluto. To the extent that there is a “winner” in all of this, it has to be VisorHole. He got to throw his weight around, and he surely isn’t embarrassed by his behavior. Regardless, whether you think Visor is the winner or not, you damn sure have to identify the newspaper as the loser. They look horrible in this.
An important piece of the puzzle about why we hate SOS so much…he is shameless. We all know his “we took an ass-whooping” speech last weekend lacked true humility, but was just a psyche job for his players. CMR’s respect for Spurrier is mostly a one way street.
For someone who has enjoyed as much success as he has why he has to have such a dour continence even while golfing is beyond me. Has Spurrier forgotten to smile and enjoy life?
I lol’d at continence. That explains so much.
Check out the 1st comment under the article. Hilariously spot on.
” The proper term is ‘hack,’ and, if you feel the need to be elaborate—as I know many of you writers do—you may go with ‘obsequious ass-kisser.” Yesterday 7:58pm
Spurrier, and a newspaper that depends on Gamecock stories and advertising revenue.
Spurrier just being himself. This is bad Stevie; still a baby.
The newspaper management? “Hey guys, this first amendment and journalistic sanctity is all fine and good, but let’s not get carried away here!”
See this is why I shake my head when people say things like what Kevin Butler said after the game Saturday night. “If you don’t like Steve Spurrier then you don’t really love college football.” Say what? He is the prettiest most insufferable asshole ,in a sport that includes Nick Saban, by a long shot. What is there to like about the man?
Eric, that should be PETTIEST asshole. Wow.
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